In Chess, connect 8 chess is a term that describes a position on the board where one side connects all 8 pawns on the same rank. Since each player starts with 8 pawns, to achieve connect 8 in the endgame, you can’t lose a single pawn. This is only possible in scenarios where one player is playing with a smurf account, or simple playing a much lower rated player as not losing a single pawn isn’t going to happen in a game between 2 Super Grandmasters.
Connect 8 Examples
One of the best Chess YouTube channels and International Master Eric Rosen played a game where he made a beautiful checkmate pattern with connect 8 on the board.
Connect 8 isn’t something you’ll see in a game between Grandmasters. If you do see it on the board, it’s likely a similar scenario in the video above where a higher rated player is playing against a lower rated player, which commonly happens when the higher rated player is smurfing.
We hope this guide about Connect 8 in Chess helped you.