The Largest Chess Tournament EVER — How High Can I Finish? | SPRING MARATHON FINALE

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In this video, I play the final hours of lichess.org’s 2021 Spring Marathon, which turned out to be the largest chess tournament in history with 31,332 chess players. Every game is time-stamped below!

0:00 Largest chess tournament ever?
0:18 Life is good with the LONDON
5:55 Attacking the English
11:00 TRICKY JOBAVA LONDON OPENING TRAP
12:57 9 MOVE LONDON WIN
14:14 First tough game of the stream
20:00 I turned down the draw
28:45 PIRC TRAP… sort of
36:24 Following a famous BUDAPEST GAMBIT game
41:56 STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME
46:11 London vs IM (DAH!)
52:15 EASY PONZIANI WIN
54:09 LONDON VS GM LEVENTE VAJDA (TRANKUILIZER)
1:03:44 Knights are tricky
1:08:15 TYPICAL GRAND PRIX ATTACK
1:10:04 BUDAPEST GAMBIT Time Scramble
1:18:16 A pleasant Jobava London
1:22:15 Ideal Grand Prix pawn structure
1:28:19 Vienna Gambit vs FM
1:31:10 “Dah! I got forked!”
1:39:26 Walrus Declined
1:43:18 Tough London game
1:49:23 I blundered a pawn
1:53:57 LONDON TIME
1:56:10 London as Black gets sharp in time trouble
2:02:52 “NEVER RESIGN WHEN YOU HAVE A KNIGHT”
2:08:19 Accepting the SMITH-MORRA
2:13:37 How to beat the Hippo
2:17:39 MOUSESLIPPED A NIMZO (meant to play Budapest)
2:25:46 BERZERKING A STRONG PLAYER WITH THE SCHMID
2:31:31 YOLOING VS SCANDINAVIAN DEFENSE
2:33:33 Sharp setup vs Catalan
2:38:12 “OH, THERE’S A FUNNY LINE!” (LONDON)
2:41:21 TRAGIC MOUSESLIP ENDING (BUDAPEST GAMBIT)
2:47:23 2. Nh3 vs Dutch
2:52:22 ROSEN TRAP (WALRUS EDITION)
2:59:14 Orthoschnapp Gambit Declined gets really weird
3:04:27 From’s Gambit and fond memories
3:13:46 SURPRISE FINISH AFTER MOVE 1 MOUSESLIP
3:18:23 SUPER FUN FOUR QUEENS GAME
3:23:10 Surprise tactic for quick win
3:25:52 QUICK WIN VS DUTCH
3:27:14 Do I use my Wiki page to get out of confrontations?
3:34:56 Official the largest tournament ever! (Also a London)
3:40:35 Do I have nightmares about my Wiki page being deleted?
3:45:30 Really tired of Wiki questions (Also a London)
3:49:42 Rough game vs London
3:53:47 Cleaning converting a pawn up
3:57:23 BUDAPEST GAMBIT IS FUN BUT TIME TROUBLE ISN’T
4:03:48 Gradually building up in the Grand Prix
4:10:06 LONDON REMATCH VS GM LEVENTE VAJDA (TRANKUILIZER)
4:14:29 “It’s tough when the opponent doesn’t berzerk back”
4:17:17 ENGLUND GAMBIT OPENING TRAP FAIL
4:19:14 Another tough London
4:24:48 The one that got away
4:30:13 “OH NO, MY THING!”
4:35:53 “Let’s finish with dignity” (Hillbilly Attack)
4:39:46 Subscribe on YouTube!

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10 Comments

  1. "London as black gets sharp" was a great game! Very exciting at the end! I was rooting for you.

  2. Hey Eric, huge fan, can you tell us about your prev girlfriends

  3. ALSO, the title “how high can I finish” made me think you should make a video where you’re absolutely blasted asf

  4. Really enjoyable games, good job and thanks.

  5. 1:27:47
    It would have been hilarious if the other streamer would have managed a Rosen Trap.
    2:39:36 Connect four!

