Blitz Chess

We all know too well what can happen in blitz (everything!) but sometimes things happen that manage surprise even me (and I’ve seen things!)

From the recent Rabat blitz marathon, here’s the latest gem. White is a 2231-rated player and black is none other but the legendary Loek van Wely. You would expect van Wely to win a rook up in a simple position, right? You’d better take a look yourselves, as what happens next cannot be explained:

That’s blitz chess and why we love it!

Alex Colovic
A professional player, coach and blogger. Grandmaster since 2013.
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