Archive for January, 2014

Master Chess Class: Destroying the Caro Kann – Alexandra Kosteniuk – Soumya Swaminathan 1-0 (Video)

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. Pick your own copy of Chess King in the Chess King shop.
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Difficult Chess Study: How can White Win?

LEVEL: Difficult
CATEGORY: Study

A difficult study by Kubbel from 1925. White plays and wins. The goal is simple: mate the Black King or win the Black Queen. It’s forced.

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Cool Chess Puzzle: Can White Checkmate in Two?

Sometimes the most obvious moves get lost in an illusion on the chess board. Look carefully and spot the checkmate in two with White to play.
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Not-as-Easy-as-it-Looks Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

The Chess King class beginning the week features a cool checkmate in two. White to play. The big hint is that you need full-board vision and sharp calculation to solve this chess puzzle which is not really as easy as it seems. Happy Chess All Week.
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Sunday Night Chess Puzzle: Find Capablanca’s Winning Move as Black

This position is from the game A Pulvermarcher vs Capablanca, New York, 1907. Capablanca finds a nice magic move to win the game. Can you find it as well? Black to play and win. See if you can calculate all the winning lines.
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Tricky Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

White to play and checkmate in two in this nice puzzle. How difficult do you find this puzzle? Train regularly with your own copy of Chess King. You would soon be solving such puzzles quickly and taking your FIDE chess rating to a whole new level!

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GM Chess Analysis Video: Alexandra Kosteniuk – Hou Yifan 1-0

Are you looking for chess analysis by a World Chess Champion? Here’s your chess treat for the weekend. The 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk takes on the 13th Women’s World Chess Champion Hou Yifan, in Beijing, at the Sport Accord Mind Sports Games, 2012. The game is a complicated Sicilian Defence, Scheveningen variation, with a fantastic attack. Sit back and watch the full analysis of the game. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk uses the software ‘Chess King’ in the video. Pick up your own copy of Chess King – now with Houdini 4 – at the Chess King shop. Also read the original post at Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk’s personal chess blog www.chessqueen.com.
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Master Chess Games: Bobby Fischer Destroys Reuben Fine with Evans Gambit

Here is a nice Evans Gambit Bobby Fischer vs Reuben Fine game for the Master Chess Class this Thursday. Before you replay the full game with Chess King, do you know what Fischer played in the position on the left?
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Trick Chess Welcome to 2014: White Checkmates in Two

Is one of your New Year resolves all about playing better chess? Train easily with Chess King and watch your rating rocket upwards. Here’s a chess puzzle to begin 2014 with. White to play and checkmate in two.
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