  6. So Eric. I’ve now finished the spring marathon. Your fatigue at the end was compelling and I felt for you. Nice that you could end it with a win.

    I suppose I’ll take a break before the autumn marathon.

  7. Every game time-stamped:
    0:00​ Largest chess tournament ever?
    0:18​ Life is good with the LONDON
    5:55​ Attacking the English
    11:00​ TRICKY JOBAVA LONDON OPENING TRAP
    12:57​ 9 MOVE LONDON WIN
    14:14​ First tough game of the stream
    20:00​ I turned down the draw
    28:45​ PIRC TRAP… sort of
    36:24​ Following a famous BUDAPEST GAMBIT game
    41:56​ STAFFORD GAMBIT TIME
    46:11​ London vs IM (DAH!)
    52:15​ EASY PONZIANI WIN
    54:09​ LONDON VS GM LEVENTE VAJDA (TRANKUILIZER)
    1:03:44​ Knights are tricky
    1:08:15​ TYPICAL GRAND PRIX ATTACK
    1:10:04​ BUDAPEST GAMBIT Time Scramble
    1:18:16​ A pleasant Jobava London
    1:22:15​ Ideal Grand Prix pawn structure
    1:28:19​ Vienna Gambit vs FM
    1:31:10​ "Dah! I got forked!"
    1:39:26​ Walrus Declined
    1:43:18​ Tough London game
    1:49:23​ I blundered a pawn
    1:53:57​ LONDON TIME
    1:56:10​ London as Black gets sharp in time trouble
    2:02:52​ "NEVER RESIGN WHEN YOU HAVE A KNIGHT"
    2:08:19​ Accepting the SMITH-MORRA
    2:13:37​ How to beat the Hippo
    2:17:39​ MOUSESLIPPED A NIMZO (meant to play Budapest)
    2:25:46​ BERZERKING A STRONG PLAYER WITH THE SCHMID
    2:31:31​ YOLOING VS SCANDINAVIAN DEFENSE
    2:33:33​ Sharp setup vs Catalan
    2:38:12​ "OH, THERE'S A FUNNY LINE!" (LONDON)
    2:41:21​ TRAGIC MOUSESLIP ENDING (BUDAPEST GAMBIT)
    2:47:23​ 2. Nh3 vs Dutch
    2:52:22​ ROSEN TRAP (WALRUS EDITION)
    2:59:14​ Orthoschnapp Gambit Declined gets really weird
    3:04:27​ From's Gambit and fond memories
    3:13:46​ SURPRISE FINISH AFTER MOVE 1 MOUSESLIP
    3:18:23​ SUPER FUN FOUR QUEENS GAME
    3:23:10​ Surprise tactic for quick win
    3:25:52​ QUICK WIN VS DUTCH
    3:27:14​ Do I use my Wiki page to get out of confrontations?
    3:34:56​ Official the largest tournament ever! (Also a London)
    3:40:35​ Do I have nightmares about my Wiki page being deleted?
    3:45:30​ Really tired of Wiki questions (Also a London)
    3:49:42​ Rough game vs London
    3:53:47​ Cleaning converting a pawn up
    3:57:23​ BUDAPEST GAMBIT IS FUN BUT TIME TROUBLE ISN'T
    4:03:48​ Gradually building up in the Grand Prix
    4:10:06​ LONDON REMATCH VS GM LEVENTE VAJDA (TRANKUILIZER)
    4:14:29​ "It's tough when the opponent doesn't berzerk back"
    4:17:17​ ENGLUND GAMBIT OPENING TRAP FAIL
    4:19:14​ Another tough London
    4:24:48​ The one that got away
    4:30:13​ "OH NO, MY THING!"
    4:35:53​ "Let's finish with dignity" (Hillbilly Attack)
    4:39:46​ Subscribe on YouTube!

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