During FIDE World Championship match in New York, the FIDE Online Arena members had the chance to spend one of the free days by participating in 5th FIDE Online Arena GP for 2016.

For this GP I decided to comment a 3 typical bullet/blitz games. Typical, because everyone of us chess players can find in his/her chess database games played in the same style – with a lot of blunders and mistakes.


AIM Reinhard, Ralf-Peter (GER) 1885 - AIM Raghavan, Badrinarayanan (FID) 1654
[A40] 19.Nov.2016, Blitz 1 tournament, 3rd round

1.d4 e5 2.Nf3 e4 3.Nfd2 d5 4.c4 c6 5.Nc3 Be6 6.cxd5 cxd5 7.Nb3 Nf6 8.Bg5 Be7 9.e3 0–0 10.Be2 h6 11.Bh4 Nh7 12.Bxe7 Qxe7 13.Nc5 Nf6 14.Qb3 b6 15.N5a4 Bd7

115 1 16.Nxd5
Better was normal move 16.0–0.
16...Nxd5 17.Qxd5 Bxa4 18.Qxa8
115 2 18...Na6
Black could take a queen with 18...Bc6
19.Qxc6 Nxc6. 19.Qd5
115 3 19...Nb4
After 19...Qb4+ 20.Kf1 Qxb2 black is better.
20.Qc4 Nc2+ 21.Kd2 Nxa1
115 4 22.b3
White miss to take a piece with 22.Qxa4.
22...Nxb3+ 23.axb3 Bd7 24.Rc1 Be6 25.Qa4
115 5 25...Qb7
25...Qh4 with initiative
26.Bc4 Bf5 27.Qa6 Qe7
115 6 28.Qa4
Better was 28.h3. 
115 7 28...Bg6
Again the same 28...Qh4 with double attack on pawns.
29.h3 Qg5 30.g3 Qf6 31.Ke1 Qf3
115 8 32.Be2
Better was simple 32.Qxa7.
32...Qh1+ 33.Kd2
115 9 33...Qg2
33...Qxh3 simple.
34.Rf1 Qxh3 35.Qxa7 Qe6 36.Bc4 Qd6 37.Qa4 Rb8 38.Kc3 Kh7 39.Qb4 Qf6 
115 10 40.Kd2
Kind of necessary was 40.Kb2. 
115 11 40...Qf3
40...Ra8 and Black control a-file, with initiative.
41.Be2 Qf6 42.Bc4 
115 12 42...Qf3
42...Ra8, again.
43.Qd6 Ra8 44.Qf4 Ra2+ 45.Kc3
115 13 45...Qg2
Better was 45...Qh5. 
115 14 46.b4
Or 46.g4.
46...Ra3+ 47.Kb2 Ra7 48.Qb8 Re7 49.Qxb6 h5 50.Qc5 Rb7 51.b5 h4 52.gxh4 Qg4 
115 15 53.Kc2
Simpler is 53.b6 
53...Qxh4 54.b6 Qe7
115 16 55.Qc6
There was a mate: 55.Rh1+ Kg8 56.Qc8+ Qf8 57.Qh3 (Many people 1st choice is always to take a queen: 57.Rh8+ Kxh8 58.Qxf8+) 57...Bh5 58.Qxh5 with 59.Qh8#.
55...Qd7 56.Qxd7 Rxd7 57.Rb1 Rc7 
115 17 58.d5
58...Rxc4+ 59.Kb3 Rc5 60.b7 Rb5+ 61.Ka2 Ra5+ 62.Kb2 Rb5+ 63.Kc1 Rc5+ 64.Kd1 Rxd5+ 65.Ke1 Rd8 66.b8Q Rxb8 67.Rxb8 Bf5 68.Kf1 g6 69.Kg2 Kg7 70.Kg3 Kf6 71.Rb7 
115 18 71...Kg5
71...g5 – a barricade.
115 19 72.Rb6
115 20 72...f6
73.Rb5 Kh6 
115 21 74.f3
74.Kf4 – and White King is active.
115 22 74...Kg5
74...exf3 75.Kxf3 Bc2 – on edge of draw. 
115 23 75.f4+
75...Kh6 76.Rb8 Kg7 77.Rd8 Kf7 78.Rd2 Ke6 79.Rh2 Kf7 80.Rh7+ Ke6 81.Ra7 g5 82.Ra6+ Kf7 83.fxg5 fxg5 84.Ra5 Kg6 85.Ra4 
115 24 85...g4
86.Ra6+ Kg5 87.Ra7 Be6 88.Ra8 Bf5 89.Rg8+ Kf6
115 25 90.Rf8+
90.Kf4 Be6 91.Rb8 – and Black is losing one pawn.
90...Ke5 91.Re8+ Kf6 92.Rh8 Kg5 93.Rh2 Kf6 94.Rf2 Ke5 95.Rf4 Kf6 96.Rxg4 Bxg4 97.Kxg4 Ke5 98.Kg5 Kd5 99.Kf5
115 26 99...Kc4
The last mistake in the game 99...Kd6 100.Kxe4 Ke6 with draw.
100.Kxe4 Kc3 101.Kd5 Kd2 102.e4 Ke3 103.e5 Ke2 104.e6 Kd2 105.e7 Kc3 106.e8Q Kc2 107.Qc6+ Kd3 108.Qc4+ Kd2 109.Qe4 Kc3 110.Qd4+ Kc2 111.Qe3 Kb2 112.Kc4 Kb1 113.Qd2 Ka1 114.Kb3 Kb1 115.Qb2#


