Overview of the Pretenders Tournament (3)

And now the Praggna-Gukesh game from the beginning of the tournament, seventh on the list. A game that could have stopped Gukesh’s victorious march for the pretender title, or even thwarted it. The position after 22 moves. White has an overwhelming advantage, victory is at hand. Both chess players see a sacrifice by white a piece in exchange for the two central pawns. Gukesh is helpless, he has no influence. Of course, he may not accept the sacrifice, but then the pawn ending is less predictive of loss. So Gukesh is prepared and hopes to protect himself. And he did. He defended himself and won. Why? Well, Praggna makes a mistake, makes a cosmic mistake, sacrificing a bishop instead of a knight. It should have been played the other way around. See how we did it in Goldchess. We have, of course, many variants of white winning, winning on move 31 (only 9 moves to win), but we will show the mate on move 33. The game will fully satisfy the aesthetic needs of any chess player.
This is how we play Goldchess and this is how we teach the game. Beauty and efficiency.

Overview of the Pretenders Tournament (2)

Part two, the Nakamura-Gukesh game. Nakamura could have easily won it. But he made an incorrect decision by playing 12.Ne4. This created open lines for the bishops giving the possibility of a strong attack, but Gukesh successfully prevented it. 12.ab4 should have been played. And this move could have been followed by 2 responses from black, 12…B:b4 and 12…Nc6. In the first case we have a win in the 19th move, in the second in the 26th. But Nakamura squandered this chance. Check out our wins.

Now the roles are reversed. In the later part of the game the victory could have been achieved by Gukesh. He captured a pawn on move 20 and had a good chance to win after exchanging queens. But later in the game Nakamura outsmarted him and regained the pawn. Capturing white’s bishop in the endgame didn’t help any more and didn’t change the draw ending. And winning was easy. All we had to do was exchange the knight for the white bishop, stay with the black-field bishops and realise the advantage. See how we did it. The position after white’s 26th move. Black played 26…Nd5, but this did not bring them success. A seemingly good move, but not really. We pursue a different concept, our concept, and it has an effect. Black’s win in the 46th move and mate in the 55th see. Both games are in -Winners Chess Miracles.


Overview of the Pretenders Tournament (1)

Caruana a contender

Caruana had a chance to become a pretender if he had won his last game against Nepo. But, he played 72.Re4. This move was not only weak. It was a mistake, after which winning was no longer possible.

And winning was easy. See how we did it in Goldchess. Black’s position is, of course, defended by our educational computer, certainly much weaker than Nepo, but that doesn’t matter. After our move Caruana would have dealt with Nepo in exactly the same way.  The game is (Chess Miracles-Winners diagram) here:

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Nakamura, who had a chance to beat Gukesh in a big way in the last game, could also be a contender. In one of the earlier games, Gukesh could have been stopped by Praggna. And who knows if he wouldn’t have then gained a chance to win the tournament and become a contender. The ball is round and chess is unpredictable. We will show all these games in our next reports from the contenders’ tournament.

Goldchess chess school of life

A grandmaster comes to Goldchess. He registers, downloads the chess program and starts playing in our tournaments. If not immediately, then in a very short time he realizes that this knowledge and skills he has are not enough to win with us (with an educational computer at 1500 Elo level) and that he still needs to learn a lot. And he will see with great surprise that he has no privileged position or favorite status here.

In such a situation it is a great unknown who will win, amateur or professional. Everyone can win.

Therefore, in order to increase your chances of winning our Goldchess World Championship 2024 tournament with a prize of $100,000, on August 31, everyone should work solidly with us until then.

Chess players from all over the world are welcome to join the championship, all willing, because it is an online tournament for an unlimited number of participants.

If the top 100 chess players play in it (you are welcome to play for free) and this includes world champions Ding Liren, Carlsen, Anand and Kasparov, of course, all out of competition, without the right to a prize (See the Rules of the Championship, in the Top tournament), it will be the tournament of the century, which will provide millions of chess players and chess fans around the world with an unforgettable experience and allow them to discover a new, more beautiful world of chess.
Goldchess – a showcase of the XXII century.

