World Chess Cup 2013 Final Game 1: Vladimir Kramnik – Dmitry Andreikin 1-0

Here is the ruthless first game of the World Chess Cup 2013 that Vladimir Kramnik played to beat country-mate Dmitry Andreikin in Tromso, Norway on Friday. Both the Russians have already qualified for the World Chess Cup 2013. For a full report on the World Chess Cup, read Chess Blog. Read more…

Friday-Night Tactics: White Checkmates in Two

The Chess King Friday night chess puzzle is here. It requires a little smart thinking and you need to calculate accurately. White to play and checkmate in two. Read more…

Chess World Cup Finalist Dmitry Andreikin’s Crucial Tiebreak win over Evgeny Tomashevsky

Reigning Russian chess champion Dmitry Andreikin will take on former World Chess Champion Vladimir Kramnik in the World Cup finals that begin today in Tromso, Norway. Andreikin, in August 2012, became the 65th Russian Chess Championship in Moscow after winning a rapid playoff against five other players. In the Tal Memorial played in June 2013, Andreikin was the lowest rated player, but he went through the tournament undefeated with eight draws and a win against Kramnik, which gave him a shared third to fifth place. Read more…

Very-Tricky Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

This is a tricky chess position. White checkmates in two, but the White King is vulnerable to checks as well. Can White pull off the checkmate in two moves? Read more…

World Chess Cup 2013: Kramnik in Final with Tiebreak win Over Vachier-Lagrave

Here is the first game of the sixth-round tiebreak played at the Chess World Cup in Tromso on Wednesday. Former World Champion won the first game as the French Grandmaster lost control and drew the second game to reach the final. The victory also earned Kramnik a spot in the World Championship Candidates matches 2013. Read more…

Cool-Squeeze Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Do you really need to be greedy Queening that pawn? How can you quickly checkmate in two with White here? Read more…

Tough-Nut Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here’s a tough nut to crack. Can White actually checkmate in two, or will need three moves to topple the Black King? Figure it out. If you’ve been training with Chess King, you would know the answer much faster! Read more…

30-Seconds-To-Solve Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Can you crack the Sunday Chess Puzzle by Chess King in under 30 seconds? White checkmates in two. Your clock starts now… Read more…

Weekend Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Your weekend chess puzzle from Chess King features a nice checkmate in two with White. How fast can you calculate this? Read more…

World Chess Cup Round 5: Vladimir Kramnik – Anton Korobov 1-0

The World Chess Cup being played in Tromso, Norway is now in the fifth round. The knockout tournament has only eight players left from a pool of 128. In the first game of Round 5, all other games were drawn, but Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Kramnik beat Anton Korobov with a nice finesse. Replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

Strong-Calculations Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Exploring the whole chess board for the best moves is something that comes almost naturally to Grandmasters. It is a skill that can be honed by practice and training as well. Check out one such puzzle: White to play and checkmate in two. Read more…

Patience-Does-It Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Black’s in a truly dead position. How did White checkmate in two? This is not as tricky as it looks – particularly if you have been training with Chess King! Hint: Look for that waiting move. Read more…

World Chess Cup 2013: Anton Korobov Knocks out Hikaru Nakamura

Round 4 at the World Cup 2013 witnessed a shock defeat for the former US Chess Champion Hikaru Nakamura at the hands of Ukraine’s Anton Korobov. Nakamura suffered the pain of a bad light-squared Bishop buried in by himself. It was as if White played much of the game a piece up. Every exchange brought Korobov closer to victory. Replay the game below with Chess King. Read more…

World Chess Cup 2013 Ghost Pin: Fabiano Caruana – Julio Granda Zuniga 1-0

The big upset-maker from Peru Julio Granda Zuniga fell for an oversight completely misreading a pin. Black blundered with 20…f5?? not realising that the following en passant was safe enough. Black was forced to resign right away. Read more…

World Chess Cup 2013 Fire on the Board: Gata Kamsky – Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 1-0

The World Chess Cup 2013 being played in Tromso, Norway is down to Round 4 and 16 players. The most exciting game so far seems to be Gata Kamsky versus Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. Can you count how many sacrifices Kamsky had up his sleeve in this game? Black’s extra piece could not be compensated by White’s three pawns. Mamedyarov stumbled with 23…Kg7 allowing Kamsky to go for the kill. Read more…

World-Champion Chess Strategy Video: Alexandra Kosteniuk – Shen Yang 1-0

How does a world champion plan a strategy? Here is an insight into a world-class Grandmaster’s mind with explanations. Sit back and enjoy this rare treat brought to you by www.chesskillertips.com. If you want to play like this, train with Chess King. LEVEL: Difficult CATEGORY: Middle Game From the game Alexandra Kosteniuk – Shen Yang, Beijing 2008. White plays and wins. True strategical thinking required. Read more…

Strong Chess Strategy: Find Winning Plan for White

What is White’s winning strategy here? Can you come up with a good plan to ensure that Black is forced to resign – even if not immediately then in a while? Don’t forget that Black Knight is forking the White Rook and Queen. Have fun learning chess with Chess King this weekend. Check out the Chess King shop for discounts and great chess items – all guaranteed to improve your chess. Read more…

Strong Chess Games: Kramnik in Top Form

Chess King brings you a puzzle from the games of one of the strongest Grandmasters of our times. LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Middle Game From the game Arkady Naiditsch – Vladimir Kramnik, Dortmund 2009. Black plays and wins. Read more…

Smart Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here is Chess King’s Thursday Chess Puzzle: A checkmate in two is served on the platter here for White. Can you find it within five minutes? Read more…

Pretty-Little Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Checkmates in two can be quite tricky, like this one. This position was played by Charles Watson in the early 20th century! Yet, it is pure fun to solve. White to play and checkmate in two. How fast can you solve it? Have fun learning chess with Chess King. Read more…