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Can Mittens Defeat Stockfish?

  • Published on Sep 24, 2023 veröffentlicht
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  • Chess.com
    Chess.com 8 months ago +74314

    a fish pummeling a cat, never would have seen this coming

    • What
      What 8 months ago +1727


    • Blueberry Oatmeal
      Blueberry Oatmeal 8 months ago +6782

      "It was a really big fish, okay?"
      - Mittens, probably

    • Trent Langford
      Trent Langford 8 months ago +2756

      My brother in Christ you made this bot

    • Nick
      Nick 8 months ago +738

      bow down to stockfish

    • Aferdita Zaja
      Aferdita Zaja 8 months ago +366

      Is this the real channel?
      Edit: bro chill when i commented it was. Like 3 comments idk

  • Smoke 003723
    Smoke 003723 8 months ago +7120

    Mittens: "You promoted to a mere Rook?"
    Stockfish: "You're not worthy of a Queen."

    • Imbued Hunter
      Imbued Hunter 7 months ago +107

      How does this have no replies?

    • nazma meah
      nazma meah 7 months ago +273

      Dang stockfish rlly be like " damn you suck so, I choose ruk"

      BALA BOY FF 7 months ago +45

      Tbh rooks are my fav and this comment is lit

    • San
      San 7 months ago +71

      @BALA BOY FF why though? the queen is the fusion of a rook and a bishop, it IS a rook with some extra moves

    • Satxrn
      Satxrn 6 months ago +9

      This comment is the most savage thing my mere eyes could ever see

  • Mattorollax
    Mattorollax 7 months ago +1840

    Mittens: Yay, I made a queen. Stockfish: Nice, now checkmate yourself

    • RJ
      RJ 6 months ago +31

      This comment is gold

    • Erdrin Alimi
      Erdrin Alimi 2 months ago +1


    • Cerulity
      Cerulity 17 days ago +7

      You should checkmate yourself, NOW!

  • Will
    Will 7 months ago +1547

    “Devotion inspires bravery…”
    Rook to H7
    “Bravery inspires sacrifice…”
    Rook to H8
    “Sacrifice leads to death…”
    Rook to B8
    “So... feel free to go kill yourself.”
    Rook to G8
    -Stockfish to Mitten, circa. 2023

    • ex machina
      ex machina 7 months ago +69

      Speaker with the best roast in gaming history

    • Eliza Weikert
      Eliza Weikert 5 months ago +34

      This is the last place I expected to find a destiny reference but it fits perfectly, bravo

    • Charles Jean
      Charles Jean 4 months ago +3


    • Dylan Miller
      Dylan Miller 3 months ago +4

      Stockfish is the final shape

    • Filip damjanovski
      Filip damjanovski 3 months ago

      I'm the 5th reply🎉

  • jaywolfenstien
    jaywolfenstien 8 months ago +3605

    "For you, the day you beat Mittens was the most important day in your life. For me? It was Tuesday." -Stockfish (2023)

  • MeboDotExe
    MeboDotExe 6 months ago +580

    I cannot get over how Stockfish made a rook instead of a queen. It had no reason to do that other than to clown Mittens. This is a robot made to play _perfect chess_ and it _intentionally thought_ “I can do this winning sequence with a queen, but I think it’d be funnier to do it with rook.”

    • Midn8
      Midn8 5 months ago +102

      I think if it calculates a forced mate with a minor piece it just does that and doesn't bother calculating a queen.

    • Nuel Vf
      Nuel Vf 3 months ago +64

      @Midn8 Yeah, that's correct. The modern engines want to use the least force to get the best results, so if they calculate that with a rook is fine, then they take a rook. As well, all we know the queen is so powerful that, in some positions, there are possible stalemates.

    • Ezzy1331
      Ezzy1331 2 months ago +34

      The best part is, if Stockfish made a queen it would’ve been M4
      But instead it made a rook and made it M6
      It deliberately chose the longer sequence to clown Mittens in the best way possible

    • Sereypanha Nuth
      Sereypanha Nuth 2 months ago +8

      ​@Ezzy1331or levy just made ot dl that for dramatic effects

    • Alberto PF
      Alberto PF Month ago +16

      Engines try to minimize the loss of material (usually measured as centipawns) so stockfish promotes a piece that guarantees victory with the smallest loss of material.
      Or, he has conscience and is a big troll.

