Goldchess – play modern chess

Goldchess is a new form of chess tournaments played on the, website, with no front runners, but with winning opportunities for virtually every player. This is because here the winner is the one who is the first to solve our chess problem and to submit a solution, and not the one with a higher rating.

Our website is a typical tournament portal, which offers participation in tournaments and chess diagrams, with entry fee or for free, as you like it. The advantage of our tournaments are attractive prize pools and the luxury of playing at home without any stress. Also, in our tournaments can play any number of players. The more participants, the higher is the prize pool. Goldchess is the World Chess Community Website. Simply for chess players.

Goldchess inspires. It teaches how to play efficiently and beautifully, and on today is an indispensable part of chess education.
In a couple of years, it will be impossible to become a good chess player without knowing Goldchess. The players familiar with Goldchess will be amongst the best ones. So, start learning and playing with us today. All you need is to register, download our software – which is your opponent, and you are ready to play. The rest can be found on our website under the -1st step and -How to play headlines.
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Chess is art. Goldchess – Art within Art

After two editions of the Millionaire tournament we noticed with an astonishment that chess players treated the prizes with disbelief and the tournament itself as an abstraction which lead them not to play it. We would like to clarify that. The Millionaire tournament with one million participants is not an abstraction, it’s a reality show which will be carried out in the next 2 years. In the meantime, we will be organising national tournaments from the Challenge series, open, however, to players from all around the world, in cooperation with the best organisers from these countries. When it comes to prizes, we also want to be straightforward. The $400.000 prize pool is just an introduction, we’ll give it to 20.000 participants. Under the tab named –Results– it is said that:
Millionaire tournament, with a prize pool of $400.000, guaranteed for 20.000 participants. For one thousand participants, the prize pool is $20.000. Below 1000, at the discretion of Goldchess.
So, the tournament is actually real, only the prizes change and as money does not grow on trees, the prize pool with fewer participants is smaller. Virtually everyone can play in the Millionaire tournament as Goldchess means tournaments of equal chances. On our website, there are no favoured players like in the traditional tournaments, moreover, they do not have a monopoly on winning. Players who are first to defeat our educational computer in a given way are the winners.

An amateur without ranking or a player with a ranking of 1400 may always win. Such situation took place in India, you may read about it under the–Window on the world– tag, and there are plenty of examples of it happening.

So, incredible prizes and equal chances for everybody is what Goldchess is all about. And there’s even more. In Goldchess, we give you the opportunity to create your own beautiful games which together with you, their creators, will go down in the history of chess. Do you want to gain fame and chess immortality? Play our game. Goldchess is all about fun with a thrill of adrenaline which does not involve stress.

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Armenia at the top

In Germany, when it comes to the evaluation of car brands, there is a certain saying: “First there is Mercedes, then a huge gap after it, and then finally there is Audi.” In our game, Goldchess, we may say that the best chess players are from Armenia, then a huge gap after them, and then finally there is Poland and Polish players. The current problems included in two diagrams available for free playing and still with prizes for the winners, constituting the Goldchess version of Andersen Immortal Game and agame prepared by a Polish player, Przemek – ranked 1400, in which there are brilliant variants, nobody but Armenians has sent in solutions. Players from Israel, India, Russia, the US, Spain and Spanish-speaking countries, Brazil, Italy, Switzerland, Germany (the top ten) are either out of shape or simply can’t cope with our computer? What surprises us the most is the lack of success of players from Russia or India which are known to be chess powers. So it seems that the rest of the players can’t handle playing with a computer which only operates an educational software, the fact we alwayswant to emphasize. A computer that after all has to be defeated. Although there are some more difficult tasks, generally it is easy to win, but you have to learn and practice by playing our game. The fact that someone is a good chess player means nothing in Goldchess. Goldchess is a new formula, modern chess and the lack of Goldchess knowledge in chess education is the main reason standing behind the lack of success. In other words, someone who does not learn English will not speak it. In a chess tournament, a player who has some debut shortcomings will be able to play only the debuts that he or she knows. In Goldchess, without knowledge of Goldchess techniques, there is no winning opportunity, even for those who hold a title of a grandmaster. Practical knowledge of Goldchess will soon become an obligatory element of general chess knowledge. As we have already stated in another article, those chess players who will learn and master Goldchess techniques will be difficult to defeat and will prove to be better than others. Do you want to join the best? Explore Goldchess.
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Hats off! Part II

