Beautiful-but-Difficult Chess Study by Kubbel: White Wins

LEVEL: Difficult CATEGORY: Study You will certainly enjoy the solution to this chess study. Very instructive. White plays and wins. Your host tonight is Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk – the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion. This chess video podcast is brought to you via the #1 www.chesskillertips.com. Read more…

Both 1.Rh3, 1.Qxe6 win. Find Third Brilliant Chess Move (Rossolimo – Riceman 1-0)

This is a lovely chess position from the game Rossolimo – Riceman, Puerto Rico, 1967. There are three cool ways to win this position. You can win with both 1.Qxe6 and 1.Rh3. Can you find a third elegant and magic move win? Read more…

Winning Chess Move: What’s White’s Move?

This chess puzzle is not so far back in time. Stuart Conquest was up against Guenter Moser, Embalse, 1981. How did White win? Read more…

Chess Killer Tip Sangla – Karpov 0-1: How did Black Win?

Once again a neat chess puzzle from our #1 database at Chess Killer Tips! LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Opening From the game Sangla – Karpov, 1968. Black plays and wins. Read more…

Magic Chess Move Puzzle: How did White Win?

Here’s a quick look at a nice chess position from the game Krogius – Martiusshov, Soviet Union, 1949. How did White play? What magic move did White play and Black resigned? Have fun solving chess tactics with Chess King’s super program. Read more…

Bundesliga Chess Round 9: Viswanathan Anand – Markus Ragger 1-0)

49.h5 Viswanathan Anand vs Markus Ragger

Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand was busy this weekend playing Rounds 9 and 10 at the Schach Bundesliga in Hamburg along with a host of other Grandmasters. The next two rounds will be held in March. Replay the nice Anand vs Ragger game with the Chess King applet. Left is the endgame diagram that Anand won versus GM Markus Ragger in Round 9. At the moment, OSG Baden-Baden leads with 20 match points followed by Hockenheim, Bremen, and SC Eppingen all at 16 points. (official website) Read more…

Carlsen-Aronian Chess Puzzle: How White Won?

This is a position from the game Carlsen – Aronian, Bilbao, 2008. Black has played 26. …e5. Magnus Carlsen was just about 100 points less than his current strength at that time. How do you think White won? Replay the full game in the Chess King applet below. Read more…

Retro Chess Puzzle: How Tricky can Mate in One be?

LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Retro A tricky mate in one with a useful moral, presented by Guest Star Almira Skripchenko. Composed by Karl Fabel, New Statesman, 1963. Read more…

Stay-Alert Chess Puzzle: White Wins (Kasparov – Negulescu 1-0)

Former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov is known not to miss any tactic on the chess board. Here’s a position from the game Kasparov vs Adrian Negulescu, Cagnes sur Mer, 1977. What do you think White played for a checkmate in three? Read more…

Easy Chess Puzzle: What’s White’s Winning Shot?

This is a position from the game Gaprindashvili vs Khuberashvili, Moscow, 1959. The answer is very easy for the question ‘What’s White’s winning shot?” Read more…

Middlegame Chess Puzzle: Pal Benko – Romero Miguel Colon 1-0

Can you find the win in this chess position? This position is from the game Pal Benko – Romero Miguel Colon. Think awhile. You can replay the answer in the chess applet below. Read more…

Winning Chess Combination: Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen 0-1

From the game Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen, 1863. Black plays and wins. Presented by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. Don’t forget to check her blog at www.chessqueen.com. Read more…

Difficult Chess Study by N. Grigoriev, 1936 White Wins

You will need to give this position some serious thought. The Black King is ready to walk over to h8, sac the a pawn and get into a stalemate. The White King won’t find it easy to Queen the pawn. So, how does White win? Don’t be in a rush. Take your time on this chess puzzle. In fact, you just might find an easier ‘human’ solution than a computer’s long, roundabout one 😉 Replay the main lines with the Chess King applet below. Read more…

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Team-Work Chess Puzzle: Black to Win

Here’s a cool chess puzzle with Black to play and win. Can you find the forced win? Read more…

Difficult Chess Study: White Wins

LEVEL: Difficult CATEGORY: Study 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. Read more…

Magic Chess Move: Karpov – Nedelin 1-0 (How White Won?)

Find the magic move for White in this chess position from the game Karpov – Nedelin, Borovichi, 1961. Read more…

Paul-Morphy Composed Chess Problem: White Checkmates in Two

LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Problem White plays and checkmates in two moves. Composed by Paul Morphy. Read more…

Clever Chess Puzzle: How can White Win?

Here’s a clever chess puzzle, and you’re getting no hints! How does White win? Read more…

Gibraltar Chess 2014 Tiebreak Games

How did White find a forced win? Cheparinov – Vitiugov 1-0

One of the world’s most popular and strongest chess opens, the traditional Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Open 2014 recently ended in an exciting three-way tie at the top after 10 rounds. A tiebreak was played between Ivan Cheparinov, Nikita Vitiugov (defending champion), and Vassily Ivanchuk (the leader for most of the tournament). Read a full report on Chess Blog. Here are the tiebreak games that decided the winner. Read more…