Can Mittens Defeat Stockfish?
ladies and gentlemen here at the beginning of the year 2023 chess.com spawned one of the most evil beings ever created in chess and that's the mitten bot he's a cat his chess rating is literally one and yet , can beat all the strongest. Great teachers in the world yesterday, I uploaded a video that many of you liked. I got a million views in 24 hours. Thank you very much, by the way, I played
mittens and it took my soul. brother who just got beat up on the playground. I called my older brother, is he okay? And in this video I'm pairing
stockfish 15 against mitts.
Now I have them play two games, one with whites and one with blacks. These are awesome games. They are of such a high level that it's like watching two Avengers fighting, okay it's Iron Man and Captain America, I mean, it's just that these games are so spectacular that you'll want to watch every second of this video, I mean, maybe maybe ya like watching every second of this video u h of all my videos huh and i know i thank you so much huh for that from the bottom of my heart folks these games were incredibly high level now make no mistake the rating disparity is weird it's 3700 against one so you'd think
stockfish would win in two moves um that's not the case okay you're about to witness two incredibly high level AI games and um yeah just look at the game the first game starts with the queen's gambit turned down, typical stuff one of the most classic chess openings not surprisingly this opening has been played since the 1800s it's not that crazy and now we have two AIS playing on one channel YouTube exactly the same opening 300 years later uh now the mitts get very aggressive the first mitts don't play Knight F6 Queen's Gambit declined uh or any of those things play the tarash defense which is a very aggressive version of the Queen's Gambit declined and the idea is that you're trying to prompt immediately against White Ce Among what is very risky when playing black like you don't want to commit your pieces too much but it's a legitimate defense now that we have Pawn take Pawn take this is a very common response to the tarash and the position in the one where the white ones are. then it's something like this just so you understand against an isolated black pawn on D5 uh against an isolated pawn you want to block the square in front of it and then you want to apply pressure on that pawn uh now instead of the dry fish playing the move more aggressive which is Bishop to G5 immediately attacking the Queen, the idea is that if you just trade like that, you are removing the Defenders from the black position in the long run and that isolated Pawn will really feel, now normally, the humans play Knight F6 in this position
mittens plays F6 which seems completely deranged i mean it seems completely crazy to play that move now
stockfish here he has to choose between removing the bishop like he does in the game to see a natural move or withdrawing it all the way back to C1 and apparently that's one of the best moves and the point is that you just induced a really bad pawn move and unlike your bishop the pawn can't recover back, so it's a very bad move. because it blocks the way of night, the light squares around the king are very weak and yet the mitts play it, which is absolutely terrifying, now the dried fish goes here and this position has been reached several times in games humans, but the next move has never been. played in this position mitts play the move G5 what this is completely crazy now here is cod thought for a while and it's not btw just because the king is so weak you're not supposed to play chess like this now one of the best The moves of the engine here are to take the horse.
What is the goal of this? You buy time, your bishop doesn't have to retreat for you to buy some time and now you can play moves like Pawn, take C5 and immediately start building pressure on this. pawn and just ignore the weakening of black's position here, but
Stockfish plays the move Bishop E3, so the bishop has now gone over and over, gone three moves, okay, and now mitts closes the door in the center . Ok, let's go. we're locked in this cage together you and me are going to fight to the death you both developed your Knights obviously nothing surprising it's always good to put more pieces in the game and now the cod is like
mittens ok i don't know what the hell this is H4 , ok I have a lot more development than you I have a better clamp in the position I'm going to instigate and try to push your pawns now black here you have to play the move G4 that's something like that The problem when you commit to the move G5 it's that very often you can't face H4 because what it does is completely ruin your position and it only helps your opponent to open his, that's why
mittens plays G4 forces the knight. back off and continue Development is very dark with Knight move to E7 at this point
Stockfish plays G3 that move makes a lot of sense Bishop G2 is coming he might want to castle his king is actually very safe that's the good thing about the position, the gloves will never tear. this pawn wall both sides develop a bishop and now instead of castle mitts he activates yet another pawn and he has this absurd light squared setup where all his pawns are light squared and yet everyone feels very weak now seeing that there are so many pawns on light squares immediately
stockfish backs down so
stockfish has played a third of his moves with this bishop Bishop G5 Bishop F4 Bishop E3 Bishop G5 again and that Bishop makes a fifth move and his intended purpose was to die , he sends the bishop to the black position so now this pawn is in the right line of sight and the dry fish immediately regroups his dark squares, he says ok, I'm actually better off without my dark squared bishop so all my p the edges are on the dark squares and i have a very good kind of repelling force against mitt aggression which is fascinating right now the mitts here could in rock on everything but if the computer plays slow white will just slowly poke holes and then win this pawn and then win the game so mitts just go into full AI turbo mode and play B5 oh my god what is that move?