  • Iakov Zhitomirskiy
    Iakov Zhitomirskiy 8 months ago +20527

    Mittens was designed to take souls. When approached by a soulless opponent, it just cannot win

    • Saad Samman
      Saad Samman 8 months ago +979

      absolute monstrosity

    • JohnyMeBoi
      JohnyMeBoi 8 months ago +325

      are you calling hikaru soulless?

    • 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓢𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓹𝓱
      𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓢𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓹𝓱 8 months ago +1441

      @JohnyMeBoi hikaru could only stalemate it, meaning he only has like half a soul

    • Legueu
      Legueu 8 months ago +179

      Hikaru drew it XD

    • dunno
      dunno 8 months ago +321

      @JohnyMeBoi The point was to likely destroy their resolve, but Hikaru can not be angered. Probably..

  • _N
    _N 8 months ago +4709

    I loved the part where Stockfish said "It's stockfishing time" and then chessed all over the place

    • HourJam
      HourJam 8 months ago +88

      this comment would have deserved likes if it wasn't a 2022 thing

    • Kurumi
      Kurumi 8 months ago +16

      Funniest shirou pfp

    • Kivvx
      Kivvx 7 months ago +11

      you're a poet

    • monarchatto
      monarchatto 7 months ago +7

      you talk like a book 😍

  • Vxrdaunt
    Vxrdaunt 8 months ago +1428

    23:15 Absolutely mind blowing. Stockfish promotes to a rook, not because it needs the rook but because it knows it DOESN'T need a queen. Savage. And then it allows Mittens to sacrifice its rook with check and make a queen. And then with checks, it forces Mittens to sacrifice its queen and pawn. And finally, with only one legal move left to make, Mittens is forced to checkmate itself. Levy's commentary made it all the better, I'm new to chess but what an amazing sequence.

    • nikos467
      nikos467 8 months ago +59

      the disrespect

    • Daniel Survivor
      Daniel Survivor 8 months ago +84

      Why would Stockfish even do this? Wouldn't it still be more logical to take a queen and only take say knight for rare cases? It's like Stockfish has personality and wanted to show disrespect

    • Name
      Name 8 months ago +31

      @Daniel Survivor it probably just randomly chose it over a queen because promoting to either was the best move

    • Thiago Lucas
      Thiago Lucas 8 months ago +68

      @Daniel Survivor Due to the way stockfish works, it has to also consider the moves its opponent will play. Maybe it calculated the best outcome for itself would be when Mittens doesn't take the promoted piece. However, if the piece was a queen Mittens would absolutely take it.

    • Auren
      Auren 7 months ago +6

      @Daniel Survivor The checkmating in end games rarely require diagonal moving capabilities, even with a queen he would take the same path.

  • Ryan Reynolds Enjoyer
    Ryan Reynolds Enjoyer 6 months ago +218

    *Moves pawn forward*

    • LegitPlayerBS
      LegitPlayerBS 3 months ago +6

      Yeah, cuz this move is weakening the king

  • ContainerYeast
    ContainerYeast 8 months ago +3602

    “This is not how you’re supposed to play chess.” He says while witnessing a fish fight a cat.

    • Worm | Rust Content
      Worm | Rust Content 7 months ago +12

      Jesus loves you alot trust in His death 4 salvation and be saved from eternal hell

    • Jennifer Korf
      Jennifer Korf 7 months ago +30

      Jesus died to save us… oh wait… there is no Jesus

    • Eni
      Eni 7 months ago +41

      @Worm | Rust Content man go on a religious video or smth
      This isn't the place to be annoying

    • J Ayure
      J Ayure 7 months ago +28

      What kind of world do we have to live in for people arguing about religion on a chess video…

  • unjellords
    unjellords 7 months ago +69

    now imagine if mittens had its rating raised to 2.

  • Wait what?
    Wait what? 8 months ago +5493

    Bro imagine Stockfish looking you dead in the eyes and saying, "Now checkmate yourself."

