Stockfish 16 Destroys Leela With the Most Disgusting Tactic!

Absolutely crazy attack by Stockfish against Leela C Zero from the Computer Rapid Chess Championship 2023.


[Event “CCC21 Rapid: Semifinals (10|3)”]
[Site “?”]
[Date “2023.09.28”]
[Round “1”]
[White “Stockfish”]
[Black “Lc0”]
[Result “*”]
[WhiteElo “?”]
[BlackElo “?”]
[Variant “Standard”]
[TimeControl “600+3”]
[ECO “A41”]
[Opening “Wade Defense”]
[Termination “Unterminated”]
[Annotator “”]

1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Bg4 { A41 Wade Defense } 3. c4 Bxf3 4. exf3 c6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Be3 Bg7 7. h4 Nf6 8. Qb3 Qb6 9. Qc2 h5 10. O-O-O Na6 11. Kb1 Qd8 12. Ne4 Qd7 13. Ng5 Rb8 14. g3 O-O 15. Bh3 Qc7 16. Rhe1 Nb4 17. Qb3 Na6 18. f4 e6 19. d5 exd5 20. cxd5 Rbe8 21. f5 gxf5 22. Bxf5 Re5 23. Bc2 Rfe8 24. Bg6 fxg6 25. dxc6+ Kf8 26. cxb7 R8e7 27. f4 Re4 28. a3 Qxb7 29. Qxb7 Rxb7 30. Rxd6 Nc7 31. Rxf6+ Bxf6 32. Nxe4 Bxb2 33. Bc5+ Kg8 34. Kc2 Bg7 35. Kd3 Rb2 36. Kc4 Bf8 37. Nf6+ Kf7 38. Bxf8 Kxf8 39. Re5 Rc2+ 40. Kb3 Rd2 41. Nh7+ Kf7 42. Ng5+ Kf8 43. Ra5 a6 44. Kc4 Rc2+ 45. Kd3 Ra2 46. Ne4 Ke7 47. a4 Ra1 48. Kc4 Rc1+ 49. Nc3 Rg1 50. Re5+ Kd7 51. Ne4 Ne6 52. Rd5+ Ke7 53. Kb4 Rc1 54. Re5 Kd7 55. Nc5+ Nxc5 56. Rxc5 Rd1 57. Ka5 Rd6 58. f5 gxf5 59. Rxf5 Rh6 60. Rg5 Kc7 61. Rg7+ Kb8 62. Kb4 Rc6 63. Rg5 Rh6 64. Kc5 Kc8 65. a5 Kd7 66. Rg7+ Kd8 67. Rb7 Rg6 68. Rh7 Rxg3 69. Kb6 Rg6+ 70. Kb7 Rf6 71. Rxh5 Ke7 72. Rh8 Kd7 73. h5 Ke7 74. h6 Rd6 75. h7 Kf6 76. Rf8+ Ke6 77. h8=Q Ke7 78. Rf5 Rd7+ 79. Kc8 Rd8+ 80. Qxd8+ Ke6 *

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  1. Dear Jozarov, I have another absolutely brilliant chess puzzle for you that will make Stockfish cry!And not only Stockfish, but almost every other chess engine I know ( and I know a lot of them because I am testing them since years and years).The puzzle is from HAROLD LOMMER, from 1965.This is the position in fen:4r3/p1p1pPp1/P1P1P1P1/5K2/3p2P1/7p/3P1ppr/3R1nkq w – – 0 1The main theme of the puzzle is UNDER PROMOTION, and AVOIDING STALEMATE.The main line that I worked out is like this:1.fxe8N!! d3 2.Nf6!! gxf6 3.g5!! fxg5 4.g7 g4 5.g8N!! g3 6.Nf6!! exf6 7.Kg6!! Clearing the way for the black pawn and thus avoiding stalemate! f5 8.e7 f4 9.e8N!! f3 10.Nd6!! cxd6 11.c7 d5 12.c8N!! d4 13.Nb6!! axb6 14.a7 b5 15.a8N!! b4 16.Nc7 b3 17.Ne6 b2 18.Ng5 b1Q 19.Nxf3 #Absolutely brilliant and in my opinion one of the most beautiful chess puzzles with the theme of under promotion.In all the years I tested engines there was only one engine, that was able to solve this.And to mention, if 2.- exf6 (instead of 2.- gxf6), the main line goes 3.Kf4!! f5 4.e7 fxg4 5.e8N!! g3 6.Nd6!! cxd6 7.c7 d5 8.c8N!! d4 9.Nb6!! axb6 10.Kf3!! b5 11.a7 b4 12.a8Q b3 13.Qb8 b2 14.Dxg3 b1Q 15.Dxf2#I promise, Stockfish will cry when presented with this monster of puzzle!With my best regards,Your fan Torsten!

  2. This is my favorite chess youtube channel.

  3. This is the réal chess not What those guys play SF dominate modern chess geometry thanks Mozarov for progressif chess

  4. A41 Wade Defense / The Graveyard Variation

  5. Josip in regards to your intro with your statement like "this the most spectacular; this is the most brutal; this is the most well words escape me"… each time you say that I believe you !!! That's what makes theses games so incredible, they always surprise, they always bring something new. So, I don't have a problem with that! I think you are right and I agree with you.

    First pause: My guess, Bishop takes Pawn on E6, Pawn takes Bishop, Knight takes Pawn forking the Queen and the Rook.
    Second pause: Knight to H7 which sort of traps the King.

    I did enjoy the game.

  6. You have good content but I suggest using a second board for analysis because it gets confusing trying to figure out what the actual game moves were and what’s the analysis.

  7. Thanks Jozarov.
    10:30 – I would call that a clever sacrifice rather than a disgusting tactic.

  8. You always say these things, because they are always true. You were not wrong this time either, yet again spectacular and dazzling tactics leads to an endgame advantage. Thanks Josip.

  9. Beautiful game! 🙂 Wonder if Leela also won when this game was reversed?

  10. Honestly you should speak slower and clearer .

  11. "A beautiful blockade on light squares!" LMAO

  12. Interesting games, good comment, I like it.

    If the sound were a little louder…

  13. You've taken 20 minutes to do a 10 minute job. When will you chess reviewers learn?

  14. Josip is one of the few chess enthusiasts who deliver us with the latest news from the world of computer chess AND at the same time has enough chess knowledge to evaluate the content and the brilliancy of those games.
    But what I like most is his attitude: He has real respect for these engines and for the creative work of the chess developers, who create these engines.
    I hope you will continue your work (and it's work!) for as long as possible.
    With regards, Torsten from Germany

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