Archive for November, 2012

Immortal Chess Game with Chess Killer Tips

The Immortal 1858 Game between Paul Morphy and Duke Carl and Count Isouard has been beautifully showcases in this chess video podcast of Chess Killer Tips. This surely is a chess game that one can never tire of no matter how many times it is watched. In fact, it is one of the first games most chess players replay and commit to memory! Fantastic attacking ideas and tactics form the basis of this game. Not for nothing is it known as the “Immortal Game”
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Zugzwang Chess Puzzle: Can White Checkmate in Two?

It’s more than disappointing to draw by stalemate in a winning position. White seems to be in a similar situation in the position on the left. White has a huge material plus, but can White avoid stalemate and play for a checkmate in two?
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Crushing Attack in Chess Game Sadeghi – Studer

Hassan Sadeghi plays and wins against Noël StuderOur reader, expatriate USCF Chess Master Hassan Sadeghi sent us his recent game against Noël Studer in a tournament in Switzerland. In this position, Sadeghi played a crushing move which forced his opponent to resign just a few moves later. Can you find it? The solution and the rest of game can be played out in the applet below, exported in one click from the chess software Chess King.

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Cool Chess Killer Tip: Miracles Almost Happen

Here is an Intermediate-level chess position from the game GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave against GM Alexandra Kosteniuk. What would have happened, had Maxime played 1. h8 = Q? This special chess puzzle is brought to you by Chess Killer Tips and hosted by
Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk. You can watch the podcast chess video in the extended post for a full explanation.
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Complete Chess Video Course for Unrated to 1500 Elo Players!

Chess 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. Purchase right now for a huge discount at www.chess-king.com shop. Check the Chess King video for more details in the extended post.
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Hold-Your-Nerve Chess Puzzle: Checkmate in Two

Find that simple win: White to play and checkmate in two. Never mind that White himself is in deep trouble with a checkmate lined up by Black! Hold your nerve!
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Cool Chess King Show: Double Rook Sac, Mid-Board Checkmate!

Here is a position from Round 1 (first game) at the just-started Women’s World Chess Championship. This game won the brilliancy prize for the first round as well and was played between Anastasia Bodnaruk and Lela Javakhishvili. Black was cruising along, in fact had an edge, when Black fell to the bait of a double rook sacrifice and a checkmate in the middle of the board! How would you play the position on the left as White? It’s a long combination of forced mate from here! Run the full game in the Chess King applet to enjoy the game. For a full report on the Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty-Mansisysk, check Chess Blog.
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Opening Chess Training: No Emphasis on Memorization!

Chess King Training is pleased to announce 6 new chess DVD’s for all players Unrated to 1500-1700 Elo. 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.
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Quick Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Time for a neat checkmate in two from Chess King. In the position on the left, White’s only resource is a White Queen, but attempting to check via a8 allows Black to bring the Rook in between at a6 and a check on d5 again allows the King to escape via the a6 square disallowing checkmate in two. So, how does White pull this off? It’s easy!
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Almost-Impossible Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Remember games where you were way too much material up and then couldn’t win, but drew by landing in a stalemate? Often, handling too much of fire-power sometimes puts you at risk. The trick is to maintain your calm and focus until the very last move. In the position on the left, White has to checkmate in two.
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Quick Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

White to play and checkmate in two. Always remember your basic checkmating patterns and then you can build your tactics and moves around those patterns. Run the solution in the Chess King applet in the extended post for the solution.
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Kings Chess Tournament R1: Ivanchuk-Nisipeanu 1-0

ROMGAZ and the Chess Club Society “Elisabeta Polihroniade” of Bucharest are staging a double round robin tournament with four top GMs: Italian Fabiano Caruana, Ukrainian GM Vassily Ivanchuk, Veselin Topalov, former world champion and world number one, and Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, the best Romanian player. The competition is taking place from November 7-13, 2012 in Bucharest, Romania. In the first round, Topalov and Caruana drew their game. Here is the second game in which Ivanchuk slowly grind his way to a two-pawn plus and then, a win in a Nimzo-Indian classical game.

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World Champion Chess Puzzle: Anand – Van Wely 1-0

Here is yet another super chess puzzle from the game Viswanathan Anand and Loek Van Wely. The answer is in our video podcast from the database at Chess Killer Tips. The video show is hosted by the 12th Women’s World Chess Champion, Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk. White plays for a win in the position.
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Don’t-Give-Up Chess Puzzle: Black to Play for Win!

Chess King show has a nice Alekhine chess puzzle today. Do you explore all options before you resign a chess game? This position is taken from the game Viakhirev-Alekhine, Russia, 1908. Black has almost lost their Queen cornered on h1, or is it so? How did Black play this game for a win in this position? Check the full game in the Chess King applet below.
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Cool Chess Strategy: Two rooks vs one

Here’s another puzzle from the award-winning #1 podcast Chess Killer Tips. LEVEL: Intermediate, A 1948 Study by WOTAWA, white plays and wins. Try it!
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Rook Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Three

In the position on the left, of course White is winning being a full Rook up. But, can you find the right method to checkmate in three?
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Almost-Dead Chess Puzzle: What’s White’s Plan of Action?

Here’s a typical chess situation where White is up against the wall. The Black pawn cannot be stopped from promoting. What is White’s best move in this position or, what is the best idea for White?
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Hardworking Chess Queen Puzzle: Checkmate in Two

White is material up and is also set to promote another pawn to Queen. Black is totally lost, but there is always the stalemate escape. Can White checkmate in two? Cross-check your answer with the Chess King applet in the extended post.
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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 Puzzle Checkmate in Two

Quick solution is at hand then why should you struggle with a long-drawn game. White to play and checkmate in two! Check out the solution in the Chess King applet.
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