    • The Kash Connoisseur
      The Kash Connoisseur 8 months ago +203

      That's what it feels like lol

    • FuriousMaximum
      FuriousMaximum 8 months ago +188

      Its like the low tier god meme

    • Jen C
      Jen C 8 months ago +149

      With a promoted rook…

    • Morency
      Morency 8 months ago +38

      Bow down to the one true fish king

    • Blueberry Oatmeal
      Blueberry Oatmeal 8 months ago +157

      Now I have this mental image of Stockfish pressing its opponent's head between two chessboards and demanding that they call themselves an idiot sandwich

  • Aevus
    Aevus Month ago +46

    Stockfish controlling the eval bar for the game itself is playing is hilarious

  • R4-P17
    R4-P17 8 months ago +414

    Stockfish threw his sword on the ground in front of the miserable, defeated cat and said: "There. Do it yourself. I wouldn't like to get my fins dirty."

  • You will never find me
    You will never find me 8 months ago +423

    3:28 me thinking it was a perfectly fine move

    • Serious Student Pro Max
      Serious Student Pro Max 7 months ago +10

      Coz that move is weakening the king itself

    • Memulsion
      Memulsion 6 months ago +7


    • Finne
      Finne 6 months ago +22

      the move isn't something IMs or GMs easily see, due to it weakening the king for an investment near impossible to fully calculate. Mittens and Stockfish are able to find this move because the calculations they perform identify that the king is not any more endangered than if g5 was not played, or rather the investment is more worth than not in the long run. Players in the lower ladder will see g5 with the simple intention of chasing the bishop for it not moving far enough backwards, without realizing the importance of defending the king in the early stages of the game. It's the difference between making an educated guess and a random guess- both people may have gotten it correct, but the random guesser used no logic

    • A
      A 2 months ago

      ​@Finne g5 is not a good move

  • ZoX
    ZoX 8 months ago +270

    I'm very proud to say that I had a missed win with mittens

    • Arsenio Aribawono
      Arsenio Aribawono 6 months ago +16

      Damn, nice!

    • DarkFire
      DarkFire 5 months ago +14

      What elo?

    • Arnesh Pal
      Arnesh Pal 4 months ago +3

      Sure bro

    • Absolut Cheese
      Absolut Cheese Month ago +6

      All of my games against mittens could be qualified as « missed wins » since I failed to win any of those

  • The Secret
    The Secret 7 months ago +136

    Mittens: You cannot defeat me 😼
    Levy: I know but he can
    (Enters the Stockfish)

  • TomMRF
    TomMRF 8 months ago +3550

    Every teacher ever: Develop all your pieces!
    Mittens: Only moves pawns
    Stockfish: Only moves bishop

    • wasabiattack
      wasabiattack 8 months ago +203

      Don't forget the king

    • Fasebing terfe
      Fasebing terfe 8 months ago +152

      "Don't underestimate the power of the white king"
      --- Code Geass

    • sharko
      sharko 8 months ago +80

      Don't underestimate THE ROOOOOOK

    • Bruno Houri
      Bruno Houri 8 months ago +10

      Bobby Fischer really was ahead of his time

    • JoshTheFantasyDude
      JoshTheFantasyDude 8 months ago +5

      Jack Wrath ah yes, I'd so enjoy a video that another bot said was animal abuse, great for my diarrhea 👍 😃

  • Speed Raptor
    Speed Raptor 6 months ago +145

    “No matter how many souls u take, mittens, u cant take the soul of a god”

    • olivrser
      olivrser 3 months ago +5

      especially a soulless one

  • AJD
    AJD 5 months ago +77

    Levy's narration is absolutely lovely. Not only he's passionate about chess, he make you REALLY care about what he's presenting to you. You just can not not love it.

