Check-Your-KIller-Instinct Chess Puzzle: White to Win

This position will check your chess killer instinct. Do you really keep track of your opponent’s weak spot and strike when required? White to play and win.
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Sacrifice Chess Puzzle: Kasparov – Begun 1-0

Can you think like Garry Kasparov, the former World Chess Champion? This position is from the game Kasparov – Begun Minsk, 1978. You can find all of Kasparov’s games in the Gigaking Chess Database. White to play and win. Try and work out as many lines as you can after you get the magic move!
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Tactics Chess: Jonathan Rowson vs Mirjana Medic 1-0

This position is from the game Rowson vs Mirjana Medic, Pula, 2002. White has a nice tactic worked out. Can you spot it?

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Easy Checkmate in two for White: Laurent Fressinet vs Gerald Murcia 1-0

Here is a cool position from the game Laurent Fressinet vs Gerald Murcia, Calvia, 2013. White checkmates in two.
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Tricky Troitzky Chess Study: White Wins

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Study

You’ll feel good after you solve this 1898 miniature chess study by Troitzky.

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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?
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Cool Chess Trap: White Plays for Win

Here is a nice position from the game Bernstein vs Kotov, Groningen, 1946. White came up with a very nice forced combination for a win. Can you spot it?

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We’ve worked a lot recently on our Chess King software, and we’re glad to offer FREE GIGAKING UPGRADES for all registered owners of Chess King 2, Chess King 3, and Chess King 4 (all versions)!
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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.

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GM Chess Class Video: Philidor in the R+B vs. R

LEVEL: Very Difficult
CATEGORY: Endgame

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.

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Geneva Chess Masters Video: A Pretty Combination!

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 Pro Chess Software.

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Easy Chess Study: White to Win

LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game
From the Book of Stamma, 1737. White plays and wins.

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Smart Chess Middlegame Puzzle: Klinger – Blatny 1-0

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

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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.

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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!

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Magic-Move Chess Puzzle: Botvinnik vs Khrisogon Kholodkevich 1-0

This is a neat magic move in the game Botvinnik vs Khrisogon Kholodkevich, Moscow, 1927. White to play and win. Can you see the winning move?

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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.

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Smart Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

White checkmates in two

Want to confuse your computer with a chess problem? Try this checkmate in two! The video is brought to you via our super database of chess video podcasts at www.chesskillertips.com.
Mate in 2 Chess Problem — presented by guest star GM Almira Skripchenko.
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Blitz Chess Video: Kosteniuk – Gunina World Chess Blitz

Two strong Grandmasters, two Russian champions, two blitz specialists, and two friends… – here’s a chess game video to watch for sure. 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk wins this game against Valentina Gunina, at the 2010 Women’s World Blitz Championship in Moscow, Russia.

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Cool Chess Endgame: What’s White’s Magic Move?

Here’s a typical endgame position and – as luck would have it – such positions usually occur during time trouble! No? Well, Black’s only defense here seems to be giving checks and preventing a pawn advance. So, what was White’s magic move?

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