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Opening Chess Training: No Emphasis on Memorization!

Chess King Training is pleased to announce 6 new chess DVD’s for all players Unrated to 1500-1700 Elo. The Chess King’s Guide to Opening Ideas will certainly increase your chess opening understanding and erudition, with over 8 hours of video in 93 chapters covering most chess openings. No emphasis on memorization, rather on the ideas one can find in the chess openings. This is an amazing chess openings encyclopedia which will give you confidence next time you are surprised in the opening by a variation you did not expect.
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Quick Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Time for a neat checkmate in two from Chess King. In the position on the left, White’s only resource is a White Queen, but attempting to check via a8 allows Black to bring the Rook in between at a6 and a check on d5 again allows the King to escape via the a6 square disallowing checkmate in two. So, how does White pull this off? It’s easy!
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Almost-Impossible Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Remember games where you were way too much material up and then couldn’t win, but drew by landing in a stalemate? Often, handling too much of fire-power sometimes puts you at risk. The trick is to maintain your calm and focus until the very last move. In the position on the left, White has to checkmate in two.
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Quick Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

White to play and checkmate in two. Always remember your basic checkmating patterns and then you can build your tactics and moves around those patterns. Run the solution in the Chess King applet in the extended post for the solution.
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Kings Chess Tournament R1: Ivanchuk-Nisipeanu 1-0

ROMGAZ and the Chess Club Society “Elisabeta Polihroniade” of Bucharest are staging a double round robin tournament with four top GMs: Italian Fabiano Caruana, Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk, Veselin Topalov, former world champion and world number one, and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, the best Romanian player. The competition is taking place from November 7-13, 2012 in Bucharest, Romania. In the first round, Topalov and Caruana drew their game. Here is the second game in which Ivanchuk slowly grind his way to a two-pawn plus and then, a win in a Nimzo-Indian classical game.

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World Champion Chess Puzzle: Anand – Van Wely 1-0

Here is yet another super chess puzzle from the game Viswanathan Anand and Loek Van Wely. The answer is in our video podcast from the database at Chess Killer Tips. The video show is hosted by the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion, Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk. White plays for a win in the position.
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Don’t-Give-Up Chess Puzzle: Black to Play for Win!

Chess King show has a nice Alekhine chess puzzle today. Do you explore all options before you resign a chess game? This position is taken from the game Viakhirev-Alekhine, Russia, 1908. Black has almost lost their Queen cornered on h1, or is it so? How did Black play this game for a win in this position? Check the full game in the Chess King applet below.
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Cool Chess Strategy: Two rooks vs one

Here’s another puzzle from the award-winning #1 podcast Chess Killer Tips. LEVEL: Intermediate, A 1948 Study by WOTAWA, white plays and wins. Try it!
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Rook Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

In the position on the left, of course White is winning being a full Rook up. But, can you find the right method to checkmate in three?
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Almost-Dead Chess Puzzle: What’s White’s Plan of Action?

Here’s a typical chess situation where White is up against the wall. The Black pawn cannot be stopped from promoting. What is White’s best move in this position or, what is the best idea for White?
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Hardworking Chess Queen Puzzle: Checkmate in Two

White is material up and is also set to promote another pawn to Queen. Black is totally lost, but there is always the stalemate escape. Can White checkmate in two? Cross-check your answer with the Chess King applet in the extended post.
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Weekend Chess Puzzle Checkmate in Two

Quick solution is at hand then why should you struggle with a long-drawn game. White to play and checkmate in two! Check out the solution in the Chess King applet.
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Tactical Chess Winning Shot: It’s Cool and Easy!

This one’s for your coffee break with Chess King. Quick tactical shot in there for White. Can you find the winning combination for White quickly?
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Quick Chess Puzzle: White to Play for Checkmate in Four!

It’s time for the mid-week Chess King puzzle for a checkmate in four. Do you think that is possible for White – a checkmate in four for all moves of Black? Try out the chess puzzle with a clear mind and we are sure you will get it. Check your answer in the Chess King applet below that gives you Houdini analysis for all the possible moves of Black in reply to White’s winning idea.
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Halloween Chess King Puzzle: Why Draw when You can Win!

Happy Chess Halloween everyone. Here’s a puzzle for White to play and win. Don’t be scared to play for a win, don’t settle for a draw easily. All it takes is some fighting chess! Enjoy solving this puzzle to find the winning idea and check out these Chess Queen™ Halloween photos of 12th World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk.
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Cool Chess Study: Checkmate in 3

Here is a cool chess study by Wilhelm Schroder, 1933. White has to play and checkmate in three. How fast can you find the solution?
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Cool Chess Tactic: Trick Your Opponent with his Own Idea!

Chess is great fun if your opponent is tricked into a trap that has actually been created from his own route of thinking! Here is an interesting position from Tarasov-Asadov, Soviet Union, 1978. We can guess what is Black thinking: White will play Qf6+ and we can trade Queens with Qg7 and no problems. In fact, that was what was played. In the position on the left, White played Qf6. However, on Black’s Qg7, White found the trick win. Can you?
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Sutovsky Chess King Hunt: Why Did Smirin Resign?

This very interesting position for a Chess King hunt is taken from the match Emil Sutovsky-Ilia Smirin. The match was in Tel Aviv, 2002. Having got a strong position, White found the magic move that made Black resign immediately. White had a strong attack going. What was White’s magic move and why did Black resign? Check your answer with the super Chess King applet in the extended post.
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Test-Your-Calculation Chess Puzzle: Is there a Checkmate?

How far do you calculate? Here’s a nice position from the game Hertan – R MacDonald. White has managed to get their attack going, but where does it all lead to? Study the position and calculate as far as you can. How can White play? Then, check your answer with the Chess King applet!
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Weekend Chess Puzzle: Find Karpov’s Winning Move!

This is an intermediate-level chess position taken from the game Sangla – Karpov, 1968. Black plays and wins. Learning the chess opening is very important. Losing a whole game just because of an opening error takes away all the fun out of the fight. Train right and train strong with your personal tutor Chess King.
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