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Information about games results

2017-06-24

Winners

Gold 0-30,31,32 Arman Manukyan, Brain Titan
Gold 0-29 Alex Nurijanyan, Brilliant Player
Gold 0-28 Arman Manukyan, Brilliant Player, without winning a queen, but a fantastic conception, see:
Gold 0-27 Areg Karapetyan, Brilliant Player, see solution
Gold 0-26 Alex Nurijanyan, Brilliant Player
Gold 0-25 Alex Nurijanyan, one move faster, see
Gold 0-24 Alex Nurijanyan, 6 min. time, Areg Karapetyan, jointly
Gold 0-23 Alex Nurijanyan- phenomenal solution

Gold 0-22 Alex Nurijanyan
Gold 0-21 Arman Manukyan
Gold 0-20 Areg Karapetyan
Gold 0-19 Areg karapetyan
Gold 0-18 Alex Nurijanyan, bravo!
Gold 0-17, winner Areg Karapetyan, solved after 5,5 hour

congratulations

2017-04-29

Gold 0-17 tomorrow, on Sunday, 17.00 CET
 

2017-04-15

Gold 0 (up to 16 years), starts at 5 p.m. CET (every Saturday)

Winners – see Winners medal

2016-08-06

Gold 0 - only for chess players up to 16 years
Task 10
Winner Konrad Jasiński, position from the game Fier-Warakomski rewarded by Goldchess.

2016-07-28

US$50 Prize in Gold 0 – task 9 - 30.07.2016
If you are one move faster, the prize will rise to US$ 500!*
 
*That option is available only for the participants of our tournaments

2016-07-27

Goldchess website founded prizes for the most beautiful game of the Mieczysław Najdorf Tournament Warsaw 2016. 
Below are the winners and the awarded games /2x500PLN/
GM Alex  Fier, Fier-Warakomski, Tournament A

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2016-07-26

Czopor-Mościcka, Tournament B

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2016-07-25

Gold 0 task 8
-position 25, of the chess game Czopor-Mościcka, Najdorf Tournament, Warsaw-July 2016.
The game awarded for the beauty of by the portal Goldchess.
winner Rafał Siwik
solution

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2016-07-22

Task 7 - Saturday 2 p.m CET
Winner Rafał Siwik - title Brilliant Player
solution

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2016-07-05

Task 6, Saturday 2 p.m. CET
winner Rafał Siwik-$50-Brilliant Player
solution

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2016-07-05

Task 5 - winner Piotr Niedbał - double prize $100 - title Brilliant Player

victory on 22 move, from position 7
position from the chess game Jan Kujawski-Adrian Kurz-winning by black
Piotr solution - currently in the UK

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2016-05-07

Gold 0 - task 3 
no one solved, we show solution
position after 29 moves

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2016-05-07

It seems there are only poor players in Gold 0. And the poorest are from India; hundreds of them visit our website but none of them has submitted a good solution in either Gold 0 or Genius Test. Also, none of them has played in Rosija-America or Independent.
It appears that Anand is the only one out there who knows how to play chess. And reportedly in India there are over 100 million chess players… If it’s true, then show us your skills.
Apart from Chess Department China, we intended to open Chess Department India, but probably it won't be necessary. 

Goldchess team

2016-03-19

task 2 

mate in 25 - there is no Winner, solved the task only Professional
solution

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2016-03-12

Gold 0 - game only for amateurs, $50 prize

Task1-winner Piotr Niedbał
Solution-from position after 24 moves

 

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2016-03-05

Accumulation! - Prize $250

Task 41 currently on – 135 weeks nobody solved task

From the position of the task 41 is possible mate in 26 - we will show it in the film: "How to solve the task of Goldchess"

We want only mate in the 29th. Hint: walking around in circles King

mate 29.Qh6-forcefull in 5

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2015-09-26

Michał Stolarski sent the next solution. It is not appropriate, but beautiful. And it would be even more beautiful if played 29.gf3 mate.

look

 

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2013-09-14

Task 40 - winner Grosmaster
author's and player's solutions

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2013-07-20

Now - Task 40
Task 39 – winner Puchaaa
player’s solution

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2013-07-06

Task 38
winner Puchaa

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2013-07-05

Winner Puchaaa - master solution

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2013-06-23

Task 36 - winner Pepe

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2013-06-22

Task 35 - winner Gelu

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2013-06-12

Task 34
Winner - Grosmaster. One move faster

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2013-05-25

Task 32-33
Draw by perpetual check in 33 -7 checks
No one has done the task 31-32-33, draw in 33, by perpetual check in 7 moves
Best player’s solution- draw in 35 –player Puchaaa16

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2013-05-19

Task31-author's solution-18. Bh6

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2013-05-11

Task29
Winner - Grosmaster. Mate in 25, forceful in 5!
Featured game.

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2013-05-04

Task29
-mate in 41, forceful in 8
Winner - Grosmaster. Mate in 40, forceful in 9!
Featured game.

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2013-04-27

Task28
-mate in 37, forceful in the sixth
Task copyright from The Best, of the III Round. Additionally in Gold0, we show five author’s moves.
 

2013-04-27

Game 28 won the player Gelu. Here's his solution.
 

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2013-04-27

Other interesting solution-Grosmaster
 

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2013-04-27

Solution Copyright Goldchess

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2013-04-20

Game 27-Mate in 25
Prize $50
Winner Grosmaster
The same solution as the author. See

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2013-04-13

Game 26-mate in 20
Prize $50
Winner - Grosmaster. Player's solution
 

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2013-04-06

Task 25
Winner Grosmaster - 2 moves faster than the author

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2013-03-30

Game 23-rd-
winner Gelu 1001-prize $100
-author's solution

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2013-03-30

Game 24
Winner-Grosmaster
player's solution

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2013-03-16

2013-03-16

Who first, this better

Game 22-Victory in 34

$50 prize

2013-03-16

Player Gelu1001 done and sent task 22 after 3 minutes!
Title - Quick Brain Titan

2013-03-09

Who first, this better Game 21st – checkmate in 19 $50 prize

The 20-game victory 33, won the prize Grosmaster, but the best solution to send Pepe, the 27th victory

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2013-03-09

Game 21 ended.
Prize won Puchaaa 16, but the most beautiful solution with dedication Queen sent Pepe. Look

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2013-03-02

Who first, this better
Game 20th – victory in 33
$50 prize

2013-02-23

Who first, this better
Game 19th – Mate in 34- a little difficult
$50 prize

2013-02-16

Who first, this better
Game 18th – Victory in 26 move
$50 prize

2013-02-11

17 Task was not difficult. Player Grossmaster sent solution after 7 minutes, about 2.07p.m.
Player’s solution

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2013-02-09

Who first, this better
Game 17th – Victory in 27 move
$50 prize

2013-02-04

Player Grosmaster did task 16 one move earlier than author.
Player’s solution

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2013-02-02

Who first, this better
Game 16th – Mate in 25moves
$50 prize

Game 15
Player’s solution

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2013-01-26

Who first, this better
Game 15th – 20victory
$50 prize

Game 14
Player’s solution

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2013-01-19

Game 14th – 25checkmate
$50 prize

Game 13
Author's and player's solution

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2013-01-12

Player Grosmaster checkmated in 32 pawn, but in a different way than the author.
Receives $ 150 prize.
We show the solution to the player and author

Currently, we have a new task, nr.13
Reward: $ 100!

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2013-01-05

Game no. 12
Eighth week, no one has done the job.
Mat 32, a pawn.
Prize $ 250!

2012-12-29

Game no.11
Seventh week, no one has done the job.
Mat 32, a pawn.
Prize $ 250!

2012-12-22

Game no.10

Another accumulation in Gold0!
Sixth week, no one has done the job.

Mate 32, a pawn.

Prize $ 250!

2012-12-15

Accumulation x 5!

Fifth week, no one has done the job.

Mate 32, a pawn.

Prize x 5 = $ 250

We present batch entry submitted by the player gelu1001-mate in 34, due to its precise beauty.

2012-12-08

Accumulation!

Fourth week, no one has done the job.

Mate 32, a pawn.

Prize x 4 = $ 200

2012-12-01

Accumulation!

Third week, no one has done the job.

Mate 32, a pawn.

Prize x 3 - $ 150

2012-11-24

Nobody solved the problem, mate in 32 with a pawn.

Cumulation, prize $100

2012-11-17

The same player Pepe gave a 30-mate pawn move. Here's the solution.

$100 as a reward and in addition the Brain Titan Class I title.

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2012-11-10

Cuu-muuu-lation at Gold0!
Doubled prize in Gold0!
$ 100

Last task
A different solution than the author's one was provided for the last week's task. A player won the game one move earlier than the author and they were awarded the title of Class I Brain Titan.

Accumulated prize: $ 100.

Moreover, the unsolved author's task is not canceled, however, the solution to be provided has to match the author's one.

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2012-11-03

Cumulation! Prize x 2!

Nobody has resolved last week's task, that's why we have now prize cumulation in Gold0.

Good luck!

2012-10-27

Third task has been resolved by gelu1001 player in another way than author did it. In the archive of Gold0 game you can find ready to download: starting position, player's solution and author solution.

For the fourth week we have prepared new, sensational task.

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2012-10-13

Today, at 17.38 we have received solution of task 2 from GoldChess 0 game, sent by gelu1001. As we know, he resolved this task in 10 minutes! Congratulations! Another prize and title goes to him - see in our Winners section.
gelu1001's solution, as well as the starting position, are enclosed.

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2012-10-09

First task has been resolved. $50 prize.
Winner - gelu1001 was the first one who has sent solution. Nobody is faster?

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Task 32
Draw by perpetual check in 33 - 7 checks

2016-10-15

A pause to appeal
 
The best Russian chess magazine

"64-Шахматное обозрение", that is „64” from Moscow, has assumed the media patronage over Chess Department Rosija.
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1st Edition of the Rosija-America Tournament - a summary.
During the tournament the contenders played games - problems based on authentic positions from the Anand-Gelfand match. 
The participants won prizes worth US 26,150 in total.
Players from Chess Department America turned out to be better and won 70% of the prizes.
On the other hand, no Russian played for Chess Department Rosija.
The most beautiful games are presented in the Featured solutions section.
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The Rosija-America Tournament is finished. We have enlivened the Anand-Gelfand match in our replay. There were lots of emotions and surprises in the form of player’s own games, e.g. in the 15th and the last – 16th round. Although no one provided the author’s solution, our player’s submitted their own, even more beautiful solutions, e.g. a professional from China and an amateur from England. And this is the game that I would like to present to you. It was created by a law student of the Sunderland University in the UK, Piotr Niedbał.
In a short interview he told us: “I’m a 1984 elo chess player, in Poland I have the 1st Category rating. Chess has been my passion since I can remember, this is why I do my best to train daily. My dream is to become a Grandmaster.
We partially fulfill this dream. For this exceptional game Piotr is awarded 1,500 USD prize and the first well-earned title of Goldchess Grandmaster.
Thank you, Piotr, and keep on playing like that.
Let’s take a look on how Piotr solved the position from the 13th game (round 16) in which Gelfand played white; this game ended with a draw after 32 moves. For the record, Piotr started with the position after 13 moves.