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The first opinion on Goldchess is in -Articles. Today, the second.
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The Goldchess project represents a fascinating intersection of chess, technology, and financial incentives, offering a unique and innovative approach to engaging chess enthusiasts worldwide. While some may view it solely as a competitive game, it stands out for its incorporation of monetary rewards, adding an extra layer of excitement and motivation for players.

At its core, Goldchess provides a platform where players can compete in chess puzzles and challenges, aiming to find the most elegant and effective solutions within a set timeframe. What sets it apart is its utilization of blockchain technology to ensure transparency and security in prize distribution. This integration of blockchain not only ensures fairness but also adds a layer of trust, critical in any platform where financial rewards are involved.

Furthermore, the project’s emphasis on education and improvement within the chess community is commendable. By presenting players with intricate puzzles and promoting analytical thinking, Goldchess serves as an invaluable resource for honing one’s chess skills. This aspect not only benefits seasoned players but also welcomes newcomers to the world of chess, providing them with an engaging and educational platform to develop their abilities.

In conclusion, the Goldchess project represents an exciting and innovative venture within the realm of chess, combining technological advancements with financial incentives to create a compelling platform for players worldwide. While it offers significant opportunities for skill development and engagement, it’s crucial to address potential challenges to ensure inclusivity and maintain the integrity of the game. With continued commitment to transparency, fairness, and community engagement, Goldchess has the potential to become a cornerstone in the evolution of chess as both a game and a competitive arena.

A chess summit for everyone

Goldchess is a powerful chess learning instrument for everyone. Beginners and advanced chess players. Such chess problems as in the Grandmaster Corner or Chess Miracles Competitions are for good and outstanding chess players. But, everyone can come and try to solve them. And then, with systematic study and work with us, make them outstanding chess players too. Such success is within reach and in the hands of everyone.
Those who teach chess today, including grandmasters, should also come to Goldchess to complete their education and knowledge about chess. Then chess will begin to develop at an unprecedented rate.
Goldchess is a wealth and a mine of new ideas in chess. We do not copy anything or anyone. We are original, pioneering and… unique in the world.

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PS. Goldchess is such a less tiring chess. The chess player is given a winning position and is expected to win it.
You don’t have to count variants, you can undo moves, change concepts, game plans and look for new ways to win. The most important thing is to have a flash, a vision of how to start playing and according to it to intuitively lead the attack. This way of playing sharpens a chess player’s analytical skills, which will later pay off in normal tournaments. Without counting variants, we teach a shot at the right idea, choosing the right concept in a particular position.

Chess immortality

Goldchess… a portal unlike any other. A chess player gets a winning position with us. This is already half of the success plus learning how to build such a position. Often there are innovations or reinforcements or brand new, novel variants of debit theory. The only thing missing for happiness and complete success is winning a position with our educational computer. If you do not win, it means that your level is not yet the best. But, with us you can improve it significantly. So play and learn, our computer is the objective, best examiner in the world.
We are proposing something new, different from the usual playing of chess for points, places and rankings as in normal tournaments. Or producing chess spam in blitzes.
In ours, to say the least, apart from playing for prizes, you play for immortality. Here, players have the chance, much more than in traditional tournaments, to create a game that will be enjoyed by future generations. Chess immortality, what could be more beautiful for a chess player? Come, play, win.

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Goldchess – the 8th wonder of the world

Goldchess is an extraordinary project, the likes of which have not been seen since the beginning of the history of the world and chess. And it was created by practically one man, one of the 8 billion human population. In addition, a chess amateur. That also means something, in itself. As yet it is little known, but, we have not yet done a global promotion and, moreover, it was created as if too early, ahead of its time. Perhaps one of the Cuban grandmasters put it most aptly: ‘great things have always been at first incomprehensible to the public and underestimated’. It was the same with Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”, and many other works of art or inventions. And we understand this. However, as we know the project best, we believe that today’s level of chess and chess players is nevertheless appropriate for the project to come into being and attract millions of fans who will like it or even love it. This is why it was created in the first place. Goldchess is chess for millions. So you are welcome. Whoever understands it will stay with us, whoever doesn’t, will probably join in its future incarnation. Provided, of course, that he becomes a chess player once again.


