Checkmate Chess Puzzle: Spot White’s Win

Time for a chess puzzle to ring in the new year 2013. White to play and checkmate in two. Read more…

Super-Easy Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

You can do this really quickly. White plays and checkmates in two! Read more…

Sharp Chess Tactic: What’s Black’s Killer Move?

Here is a nice position from the chess game Franco – Granda, 1997. What is Black’s magic move? If you like this puzzle, you will enjoy leveling up in Chess King’s chess puzzle collection. Check it out! Read more…

Cheeky Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

This is a cheeky chess puzzle and any hint will just give away the solution. 😉 White to play and checkmate in three? Is it possible? Read more…

Quick Chess Puzzle: White to Play for Win

Here is a position from D. Adams – Churm, British Chess League, 2008/09. White is three pawns down, but there is a forced checkmate waiting to happen. Spot the win for White and check your solution with the Chess King super applet. Read more…

Chess Queen Overload: What’s White’s Killer Move?

Here is a nice chess position from the game Almasi-Babula, Dresden Chess Olympiad 2008. The Black Queen cannot leave the precious a4-e8 light-square diagonal because White has lined up a checkmate on d7. Can you use this hint to find White’s killer move? Read more…

Olympiad Chess Puzzle: What’s White’s Best Attack?

Here is a nice endgame position from Zhukova-Peptan, Dresden Chess Olympiad, 2008. How did White finish off Black quickly and forcefully? Read more…

A Chess Study from 1898: Give it a Shot!

Do you that you will feel good after solving this Intermediate-level chess study? True, try it! It is White to move and play for a win. This is a 1898 miniature chess study by Troitzky. The puzzle is brought to you by the super #1 database of chess video podcasts at www.chesskillertips.com. The podcast show is hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk. Read more…

Christmas Chess King Challenge: Solve Five Puzzles in Five Minutes!

Add to the merriment of Christmas by taking the Chess King challenge. Can you solve five chess puzzles in five minutes flat? Try it, Easy… really easy! Your time starts now. Puzzle on the left: White to play and win. All puzzles in the extended post: White to play and win. Read more…

Super Chess Training Software, DVDs: Which One’s Your Best Christmas Gift?

Here’s a video description of Chess King Training Software and DVD products, including Chess King software with Houdini 2 and GigaKing Games Database and Chess King Pro with Houdini 2 Pro; Chess King Training CD-ROM for Tactics, Openings, Strategy and Endgames; and the new DVD series Guide to Opening Ideas (3 volumes Open Games, Semi-Open Games, and Closed Games), and the Complete Chess Course (3 volumes, Opening Principles, Tactics and Strategy, and Endgames. All software and DVD are on sale on http://www.chess-king.com/shop. Watch the video on Chess King products. Read more…

Invincible-Rook Chess Puzzle – How Fast can You Solve This?

Chess Killer Tips – the #1 chess video podcast – has a fantastic databse of chess puzzles which you can carry around with yourself on your ipod. Here is a puzzle of the Intermediate level from the site www.chesskillertips.com. Of course, it is hosted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk. End of game Steinitz – Van Bardeleben, Hastings 1895. White plays and wins. By the way, do you know that the next edition of the Hastings Chess Congress is about to begin? Read the report on Chess Blog. Read more…

Weekend Chess Class: Philidor in the R+B vs. R; Level Very Difficult

The Philidor position is one of the key positions in which the stronger side wins in Rook + Bishop vs. Rook. It’s useful to know about it in case you get that endgame in your tournament practice. Can you solve the position on the left for a win for White? For the solution, you can replay the www.chesskillertips.com video podcast hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. Read more…

View Chess King’s Guide to Opening Ideas DVD Online

Hello everyone! We have teamed up with Sparkeo to offer you the full Chess King’s Guide to Opening Ideas (5 hours of instruction) in an online delivery mechanism below. You have the choice to watch it online on this page at the discounted rate of $14.99 per volume (for viewing all chapters of each volume), or you can order the physical DVD’s at the price of $25 per volume or the 3-DVD combo for $54.00. Check out the introduction of each volume below. You can see a promo of the course on YouTube. Read more…

Saturday Chess Puzzle: Is the Black King Safe?

Is the Black King safe, or White can play for a checkmate in two? Put on your thinking caps to find the solution. You can check your answer with the super Chess King applet in the extended post. Read more…

Coffee-Break Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Time for a chess break with a quick checkmate in two. White plays. Can you see the magic move? Read more…

Endgame Chess Class: How to Win Queen versus Rook Endgame

Time for an endgame chess class: Do you know how to win with Queen versus Rook? Check out this episode of the award-winning chess podcast from chesskillertips.com. The video podcast is hosted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk – the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion. Read more…

Keep-the-Distance Chess Puzzle: Checkmate in Two

A slightly tough chess puzzle for a checkmate in two, but what’s tough when you have set your heart to learning chess the Chess King way! There’s a hint in the headline. Happy solving! White to play. Thanks to Chess King reader Elvina Schenko from Berlin for sending us this puzzle. She says, “I have been solving chess puzzles with the leveling feature in Chess King, and it’s awesome!” Do you have a favorite chess puzzle that you solved with Chess King? Do send it to us with a comment on how much you like studying chess with Chess King! Read more…

Tricky Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here’s a tricky chess puzzle in which White checkmates in two. Look carefully, the answer is right there in plain sight! Figure out all the escape squares for the Black King, and then work on the checkmating pattern. Replay the solution in the Chess King applet. (HINT: Do you know where the Knights are going?) Read more…

Cool Chess Queen™ Puzzle: Find GM Kosteniuk’s Killer Move versus GM Hou Yifan

Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk has just won the Gold in the Blitz Tournament at the Sport Accord World Mind Games 2012 in Beijing. Here is a position from the game Alexandra Kosteniuk – Hou Yifan 1-0. Hou Yifan has just played 25. …Nh7. What was GM Kosteniuk’s killer move? Read more…

NTH Chess Grand Prix: Magnus Carlsen Loses to Jon Ludvig Hammer

There’s plenty of blitz and rapid chess happening out there this December. The latest chess news comes from the NTG Quick Chess Grand Prix organised by the NTG Chess Club on 15th December. Here is the interesting Round 4 game in which World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen lost to Jon Ludvig Hammer. Enjoy the power of the pawn. Full tournament report on Chess Blog. Read more…