AGM Skettos, Nicolas (CYP) 1849 - AGM Lemen, Glenn (FID) 2159
[C41] 19.Nov.2016, Bullet 2 tournament, 5th round

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nd7 3.Nf3 e5 4.Bc4 c6 5.a4 a5 6.0–0 Be7 7.c3 Ngf6 

85 1 8.Qb3
Better was typical 8.Re1.
85 2 9.Ng5
There is no need to start “attack” before development is not yet finished. Something similar to classical Philidor is coming after 9.Re1 Qc7
85 3 9...Qe8
Black missed 9...d5 10.exd5 cxd5 with initiative.
10.f3 h6 11.Nh3 Qd8 12.Nf2 Nb6 13.Bd3 Be6 14.Qc2 
85 4 14...Bc4
Better was 14...Qc7 
85 5 15.b3
Like was in the game, but with few more tempos for the White 15.Bxc4 Nxc4 16.b3 Nb6 17.dxe5 dxe5 18.Rd1 Qc7 19.Be3.
15...Bxd3 16.Qxd3 Nbd7 17.Be3 Qc7 18.Na3 Rfe8 19.Rfd1 Rad8 
85 6 20.Rac1
White could make a blockade in centre after 20.d5.
20...Nf8 21.Nc4
85 7 21...N8d7
Again, better was 21...d5.
22.dxe5 dxe5 23.Nd6 
85 8 23...Rf8
Better was 23...Bxd6 24.Qxd6 Qc8. 
85 9 24.b4
Necessary was 24.Nf5.
24...Nb8 25.Bc5 b6 26.Qc4 bxc5 27.bxc5 Bxd6 28.cxd6 Rxd6 29.Rxd6 Qxd6 30.Rd1 Qc7 31.Qc5 Nbd7 32.Qd6 Qxd6 33.Rxd6 Rc8 34.g4 Kf8 35.h4 Ke7 36.Rd1 Nc5 37.g5 hxg5 38.hxg5 Nfd7 39.Ng4 f6 40.gxf6+ gxf6 41.Nh6 Rh8 42.Nf5+ Kd8 43.Kf2 Kc7 44.Ra1 Rh2+ 45.Kg3 Rc2 46.Rh1 Rxc3 47.Rh7 Nxe4+ 48.Kg4 Nec5 49.Ne7 Rc4+ 50.Kf5 Rf4+ 51.Kg6
85 10 51...Rxf3
A bit better 51...Nf8+.
52.Ng8 f5 53.Nf6 e4 54.Ne8+ Kb6 55.Nd6 e3 56.Nc4+ Kc7 57.Re7 
85 11 57...Rg3+
58.Kxf5 Rf3+ 59.Kg4 Rf1 60.Nxe3 Rg1+ 61.Kf3 Ra1 62.Kf2 Rxa4 63.Rh7 Ra3 64.Rh1 Rc3 65.Ke2 a4 66.Ra1 Rb3 67.Kd2 Rb2+ 68.Kc3 Rb3+ 69.Kd2 Kb6 70.Nc2 Kb5 71.Nd4+ Kb4 72.Nxb3 
85 12 72...axb3
73.Rc1 b2 74.Rb1 Kb3 75.Kd1 Na4 76.Kd2 Nc3 77.Rxb2+ Kxb2 78.Kd3 Nb5 79.Kc4 Nd6+ 80.Kd4 Kb3 81.Kd3 c5 82.Kd2 c4 83.Kc1 c3 84.Kb1 c2+ 85.Kc1 
85 13 85...Ne4 and stalemate.
Wining was 85...Nc5 86.Kd2 Nde4+ 87.Ke2 (87.Kc1 Nd3#) 87...c1Q 88.Kf3 Qe1 89.Kg4 (89.Kg2 Qg3+ 90.Kf1 (90.Kh1 Nf2#) 90...Qf2#) 89...Qg3+ 90.Kf5 Qg5#.


