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

Non Stop – Edition 9 – Report

Looking at a non-author’s solution, I am never sure, who plays by themselves and who uses a strong engine. Archimedes 🙂

Task 1. Appears difficult, 21 moves to make. However, in the solution, the capturing of the queen is immediately apparent in the first 3-5 moves, and the rest is just a matter of an effective technique. However, due to the striking 21 moves, we gave as much as 15 minutes here for the Tas.
And there is the first solution! Not author’s solution. It’s a great surprise. The conditnions, capturing the queen and last move Qh6# all observed. And to that, checkmate on move 22, whole 6 moves ahead faster! Incredible, but also obvious, a GM solved it. Congrats to GM Jasto!
However, there is also the Time-Out! (15 minutes, 31 sec.) Pawel Weichhold’s. Unbelievable solution and we decided to make an exception off the regulations, and award this solution. $50.
And, Sammed Shete, India, 2 hours 50 minutes. Timeout, knock-out. But, as the only player, he managed to win the queen, like the author. Distinction and $25. 

Task 2. funny hint of Goldchess here. And also an IQ test as well as attention test, as knowing our site as well as where to find past solutions was crucial here. The position comes from the previous edition, where we asked the players to find a checkmate on move 27 involving the sacrifice of two rooks for a bishop. The solution is shown in the Non8-4 Play Off. And now it was just a matter of changing move 26, and the solution remained the same! $250 to take! And and … incredible finish! Levon Hambartsumanian of Armenia surpassed another player, the Polish Lukasz Luba by 17 seconds! And he is the winner. Both solutions almost author’s solutions!

Task 3. How to find a prescription to trick CEEC? Dear players,.. what an incredible day! One non-author’s solution, and Armenak Yeghazariyan of Armenia managed to Upload it … 3 seconds before the time passed!

Task 4. This is Tal’s corner, traditionally … Tal’s soul! One solution, non-author’s, Pawel Weichhold, there is a bit of Tal here… but not enough.

Task 5. Also a surprise, Task from previous Saturday, position from Vidit’s game, which the players managed to solve a whole move faster than the author. Now, the author gave 4 extra moves hint, and let’s see … $1.000 prize is waiting. 🙂
It’s 18.14 CET, and … no solution of 5th Task submitted… is it coming, or not? Our Team also has adrenaline flowing through its veins. 🙂 Conditions, instructions: checkmate on move 42, involving the capturing of a queen. And there is a solution! But… it’s m44, unfortunately! Out. Too bad. $1.000 has passed by the players’ noses this time.

Among the players who did not win a prize this time, we will randomly draw a free license for next week’s edition. Thank you for Your participation!

Overall, Poland-Armenia 2:2, with a tiny bit of favor for Poland 🙂
We announce Play-off!

Goldchess Team