➡️ LEARN CHESS WITH ME:
1:28 Puzzle 1
5:49 Puzzle 2
11:35 Puzzle 3
17:05 Puzzle 4
➡️ Watch LIVE on Twitch:
➡️ Support via Donation:
Check out my new Cookies and Cream Cold Brew from Madrinas! Don’t forget to use code “GOTHAM” at checkout to save 20% off your order:
↓ ↓ Chess and social media links below ↓ ↓
♛ Chess Links:
➡️ Joining Chess.com:
➡️ My chess.com video lesson series:
⭐️ Social Media Links:
➡️ GOTHAM DISCORD:
➡️ THUMBNAILS BY:
A few years ago Magnus Carlsen actually missed a win with a similar light square/dark square deflection technique as that second composition. So this isn't just theoretical stuff, it can actually happen in real games
Gotham is like a real life Sokka from avatar the last airbender
In puzzle 3 why does black promote to knights and not queens?
Isn't the third one the same puzzle Tal solved whilst having a walk in the park
I thought the first mate-in-25 problem would be too deep for Stockfish 15 to find, but it finds it immediately. I am somewhat familiar with chess-playing algorithms, and I assumed that the search tree would grow exponentially toward infinity, but it helps that all the wrong choices get White mated quickly.
I had in mind: place pawn h4 play bishop e6, g5 only legal move. Bishop back to f7 mate. Or am i mistaking something?
12:14 I would promote to a knight
Lol I actually sort of got the second puzzle, but then I thought "oh no it doesn't work because then he takes my rook with his queen and it's still check". Not realizing I could obviously take his pawn as he promotes lol. So I guess it doesn't count hahaha
In the last one I got pretty close by immediately recognizing that its one of those restrict the kings movement with the pawn. I even got to the point where I realized I would need to move the pawn in my next move but I never got to the enpassent. I was stuck on the F file.
I was so close to solving out that final puzzle. I thought it was put the pawn on f2, then force en passant and it was checkmate next move with the bishop. But… Forgot that en passant on f3 would put me in check. So near yet so far, story of my chess life
that last one, what a prompt for a puzzle
Your mother was a hamster
THE FRENCH MOVE OMG
I have never herd of en passant before this video 😅
What about Q c5. Take new queen for black
The third one truly is a piece of art, incredible.
That's the Gotham content I want.
he sounds a bit like Ryan Trahan.
14:40 why not Bd3?
In Puzzle 4 there's also pawn on f4 and bishop e6,g5 forced by black then bishop back to f7 checkmate
i love puzzle videos please do more
I put this position on my stockfish and sometimes it solved this and sometimes not, it is normal? (One timese it solved position with 152 second, 3 times it bludered with 152 seconds and one time it solved with 5 seconds)
Correct me if I’m wrong, but wouldn’t it work for the fourth puzzle to put the pawn on h4 and then move Be6. g5 is forced and Bf7 is mate. @gothamchess
im 1050 rated and it took 20min for me to solve that last puzzle i was so proud of my self to think about en passant. FIDE should give me the gm title just for this:D
I can't solve a 4 move puzzle so I'm gunna say no
This is why I love chess!! All these positions are so interesting and unique in ways that I wouldn’t even see at my level. Please make more of these videos!!!
Love the king bishop pawn mate…and those three pieces usually have a hard time winning….
I was able to solve puzzles 1 and 4. The two in the middle were simply too complicated for me.
I really enjoyed this positions, thanks for the video
i saw the 3rd one
Puzzle 3 is so crazy, my chin has dropped and now I can't find it. Holy shit that's beautiful.
10:50 Beautiful, nothing short of beautiful.
Puzzle 4: Pawn f4- move bishop anywhere-black pawn moves to g5-white bishop back to f7 is mate right????
in puzzle 4, i forgot which way the black pawns could move :l
Love this type of content!
In the second puzzle I saw the first brilliant move but that queen sac is completely insane
Get out O'here🤣
Love these kinds of videos!!
Last puzzle, why not place that pawn on f4 and move bishop to e6? Only legal move for black is pawn to g5, followed by bishop f6 # checkmate.
Oh come on that last puzzle wasn't hard at all…even the first one wasn't too hard since you just need to find the most forcing moves. The second and third ones though were absolutely mind boggling those were insane
I absolutely loved these! solved 2 and was so close in the last two! I missed the checkmate with the bishop tho XD
Would love to see more!
Mind blowing. Every composition was awesome
I actually got the last one Im so proud of myself
Predicting the moves after 14:30
…1. Kf6, e pawn promotes
2. Bg6 check, kg4 is forced
3. Bf5, Kh6 is forced
4. I want to say push the g pawn for check, but I feel like the king would scamper down the dark squares on the H file after that, I will come back to this comment after I watch the solution
I love this concept! I would really enjoy more videos like this, where one can “play along”
i actually solved puzzle 4 😳
Make the 7 bishop one
Me thinking I was GM level fist pumping the ceiling until I realised I solved the last puzzle backwards (thinking black can only move upwards) I placed pawn on F4 then retreated the bishop to E8, forcing black to play G5, then rook takes G5, story of my life.