Some people watch clips of shooter video games, marveling at each amazing gunshot. Some watch replays of races. Let us enjoy a more refined batch of video game victories. Checkmates. In computer chess.

These checkmates occurred at Gameknot.com, an online chess site which offers a mesmerizing and seemingly infinite reel of recorded checkmates. Our version here shows several of them, slowed down so you can better observe the climactic action. Plus, we've got Beethoven, to keep it classy.

Gameknot Checkmate Page [via Twitter]