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Knight-Flyer Chess Puzzle: How does White Win?

Can White really promote the pawn and win? Can you help White win?

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Easy-Attack Chess: Gulko vs Angeliki Pantazi 1-0

A chess position from the game Gulko vs Angeliki Pantazi, USSR, 1967. What did White play?

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Tricky Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here’s a tricky chess puzzle. White can easily checkmate in three, but can you push the envelope a bit and help White checkmate in two.

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Clever Chess Puzzle: Black Plays for Win

Black would like to promote that f-pawn. The problem is that if Black plays f2 then White rolls the Rook to g7 or g8 to skewer the Queen if Black dares to promote. So, what did Black do to win this game?

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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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Tricky Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two

Here’s a tricky chess problem – White to play and checkmate in two.

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Intermediate-Level Chess Study: White Plays for Win

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Study

A 1948 Study by WOTAWA, white plays and wins.

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Quick Chess Win: White Plays

A simple chess position which has White fighting a piece down. However, White has a forced win. Can you see it?
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Blunder Chess Puzzle: How did Black Win?

In a typical chess position of the Sicilian, Black played Ng4. White, not fearing much, played h3 which, in fact was a blunder! How does Black win now?

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Too Easy Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

White checkmates in two in this too easy chess puzzle. Have an easy-chess Sunday!

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Difficult Chess Puzzle: White to Checkmate in Three

Here’s a difficult chess puzzle by C Morano. Can you help White checkmate in three moves? Your time starts now…it may take more than 10 minutes!

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Difficult Chess Study: White to Play and Draw

LEVEL: Difficult
CATEGORY: Study

Grandmaster Kosteniuk tells you precisely her thinking process while solving a difficult chess study by Ryabinin. White plays and draws.

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Puzzling Chess Queens: White Checkmates in 7 but Queens Restricted to ‘a’ File!

This special chess puzzle is by Florencio Mendes de Moraes. White checkmates in seven moves, but the White Queens cannot go out of the ‘a’ File. It’s very much possible if you get the logic of it. Have fun with chess! Don’t forget to train with Chess King!

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Easy Chess Puzzle: White to Checkmate in Two

Let’s start the week with an easy chess puzzle – White to play and checkmate in two!

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Difficult Chess Study by Korolkov: White Wins


LEVEL: Very Difficult
CATEGORY: Study

An amazing 1937 study by Korolkov, with an incredible final mating position. Watch and listen to Alexandra run you through the solution.

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Weekend Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Four

How can White win this chess position – it’s a checkmate in four! Enjoy a chess-full weekend.

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What-Happens Chess Puzzle: White to Play – Win Draw or Lost?

This is a typical Rook vs Queen chess position known as the Ponziani Chess Position. Do you know what will happen with White to play? Will White win? Should White resign… or, White can draw this?

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Queen Chess Study: White Checkmates in Two

This is a simple chess study by Dr W Speckmann. Can you help White checkmate in two?

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Shinkman Chess Study: White Checkmates in Four

Here’s a cool chess study by A William Shinkman. It was published in the Western Advertiser in 1872. Can you see what trick White used to checkmate in four?

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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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