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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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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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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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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Queen Endgame Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Can you find the best way for White to win this chess endgame? The shortest solution works in five moves!

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Endgame Chess Puzzle: How does White win?

A very interesting chess puzzle for you tonight – There’s going to be a pawn rush in this puzzle for sure. However, the problem is that Black can force a draw if White tries Rg1 0r Rc2! Can you win this for White?
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BLACK FRIDAY CHESS DEALS: Save 20% on Chess Assistant 15!

CHESS DEAL – There’s a cool 20% discount going on Chess Assistant 15 this whole week, not just in the Black Friday chess sales!

Chess Assistant 15 PRO with Houdini 4 PRO is a unique tool for managing chess games and databases, playing chess through the Internet, analyzing games, or playing chess against the computer.

The professional package includes the best playing program – Houdini 4 PRO, Chess Opening Encyclopedia mode, a powerful search system, unique Tree mode, databases of about 6.2 million games in total (November 1, 2014) that can be automatically updated with 3000 new games, ChessOK Aquarium 2015, access to 7-piece Lomonosov Tablebases and more!

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Easy Chess Puzzle: Black Wins

Time for an easy chess puzzle with a cool video solution!
LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game
From the game Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen, 1863. Black plays and wins.

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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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Attacking-Plan Chess Puzzle: How Does White Win?

Finding the right attacking plan and combining it with concrete calculations is something Grandmasters do naturally. How about testing how good are you at this aspect of chess? White to play and win.
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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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Easy Chess Tactic: Sasikiran vs John Naylor 1-0

Let’s try a chess puzzle from World Chess Championship Challenger Viswanathan Anand’s second Sasikiran. White to play for a win. It is a simple tactic.

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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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Cool Chess Puzzle Video: Napoleon – General Bertrand, 1-0

LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game

From a game Napoleon – General Bertrand, St. Helena 1818
White plays and wins.

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Sharp-Tactics Chess Puzzle: Kasparov vs Evgeny Pigusov 1-0

Let’s go for a simple chess tactics puzzle from the game Kasparov vs Evgeny Pigusov, Riga, 1977. White to play and win.

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