Szczurek, Krzysztof (POL) 2093 - AGM Nanayakkara, J A K Saramath (SRI) 2089
[B22] 19.Nov.2016, Bullet 2 tournament, 4th round

1.e4 c5 2.c3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.cxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Nf3 Bg7 7.Be3 0–0 8.Qd2 

90 1 8...Ng4
Better is 8...d5.
9.Bg5 h6 10.Bh4
90 2 10...g5
10...Nc6 a normal move.
90 3 11...e5
90 4 12.Be2
White missed a chance for an attack 12.h4. 
90 5 12...exd4
Better was a patient 12...Nc6 13.d5 Ne7.
13.Nxd4 Ne5
90 6 14.0–0
14.Rd1 with direct pressure on d6 pawn.
14...Nbc6 15.Nxc6 bxc6 16.Rfd1
90 7 16...Be6
17.Qxd6 Qf6 
90 8 18.Bxe5
18.Qc5 and there is not clear way for the Black to get some counterplay.
18...Qxe5 19.Qxc6 Rab8 20.Rab1 Rfc8 21.Qa4 
90 9 21...a5
Better was 21...Qc5. 
90 10 22.Qa3
90 11 22...Rb4
Black was winning after 22...Bf8 23.Qa4 Rb4 24.Qc2 Bxa2
90 12 23.h3
23...Bf8 24.Nd5 
90 13 24...Bxd5
Better was 24...Rxe4.
25.Rxd5 Qxe4
90 14 26.Rbd1
Only move 26.Qd3.
26...Qxe2 27.Qxa5 Rxb2 28.Rf1
90 15 28...Rc1
29.Rxg5+ Kh8 
90 16 30.Qe5+
30.Rxc1 Qxf2+ 31.Kh1 hxg5 32.Qxg5 Rxa2.
30...Qxe5 31.Rxe5
90 17 31...Rxf1+
The simplest winning way is 31...Rbb1 32.Rxc1 Rxc1+ 33.Kh2 Bd6.
32.Kxf1 Rxa2 33.Re8 Kg7 34.Re5 Bd6 35.Rd5 Be7 36.g3 Bf6 37.Kg2 Bg5 38.Kf3 Bf6 39.Kg2 Ra3 40.Rd2 Rc3 41.Re2 Kg6 42.h4 Bg7 43.Ra2 Bd4 44.Ra6+ f6 45.Ra4 Bc5 46.Ra2 Ra3 47.Rc2 Bd4 48.Rd2 Be5 49.Rc2 Rb3 50.Rd2 Rb2 51.Rd8 Bc7 52.Rg8+ Kf7 53.Rg4 Bb6 54.Rf4 Kg6 55.Rf3 Bd4 56.Kf1 Rb1+ 57.Kg2 Rb4 58.Rf4 Bc5 59.Rf3 Rd4 60.Rc3 Bb4 61.Rc2 Be1 62.Re2 Bc3 63.Rc2 Bb4 64.Rb2 Kf5 65.Kf3 h5 66.Kg2 Kg6 67.Rc2 Bd6 68.Rb2 f5 69.Re2 f4 
90 18 70.gxf4
70.Re6+ Kf7 71.Rh6.
70...Bxf4 71.Re6+ Kf5 72.Re8 Be5 73.Rf8+ Bf6 74.Kg3 Rg4+ 75.Kf3 Rxh4 76.Ra8 Rh3+ 77.Kg2 Rb3 78.Ra5+ Be5 79.Rc5 Rb6 80.Rd5 Rg6+ 81.Kh3 Ke4 82.Ra5 Bd4 
90 19 83.Ra4
83.Rxh5 Bxf2.
83...Rf6 84.Kg3 
90 20 84...Rxf2
84...Rf3+ 85.Kh4 Rf5.
85.Rxd4+ Ke3
90 21 86.Rf4
86.Re4+ and draw.
86...Rxf4 87.Kh3 Rg4 88.Kh2 Kf3 89.Kh1 Kf2 90.Kh2 Rh4#