Quick Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

A position from the game Luke McShane – Aiden Leech, London, 1994. White wins with a checkmate in two. Can you see it? Read more…

Classical Chess Puzzle: Bobby Fischer – Tigran Petrosian 1-0

A little chess flashback here. This position is from the game Bobby Fischer – Tigran Petrosian, 1961. White is to play and checkmate in three. Though, of course, in the real game, Petrosian resigned after White’s next move. Can you spot the winning combination? You can replay the full game below with Chess King. Read more…

Grandmaster Chess Technique: Philidor in the R+B vs. R

Gather all your chess energies for this master chess class today brought to you by #1 chess podcast library www.chesskillertips.com. LEVEL: Very Difficult CATEGORY: Endgame 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. Sit back and learn chess with Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk and Chess King™. Read more…

Sunday Chess Trick: White Checkmates in Three

Sit back and enjoy the Sunday Chess Trick. White has to play and checkmate in three. Does it look possible? Read more…

Dortmund Chess 2013 Round 1: Dmitry Andrejkin – Fabiano Caruana 0-1

Fabiano Caruana played this comfortably and the win takes him to 2800 in the live ratings. Caruana’s powerful light squared bishop was quite an advantage and an active Black King pitched in. Andrejkin went down in the blaze of a Kingside attack. Enjoy the game with Chess King in the extended post. You can read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. Read more…

Dortmund Chess 2013 Round 1: Giorg Meier – Arkadij Naiditsch 1-0

The Gruenfeld game was built on novel ideas that fetched White a strong pawn structure, obtained the pair of Bishops and went into a winning Rook endgae despite a slight let-up on move 32. Replay the game with Chess King and read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. Read more…

Dortmund Chess 2013 Round 1: Vladimir Kramnik – Wang Hao 1-0

Former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik of Russia did pull out an extra pawn early enough, but the Chinese could have held on for a draw. However, Wang Hao blundered on move 25 and resigned. Replay the game with Chess King and read a report on the round at Chess Blog. Read more…

Do-or-Die Chess Puzzle: Can White Survive?

White is in a bind in this chess position. Can White really survive here – with a draw or a win? This position is brought to you by www.chesskillertips.co the #1 chess video podcast library. You will find the answer in a video hosted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk. LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Middle Game From the Book of Stamma, 1737. Read more…

Clever-Idea Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Here is a nice position from the game Flis – Lubienski, Gorzow, 1990. White is a pawn down and finds a forced winning continuation. Can you see it too? Read more…

Trick Chess: Can White Really Win?

This chess puzzle was just sent in by @chessking follower swakilki on twitter. We tried to figure it out, but could get the answer only with some help. 😉 How about you? Can White really win this position with a forced line? Read more…

Sparkling Chess Combination: Kosteniuk – Carron 1-0

This special chess puzzle comes to you from a historic event: For the first time in Switzerland’s 113-year chess history, a woman has been able to win both the women’s and men’s national chess titles. Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk has conquered the top step on both podiums last week in Grächen, Switzerland. Read all about it at www.chessqueen.com. The position is from the game Kosteniuk – Carron, Grächen 2013. White plays and wins. Read more…

Pounce-Upon-the-King Chess Tactics: White Wins

It’s time to begin Monday on a chess note! White has a nice position which can turn quickly into a lost one if not played correctly. Can you find a forced win for White without too much of a struggle? Read more…

Difficult Chess Study by Troitsky: Video Podcast

A very beautiful 1924 chess study by Troitsky. In this short video, Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to solve it to the end, you will enjoy it for sure. This special chess podcast comes to you from the award-winning video library of chess puzzles at www.chesskillertips.com. LEVEL: Difficult CATEGORY: Study Read more…

Blink-of-an-eye-Kill Chess Puzzle: White to Play

Saturday night chess tactics coming up for you with some whipped cream. Enjoy. White to play and win. Have a chess-full weekend and don’t forget to train with Chess King. Read more…

Master-Trap Chess Puzzle: Black Plays for Win

A super position from the game Goldenov – Zakharian, 1960. Black to play. Black’s b-pawn is the death-trap for White whose pawns are choking the King on f3. Can Black come up with a winning plan? Take your time… say at least 5 minutes, and figure out how Black can take home a win with a sure-shot plan. Read more…

Coffee-Break Chess Puzzle: White to Play

This position is from the game Radoslaw Wojtaszek – Darcy Lima, Turin, 2006. Try and solve it in your coffee-break. Should White focus on trying to Queen the d-pawn, or look for something else? Read more…

Basic Checkmating Pattern: White to Play

Remembering basic checkmating patterns is most important. Here is a simple checkmate in two with White to play. Can you win? Top Grandmasters have thousands of chess patterns embedded into their minds after years of practice. That is why it is very important to solve checkmates in two and tactic puzzles. You could try the Chess King unique leveling up feature to get good at chess patterns and start winning more games. Read more…

Winning Two Pawns Down: Anatoly Karpov – Nikolic Predrag 1-0

Being material down can be daunting in chess, but not if you have compensation and know how to use it. In this position, White is two pawns down, but the Black King is exposed and there’s a killer d-pawn on the seventh rank. How did White win? Black has just played 42. … Kg8. Read more…

Champion’s Chess Puzzle: Kosteniuk – Edouard 1-0

The first edition of the 8-player Geneva Chess Masters, held recently, was incredibly strong. In the preliminaries, Alexandra Kosteniuk created a sensation when she beat 2-0 reigning French champion Romain Edouard rated almost 200 points higher. In the position on the left, try to see the winning move that Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk played with White to move. Can you see all the way to checkmate? Read more…

Quick Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

You can tackle this puzzle even if you are caught in the Friday rush before the weekend. The position is from Nicolai Descovich – H Mattl, Vienna, 1996. Help White win the game by checkmating in two. Read more…