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19h42 25  février
Perlasca vs Grassi 1907: A Crazy Danish Gambit With A Crazy Queen Sacrifice
This has to be the game of the day. Perlasca was up against Grassi back in 1907 during a local tournament. When the Copenhagen Danish Gambit appeared, all hell broke loose. Perlasca offered a few pawns here and there to open up the position but what happened next is what makes this game stands out....
22h28 22  février
Steinitz vs Walsh: A 2 Knights Miniature Adventure
Steinitz was the First Official World Chess Champion. He was extremely theoretical, very strategic and immensely sharp. Once he saw an opportunity he would go for it. In this game between Steinitz and Walsh that dates back to 1870, no engines existed and all the work had to be by oneself. Check...
11h58 18  février
Opera 2021 Final: Wesley So Misses A Very Easy Checkmate In 4 Laban Kay Carlsen
The Opera of 2021 Chess Tournament started with the battle between Magnus Carlsen and Wesley So and Ended with them being the 2 finalists. This game has to be the game of the tournament. Not only it was the decider but with Wesley having the edge, he could only secure the title if he won or drew....
20h36 14  février
Opera 2021 Finals: Boooom, Carlsen Sacs Bishop in Opening Against Wesley So But Did It All Pay Off?
This game of round 5 that was just played between two of the world’s best, resulted in a very early Bishop sacrifice by the reigning world champ Magnus Carlsen. Everything depended on this offer and with Wesley So accepting it, the game not opened up significantly but you will not guess how it ends...
17h04
Opera Euro Finals 4: Wesley So vs Magnus Carlsen: Show Us The Money
Round 1 of the Opera Euro Rapid started with the game between Magnus and Wesley and this is how the finals will end. 4 beautiful games have been played so far and the score is very close. In this game of round 4, Wesley has this side of the board and with his decision to adopt the Italian, things...
11h04 13  février
Finally Answered: Was Fischer’s Bishop Offer Against Spassky on h2 A Blunder Or Pure Genius?
This is a 4 part video in one. It looks at what everything does; blunders. In some games there are more common than others but they do creep in in nearly every single game of chess. Absolutely no one is immune, including our very best of chess engines. This video looks at the game between Deep...
23h21 08  février
2021 Opera Euro Rapid: Top Vs Bottom Of Round 13: Ding Liren vs Magnus Carlsen
It’s another thrilling game out of the way. With Magnus Carlsen holding the lead, and with Ding Liren who is living a true nightmare, this game of round 13 was a matter of simple picking up the pieces. With Ding Liren losing one game after another, surely this is not his tournament. But what...
23h45 06  février
Opera Euro Rapid: Rd1 Wesley So vs Magnus Carlsen: It’s 1st Blood With The Sicilian Canal Attack
The Opera Euro Rapid of 2021 Started with 5 big bangs. No one is safe irrespective of who you are but one noticeable game has been the one between the world champ Magnus Carsen and aspiring world champ Wesley So. With the Canal attack in the Sicilian using the main line, this game in one world had...
19h06
TCEC S20 Superfnal 92:Stockfish vs LCZero: Where There’s Smoke There’s Fiire
If only we humans could play anything remotely as the best engines play, we would be much better at what we do. This superfinal game of round 92 is another glorious one using the same approach to game 92. The Panov Keres in the Sicilian used this time by Stockfish produced a result in the 50s move...
10h23 04  février
TCEC S20 Superfinal 92: How LCZero Uses The Keres Panov In The Sicilian Against Stockfish
By this round in the Top Chess Engine Superfinal, it was pretty much obvious what engine was going to win. Leela uses the infamous Keres Panov variation in the Sicilian but is the best engine in the world able to defend against the Panov? If you enjoy the content of this channel, support it in...
09h59 02  février
TCEC S20 Superfinal 87: How LCZero Used The Bronstein In The Scandinavian Against Stockfish
The Top Chess Engine Championship Superfinal of Season 20 has now come to an end. We have seen some incredible games and we have also seen some very weird developments by both top 2 engines in this season’s final match. This game of round 87 deploys the Bronstein variation in the Scandinavian. It...
17h45 31  janvier
TCEC S20 Superfinal - The Insights Of Game 77 - Stockfish vs LCZero With An Engine Shooting Blanks
It was another tough round between the 2 best engines of this season’s Top Chess Engine Championship in this superfinal game of round 77. Up until this point, the race could not be more intense. With the victory in today’s game, was this a sign that one engine was beginning to run? This game...
10h09 30  janvier
TCEC S20 Superfinal -The Big Conspiracy of Round 62. LCZero vs Stockfish In A Strange Queen’s Indian
This Top Chess Engine Championship Superfinal Game of round 62, is indubitably the most controversial encounter between LCZero and Stockfiish. The Queen’s Indian Defence was tested using an opening book of 6 moves. We have seen many checkmates throughout but this one specifically raises much doubt....
10h04 29  janvier
TCEC S20 Superfinal 53: It’s Not The 4 Queens That Are Unique Here But What Followed
Seeing 4 Queens is not a unique feature but seeing 4 queens in the opening from a normal QGD Meran variation is not a picture you see every day. Maybe more spectacular was how this game continued. It’s another one for the history books but this is what the game of chess is all about. If you...
11h27 27  janvier
TCEC S20 Superfinal 36 : Can You Spot The Stockfish Tactic Against LCZero In This Position?
The superfinal match between the best two engines of this season’s contest, could not be more intense. With the majority of games ending in a draw, every single point counts. Using the From’s Gambit in the Opening, this game intensified and with this position being reached, this game was again one...