In one of my last games of 2020 I improved my record against title holders: a blitz game (3 min + 2 sec) against WIM Bianka Havanecz ended in a deserved and never seriously threatened draw. To be honest, it has to be added that Havanecz was streaming and chatting during the game, which is very good for entertainment, not so much for the quality of her own play. Her surprised exclamation at the start of the game (“Knight c6? What???”) is, of course, something every TKDS adept is only too happy to hear.

My personal record with The Dark Knight System against titled playersis as follows:

34 games, from Bullet to Blitz and Rapid to Classical: 8 * NM, 7 * CM, 12 * FM, 1 * WIM, 5 * IM, 1 * GM (Viacheslav Tilicheev).

The result:

7 wins
5 draws
22 defeats

Makes a point yield of 28%. For an amateur player against title holders (all games logically with Black) a good result (as an amateur I count every half point against such opponents as a success).