Reports | July 20, 2009 14:45

The blitz tiebreak between Nakamura and Ponomariov - on video!

Nakamura-Ponomariov blitz tiebreak on videoThis early morning we received an email from David Llada, one of the organizers of the Donostia (San Sebastián) Chess Festival who made those great pictures there and who... also tried out his video camera, as it turned out. The two blitz games between Nakamura and Ponomariov were recorded and so you can watch both tiebreak games on video (and finally see the end of game 2). Enjoy!



David wrote us that somehow, when converting the videos there appeared a black margin in the lower part of the framing that even takes part of the board. Luckily 99% of the action can be seen anyway.

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Author: Peter Doggers

Founder and editor-in-chief of, Peter is responsible for most of the chess news and tournament reports. Often visiting top events, he also provides photos and videos for the site. He's a 1.e4 player himself, likes Thai food and the Stones.


someone's picture

would be more fun with sound

Jagdish Dube.'s picture

Both the blitz games are very interesting.

red-white-chess's picture

is it the camera doesn't have a viewfinder? the chess board is cropped as well as the spectators heads... ;P

me's picture

No time trouble, no knocking off the pieces, no crying afterwards,...

How boring ;)

David's picture

red-white-chess, yes, the cam has viewfinder, but when I converted the video trying to keep the 16:9 ratio, the program did so by "croping" the lower and upper part of the image. Sorry! I need some more practise with these things.

I wanted to send the raw vids to Peter, but they are more than 1Gb each.... :s

Eiae's picture

Look out, Nakamura is going for the top. Just hope classical chess won't bore him to death before he becomes champ.

marpada's picture

Great material, thank you very much to David LLada for submitting it :)

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