Archive for April, 2014

Difficult Chess Study: White Wins (Learn the Enfilade Technique)

LEVEL: Difficult
CATEGORY: Study

1903 Study by Henri Rinck. White plays and wins. Beautiful and more complex examples of the Enfilade technique.

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Pawn-Attack Chess Puzzle: Tal – Koblenc 1-0

Here is a cool position played by Mikhail Tal as white in 1976. White has that nice pawn on g6, but what about it? How did the legendary chess Grandmaster from Latvia handle this position?

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Easy Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two!

LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Problem

White plays and mates in two moves. Chess Problem published in Musical World, 1860.

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Video Chess Blitz at Superstrong Aeroflot GM Ivan Bukavshin – GM 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 second game of the mini-match between GM Ivan Bukavshin (Elo 2697) and the 12th women’s world chess champion chess queen Alexandra Kosteniuk (Elo 2581). Kosteniuk won the first game in the mini-match, this is the second game. After this game Kosteniuk will have a perfect 6 points after 6 rounds. The game ends with a nice Queen fork, which is presented in slow motion. Read Alexandra’s post about this tournament at this link.

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Retrogade-Analysis Chess Puzzle: On which square was the White Queen captured?

LEVEL: Difficult
CATEGORY: Retro

A perfect example of Retrograde Analysis. On which square was the White Queen captured?

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Alert Chess Tactic: White Wins

This is a typical middlegame chess position where White just needs to get the Bishop or pawn on f6 to deliver checkmate via g7. Or, do you think clearing the diagonal b1-h7 could work? How to work that out? It’s an easy chess puzzle, can you win it for White?

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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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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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