The Idea of Goldchess

The Goldchess philosophy is simple. Make chess big on a world scale and give them the importance they deserve. The chess world is powerful and rich in itself, it does not have to bow down to any sponsors so that there is money for rewards and organization. 400 million chess players worldwide and over 50 million. registered on chess portals around the world are a force that can do everything if it unites. Today, Goldchess portal is the platform for unification, which has the world’s only possibility of running tournaments with a million and more participants, which translates into the highest attractiveness and prize pools in millions of dollars. Of course, as in each tournament, the main prizes will be won only by those who win the first places, but all the chess players, professionals and amateurs, each of 50 million registered on chessboard players’ portals, have equal chances. Are you registered? Do not wait, buy in to the Millionaire tournament, because a beautiful car, the A-class Mercedes, will be drawn only among the first 10,000 participants who paid the entry fee. And besides, you have the chance to win one of the main prizes, or even one of many additional, (see information on the site – Results).
The Millionaire tournament in which we would like to see one million chess players in April will take place, regardless of the number of participants. Maybe with smaller prizes, if there is not a minimum of players, but it will take place.
Goldchess team
PS. All other chess portals in the world have similar products and tournaments. We have quite different, that’s why all chess players can play without a problem, with them and with us.

Goldchess – way to the top

We have written before that there is no chess without Goldchess. Now we have to add even more: Goldchess means knowledge that is indispensable for any chess-player of today. Those who come to know Goldchess and explore its conundrums, increase the level of their skills and as a consequence rapidly advance to the group of world’s top players aiming to dominate the game in the nearest future. We dare to forecast that if a Goldchess contender takes part in a match for the world championship, that candidate would defeat severely any other rival challenging the title. Without Goldchess background one cannot be a decent chess player anymore. The knowledge of Goldchess constitutes an invaluable complement to chess-playing education.
Goldchess means the techniques of future. Our games teach and bring you one level up. We have excellent examples to prove it on our Goldchess portal: visit our We Learn Goldchess, Featured Games or Genius Test Winners tabs. December GT problem provides an excellent paragon of chess-playing genius, not only at Goldchess but in general. Just 6 moves to make and nobody manages to win the game in several days. The task includes one move which would make Capablanka himself burst with pride. Or Fisher, Tal, Carles and many other grandmasters, the most important names in the world of chess. Therefore let us learn Goldchess, because in few years one cannot become a skilled chess player without knowing Goldchess. If you want to be good at it, start today!
Feel invited.

Goldchess curiosities

Evolution of solutions in Hunt 5,6,7, and 8
Requirements: victory in 34 moves, with capturing the queen.
All the games have been shown under -Winners- the Hunt game.

Hunt 5, position after 18 moves. One solution incorrect, checkmate in 35th move. Since we decided that finding the author’s variation with sacrifice of the knight was too difficult, we showed the sacrifice and the next position is after 22 moves.
Hunt 6 – a player from Armenia solved the problem, but the solution did not belong to the same class as the author’s one. To provide a hint on the author’s solution and to exclude this specific variation, in Hunt 7 we present a position after 23 moves.
Hunt 7 – unexpectedly a 13-year-old player submitted a dual solution, which means a variation other than the author’s one. Victory in 33 moves, the requirement has been met, the queen has been captured. And this means a misfire – an inaccurate position. So, another modification to exclude also this variation. We have added some moves. Position in Hunt 8 after 28 moves.
Hunt 8. And this position stopped the players short. Formally, only 6 moves were to be moved. We have added a total number of 10 moves to the initial position. It should be easier, but it is more difficult. And this is the specific character of Goldchess. Starting from the position after 18 moves, the problem was very difficult due to the sacrifice of a knight, which was difficult to find. Then, after 22 and 23 moves it was easier, but after 28 moves it became so hard that no player managed to solve the problem. Now I may let you in on the secret – this is a Genius type problem.
It contains a move that will bring you to your knees. Beauty and artistry of chess. This is Goldchess.
Goldchess team