There is a sentence in the main article which offended one (sic!) reader who also happens to be a chess player. Namely: “In other words, the truth is that it is backyard style chess, not to say checkers, that won the competition.” I would like to clarify this. I wrote this statement, as it quite often happens, in a “spur of the moment.” But let’s start from the beginning. The rules of the championship were thoughtlessly constructed or, to say the least, constructed in an unfortunate way. There is a rule that in the event of a draw in the main match and in the following ones, both players should play rapid chess first, then lightning chess, and when there is still a draw, they should proceed to Armageddon. And what is Armageddon, you ask. When it comes to checkers, a trivial game in comparison to chess, you need ¼ or even one tenth of thinking that you do in a chess play. During Armageddon you simply do not think at all. You play according to what you see, guided by intuition, routine and encoded scheme. Those games are full of mistakes and overlooks on both sides and the level is non-existent, amateur and backyard-like. That is one horrendous distortion and caricature of chess. If this option were to happen, the title would be a matter of chance, coincidence and, to put it mildly, worthless.
I wrote that statement with these thoughts in mind. So with all due respect for rapid and lightning chess, the sentence should go like this: It’s good that the Armageddon option didn’t happen because in this way the backyard style, not to say checkers, whichever you prefer, would have won the competition. A very interesting concept proposed in a comment of one of our readers is that in the event of a draw in the main match, the victory and the title should be awarded to the contender. Up to now it was exactly the opposite. And I approve this idea. Such a different concept would cause that the world champion would have to practically prove that he deserves to keep his title. And a draw means that he loses both his crown and title.
I’m all for it but everything is, naturally, in the hands of FIDE. However, it is rather hard to expect anything reasonable coming from them, if such masterminds as the one who created the rules are at the controls there. Unless maybe something has changed after the election. 🙂

Hats off!

Goldchess comments:
And here we have our new yet old world champion. As a matter of fact, the match ended in the fast chessformula limited to three games. And the truth is that Carlsen should be given the title of the world champion, however, only in rapid chess. In which he actually won that title. Naturally, it could have also been decided that in the event of a draw in the main match the title of the Universal World Champion would remain with Carlsen.
Allowing this situation is, undoubtedly, a mistake and the fault of Caruana who could not win even a single game in the main match. During the match he should have been aware that he had to win at least one of the 12 rounds because in the tie-break, that is in speed chess, Carlsen surely would prove to be better than him. On the other hand, Carlsen did not turn out to be a titan either as he was not able to win against Caruana in the regular match.
I supported Carlsen but, in my opinion, he owes his victory to the fact that he chose a soft option and truly took the line of least resistance. In other words, the truth is that it is backyard style chess, not to say checkers, that won the competition. Oh well, at least he has the title and crown, right? So, hats off to the new world champion.

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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Goldchess Inspiration

We are organizing a Millionaire tournament, which will be a worldwide hit. We invite millions of chess players to join us. With Goldchess we are opening a new chapter in the history of chess.
We are changing the nature of chess. Goldchess is not only fun with chess. We are contributing to the world chess achievements thousands of beautiful games, innovative, unknown solutions, attacks and combinations. We want Goldchess to become a recognized branch of chess, just as solving is.And we will submit a relevant request to FIDE.
Goldchess can make chess super attractive for media and much more popular than it is now.
Goldchess is the future of chess. Millions of players competing in tournaments.
Prize pools worth millions of dollars. Everyone having the same chance.

Goldchess inspires. It teaches how to play efficiently and beautifully.
A complete novelty! Play and learn already now to win the Millionaire tournament later.

