Simple Chess Puzzle: Petrosian – Spassky 1-0

Master Chess Class for Wednesday features a simply position. Indeed, it was played among two greats: Petrosian and Spassky. White to play and win. Should be a piece of cake – chess cake that is. Happy solving chess puzzles with #1 chess blog for puzzles and games. Read more…

Weekend Chess Killer Tip Video: Aronian – Radjabov 0-1

A Chess King weekend class from the #1 chess podcast library at www.chesskillertips.com. LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Opening From the game Aronian – Radjabov, Monaco 2007. White just played 6. c4, how does Black continue? Read more…

Missile-Attack Chess Puzzle: White’s Winning, but How?

Here is a nice position from the game Posch – Dorrer, Vienna, 1958. White has a super missile attack going down the Kingside. How did White win? Read more…

Sac Chess: What’s White’s Killer Weapon?

Improve your chess with a daily dose of Chess King puzzles and games. White has managed to find a great sac that leads to a forced win. Think about it and see if you can calculate all the variations. Read more…

Surprise Chess Puzzle: Quick Win for White

Black appeared to be pretty much cruising along and could hope to fight for a draw when it all blew up like a landmine. White came up with a surprise win. Can you see it? Read more…

Strong-Attack Chess King Puzzle: White Wins

Totally ignoring Black’s “Missile Attack” down the long diagonal and a Knight hopping dangerously close, White went for the throat… How did White win? Read more…

New Versions of Chess King Software Announced

Chess King 2 and 3 IntroductionWe’re pleased to announce upgrades to the popular PC chess software Chess King. Check out the new Chess King 2 with Houdini 2, and also Chess King 3 Max and Chess King 3 Pro with Houdini 3/Pro, to give you a range of options that will teach the beginner, help the club player to improve, and will satisfy the Grandmaster with its maximum power. Chess King 2 and 3 continue with their ease of use style now with a new improved interface and an updated GigaKing database (5 million games to April 2013, free updates all 2013) and full opening tree. With all those improvements, Chess King 2 is now even more affordable, with the complete program Chess King 2 at only $39.95, and very affordable versions of Chess King with the top-of-the-line Houdini 3 and Houdini 3 Pro. Compatible with all versions of Windows, including Windows 8, and in 5 languages, English, French,German, Spanish, and Russian. See below for more info and get your copy or upgrade in our shop. Email us if questions. Read more…

World Chess Champion Puzzle: Anatoly Karpov – Bidjukova 1-0

Play like a World Chess Champion with the super Chess King software. For now, how about a Anatoly Karpov chess puzzle? White plays and checkmates in two. Happy Solving! Read more…

Cool Chess Checkmate: White Wins

Here’s a nice position from a game that actually was quite chaotic. The fireworks seem to have subsided, but White has a forced win. Can you see it? This position is from the game David Howell – Tomasz Warakomsky, German, 2010. Train daily with Chess King tactics! Read more…

8th Tal Chess Memorial 2013 Round 5: Magnus Carlsen – Viswanathan Anand 1-0

The fifth round at the 8th Tal Chess Memorial is the last time World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen and World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand meet across the board before the 2013 World Chess Championship. Not just Moscow, most of the chess world had an exciting Tuesday as the Challenger beat the World Champion who played a passive game. Carlsen played a rare variation in the Nimzo-Indian and said: I thought I’d play a line that he hasn’t faced in a long time and I thought that hopefully he wouldn’t be too prepared for that. For a full report on the round, read Chess Blog. Read more…

Quick Checkmate: Michael Adams – Eric Lobron 1-0

A nice game from former British Chess Champion Michael Adams: White plays and win, or better still, checkmates in two! Figure it out. It’s easy. Read more…

Quick-Shot Chess Puzzle: White Wins

A tricky position from a simul played by Ryder in Leipzig in 1899. But, the master was up to the challenge and spotted the checkmate in two. Can you? Read more…

Tactics Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Spot a strong move for White from the game Dubinjetski – Danowski, Switzerland, 1984. How can White win? Read more…

Tactics Chess Puzzle: White Wins

One super-strong chess tactic can turn a game upside down. The position on the left offers White a beautiful chance to win a game that apparently looks equal. How should White play? Read more…

Endgame Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Raise your spirits with this mid-week chess puzzle. All White needs to do is checkmate in two. Hint: Is the Knight on the rim really dim? (Thanks to Chess King reader Alexis Cochran from New Zealand for sending us this puzzle. You too can send us your favourite chess puzzle.) Read more…

Double-Solution Chess Tactic: White Checkmates in Three

Here’s a regular N+B checkmate motif. White can checkmate in three. Can you solve both the two methods to do this? Improve your chess with Chess King! Read more…

Nice-Tactic Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Time to sit down for coffee with Chess King. It’s just about the beginning of the week. Let’s find out how chess-alert are you. Here’s a neat position from the game Shurawlew – Semenjuk, Variante, 1976. White comes up with a nice to idea to win. Can you see how? Read more…

Back-Rank Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Back-rank weakness is a potential landmine for your opponent. You have to remain alert to such opportunities. Belov – Osachuk, Soviet Union, 1965. How does White win? Read more…

Sharp-Eye Chess Endgame: How Does White Win?

Here’s a cool endgame position from the game Wlodzimierz Schmidt – Heinz Liebert, Polanica Zdroj, 1967. White has a nice winning line here, and a winning line that if you miss, you would end up hating yourself for the rest of the tournament! So, how did White win? Read more…

Sleepy-Sunday Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Yes, this position came up in a tournament chess game: Frank Teed – Eugene Delmar, New York, 1896. It’s so easy that you could solve it blindfold. Ask a friend to call out the situation to you. Or, you could solve it by yourself in the middle of a very sleepy Sunday. Have fun and train world-class with Chess King. Read more…