  • Lokesh Yadav
    Lokesh Yadav 4 months ago +12

    The Fact Is , Stockfish Sense of Humour Is So Good . That I Genuinely Felt Bad For Mittens at the end 💀

  • Pold111
    Pold111 8 months ago +195

    the fact that stockfish straight up just casually let mittens promote AND THEN TAKES THE PROMOTED QUEEN RIGHT AFTER

  • confusedindividual
    confusedindividual 7 months ago +83

    I love the analogy of Stockfish being the older brother because in typical older brother fashion, on any given day, the little brother hates him. Big brother just seems to delight in tormenting little brother when it’s just the two of them. Every time they compete against each other, it’s just utter torture. Every time they’re supposed to be working together, nothing little brother does or wants to do gets any approval. But then, one day, little brother shows up with bruises and points out a bully on the playground… and big brother flips.
    It’s that moment where you’ve spent your entire life under someone’s heel and all of a sudden, the boot lifts up and you see it float over to stomp someone else. On some level, you pity the poor soon-to-be victim and you still resent the boot for doing what it does. But, it’s still big brother, and nobody messes with you while he’s around… except him… as soon as the stupid cat gets squashed.

  • beary
    beary 8 months ago +4927

    Gotham is the type of person who'd turn plain old chess into a literal war documentary.
    I'm so entertained

    • Sayantan Mitra
      Sayantan Mitra 8 months ago +64

      It wasn't no plain OLD chess

    • WonderOfYou
      WonderOfYou 8 months ago +6

      So am I!!!

    • MrCheeseMan20
      MrCheeseMan20 8 months ago +10

      1.2k likes and 2 comments? Imma change that

    • Ryuk
      Ryuk 8 months ago +9

      1.2k likes and 3 comments? Imma change that

    • Brexy _24
      Brexy _24 8 months ago +2

      You would love top chess

  • YeeterDeleter01
    YeeterDeleter01 8 months ago +217

    Mittens: "prepare to die"
    Stockfish: "flip flop go brrrrr"

  • Jacobo Molinero
    Jacobo Molinero 7 months ago +44

    I love how Stockfish had to play the game and analyze the game at the same time🤣

  • Thunderson
    Thunderson 7 months ago +78

    _"Mittens has been slain" truly a historic moment for chess history_

  • XxYour MomxX
    XxYour MomxX 5 months ago +52

    I imagine stockfish is the grand hero called upon by those who suffered by the evil mittens.

    THE SHORTCAKE Month ago +4

    The fact that stockfish made mittens checkmate itself shows how huge his sense of humor is!
    Stockfish the king!

  • Seth Shickluna
    Seth Shickluna 8 months ago +3441

    Mittens: you taught me everything that I know
    Stockfish: Yes, but not everything that I know

    • TwoCentsforCharon
      TwoCentsforCharon 8 months ago +366

      Mittens: I know all chess theory
      Stockfish: I am the chess theory

    • Emma Gorington
      Emma Gorington 8 months ago +25

      @TwoCentsforCharon Genius

    • A Random Gamer
      A Random Gamer 8 months ago +7

      @TwoCentsforCharon Mittens: Which means I know you

    • E
      E 8 months ago +6

      E‎ ‎

    • Austin Lau
      Austin Lau 8 months ago +2

      @E yes

  • mike oneal
    mike oneal 8 months ago +36

    Stockfish bringing a whole new meaning to check yourself before you wreck yourself.

    • Sire aquired
      Sire aquired 3 months ago

      *check yourself before you shrek yourself

  • Fatal_Error404
    Fatal_Error404 7 months ago +27

    I feel like Mittens is searching for a world record on how many pieces it can trap in one game.

  • Matthew Dragomir
    Matthew Dragomir 5 months ago +20

    Levy showing us this game like a sports commentator and I'm all for it. I'm as enthralled as I would be watching the super bowl.

  • EZanime
    EZanime 6 months ago +6

    Mittens: You can't defeat us. We are four
    Stockfish: There are only four of you. You'll need more than that
    *Proceeds to destroy mittens*

  • Bongo Cat
    Bongo Cat 8 months ago +30

    I always love the intensity in Gotham's voice when a good move is played.

  • gustavo g coelho
    gustavo g coelho 8 months ago +5952

    Stockfish: sensible genius
    Mittens: derranged psychopath

    • SteakieFrags
      SteakieFrags 8 months ago +210

      So they're identical...

    • Rysirion _
      Rysirion _ 8 months ago +133

      both pretty effective in their work, lol

    • some_angry_cat
      some_angry_cat 8 months ago +105

      villains aren't afraid of the good and just, they are truly afraid of those who have a couple of screws loose-Chainsaw Man quote

    • Ming
      Ming 8 months ago +9

      if it works it works

    • paintedtears_
      paintedtears_ 8 months ago +42

      Emo kid vs Quiet Kid

  • Nicky Wang
    Nicky Wang 7 months ago +11

    I am impressed. shocked shock and disbelief that Stockfish beat Mittens twice 😮.