 

2016-07-09

January 16 to July 30             Anand-Gelfand match - replay in Goldchess

Round 16 - we play for US $3000

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Department Rosija

1-st round, 16.01, prize $1000 - winner  IM Paweł Weichhold PL SOLUTION
2-nd round, 23.01,prize $1000 - winner Nikolaj Morozowski   RU SOLUTION
3-rd round, 30.01, prize $1000 - there is no winner-possible solution- 1move earlier  SOLUTION
4-th round, 06.02, prize $1000 - winner Krystian Jacek PL-see SOLUTION
5-th round, 13.02, prize $  500 - winner Krystian Jacek PL - not author's SOLUTION
6-th round, 20.02, prize $1000 - Krystian Jacek PL SOLUTION
7-th round, 27.02, prize $ 500 - Paweł Weichhold PL SOLUTION
8-th round, March 12, prize $10 000 - Both Departments playing for the same prize SOLUTION
9-th round, June 11, prize $1000-there is no winner SOLUTION
10-th round, June 18, prize $1000-there is no winner SOLUTION
11-th round, June 25, prize $1000- Krystian Jacek SOLUTION
12-th round, July 2nd, prize $1000- IM Paweł Weichhold SOLUTION
13-th round, prize $1000- IM Pawel Weichhold SOLUTION
14-th round, prize $1000- there is no winner SOLUTION
15-th round, prize $1000- Goldchess solution SOLUTION
Grand Finale
16-th round, July 30, prize $3 000- professional from China
SOLUTION

 

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2016-08-10

A pause to appeal
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1st Edition of the Rosija-America Tournament - a summary.
 
During the tournament the contenders played games - problems based on authentic positions from the Anand-Gelfand match. 
The participants won prizes worth US 26,150 in total.
 
Players from Chess Department America turned out to be better and won 70% of the prizes.
On the other hand, no Russian played for Chess Department Rosija.
The most beautiful games are presented in the Featured solutions section.

 

2016-07-09

January 16 - July 30          Anand Gelfand match - replay in Goldchess
Round 16 - we play for US $3000

The Rosija-America Tournament is finished. We have enlivened the Anand-Gelfand match in our replay. There were lots of emotions and surprises in the form of player’s own games, e.g. in the 15th and the last – 16th round. Although no one provided the author’s solution, our player’s submitted their own, even more beautiful solutions, e.g. a professional from China and an amateur from England. And this is the game that I would like to present to you. It was created by a law student of the Sunderland University in the UK, Piotr Niedbał.
In a short interview he told us: “I’m a 1984 elo chess player, in Poland I have the 1st Category rating. Chess has been my passion since I can remember, this is why I do my best to train daily. My dream is to become a Grandmaster.
We partially fulfill this dream. For this exceptional game Piotr is awarded 1,500 USD prize and the first well-earned title of Goldchess Grandmaster.
Thank you, Piotr, and keep on playing like that.

 

Let’s take a look on how Piotr solved the position from the 13th game (round16) in which Gelfand played white; this game ended with a draw after 32 moves. For the record, Piotr started with the position after 13 moves.

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Department America

1-st round, 16.01, prize  $1000 - winner Krystian Jacek PL SOLUTION
2-nd round, 23.01,prize $1000 - winner John Morawski Milwake US SOLUTION
3-rd round, 30.01, prize $1000 - winner Piotr Niedbal PL-Great Britain, one move faster  SOLUTION
4-th round, 06.02, prize $1000 - winner Paweł Weichhold PL SOLUTION
5-th round, 13.02, prize $1000 - Paweł Weichhold PL - one move earlier SOLUTION
6-th round, 20.02, prize $1000 - Krystian Jacek PL SOLUTION
7-th round, 27.02, prize $ 500 - winner Krystian Jacek SOLUTION
8-th round, March 12, prize $10 000 - winners-IM Jakub Czakon, Bilgun Gumbold CN-amateur SOLUTION
9-th round, June 11, prize $1000-nie ma zwycięzcy SOLUTION
10-th round, June 18, prize $1000-nie ma zwycięzcy SOLUTION
11-th round, June 25, prize $1000- there is no winner  
12-th round, July 2nd, prize $1000- Piotr Niedbał-amateur SOLUTION
13-th round, prize $1000- winner Piotrn Niedbał amateur SOLUTION
14-th round, prize $1000- winner IM Paweł Weichhold SOLUTION
15-th round, prize 1000-winner Piotr Niedbal amateur SOLUTION
Grand Finale
16-th round, July, prize $3 000 - Piotr Niedbal-amateur
SOLUTION

 

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2016-08-10

A pause to appeal
 
The 2nd Edition will start on 15 October, just as the Rosija-America Tournament. 
That is not a problem as in the Independent tournament players play against the clock. 
The time is counted from the moment when a task is downloaded, which can be done on any day, at any time, whenever you feel like playing. 
 
Entry fee of $25. Prize pool of $12,000. 8 rounds with prizes of $1,000, 2 rounds (5th and 10th) with prizes of $2,000.

The amounts of prizes may be increased.
We will play for 10 weeks. One task will be published every week, until the 17th of December.
You will be able to register and pay the entry fee from 1 October.

The contender who is the 100th one to pay the entry fee will receive a bonus of $100. The player who pays the entry fee No. 1,000 will receive a bonus of $1,000.
Feel invited to join us

2016-08-09

1st edition of the Independent Tournament - play when you want has ended.
 
Event summary
The beginning was terrible. After two successful rounds the players got stuck on the 3rd task and couldn’t solve it in 6 consecutive rounds. 
Things got better in the second half. 
The hero of the Tournament was Krystian Jacek, who triumphed individually or as a team member in 6 out of 8 rounds, and won, amongst others, the prize for the 12th round, which was US$ 2,000. 
Nobody managed to solve the problem in the last, 16th round. CEEC did not let anyone beat it and nobody won the prize of USD 2,000.

2016-07-30

Unique Goldchess games
In the 15th round of the Independent Tournament, Krystian Jacek sent us a very beautiful solution that we are glad to present. It is really delightful and also two moves faster than the author’s solution. It was possible because the CEEC is not playing at a Grandmaster’s level but only at 1800 ELO level, which allows to carry out spectacular combinations. Therefore, the solution is not completely error-free, for example: after 24...Rb8, or ...b5/ ... instead of Bd7 /, we would have only a draw. A breakthrough moment of the game is the move 19. If the Black had not captured the queen straightaway but moved 19 ... + Nf3, Black would have won the game.
20.Kd1 ed5 - now you can capture the queen safely
21.Nd6 + Kf8 - White resign.
However, the CEEC "thinks" in its own way and the temptation to capture the queen was stronger thus we have this game which will be placed in the collection of the distinguished as one of the most beautiful Goldchess games.
Referring to the Andersen’s Immortal Game, the solution in question has a similar flaw. If Black played stronger in the 20 move, not 20 ... Na6 but for example 20 ... f6, there would be ... no Immortal Game of Andersen.
In the end of our game the black queen could of course have been captured by checkmating, but we show here an original variant of the participant, because we believe that NON-CAPTURING of the queen makes this game even more pretty. Whereas, the author’s solution, also sacrificing the queen, is more stable and could take place in the real tournament game. See both solutions below. Goldchess… it is so simple
player's solution

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2016-07-29

Goldchess solutuion

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2016-07-16

Currently round 14 - prize $1000
Winner Krystian Jacek

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2016-07-15

Round 13-winner IM Pawel Weichhold, solution other than the author's  

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2016-07-03

Round 12th - prize $2000

Only one... Only one chess player sent the correct solution to the problem of 12th round. He solved it in 1.5 hour.
The award of $ 2000 goes to Krystian Jacek! Title - Future Gold Player
 

Attention! The chess player that purchases the license n° 500 for the Independent Tournament will be granted a US$ 500 bonus, and the buyer of the license n°1,000 will obtain the prize worth US$ 2,500!!!
 

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2016-07-02

Round 11th
Winner Krystian Jacek
not author's solution
position after 15 moves
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2016-06-25

Round 10
Winner Krystian Jacek
not author's solution

see

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2016-06-18

Round 9 - winners

Krystian Jacek, Paweł Weichhold - prize $1000
they both provided the author's solution, bravo

solution-see

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2016-05-14

Round 8 ----? Nobody solved.

We show solution-see
position after 22 -23.b4

Simple?

 

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2016-05-07

Round 7th
Nobody solved
 

2016-05-04

2016-04-30

Round 6th
Nobody solved author solution of 2nd round. Accumulation – prize $1500
try

2016-04-29

Round 5th
next beauty, but not author solution too

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2016-04-17

Round 4th
Nobody solved author solution of 2nd round. Accumulation – prize $1500

2016-04-16

Round 3rd
Beautiful, but not author solution

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2016-04-09

Round 2
Winner – Paweł Weichchold-three moves faster than the author

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2016-04-03

Round I-unanimously won IM Paweł Weichhold - the most beautiful solution
for this party awarded the title of Gold Brain Titan
position after three movements - the solution of Pawel

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2016-03-27

We already have first players in the Independent Chess Department.
Number 1 is IM Grzegorz Nasuta, who has paid as the first, the tournament fee. 

Professionals and amateurs from China are welcome to participate.

Great Independent Chess Department…task1 - $1000 prize
We start at 5.00 pm CET-polish time, before…

Happy Easter
GT

2016-07-28

We invite you to participate. 
We are waiting to complete the set of players. 
Goldchess team

2017-07-11

GT July, Tal style - $100 prize wins first
Winner - Alex Nurijanyan Armenia !
Congratulations
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solution

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2017-06-01

GT May. Not submitted 10 solutions. In this case wins first - Sargis Manukyan Armenia- author’s solution.

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2017-03-16

 
Genius Test, March 2-there are two winners, Sargis Manukyan and Hayk Yeritsyan, - distinction, see in -Winners

2017-03-01

2 winners.
1. Sammed Shete, India, sent first, original - prize $ 30.
2. Manukyan, 3 solution. Author's solution, plus two prettiest - prize $ 70.

2017-02-22

Genius Test February 2
Goldchess Author performed a checkmate with a dark-squared bishop. However, it came out that one may mate with the dark-squared bishop as well as with the light-squared one. Both solutions were sent in by Hayk Yeritsyan from Armenia and therefore he is the winner.

2017-02-01

I do not see solutions from India

Genius Test February - Winner is only one!
Great... Hayk Yeritsyan! Armenia!

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2017-01-16

Genius Test January2 - winner? - GM Gianni PL

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2017-01-03

Genius Test January - Gianni

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2016-12-19

GT December - GM Artur Jakubiec

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2016-11-22

In Genius Test we help Carlsen to win game 8. $250 prize
see: Featured solutions

2016-11-02

Genius Test-solution other than the author's, S. Manukyan

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2016-10-31

There is a problem which may even require an arbitration. A player has submitted a beautiful solution for the Genius Test. Yet, it is not a proper solution, as it is a checkmate and not a victory, and a wrong variant, although the conditions, which included first capturing and then sacrificing the queen, have been met. Furthermore, to put it mildly, CEEC's 27th move in our test is 27. ...Rxf6, and not 27. ...Kg7, as in the player's version. So, the solution cannot be acknowledged, but let's examine it closely.

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2016-10-25

Task for October is extremely tricky. I could not find the solution in 28 movements but only 29 movements. Yet I think my solution is nice and that is why I am sharing it with you by mail.
I spend quite a long time to come up with the solution... Thanks for the interesting game..
Chris Lau China

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2016-10-08

Genius Test October, we are fighting for US $ 300
Goldchess and Genius Test it is beauty, beauty and beauty.
Starting from this position it is possible to mate on move 24, or victory on move 22.
see v22 by Piotr Niedbał

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2016-10-01

Genius Test September
 
Because we haven't received 10 correct solutions, we have not performed the draw and the first solution sent to us wins the contest.
congratulations
 

 

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2016-09-04

Genius Test October, brilliant game, $300 prize
The task-position from the game Carlsen-Ivanchuk 2007
original

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2016-09-01

Winner GT August
Chris 洋刘· - China

congratulations
 

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2016-08-01

Genius Test, 1 August, 17:00 hrs CET
 
Genius Test - learn how to play beautifully.
If nobody manages to solve the problem, on 15 July at 5:00 p.m. CET the prize will be lowered and another 7 moves will be presented. That will be the position after 29 moves.
 
