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Pretty Chess Combination: Kosteniuk – Edouard 1-0 (Video)

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 3 Pro Chess Software. Can you see what White played?
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London Chess Classic 2014 Round 2 Games

Vladimir Kramnik – Hikaru Nakamura 1-0

Round 2 at the 4th London Chess Classic witnessed a win by Vladimir Kramnik and Anish Giri. You can replay the games with Chess King. Read a short summary report on Chess Blog.

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London Chess Classic 2014 Round 1 Games

Michael Adams – Fabiano Caruana 1-0

The London Chess Classic 2014 main section has begun with six players. The field includes top chess stars Michael Adams, Fabiano Caruana, Hikaru Nakamura, Anish Giri, Viswanathan Anand and Vladimir Kramnik. Also read a short report at Chess Blog. Replay the games of Round 1 below.
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Qatar Chess 2014: Kramnik crushes Giri; both in Joint Lead

The Qatar Chess Masters Open 2014 – the strongest chess open ever – is being held from November 25 to December 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Doha, Qatar. There are 92 Grandmasters participating with 56 rated over 2600 and incredible 14 over 2700. Top seed Anish Giri was going full throttle with six wins in six rounds, but former world chess champion beat him in the seventh round. Now both the GMs are in joint lead with two rounds to go. Check out this Round 7 game with Chess King. Photo: Official website

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World Chess Championship Video: Mariya Muzychuk – Kosteniuk 0-1 Chess Blitz

12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk wins this game against Mariya Muzychuk, at the 2010 Women’s World Blitz Championship in Moscow, Russia. Enjoy.

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Chess Puzzle Video: What happens after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6?

Simple chess – but are you sure about it? What happens after 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f6? This puzzle is brought to you from our podcast chess database at www.chesskillertips.com. The videos are hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk!
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World Chess Match Game 11 Sochi 2014: Carlsen – Anand 1-0

World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen retains his title with a victory in Game 11. The game was an exciting battle of nerves along with both chess stars playing remarkably accurately. Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand came all ready to fight and it was a bit unfortunate that his brave exchange sacrifice – that had the fans with their heart in their mouths – could not fetch him a win. All credit to Magnus Carlsen who put up a show of accurate and masterly chess calculations. Read a nice report on the round at Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King.

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World Chess Match Sochi 2014 Game 10 Anand – Carlsen 1/2-1/2

A draw in Game 10 only brings Magnus Carlsen closer to retaining the world chess champion title and Viswanathan Anand’s job all that harder. Here is the game 10 that you can replay with Chess King. Could there be a plus for White with the d-pawn pressure? It is something the chess theoreticians will work out soon enough. Both players said at the press conference that the line was interesting and needs to be further checked. Read a report on Chess Blog. Anand did give it try to exert some pressure, but none of the two took any risk.

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World Chess Match Sochi 2014 Game 9: A Short Draw

World Chess Championship Sochi 2014 Game 9: From coming near to making the world’s longest world championship game, Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand played out virtually the shortest draw in the match. Replay the game with Chess King below and read a nice report at Chess Blog.

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World Chess Match 2014 Sochi Game 8: ‘Tired’ Carlsen manages to Draw Anand

Game 8 of the World Chess Championship between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand finished in a draw in a just over two hours leaving Magnus Carlsen still with a one-point lead. Carlsen tried a new idea, but Anand was ready to shrug off whatever was thrown at him. Carlsen seemed tired and distracted during the game and admitted thus in the press conference. Score Carlsen 4.5 – Anand 3.5.