  • Hunteraff
    Hunteraff 3 months ago +6

    Levy can make any game intense. Even a 500 elo vs Martin😂

  • Thelaretus
    Thelaretus 8 months ago +61

    Stockfish: *Casually transcending the rules of chess to crush Mittens with The Lord of the Rings' soundtrack at the moment Gandalf arrives at Helm's Deep.*
    Levy: 'Oh my God!'
    Stockfish: 'What do you want?'

    EVILTIME 8 months ago +8

    I can’t believe how insane stockfish is. Funny and brutal at one 😂. Also I love your emotional commentary!

  • Efeefe1925
    Efeefe1925 5 months ago +6

    i feel like stockfish is like a tame bot who helps people and stuff and mittens is the villain

  • Ph4ntom
    Ph4ntom 8 months ago +5522

    The way stockfish just casually turned the pawn into a rook instead of a queen because it didn’t need it is just savage, that mf engine is wild 💀

    • Heroedge
      Heroedge 8 months ago +698

      doing that and winning is the only way to be truly toxic in chess

    • pan
      pan 8 months ago +387

      stockfish is a legitimate sadist

    • Some randomnEss Poo
      Some randomnEss Poo 8 months ago +105

      Can't wait for Skynet to take over and be the ultimate troll on humanity.

    • HAL 9000
      HAL 9000 8 months ago +78

      Robots trolling humans is always entertaining.

  • Rayga Tana
    Rayga Tana 7 months ago +10

    Damn, I don't normally like chess but this man mamages to explain the nuances so well that I was on the edge of my seat the whole video. I think I might be a chess fan now

  • Shadowrunner
    Shadowrunner 3 months ago +7

    Levi:This is a sigh of relief for humanity. We are not under new leadership, we all still bow to stockfish.
    Alpha zero:DO I NOT EXIST TO YOU!

  • Izzak
    Izzak 5 months ago +3

    I love how crazy you make seemingly monotonous moves look. Great story telling and energy in all your vids Levy!

  • Pohorex
    Pohorex 5 months ago +4

    Mittens is a lot like ghandi in civ 5, his aggressiveness is so low that it turns negative and ends up being the highest rating

  • Chase Canales
    Chase Canales 7 months ago +9

    I just subbed to you man! I’ve watched ur videos here and there, but this video was beautiful…..hearing you commentate over this was like watching a playoff football game (I love football btw) and this video got me so hyped for chess. Hearing u explain why stockfish was an absolute savage had me dying and watching mittens get annihilated was so satisfying for me. This was such an entertaining video for me and it literally had me sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time. Thank you Sir! This video made my whole week

    • Mr. Reality
      Mr. Reality 2 months ago

      Cute, I also like gotham's excitement in these types of video's.

  • Knightmare
    Knightmare 8 months ago +11410

    Mittens:The chess god sent me to teach chess to humans.
    Stockfish: I don't remember sending anyone.

    • Sorin Markov
      Sorin Markov 8 months ago +330

      Is this from somewhere? Because if not, this is the best internet comment of the year. And we're only 6 days in.

    • Knightmare
      Knightmare 8 months ago +77

      @Sorin Markov i didn't copy anyone else of that's what you mean

    • ItsShadowXD
      ItsShadowXD 8 months ago +122

      @Sorin Markov I think this comment references an Eminem quote

    • Yellow Jelly
      Yellow Jelly 8 months ago +80

      @Sorin Markov that comment template was actually pretty common like a decade ago, with stuff like Justin Bieber instead of Mittens and Hendrix instead of Stockfish in the example above.

    • Barely Hyuman Anomaly
      Barely Hyuman Anomaly 8 months ago +6

      Yall some low key haters fr lmao

  • Dhruv Tank
    Dhruv Tank 5 months ago +3

    Mittens : No one can defeat me
    Levy: We have the stockfish

  • Aidan Brandt
    Aidan Brandt 8 months ago +5

    Gotham makes chess seem like I’m watching an action movie. Love the delivery, these videos are awesome.

