Bullet Chess #286: lichess Bullet Arena

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  1. @4:00 John's 24 th move…….SHOULD have been Be8….leading to a lot of material won. and yes, I got this myself in a minute or so.

  2. Okay I was just reading on Andrew Tangs Wikipedia that you trained him?? Do you mind confirming this?

  3. John I noticed you struggle a tad with mouse accuracy. I wonder if you have "Enhance pointer precision" on in your mouse settings? You might want to experiment with turning that off if it is on. It can cause the mouse pointer to accelerate in an unpredictable way based on how fast you move the mouse, which is not ideal for muscle memory. Linear acceleration is best for mouse accuracy. This was a game changer for me in playing starcraft 2 (a pretty demanding game for mouse accuracy).

  4. A Bonobo playing the Orangutan? Very suspicious!

  5. Hey John love your videos, but can't stand when you make that noise with your teeth sometimes when you think. Please limit that as much as you can ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  6. lot of respect for keeping your content family friendly. gl on your tournament.

  7. Superb tournament. You played so well! Massively entertaining. Take care to load your first two lines of description with key words to increase discoverability.

  8. Your videos are so inspirational! Thanks for doing them!

  9. Hey John – have you ever tried chessboxing? =)

  10. Post the death match games as quickly as possible! Won't be able to watch the stream, have programming classes to take at the time

  11. I love berserkers! I have beaten guys 300 points higher than me when they berserk.

  12. Wow you saw that mate around 19:30 so fast. Pretty good, pretty good dare i say ๐Ÿ˜›

  13. John….Don't you stream live on YOUTUBE anymore?!

  14. You are definitely a GM.
    Just go get the official title.

  15. do you have twitch man? 2nd time im asking

  16. ALL THE BEST JOHN ROUTING FOR YOU..GO AND NAIL IT BROTHER.

  17. that ra3 was painful… well played overall!

  18. At 7:10 in the video, right after John plays 13. Nd2, doesn't 13.e5 by his opponent win material? Am I missing something? Or is this just an error made because it's bullet?

  19. More classical games please ahahah great vidxD

  20. I hated the format of Finegold vs. Williams. I think Simon thought that Finegold and him weren't going to be talking and they'd each be doing their own commentary, which is what I wanted. Otherwise it just turns into a fake feud. ๐Ÿ™

  21. Great stream. One game of this stream almost got me crazy when you did not took free pieces…

    Wish you luck against Laurence…

  22. Saw the death match for straight 3 hours. u smoked it .amazing play across all formats

  23. Was it just me or when you played Ra5 and meant to play Ra4, the rook was actually dropped on a4? Seemed like a glitch.

  24. Hey man I was curious if you have ever made a video about what got you into chess? How did you develop your skills and train? Do you play for a living or just as a side hobby? How many games do you play a day on average? I would love to see a Q&A video. BTW good luck on the Death Match I didn't get a chance to see it live looking forward to watching it. Also thank you so much for all your videos especially the training ones it has really helped me out to improve my game. Your awesome man!

  25. It really is a shame that the death match video against Trent was not rated as PG-13. Children may be watching !

  26. sir can you explain the concept of corresponding squares by averbakh.. like t-method squares method double square method

  27. Any idea where I can watch the replay of the death match

  28. Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy GM Norm Invitational :
    John Bartholomew playing White won his first round match against IM Kassa Korley of Denmark. John got a good advantage in move 19 and his opponent blundered a bishop on move 23. After a few moves his opponent resigned. John is joint No.1 in standings. He needs 5.5/8 in the remaining rounds for his GM Norm.

  29. Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy GM Norm Invitational : John Bartholomew playing Black draw his second round match against GM Alder Escobar of Colombia. The game looks equal until move 33. John gained a slight advantage thereafter and kept than until move 46. But a slightly inaccurate move equaled the position and on move 50 both agreed to a draw. John is joint 1st in the standings. He needs 5/7 in the remaining games for a GM Norm.

  30. Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy GM Norm Invitational : John Bartholomew playing White drew his 3rd round match against GM Angel Arribas Lopez in just 11 moves. This could be one of his quickest draws. He has 2/3 and needs 4.5/6 in his upcoming rounds.

  31. Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy GM Norm Invitational : John Bartholomew playing Black drew his fourth round match with FM Kevin Wang in 23 moves. Thereby he have 2.5/4 and still needs 4/5 to get a GM Norm.

  32. Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy GM Norm Invitational : John Bartholomew playing White won his fifth round match against Young Chess Prodigy IM Pragganandhaa Rameshbabu in 60 moves by resignation. John was in total control of the game. Though the game lasted 60 moves John was in control of the whole game and he was already winning by move 25 just a matter of conversion. With this win John have 3.5/5 and needs 3/4 in his upcoming rounds.

  33. Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy GM Norm Invitational : John Bartholomew playing Black drew his sixth round game against GM Magesh Panchanathan in 34 moves. John had upper hand in the middle game but unfortunately gave back that and agreed to a draw. John leads in the standings with 4/6 needing 2.5/3 for his GM Norm.

  34. Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy GM Norm Invitational : John Bartholomew playing White won his Seventh round match against IM Alexander Kaliksteyn in 28 moves by resignation. His opponent made a huge blunder on move 20 by giving a rook for a pawn thinking that he have some counterplay against White's king. After a couple of moves he resigned and now John keeps his Number 1 position in the table and his quest for his GM Norm. John have 5/7 and needs 1.5/2 in his remaining two games.

  35. Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy GM Norm Invitational : John Bartholomew playig White drew his eighth round match against IM Denis Shmeliov in 24 moves. He have 5.5/8 and stands atop the points table. John need to win his last match against IM David Brodsky who is winless in the tournament and standing last in the table. There is every chance that John would push for a win. Just one more John! One more. Final push.

  36. Charlotte Chess Center and Scholastic Academy GM Norm Invitational : John Bartholomew playing Black drew his ninth round match against IM Denis Brodsky . John finished this tournament very strongly 6/9 and is the sole No.1 in the standings thereby winning the tournament. John missed his 2nd GM Norm by just 0.5 points. John is the one and only undefeated player in the Tournament.

  37. Can you please make more archive videos? I really miss those

  38. Missed a queen trap in that first game! 26.. Bd8.

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