What's going on? B5 is a crazy move. It's just a little. The castle mitts will go to Rook B8, the reason why mitts can't play rugby 8s and then play B5 is that it's too slow, first of all, Rook B8 loses a pawn in many lines, passes, then I take a seven or if you go here I take D5 um so play B5 like this and here the computers were crashing in their calculations and
stockfish was like they're stupid
mittens it's like uh you're not stupid and you know here there was actually a stalemate between folding and take
stockfish as they both move equally so here I eat the human I actually stepped in I wanted
Stockfish to make this game as entertaining as possible so I said
stockfish go take the punt go wander into position Black, why is Mitten sacrificing two pawns?
This makes no sense. Mins is sacrificing two pawns because here the knight is trapped the knight is absolutely trapped there is no way out it is going to die certainly that is what is about to happen no A4 the anchor the knight can now escape yes you will lose a pawn but you gained two pawns like this that you will lose a pawn is not the end of the world and not to mention advancing your bishop is of a much higher quality on G2 than this bishop why is this bishop looking at something defended by a pawn that is also defended by a pawn this is staring at something that it's actually very lazy because you have to understand that it's not defended by a pawn right that's how chess works and here
mittens makes a mistake
mittens might have been hostile here I really don't understand why he didn't assume B2 um he must have thought that The Rook could get stuck for example Bishop B5 there are some weird positions where like Queen C1 they can happen and if you do this on Rook B5 then all of a sudden I have Queen A4 it's a very very dangerous position than me I guess the
mittens really didn't like it so they castled and ended up getting the safe pawn back like this but now white is clearly better because cod is a pawn up and cod has weaknesses that can aim and folks I don't mean to spoil anything but all I'm going to say right now is cod at this point proceeds to make an absolute mockery of this bot and I mean just looking at it like that is like a deep sigh of relief to humanity that we don't have a new leader ok we all still bow down to cod so cod as you know is the best mover in the world and also has a sense of humor in this position after Rook 2a2 Rook 2a8 looking to trade and then win the pawn on B2 look at this
stockfish move th is such a rubbish chess style play Rook back to A1 his sense of humor like a computer is absurd the point is that so if you take take and I'm defended but if you take this I go here here and use this and take the pawn on C4 and then I'm going to win this in a few moves it's just the Sitting Duck that you can't take because of the rook in the corner Just bro, play Rook to A2 Rook back to A1 Rook back to A2 and then he's like Okay, just kidding, we can trade.
I mean cod is scum and then he plays B3 so now here is the part where he will start to poke holes in the position. Black plays Rook to A2 with the intention of bc4 uh Queen B4 attacking the Knight and now that night on D2 is ok, that night on D2 starts a spiritual journey I want you to watch out tonight because tonight from now on becomes such an absolute Beast that the Knight travels to B3 from where it is torn off and then arrives at C5 the night a few moves later it will make its Head to the E6 square and start harassing the territory around here.
