Vladimir Kramnik has just taken the No. 2 position from Levon Aronian in the chess ratings list according to Fide stats released on January 1, 2013. You can read a full report on Chess Blog. Here is a nice puzzle with a typical Kramnik flavor from the #1 chess podcast Chess Killer Tips. The show is, of course, hosted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk
– the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and the subject of a recent Russian scientific documentary about her
“Super Brain”. Back to the puzzle position on the left: Level is Intermediate and Kramnik, as Black, plays against Arkady Naiditsch for a win at Dortmund 2009. How does Black win?