Archive for August, 2013

Strong Chess Ideas: What’s White’s Best Move?

Here is an interesting chess position where Black’s got into a terrible spot. What is White’s best move? You can run the Chess King blog embed applet below for the winning ideas. Have fun with chess.

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Good-Knight Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here is a neat Chess King puzzle: Sweet dreams and good nights are made of such puzzles that you manage to solve. Take your time, think awhile and figure out this White-to-play and checkmate-in-two position.

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Sharp-Eye Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

The Chess King class this Sunday features a nice checkmate in two. Keep your eye on the whole board and try to solve it within 10 minutes max… maybe five! 😉
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Brainteaser, Chess Type: How many Squares without Rook?

This weekend, we have a chess brainteaser: How many squares, of any size, can you find on this chess board which do not contain a Rook?
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Game Gaponenko – Kosteniuk, Belgrade 2013

Classic proof that in the endgame a Bishop is stronger than a knight.

Gaponenko, Inna (2393) – Kosteniuk, Alexandra (2489)

Result: 0-1
Site: Belgrade
Date: 2013.07.28

[…] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 ♘f6 5.♘c3 ♘c6 6.♗g5 dxc4 7.♗xc4 h6 8.♗h4 ♕xd4 9.♕xd4 ♘xd4 10.O-O-O g5 11.♖xd4 gxh4 12.♘b5 e5 13.♘c7+ ♔e7 14.♖d1 ♗g4 15.♘xa8 ♗xd1 16.♔xd1 ♗g7 17.♘f3 ♖xa8 18.♘xe5 ♖d8+ 19.♔e2 ♖d4 20.♖e1 ♘e4 21.♘f3 ♖xc4 22.♔d3 ♖b4 23.♖xe4+ ♖xe4 24.♔xe4 h3 25.g3 ♗xb2 26.♘g1 ♔d6 27.♘xh3 ♔c5 28.♔d3 ♔b4 29.♔c2 ♔a3 30.♔b1 ♗d4 31.g4 f6 32.♘f4 ♗xf2 33.♘d5 ♗h4 34.♘e7 ♗g5 35.♘c8 a6 36.♘d6 b5 37.♘b7 ♔b4 38.h3 ♗f4 39.♘d8 ♔c3 40.♘e6 ♗d6 41.h4 ♔c4 42.♔c2 ♔d5 43.♘g7 ♔e4 44.♘f5 ♗f4 45.♘e7 ♔f3 46.♘d5 ♗e5 47.♘b4 a5 48.♘c6 ♔xg4 49.♘xa5 ♔xh4 50.♔d3 ♔g3 51.♔e2 ♔g2 52.♘c6 h5 53.♘e7 h4 54.♘f5 h3 55.♘h4+ ♔g3 56.♘f5+ ♔f4

Surprise Chess Puzzle: Nunn-Seirawan 1-0

Surprising your opponent in chess is an important tactic by itself: In this position in the game John Nunn – Yasser Seirawan, Black expected White would play Qe2 to escape the check. However, White had something surprising lined up to win! Do you know how White can win?

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Easy Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

It’s a lunch-time chess puzzle from Chess King. You can focus on eating and solve this puzzle while dreaming about your next date… seriously, that easy! White to play and checkmate in two.
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Quick-Thinking Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

Here is a very basic chess pattern for you to solve. White has to checkmate in two. This chess puzzle should not take you long. 😉
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Quite-Easy Chess Puzzle: White Wins

It’s quite an easy position with White going for a checkmate in two. You can solve it in your head while taking the stairs. Have fun with chess and staying fit.
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Winning Chess Tactic: Black Wins

Always be ready to spot simple tactics that form the basic building blocks of all chess patterns. The winning shot for Black should strike you in a flash here. How does Black win?
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Easy Chess Plan: White Checkmates in Three

White has cornered the Black King and just needs to finish off proceedings. Can White checkmate in three? Give it a thought. It’s easy. Haven’t you been training with Chess King?

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Basic Chess Technique: How does a Queen beat a Rook?

How does a Queen beat a Rook? Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk explains the way to win endgames with Queen versus Rook. Don’t forget to look up Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk’s special chess website www.chessqueen.com.

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