Understanding Goldchess

What new brings Goldchess to the world’s chess? A new idea and a new way of development. Maybe not so new, because the World Champion Tal had already been the forerunner who showed the new path. However, the opinions about him varied, some Russian Grandmasters and also other World Champions called him a cheating wizard, indicating after the finished games his inappropriate sacrifices and erroneous chess combinations. I am not questioning that – there certainly was a portion of incorrect (to be read: defend able) combinations, but it is unquestionable that Tal opened a new trail and, what is more important, brought more gracefulness to the game. The same is with Goldchess, we multiply the beauty of the chess, we promote attractive games and we show the true road to development.
But let us pass to the today’s reality, that is: the World Championship match between Carlsen and Caruana. I am writing this article after 8 draws. In Goldchess we would certainly find a way to win any of those games. Why do the players only manage to draw then? Because both wannabe champions play in a very conservative way, they keep to the level of general chess correctness but do not raise to the champion level. Let me use an example: In the game 7 we have found the opportunities for seven brilliant checkmates. So it is doable. In the second game, from the position after 13 moves, Carlsen moved to 14.a4 – a merely correct maneuver, amateur level, not much of a champion style . Chess software, such as Stockfish, Houdini and Fritz indicate 14.a4, as well as 14.cd5 and 14.S:d4 as the “best” moves. Fritz engine shows even more, because it covers up to 6 moves, however none of them shows the Goldchess choice that leads to a checkmate in 25th move and a victory in 22 moves. Of course, we are talking about a victory over our amateur, educational software. What is important, though, the Stockfish test does not confirm that 14.a4 is the most powerful move from the said position. In to our test, after playing 14.a.4 against our computer, the win comes only after 35th move. This undermines the credibility of the so-called “best move” indicated by the aforementioned chess software, if we consider the “best” moves the ones which lead to a checkmate or to a win in the fastest possible way. Our move makes it possible to win in 22 moves, the Stockfish-proposed solution leads to a win in 35 moves, while playing against the same rival, which is our computer. One more comment: the purpose of 14.a4 move consists in defending the a3 pawn. But is it really worth the effort? Is there any chess spirit in its deepest sense? No. If we do not defend the a3 pawn, blacks will engage 2 major pieces to capture that pawn: the most important ones – the queen and a bishop, while whites can gain two maneuvers in the meantime! And this is proper chess thinking and chess-based way of playing.
In summary, Goldchess brings the game to the higher level, teaches the modern chess, making every chess player, who learns and practices our techniques, upgrade their capabilities. And as for the best chess players… a top player who acquires Goldchess techniques shall occupy the chess throne form many years and may become invincible for a longer period than even the famous Capablanca. Do you want to know Goldchess?
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