Position from 15th game of Anand-Gelfand match.
US$ 200 prize. Only own solutions.
In the 14th round of the Rosija-America tournament the problem has not been solved

2016-07-25

The next contest Genius Test August 1st, 5 p.m. CET, $200 prize
solution of July

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2016-07-23

Genius Test July - $200! - winner Piotr Niedbał UK

Two from among the best Goldchess IM players, Paweł Weichhold and Krystian Jacek, 
sent in 2 solutions of Genius Test June edition, each of them a different one. 
We show you both of them, take a look and admire. The two winners shared the prize. 
However, nobody has sent a solution identical with the one proposed by the author. 
Therefore we double the prize to US$ 200 and give the same task in Genius Test edition for July. 
As an exception, the winner shall be the player who first sends in the author’s solution. 
There is a tip to make it easier for you: the author’s solution starts with a different move than the two solutions we show you. 
Current information indicating that the proper solution has already been sent and the US$ 200 prize has already been won will be available at Hot line. 
We invite chess players from the whole world to participate. Win US$ 200 and the title of Goldchess Genius. 
IM Paweł Weichhold-solution

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2016-06-30

Krystian Jacek solution

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2016-06-30

IM Paweł Weichhold 2

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2016-06-30

IM Paweł Weichhold 3

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2016-06-14

Genius Test - one brilliant move (last)
Additional contest on May 22, 5 p.m. CET, prize $100
victory on 39 move, position 33
 
2016-06-19 NOBODY SOLVED - only 6 moves - we show solution

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2016-05-10

This is what the winner of May version of Genius Test, Kristian Jacek, who is very talented chess player with an official ranking of 2165  (due to not playing too much), but in reality with a ranking 2400, had to say about us:
 
goldchess.com portal offers a variety of interesting chess games and problems. One of them is Genius Test, which is free with a large prize fund. The problem that was posted in May was nothing that I expected. Wb1 move was a beautiful move that used an overload motive, which shows the beautiful, deep nature of Chess. It is very nice to discover this nature. The best examples of this tactics are known people in chess community, such as Michaił Tal who gave up half of his figures just mate with the last ones! There is also Robert Fischer who is known as „Wonderful Child” because of his chess talent by which he outran his times.
I recommend for you to get to know those people and watch their best chess games, they are simply amazing. They will also bring your skills up, so it will be easier for you to solve chess problems in Genius test and Goldchess problems in general, as we admire beauty in chess.
In the end, I would like to thank goldchess.com portal that it arise for us - chess players, and for opportunity to solve such a beautiful chess problems.
Krystian Jacek, rank 2165

2016-05-04

Genius Test May
It's a winner! Super Genius Goldchess! Prize $150!

Krystian Jacek PL
see the solution /35.Rb1!!/

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2016-05-02

Genius Test, May 2nd - task free-today – start today 4pm CET - play
..................only one a brilliant move-play from the given position

Prize $150, title –Super Genius Goldchess
Win on 40 move. There are 2 ways to solve. The move 31.Nc6 prohibited.
position of task

 

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2016-05-01

Free game
Test of Genius 3rd – April

Task3 -23.Qh7checkmate, with a brilliant sacrifice 3 figures

Nobody solved. We show solution-see
position after 14 moves – 18.Rd7!
Simple?

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2016-04-01

Test of Genius 2nd - March 

19-03 at 4 pm CET - polish time 

Solutions in the file CEEC / extension .png / send email updates contact@goldchess.com, with -Genius test- in the subject

Prizes

1.       $100 - author variant only- there is no Winner
2.       $50 - Krystian Jacek
3.       $25 - Paweł Wiechhold

Task 2

Mate In 31- sacfifice Queen-author solution

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2016-02-13

See if you can make a brilliant move and send the solution.
For the first three, title - Genius Goldchess and 3x$100
mate in 55
We have 3 winners
1. Pawel Weichhold,
2. Krystian Jacek
3. Michal Stolarski
All receive prizes of $ 100, and the titles of Genius Goldchess
Congratulations
Solution Pawel’s, position after 43 moves.

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2017-07-01

GCorner July - the task solved FM Sargis Manukyan Armenia

solution

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2017-07-01

GM Corner June. There is no winner. 3 distinctions, 1.Alex Nurijanyan + $50, 2.Tigran Petrosyan, 3.Lukasz Luba.
Alex game

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2017-06-01

GC May. There is no winner. 2 distinctions, Alex Nurijanyan, Tigran Petrosyan.
Alex game

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2017-06-01

GCorner June-starts on Wednesday 5.00 pm CET

2017-04-05

There is a winner! Tigran Petrosyan of Armenia solved a problem at Grandmaster Corner April ! Award plus Goldchess Grandmaster title!
congratulations
see

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2013-03-16

Two players made the task of Grandmaster corner. Received Goldchess Grandmaster titles. / see-List of Winners /
Reward: $ 1000 for Grandmaster which will make mate move faster, still waiting.

2013-02-12

Nothing is impossible for the players!
Player Grosmaster in the game Grandmaster Corner gave mat in 23 move and won the title
Goldchess Grandmaster!

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2017-04-01

 For the April Contest we send only the games played in April 2017, indicating the date and the tournament.
 

Beauty Contest March
The first place ex aequo, Piotr Karwacki Poland, 10 years old!
and Sammed Shete India – tournament games
Honorable mentions for: – Pawel Weichhold vs CEEC
Congratulations 

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2017-03-31

Sammed Shete game

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2017-03-31

Pawel Weichhold game

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2017-02-28

January - February, nobody sent any games to the Beauty Contest

No information yet.

2016-10-10

The next GIG Small tournament December 11th - sunday, 11 am New York time

2016-09-02

Goldchess Instant Game – GIG Small 
1st Edition starts on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at 11.00 a.m. New York Time
= 18.00 Moscow, 20.30 Delhi, 23.00 Beijing, 17.00 Poland
Entries accepted from today. 
Welcome to the GIG Small tournament

2016-09-02

Tournament in the preparing

2017-08-03

Immortal tournament - hit of the world. open 24 hours a Day. win high $ prize and title - stay Immortal Player! :)

IMMortal -  *Prize pool US $7000, you play at once

Task1 - $3000 prize-nobody solved since July 3 - title Diamond Immortal Player
Task2 - $1000 prize-nobody solved since July 3 - title Gold Immortal Player
Task3.2 - $500 prize - the first solved. there is a new task – title Silver Immortal Player
Task4 - $500 prize - nobody solved since July 3 - title Silver Immortal Player
Task5 - $500 prize - nobody solved since July 3 - title Silver Immortal Player
Task6 - $500 prize - title Silver Immortal Player
Task7 - $500 prize - title Silver Immortal Player
Task8 - $500 prize - title Silver Immortal Player

Computer draws a problem (task). Entry fee $10
We send only one solution.

2017-06-05

Fanfares !!!
There is the first winner! Łukasz Luba, Poland. He solved the problem 3. Look at how to play.
$ 500 prize and title Gold Immortal Player!
Great congratulations!
solution

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2017-06-04

IMMortal - Stress less with Goldchess

Chess is a beautiful game, but chess tournaments mean strong emotions and… plenty of stress. Or rather they did until Goldchess was invented.

Our tournaments are stress-free. If you don’t win in your first attempt playing in accordance with the Organizer’s guidelines, don’t worry. You can try again starting from the initial position.If you don’t win within the time limit set for a given game, that’s not a problem, either. You can win next time.You haven’t won, that’s true. But you haven’t lost, either, and we will never let you experience a taste of defeat.We guarantee full psychological comfort.

Goldchess, anti-stress tournaments.

Join us!

2017-05-31

We have a good message. The Immortal tournament will start on Saturday, June 3rd at 5 pm CET

2017-07-30

The Millionaire Tournament *****
                                                                   The planned prize pool: $500,000

Anybody can take part in the tournament because everybody can win. Even an amatour chess player, without category.

*Now you can enrol for the Millionaire tournament from September 23rd 2017, till March 31st 2018, when the start list will be closed. An entry fee is required.

Entry fees
2. In the Millionaire Tournament, players can choose at their discretion one of 3 types of entry fee:
Type A- $50, (if the player wins, he/she will receive 100% of the prize)
Type B- $25, (if the player wins, he/she will receive 50% of the prize)
Type C- $10, (if the player wins, he/she will receive 30% of the prize)

According to the well-established custom, there are some bonuses awaiting the first participants that pay the registration fee:
The first one to pay shall receive a US$ 200 bonus;
The 333rd in order shall receive US$ 250;
777th in order shall receive US$ 300;
1000th in order shall receive US$500;

We will keep you updated on upcoming bonuses.

*The planned prize pool: $500,000

*The millionth player will receive a prize - a car worth ca. $ 25,000. If the number of participants is smaller than one million, the car will be the prize in a lottery for the first 100,000 participants.

*Players who do not submit any solution will take part in a lottery with 50-100 prizes of $100 - $500 each!

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Beginning and end

*The Millionaire Tournament will consist of 3 rounds to be held on April 13th-15th, 2018, ( Friday, Saturday, Sunday).

1st round on April 13th at  1:00 p.m. CET.

Game 1 will start at 1:00 p.m. CET and will last for 10 minutes. Prize: $ 25,000,
Game 2 will start at 1:11 p.m. CET and will last for 15 minutes. Prize: $ 50,000,

2nd round on April 14th at  1:00 p.m. CET.

Game 3 will start at 1:00 p.m. and will last for 15 minutes. Prize: $75,000,
Game 4 will start at 1:16 p.m. and will last for 20 minutes. Prize: $ 100,000,

3rd round on April 15th at  1:00 p.m. CET.

The final game 5 will start at 1:00 p.m. and will last for 30 minutes. Prize: $ 150,000

All 5 problems are based on positions from 5 games of World Champion Kasparov.

Note
The organizer reserves the right to change the times of starting particular rounds, and to change the Tournament dates to other days in April, probably to the 20th, 21st, 22nd of April 2018.

Goldchess CEO

2017-06-20

Goldchess Millionaire Tournament - for the very first time!

For the next year we are planning a tournament for one million chess players. Apart from prizes, the winners will receivesplendid titles and derive profound satisfaction from beating a million contenders.

*Chess Federations from the three countries represented by the largest numbers of players will receive bonuses in the following amounts:

1. $150 000 // 100 000
2. $100 000 //  50 000
3. $50 000 //    25 000

Description

*The tournament will consist of 5 consecutive games with the following prize amounts:

1. $  25 000 – time for submitting a solution: 10 minutes
2. $  50 000 – time for submitting a solution: 15 minutes
3. $  75 000 – time for submitting a solution: 15 minutes
4. $ 100 000 – time for submitting a solution: 20 minutes
5. $ 150 000 – time for submitting a solution: 30 minutes

Total duration - 1.5 hours.

*The first player to submit the correct solution will win the main prize.
The next 20 players will receive consolation prizes in a total amount equal to 10% of the main prize as a maximum.
For each game we will reward also up to 20 solutions we favor(other than the authors’ ones and solutions that do not meet the relevant criteria) .
*Players who do not submit any solution will take part in a lottery with 10 prizes of $500 each!
*The player who is the 1,000,000th contender will receive a car!

*The contenders may be divided into 3 categories:

1. Amateurs - no ranking or ELO ranking up to 2000
2. Professionals, ELO rating from 2001 to 2600
3. Top GMs, ELO rating above 2601.

*The organizer may share out the main prizeamong 3 winners, the first ones in their relevant groups in each of the aforementioned categories, based on the organizer’s own criteria.If there is no winner in one of the groups, the prize will remain at the disposal of the Organizer.

If the number of contenders is smaller or greater than one million, the amounts of prizes and bonuses may be changed.
The tournament date and the final amount of prize pool will be announced after the list of contenders is closed, on March 31 at the latest.

Players may enroll for the Tournament till September 22, 2017.

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If you are registering as a new player and are interested in participation in the Millionaire Tournament, please check the relevant option in the registration form.

