Immortal 1858 Game between Paul Morphy and Duke Carl, Count Isouard

LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Game The Immortal 1858 Game between Paul Morphy and Duke Carl and Count Isouard. This special chess video podcast is brought to you by the award-winning website www.chesskillertips.com. Read more…

Easy Middlegame Chess Puzzle: Onischuk – Carlsen 0-1

A Criminal Pawn. LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Middle Game From the game Onischuk – Carlsen, Biel 2007. Black plays and wins. This special chess puzzle video series is brought to you by Chess Killer Tips #1 website. The videos are hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. Your chance to learn chess for free from a World Champion! Read more…

Thanksgiving Chess Puzzle: How does White Win?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone and let’s say it with a chess puzzle. In the position, how does White win? Should White play 1.Qh6? Read more…

Magic Move Chess Puzzle: White to Win

This is the easiest chess puzzle you are going to get this week. One magic chess move finishes it all. Can you say how White wins? Fifteen seconds to think, your clock starts now… Read more…

Find Winning Chess Idea, Strategy: Seirawan – Bisguier 1-0

Magic Chess Move and Winning Combination: How did White win in this Seirawan – Bisguier, US Chess Open, 1977, game? Before you jump to concrete calculations and finding the winning move, can you say what is the strategic idea you are looking for? Read more…

Monday Chess Puzzle: Can White Checkmate in Three?

Here’s a cool chess puzzle to begin an exciting chess week. White has to play for a win, specifically checkmate in three. Read more…

Sunday Chess Puzzle: How a World Champion Thinks Kosteniuk – Gaeva 1-0

This is a simple chess puzzle you can try as you enjoy your Sunday. The answer is in the video podcast below. The chess show is hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion ChessQueen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk and comes from the #1 database of free chess podcasts www.chesskillertips.com. LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Middle Game From the game Kosteniuk – Gaeva, Verdun 1995. White plays and wins. Read more…

Cool Chess Study by W. Bone: White Wins

Here is a cool chess study by W. Bone. How can White play and win this position despite being Queen down. Read more…

Game 10 Creative Draw fetches Magnus Carlsen the World Chess Champion title in Chennai

Defending champion Viswanathan Anand said at the post-Game 10 press conference that it was clear that Magnus Carlsen has dominated the match. It’s fair enough to congratulate him and full credit to him, said Viswanathan Anand. He said that it was Game 5 where things started going wrong and Magnus Carlsen is now the new World Chess Champion. Magnus Carlsen said he was honored to have played the match with Vishy Anand and hoped he (Anand) would be back in the Candidates. For a full report, read Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King here. Read more…

World Chess Match Game 9 in Chennai: Tragic 28.Nf1 blunder by Anand, Carlsen 0.5 from World Title

Anand plays 28.Nf1 here and goes down in a blaze of glory

The tragic 28.Nf1 is possibly going to be the deciding factor in the Viswanathan Anand – Magnus Carlsen Chennai World Chess Championship 2013. Viswanathan Anand went into Game 9 with a determined attack and almost crushed Black with a Kingside pawn onslaught. But for the 28.Nf1 blunder, possibly the game could have even been a draw that is if Carlsen could have survived the scary attack. Fate struck while Anand fans were ready to celebrate a fantastic win. Carlsen wins his third point in the match and just needs 1/2 point from the remaining three games of the 12-match World Chess Championship. Anand will have to win all three just to draw level and force a tiebreak. Read the full report on Chess Blog. Read more…

Smart Team-Work Chess Puzzle: How does White win?

White has to battle Black’s Queen with two minor pieces. How can White win? Enjoy this nice chess study even as you take a break from the World Chess Championship 2013 on the rest day today. Read more…

Game 8 Dull Draw in 75 Minutes: Carlsen Keeps 5-3 Lead vs Anand at Chennai World Chess Championship 2013

Game 8 proved to be a dull draw at the Carlsen – Anand World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai on Tuesday. The World No. 1 from Norway keeps his lead of 5-3 over defending champion Viswanathan Anand. Only four more games remain to be played in the classical time-control 12 games. Magnus Carlsen needs 1.5 points from four games to become the next World Chess Champion and just 1 point to stay in contention with a tiebreak. Viswanathan Anand needs at least 3 points from the next four games to force a tiebreak. Anything more of course gets him to retain the World Championship title. Read a full report on Chess Blog. You can replay the Berlin defence game below with Chess King. Read more…