In our chess base containing more than 20,000 games and as many winnable positions, 90% are practically for everyone. 5-10% are more difficult, and a dozen of them are so difficult that perhaps chess players will only win them in 100 years. Nevertheless, each position is winnable, because let us remember that it was won with our educational computer by our amateur chess player. The more difficult ones which we present today (Grandmaster Corner diagram, position from the Duda-Carlsen game) are for good and ambitious chess players who have aspirations and want to be better or the best. And such are welcome in the first place and with open arms. You can also check your level with us. The basic qualifying level to play with us is 2 tasks received at registration, then in the Challenge tournament levels 1500-2000-3000. No matter what your FIDE ranking is, or whether you are a good amateur, check your level with us.

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Goldchess – definition

Goldchess is a combined formula of fun and tournament play at a decent level. But, we are also able to rise to the heights. “Correcting” the games of the world’s best chess players from losing to winning and creating winning variants and continuations in them that they have not seen, we show that we can do something in Goldchess (in chess).

We are currently showing on our goldchess.com website, in sequence, the 15 games lost by participants in this year’s Candidates tournament. Lost by them, and won showily by us. And here’s a thought.
As one looks at their lost games, at what they played, and compares it with our won variants, (anyone can judge this for themselves https://www.goldchess.com/en/other/winnerslist.html#g0_wins ), with what could have been played in those positions and what they didn’t play, the question arises as to what they actually played and the doubt whether they, the top players, know how to play chess at all?

It looks like an insult, but I did not and do not have such intentions. So how do I explain it? I think simply.
How about in a chess match against the other civilisations of the Universe, our world would rank a respectable 99th out of 100 teams?
Is it the end of the world? No, and even if it is, Goldchess is the beginning of a new world.

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I know that I know nothing

Dear chess players, in Goldchess (we exist for 10 years) we have good analysts. On our website there is a corner Chess Miracle (diagram on the main page) in which we select from various tournaments the games of mostly good, renowned chess players which they lost with black or white. And we show how they could have won them. And here we came to a surprising conclusion.

Observing the tournaments of the best (also the current Candidates Tournament) and doing the same, we come to a conclusion that they all don’t know how to play chess (yet). And we can practically demonstrate this on the basis of many games. Just compare their games which they lost, with ours, as we played to win them. They were not able to see the combinations and winning variants that we played. The crowning proof here is that our combinations contained in our database of 20,000 games are not to be found in the chessbase of about 8 million games, which means that they are unknown and maybe chess players will start playing this way in 10 or 20 years, or maybe only in the 22nd century. And Goldchess is already and available to everyone.
Therefore our tournaments are equal opportunity tournaments for everyone, grandmaster and amateur. When entering a game and playing a certain position, nobody knows how to play to win, and the winner is the one who first finds the way to win, i.e. the winning variant. And it can always be a weaker chess player or a talented amateur. No matter how you look at it, we are the vanguard of chess and everyone can learn something here and raise their level, not excluding the best players from the top 100.
Of course, they may claim that our computer plays weaker than any chess player, let’s say from the top, and that is why our wins are possible and in such a style.
Ok, we partially agree with that. But for the most part our variants are correct and effective also for the highest levels, and certainly reliable for at least 90% of the chess population. That is, the whole, millions of chess players. 

Are you a chess player outside the top 100 and want to learn real chess? Come to us, we are for you. We have a Training Box, our free one hundred games course. Once you have learnt them you will already enter other levels and become a better chess player. But you will get only the real grind in our tournaments.
Chess of the XXII century. Only with us.

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