Players who register on the www.goldchess.com portal under specific lucky numbers, for example with the 777 ending,  will be awarded bonuses and attractive prizes!
Gteam

 

2017-08-17

Non32, 17-08
task 1 – Winner Alex Nurijanyan, Armenia
task 2 – winners Krystian Jacek PL, Armenak Yeghiazaryan Armenia
we invite for next week

2017-08-10

Non31 - Armenak day
Problem 1 –m48, piece of cake. It was the same as v41 in Gold 0, just change 1 move and checkmate. This is really a task for a fast and well-oriented player who sends in his or her solution first, because anybody can solve it. The winner is Armenak Yeghiazaryan who shortened the author’s version by 3 moves! And the time: 1 minute 21 seconds! Bravo! The second place for Łukasz Luba. The same solution, time – 2:30. We split the prize: US$100 for Armenak, US$ 50 for Łukasz Luba
Problem 2 is a different story. Difficult. Anybody manages to solve it? Let’s see. Armenak first again. 7 moves ahead of the author! Time – 1:54. We have given an early position, after 13 moves. Too early. So Armenak found another, faster variant. Let’s wait and see if somebody sends in the author’s version.
Armenak is the winner for both problems. That’s his day! No author’s solution sent. But there is a distinction. For Krystian Jacek and his m29, beautiful and reckless game played with a great style. I have to be objective, though. Both solutions are not like the author’s version, so two prizes of US$ 100 for each. Congratulations for the winners. Kasparov is really inspiring!
As for the problem 2 – we will change the position and come back with it in next edition.
Feel invited.
 
PS. Of course, both players also receive additional points and prizes in Goldchess ranking.

2017-08-03

Non30

Today is a day for Great Chess. Both problems use positions from Kasparov’s games, namely games number 61 and number 223 from the Kasparov’s games collection.
Problem 1 – Checkmate with a pawn. Sorry the position for Problem 1 was given incorrectly. We will repeat this problem during playoff on Sunday 10:00 CET. The licenses you bought to play in the tournament will remain valid.

Problem 2 – Checkmate possible in 29th move. The prize will be US$ 50, as the task is simple and easy. For the checkmate in 34th move, forced checkmate in 7 moves, or a beautiful game we have the prize of US$ 300 because it is worth discovering a game that reflects both styles: the Kasparov’s concert style and the Korchnoi’s glutton style. In the shown position Kasparov moved 21.Sg5, probably instinctively and without a well-designed plan… and he lost. So at Goldchess, if you want to win you have to play in a different way.

Let’s see the solutions. Only one so far. Checkmate in 32, that’s not what we meant. Another one, checkmate in 35, forced in 6, not what was required. The rest of players – time out: the third one: checkmate in 33 and forth solution: checkmate in 30. A modest distinction for the solution number 2, checkmate in 35, forced in 6 authored by Alex Nurijanyan. Nobody has discovered the Korchnoi’s style.

Feel invited on Sunday to solve the Problem no. 1.

2017-07-28

Non 29 – the Kasparov show 

In the Non Stop Tournament, we continued solving problems starting from positions from Kasparov’s games.

Problem 1: Kasparov vs. Anikaev. A checkmate in 40 moves.

Today we continued after a break. Probably the time was unsuitable, as there were very few participants, and nobody sent in a correct solution. And the brilliant players were missing. :)

Dear Players. Problem 2 was a beautiful game. We could admire CEEC, as our little educational computer managed to play exactly in Korchnoi’s style. But Kasparov played in… Kasparov’s style. And the result was 1:0. :)

Here, however, no solutions were submitted at all. The players did not manage to handle Korchnoi’s style. :)

Join us on Thursday. We will be back with the Tournament starting  at 5:00 p.m. CET.

2017-07-13

Non28 – 

A Kasparov show, as announced. Position from world master's game. Just keep the style and win. We start from the same position in both problems.
Problem 1 - it is easy to win while keeping the queens, therefore our Problem provides for the exchange of queens. 10 solutions but none of them complying with the requirement. Everybody preferred to keep their queens. So we distinguish the nicest solution, by GM Gianni.

Problem 2. Checkmate with a pawn, Goldchess classic. Here the response is a modest one. Only two solutions received. We distinguisch the faster one. Checkmate 33. Armenian Yeghiazaryan

Poland – Armenia 1:1 :)
The next Non 29 tournament on 27 or 29 of July. Holidays. :)
See you when we come back.

2017-07-08

hi, on Thursday, 13th, in Non tournament- positions of the tasks from Kasparov games.   :) 
we invite all Kasparov fans   :) of this great chess player
Goldchess team

2017-07-06

Non 27 description

Today we had some fun, the games were easy.

Problem 1.

The winner was Armenak Yeghiazaryan from Armenia, who submitted in 1 minute 52 seconds a correct solution identical with the author’s one.

The second solution was submitted by Paweł Weichhold  2 minutes later. Both players were so overwhelmed that they mated with the queen on h8. And the checkmate was possible already on the h7 square.

Problem 2. Opening position from the Aronian-Giri game, a checkmate with two queens. Only one solution was submitted. It wasn’t the one proposed by the author, so it received only a modest distinction. Then we waited for other solutions. There are three author’s.
1. Manukyan,
2. Łukasz Luba,
3. Armenak 13.31 – time out.

Join us on Thursday the 13th for the last edition of the Non tournament before a break. We will have a surprise for you.

Thank you

2017-06-29

Non26. Description

Problem 1. Only five moves to luck!
There is a lucky guy! Paweł Weichhold. Not author's solution, but a nice one. Second one, GM Gianni, only two seconds behind!
The same solution, only one-last move is different. Therefore Paweł is the winner, GM gets a distinction and a consolation prize of US$ 50. Congratulations!

Problem 2: We play until we get a proper solution. Today we continue with the problem that has not been solved during previous editions. Position after 16 moves and then after 22 moves.
Now we add 4 more moves and the players have the position after 26 moves. Piece of cake. And by the way, why all the players insisted on playing 25.Nd4 and not 25.f5 and 26Nf4 as in the position that is currently presented? Not even one player from the brilliant participants of Non25 has not discovered this variant? Very obvious, in our opinion. All right, let’s look for a correct solution.

 Alex Nurijanyan is the first. 4 minutes 27 seconds. An interesting solution but not meeting the requirements. You were to win and sacrifice a queen. Who else will send in his or her solution? Nobody? Then Alex gets a distinction and a consolation prize of US$ 50.

Congratulations and let’s meet on Thursday. New tasks, news challenges.

2017-06-22

Non25-description
Today all the players have failed to meet the challenge. 
Nobody has sent in a correct solution for Problem no. 1, from the position after 16 moves. Nobody has managed to solve the Problem no. 2 after 22 moves, either. For Problem no. 2 five chess players have sent the same solution, but no solution has complied with the set requirements. Therefore nobody has won the prize. There is one exception, though. Sargis Manukyan gets a distinction for his solution of the Problem no. 1.
We invite you to participate in the tournament next week.

2017-06-15

Surprise in Non25:

In this edition we teach and show how to play in Goldchess. The task is to checkmate in 35th move after winning and sacrificing the queen. The positions comes from a game played by Indian chess players Shete vs. Bajerani during the World Junior Chess Championship in 2014. Original position after 10 moves. In Goldchess problem no. 1 we show the position after 16 moves. We have shown 6 moves leading to the solution, to make it easier. US$ 250 prize to win.

If nobody solves the problem properly, there will be an opportunity to continue the same as Problem no. 2. We have added 6 more moves so the position will be after 22 moves. Here you can almost see the solution. The prize comes down to US$ 150.

If any of the participants solves the Problem no. 1, the prize for solving Problem no. 2 shall be decreased to a symbolic amount of US$ 50, available of course to any participant except the winner of the Problem no. 1

Feel invited.

Non24 - description
Problems to be solved required average capabilities of amateur players.
Problem 1: Witty elimination of defenders with a bishop. Only one requisite to be met: winning a queen. But in this variant the Blacks offer it as a gift.
One correct solution by Alex Nurijanyan so he is the winner. Full prize in the amount of US$ 150.
Congratulations.
Problem 2: After several simple and logic moves a checkmate grid can be created which allows to checkmate the black king with three different pieces! In this case only GM Jasto have achieved the position that makes it possible. However, due to some inaccuracies in the Grand Master’s variant we cannot regard it as the author’s solution, therefore the prize is US$ 150.
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2017-06-08

Non23 description:

Welcome!

Problem no. 1 - First and correct solution, checkmate with a knight. Time: 2.41. GM Gianni, full prize.

Problem no. 2 - No author's solution. Only the sixth solution complied with requisites: checkmate in 30th move winning a queen. Krysitan Jacek is the winner. Checkmate in 29 moves sent in by two players deserve distinction: GM Jasto and Łukasz Luba.

That's all, folks. See you next Thursday.

Gteam

2017-06-04

Non22-play off
Play-off always takes 3 days, from Sunday till Wednesday. We invite

2017-06-01

Non22
This was the easiest way to win US$ 500 in the whole history of Non tournament. The US$ 500 prize for the solution of two problems combined: victory in 25
th move and checkmate in 25thmove, both with sacrificing a rook and winning a queen. Nobody has sent in 2 solutions, nobody has sent even one correct solution. Therefore we announce a play-off on Sunday at 10.00 a.m. CET. The award will be only US$ 150 for both solutions together. Why only US$ 150? Because now the participants have 3 days for solving. The first one to send in both solutions shall be the winner.

Gteam

2017-05-25

Non21 Report
Today we continue with the unsolved problem from the previous edition. This time we have extended it into 2 problems: First: from the same position victory in 25 moves; Second: checkmate in 25 moves. Both problems have the same condition: you have to sacrifice a rook and win a queen.

One task – US$ 150 prize. But…Attention! For the solution of both problems sent in by a one player the prize will increase up to US$ 400!

The problems are witty and ingenious, and they differ by the first move.
Let’s have a look what has been sent.
No one sent two solutions. Nobody did the author's solution. Nobody sacrificed the rook.
Winners- GM Jasto-victory, Lukasz Luba-mate.

Congratulations, we invite on next Thursday

2017-05-20

"Ranks and titles lose their power at Goldchess. All are equal and have equal chances"

Stress less with Goldchess

Chess is a beautiful game, but chess tournaments mean strong emotions and… plenty of stress. Or rather they did until Goldchess was invented.

Our tournaments are stress-free. If you don’t win in your first attempt playing in accordance with the Organizer’s guidelines, don’t worry. You can try again starting from the initial position.If you don’t win within the time limit set for a given game, that’s not a problem, either. You can win next time.You haven’t won, that’s true. But you haven’t lost, either, and we will never let you experience a taste of defeat.We guarantee full psychological comfort.

Goldchess, anti-stress tournaments.

Join us!

2017-05-18

Non 20
First one to buy a license was a U.S. player. Receives a bonus: free license for Non21. Welcome among the participants of the Non tournament and we wish you good luck. And to all the others, too, of course. :)
Today the we have a very international group. The core is made of Polish, Armenian, Chinese, American, Russian and French players. Quite a lot of “peepers” form other countries, but still not decided to play.
Today we have 2 problems to solve and a lot of fun.
 
Problem no. 1
Very easy. Simple position, endgame, checkmate with a pawn. We have given as much as 9 minutes, who’s first?
We have the first one to finish. It’s Łukasz Luba, best time but incorrect solution, v33. We are waiting for another one to finish. GM Jasto! Sending in the exact author’s solution, as required. A checkmate with a pawn, after beating all the black pieces. Let’s see. Time 1.57. Third is Alex Nurijanyan, a chess player from Armenia. The solution is correct, time 3.06.
GM Jasto is the winner. Congratulations!
Problem no.2
Less time, but still much too much. :)
Only 8 moves to make, but in this variant you have to sacrifice a rook and beat a queen.
Unbelievable! Only one solution within a given timeframe! Polish IM Paweł Weichold. Not an author’s solution, a rook has been sacrificed but the sacrifice has not been accepted. Nevertheless, it has been done, so that is OK, but the queen has not been beaten! Anyway, we shall award a prize for that effort and congratulate the master! :)
And that’s all for now.
Feel invited to Non21 tournament next week.
 

