New Versions of Chess King 2015: Standard, Silver, Gold

NewCKVersions2015-267cWe’re pleased to introduce brand new versions of Chess King, updated with GigaKing 2015 and several new features. Best of all, each version comes with both PC & Mac installers, and they are all as affordable as ever, either for purchase or for upgrade. You can’t afford to train without Chess King! Check it out here and buy it here.

Knight-Flyer Chess Puzzle: How does White Win?

Can White really promote the pawn and win? Can you help White win?

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Easy-Attack Chess: Gulko vs Angeliki Pantazi 1-0

A chess position from the game Gulko vs Angeliki Pantazi, USSR, 1967. What did White play?

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Best Chess Gift? Chess King 4, Chess King 4 Pro!

Do you know what’s special about Chess King 4 and Chess King 4 Pro? It’s now the best version of the software which includes the brand new Houdini 4 and Houdini 4 Pro engines.

The software is easy to use and more powerful than ever. The “normal” version is graded “deep” and can handle up to 6 processors, and you could build the ultimate chess system with the “Pro” version which supports up to 32 processors and 256 GB of hash. That’s the one 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk uses because it’s the fastest and she have 8 processors!

On the Chess King Training site, you can buy the downloads today and order the DVDs. It’s possibly the best chess present you can make yourself or a loved one.
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Tricky Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here’s a tricky chess puzzle. White can easily checkmate in three, but can you push the envelope a bit and help White checkmate in two.

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Clever Chess Puzzle: Black Plays for Win

Black would like to promote that f-pawn. The problem is that if Black plays f2 then White rolls the Rook to g7 or g8 to skewer the Queen if Black dares to promote. So, what did Black do to win this game?

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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?
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Tricky Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two

Here’s a tricky chess problem – White to play and checkmate in two.

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Intermediate-Level Chess Study: White Plays for Win

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Study

A 1948 Study by WOTAWA, white plays and wins.

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Quick Chess Win: White Plays

A simple chess position which has White fighting a piece down. However, White has a forced win. Can you see it?
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Blunder Chess Puzzle: How did Black Win?

In a typical chess position of the Sicilian, Black played Ng4. White, not fearing much, played h3 which, in fact was a blunder! How does Black win now?

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Too Easy Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

White checkmates in two in this too easy chess puzzle. Have an easy-chess Sunday!

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London Chess Classic 2014 Round 2 Games

Vladimir Kramnik – Hikaru Nakamura 1-0

Round 2 at the 4th London Chess Classic witnessed a win by Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri. You can replay the games with Chess King. Read a short summary report on Chess Blog.

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Difficult Chess Puzzle: White to Checkmate in Three

Here’s a difficult chess puzzle by C Morano. Can you help White checkmate in three moves? Your time starts now…it may take more than 10 minutes!

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London Chess Classic 2014 Round 1 Games

Michael Adams – Fabiano Caruana 1-0

The London Chess Classic 2014 main section has begun with six players. The field includes top chess stars Michael Adams, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. Also read a short report at Chess Blog. Replay the games of Round 1 below.
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Difficult Chess Study: White to Play and Draw

LEVEL: Difficult
CATEGORY: Study

Grandmaster Kosteniuk tells you precisely her thinking process while solving a difficult chess study by Ryabinin. White plays and draws.

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Puzzling Chess Queens: White Checkmates in 7 but Queens Restricted to ‘a’ File!

This special chess puzzle is by Florencio Mendes de Moraes. White checkmates in seven moves, but the White Queens cannot go out of the ‘a’ File. It’s very much possible if you get the logic of it. Have fun with chess! Don’t forget to train with Chess King!

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Easy Chess Puzzle: White to Checkmate in Two

Let’s start the week with an easy chess puzzle – White to play and checkmate in two!

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Difficult Chess Study by Korolkov: White Wins


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.

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Weekend Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Four

How can White win this chess position – it’s a checkmate in four! Enjoy a chess-full weekend.

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