  • Frisk
    Frisk 6 months ago +5

    The way he reacts to each move in chess is just so ridiculous, these videos are so entertaining to watch!

  • Bobby Vaught
    Bobby Vaught 4 months ago +1

    Watching this perfectly illustrates why software, especially Stockfish, is so unbeatable by humans. This was insane.

  • sandy rayport
    sandy rayport 4 months ago +1

    The attack at the end of the game in game 1 was the most mindblowingly coordinated attack I've ever seen. Just surreal.

  • Fabian Glathe
    Fabian Glathe 8 months ago +3521

    Stockfisch be like:
    It’s not about winning.
    It’s about sending a message.

    • Shubham Shanubhogue
      Shubham Shanubhogue 8 months ago +147

      Stockfish would probably say
      It's not about winning its about making your opponent suffer

    • Riflezen
      Riflezen 8 months ago +12

      yo is this an alpharad reference

    • AbsoulteThings
      AbsoulteThings 8 months ago +24

      Finally it's here thou shalt [REDACTED] yourself, now!

    • Andrew Yesin
      Andrew Yesin 8 months ago +5

      Welp, it's more like this kitten's mojo, you know. Stockfish is actually exactly like a guy, who wants to win at all cost, but doesn't miss opportunity to do it in style, if such presents :)

    • PentaCorp
      PentaCorp 8 months ago +5

      @Riflezen You mean a Dark Knight reference...?

  • Nikrito Gaming
    Nikrito Gaming 6 months ago +11

    If this is the kind of AI we have now I can’t imagine what’s coming next…

    • CoolBananaMan_12
      CoolBananaMan_12 3 months ago +1

      These bots nowdays play illegal moves and obliterate stockfish

  • OhDontMindMe
    OhDontMindMe 8 months ago +8

    Mittens: Noone can defeat me
    *Stockfish arrives
    Mittens: Why do i hear boss music?

  • Josef Harrison
    Josef Harrison Month ago +1

    Easily one of the most epic battles in history. Bow down to Stockfish.

  • Rehyann Rask
    Rehyann Rask 8 months ago +8

    Man are you making things really interesting, I'm not much of a chess guy yet your videos are so entertaining I keep watching more and more, and I'm getting more into chess :)
    Continue everything man

  • Anne Erdelen
    Anne Erdelen 8 months ago +3

    Omg this commentary is pure gold. This matchup is already obscene but with this commentary it is like watching a heavyweight title fight on pay per view... and now I feel guilty I didn't need to pay for it.

  • 5-27THEBEST
    5-27THEBEST 3 months ago +2

    It was more incredible that the center pawn made it almost to a queen

  • parslye or basli
    parslye or basli Month ago +2

    After the Stockfish vs Torch matches.. I’m ready for Mittens vs Torch

    • Nebulis
      Nebulis Day ago

      Stockfish destroyed torch though

  • YouTube Watch
    YouTube Watch 6 months ago +6

    The move allows the king to escape, when for example the protecting rook was taken by a queen (14:14)

  • Never Stay Pink
    Never Stay Pink 3 months ago +3

    Mittens is like if a 500 elo player ate a grandmaster for breakfast.

  • Maltavian
    Maltavian 8 months ago +5

    the brutality of stockfish deafeating mittens is by far more entertaining than that of the endgane of marvel

  • Snake
    Snake 8 months ago +4250

    Even more respect for Hikaru for drawing with Mittens.

    • Roblox Killer
      Roblox Killer 8 months ago +142

      Atrioc also drew mittens and hes like 1200

    • Ramanah Vel Jeya Seelan
      Ramanah Vel Jeya Seelan 8 months ago +154

      Snake fun fact some random minecraft player found a mistake Hikaru made apparently Hikaru could have beat mitten , there was a missed win , where Hikaru could fork mittens allowing him to get mittens queen, but Hikaru didn't notice this because he was too busy building a fortress

    • Chubby Mario
      Chubby Mario 8 months ago +92

      @Ramanah Vel Jeya Seelan who is this "random Minecraft player"?

