Posts Tagged ‘Alexandra Kosteniuk’

Video Chess Analysis: How to Destroy the Caro Kann (Kosteniuk – Swaminathan 1-0)

12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk shows her very aggressive chess game against Swaminathan Soumya from the 2012 Istanbul Chess Olympiads. This game allowed the Russian team to win their match against India 3-1. The Russian women went on to win Gold at the 2012 Chess Olympiads. Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk also won bronze on her board. The video was recorded thanks to the software Chess King. Read the full Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012 post.
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Thursday Chess Video Class: Easiest Way to Checkmate with Knight+Bishop

LEVEL: Difficult
CATEGORY: Endgame
It’s necessary for you to know how to mate with Bishop and Knight versus King, since that endgame will likely show up in your tournament practice. Your host is 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk.
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Chess Video Lesson: Anand – Van Wely 1-0 (Level Intermediate)

A quick look at how the World Chess Champion plays.
LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game
From the game Anand – Van Wely, Monaco 2007.
White plays and wins.

This special video podcast is hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. Have you seen all the podcasts?
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Middlegame Chess Technique: Jakob Rosanes – Adolf Anderssen 0-1

Begin the week with an easy chess puzzle presented by Chess Killer Tips. LEVEL: Easy CATEGORY: Middle Game
From the game Jakob Rosanes vs. Adolf Anderssen, 1863. Black plays and wins.
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World-Champion Chess Strategy Video: Alexandra Kosteniuk – Shen Yang 1-0

How does a world champion plan a strategy? Here is an insight into a world-class Grandmaster’s mind with explanations. Sit back and enjoy this rare treat brought to you by www.chesskillertips.com. If you want to play like this, train with Chess King.

LEVEL: Difficult
CATEGORY: Middle Game

From the game Alexandra Kosteniuk – Shen Yang, Beijing 2008. White plays and wins. True strategical thinking required.

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Champion’s Chess Puzzle: Kosteniuk – Edouard 1-0

The first edition of the 8-player Geneva Chess Masters, held recently, was incredibly strong. In the preliminaries, Alexandra Kosteniuk created a sensation when she beat 2-0 reigning French champion Romain Edouard rated almost 200 points higher. In the position on the left, try to see the winning move that Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk played with White to move. Can you see all the way to checkmate?
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Cool Chess Queen Puzzle: White Wins

The Chess King™ Monday Special puzzle is from Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk! Put on your thinking caps and get going with this podcast video from the #1 www.chesskillertips.com.

LEVEL: Easy
CATEGORY: Middle Game
From the game Kosteniuk – Gaeva, Verdun 1995.
White plays and wins

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Sunday Chess Class: Viswanathan Anand – Loek van Wely 1-0

A sure way to improve your chess is to study how World Chess Champions play. It’s a bonus when another World Chess Champion explains it all to you. So, sit back and let the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk show you how Vishy Anand went for a win in Monaco. This puzzle is brought to you by www.chesskillertips.com – the #1 chess podcast website which is FREE.
LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game
From the game Anand – Van Wely, Monaco 2007.
White plays and wins.

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A Chess Study from 1898: Give it a Shot!

Do you that you will feel good after solving this Intermediate-level chess study? True, try it! It is White to move and play for a win. This is a 1898 miniature chess study by Troitzky. The puzzle is brought to you by the super #1 database of chess video podcasts at www.chesskillertips.com. The podcast show is hosted by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk.
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Cool Chess Queen™ Puzzle: Find GM Kosteniuk’s Killer Move versus GM Hou Yifan

Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk has just won the Gold in the Blitz Tournament at the Sport Accord World Mind Games 2012 in Beijing. Here is a position from the game Alexandra Kosteniuk – Hou Yifan 1-0. Hou Yifan has just played 25. …Nh7. What was GM Kosteniuk’s killer move?
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Six New Chess King Training DVDs go on Sale Today

New Chess DVDs by Chess King Training and Chess Queen Alexandra KosteniukChess King Training is pleased to announce 6 new chess DVD’s for all players Unrated to 1500-1700 Elo.

The Complete Chess Course is guaranteed to increase your level of chess up to that of an accomplished chess player. It covers all areas of chess (openings, tactics, strategy and endgames), 5 hours of lessons in 69 easy to follow chapters with more than 100 examples.

The Chess King’s Guide to Opening Ideas will certainly increase your chess opening understanding and erudition, with over 8 hours of video in  93 chapters covering most chess openings. No emphasis on memorization, rather on the ideas one can find in the chess openings. This is an amazing chess openings encyclopedia which will give you confidence next time you are surprised in the opening by a variation you did not expect.

The series are easy to follow thanks to the masterful presentation by Steve Lopez and features 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk.

The DVD’s areczone “0” or “ALL” which means they are guaranteed play anywhere in the world (including USA zone 1, Europe zone 2, etc.), and it works on any normal DVD player or PC or Mac. The DVD’s will be ready to ship by next week (week of November 5, 2012), and for all pre-orders, we have exceptional combo prices. Check our shop for info. If you have questions about the products or if you’d like substitutions, feel free to contact us. Buy now!

