Chess.com is the best online app to use when you want to play chess. Players can learn how to play, train and practise, and then play against friends or AI. One of these AI characters you can play against is Mittens, a sweet little kitty who should not be underestimated! Find out more below about how to beat Mittens at Chess – Chess.com guide.
Beating Mittens on Chess.com
Mittens may look like a cute baby cat but don’t let her fool you! Mittens is a fierce chess opponent who should not be underestimated. It may say (1) next to her name but this is just to fool you. The fact is, her Elo rating is random and can hit 3300! This means Mittens is actually pretty formidable.
Mittens is so hard to beat that some of the best Chess.com streamers such as Gothamchess, Hikaru, and Eric Rosen have found it near impossible. Beating Mittens without time control is supremely hard because Mittens has then got all the time they need to work out their moves.
The only way some people have found they could beat Mittens is to use strict time controls because of the way Mittens’ AI is so slow to make a move. So if you are looking to gain 3 Crowns against Mittens then you need to be sure you can beat her with no time restraints.
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Be sure to first practise using the other, lower ranked AI before attempting taking on Mittens. Take a look at some of the videos of others trying to, and sometimes succeeding, at beating Mittens to see what their opening moves were as these can be key. Check out player GMRomantic below as they beat Mittens and win 3 Crowns!
It seems that Mittens only weakness is time, so if your desire is to just beat this kitty then put a fast time on and you have a chance! Next up, check out other two-player games to play on your mobile device. Good luck.