Archive for September, 2013

GM Ian Rogers Annotates Sinquefield Chess Cup Round 2: Levon Aronian – Magnus Carlsen 1/2 – 1/2

Perfect Jam: Levon Aronian – Magnus Carlsen 1/2 – 1/2

Grandmaster Ian Rogers annotates the very interesting clash between World No. 1 and World No. 2 Levon aronian that ended as a draw in the second round of the Sinquefield Chess Cup (official website) in Saint Louis. Read a full report on Chess Blog.

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GM Ben Finegold Annotates Sinquefield Chess Cup Round 2: Nakamura – Kamsky 1-0

American Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura is on a perfect score after two rounds at the Sinquefield Chess Cup. Here is the annotation by Grandmaster Ben Finegold (official website) of the game Nakmura – Kamsky which White won. You can read a report on the Round at Chess Blog.
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Women’s World Chess Championship 2013 Game 1: Anna Ushenina – Hou Yifan 0-1

White has played 40. BxRd3 How did Black win?

The Women’s World Chess Championship began with a bang in China today: Reigning champion Anna Ushenina of Ukraine had a good position with White when she stumbled struggling to keep pace with the clock by the side of the board. Hou Yifan, with her experience and talent, had no problems winning the game with Black. Replay the full game below. You can also read a report on the event at Chess Blog.

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Cool Chess Study A.Cheron, 1936: White Checkmates in Three

Sit back and figure this chess study out. White has a simple task at hand: Checkmate in three!

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Sinquefield Chess Cup 2013 Round 1: Hikaru Nakamura – Levon Aronian 1-0

GM Hikaru Nakamura did not allow World No. 2 Levon Aronian to get away with a blunder and won the first game in the Sinquefield Cup easily. Read a full report on the round at Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King in the extended post.

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Sinquefield Chess Cup 2013 Round 1: Magnus Carlsen – Gata Kamsky 1-0

Chess World No. 1 Magnus Carlsen is playing a tournament in the US – the Sinquefield Chess Cup – less than two months before he is to take on World Champion Viswanathan Anand for the World title. In the first round in Saint Louis, Carlsen broke down Gata Kamsky’s defences. Here is the game. Read a report on the round at Chess Blog.

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Beauty of a Chess Win: A. Troitsky, 1895 Chess Study

White plays in this apparently drawn position to pull off a beautiful chess win. This position is a chess study by A. Trotsky dated 1895. Train with Chess King and have a chess-full week.

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Sunday Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

How can White win this position in three moves? Enjoy the puzzle with your Sunday evening coffee and train with Chess King.
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Cool Chess King Puzzle Test: Do You have Grandmaster Talent in You?

LEVEL: Very Difficult
CATEGORY: Problem

A tough to solve mate in three chess problem. If you solve it in less than an hour, you’re on your way to becoming a Grandmaster! Composed by Jiri Chocholous, 4th Prize, Cesky Spolek Sachovni, 1895.
Your host tonight is 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queenâ„¢ Alexandra Kosteniuk.

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Friday Chess Puzzle: White Wins in 1898 Troitzky Study

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Study
You’ll feel good after you solve this 1898 miniature chess study by Troitzky. White plays for a win.

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Fantastic Rook Chess Puzzle: Steinitz – Van Bardeleben 1-0

Invincible Rook
LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game
End of game Steinitz – Van Bardeleben, Hastings 1895. White plays and wins.

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Stalemate-Risk Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here’s a kinda-impossible-looking chess position. There aren’t any pieces and the Black King is holed in. The risk of stalemate is huge. Yet, can White checkmate in two?
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Dare-You Chess Puzzle: Help White Checkmate in Two

Here’s a complicated chess puzzle. Help White Checkmate in two. We dare you crack it within five minutes đŸ˜‰
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Middlegame Chess Technique: Jakob Rosanes – Adolf Anderssen 0-1

Begin the week with an easy chess puzzle presented by Chess Killer Tips. LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Middle Game
From the game Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen, 1863. Black plays and wins.
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Chess Killer Tip Podcast: Sangla – Karpov 0-1

The Sunday Chess King special includes a video chess podcast episode from #1 www.chesskillertips.com. The show is hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk.
LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Opening
From the game Sangla – Karpov, 1968. Black plays and wins.
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