Goodbye-2013 Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

This is one of the easiest chess puzzles you would have solved this year. Take a quick peek and solve for White to play and checkmate in two. Have a great 2014 ahead and take your training to the next level with Chess King. Read more…

Easy Chess Combination: Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen, 1863 (Black to Play)

LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Middle Game From the game Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen, 1863. Black plays and wins. Read more…

Ten-Second Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here is a quick checkmate in two with White to play to add cheer to the last Sunday of 2013. Can you solve it in 10 seconds? Read more…

Cool Chess Combination: White to Play (Gary Kasparov vs Dmitry Kayumov 1-0)

How can White win in this chess game from Tbilisi, 1976. The game is Gary Kasparov vs Dmitry Kayumov. Read more…

Easy Chess Combination: Paulsen – Morphy 0-1

LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Middle Game Taken from a game Paulsen – Morphy, New York 1857. Find Black’s next move. This puzzle is part of a special and free chess tutoring video podcast database by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk: www.chesskillertips.com. Watch the entire series and you are sure to improve your chess rating. Read more…

Winning Chess Combinations: White to Play for Checkmate

Grandmaster chess is a lot about patterns. How good are you at combining your pieces for teamwork that delivers a win? Work on your middlegame chess combinations with Chess King and you would improve your rating in no time. Here is a nice chess puzzle where the solution is a chess pattern you are sure to recognize quickly: White to play and win. Read more…

Waiting-for-Santa Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Merry Chess Christmas once again. White to play and checkmate in two. It’s not all that difficult. You can solve it while waiting for Santa. Read more…

Christmas Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Merry Christmas everyone and here’s a nice chess puzzle to add to the cheer. White checkmates in two. Also check out this Christmas chess comic by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk – the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion. Read more…

Must-Attend Chess Class: Checkmate with Bishop + Knight

LEVEL: Difficult CATEGORY: Endgame It’s necessary for you to know how to mate with Bishop and Knight versus King, since that endgame will likely show up in your tournament practice. 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how. This is a chess class you must attend! Read more…

New Versions of Chess King 4 announced with Houdini 4 and 4 Pro

Chess King 3 announcedWe are pleased to announce our best versions ever of our Chess King Software, which include the recently released Houdini 4 and Houdini 4 Pro engines. The software is still as easy to use and more powerful than ever. The “normal” version can handle up to 6 processors, and you could build the ultimate chess system with the “Pro” which supports up to 32 processors and 256 GB of hash. You can order the downloads today and preorder the DVD’s and get them before Christmas (they ship December 18). It’s possibly the best chess present you can make yourself or a loved one. Read more…

Sunday Chess Puzzle: Peter Svidler vs Alexander Chekaev 1-0

GM Peter Svidler is the Russian nomination for the Khanty-Mansiysk Chess Candidates 2014. He has also won the Russian national chess title for a record seven times. Here’s revisiting an old chess game of Peter Svidler. Read more…

Two Rooks vs One: Chess Study by Wotawa, 1948

LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Study A 1948 Study by Wotawa, white plays and wins. This special chess podcast is hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk! Read more…

Stay-Cool-n-Think Chess Study by Kubbel, 1925

How many times you play a move in a rush and lose a winning game? Staying stable and not rushing is an ability you could do well to develop both for chess and life :) LEVEL: Difficult CATEGORY: Study A difficult study by Kubbel from 1925. White plays and wins. The goal is simple: mate the Black King or win the Black Queen. It’s forced. Read more…

Winning Chess Idea: How can White Win?

This is a cool position from the game Saunina – Chekhova, Sochi, 1980. White finds the winning idea easily. Can you see how white wins? Check out all the threats and notice that the Black King is locked up on h8. Read more…

Quick Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here’s a quick chess puzzle: White to play and checkmate in two. How fast can you solve it? Read more…

London Chess Classic 2013 Final Games: Hikaru Nakamura – Boris Gelfand 1.5 – 1.0

Twenty-six-year-old US grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura of the USA has won the 5th London Chess Classic, staged this year as a rapid chess tournament and billed as the Super Sixteen Rapid. The top American Grandmaster defeated former world championship finalist Boris Gelfand of Israel by 1½-½ in the final. Read a full report on Chess Blog. Read more…

London Chess Classic 2013: All Knockout Games (Quarter and Semi-Finals)

After exciting knockout games at the London Chess Classic 2013, it is Boris Gelfand of Israel and Hikaru Nakamura who are going to fight for the title at the Olympia Centre in London on Sunday. Here are all the knockout games from the semi-finals and quarter-finals. Read a full report on Chess Blog. Read more…

London Chess Classic 2013: All Chess Games of Round 3 and 4

The London Chess Classic 2013 – in its new Rapid format – has been as successful as its classical version. Round 3 and 4 were played on Thursday. You can read a full report on Chess Blog. Here are all the games of Round 3 and 4 to replay in the Chess King applet. Enjoy. Read more…

London Chess Classic 2013: All Chess Games of Round 1 and 2

The London Chess Classic 2013 is off to an exciting start in the rapid format with 16 top chess players of the world. Two rounds were played on Wednesday. The standings, after two rounds, are: Group A: Adams, Anand 4, McShane 3, Istratescu 0. Group B: Kramnik 6, Rowson 3, Sadler, Svidler 1. Group C: Gelfand 6, Nakamura 4, Jones 1, Polgar 0. Group D: Caruana 6, Howell 4, Short 1, Sutovsky 0. For a report on the two rounds, read Chess Blog. Below are all the games of the two rounds played on Wednesday in the super Chess King format. Read more…

Weekend Chess Class: Philidor in the R+B vs R Endgame

Get ready for the weekend chess class. The video show is hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and is sure to make your chess stronger. 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. Read more…