Mitt attacks with the cod pawn zigzag out of the way and in this position over corks. An absolutely devastating move. here
stockfish sacrifices the bishop Bishop to E4 what a spectacular dynamite shot if you take I play Queen E4 check then I win your knights then my queen and knight are better off in your position so instead mitts allowed the capture on F5 but the problem is the bishop returns and now
stockfish is two pawns up and the black king is in Dire Straits Rook to ea3 Rook to B1 Zips on
stockfish now there has to be a rook trade King walks safety King is completely safe on G2 and now we start the demolition process the night goes to E6 the queen goes to C8 the pawn anchors the knight on D5 the pawn goes to D5 anchors the knight on E6 and now I told you that the knight ends a spiritual journey Knight f to F A threatening knight G6 but not finished Queen D7 threat made on H7 the knight goes there now then turns around G5 I told you the knight goes on a spiritual journey the pawn marches to D6 bishop F6 The pawn takes the knight in the game h It's over, the night goes back to E6, oh my god, it's ending a carousel here, a little square of a knight, if you pass and the bishop has to block.
I mean, I tell you this Knight was just an absolute unit when the game concludes that Mitts realizes that he has literally no moves. If he moves his queen, he did it in a few moves. checkmate, however, was it a fluke? Let's not forget that the
mittens played this game in a very aggressive way. He didn't need to play chess like this, but he probably became arrogant. The person he
defeated became a bit arrogant and he said that I can do anything. I want this doctor, so what happens if we give the white pieces gloves? This game was crazy when I was watching this game. the game starts with the Sicilian Defence, which is the most unbalanced opening in chess and dried fish moves.
What is called the Sicilian taiman with the Queen C7 and A6. The dark squares also fight for now here, the mitts play a sideline, he really doesn't know much. The theory seems that this bot takes C6, which is not the most popular move and in this position at the moment, the meta for White is to play. Queen D3 and queen G3 seems very stupid but the idea of this is to get an end game where the dark squares are weak and there are no queens and white just has a very nice position um but instead uh mitts here pla ys Queen D4 which isn't the best move now from now on
stockfish next moves so crazy he plays the Rook move to B8 he doesn't develop any pieces he just keeps an eye on this and maybe he has Rook before the intentions in the future and after the move Rook to B8 has options to develop the bishop take the center develop the knight play Rook B4 in this position
stockfish play the move H5 what is that move but what is it doing and then after the moves White plays H3 which by the way, I can't even explain the move H3.
I don't even know what H3 does, but it's the best move according to
mittens. Now we play C5, so we have Rook B8 H5 C5. What is this? Who plays chess? this cod has no developed parts and so what do the
mittens do? Mitten sees that Black is as if he didn't develop any pieces. Launch an attack. I mean, of course, of course. F4F5. You have to go for it. now here Mitten should h I've been a bit patient should have played Bishop E3 and then or sheep apparently that's her. I think that's what they call it.
mittens is a girl set up anything and just go full steam ahead F5 and I mean for most humans this position is scary because if Pawn takes F5 uh White takes with the Rooks ensures control over D5 Square the attack rampage through H5 is hanging as a bonus um yeah very very bad stuff at this point Stockbridge now moves the bishop again I mean he only moved the bishop once he still hasn't developed the Knight after 14 moves of game 13 .and now mitts develop the bishop
stockfish play Knight F6 we have Pawn take we have Pawn take Rook D1 now at this point
stockfish starts to assess the position as better for black out of nowhere it's like yeah I've been worse all game but now I'm better uh now play a fascinating idea he wants to put his bishop on E5, but he evaluates to first check the king to move it off center, as if it weren't closer to the center, just move dolo more towards the edge is better for black as there isn't much thr come and then he goes back to E5 and it's good, now the king is a bit stupider.
I've forced the king into the corner and I have an idea and I'll show you that idea in a moment. He reigns C4 attacking. the pawn on C5 Rook to C8 defending the pawn on C5 check and now
stockfish plays the most disgusting idea in the video moving the king does not block the check move the king and if you thought it was done you are wrong you are naive move the king again for what moves the king why did he move the king to G8 why was he completely fine on f8 there were no threats he just moves the king to G8 assesses that his position doesn't need to be touched right now he needs the king to be on G8 oh my god oh my god mitts plays Queen to B3 and
stockfish now begins to demonstrate why it was necessary to give the check in the first place to put the King on H1 because basically canceled but the Rook never jumped meaning the Rook is still in the H file which which means Knight to G4 oh my god you can't take the Knight if you take the Knight they erase you it's over so in this position mitts take C5 that's not a sacrifice if you would have taken then I would have taken this and then there would be omed in B7 and basically the point is that once I get here I'll get here in the future so in this position
stockfish plays Knight's other idea to G4 Knight H2 the arrival of the knight in front of the king now there is a white fork move the bishop attacking the queen the queen goes back to B8 what is happening look at this diagonal what is happening here now after the rook to G1 the idea was never to take the bishop I never wanted to do this and open the rook to me King
stockfish himself returns to G4 , but what's the point?