    • Jaroslaw Jaskiewicz
      Jaroslaw Jaskiewicz 8 months ago +20

      @Ramanah Vel Jeya Seelan the knight was pinned

    • Ramanah Vel Jeya Seelan
      Ramanah Vel Jeya Seelan 8 months ago +8

      @Chubby Mario idk man, I was just looking at discord and then someone put a screenshot of a position and was like hey chess nerds explain why Hikaru didn't fork the queen, and then after looking at the position for a minute, I realised oh wait he could have done that.

  • Andrea B Knight
    Andrea B Knight 8 months ago +10

    Mittens stares wide eyed as stockfish does a victory parade around it's tank

  • Pollyn Lyubenova
    Pollyn Lyubenova 8 months ago +2

    It's crazy to think a lot of Mitten's moves are what I would have done and yet can't beat this cat in a million years.

  • Chickenchu
    Chickenchu 7 months ago

    I love your videos, you make watching and learning chess so entertaining.

  • Brian Wright
    Brian Wright Month ago +1

    "Gives everybody a big hug and says 'What's up I'm back'" had me in stitches 🤣

  • Asher Hunt
    Asher Hunt 7 months ago

    Hey Gotham I haven’t even played chess since middle school, but your videos are so entertaining it’s crazy, and it makes me interested in something that i never thought I would find love for again! Thanks for the great content my guy and keep it up fr

  • something that exists
    something that exists 8 months ago +1994

    A queen can make all the moves a rook can. Stock fish choosing to make a damn rook instead of queening at the end was pure, pure sadistic humour

    • Richard Pike
      Richard Pike 8 months ago +261

      Good ol' AI strategy of "nah, I don't really need a queen. That's overkill. I don't need overkill, I'll just do what suffices to achieve my ultimate plan which I have already forseen"

    • E
      E 8 months ago +247

      Stockfish promotes to the weakest piece possible for it to still win.
      So basically if stockfish promotes to a queen that means you still have a chance. but if it promotes to anything else it’s probably mate in 10 or something like that.

    • Song D
      Song D 8 months ago +180

      "I’m not stupid enough to use a cannon to hunt a rabbit." -Stockfish probably

    • E
      E 8 months ago +11

      E‎ ‎

  • Eli C
    Eli C 4 months ago

    In the first game, the two pawn moves Mittens plays that you say are just bonkers, with the f pawn and the g pawn... were exactly what I was thinking I would do

  • guacca
    guacca 5 months ago +2

    The irony of Stockfish evaluating the game. Like "Oh I really like the move that Stockfish made, it's 100 points for Stockfish".

  • Andy Andy
    Andy Andy 6 months ago +6

    I watched this multiple times.
    - It was a big fish
    -Mittens 2023-2023

    LAMO_BLOX 4 months ago +7

    Mittens: This isn’t my ELO… It’s my ranking.

    • DrinkYourWater
      DrinkYourWater 4 months ago

      Stockfish: So you best put it down to 2...

  • CrossTR15
    CrossTR15 8 months ago

    I have played Mittens a lot, and I have found out his personality. He's like a kid, with the power of knowledge, with mate patterns, etc. If he wants a piece, he will go for it, no matter what. You will need to use that piece as a bait, unfortunately. But use it for a trap, because he will risk everything for that piece.

  • Ross the Besiege Builder
    Ross the Besiege Builder 8 months ago +2419

    It looks like Mittens plays really aggressive, trappy chess, which makes it devastating to human players, but suboptimal against another machine that doesn't make tactical blunders.

    • Bill Jones
      Bill Jones 8 months ago +87

      Until it learns how to beat machines that don’t know how to think outside the box.

    • evlx
      evlx 8 months ago +106

      @Bill Jones alpha zero could do that which is why it won against stock fish

    • Bill Jones
      Bill Jones 8 months ago +10

      @evlx ok. Have these engines already looked at every single possible move combination?

    • ThatGreenGuy
      ThatGreenGuy 8 months ago +17

      chess trap remix

    • VertexBlue
      VertexBlue 8 months ago +29

      actually it's using the positional personality of komodo set to skill 25 like the 3200 bot

  • bilinas mini
    bilinas mini 8 months ago

    I think Mittens is programmed to beat every human level player as quickly as possible, whereas Stockfish is programmed to play as well as possible in the long run.

