Why Russia’s Chess Queen Trains with Chess King?

Do you know that the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion, Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk trains with Chess King? She recently not only won the Chess Olympiad gold as a member of the Russian women’s team, but also the individual gold for her 2639 performance on the third board (7.5/9, 6 wins and 3 draws, no losses). You can read all about this solid chess performance at the Chess Queen blog. Here is the Chess King video on how to use Chess King.

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Winning Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Can you find the winning combination for White in this chess position taken? A strong player never lets an opponent escape easily once a winning edge is obtained!

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

The Russian system of chess learning begins with the endgame. Here’s a chess puzzle just to pep you up for endgame studies. Can you find the cool magic winning move for White in this chess endgame?

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Logic Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

Are your chess tactics batteries working fine today? Try this chess puzzle: White checkmates in three!
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World Chess Champion Puzzle: Kramnik Wins with Black

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game

From the game Arkady Naiditsch – Vladimir Kramnik, Dortmund 2009. Black plays and wins. This puzzle comes to you from our super chess puzzle podcast database www.chesskillertips.com.

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Coffee-Time Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

It’s time for a chess break. Can you help White checkmate in three. It’s not as difficult as it looks.

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Easy Chess Time: White to Checkmate in Two

Here’s a simple checkmate in two for White. Do you remember your checkmating patterns? Solving tactical puzzles on a daily basis is the easiest way to improve your chess. Chess King readers are welcome to send in their favorite chess puzzles.
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Combination Chess: How did White Win?

Here’s a neat win played out by White. What killer combination did White use to checkmate?

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Quick Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

No time for coffee, but got a few minutes for a chess puzzle? How did White checkmate in two?

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Baku Chess Grand Prix R1: Caruana, Gelfand Win

The first edition of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 has begun in Baku at the the Cultural Event Center. The tournament’s opening ceremony was attended by chess officials, sponsors, national and international chess media. From 2nd till 14 of October over eleven rounds, the strongest players in the world will compete in the round robin tournament. The opening ceremony started with a one-minute of silence to honor the memory of one of the leading chess players of Azerbaijan Vugar Hashimov. The ceremony proceeded with a short documentary, showing the development of chess in Azerbaijan. Speakers at the event included the Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic Azad Rahimov, President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation Elman Rustamov and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Read a summary report at Chess Blog. Below are all the games of Round 1.

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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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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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