2017-05-11

Non19

Rapid tournament. 2 problems to be solved starting from the same position. Time for solving: 4 minuts and 5 minutes respectively. First: victory in 23rd move. Remember that CEEC, our chessplaying computer has to display: resign.

Second: victory in 25th move, taking a queen.

Problem 1: We have the first solution. Polish Grandmaster Gianni. It's not like author's solution but accomplished in 23 moves. Time: 2.25!

Second solution - more than 9 minutes. Timeout.

For Problem 2 we have three solutions. First V23 with the queen taken. GM Gianni. The sceond one - checkmate in 24th move - that's missing the point. Another one also checkmate in 24th move. There is nothing more.

Mayby it was too fast? We will give more time for solutions during the next Edition.
 

Feel invited to participate in Non20. May 18, 17:00 hrs CET.

2017-05-06

Non18 tournament postponed. $ 3500 prize pool. We will inform.
 

2017-04-27

Non17 Relation
 
Three indisputable winners, although nobody submitting exact author’s solution. Therefore we will be presenting all the three author’s solutions.
Problem no. 1. Here the prize worth US$150 could have been won easily. The author’s solution consists in sacrificing the queen, but we did not impose it as a requisite because than the solution would have been a piece of cake. Nevertheless, nobody came up with the idea! The winning solution is that submitted by Paweł Weichhold, victory in the 38th move, without sacrificing the queen, so it was faster.
Problem no. 2. The most difficult of the whole set. But the players manager to solve it. The winner is GM Gianni, 4 moves faster.
 
Problem no. 4.
In the last moment we added the Problem no. 4 that has not been solved during Non16, checkmate in the 30th move. After the first move the solution is clearly visible, so the first move is the key. Who will find out? Position after 20 moves. Let’s wait and see.
 
Unfortunately nobody did. But this one is simple and efficient. Mate in the 28th move leads to a victory. The winner is GM Jasto.
 
Congratulations to all the winners. Have a look at the author’s solutions as well.
There will be no play-off today. Join us next Thursday during the American Week starting on 23:00 hrs. CET with the prize pool of US$ 3,500

2017-04-24

Non16 Play-off
As regards problem 4, nobody submitted a solution identical with the author’s one, which includes a possibility of checkmate in the 30th move.  No player has submitted any other solution with a checkmate in the 30th move, so there’s no winner. Similarly, we have received no solution to problem 1 which would be identical with the author’s one. Nevertheless, we would like to reward Manukyan with a honorable mention for his victory in the 30th move. That was an interesting concept of attack and… one move shorter than our solution. An honorable mention for the move 27.Ne7+ for problem 4 goes to the same author, Sargis Manukyan.
 
Join us on Thursday in the second edition of Non based on the same game.

2017-04-20

Non 16 Report
A little introduction. Goldchess is also about a correct showing of the position, meaning, that a moment needs to be selected when the solution variation is not immediately apparent, starting with a difficult and unusual move. But here there is also a trap, as then there are many moves and players discover other lines, also unusual and as it happened today in Task 1, as many as 5 moves earlier than the author a solution was delivered. There are 2 such solutions; winning GM Gianni, first time, and distinction for Krystian Jacek. 
 
Task 4.
Similar to Task 1, no author's solution was found, players had too much of a choice for selecting the variations. M29 by Sargis Manukyan is a clear winner, involving a queen sacrifice. Distinction goes to GM Gianni for m28. Hence, there will be a Play Off of both games, obviously, upon having added a few moves of the author's solution. We want someone to discover those variations. 
Play Off,
Sunday 10.00 CET
Everybody is invited!

2017-04-13

Non 15 Report

Task 1.

First solution by Lukasz Luba, m20. Unfortunately, the topic unfulfilled, instruction was to find v17, morever, from this position on there is m18! Second solution in order by GM Gianni, time 2.33, exactly author's solution, and it wins! congrats to the Polish GM! No more search.

 

Task 4.Here involving a queen sac, Tal's trick, did someone make it to solve? If not, play off is waiting. 

Let's check. So far I only see 2 solutions. First time, Armenak 2.15., m22, but without queen sac. Second, 4.11, Lukasz Luba, m27, but also without queen sac. Let's keep waiting. Here the time for solution is 8 minutes. Twice as long as in the first one. We remind, that the task's instruction was, m25, with a queen sac. Without sac we have in Goldchess in this task m21. Two extra solutions came in, after time, 8.44, Pawel Weichold, let's see. Unfortunately, the same solution as Lukasz Luba, time 13.20, unfortunately v21. 

THERE WILL BE PLAY-OFF, Sunday 10.00 CET. 

Feel invited!

 

Goldchess Team

2017-04-09

Non14-1, Play off

1. Łukasz Luba

2. Sargis Manukyan

see in -Winners

2017-04-06

Non Stop14-Fun
Today the players have garnered all the free 10 licenses in the Goldchess Carousel!
No nerves, easy, 2 easy problems, 15 minutes tournament.
Drawn game Janaszak-Carlsen is of course an Internet joke for the Fool's Day April 1st that we fell for. :)
But problem based on the position was created. Who solved? Incredible! One solution in time, bad, v25 instead of m28, rest is time-out, nobody solved #1!
Task 2, first time, Krystian Jacek, bingo! Author's solution and full prize!
Tournament is over. 
We welcome your participation next week!
On Sunday, 10.00 CET, Play off!

2017-04-05

Play-off always takes 3 days, from Sunday till Wednesday. In the Play-off Tournament no. 13 nobody has sent us the author’s solutions. But it happens that the players step by step start to understand what Goldchess is about. For the Problem no. 1 we would like to distinguish the solution sent in by Armenak Yeghiazaryan, who did not comply with the requirements, but the checkmate in 22 moves after sacrificing 2 rooks makes it 3 moves ahead of us. Therefore we will show the author’s solution.
For the Problem no. 5 we have two games of a player we would like to mention. We remind that our timeless Problem no. 5 requires a checkmate in 31st move with the pawn moved from f4, after having sacrificed 4 pieces. In the first game that has been sent in none of the conditions had been met, the checkmate was performed in 33rd move but not with a pawn and after having sacrificed 5 pieces! In the second game, the checkmate was achieved in 31st move, with a pawn from g4, but this time without sacrificing a single piece. Of course the player forced himself to prolong the game (in our test this variant ended in a checkmate executed in 29th move) but only in order to make a checkmate with a pawn, which is completely justified in this case. It comes out that it resulted very difficult to have everything combined in one game. Nevertheless we award the distinction to Sargis Manukyan from Armenia!
Congratulations
Goldchess solution

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2017-04-01

Non Stop 13 – Report – There will be Play off!!
 
13th edition stopped the players! And we warned! Even though the authors of Goldchess are not infallilble, this time though their predictions did come true. All the immortal games defended themselves. Nobody solved any of the 5 problems. That doesn't mean there will be no prizes though. Poor ones, but still.
 
From the 14th edition on there will be a new Goldchess formula introduced. Fun-easy games. Lesser prize funds, but easier problems. For the players to start winning regularly.
 
Reporting:
 
Task 1. m22 involving winning the queen on c4. We agree, tough one, 7-8 on a scale to 10. Solution we may otherwise award, this time no award, as another player sent a dual solution. They think the same, or they have the same computer program helping?
 
Task 2. Checkmate on c4, nobody sent any mate. No prize.
 
Task 3. Checkmate involving queen sacrifice. Distinction as well as awarded. Pawel Weichhold involing sac-ing the queen. And 6 moves faster than us. $200. 
 
Task 4. Checkmate involving sacrificing and winning the queen. Nobody fulfilled conditions. But there is one which we would like to award, Lukasz Luba, reverse order, first winning and then sacrificing. Checkmate not on 29 but on 31. But a gem. Best solution of this edition. $250. Congratulations!
 
Task 5. m31 with f4 pawn, with sacrificing of 4 pieces. Transcendental problem. Just as we wrote, chessplyaers won't solve this until in 600 years. Without a prize.
 
General thing. Players submitted a ton of the so-called “doubles”, same solutions with different move orders, which may suggest that strong computer programs assissted the players. And those “assissted” solutions are not awarded. But as we say from the start, strong comps don't help anybody. That's because Goldchess problems are not susceptible to them. :) The program may deliver some solution, but not involving the conditions.
 
Thanks Everyone for numerous participation. The $5000 prize fund was a great magnet. And the participation in our great tournament. 
 
We invite You All to next edition, and the Play Off! On Sunday!

2017-03-26

Non Stop 12 – Report 
 
Attention
 
Solutions of problems that were downloaded after the time of the given round has passed will not be considered!
 
Due to technical reasons, this edition set off with a 1 minute delay, for which we apologize.
 
Task 1. Time 3 minutes, but only 5 moves to make. The first solution was IM Pawel Weichhold's, exactly that of the author. One problem though, the time allowed was crossed. However, due to the little mess with the time at the beginning of the round, which should not let the player not make the time limit, we will find some space to award this solution. Another solution, downloaded during the time of the 2nd round, and not author's, will not be awarded. Rest of the solutions made in more than 17 minutes. 
 
Task 2. No author's solutions, no conditions fulfilled by any of the submitted solutions. Best was Krystian Jacek with m32, forced with a bishop in 7 moves, and Alex Nurijanyan, m32 forced in 7 moves. 2 x $100.
 
Task 3. v39.f6, no winner. Nobody played 24.Qf4 like the author, with a queen sacrifice. In Tasks 3 and 4 we purposefully didn't reveal the extra condition, queen sacrifice, as the problems would be too easy then (sacrifice already on move 2!), and to finish in 1 minute. Too bad nobody has conceived of that. In Task 3 I can understand, but Task 4 is Tal's corner, and it's clear that fireworks are to be expected. Krystian Jacek was close, but he missed it too. Two distinctions, GM Gianni, v31 and GM Jasto, v35 forced in 8 last moves. 2 x $100.
 
Task 4. Tal's corner, we know it. We have a beautiful queen sacrifice, but no solution features it! And no conditions fulfilled. 2 distinctions for Pawel Weichhold, 1st, and Krystian Jacek, 4th, for solutions closest to Tal's style. Here also Krystian missed a queen sac on the 2nd move. 2 x $100.
 
Task 5. No solutions submitted in the allowed time fulfils the condition of queen sacrifice, except for the 3rd, by Alex Nurijanyan, m35. This solution would win among the non-author's solutions, if he had submitted m34 winning a queen, which actually was possible, as we have found it. Another distinction, v36 GM Jasto almost winning the queen. 
 
Summary
 
Russian week, but players from Russia were few and unsuccessful. No player submitted a solution, not even in the allowed time. Altogether, a weak and perhaps the worst edition from the side of the players', solutions without conditions fulfilled, hence very tough to evaluate from the awarding standpoint. Hence, not many prizes. Under a big questions mark is now the next week's edition Non Stop 13, with prize pool of $5.000, but much harder problems than this edition. Here there were problems like thunder, but only a little rain came. Under the Winners tab, we show all (except for 1st) author's solution of this edition. This was supposed to be a brilliant edition, based on games of Karpov and Kramnik, games at their level. Well, too bad.
 
Thanks Everyone for participation! 

2017-03-18

Non Stop 11 – Blitz Tournament
 
Task 1.
 
First solution, non-author's Levon H, time 1.06. Fast and one move faster than us, but there ain't none of this author's brilliance here. Half prize, and now only author's solution can qualify for the other half. Who will submit first? Second time Krystian Jacek, m29, but also non-author's, not this. Let's keep searching. Third, a well-known GM, m29 similat to that of the winner's, but it's still not author's. Search is on. Fourth time, Manukyan, failed, tho nice, v25, fifth and last Alex Nurijanyan, there we go! Not exactly author's, but the key brilliant author's move is there, after which there is no defense, 25. Rg5! It's there, we acquiesce. Second half of the prize, barely. 2.40, 20 seconds ahead of the flag. So it is possible! In 3 minutes! Excellent test for the players themselves. 
 
