Pretty Chess Combination: Kosteniuk – Edouard 1-0 (Video)

Watch the pretty chess combination played by the 12th women’s world chess champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk against French champion Romain Edouard at the Geneva Chess Masters. The game and combination are presented by Almira Skripchenko using the Chess King 3 Pro Chess Software. Can you see what White played? Read more…

World Chess Championship Video: Mariya Muzychuk – Kosteniuk 0-1 Chess Blitz

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

Cool Chess Puzzle Video: Anand – Van Wely 1-0

LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Middle Game From the game Anand – Van Wely, Monaco 2007. White plays and wins. Read more…

GM Chess Strategy Explained (Video): Kosteniuk – Almasi 1-0

How does a Grandmaster think? Here’s a nice commented chess video with Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk explaining her game versus GM Zoltan Almasi. Very instructive. Enjoy! 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…

Master Chess Game Video (Easy Puzzle): Can Black Stop the f2 Pawn from Promoting?

This is the endgame position from the game between 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk against Valentina Gunina at the 2010 Women’s World Blitz Championship in Moscow, Russia. What do you think happened? Was it a draw? Read more…

Commented Chess Video: Tandem (Men vs Women) Blitz!

A tandem chess game Men (GM Bareev + GM Ponomarev) against women (GM Kosteniuk + IM Skripchenko) played at the Golden Chess Blitz 2005 in Moscow. Commented by Chess Queen™ GM Alexandra Kosteniuk. Read more…

Easy Chess Middlegame Win: You Play White

Here’s your easy Monday night chess task! LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Middle Game From the Book of Stamma, 1737. White plays and wins. Read more…

Master Chess Class with Commented Video: Huss – Kosteniuk 0-1

12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk comments her win against International Master Andreas Huss from the Swiss Chess Championship in Silvaplana 2003. Join our Master Chess Class, sit back and watch this commented chess video and learn how World Chess Champions think! Read more…

Master Chess Class Commented Video: Alexandra Kosteniuk – Judith Polgar 1-0

Sit back for a master chess class. Get an insight into how a world chess champion thinks with analysis of this blitz game Alexandra Kosteniuk against Judith Polgar from the 2009 World Blitz Chess Championship. A short sample from the Chess Blitz Fever DVD by Chess Queen Kosteniuk that you can pick up at www.chesskingtraining.com. Read more…

Commented Chess Video: Two-Piece Sac, 26-Move Demolition

12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk comments her chess blitz game against 13th Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan at the 2012 Sport Accord World Mind Games in Beijing. The game is a sharp Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen Variation. Alexandra is better prepared, attacks the black king, sacrifices 2 pieces, and forces black to resign already on the 26th move. The game is presented with the chess software Chess King. 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…

Speed Chess Girls (Video): Krush – Kosteniuk 0-1

Watching master chess games is not only fun, but a great way to improve at chess. Check out this exciting speed chess game between two power girls of chess. 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk wins this game against U.S.A. Women’s Chess Champion Irina Krush, at the 2010 Women’s World Blitz Championship in Moscow, Russia. Incidentally, Krush won the 2013 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship and begins defending her crown in Saint Louis today. Read the U.S. Chess Championships 2014 report at Chess Blog. Read more…

World Champion Commented Chess Game Video: Alexandra Kosteniuk – Hou Yifan 1-0

The 12th Women’s World Chess Champion comments her game versus the 13th Woment’s World Chess Champion! The game was played at the Sport Accord Mind Sports Games in Beijing in 2012. The game is a complicated Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen variation, where White plans a great Kingside attack. Sit back and watch your free master chess class tonight. Check out Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk’s blog post at www.chessqueen.com. Read more…

Video Chess Blitz at Superstrong Aeroflot GM Ivan Bukavshin – GM Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1

A chess blitz game played on February 14, 2013, in Moscow, at the super strong Aeroflot Open Blitz Tournament. This is the second game of the mini-match between GM Ivan Bukavshin (Elo 2697) and the 12th women’s world chess champion chess queen Alexandra Kosteniuk (Elo 2581). Kosteniuk won the first game in the mini-match, this is the second game. After this game Kosteniuk will have a perfect 6 points after 6 rounds. The game ends with a nice Queen fork, which is presented in slow motion. Read Alexandra’s post about this tournament at this link. Read more…

Exciting Chess Blitz Video: Mikhail Kobalia – Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1

A chess blitz game played on February 14, 2013, in Moscow, at the super strong Aeroflot Open Blitz Tournament. This is the first game of the mini-match between GM Mikhail Kobalia (Elo 2636) and the 12th women’s world chess champion chess queen Alexandra Kosteniuk (Elo 2581). After this game Kosteniuk will have a perfect 7 points after 7 rounds. The middle game is very tense, and Kobalia seems to be ahead with a Rook and 3 pawns for two bishops. With seconds on the clock, Kosteniuk manages to make the bishops spring to life, and wins the game. Read Alexandra’s post about this tournament at ChessQueen.com. Read more…

Smart Chess Middlegame Puzzle: Klinger – Blatny 1-0

LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Middle Game From the game Klinger – Blatny, 1988, white plays and wins. Read more…

Corus Chess Puzzle: Aronian – Van Wely 1-0

LEVEL: Intermediate CATEGORY: Middle Game A key position from the game Aronian – Van Wely, Corus Wijk aan Zee 2008. White plays and wins. Read more…

Commented Chess Game Video: Alexandra Kosteniuk – Zhu Chen 1-0

One of the best ways to improve your chess is to learn from Grandmasters commenting on their games. Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk – the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion – has put up online hundreds of commented game videos, podcasts, puzzles, etc. all for free! Here is a neat video in which GM Alexandra Kosteniuk comments her first game of the semi-final of the 2005 Golden Blitz Tournament Kosteniuk – Zhu Chen. Don’t miss the beautiful setting of the game! Read more…

Middlegame Chess Puzzle: Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen 0-1

LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Middle Game From the game Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen, 1863. Black plays and wins. Read more…