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Weekend Chess King Class: Do You Know the Enfilade Trick?

Chess King is ready with an endgame lesson for you. There is a very useful technique called Enfilade. This position was taken from a 1737 chess book. Can you quickly spot how White plays and wins? Check your answer with the award-winning podcast series hosted by Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk.
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12th World Champion Kosteniuk Beats 13th Hou Yifan in Eilat 2012

Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk beats World Champion Hou Yifan[New: see Alexandra’s Blog Post!] The most closely watched game in this month’s women’s chess took place today in the first round of the European Club Cup in Eilat, Israel. It confronted the 12th women’s world chess champion Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk to the 13th women’s world chess champion Hou Yifan. You recall that Alexandra beat Hou Yifan in 2008 to become the 12th women’s world chess champion (see video), but since 2010 Hou gained the upper hand, became world champion, and had been playing great chess, beating in a spectacular match Judit Polgar in Gibraltar, and boasting a rating of 2605 right now. So everyone was looking at this game very closely. Read the rest of this entry »

Chess Queen Alexandra comments Kosteniuk – Soumya from the Istanbul Olympiads

Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk plays Swaminathan Soumya at the Istanbul Chess OlympiadsToday we are presenting an important game from the 9th round of the women’s Chess Olympiads in Istanbul 2012, between Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk and Swaminathan Soumya of India. The game is commented by Alexandra below. This game allowed the Russian team to win that match 3-1 and to go on to win the event. Read Alexandra’s post about the Istanbul Chess Olympiads here. The applet below is automatically generated from the chess software “Chess King” (use code “INTROKING50″ on checkout for a $50 discount).

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Spot Magic Move in Kosteniuk-Yanjindulam at 40th Istanbul Chess Olympiad 2012

Spot White's Magic Move! Black has just played 32.Bf8

Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk’s Russian team has won the gold for the second time at the Chess Olympiad. The 40th edition of the super team tournament concluded in Istanbul on Sunday. You can read reports and blog post by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk at www.chessqueen.com. Here is a position from Kosteniuk-Yanjindulam played in Round 3 at the 40th Chess Olympiad in Istanbul. White is positionlly better. Can you spot the strong magic move that will win the game?
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Biel Chess Fest Round 3: Wang Hao-Nakamura Wild, Wild Game 1-0

The 2012 Biel Chess Festival is taking place from July 23 to August 2 and the Master Tournament (eleven rounds Swiss) includes six very strong grandmasters playing a double round robin: Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Alex. Morozevich, Wang Hao, Etienne Bacrot and Anish Giri. But, Alexander Morozevich dropped out after Round 2 due to health reasons (Chess Blog news). He has been replaced by Viktor Bologan. Meanwhile, here is a wild game between Chinese No. 1 Wang Hao and the US Chess Champion Hikaru Nakamura. On the subject of wild games, you have seen the brutal Chess Queen vs Wang Hao knockout checkmate video that’s gone viral?

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Swiss Chess Championship 2012: Korchnoi beats GM Gallagher but loses to GM Kosteniuk in Flims

Playing a legend: Kosteniuk takes on Korchnoi, 53 years her senior.

The beautiful Flims, Switzerland, is hosting the Swiss Open National Championship with a strong lineup including GMs Yannick Pelletier, Viktor Korchnoi (Kortschnoi/Kortchnoi), Joe Gallagher, Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk, and a few more Titled players. In an interesting encounter, in the third round, Kosteniuk beat Korchnoi and here is the game with Chess King. The standings after three rounds have GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (Rus / Sz) and IM Oliver Kurmann (Lucerne) leading with 2.5 points each. Track the Swiss chess event at official website. You can download or look at a PDF with full detailed analysis by Houdini 2 automatically generated by Chess King by clicking here. Take advantage of the $50 coupon INTROKING50 to get Chess King for only $49!

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Pawn-Roll Chess: Zhao Xue-Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1

 Russia has won the traditional match against China in Peterburg. Some very interesting games were played in the event. For a full report check out this Chess Blog link and Chess Queen Kosteniuk’s Blog Post. Here is a great game full of ideas by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk against the strong Zhao Xue – China Grandmaster.

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Friday-Night Chess Puzzle: Convert Positional Advantage into Material Win

Black to Play 21. ...? Can you play like the 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk?

Friday-night chess puzzle is all about converting a positional advantage into a material one Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk style. The 12th World Chess Champion was up against a fine player in the 2001 Women’s World Chess Championship. Figure out a winning plan for Black in the position and the 21st move for Black. Replay the game with Chess King for the full game and answer.
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Men’s World Chess Champion vs Women’s World Chess Champion: Guess Who Won?

Find great photos of both the World Chess Champions at www.chesspics.com

Surely, this was a was a historical event for chess! The then reigning men’s world chess champion and reigning women’s world chess champion met over the chess board the World Blitz Chess Championship, 2009. The YouTube version below is a shortened version of the full game which can be found on the DVD ‘Chess Blitz Fever’ by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk.

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