Killer-Idea Chess Puzzle: Can White Win Quickly?

Here is a cool chess position from the game Winkler-Thompson. Black has just taken the pawn on b2 with the Queen. How should White win? Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 7: Boris Gelfand – Ding Liren 1-0

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 7: World Title Challenger Boris Gelfand joined Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in the lead at the tournament with this win over Chinese GM Ding Liren. The latter’s blunder in middlegame and later time trouble allowed White to cruise to an important win. Replay the game below with Chess King. You can read a full report on the seventh round at this super chess tournament on Chess Blog. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 7: Viswanathan Anand – Laurent Fressinet 1-0

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand picked up his second win of the tournament by beating French Grandmaster Laurent Fressinet in a Scotch during the seventh round at the Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013. Fressinet went for a Queenside attack, but left his King vulnerable. Around Move 25 it appeared that Black could hold and even win, but White slowly got back into the game. Read a report on the round at Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

Killer Chess Move: Find White’s Winning Idea

A nice endgame position where White just needs to find that one most vulnerable spot and finish off Black. Can you see White’s winning idea, or killer move? You don’t have to calculate all the way if you find the right idea. Everything else will fall in place. Have a week full of chess puzzles with Chess King. Read more…

Smart-Idea Chess Puzzle: White to Win

Let this chess puzzle add spark to your Sunday evening. White has the battery of Rooks going down the g-file, but what else? Can White go for a forced win? Check your solution in the Chess King applet below. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R5: Vladimir Kramnik – Laurent Fressinet 0-1

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R5: A great game that French Grandmaster Laurent Fressinet is unlikely to forget. There were fireworks all around and Fressinet came armed to take on the might of Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik. A piece sac by Black, long castle, positional compensation allowed Black to engineer a super pawn roll. Eventually, White cracked thanks to a second sacrifice! Must-Watch, Must-Learn Chess Game! You can read a full report on the Round at Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R5: Peter Svidler – Maxime Vachier-Lagrave

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 5: French Grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave has concluded the Paris leg of the super tournament with a sole-lead performance. This nice win over Russia’s Peter Svidler, Vachier-Lagrave heads to St Petersburg – for the second leg of the tournament – with a cool half-point lead over the rest of the field. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King below. This tough game is an endgame class. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R5: Viswanathan Anand – Ding Liren 1-0

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 5: World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand was in form as he demolished young Chinese Ding Liren’s Caro Kann in Paris. A pawn sac did not fetch the Chinese Grandmaster the edge he hoped for. A full report on the round is available at Chess Blog. You can replay the game below with Chess King. Read more…

King-Squeeze Chess Puzzle: Black Checkmates in Three

Here is a cool position from the game Kochy-Richter, Berlin, 1929. A discovered check is a powerful tactic and Black uses that well to force a checkmate in three. Should not take you long to figure it out. Have fun with chess and learn chess in a fun way with Chess King to match the best of Grandmasters on the planet! Read more…

Quick Chess Puzzle: Find White’s Forced Win

This nice position is from the game Duhrssen-Troger, Bad Elster, 1936. White captured the Black Rook on h7 in the game and was unable to win. He missed a very simple win. Can you find White’s forced win? Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R4: Levon Aronian – Peter Svidler 1-0

World’s number 3 Levon Aronian picked up his second win in the event during the fourth round. That’s quite a comeback considering Aronian began the tournament with a loss in the first round. He beat Vladimir Kramnik in the second and drew with Viswanathan Anand in the third round. Aronian was all ready for Svidler’s Gruenfeld and played precisely to force Svidler to resign. Replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R3: Boris Gelfand – Michael Adams 1-0

Only one game proved decisive in the third round of the Alekhine Ches Memorial 2013. It was Boris Gelfand grinding down Michael Adams after the latter’s perfect score in the first two rounds. Black’s Queen’s Gambit Declined structure was passive giving White a strong hold over the game. The error with 24… Kg7 eventually led the tournament leader to resign. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King below. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R2: Levon Aronian – Vladimir Kramnik 1-0

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 Round 2: The game between the two top chess players of the world (after World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen) – Levon Aronian and Vladimir Kramnik – was a thrilling one. Aronian steered the game into a winning end position to recover from his loss in the first round. It was a fascinating pawn race and a beautiful mating net. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. Replay the full game with Chess King. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R2: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave – Ding Liren 1-0

A key game in the Alekhine Chess Memorial 2012 Round 2 was between Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and Ding Liren. You can read a full report of the round on Chess Blog. Read more…

Killer Chess Idea: Is there a Forced Win for White? (Miezis-Barua 1-0)

Here is a cool middlegame situation from the game Miezis-Barua, Bali, 2000. White has a neat winning idea. Can you see it? Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 R2: Michael Adams – Peter Svidler 1-0

The Alekhine Chess Memorial had another set of very exciting games in the second round. Former British Chess Champion Michael Adams won his second game straight to take lead in the tournament. Read a full round report on Chess Blog. Here is the nice Michael Adams – Peter Svidler game in the Chess King applet. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013: Vladimir Kramnik – Nikita Vitiugov 1-0

Former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik, who lives in Paris – where the Alekhine Chess Memorial is being held, started the event with a nice win over Nikita Vitiugov on Sunday. You must check out the game if you want to study how solid chess is played at the super Grandmaster level. A full report on the first round of the Alekhine Chess Memorial is available at Chess Blog. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013: Ding Liren – Levon Aronian 1-0

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 began with a bang on Sunday, April 21. Ding Liren created a sensation by defeating Levon Aronian. The newcomer of the chess super tournament undertook a wonderful attack against his opponent’s king. A full report on the first round is posted at Chess Blog. You can also replay the Viswanathan Anand – Michael Adams 1-0 game from Round 1 with Chess King. Meanwhile, here is the Ding Liren – Levon Aronian 1-0 game. Read more…

Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013: Viswanathan Anand – Michael Adams 1-0

The Alekhine Chess Memorial has begun in Paris and there were exciting games in the first round as well. The event is being held in a special chess pavilion built specially for the Memorial on the premises of the Tuileries Garden (the Louvre Museum). One of the decisive games was World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand losing with White to multiple-time British Champion Michael Adams. A full report on the first round at the Alekhine Chess Memorial 2013 is posted at Chess Blog. Read more…

Cool Chess Study by Galitsky: White Wins

Mate in 3 chess problem by Galitsky. White to play and win, but how? Remember not to stalemate Black. This nice puzzle is brought to you from our #1 database of chess puzzles and video podcasts. It’s all about having fun and learning chess to play killer games. Check your solution with the video podcast below hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk. Read more…