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…

$199 for All you Ever Need to Become a Chess Master (13 Disks)

Have you been looking for chess training material – books, DVDs, computer software and even bought stuff, but nothing has helped? Do you browse chess shopping sites and feel everything is too costly? Training can be quite a load on your pocket, particularly if you are looking to get to the master level. Finally, here’s a set of 13 discs that is all you will ever need to become a Grandmaster – a strong one at that! All of that at a 50% discount for a short while at $199.95! Old Price: $399.00 Price: $199.95 You save: $199.05 BUY NOW Read more…

$10 Discount + 25 New Chess King 4 Video Tutorials!

For everyone excited about the new Chess King™ 4 for Mac launch last week, here’s another announcement to cheer about. You get $10 off on all purchases above $50 at the Chess King™ Online Store! Also, Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk has recorded two brand new video tutorials for Chess King™ 4. Together with Steve Lopez’ wonderful new 23 video tutorials you’ve got more than two hours of tutorials… guaranteed to make you a super user of Chess King™, ready to go and win more chess games. Find out more at 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk’s personal blog – www.chessqueen.com.

Save $16 on Complete Chess Course Combo 3 DVD (Fastest Way to Move up from Beginner Level)

Complete Chess Course Combo 3 DVD Special Price.Normal DVD Price $25, Normal Combo Price $59. IN STOCK. Chess King’s Complete Chess Course 3 DVD Set is the quickest and easiest way to learn the chess basics, the patterns, tips, strategies, techniques which will turn you from a beginner into an accomplished chess player. The DVD video format makes it simple to improve your chess. Just watch, listen and learn. This Course is a fountain of knowledge for parents and coaches. The set contains close to 5 hours of structured instruction with over 100 ready-to-use examples of sound chess fundamentals. Recommended for players Unrated to 1500 Elo. Ideal for Junior and improving players to reach club player level. Useful for parents and coaches to gather material for their chess lessons. The high quality DVDs feature 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk and a portion of the proceeds go to support her Chess Fund. Read more…

Master Chess Class Video: Detailed Analysis by a World Champion

One of the best ways to learn chess is to understand exactly what a chess Grandmaster thinks! We’ve got you one better – A free chess video class with the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion. The second game of the “Match des Championnes” between French Women’s Champion Sophie Milliet and Women World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, played in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, in 2009. Alexandra comments the rapid game in great detail and in English. Alexandra won the match 2 – 0. Read more…

Awesome Chess King Products now on Amazon

All Chess King™ products are now available on Amazon! There are more than 20 chess items to choose from: Chess Queen™ Metal Keychains, Chess King™ Metal Keychain, Chess Assistant 13 Starter Package [DVD-ROM], Chess King with Houdini 2 (DVD), Houdini 3 Aquarium [DVD-ROM], Chess Tactics ART for Beginners [CD-ROM], Chess Assistant 13 Professional Package [DVD-ROM], Houdini 3 Aquarium [DVD-ROM], Chess King Training Combo All 6 Cd-roms [CD-ROM] Windows, Chess Strategy – Become a Grandmaster [CD-ROM], Chess Openings What You Need to Know [CD-ROM], Chess Blitz Fever [DVD], Alexandra Kosteniuk My Best Chess Games DVD [DVD] [2009], Chess Tactics Level 1 [CD-ROM], Chess King’s Guide to Opening Ideas 3 DVD Combo [DVD]… and lots more.

Super Chess Training Software, DVDs: Which One’s Your Best Christmas Gift?

Here’s a video description of Chess King Training Software and DVD products, including Chess King software with Houdini 2 and GigaKing Games Database and Chess King Pro with Houdini 2 Pro; Chess King Training CD-ROM for Tactics, Openings, Strategy and Endgames; and the new DVD series Guide to Opening Ideas (3 volumes Open Games, Semi-Open Games, and Closed Games), and the Complete Chess Course (3 volumes, Opening Principles, Tactics and Strategy, and Endgames. All software and DVD are on sale on http://www.chess-king.com/shop. Watch the video on Chess King products. Read more…

Weekend Chess Class: Philidor in the R+B vs. R; Level Very Difficult

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. Can you solve the position on the left for a win for White? For the solution, you can replay the www.chesskillertips.com video podcast hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. Read more…

Power Chess Opening Play: Do You Know How to Train?