Millionaire – Announcement 1

Announcing the tournament for a million of chess players to be held in April 2018 we have made things difficult for us and for the potential participants alike. In the period scheduled for paying registration fees, from 2 January 2018 till 31 March 2018 ten thousand chess players would have to register each day in order to get a million of them ready for the tournament in one hundred days. It seems almost impossible to us, therefore we extend this period. You may pay your registration fee starting from 22 September 2017.
Every chess player will have 9 months to prepare. You need to practice playing with CEEC, taking free games or participating in our tournaments. When we talk to chess players, many of them say that the prizes (top 5 – US$ 150,000) that have never been offered in any tournament in the world before and the titles are important, but the most exciting would be the satisfaction of winning against a million chess players!
Here we will add that there is also a great fun just to play with a million of rivals.
However, whether there will be a million of them as planned or not, this does not depend on us, only on the chess players themselves.
Just remember that for the millionth participant, we are going to have a special prize – a car. If the turnout for the tournament will not reach a million, we will draw that prize among the first one ten thousand registered players. If we do not reach even 10,000, we won’t have any problem, because probably there will not be any car to win.
But if million participants are really registered, I can tell you that the prizes for winning the games will be a lot higher, and in the final game there will be half a million dollars at stake!
Now go and practice your chess skills.
One more thing. If the turnout meets the expectations, the Millionaire tournament shall become a highlight in the history of chess, bringing fame to all its participants, especially the winners.
What can we add more?
Napoleon, when addressing his troops under the Egyptian pyramids, before the battle of Embabeh, trying to summon their pride and bravery, said: Soldiers, forty centuries are looking down upon you!
We do not aspire to match Bonaparte and we tend to be more modest, yet with all due respect we can paraphrase his words in our way: Chess players! Twenty three centuries are looking down upon you! (The number comes from the army of King Poros around 327 BC – which served as a model for the original chess game)

And feel invited for the tournament.


Goldchess Non Tournament is just a bit of playing around, but recently the players have suffered from the so-called “chess blindness” a syndrome well known from tournament practice. During the last two editions nobody could find a variant of solving a problem that required sacrificing the rook. And it is really simple… and well visible. And witty as well. Instead, we have received lots of twin solutions, which indicated the use of the same chess software. As we observe, the players still try to do it although in the very beginning we said that no chess software shall solve Goldchess problems, especially with the requirements that we set here, that is sacrificing a rook and winning a queen. So you better rely on your brains and… win. Today we have offered the prize worth of US$ 400 whereas the players won only US$100. Well, the amount of the prize always matches the quality of your solution
We wish you better results

We recommend

1. Non Stop Tournament, currently starting each Thursday at 17.00 hrs. CET (11.00 a.m. New York, 18.00 Moscow time, 20.30 Delhi time, 23.00 Beijing time).
Once the registration fee is paid, the system adds the purchased games to your account. You may open the position and solve a problem at exact start hour.
2.Immortal Tournament– starting in May.
Round-the-clock tournament. Instant play. 5-10 games with the prize pool starting from US$5,000
After paying the registration fee the systems draws a problem to be solved by the player; after subsequent payments it draws more problems. Apart from the given position the player receives the task description, time assigned for solving the problem, the amount of available prize and the corresponding title.
We recommend reading the Main Rules and Abbreviated Rules for both tournaments

Good luck.

American Week for American Chess Players

In the Non Stop tournament – especially for the American chess players!

We start on May, 4 at 05:00 p.m.New York time with the prize pool of US$ 3,500 and registration fee of US$ 20,00
Of course, the chess players from all over the world are welcome to participate, although they may find it somewhat difficult, because it will be midnight in Moscow, 02:30 a.m. in Delhi and 05:00 next day in the morning in Beijing. 🙂
In case of a tie-break in extra time it will be easier because it will start on Sunday at 10.00 a.m.CET (11.00 a.m. in Moscow, 01.30 p.m. in Delhi, and 04.00 p.m. in Beijing)
Breathtaking games. All starting from the original positions of the games played by American grandmasters: Joel Benjamin, Walter Browne and Larry Christiansen, famous U.S. chess-players. All the games, exactly from the presented positions, were won by a Goldchess amateur.
American players have to repeat the same achievement. But it is worth remembering that all the games were lost by White and we start from worse, difficult positions. Therefore each game requires virtuosity, and one has to reach the height of his or her skills to win, although the defending CEEC baby computer is not a particular chess eagle.
In the problem 4, Tala-Goldchess style, we may chose a checkmate in 27th move after sacrificing two rooks – prize US$ 500 and forced mate in 31st move after making 13 moves, also for the prize of US$ 500. The player who sends in both solutions will get 2 x US$ 500!
Please, feel invited.