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World Chess Match 2014 Sochi Game 7: Carlsen unable to Break Anand Fortress

The World Chess Champion played long and hard to to utilize minimal practical chances for a win. However, Anand demonstrated the required accuracy, and the game ended in a draw on the 122nd move, just three moves short from breaking the record for the longest World Championship game. The fifth game of the match between Anatoly Karpov and Victor Korchnoi in Baguio, 1978, ended in a draw in the 124th move. You can read a nice report on Chess Blog. Replay the game with Chess King below.
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World Chess Match Sochi 2014: Carlsen – Anand Game 6 1-0

26.Kd2 OMG

When disaster struck for Viswanathan Anand at the World Chess Championship in Sochi during Game 6, no one was watching… at least not the English commentary fans. There was a commercial break for a crucial 26th move by Black. World Champion Magnus Carlsen played 26.Kd2 which was a blunder and would have given Vishy Anand not only two pawns, but an edge in the match and possibly the title itself because of the psychological pressure the win would have exerted on Carlsen. It was not to be. Anand, within a span of 60 seconds, played a pre-planned move and eventually crumbled to a loss. Read a game summary at Chess Blog. You can replay the game with Chess King below.

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World Chess Match Sochi 2014: Carlsen – Anand Game 5 Draw

Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand came prepared for the rare line Magnus Carlsen deployed in Game 5. Carlsen diluted to a drawn a game with plenty of time on his clock, but Anand’s confessions at the post-game press conference possibly meant that he was well-prepared up to move 20.Nd5 at the least. You can read a nice report on Game 5 at Chess Blog. Replay the game below with Chess King.

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World Chess Match Game 4: Carlsen – Anand 1/2-1/2

Game 4 at the World Chess Championship 2014 in Sochi, on Wednesday, was an entertaining and exhausting draw. Magnus Carlsen, playing White struggled to eke out a win, but Vishy Anand held on tenaciously. You can read a nice report on Game at Chess Blog. Replay the game below with Chess King.

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World Chess Match Game 3: Anand’s Killer C-Pawn Stuns Carlsen

World Chess Championship 2014 in Sochi is already nothing compared to the previous ‘version’ in Chennai though the protagonists are same – Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. The Indian Grandmaster delighted chess fans by winning a fantastic, well-planned, scientific Game 3 in Sochi to level the scores 1.5 – 1.5. The excitement is on for sure in Sochi. Replay the game below with Houdini and Chess King. You can read a report on the round at Chess Blog.

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Cool Chess Puzzle Video: Anand – Van Wely 1-0

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game

From the game Anand – Van Wely, Monaco 2007.
White plays and wins.

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World Chess Match Carlsen – Anand 2014 Game 2 1-0

World Chess Championship 2014 Carlsen – Anand Game 2: Reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen has struck first in the World Chess Championship in Sochi in Game 2. It was a moment of sudden indiscretion as Anand played a blunder with 34. …h5 in time trouble. Actually speaking, this moment of indiscretion was long coming as Magnus Carlsen piled on the pressure and dragged his opponent to the edge of his composure. The Indian Grandmaster cracked. Reply the game below with Chess King. You can read a nice report on the game at Chess Blog.
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World Chess Match Anand – Carlsen 2014 Game 1 Interesting Draw

World Chess Championship 2014 – Magnus Carlsen vs Viswanathan Anand 1/2-1/2: Version 2 of the Anand – Carlsen clash for the top title in Sochi, Russia. The first game displayed a strong resolve by Vishy Anand to fight all the way. Carlsen, as well, came armed despite a dull year behind him vis a vis not-too successful tournaments by his standards. The first game was an interesting draw. Replay the game below with Chess King. Find a detailed report at Chess Blog.

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GM Chess Strategy Explained (Video): Kosteniuk – Almasi 1-0

How does a Grandmaster think? Here’s a nice commented chess video with Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk explaining her game versus GM Zoltan Almasi. Very instructive. Enjoy!

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Happy Chess Tonight with the Halloween Chess Gambit!

The Halloween Gambit (also known as the Müller–Schulze Gambit or Leipzig Gambit) is an aggressive chess opening gambit in which White sacrifices a knight early-on for a single pawn. The opening is an offshoot of the normally staid Four Knights Game and is defined by the moves:
1. e4 e5
2. Nf3 Nc6
3. Nc3 Nf6
4. Nxe5?

( Psst… something spooky here tonight…)

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