Most chess players get worried about the fact that their opponent would be using some strong chess engine and would beat them in the opening. But, fear not any more. Powerful chess opening chess play is possible with Chess King Training DVDs – and you don’t even have to worry about learning openings by heart. is pleased to announce 6 new chess DVD’s for all players Unrated to 1500-1700 Elo. The Chess King’s Guide to Opening Ideas will certainly increase your chess opening understanding and erudition, with over 8 hours of video in 93 chapters covering most chess openings. No emphasis on memorization, rather on the ideas one can find in the chess openings. This is an amazing chess openings encyclopedia which will give you confidence next time you are surprised in the opening by a variation you did not expect. Read more…

Complete Chess Video Course for Unrated to 1500 Elo Players!

Chess King Training is pleased to announce 6 new chess DVD’s for all players Unrated to 1500-1700 Elo. The Complete Chess Course is guaranteed to increase your level of chess up to that of an accomplished chess player. It covers all areas of chess (openings, tactics, strategy and endgames), 5 hours of lessons in 69 easy to follow chapters with more than 100 examples. Purchase right now for a huge discount at www.chess-king.com shop. Check the Chess King video for more details in the extended post. Read more…

How is Chess King Pro Different from Chess King?

Here is a cool Chess King Video Software Tutorial by Steve Lopez for everyone wanting to know the difference between Chess King and Chess King Pro. Chess King Pro with Houdini 2 is an affordable and powerful chess software. With Chess King Pro you can play chess, solve puzzles, analyze your games with the strongest engine available and have access to the more than 5 million game GigaKing database. At the moment there is a Coupon Code INTROKING50 that will let you save $50 from the list $149 price of Chess King Pro in the Chess King shop. Read more…

Sunday Chess Puzzles: Five Minutes to Solve All!

Are you training with Chess King yet? Chess King is guaranteed to take your chess to the next level with an organized training schedule based on levels. Chess King also includes GigaKing which includes chess games played ‘since the beginning of time’. This Sunday, here are some positions taken from real games. Spot the winning moves. You clock starts now! Read more…

Quick Chess Tactic: You got 30 Seconds to Solve

Best play for White?

Technically you should see the tactic in a flash, but we are still giving you 30 seconds to spot the winning plan for White. This game is a nice miniature from the 1940 New Zealand Chess Championships and the the motif is so common that you could do well to remember it. You can check how the game went in the full post. Enjoy solving chess puzzles with Chess King and improve your game in a planned manner. Read more…

Chess King – Guaranteed More Rating Points for You with Scientific Training

Chess King Video software Tutorial #1 by Steve Lopez. Description of the affordable ($49 with coupon) and powerful chess software Chess King with Houdini 2. With Chess King you can play chess, solve puzzles, analyze your games with the strongest engine available and have access to more than the 5 million game GigaKing database. At the moment there is a Coupon Code INTROKING50 that will let you save $50 from the list $99 price of Chess King! Read more…

Pack an Extra Punch in Your Chess960 Training!

Chess King is the perfect platform for your complete Chess960 training, analyzing, and playing! We are sure Fischer would have recommended it. The debate on the issue of draws in chess was never so intense until lately. Give it to former world Chess Champion Bobby Fischer for having foreseen it all. He recommended Chess960 (or Fischer Random Chess). It was introduced in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in June 1996. The game employs the same board and pieces as standard chess, but the starting position of the pieces along the players’ first rank is randomized. The random setup makes the prospect of obtaining an advantage through the memorization of opening lines impracticable, compelling players to rely instead on their talent and creativity. Read more…

How to Prepare with Chess King to Beat World Chess Champion Vishy Anand!

We have just received a lot of queries from Chess King users about whether they could actually use this amazing software to prepare for a match against the World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, his challenger Boris Gelfand, super-strong players like Peter Svidler… or, even Gary Kasparov! Our answer is ‘Of course, Yes!’ Read more…