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Sacrifice Chess Tactics: Peter Leko – Zeyaad Janahi 1-0

Improve your chess with Chess KIng – by solving our chess puzzles and checking out the Chess King Training website. White has to play this and win… a simple chess tactic for you from the game Leko vs Zeyaad Janahi, Duisburg, 1992!

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Magic-Move Chess Puzzle: Botvinnik vs Khrisogon Kholodkevich 1-0

This is a neat magic move in the game Botvinnik vs Khrisogon Kholodkevich, Moscow, 1927. White to play and win. Can you see the winning move?

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Anand wins Chess Candidates 2014 with One Round to Spare!

Guess the chess game… and can you say what is the significance of this game?

Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand defied critics, smashed competition and won the Chess Candidates 2014 in Khanty Mansiysk on Saturday with a round to spare. Anand held his ground and went through the toil of holding Russia’s Sergey Karjakin to a draw despite the latter having a better position. Levon Aronian – a point behind Anand – suffered a shock loss to Dmitry Andreikin leaving Anand with a clear tournament victory. Read a full report on Chess Blog. Replay all the games of Round 13 with Chess King.

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Chess Candidates 2014 R5: Svidler beats Topalov; Anand Keeps Lead

Guess the game!

Day 5 at the World Chess Candidates in Khanty Mansiysk saw one decisive games and three draws though none were easy. Peter Svidler did well to recover from his overnight loss to beat Veselin Topalov. Vladimir Kramnik and Levon Aronian struggled in a bitter battle which resulted in a draw. Viswanathan Anand let Dmitry Andreikin settle for a draw which could have been hard to prove for the latter and Sergey Karjakin and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov were also satisfied with a draw. You can read a full report on Chess Blog. Replay the games with Chess King.
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Chess Candidates 2014 R4: Aronian beats Svidler, Anand Leads

Guess the game and brave move for White!

Former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand is in good nick as he continues to lead after four rounds at the Khanty Mansiysk Chess Candidates 2014. He drew with Vladimir Kramnik. The exciting round also witnessed Levon Aronian beating Peter Svidler and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beating Dmitry Andreikin. The game Sergey Karjakin versus veselin Topalov was drawn. Read a full report at Chess Blog. Replay the games in the Chess King applet below.

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Amazing Chess Study by Korolkov, 1937: White to Play

An amazing 1937 study by Korolkov, with an incredible final mating position. Watch and listen to 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk run you through the solution.
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Game Kosteniuk – Kudrin

This is the first game Alexandra Kosteniuk won against a male Grandmaster, at the age of 15.

Kosteniuk Alexandra (RUS) (2324) – Kudrin Sergey (USA) (2525)

Result: 1-0
Site: Port Erin (England)
Date: 1999

[…] 1.e4 c5 2.♘f3 d6 3.♗b5+ ♘c6 4.d4 cxd4 5.♕xd4 ♗d7 6.♗xc6 ♗xc6 7.c4 ♘f6 8.♘c3 g6 9.O-O ♗g7 10.♕d3 ♘d7 11.♗e3 ♘c5 12.♕c2 O-O 13.♗d4 ♗h6 14.♖fd1 b6 15.♘d5 ♖c8 16.a4 ♘d7 17.b3 e6 18.♗e3 ♗g7 19.♘c3 d5 20.cxd5 exd5 21.♗d4 dxe4 22.♗xg7 exf3 23.♗xf8 ♕xf8 24.♘e4 ♕e7 25.♘d6 ♕g5 26.g3 ♕g4 27.♕c4 ♕xc4 28.♘xc4 ♘c5 29.b4 ♘xa4 30.♘d6 ♖c7 31.♖dc1 b5 32.♘xb5 ♗xb5 33.♖xc7 a6 34.♖a3 ♘b6 35.♖xf3 ♘d5 36.♖cxf7 ♘xb4 37.♖f8+ ♔g7 38.♖3f7+ ♔h6 39.♖h8


Napoleon I – Madame De Remusat

Result: 1-0
Site: Malmaison Castle (France)
Date: 1804

[…] 1.♘c3 e5 2.♘f3 d6 3.e4 f5 4.h3 fxe4 5.♘xe4 ♘c6 6.♘fg5 d5 7.♕h5+ g6 8.♕f3 ♘h6 9.♘f6+ ♔e7 10.♘xd5+ ♔d6 11.♘e4+ ♔xd5 12.♗c4+ ♔xc4 13.♕b3+ ♔d4 14.♕d3#

Endgame Chess Puzzle: What’s White’s Best Move?