  • Kevin Stockmaster
    Kevin Stockmaster 5 months ago

    Levy’s reactions are brilliant!!

  • evropska unija
    evropska unija 5 months ago

    this guy Stockfish plays really well. He sure has potential for becoming one of the better players

    MCMANGAMING 7 months ago

    In another youtuber's video He had Stockfish on different elo ranks therefore different power levels to fight Mittens. He figured out that Mittens' true elo is in between 2800-2900, as at 2900 elo Stockfish practically beat Mittens every time, but 2800 elo, Mittens was still able to somewhat defeat Stockfish.

  • Sniffz
    Sniffz 2 months ago

    17:50 was an amazing moment

  • Fallen Creed
    Fallen Creed 8 months ago +2978

    As a fellow animal I have to favor Mittens in this battle. Stockfish is usually my lunch, you see.

    • June
      June 8 months ago +65


    • PaleBlueDot
      PaleBlueDot 8 months ago +96

      Thats racist in animal kingdom?

    • Nurayat Beltaev
      Nurayat Beltaev 8 months ago +94

      Wow, i usually have mittens for dinner

    • Rezeee
      Rezeee 8 months ago +55

      As a fellow human, I have to favor no one in this battle. You, Stockfish and even mittens are usually my lunch, you see.

    • Nika
      Nika 8 months ago +5

      Mittens is what I use in the Kitchen tho

  • Mustafa_Aliyar
    Mustafa_Aliyar 8 months ago +1

    My cousin has defeated Mittens by thinking and calculating every single move for an 1 hour and a half!

  • Khatun Kona
    Khatun Kona 4 days ago +2

    Levy: What is this!? What are they playing!?
    Stockfish: My man, we're playing chess.

  • E-net
    E-net 2 months ago +1

    Stockfish totally obliterated mittens 😂

  • Tom Riley
    Tom Riley 8 months ago

    That ending was crazy... I feel Mittens is now a throughly beaten up mangy tabby now!

  • NeonDemon Gaming
    NeonDemon Gaming 5 months ago

    This proves that stockfish is actually a really good bot. This is unbelievable. Mittens has finally been defeated.

  • Anand Bayasgalan
    Anand Bayasgalan 8 months ago +2181

    Mittens: You can't defeat me
    Gotham: I know but he can

  • Dragondave17
    Dragondave17 5 months ago +2

    Imagine a human player in this position and they decide to promote a pawn to a rook instead of a queen. That's crazy!

  • ChessIsLively
    ChessIsLively 7 months ago

    This man's the best commentator ever he's the main chess stramer I watch because his reactions are so funny

  • Donnivin
    Donnivin 5 months ago

    when I watch you Gotham chess I feel like I learn so much I just learned about chess too.

  • Belowfactual
    Belowfactual 6 months ago +2

    I didn’t know what was going on in these games but I swear seeing 2 AI animals that is a fish and a cat is oddly satisfying to watch

  • Treater
    Treater 8 months ago

    14:03 Inferring from the game where mittens played against gotham I think the purpose of this move is to have the knight develop into g4 which will do stuff on kingside idk, and mittens defended against that future knight with h3,
    edit: holy cow I just watched the video and I was right but I never thought that stockfish would pay attention to the h file somehow while getting attacked on literally the other side of the board... how?!

  • Superawesomeguy
    Superawesomeguy 8 months ago +1362

    Mittens: "no man can defeat me"
    Stockfish: "I am no man"

  • Sneakus ;3
    Sneakus ;3 7 months ago

    I never played chess, i cant play chess but this video showed me that chess is actually an exciting game and i am willing to learn on how to play this game just because of this video. Thank you for showing me the beauty of chess

  • San
    San 7 months ago +2

    the second game was so high level that left a grandmaster scratching his head wondering what are they doing

  • Angle O' Samy
    Angle O' Samy 4 months ago +1

    Ya'll didn't realise it yet, the 1 for Mittens is not a rating, it's a ranking.

  • Officer Mofiz
    Officer Mofiz 5 months ago +4

    'bow down to Stockfish, we have one true king in chess computers'
    AlphaZero joins the chat.