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    The Gauntlet

    Anton is smashing the previous record on the Gauntlet. It is a twitch reference but there should be a youtube one soon.

    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1111475959

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    Anton is smashing the previous record on the Gauntlet. It is a twitch reference but there should be a youtube one soon.

    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1111475959
    If I may ask is there any benefit in playing such format? Big dollars would be half a decent reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    Anton is smashing the previous record on the Gauntlet. It is a twitch reference but there should be a youtube one soon.

    https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1111475959
    Is the outcome of a blitz (3'+1") match between GM Smirnov and IM Smirnov (where the GM was playing blindfolded) as reported in another social media platform?
    Apparently, Anton's performance in the Gauntlet as well as the result of the blitz match attracted reactions by dozens of members amongst which Australian chess personalities and others.
    PS Actually, I just saw the blitz match post, congratulations to Anton for yet another great achievement! (The Gauntlet as well as the blitz match!)
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    Good on ya Anton.
    For the uninformed (including myself) what is this Gauntlet and who held the record prviously. Thanks Vlad for the heads up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ER View Post
    PS Actually, I just saw the blitz match post, congratulations to Anton for yet another great achievement! (The Gauntlet as well as the blitz match!)
    Below is the extra bit from my fb post:

    It was not a big surprise to me after he managed to beat me blindfolded (6.5/3.5) in a blitz (3+1) match last month. Well, I could be a retired IM but I still keep 2600+ on both chess.com and lichess in both blitz and bullet. And nobody ever beat me blindfolded in the past.🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by HAHAHAHA View Post
    Good on ya Anton.
    For the uninformed (including myself) what is this Gauntlet and who held the record prviously. Thanks Vlad for the heads up.
    I do not have any extra info relative to what you can see in the video. I believe the record used to be by Robson.

    Anton contained himself in the last game - he could have asked for more. Well, he plays at least as a 2500 when blindfolded and he only gave 3 minutes odds to a 2100. That was like the famous Ukrainian Sergey Bubka - smashing his own records by 1 sm so that he can make many new records in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    I do not have any extra info relative to what you can see in the video. I believe the record used to be by Robson.

    Anton contained himself in the last game - he could have asked for more. Well, he plays at least as a 2500 when blindfolded and he only gave 3 minutes odds to a 2100. That was like the famous Ukrainian Sergey Bubka - smashing his own records by 1 sm so that he can make many new records in the future.
    Top stuff. He is putting Australia on the map. Such grey matter wow. Vlad you should be put out to sire - making a fortune , excuse my enthusiasm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAHAHAHA View Post
    For the uninformed (including myself) what is this Gauntlet and who held the record prviously. Thanks Vlad for the heads up.
    I have found the link with more info.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...gid=2001232807

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