Chennai World Chess Championship 2013 Game 7: Anand Plays Safe Draw, Carlsen Leads 4.5-2.5

Game 7 at the Chennai World Chess Championship 2013 ended as a 32-move draw. World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand did not try any sharp lines even as he trails by two points against Carlsen in the World Title Match. Fans expected sharp play from Anand, though he was “happy” to draw what with two straight losses in the previous games. Magnus Carlsen said at the press conference, he could not see any improvements for either player. Read a full report at Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King. Read more…

Sunday Chess Puzzle: White Plays for Win

The Black King is exposed, but White’s Rook is pinned on f3. How can White play and win. This position is from the game Soultanbeieff – Colle, Antwerp, 1926. Read more…

Game 6: Carlsen Forces Win again out of Drawn Position, Leads 4-2 vs Anand at World Chess Match 2013 in Chennai

Game 6 at the Chennai World Chess Championship was another win for Magnus Carlsen playing Black versus reigning World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand. The Norwegian once again was in his comfort zone with a game that was almost dead drawn right up to the 59th move when 60. b4 would have held a draw for White. Suddenly things went downhill and Magnus Carlsen, not the one to show any kindness to his opponents, won the second game in a row at the Championship. He leads 4-2. Read a report on Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King below. Read more…

Game 5 at World Chess Match: Carlsen Strikes First, Leads 3-2 versus Anand

Norwegian fans exulted as World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen drew first blood at the Chennai World Chess Championship 2013 today with a fine win in Game 5. Carlsen struck through Anand’s defenses in a game that almost nearly went to a draw in a Rook and pawns endgame. Magnus Carlsen was up one pawn up and ground out the win from the bare minimum. You can read a report at Chess Blog. Replay the game below with Chess King. It was almost a perfect game with the World Champion playing that wee bit sub-optimal at 13. …Bc7 and 45. …Rc1+. Enough, however, for Carlsen to draw blood. All chances to salvage things with 57. … Kc5 were gone and Viswanathan Anand resigned shortly afterwards. Read more…

Poisoned-Pawn Chess Puzzle: Reshevsky – Najdorf (What happens after Black plays 1…Bxb2?)

This special chess puzzle podcast is brought to you by the #1 Chess Killer Tips. All podcasts in our learn-chess-for-free series are hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk. LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Middle Game From a game Reshevsky – Najdorf. What happens after Black plays 1…Bxb2? Read more…

Game 4 Anand – Carlsen World Chess Match: Berlin Defence Troubles Anand, but Thrilling Game ends in Draw

Game 4 was another thrilling chess battle at the Anand – Carlsen World Chess Championship 2013 in Chennai today. Magnus Carlsen played his favoured Berlin and was a pawn up pretty soon enough. But, Black was unable to convert the advantage into a win despite having the advantage for most of the game. Anand did say at the press conference that Black had some winning chances though, Carlsen said he could not find any clear win. Anand also pulled out a draw from a time scramble. Thursday is the second rest day at the World Chess Championship. You can access the official website at this link and a nice report at Chess Blog. Read more…

Game 3 Carlsen – Anand World Chess Championship 2013 a Fighting Draw

Game 3 at the Chennai Carlsen – Anand World Chess Championship 2013 ended in a draw, but a fighting one that went all the way to the bitter end played over four hours. At one point, reigning World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand had a serious advantage, but Challenger Magnus Carlsen steered along to a safe draw as Anand did not play 29. Bxb2. It was an exciting game that would have surely left even the spectators drained of all energy, what to speak of the players. Replay the game with Chess King. Read a full news report on Game 3 of the World Chess Championship at Chess Blog. Read more…

222-Move Draw between Stockfish and Bouquet: Yes, it’s a Cool Game!

Can draws in chess be interesting and totally take the energy out of you? Here is a fascinating 222-move draw between Stockfish and Bouquet played at the strongest computer chess championship TCEC. Read a full report at Chess Blog. Replay the game with this futuristic Chess King applet below. Read more…