Grandmaster Corner

COMPETITION FOR REAL CHESS PLAYERS

chess figures on podium

1. Chess program CEEC

2. Position

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Grandmaster Corner Contest 

Currently on GC games of the world champion, Ding Liren. Every Sunday at 4 pm CET.
The chess player's task in this competition is to win from a given position, a game lost by the master.
Download our chess programme, position, play and win! You won't play from your phone here. PC only - laptop (Windows, Mac Os). If an overtime period is announced, new players can take part. In overtime, (after time) the Organiser may reduce or cancel the prize.


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Competition July 14, prize $15

Norway Chess 2024
Firous-Ding Liren 1-0
Task content: Playing black. 2 tasks, win on the 31st move and win on the 32nd move with capture of the queen.
Prize $15 (original variant only), time to solve 20 minutes.

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Competition July 7, prize $25

Norway Chess 2024
Firous-Ding Liren 1-0.
Task content: you play black, mate on move 38 with capture of queen.
Prize $25 (original variant only), time to solve 15 minutes.
One of the most beautiful variants of this game....

Competition 30 June

Norway Chess 2024
Firoussia-Ding Liren 1-0

Task content: Playing black. 2 tasks, mate on move 40 and mate on move 40 with the capture of the queen.

Prize $15 (original variant only), time to solve 20 minutes.


Competition 23 June

Solved by Pawel Jaworski
Norway Chess 2024
Firoussia-Ding Liren 1-0

Task content: draw on  move 30th, play black.  Position after white's 20th move.
Prize $10 (original variant only), time to solve 10 minutes.


A long fun of this game is preparing. Ding Liren lost it, and there are plenty of opportunities to win it brilliantly with black... We started with a mate in 37. See Pawel Jaworski's solution (different as ours). The next task this coming Sunday.

Competition 16 June
Norway Chess 2024
Firoussia-Ding Liren 1-0
Task content: You play black, mate on the 37th move with the capture of the queen. The position after the 20 white's move.
Prize $25 (original variant only), time to solve 15 minutes.

Competition 9 June
Today's Goldchess competition based on the Praggna-Ding Liren 1-0 game, from the Norway Chess 2024 tournament, with a prize of $50-100.

A beautiful contest. No one sent in our solution. Only two players sent original solutions of their own, deserving attention.Armenak Yeghiazaryan from Armenia (rating 2377) and Polish chess player (after time) Pawel Jaworski. Considering their variants and ours, we can safely say that if Ding Liren, who lost this game, had played like this, played this kind of chess, he would have been undefeated world champion for 50 more years. See these games, from the position after white's 18th move..

March 2023 Competition in the Grandmaster's Corner


 In 2016, at the Mieczyslaw Najdorf tournament in Warsaw, a little boy named Maciej Czopor received the prize for the most beautiful game in tournament B from us. He was 12 years old at the time. Today, as a 19-year-old youngster, he played in the Cambridge International Open tournament. He finished it in a good 14th place, 5 games won and 2 lost. We took them for analysis and won in fine style... They will be in the March edition of the Grandmaster Corner Competition.

5th March, 16:00. Mate 43 and mate 44 (various continuations). You play black (Open position-Play-Play black). Time to solve 25 minutes. Prize $20.
Lovers of beautiful chess are invited.

(Pictured in the middle is Maciej. On the left, Brazilian grandmaster Alex Fier, also a prize-winner, in tournament A, on the right, the then patron of the Goldchess portal, grandmaster Alexander Miśta)


 

 

 

Instruction

  1. Download and install the chess playing software, input the codes to obtain the full version.
  2. The solution in the CEEC file, with the pgn extension, will send to contact@goldchess.com, with the "GM Corner" in the subject of e-mail.