Were we not in this position? No, we weren't because now I have this and that's matte. step on the fucking gas Rook H6 Rook to D3 The Rook is coming for an att Now
Stockfish plays F5, the H6 Rook idea didn't budge. The Rook was defending the pawn against the queen, so this Pawn could be moved so that this diagonal could be torn to pieces, but the Knight still can't be taken because of this F5. The Pawn takes F5. Bishop takes F3 check Rook takes F3 and now the queen shows her true power by going to the opposite corner of the board and pinning The Rook to the king The Rook F1 defends The Rook but now the bishop takes the Knight the bishop takes the Knight because because if the pawn takes 95 replaces the bishop attacking the rook which has been on the king oh my god so the fish is winning but
mittens finds the king on G1 and breaks loose from the rook now the knight is hanging and the bishop is hanging, play continues. close
stockfish plays bishop back to F6
mittens doesn't even take the knight takes the pawn now threatens to uncover king check to h8 and suddenly
stockfish has returned some of his advantage oh my god bishop to A7 the bi the store hides the game returns to be equal
mittens is down for the night but has a ridiculous pass from Pawn Rook to d8 and now in this position Mitten should have played C3 and should have found the variation C3 Queen B2 Queen to G2 Rook to D2 Queen A8 passes the king to H7 and now with all these pieces looking at your king you take the knight because despite this onslaught you are better there is no real threat to your king isn't it that madness mitts don't find that place C5 bishop instead and
stockfish immediately and I mean immediately send this game to an endgame and in this position start playing just like a mage, drop the Knight back to C7 inducing the move E7 and now this King reminds this King that Walk of Shame all the path here the king returns The king The king starts walking back to the pool and now black creates a blockade. to h8 and t or C8 and the pawn reaches C7 and you can't take it because if you do, pin your knight to your Rook for the king to follow his path the king walks to D7 gives everyone a big hug and says what's wrong with me back the king was f8 G8 h8 G8 F7 E8 D7 oh my god this is spectacular and now the cod just got up in the night all he's going to do now is have the cod block the pieces he swaps bishops and wins the pawn and defends his The pawn on A6
stockfish needs to hold on to his pawns or this is a draw. comes back threatening an exchange Slides to the second rank Slides and now he's going to sacrifice his Pawn here no it's not the Knight to E6 anchors that pawn too King F7 The Rook is back around the pawn slides to A5 and in this cod position finds the fact that he can walk th The king in every way no longer needs it to be a pawn, he can lose it, it doesn't matter, the white king walked too much, the white king was stranded on the back row and now he will pay the price with his life Rook C1 Rook back to C7 Rook blocks the pawn on B on the B file H6 and I will not trade pawns with you
stockfish play G5 friends the conclusion of this game and the conclusion of this video is one of the things nastiest things you've ever seen the king is forced to the back rank now we have G4 we have H7 the pawn is one square away from becoming a queen
stockfish forces the mitts in front of his own pawn and starts pushing his g-pawn It doesn't matter, the game it's over because I'm getting it here we have Rook to G8 and now
Stockfish gets out of the way because if you take it's here Rook G8 Knight to f8 the threat is mate you can't take remember this Pawn goes forward if you take it it's done you're stuck in the corner oh so B6 played instead of G2 B7 and now cod plays G1 Rook if you take the rook it's the same winning idea if you don't take the rook cod in this position allows mitts to check and make a queen cod allows mitts to queen because by force he takes his Bond takes his queen and the only legal move left is for
Mittens to move the king here and checkmate himself oh my god bow to
stockfish we have a real king of chess computers and you're looking at it on your screen right now
mittens now get out of here