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.