Intermediate-Level Chess Study: White Plays for Win

LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Study A 1948 Study by WOTAWA, white plays and wins. Read more…

Queen Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two

This is a simple chess study by Dr W Speckmann. Can you help White checkmate in two? Read more…

Shinkman Chess Study: White Checkmates in Four

Here’s a cool chess study by A William Shinkman. It was published in the Western Advertiser in 1872. Can you see what trick White used to checkmate in four? Read more…

Difficult Chess Study by Kubbel: White Wins

LEVEL: Difficult CATEGORY: Study White plays and wins. 1927 Study by Leonid Kubbel. Read more…

T Salthouse Knight Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two (Don’t forget Composer was Blind)

Ever worried about too much horsing around in chess? Check this: The chess study is composed by T Salthouse, London Globe, 1911. White to play and checkmate in two. Don’t forget, the composer of this chess study, Salthouse was blind… Read more…

Henry William Barry Chess Study 1901 – White Checkmates in Two

This remarkable chess study is by Henry William Barry who was a violin teacher of Irish descent. He was also the chess study/problem editor of the “American Chess Bulletin” for 25 years. In this study, White to play and checkmate in two! Read more…

Very Difficult Chess Study by Korolkov Explained (White to Play): Must-Watch Chess Killer Tips Video

CKT 042: Surrealistic Cavalry LEVEL: Very Difficult CATEGORY: Study An amazing 1937 study by Korolkov, with an incredible final mating position. Watch and listen to Alexandra run you through the solution. Watch the video and you will easily understand the solution what with the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk taking your chess master class! Read more…

Harley Chess Study, 1926: White Checkmates in Two

For once, White is not bothered about development as White can play and checkmate in two in this chess study created by B Harley for the Observer, 1926. Can you help White? Read more…

Soft-Kill Chess Study by Baird: White Checkmates in Two

This is a super chess study dating back to 1902 and credited to WJ Baird – a foremost woman chess composer! Read more about her in this Chess Blog post. In the position, White to play and checkmate in two. This will take a little time, so sit back and think! Read more…

Easy Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two!

LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Problem White plays and mates in two moves. Chess Problem published in Musical World, 1860. Read more…

Tricky Troitzky Chess Study: White Wins

LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Study You’ll feel good after you solve this 1898 miniature chess study by Troitzky. Read more…

Troitzky Chess Study: Can White Win?

Here is a pin-n-fork chess study by A Troitzky from 1923. White is exchange down, but the Black King is holed up in the corner. What tactical ideas can you use to help White win? Read more…

Difficult Chess Study by Chekhover, 1947: White to Draw

Are you up to the Sunday chess challenge? LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Study White plays and draws, 1947 Study by Chekhover. Read more…

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…

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…

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…

Difficult Chess Study: How can White Win?

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…

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…

Difficult Chess Study by A. Troitzky, 1923: White wins

Here is a cool chess study by A. Troitzky, 1923 in which White traps the Bishop to win. How should White play this? It is a bit difficult, but if you are up to long challenges this Monday, give it a shot based on the logic that White can win if one of the Rooks gets exchanged and White can use the other Rook to pick up the Bishop for free. You can replay the solution in the Chess king applet below. Read more…