Non Stop 13 – Report – There will be Play off!!

13th edition stopped the players! And we warned! Even though the authors of Goldchess are not infallilble, this time though their predictions did come true. All the immortal games defended themselves. Nobody solved any of the 5 problems. That doesn’t mean there will be no prizes though. Poor ones, but still.

From the 14th edition on there will be a new Goldchess formula introduced. Fun-easy games. Lesser prize funds, but easier problems. For the players to start winning regularly.


Task 1. m22 involving winning the queen on c4. We agree, tough one, 7-8 on a scale to 10. Solution we may otherwise award, this time no award, as another player sent a dual solution. They think the same, or they have the same computer program helping?

Task 2. Checkmate on c4, nobody sent any mate. No prize.

Task 3. Checkmate involving queen sacrifice. Distinction as well as awarded. Pawel Weichhold involing sac-ing the queen. And 6 moves faster than us. $200.

Task 4. Checkmate involving sacrificing and winning the queen. Nobody fulfilled conditions. But there is one which we would like to award, Lukasz Luba, reverse order, first winning and then sacrificing. Checkmate not on 29 but on 31. But a gem. Best solution of this edition. $250. Congratulations!

Task 5. m31 with f4 pawn, with sacrificing of 4 pieces. Transcendental problem. Just as we wrote, chessplyaers won’t solve this until in 600 years. Without a prize.

General thing. Players submitted a ton of the so-called “doubles”, same solutions with different move orders, which may suggest that strong computer programs assissted the players. And those “assissted” solutions are not awarded. But as we say from the start, strong comps don’t help anybody. That’s because Goldchess problems are not susceptible to them. 🙂 The program may deliver some solution, but not involving the conditions.

Thanks Everyone for numerous participation. The $5000 prize fund was a great magnet. And the participation in our great tournament.

We invite You All to next edition, and the Play Off! On Sunday!

Tournament of Truth

Ladies and Gentlemen, this day has finally come!
A Black Day for Non-Stop Tournament – the Thirteenth Edition!

5 immortal Goldchess games! Prize pool of US$5000!
Game 5 – US$3000!!! Registration fee only US$10!!!.
Why only ten? We don’t want you to regret the wasted money too much. Because we think that nobody gets any of the problems solved. ———————————-
Despite having claimed the above, actually 4 problems – excluding the fifth game – are within the players’ reach. The Problem no. 5 will take chess players 600 years to solve and computers will do the job 3 days before the Kingdom Come.:)
13th Edition. On 1 of April. It’s not about All Fools’ Day. We are serious.
Do not feel invited. In this edition everyone plays at their own risk
Goldchess Team

The Russian Week – Karpov Day, March 25th, prize fund of $3000

In the Russian Week of Goldchess, in the Non Stop tournament, we have 2 games of Karpov, Karpov-Akopian 2006 and Karpov-Edouard 2016, both lost by white. But in Goldchess, Karpov does not lose. In both games white wins. And that is the task of the players’. Win Karpov’s position. 
And it surely is worth trying, as the solutions are exceptionally beautiful. In the game Karpov-Edouard both wins are in the style that even Karpov would not be ashamed of.

Why don’t we share a bit of the secret. Game 1, for masters of blitz play. Only 5 moves to make and the time is 3 minutes. To Game 4 we invite the chess virtuosos, as here, traditionally, you need to be the embodiment of Tal. Task 5, is a game for true men. Here, you need to play strongly and decisevely, in a concrete manner. For this game the prize of $1000 and totle of Titan of Chess.
We especially invite the players from Russia. 
One more thing. Task 3, position from the game Kramnik-Yifan Hou, lost by white against the Female World Champion. But, as I said, in the Russian week, no Russian chessplayer loses. Ladies and Gentlemen, here we will forcibly beat Yifan.
For this tournament, we give 50 free licenses to the Russian players. They will be distributed by the „64” Chess Magazine editorial board (applicants requested to send emails to Non Stop Edition 12 is a tournament especially for the Russian chessplayers, but obviously, if players from other countries are not afraid to compete against them, anybody can play.
The Russian Week, Karpov Day – March 25th, at Goldchess site.
We invite Everybody