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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While-you-Await Anand-Carlsen World Chess Match – White Checkmates in Three!

We’re all waiting for the very exciting World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Viswanathan Anand. You can find all the helpful information about the official website at ChessBlog. Meanwhile, while you wait, here’s a difficult chess puzzle – White to play and checkmate in three! This chess puzzle is by R. Tavariani.

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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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Super Chess Deal on eBay: 10 Disks Tactics in Openings Course $95!

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Quick ‘n Easy Chess Move: Sophie Milliet vs Hou Yifan 0-1

Time for a world chess champion chess puzzle. But, it’s way too easy, you just can’t miss. It’s so easy that even a hint is not possible. Black to play for win.:)

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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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Smart Chess Tactics: Petrosian – Mamedyarova 1-0

Chess tactics add spark to a chess game apart from, of course, getting home the winning point. In this position, White is to play. What neat chess trick did White use?

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Botvinnik Chess Magic: White to Play

Botvinnik’s chess will continue to delight us so, let’s see… what do you think was his magic move as White?

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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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Super-Sharp Chess Attack: Grischuk vs G Tatarliev 1-0

GM Alexander Grischuk is an amazing chess talent from Russia. Here is a super-sharp chess attack with White forcing a win. How did White play this?

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Why Russia’s Chess Queen Trains with Chess King?

Do you know that the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion, Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk trains with Chess King? She recently not only won the Chess Olympiad gold as a member of the Russian women’s team, but also the individual gold for her 2639 performance on the third board (7.5/9, 6 wins and 3 draws, no losses). You can read all about this solid chess performance at the Chess Queen blog. Here is the Chess King video on how to use Chess King.

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Winning Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Can you find the winning combination for White in this chess position taken? A strong player never lets an opponent escape easily once a winning edge is obtained!

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Capablanca Chess Endgame: What’s White’s Magic Move?

The Russian system of chess learning begins with the endgame. Here’s a chess puzzle just to pep you up for endgame studies. Can you find the cool magic winning move for White in this chess endgame?

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Logic Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

Are your chess tactics batteries working fine today? Try this chess puzzle: White checkmates in three!
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