Task 2.
 
Again, first time Levon from Armenia, 1.25. Must be his day. It happens. Ladies and Gentlemen, he did submit the author's solution! Full prize. Congrats! Second also author's! Polish GM, but too late. At author's only one player wins.
 
Task 3. 
 
First, Krystian Jacek, not author's, but queen scored, half prize pocketed. Time 2.03. and checkmate on move 26, faster by one move than the author, with bishop ok, fine. Let's look for author's! Second, again Polish GM, m24 without winning the queen. He was close tho. Third, Levon, distnction, fastest, m22. And yes! 5Th, and last Armenak Yeghazariyan, 4.32. and he did make it, as 5 minutes for the task it was. Almost author's, qualifies. We will show the difference. Congrats!
 
Task 4. 
 
Gaining and sacrificing a queen. First, Polish, Lukasz Luba. Bad, no conditions, but only he submitted, and 2 solutions to that! Ladies and Gents, it was so close! He missed the last move, let's take a look, he should have played 29. Qd5 and the computer was resigning. Other than that, time 5.59, time out, here it was 4 minutes. But we will award, consolation prize of $100. 
 
Task 5. 
 
As predicted by Goldchess, nobody solved. But there is one solution, albeit m25, and the task asked to solve m24. Polish GM Gianni. In this case, as it was the only solution submitted, we willaward $200, as the task's prize was $1000. Congrats!
Levon sent yet. One move later.
 
Our solution of m24 in this position still holds, unsolved. We will let it rest, let the players beef up. Maybe one day it will be back.
 
It is instructive to go and look into the Tab Analysis, under “We learn Goldchess”, there you can find precious hints, how to play and how to win. Goldchess is now level, and world brand. But still, everybody can win. Last week, we had a 12 year old Indian boy winning a whole Goldchess event in Mumbai!
 
The tournament was beautiful!
 
We thank Everybody for playing, and invite you to our Russian Week next week, Non 12. Beautiful Goldchess games exampled by Karpov and Kramnik's games. They wait for their explorers!

Feel invited!

2017-03-13

Ladies and Gentlemen! 
The 11th Edition of the Non Stop Tournament with a prize pool of $2,000 will start soon. It will be a training before the serious 12th Edition of the Tournament during the Russian week. This edition is for the fast and the furious. Blitz games lasting for 3 to 5 minutes. The whole Tournament will last for 25 minutes. 
Game 1 will last for 3 minutes. A simple problem, one "wow!" move to be made. 
Game 2 is a dream of any chess player. A forcing mate in the 5th move is required. Time: 3 minutes. 
In Game 3, after you capture the queen, the remaining part will be extremely simple. Time: 5 minutes. 
Game 4 is a Tal story, typical of the Goldchess style. Only 6 moves to be made, but in those 6 moves you will have to capture and sacrifice the queen. It will be so easy! Time: 4 minutes.
Game 5. The players have already failed to solve this problem twice. We will put $1,000 at stake for the third time. We have given this game a pet name of “Players’ nightmare”. Time: 10 minutes.
Our March Goldchess Tournament in India (Mumbai, see the REPORTS tab) was won by a 12-year-old boy with a rating of only 1400 ELO. 
Goldchess, chess for everyone.
Feel invited!

2017-03-11

Non Stop 10 – Report
 
Task 1 – First 3 solutions, all author's. First time 3.35, second 6.15 (Polish player). The winner (receiving the whole prize of $200) is Levon Hambardzumyan from Armenia. Congrats!
 
Task 2 – Only one solution, GM Jasto. Not author's, but involving a queen sacrifice, prize of $200. 
 
Task 3 – Nobody submitted a checkmate with bishop solution. Hence, we award the first, m22, and second – faster, m19. GM Jasto PL - $100 and Alex Nurijanyan from Armen ia - $50.
 
Task 4 – only submitted by GM Jasto, m27, forced, with bishop. There is no bishop requirement, it is forced in 8, but in 23 actually. Our test lowers the prize as there is a faster solution possible than that of the GM and we win a queen. Pize of $100. Second solution, Pawel Weichhold, m22, forced in 7, but it does involve the bishop mating. It's prettier, hence the same prize of $100.
 
Until now, only Task 1 features author's solutions. 
 
And they a bit forgot that it is the Tal's corner. We will also show author's solutions.
 
Task 5 – many solutions. The first one after just 1.56!!! By Lukasz Luba, PL, but it was m28, and the task was to find v27. Let's see on. The second one by the same player, v24, better. 3.03. Next, GM Jasto m24, 4.04. Also not fulfilling the theme, but it's very fast. Another thing is CEEC made a double solution here, it played 17...Rf7 to the author, and in the solution, 17...h6 was played after 17.e4. This rarely happens, but here we go. Hence, we will award. The rest of the solutions do not complete the theme and are much worse. 
Prizes?? It's hard to decide. We will apportion $300 from the Non-author's pool price, Lukasz Luba - $200 and Jasto - $100. We will also show author's solution.
 
And … with great sadness, we acknowledge, that players from India did very poorly. In Task 5, the 8th player, Rahat Mhatre, v25, then 12th – Rakesh Ramakant, also v25, and 16th, Shubham Ved, m24, the same as the awarded GM Jasto. Did he peek? ;) 
 
Today, in Mumbai, a Goldchess Mumbai Open was organized, and it was won by a 9-year-old boy, Kris, rating 1400 ELO only!. Right after the tournament, the players sat with Non Stop 10. As we can see, without any results. And Goldchess is soo simple, even for amateur players. Please take a look at the Analysis medal – We learn Goldchess. It contains the key to understanding Goldchess, as well as a receipt for … winning! :) Plus our book, “How to beat a computer in chess”. Good luck!
 
Goldchess is joy. We are happy when the players submit author's solution, we are also happy when they bring us better solutions, prettier than those of the author. And we award.
 
With cordial greetings,
Goldchess team

2017-03-11

 
Pawel Weichhold bought today license No Limit as the first.
Receives a bonus, license No Limit for the next week- to Non Stop 11.

2017-03-11

Bonus - free license - promo code for Non10 tournament received Alex Nurijanyan (as a player which did nothing)

2017-03-04

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

2017-03-03

Dear Players

In non8-4, play off, your task was to checkmate in the 27th move, with an exchange of 2 rooks for a bishop. You submitted your own variants, with a checkmate in the 25th move. One solution was a checkmate in the 24th move.

Nevertheless, none of them was awarded a prize, as the Goldchess author tested the solutions and shortened one of them to a checkmate in the 23rd move.

Therefore, it is the only non-author’s solution that would qualify for a prize.

The author’s solution and a test-checkmate in the 23rd move are presented in Winners-Non8-4.

author's solution

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2017-02-25

Non Stop 8 – Report

Introduction

The Indian week. Here we had a dilemma. To keep the level of problems at its current level, or lower it to that of 5-year olds? We have naturally concluded, that India is a country with deep chess tradition with tremendous intellectual potential, and that Goldchess problems are definitely within the reach of chessplayers whose range goes from 1500 FIDE, even including some talented complete amateurs. Hence, there is no need to make a special, easier, edition.

Besides, the problems are composed based on the games of GM Vidit and GM Grover and the level of difficulty comes directly from the particulars of the positions. Of course, Tasks 4 and 5, $750 each, are more difficult according to our estimates, but with this sort of prize, they need to be so. Whether they actually were more difficult or not, however, will be decided by the players.

We only changed the awarding method.

1.           We increased the prizes by raising, for this particular week, the prizes for non-author's solutions above the usual half-prize level.

2.           In Non 8, 2-3 players will be rewarded. And so, if an amateur Indian player submits a solution first, and if a professional Indian player submits a solution as second in order, they both get the prizes, 1st and 2nd respectively. If, however, a non-Indian player submits the solution first, and then both an Indian amateur and Indian professional submit their solutions, a total of 3 prizes will be awarded.

Let's start the report!
 

Problem 1 - v39 was the requirement; Krystian Jacek clinches the task, v34 submitted and as first to that.

Problem 2 - no author's solution. Two solutions, m39, but only one fulfills the Qb5 conditios. GM Jasto takes it all. The most beautiful solution to the 8th edition. II prize-distinction, Sammed Shete, India

Problem 3 - requirement, m25. One non-author's solution, GM Zaven Andriasian from Armenia, but after the time limit. In this special situation, the famous Armenian GM does get a prize of $100 though.

Problem 4 - here the players totally mishandles the problem, nobody submitted any solutions. The requirement was m27 with the extra conditions that two rooks be sacrificed for a bishop. The best, m29, did not satisfy the extra condition. No prize.

Problem 5 - better situations here, required m42, two m41 solutions submitted. Three consolation distinction prizes for Maria Gevorgyan, Sargis Manukyan i Łukasz Luba.

Ladies and Gentlemen, sadness struck us. We organized an Indian week, we granted 50 licenses to the Indian players via our Patron Vidit, and… only one a correct solution, by Sammed Shete. Goldchess so far away... And so far away from Goldchess...


The heroes of the Indian week  were... Polish players. Their solutions, games 2 - GM Jasto and 5 - Luke Luba, are the pearls of chess, and pearls of Goldchess.

congratulations
 

2017-02-22

Goldchess International
In February Goldchess will have the Indian Week in the Non Stop Tournament. In March we will organize the Russian Week and the American Week in April. The players form the host countries will receive 50 free licences for the participation in the Non Stop tournament.
In India the licenses will be distributed by our patron GM Vidit Gujrathi, in Russie by the "64" chess magazine and there you should apply for free licenses at goldchess2017@yandex.ru.The licenses will be awarded to first 50 players but if the number of apllicants is significantly bigger we may organize a draw.
 

2017-02-18

Non 7, Play-off:
 
Many solutions, so what do we get?
in Problem 1, one non-author's solution, not a "clean" queen capture, black gives away the queen himself. We naturally accept these captures too, however, in the author's solution, a more "clean" capture is shown, where white actually wins the queen.
In Problem 4 two solutions with m25 have been submitted, as well as one m24. It turns out that CEEC truly is like a little boy sometimes, and can be easily “fooled." We are proud of those solutions, but Tal, not so much. The checkmate comes on move 28 in the author's solution, which is a long stretch from m24, but there is the Tal's beauty, which doesn't show in the submitted solutions.
Besides, in the Play-off, in general we will be rewarding only author's solutions, others in exceptional situations.
Hence, we still wait for someone to solve Problem 4 in Tal style to score $250.
 
Non Stop 7, February 18th.
 
Introduction
Today 2 hits of the 7th edition: games played originally by Anand and by Vidit Gujrathi.Both of them ended in a draw.At Goldchess, we found variations on both games where White win.And this is the task for players.Vidit’s game in 4, that is in Tal’s corner, Anand’s game in Great Masters room.Polish Grandmaster, Jacek Stopa, played White against the World Champion.Problem 4 requires the players to win in Tal’s style to receive a prize of $750 and a precious title of Goldchess Tal.
 In problem 5 - Botvinnik’s maneuvers.The prize is also $750.
Let's begin our Report:
 
Problem 1 - nobody submitted the author's solution, v40 involving winning a queen. Many solutions v39 have been submitted, one v37 and this is the one to receive a consolation prize. The task will be active with the prize of $100.
Problem 2 - one solution by Alex Nurijanayan, m28, really nice, but missed the theme and the time was up anyway. There would be a prize here had the player gotten the solution faster
Problem 3 - one solution submitted, by Manukyan, one move faster than us. Full prize for non-author's solution of $100.
Problem 4 - excitemen! position from the game of our Patron, GM Vidit, $750 prize, Tal style problem. Unfortunately, no Tal of Goldchess has appeared, nobody submitted any solution m28, one v24 shown. The task will be active with reduced prize $250. 
Problem 5 - one non-author's solution submitted. Effective destruction of CEEC, prize of $250.
 
