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Cool Chess Blitz Video: Antoaneta Stefanova – Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1

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

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World Chess Champion Puzzle: Kramnik Wins with Black

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game

From the game Arkady Naiditsch – Vladimir Kramnik, Dortmund 2009. Black plays and wins. This puzzle comes to you from our super chess puzzle podcast database www.chesskillertips.com.

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Baku Chess Grand Prix R1: Caruana, Gelfand Win

The first edition of the FIDE Grand Prix series 2014-2015 has begun in Baku at the the Cultural Event Center. The tournament’s opening ceremony was attended by chess officials, sponsors, national and international chess media. From 2nd till 14 of October over eleven rounds, the strongest players in the world will compete in the round robin tournament. The opening ceremony started with a one-minute of silence to honor the memory of one of the leading chess players of Azerbaijan Vugar Hashimov. The ceremony proceeded with a short documentary, showing the development of chess in Azerbaijan. Speakers at the event included the Minister of Youth and Sports of Azerbaijan Republic Azad Rahimov, President of Azerbaijan Chess Federation Elman Rustamov and FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Read a summary report at Chess Blog. Below are all the games of Round 1.

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Bilbao 2014 starts with Kosteniuk win over Pogonina

Kosteniuk beat PogoninaThe Bilbao European Club Cup started with many of the top world players in both the men and women groups. There have been lots of internet transmission errors which we hope will be fixed in the next days.

Here is a nice game won by the 12th women’s world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, playing white, over Natalia Pogonina. In the diagram above Pogonina resigned.
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Master Chess Game Video (Easy Puzzle): Can Black Stop the f2 Pawn from Promoting?

This is the endgame position from the game between 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk against Valentina Gunina at the 2010 Women’s World Blitz Championship in Moscow, Russia. What do you think happened? Was it a draw?

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Cool Chess Idea: Black Wins (Romieux – Kosteniuk)

LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game

Black plays and wins. From the game Romieux – Kosteniuk, Paris 2008.

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Commented Chess Video: Tandem (Men vs Women) Blitz!

A tandem chess game Men (GM Bareev + GM Ponomarev) against women (GM Kosteniuk + IM Skripchenko) played at the Golden Chess Blitz 2005 in Moscow. Commented by Chess Queen™ GM Alexandra Kosteniuk.

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Master Chess Class with Commented Video: Huss – Kosteniuk 0-1

12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk comments her win against International Master Andreas Huss from the Swiss Chess Championship in Silvaplana 2003. Join our Master Chess Class, sit back and watch this commented chess video and learn how World Chess Champions think!

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Master Chess Class Commented Video: Alexandra Kosteniuk – Judith Polgar 1-0

Sit back for a master chess class. Get an insight into how a world chess champion thinks with analysis of this blitz game Alexandra Kosteniuk against Judith Polgar from the 2009 World Blitz Chess Championship. A short sample from the Chess Blitz Fever DVD by Chess Queen Kosteniuk that you can pick up at www.chesskingtraining.com.

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Killer Chess Move: White Plays for Win

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game
From the game Klinger – Blatny, 1988, white plays and wins.

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Commented Chess Video: Two-Piece Sac, 26-Move Demolition

12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk comments her chess blitz game against 13th Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan at the 2012 Sport Accord World Mind Games in Beijing. The game is a sharp Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen Variation. Alexandra is better prepared, attacks the black king, sacrifices 2 pieces, and forces black to resign already on the 26th move. The game is presented with the chess software Chess King.

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Master Chess Class Video: Detailed Analysis by a World Champion

One of the best ways to learn chess is to understand exactly what a chess Grandmaster thinks! We’ve got you one better – A free chess video class with the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion. The second game of the “Match des Championnes” between French Women’s Champion Sophie Milliet and Women World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, played in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica, in 2009.
Alexandra comments the rapid game in great detail and in English. Alexandra won the match 2 – 0.

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Speed Chess Girls (Video): Krush – Kosteniuk 0-1

Watching master chess games is not only fun, but a great way to improve at chess. Check out this exciting speed chess game between two power girls of chess. 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk wins this game against U.S.A. Women’s Chess Champion Irina Krush, at the 2010 Women’s World Blitz Championship in Moscow, Russia. Incidentally, Krush won the 2013 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship and begins defending her crown in Saint Louis today. Read the U.S. Chess Championships 2014 report at Chess Blog.

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GM Chess Strategy Master Class Video with Anatoly Karpov: Level Difficult, White Plays

LEVEL: Difficult
CATEGORY: Middle Game

Anatoly Karpov gives Unzicker a lesson in strategy of particularly high level. Find the best strategic plan for white.

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World Champion Commented Chess Game Video: Alexandra Kosteniuk – Hou Yifan 1-0

The 12th Women’s World Chess Champion comments her game versus the 13th Woment’s World Chess Champion! The game was played at the Sport Accord Mind Sports Games in Beijing in 2012. The game is a complicated Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen variation, where White plans a great Kingside attack. Sit back and watch your free master chess class tonight. Check out Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk’s blog post at www.chessqueen.com.
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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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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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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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