Here’s a simple endgame position with equal material from the game Makarow-Schechodanow, Moscow, 1979. White has nothing to do – no great planning or long calculations. All White needs is just one simple move to win it all! What’s White’s best move?
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Fide Candidates 2013 R6: Peter Svidler-Magnus Carlsen 0-1

Six-time Russian champion Peter Svidler pulled the self-destruct switch with a doomed d3-pawn weakness and went down fighting to World No. 1 Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in Round 6 at the Fide Chess Candidates in London 2013. Here is the nice game that you can replay with Chess King. A full report on all the games of the round and the tournament is up at Chess Blog.
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London Chess Classic 2012 R3: Vladimir Kramnik – Magnus Carlsen 1/2-1/2

Overnight leaders Vladimir Kramnik and Magnus Carlsen were pitted against each other in the third round at the 2012 London Chess Classic on Monday evening. This was another pawn-story as Kramnik failed to capitalize on his extra pawn. In fact, there was no clear way how that pawn could roll to a win for the former world chess champion. Replay the clever chess game in the super Chess King applet.
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London Chess Classic 2012 R2: Viswanathan Anand – Luke McShane 1/2-1/2

World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand began his campaign at the London Chess Classic 2012 only in the second round as he had a bye in the first. Luke McShane made Anand work hard enough to save the game and contributed by missing a win in a Rook pawn endgame. Replay the game with Chess King.
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Bucharest Chess Kings: Veselin Topalov – Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu 1-0

The Chess Club Society “Elisabeta Polihroniade” of Bucharest organised a double round robin tournament with four top GMs: Italian Fabiano Caruana, Italy’s greatest player since the Renaissance, Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk, Veselin Topalov, former world champion and world number one, and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, the best Romanian player, from November 7-13 in Bucharest, Romania. CCRL. For the report, read Chess Blog. Here is a nice Veselin Topalov – Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu 1-0 chess game.
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Sao Paulo Chess Masters R2: Caruana’s Double Exchange Sac Beats Karjakin

The second round of the Sao Paulo Chess Masters Grand Slam witnessed Italian GM Fabiano Caruana take on Russian GM Sergey Karjakin in a ruthless game. Caruana – with Black – found the White pieces uncoordinated and went for a double exchange sacrifice to win. Caruana now leads with a perfect score after two rounds. (Report on Chess Blog.) Black is winning as White has just played 26.g4. A simple, safe continuation like 26. …Qc8 or even 26. …Ne5 wins for Black. But, can you figure out the attacking line that Caruana went for?
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Istanbul Chess Olympiad R7: GM Eugene Torre Upsets GM Ferenc Berkes

Black has just played 75. ...Kb4 when he could have well played Kb6. Can you win from here?

GM Eugene Torre of the Philippines played an extremely patient game to pull off a nice upset in the seventh round at the Istanbul Chess Olympiad. He beat GM Ferenc Berkes rated more than 200 points above him to help his team draw with Hungary in a crucial match. So important is it to play the King the right way in the endgame. Check out the game in the Chess King applet.
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Quick Chess Puzzles: All Checkmates in Two!

Time for a quick dose of tactical positions with checkmates in two. Keep the Chess King training software handy on your desktop and solve puzzles between work and during breaks. Your chess rating is going to head northwards. Extend the post to try three more puzzles. White to play and checkmate in two in all.

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Women’s Chess Grand Prix Humpy vs Lahno 0-1

Humpy vs Lahno Round 8

China’s Ju Wenjun and Hou Yifan are in joint lead at the Women’s Chess Grand Prix currently on in Jermuk, Armenia, after eight rounds. A full report is available at Chess Blog. In an interesting game of the day, Koneru Humpy lost to Kateryna Lahno. Check it out with Chess King. Another interesting game Hou Yifan-Ruan Lufei is available at this Chess King post.

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Biel Chess Festival R2: Bacrot Spikes Moro’s Plans

Etienne Bacrot

The very exciting and super-strong Biel Chess Festival has begun in Switzerland. In a very enjoyable and crazy game of sorts, Etienne Bacrot scored over Alexander Morozevich. Run it through Chess King.

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Smashin’ Chess All Over the Board: Kasparov-Topalov 1-0

Gladiators Two

For Galactic history, Wijk aan Zee is surely going to be remembered as that super chess outpost on Planet Earth where the world’s best have battled at least once! Here is one such nugget from the traditional Wijk aan Zee tournament in 1999. They are all over the board in this one! (It’s another thing that Kasparov were to lose his last game to Topalov just before retiring in Linares later on.)

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Čez Chess Trophy Game 3: Navara-Svidler 0-1

The third game between Russian Grandmaster Peter Svidler and Czech Grandmaster David Navara ended with a victory for the former. This allows Svidler to win the traditional Čez Chess Trophy Match with a round to spare. Svidler won the second game in a row. One game is still to be played. Svidler declined a draw offer on the 34th move to continue his attack. The score stands Peter Svidler-David Navara 2.5-0.5. The traditional Čez Chess Trophy offers top-rated Czech GM David Navara an opportunity to play a strong grandmaster from around the world once a year. You can see the second game at this Chess King Link.
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