In the play-off tasks 1 and 4 are active. Feel invited!
 
Goldchess team

2017-02-11

Non Stop 6 - report

In the Play-off of Non Stop 5 Tournament, Lukasz Luba of Poland sent author's solution on Thursday. This resulted in the players' scoring a total of $1350 in the 5th problem of Non Stop 5!
 
In Non Stop 6, with a prize pool of $2100, and 4 easy games, only one tough task. 
 
In Non Stop 5th edition we treated the players in a slightly lenient way in the 5th problem, giving only one condition, that the queen be sacrificed. And 3 players submitted their solutions, none of which was the author's solution. Hence, today the task was back in play! We added an extra condition this time, that the queen be captured too, raising the bar of the task. Hence, the position from the game Wojtaszek-Caruana is back, checkmate on move 33, with both queen sacrifice as well as queen capture. Since the bar has been raised, so was the prize money, all the way to $1.500! 
 
Task 4 is Tal's corner, where we try to put up brilliant games. In Task 5 we gradually develop the Room of the Masters. In the next edition, a game played by the former World Champion, Viswanathan Anand, will be featured.

Let's start the report!
 
Problem 1 – Nobody sends author's solution. The first player to submit is Manukyan of Armenia, but the solution missed the theme, as it was m21, but still the best, as the competition sent m22. The task was to find m22, however, and the first player to have done it was Pawel Weichhold. Hence, Pawel gets $50, and consolation prize for Manukyan of $25. 
 
Problem 2 – nobody found the author's solution, however, this problem was a great blackout by Goldchess, as GM Jasto from Poland found a solution in only 2 moves, v17 instead of v24! Indisputable win of GM Jasto.
 
Problem 3 – Nobody submitted any solution, the Play-off is on!
 
Problem 4 – one solution, and author's to that! Pawel Weichhold wins full prize.
 
Problem 5 – no author's solution. The first two solutions have average quality. The first, GM Jasto, gets $400, second, Manukyan, $100 consolation prize. Author's solution still unshown. 
 
The Play-off will hence feature Problem 3 and we await the author's solution. 
 
We invite Everybody to try and solve Problem 3; new license needs to purchased beforehand. 
 
With greetings to Players!
 
Goldchess Team

2017-02-09

Licenses for the tournament Non Stop, No Limit - for all the games, and single, can be purchased in advance, at least one hour before the start of the tournament.

2017-02-04

Non Stop 5 – Report
 
Day of Krystian
 
Excitement … excitement... for us too! :) 
 
This time it was a European week. No players from India or China. Instead, a few brilliant players, among them today's best Krystian Jacek. 
 
Problem 1: two players submitted author's solutions, first GM Jasto, time 5:13, second Krystian Jacek 6:33.
 
Problem 2: only one player, Krystian Jacek. However, without winning the queen, no prize.
 
Problem 3: first four solutions identical, prize only for the first player, Krystian Jacek
 
Problem 4: one solution only, but aurhor's solution: Krystian Jacek
 
This player truly shows an incredible shape tonight. But will he solve the 5th too?
 
$1.000 is a nice lump sum for the 5th problem. Here, we need to play the game Wojtaszek-Caruana, and sacrifice the queen. Problem 5: Krystian didn't make it, didn't submit any solution. We had, however, three winners here. They all brought something original and beautiful, so I am obliged to award all 3 of them. It is surprising, that 3 distinct solutions were submitted, and the author's solution is still different from all of those! Beautiful! 
 
The first and the winner, GM Gianni. Synthetic, correct solution to the problem. Unexpected queen sacrifice. 
 
Two distinctions go to: GM Jasto for the nicest solution, the beginning just like the winner, but then forced mate in 7 moves, a truly virtuoso solution.
 
Sargis Manukyan, originality bonus. 
 
And this is it for tonight. Congratulations to the winners, and we invite everybody to the future editions of our weekly Non Stop tournament!
 
Problem 2 is still active for players; new license need to be purchased to continue solving this problem.

2017-01-30

A short account of Non Stop 4 Tournament

We are impressed.Beautiful solutions, new, efficient, creative and brilliant players, GM Sahaj Grover from India and Levon Hambardzumyan from Armenia. Yet, the tournament was won by the old players.The new ones could not understand the meaning of victory.It is explained in multiple locations on our website, so it was not our fault.But let me provide some additional explanation.A victory is a win where the computer surrenders and displays a –resign- message after the last move of the white.A winning position is not enough.
To make things absolutely clear: it can happen that, let’s say, the computer surrenders one move before a checkmate to a player playing a variant other than the one required by the author, which is, for example, a checkmate in the 30th move.If that is the case, even though the checkmate is imminent, the computer has not been actually checkmated and the solution cannot be counted as a checkmate.A checkmate is a must.

Let me also remind you that as a maximum a half of the prize is awarded for solutions other than the author’s one.

Now, let’s discuss the fourth in this year edition of the Non Stop 4 Tournament.

Problem 1 - only four moves to make. No correct solution was provided.

Problem 2.

In the previous edition of the Tournament there were 3 problems to solve: capture the queen in the 20th move and, starting from that position, achieve a victory in the 29th move and a mate in the 33th move.Nobody managed to find out how to capture the queen in the 20th move, so today we’ve shown the solution and continued with the v29 and m33 problems.

v29 – Problem 2.

Sahaj was the first to submit a solution. Unfortunately, it was an incorrect one, a certain position with no –resign- message displayed.

Manukyan from Armenia submitted a solution as the second player. Nevertheless, it was an irrelevant one - a mate in the 29th move.But it was a good solution to Problem 3.

Only the third solution was correct. It was submitted by a brilliant player from Poland, Krystian Jacek, who is the winner.

Problem 3. A difficult choice amongst many nice solutions.However, only 2 of them fulfilled the prerequisite of capturing the queen in the 20th move.And it was so simple.Just 2 moves… The undisputable winner would be Łukasz Luba, as he had the best, unbelievable time of one minute and six seconds. But he captured the queen in the 21st move, so no prize could be awarded.The authors of the 2 solutions in which the queen was captured as required are the winners.

1. Krystian Jacek – the most beautiful game, a forcing mate in 8 moves.

2. GM Gianni – a mate with a knight in 32 moves.

An honorable mention went to Sargis Manukyan, who was the fifth player to submit a solution. His solution was the quickest one, with a mate in the 28th move, but he captured the queen only in the 26th move.

Problem 4-v27, a position from the Wojtaszek-Caruana game. Nobody managed to solve it.We received two incorrect solutions. But we would like to mention Levon Hambardzumyan, whose solution included a mate in the 29th move, last 5 moves are forced. A nice solution.

And the hit of the Non Stop Tournament - Problem No. 5.With a prize of $1,000 for a solution identical with the author’s one.Nobody submitted such a solution, but we chose two solutions and awarded prizes for their beauty. You must see them! Medal Winners-Non4-5.

As an exception, we would like to show also an unsolved author’s problem, as the two rewarded solutions impressedus very much and we would like to show that we can play chess, too.J

It’s amazing that nobody managed to solve Problem 1, which required only 4 moves.So, we leave the Problem available for solving. The person who is the first to submit a correct solution will be awarded the full price.New players can try to solve Problem 1 as well. Entry fee: $2.
Feel invited to play

Non4-4 Levon Hambardzumyan
 

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2017-01-27

And in the Non Stop 4 Tournament on Saturday we are playing the games of the great masters. Task 4 - position from Wojtaszek - Caruana 2015 game, prize US$ 400 and task 5 - Capablanca - Bernstein 1911 game, with the prize worth of US$ 1000.
Feel invited to play.

2017-01-21

Non Stop 3 Tournament – a short account.
The results were generally poor. Maybe that's because players from India, USA and Russia did not take part?
Problems 1 (with a prize of $300), 2 and 3 (2 x $150) were interconnected.The first problem was to capture the queen in the 20th move, and that solution was the key to problems 2 and 3, as they required the players to win in 29 moves and to checkmate in the 33th move, starting from the position which was the solution to problem 1.
However, nobody provided the author’s solution to problem No. 1, so there was no “continuation” in solving problems 2 and 3.
At the same time it turned out that the players submit solutions that simply “come out”.
Problem 1 - the unquestionable winner was LevonHambardzumyan.That 19 years old player from Armenia was the quickest to capture the queen. He did that in the 18th move.
Problem 2 - the winner was GM Jasto, who won in the 20th move (the shortest solution) after capturing the queen.
Problem 3 - no winner.Here the drawback of solutions other than the author’s one became apparent.The players submitted checkmates in 28, 27, and 26 moves.But after a Goldchess revision which revealed in one of those solutions a checkmate in the 23th move, all the solutions were rejected.That was done in accordance with the Goldchess Rules and Regulations.
Problem 4 - that was a very difficult one, not solved in other games. Nobody submitted a solution.
Problem 5 – a single solution, different than the author’s one, was submitted.It was a correct one.Nevertheless, as it was not a solution identical with the author’s one, and after a comparison with the quality of the author’s solution, the prize was reduced to $150.
Solutions other than the author’s one are not always worse.If they are better, we admit that and award a prize.Even double ones, as in Gold 0 Problem 3, where we awarded the Super Genius title and, of our own volition, a double prize.Check out that solution by Hayk Yeritsyan and you will understand at once what is most important and valuable for Goldchess.
To sum up, in this Non Stop 3 edition the players won only $375 out of a pool of $2100.You must admit that it’s not an impressive result.But we need to look into the future with optimism.Things will become better.And that’s what we wish you.Sincerely, as Goldchess is about the fun of creating the beauty of chess, and we want you to create it with us and win.
Goldchess team

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2017-01-07

2016-12-31

The next Non Stop 1 - tournament, January 7, 2017, at 11.00 a.m. New York time. 
The prize pool of $ 2,000 (4 x $250, 1 x $1000)

2016-12-31

The last week of the year, a black week for the players of the saturday's Non Stop tournament.
They solved only one of the 5 tasks.
We wish you better results in the New, 2017 Year.
Goldchess team

2016-12-25

It is today - already you can make tournament fee into all the games
Christmas Non Stop Tournament
On 25 December, at 05:00 p.m. CET, a special Christmas Non Stop Tournament will start. 
 
Double-triple prizes, $2,000 for the 5th game! A prize pool of $5,000!
And what is more, the Goldchess Web Site has something special for you!
5 extraordinary games - problems, all starting from the same position!
 
Please be aware that the Christmas Edition of the Non Stop Tournament will last for only 70 minutes (1st game - 10 minutes, 2nd - 10 minutes, 3rd - 15 minutes, 4th - 15 minutes, 5th - 20 minutes). 
The 4th game will be available only after 35 minutes of the Tournament, at 05:35 p.m. CET.
The 5th game will be available only after 50 minutes of the Tournament, at 05:50 p.m. CET.
 
From 06:10 p.m CET it will be no longer possible to download the chess problems, and the Tournament results will be announced between 06:30 p.m. and 07:00 p.m. CET. 
 
Feel invited!
 

2016-12-17

Non Stop10 - total failure the players, see -Winners-Non Stop

2016-11-19

*Solution disqualified
The received solution will not be recognized as valid in the following cases:
1. The time limit has been exceeded.
2. Goldchess controller improves the proposed alternative during the test or shortens the received solution by one move.
Examples:
a/ player’s solution
b/ improved solution
c/ solution shortened by 1 move.

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2016-11-14

Game 4 is the Tal's Corner.

Only author's solutions or brilliant original solutions are accepted. like this - GM Artur Jakubiec PL:

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2016-11-08

Winners Non Stop 4 in -Winners (medal)
Non Stop 4 game 4 - Maria Gevorgyan Armenia - $500

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2016-10-29

Non Stop 2 - the results in the Winners medal
task 2, Jasto 

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2016-10-14

Non Stop top
Start 15-10-2016, 17.00 CET= 11 a.m. New York Time
Non Stop top 3, 4, 5 - an original solution is required 
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Summary of the 1st week of the Non Stop Top tournament
Hero of the 1st week: Paweł Weichhold, Grosmaster. Sent in all the solutions.
 