Bobby Fischer Tournament – traditional & online

For the American Internal Revenue Service Bobby Fischer is an ungrateful payer who evaded taxation.(The IRS fought for Fischer’s inheritance worth $ 2 million, but a court in Reykjavík decided to award it to his wife).There is a common saying according to which there are two things in life you cannot avoid: death and taxes.Fischer proved a half of it is not true.
For the American judiciary in turn Robert was a criminal who by means of playing a match against Spassky broke the laws of the USA which at that time imposed economic sanctions on Russia because of its involvement in the war in Bosnia.Heartless and mindless officials were incapable of understanding and respecting the fact that chess is a free and independent game beyond the dirty mess of politics, with which it should not be mixed up.

Finally, for chess players from the USA and from all over the world Robert James Fischer is an Icon, and a chess genius.To commemorate him, we will hold a stationary and online Bobby Fischer Tournament in the USA or, alternatively, in Reykjavík, Iceland.It will be available not only to 1,000 players (as we plan) who will play in the tournament room, but also to an unlimited number of players from all over the world, who will have a possibility to take part in it via the web site.The contestants will be expected to solve problems based on positions from Bobby’s games, chess gems made by Goldchess in which we tried to preserve the style and brilliance of Fischer’s playing.Anyone can commemorate him and play in our tournament.It is planned for November or December 2018, or for 17 January 2019, which will be 11th anniversary of Fischer’s death.The prize pool will be at least $5,000.The final amount of the prize pool, which will depend on the number of participants, will be published 3 days before the commencement of the Tournament. We hope numerous players will become interested in participation.

Goldchess – a chance for immortality

Chess got lost a bit. When I look at those chess tournaments, games for masses, where everyone treats others as rivals, those fights for points, rankings, winners, everything is so limited, so narrowed down to a sort of an athletic competition. All of that makes little sense.
Ok, the tournament was organized, 1000 games were played. The question is, how many of them deserve to be remembered, admired, honored, and immortalized? How many of them will make the history of chess? What is the contribution of the players of a particular tournament to the legacy of chess heritage? If there is no such contribution whatsoever, why did this tournament take place at all? Couldn’t they just play some leg games under the table? Intellectually, it would do as much difference.
In Goldchess, this style of tournament fades away and practically does not exist. The most important thing is creativity, creating a game that will live forever. Shown after 100 or 1000 years from now, it will still amaze the spectators. And we reward players for such games.
Goldchess is a change. With us – you create. There is no tension and stress in the tournament, there is a looseness, providing psychological comfort and allowing the creation of beautiful combinations. Because creating beauty is the most important thing at Goldchess. Each chess player should leave something behind. Goldchess makes it possible. Here you will create your own chess masterpiece and gain chess immortality.

Goldchess – a pass to eternity.

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Goldchess. Outer Space and FB

I am from the world of chess, representing a species of people with profound and in-depth thinking. And I would like to convey to everyone, especially to chess players, what I have observed. FB makes people shallow. It fosters superficiality. And worst of all, people mostly do not realize it and do not notice it. I have noticed it. People, if they like something, even if it is only intuitively, limit themselves to click on “like” and everything ends there. Generally they do not know exactly what they “liked”. Example: I introduce the chess players to a novelty: Goldchess, a new way of chess, which contains a variety of different components. Among other things: the Live (chess) Puzzle game. People look at it and click their “likes”. Naturally, I imagine that when they clicked “like”, they would also click on the link, enter the site and solve the problem waiting there, as Live Puzzle, although it offers prizes of US$ 250 in total, is a free game and anyone can win. However, nothing like that happens. Someone clicks a “like” on Live Puzzle and nothing else follows, there is no further sequence. The “liking” person does not enter the site, does not read the contents, does not give it a try, does not send in a solution and does not win the prize. Just a superficial reaction.
Goldchess can be compared with the flights to the outer space. Someone passes by – say, a travel agency – where he or she can get a free ticket for a flight, clicks “like” and goes away. Never flies anywhere, never takes up an opportunity, never comes to know anything. Does he or she lose something? Certainly, yes. But the opportunity still awaits there. A chance to go back, take a ticket and fly. So, give up the superficiality and recover yourself. The fun of knowing Goldchess for a chess player is nothing less than a flight to another galaxy. Check it out for yourself.