Bilbao 2014 starts with Kosteniuk win over Pogonina

Kosteniuk beat PogoninaThe Bilbao European Club Cup started with many of the top world players in both the men and women groups. There have been lots of internet transmission errors which we hope will be fixed in the next days.

Here is a nice game won by the 12th women’s world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, playing white, over Natalia Pogonina. In the diagram above Pogonina resigned.
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Dr Karl Faber Chess Study: White Checkmates in Three

A cool chess study by Dr Karl Fabel. White has to checkmate in three. Are you ready? Don’t jump to any conclusions, calculate carefully :)

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Difficult Chess Study by Kubbel: White Wins

LEVEL: Difficult
CATEGORY: Study

White plays and wins. 1927 Study by Leonid Kubbel.

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Brave-Calculation Chess Puzzle: What is White’s Strongest Continuation?

Let’s get back to some strong and brave chess calculations. This position is from the game Shariyazadanov – Dobrov, Obwert, 2000. White found a nice forcing combination to win this game quickly. You might find a way to win, but what do you think is the strongest continuation for White?

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Super-Strong Chess Puzzle: Levon Aronian vs Erik Pedersen 1-0

Here’s a position from the chess game Aronian vs Erik Pedersen. White has a super-strong pawn lodged at g7 protected by the Bishop on e4 which is unfortunately threatened by the Knight on b3. How did White win?
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$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!
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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?

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Cool Chess Idea: Black Wins (Romieux – Kosteniuk)

LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game

Black plays and wins. From the game Romieux – Kosteniuk, Paris 2008.

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Evans Chess Study: White Checkmates in Four

Chess King chess puzzle pick of the day is a checkmate in four. White to play in this study created by Captain W.D. Evans.

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Nabokov Chess Study: White Checkmates in Three

A tricky checkmate in three for this Chess King study created by Vladimir Nabokov. This chess position featured in Nabokov’s 1970 book that included poems and chess puzzles.

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Complete Chess Course Combo 3 DVD – For Unrated to 1500 Elo

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.
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Two Brilliant Chess Variations: White to Play (Level Intermediate)

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game
From a game DesChapelles – De Labourdonnais, Paris 1836
White plays and wins.

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$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.

Magic Move Chess Puzzle: Find White’s Killer Move!

This cool chess position is from the game Hillarp Persson – Ward, 2004. Of course White has a nice positional hold over the position and could win in a couple of ways. But, what’s the killer move that gave White a cool immediate win? Yes, what’s the magic move for White?
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Easy Chess Puzzle: Black Plays (Paulsen – Morphy)

LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game
Solution of Christmas Competition Position 2. Taken from a game Paulsen – Morphy, New York 1857. Find Black’s next move.

Watch the very nice podcast video via www.chesskillertips.com. Have you downloaded all videos yet?

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Quick Checkmate in Two Chess Puzzle: White Plays

Here’s a smart three-minute checkmate in two for you. White plays. Can you solve it?

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T Salthouse Knight Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two (Don’t forget Composer was Blind)

Ever worried about too much horsing around in chess? Check this: The chess study is composed by T Salthouse, London Globe, 1911. White to play and checkmate in two. Don’t forget, the composer of this chess study, Salthouse was blind…

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Henry William Barry Chess Study 1901 – White Checkmates in Two

This remarkable chess study is by Henry William Barry who was a violin teacher of Irish descent. He was also the chess study/problem editor of the “American Chess Bulletin” for 25 years. In this study, White to play and checkmate in two!

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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.

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New! Chess King 4 with Houdini 4 FOR MAC!

Chess King 4 for Mac The wait is finally over! The leader in affordable and easy-to-use complete chess software Chess King 4 is now available as a download for the Mac!

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