Non Stop 1
Winner: Grosmaster
Just like the author.
 
Non Stop 2
Grosmaster – Better then the author. Victory 26, a brilliant plan and an excellent last move, time: 3.52
Next player on the podium, Tomek Maszkało, time: 4.07, lost by 15 seconds!
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Non Stop 3
Grosmaster – the most beautiful original solution of the whole tournament. Different than the author’s but we recognize it as valid. The utmost beauty, just take a look. 
He is awarded two prizes: for the first and for the fastest. Title: the Goldchess Champion.
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Non Stop 4
Grosmaster, checkmate in 29th move, with a knight, not like the author. Half of the prize./US$M250/ Tip: 27.We8 checkmate.
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Non Stop 5

 

3 solutions – not the author’s solutions, not recognized as valid. No winner. 2 featured solutions.
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Paweł Weichhold Non Stop 3

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2016-12-28

World Chess Amateur League & World Chess Professional League 2017,

World Goldchess League
*A prize pool of $ 45,000

Planned start date and time: ?

 

No information yet.

2012-10-09

Nobody solved tasks 3, 4 and 5. Therefore, Gold5 is temporarily closed; instead we have prepared Gold0 where there is no license fee and the tasks are easier.

2012-09-01

The first task in Gold5 was cancelled due to technical problems.

The second one made gelu1001 the first Goldchess winner in Gold5; he also won the Chess Elite Game on the Chess Festival in Rewal in 2011.
The ceremony of awarding the $ 500 prize by the Grandmaster will be shown in a video.
Piotr has won the game one move earlier than the author.

Author's variant: mate in the 27th move and gelu1001's solution: mate in the 26th move, as well as the starting position, are enclosed.

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2014-02-01

The game finished.
In the III Edition nobody won the main prize of $ 10 000.

In preparing IV Edition Gold13.

2013-10-25

Gold13 III Edition - from 31-08-2013 to 01-02-2014
$1000 - $3000 - $10 000 wait for the winner!
Player license - $50

You think you're strong in chess?
Win a move ealier than Goldchess 3 of 13 chess games and win $ 10 000!

2013-02-05

II Edition Gold13
$ 10 000 prize captured! Grosmaster&s time!

Player Grosmaster made a total of 2 parts, 5 and 6, / listed / and won above prize and the title Silver Brain Titan!

Congratulations!

2013-02-02

II Edition Gold13
13 games. Win a movement faster than the author.
Winning a game of chess-for one-$ 1000 for two - $ 10 000, for three - $ 100 000!

2012-11-17

11th task has been resolved a second time. Player Pepe 11N did it one move faster than the the author.

He won $1000 and the title of Bronze Brain Titan. Task has been replaced. Here's the player's solution .

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2012-10-02

Sensation in Gold13!

$ 10 000 in Goldchess!

gelu1001 is the player who solved two tasks, the 8th and 11th, one move earlier than the author did, and sent both the solutions in one mail. Thus, he complied with the provisions of Gold13 Terms and Conditions and won $ 10 000!!!

Congratulations!

All in all, 6 games have been solved in Gold13. 2 of the above together and 4 one by one. The players have won $ 14 000! It is a huge success.
The tasks were exchanged for new ones; there still is a full set of 13 games, and the main prize of $ 100 000 for solving 3 tasks and sending their solutions together is still waiting for the winner.

Ps. Statistics. Definitely the tasks of even number resist, and... no. 13, since 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 9 and 13 have remained from among the previous tasks. Will the new exchanged tasks of odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 11) and even 8 be an equally easy prey for other players? Immediate future will tell.

In attachment-Files there are games 8 and 11. Position, author’s game, player’s solution.

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2012-09-26

And again, our player gelu1001 won the task one move faster than author and won the prize.

Author's variant, gelu1001's solution, as well as the starting position, are enclosed.

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2012-09-24

We have another win in our Gold13 game! Our player gelu1001 won the task 1 one move faster than author in the brilliant style.

Author's variant, gelu1001's solution, as well as the starting position, are enclosed.

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2012-09-18

We have first win in our Gold13 game! Player of International Chess Festival Rewal - gelu1001, have resolved Task 5, one move faster than author and won 1000$. This task was replaced and still 13 tasks waiting to be resolved one move faster than author.

Author's variant: mate in the 22th move and gelu1001's solution: mate in the 21st move, as well as the starting position, are enclosed.

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2012-09-18

Currently, the players can play Genius1 test game. Play like Capablanca and become fond of CEEC determination of defense!

This game can normally be won in 49th move. Yet, you will be given the title of Goldchess Genius only for the second solution. Find the continuation with a brilliant Capablanca-style move and force CEEC to surrender in the 55th move-mate.

Title - Silver Genius

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2014-05-03

The game is over
Through 40 weeks nobody did our task
Prize - $500 - nobody won

2014-04-26

Last week the game
Best3 currently on – 39 weeks nobody solved task

Prize $500!

2014-01-04

Anand - Carlsen match replay.

In this year on the website Goldchess.com in The Best game, we’ll Anand - Carlsen match-replay. With us - all chess games are won! Without draw. And all Carlsen wins! Except for one.

For solace, for the former world champion, we show that a chess game IX is very easy to win with our computer of / CEEC is not Carlsen :) / both, after 28.Bf1 and 28.Nf1.
See for yourself.

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2013-07-13

Best1 No one has done the task.
Best2-This week the same 2 tasks.
Prize $100
Winner Grosmaster

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2013-07-06

Round XIV

Nobody expected that!

Carlsen - Svidler: 0-1. Carlsen loses the second game playing white! Incredible. Until recently, among Grandmasters there was a recipe for winning tournaments: win as white and draw as black. Here the world turned upside-down.

But…Ivanchuk - Kramnik: 1-0

Carlsen is first. We have the pretender.

Let's show Carlsen how easily his 14th game could have been won.

Mate in 26

As white Carlsen earned 3.5 point, as black he earned as many as 5!

What will Anand's strategy be? Win as black, draw as white.

However, with Carlsen it won't be so easy...
Winner - Grosmaster

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2013-06-29

Round XIII

Phew! Radjabow - Carlsen: 0-1

Kramnik draws with Gelfand. Equally. Speculations are running rampant. Who's going to be the pretender???

A strong and brilliantly played game by Carlsen. It's hard to win it, even with CEEC. But try.

Victory in 43 and mate 41
Winner - Gelu, Poland

2013-06-22

Part 4 - Round 12

Sadness. Carlsen - Ivanchuk: 0-1

You need to fix it. :)

In Goldchess: mate in 36.

Goldchess supports Carlsen, but here we have 2 rounds until the end, and... Kramnik is first with a half-point advantage. What's going to happen?
Winner Grosmaster title - Brain Titan the game - The Best

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2013-06-15

Game of Round XI

Grischuk - Carlsen: draw in 24.

Fun-Goldchess

You need to find a weak point. Here from the position found by Goldchess CEEC lets you beat it like a child.

2013-06-08

Game of Round X
Carlsen-Gelfand 1-0, in the original - victory in 48 move
Amazing party. In Goldchess, checkmate at 22

2013-06-01

Now game of Round IX - difficult
$200 + Title – Iron Man of Goldchess

Kramnik-Carlsen – draw
In Goldchess - Kramnik's victory in the 28! And mat in 31, forceful in 5
Winner – Grosmaster-featured game

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2013-05-25

Round VIII - resolved
Winner Grosmaster - see

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2013-05-22

14 rounds Carlsen! Each at $200! Part III
Currently, from 25-05-2013 - four games of Rounds VIII, IX, X, XI
4 x $200 ! - Player license - $20
Original game of Round VIII

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2013-05-21

VII Round - Task 7
Task copyright is not resolved, but Grosmaster sent an ingenious solution and won.
see

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2013-05-11

ROUND VI-Gelu is the winner.  
He sent his solution 2 minutes before  Grosmaster which was solved one move faster  than the author’s one.

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2013-05-05

11-05-2013 VI round
This is going to be hard to win white. But, nothing is impossible.
Mate in 30!

Prize $200
Original game - Swidler-Carlsen 0-1

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2013-05-04

NO ONE WOULD MAKE THE TASK of I and IV ROUND!

Round V
Ivanchuk-Carlsen, draw.
Turn Silver into Gold.
Victory in the 29 + clear all figures black and give a mate in 40.
Prize $200 /$100+$100/

The original game of Round V

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2013-05-04

Winner - Grosmaster. Here are his solutions. v29

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2013-05-04

mate 40

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2013-04-27

Round IV
This task was at Gold0 as forceful mat at 6, in 32-nd move.
Here more difficult. J
Carlsen won with Grischuk in 37 motion.
Be faster.
The task - to get all the black figures and give mate in 28 move.
Prize $200
The original game of Round IV

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2013-04-20

On Saturday 20-04-2013 - Third Round.
Carlsen, playing black beat former challenger Gelfand.
Change defeat to victory.

2 tasks.
Mate in 34 or less, plus a mat forceful in a six moves, in a 37 movement.
Reward: $ 200
original game of III Round

2013-04-20

*The Best - 14 rounds Carlsen!
Currently, four games Round I, II, III
Awards - 3x$200. License player - $ 20
All games play white

Sensation in the Third Round!
Player Grosmaster made mate ​​forceful  at 6, six moves faster than the author!
Title - Silver Brain Titan The Best
Let's see how he played, from the position after 19 moves

 

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2013-04-13

2013-04-14
The second round and $ 200 won Gelu. We show the original solution goldchess.

 

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2013-04-13

Nobody did the task of the Round I

Round II
Carlsen-Kramnik, a draw at 30
But, your opponent is not Kramnik, only CEEC.
2 tasks. In 9 Goldchess changed chess move.
Task 1-Victory in the 21 - item 1, after 8 moves.
Task 2-mat in 26 moves, position 2, after 18 moves / Goldchess here to facilitate shows 10 of his chess moves /
Prize $200
original game of II Round

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2013-04-06

Round I
Aronian-Carlsen-draw.
Carlsen playing black builds an impregnable position. But can it win?
Of course. In a world of fun-Goldchess, anything is possible.
Play and win.
Prize $200                                           Mate forceful at 5, in 32 move
original game of I Round
 

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2013-04-05

The Best - 14 rounds Carlsen - Part II
Currently, from 27-04-2013 - four games of Rounds IV, V, VI, VII.
Awards - 4x $ 200 License player - $ 20
All games play white

2013-04-20

Game 1/11th

2013-02-16

Game 1/10th

2013-02-09

Game 1/9th
Currently playing a $ 50 prize, plus a title - Young Talented.

2013-02-02

Game 8 th
The same, eighth week. No one has done the job.
Currently playing a $ 50 prize, plus a title - Young Talented.

2013-01-26

Game 7th
The same, seventh week. No one has done the job.
Currently playing a $ 50 prize, plus a title - Young Talented.

2013-01-19

Game 6 th
The same, sixth week. No one has done the job.
Currently playing a $ 50 prize, plus a title - Young Talented.

2013-01-12

Game 5th
The same, fifth week. No one has done the job.
Currently playing a $ 50 prize, plus a title - Young Talented.

2013-01-05

Game 4th
The same, fourth week. No one has done the job.
Currently playing a $ 50 prize, plus a title - Young Talented.

2012-12-29

Game 3rd
The same, third week. No one has done the job.
Currently playing a $ 50 prize, plus a title - Young Talented.

2012-12-22

Game 2

No one has done the job.
Currently playing a $ 50 prize, plus a title - Young Talented.

2012-12-15

Currently playing a $ 30 prize, plus a title - Young Talented.

 

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