Happy Chess Tonight with the Halloween Chess Gambit!

The Halloween Gambit (also known as the Müller–Schulze Gambit or Leipzig Gambit) is an aggressive chess opening gambit in which White sacrifices a knight early-on for a single pawn. The opening is an offshoot of the normally staid Four Knights Game and is defined by the moves: 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nxe5? ( Psst… something spooky here tonight…) Read more…

Smart Chess Tactics: Petrosian – Mamedyarova 1-0

Chess tactics add spark to a chess game apart from, of course, getting home the winning point. In this position, White is to play. What neat chess trick did White use? Read more…

Botvinnik Chess Magic: White to Play

Botvinnik’s chess will continue to delight us so, let’s see… what do you think was his magic move as White? Read more…

Cool Chess Blitz Video: Antoaneta Stefanova – Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1

12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk wins this chess game against Antoaneta Stefanova, at the 2010 Women’s World Blitz Championship in Moscow, Russia. Read more…

Super-Sharp Chess Attack: Grischuk vs G Tatarliev 1-0

GM Alexander Grischuk is an amazing chess talent from Russia. Here is a super-sharp chess attack with White forcing a win. How did White play this? Read more…

Why Russia’s Chess Queen Trains with Chess King?

Do you know that the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion, Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk trains with Chess King? She recently not only won the Chess Olympiad gold as a member of the Russian women’s team, but also the individual gold for her 2639 performance on the third board (7.5/9, 6 wins and 3 draws, no losses). You can read all about this solid chess performance at the Chess Queen blog. Here is the Chess King video on how to use Chess King. Read more…

Winning Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Can you find the winning combination for White in this chess position taken? A strong player never lets an opponent escape easily once a winning edge is obtained! Read more…

Capablanca Chess Endgame: What’s White’s Magic Move?

The Russian system of chess learning begins with the endgame. Here’s a chess puzzle just to pep you up for endgame studies. Can you find the cool magic winning move for White in this chess endgame? Read more…

Logic Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

Are your chess tactics batteries working fine today? Try this chess puzzle: White checkmates in three! Read more…

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World Chess Champion Puzzle: Kramnik Wins with Black

LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Middle Game From the game Arkady Naiditsch – Vladimir Kramnik, Dortmund 2009. Black plays and wins. This puzzle comes to you from our super chess puzzle podcast database www.chesskillertips.com. Read more…

Coffee-Time Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

It’s time for a chess break. Can you help White checkmate in three. It’s not as difficult as it looks. Read more…

Easy Chess Time: White to Checkmate in Two

Here’s a simple checkmate in two for White. Do you remember your checkmating patterns? Solving tactical puzzles on a daily basis is the easiest way to improve your chess. Chess King readers are welcome to send in their favorite chess puzzles. Read more…

Combination Chess: How did White Win?

Here’s a neat win played out by White. What killer combination did White use to checkmate? Read more…

Quick Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

No time for coffee, but got a few minutes for a chess puzzle? How did White checkmate in two? Read more…

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Baku Chess Grand Prix R1: Caruana, Gelfand Win

The first edition of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 has begun in Baku at the the Cultural Event Center. The tournament’s opening ceremony was attended by chess officials, sponsors, national and international chess media. From 2nd till 14 of October over eleven rounds, the strongest players in the world will compete in the round robin tournament. The opening ceremony started with a one-minute of silence to honor the memory of one of the leading chess players of Azerbaijan Vugar Hashimov. The ceremony proceeded with a short documentary, showing the development of chess in Azerbaijan. Speakers at the event included the Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic Azad Rahimov, President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation Elman Rustamov and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Read a summary report at Chess Blog. Below are all the games of Round 1. Read more…