With the strongest engines playing against each other around the clock for the computer chess championship, chess fans are graced with a virtually endless supply of fascinating games. However, there is a game every now and then SO extraordinary that even other computer games can’t keep up with. If that happens, we just to have to share it with the world.
Recently the two engines Stoofvlees and Igel faced each other at the 17th Computer Bullet Chess Championship. Playing the Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack was obligatory for this encounter, and by move eight it seemed like a normal game was developing. It was at this point that Stoofvlees showed his intent to achieve the amazing. A simple looking pawn sacrifice was the prelude to the attacking brilliance to come.
Some games make you want to stop what you’re doing and play #Chess immediately… 29.Nb3!! Are you kidding me???https://t.co/HC1UTl0AvP
— Daniel Rensch (@DanielRensch) April 10, 2022
It’s no secret that every chess player likes to see a big piece sacrifice. Nothing gets the heart beating faster than giving away stuff and walking a fine line between amazing victory and soul-shattering defeat. So when you see the winning side giving away not just one checker, but several, you know something special is about to happen – especially when you can’t see an instant combination to win the game.
Watch the video below as NM Sam Copeland analyzes this crazy game. And, like many of the people who have already seen it, sit back and enjoy as you shift from shock to amazed as the incredible unfolds before your eyes:
It is very difficult for players to break away from the “concrete” characteristics of a position, such as the number of materials. In this game, Stoofvlees beautifully demonstrates how the dynamic aspects of the game such as B. character activity, can be decisive. If you want to take a close look at the game and enjoy it at your own pace, check out below with comments from NM Anthony Levin:
This isn’t the only notable gaming computer played at the CCC. Check out our computer chess playlist on YouTube and enjoy the breathtaking world of computer chess!
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