Archive for March, 2013

Saturday Chess Puzzle: What’s White’s Most Forcing Move for Immediate Win?

Here is a nice chess position from the game Pihajlic-Ivanka, Subotica, 1976. This position and its variants occur way too often in tournament games. White can lumber along and slowly get around to a win, or at least a draw. However, what’s the most forcing move that brings an immediate win here for White?
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Don’t-Just-Say-No Chess Puzzle: Can White Really Win?

Here’s the Friday chess puzzle to add some sweetness to your coffee as you plan for a chess-full weekend ahead. The chess event of the moment is of course the London Candidates Chess Matches 2013 (Reports on Chess Blog), but we could still do with a nice chess puzzle for now. In the position on the left, White to play and win. Hint: Don’t look at a move and say ‘Oh, it’s not possible!’ and start calculating something else.

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Magic Chess Move: How Should White Win?

Magic chess moves are a delight. They turn an equal position into a won game by force. Here is a position from the game Minic-Honfi, 1966. What is White’s winning move?
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Very-Simple Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

A simple chess puzzle for you before the Candidates Chess Matches 2013 begin in London. (Report on Chess Blog). Of course, White has a huge material plus in this position, but can you help White finish the game with a checkmate in two (so that we can tune in to London)! Be careful not to stalemate the Black King.
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Brilliant Chess Variations (Intermediate Level): DesChapelles – De Labourdonnais, Paris 1836

Here’s today’s pick from the award-winning chess video podcast site www.chesskillertips.com.

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game

From a game DesChapelles – De Labourdonnais, Paris 1836
White plays and wins.
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Smart-Thinking Chess Puzzle: Can White Checkmate in Two?

Are you all set for a checkmate in two? What would you play with White in the position on the left? Would you plan something about trying to push the Kingside pawns, or is there a checkmate in two available?
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Female Chess Diversion: Black Wins

Here is an interesting chess position from the game Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen, 1863. Black plays and wins. This special chess puzzle podcast is brought to you by www.chesskillertips.com where Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk – the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion – teaches chess for free 24×7.
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Winning Chess Attack: Find Best Moves for White

Can you find the simple forced winning combination in this chess position from the game Kweinis-Awschamulow, Ordshonikidse, 1978?
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Finding-a-Better-Move Chess Puzzle: Can White Win?

This nice position is from the game Pedreny-Amado, Sitges, 1981. Should White go for the simple bxc3, or is there a better move available?
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Forced-Moves Chess Puzzle: Can White Checkmate in Three

Actually, this puzzle is not at all as difficult as it looks. All you have to do is help White checkmate in three. The position is from the game G Flear – Emms, 1989/90. Hint: Be brave!

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Friday Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Have you been following all the chess puzzles features on Chess King? Here’s another one tonight. White to play and checkmate in two. It’s kinda tough… or, maybe not. Watch out that the Black King has just one square to go to right now: the Knight on f3 sits undefended. You can take it from there… have fun with chess puzzles.
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Looks-Difficult Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Quite a position this with Black all set to Queen the b-pawn, but can White checkmate in two? It’s not as difficult as it looks. Check the solution with the Chess King applet in the post and power-up your chess training with Chess King software and DVDs.
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Youth Chess Talent: GM Yi Wei vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave 1-0

The current youngest Grandmaster in the world is now Yi Wei of China at 13 years, 8 months, and 23 days. The youngster completed his GM norms at the recently-concluded Reykjavik Chess Open 2013. Read a report on Yi Wei’s achievement at Chessblog.com. Here is also a nice game between the Chinese Grandmaster and GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave at the Reykjavik Chess Open 2013.
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Winning Chess Idea: What Should White Play?

There is a nice winning idea in this position from the game Zolotov-Ivlev. Can you spot it? You can see the answer with the Chess King applet below. Happy solving.
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PY Jean-Zotti Chess Puzzle: Find the Winning Attack for White

Here is a nice position from the chess game PY Jean-Zotti. This position came up on the chess board after 12. g5 Nd7. Now, can you find White’s winning attack? Replay the moves in our super Chess King applet to check your solution.
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Think-Hard Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here is a knight-knotty chess problem. Can White really checkmate in two? Maybe, Yes!

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Cornered-King Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Spice up your Sunday with a chess puzzle. Can you help White checkmate in two? The Black King is cornered in any case.

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Basic-Endgame Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

This chess puzzle tests one of your basic checkmate patterns. Can White checkmate in two?

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Calculate-Thoroughly Chess Puzzle: Can White Checkmate in Two?

It’s time for a smart chess puzzle. Can White checkmate in two? It is not the time to be lazy: Calculate thoroughly!
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