A solid game with brutal, tactical finish. If white plays then the game goes on… but …. white blunders: Black has one move that wins on the spot … and only one… he fails to save his queen, but bails properly: He takes the knight and the rook for the queen. The game winds down […]
No commentary today, but it’ll be here soon. Enjoy the game, if you can. I tried to sync up Leela’s evaluation as the game progresses, but it didn’t turn out too well. I’ll do the commentary when I have a better video to add. Enjoy!
#7 – The word is compensation: please, take my knight! This game features by way of demonstration the powerful idea of compensation by way of initiative. Whenever considering a piece sacrifice, one must always consider what there is to be gained from it, if anything. In this game, which was played in rapid time controls […]
This was a rapid game – 10 minutes for each player – played on chess.com and the first game of Bratya’s to be shared widely and commented upon by high profile players, commentators and YouTube personalities – after Agadmator, the famous Croatian chess YouTuber retweeted it – and the attack with which the game culminates […]
Since taking up the game with renewed seriousness in 2018, Brandon has brought his rating up from 1500 to 2012 and, in that time, has beaten titled players: including a FIDE master; (FM) a Candidate Master (CM), and International Master (IM). This page is dedicated to his most exciting and creative games from the last three years of competitive play.
This was one of my first triple 0 games – that is, 0 inaccuracies, 0 mistakes, and 0 blunders as evaluated on lichess. This was played in a tournament in which I didn’t do so well, finishing 49th out of 387. 3 wins, 3 losses. This was the highlight, though, and a quick beatdown / […]
9 months ago I joined a Lichess rapid tournament for players rated under 1700 in rapid, which I was at the time. Game 1 was over rather quickly, and I had the momentum from the start: Game 2 saw me playing with the black pieces for the second game in a row, so I decided […]
A perfect game – excepting of course the blunder, the knight sacrifice for what I thought would be enough pawns worth of compensation. Thankfully was able to get the draw! I would not beat a titled player, an FM, until months later. https://lichess.org/embed/GdH292AX