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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What-Happens Chess Puzzle: White to Play – Win Draw or Lost?

This is a typical Rook vs Queen chess position known as the Ponziani Chess Position. Do you know what will happen with White to play? Will White win? Should White resign… or, White can draw this?

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Queen Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two

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

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Qatar Chess 2014: Kramnik crushes Giri; both in Joint Lead

The Qatar Chess Masters Open 2014 – the strongest chess open ever – is being held from November 25 to December 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar. There are 92 Grandmasters participating with 56 rated over 2600 and incredible 14 over 2700. Top seed Anish Giri was going full throttle with six wins in six rounds, but former world chess champion beat him in the seventh round. Now both the GMs are in joint lead with two rounds to go. Check out this Round 7 game with Chess King. Photo: Official website

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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?

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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.

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Chess Puzzle Video: What happens after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6?

Simple chess – but are you sure about it? What happens after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6? This puzzle is brought to you from our podcast chess database at www.chesskillertips.com. The videos are hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk!
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Queen Endgame Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Can you find the best way for White to win this chess endgame? The shortest solution works in five moves!

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Endgame Chess Puzzle: How does White win?

A very interesting chess puzzle for you tonight – There’s going to be a pawn rush in this puzzle for sure. However, the problem is that Black can force a draw if White tries Rg1 0r Rc2! Can you win this for White?
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