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We’re pleased to let you know that Chess King has grown significantly, now serves the game of chess in all formats (software Chess King 21 for PC and Mac, Learning software for PC/Mac, iOS/Android).

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Chess Advantage from Day 1 – Beginner Chess Super Combo (6-Disk): Save $58!

All one needs to begin at chess and advance to intermediate level. Click to purchase.

Contains the perfect combination of educational and entertainment tools to grasp the basics of chess: Interactive chess teaching programs, DVD-video instruction, and complete chess playing program. 6 disks providing an incredible value.

1) INTERACTIVE CD-ROM (both PC and Mac versions included on disc!!!) Listen to Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk as she gives you in her own voice training on how to play chess, from absolute beginner on, including hints and tips on how to win your games. Practice what you’ve learned by playing against dinosaurs of different levels ad solving fun games.

2) Chess King Training Tactics 1

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Buy 1 Chess King and Get 4 Activations PC or Mac

Chess lovers use different computer platforms, either between home or office, or among family members. There’s a lovely Chess King limited time offer for you: Get just one version of Chess King 4 Mac or Chess King 4 Pro PC and get BOTH the Mac and the PC version for the same price! You can choose either download or even the DVD. If you order the Chess King 4 Mac DVD you will get also the Chess King 4 PC DVD, at no additional charge! 2 DVD’s or downloads for the price of 1!

This is possible since you can have up to 4 installs/activations per Chess King, so you are free to split them any way you want among PC’s and Macs in your household.

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$199 for All you Ever Need to Become a Chess Master (13 Disks)

Have you been looking for chess training material – books, DVDs, computer software and even bought stuff, but nothing has helped? Do you browse chess shopping sites and feel everything is too costly? Training can be quite a load on your pocket, particularly if you are looking to get to the master level. Finally, here’s a set of 13 discs that is all you will ever need to become a Grandmaster – a strong one at that!
All of that at a 50% discount for a short while at $199.95!
Old Price: $399.00 Price: $199.95 You save: $199.05
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Two Brilliant Chess Variations: White to Play (Level Intermediate)

LEVEL: Intermediate
CATEGORY: Middle Game
From a game DesChapelles – De Labourdonnais, Paris 1836
White plays and wins.

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$10 Discount + 25 New Chess King 4 Video Tutorials!

For everyone excited about the new Chess King™ 4 for Mac launch last week, here’s another announcement to cheer about. You get $10 off on all purchases above $50 at the Chess King™ Online Store! Also, Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk has recorded two brand new video tutorials for Chess King™ 4. Together with Steve Lopez’ wonderful new 23 video tutorials you’ve got more than two hours of tutorials… guaranteed to make you a super user of Chess King™, ready to go and win more chess games. Find out more at 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk’s personal blog –

New! Chess King 4 with Houdini 4 FOR MAC!

Chess King 4 for Mac The wait is finally over! The leader in affordable and easy-to-use complete chess software Chess King 4 is now available as a download for the Mac!

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Complete Chess Course Combo 3 DVD – Five Hours to Rating 1500!

Complete Chess Course Combo 3 DVD
Complete Chess Course Combo 3 DVD
Chess King’s Complete Chess Course 3 DVD Set is the quickest and easiest way to learn the chess basics, the patterns, tips, strategies, techniques which will turn you from a beginner into an accomplished chess player. The DVD video format makes it simple to improve your chess. Just watch, listen and learn. This Course is a fountain of knowledge for parents and coaches. The set contains close to 5 hours of structured instruction with over 100 ready-to-use examples of sound chess fundamentals. Recommended for players Unrated to 1500 Elo. Ideal for Junior and improving players to reach club player level. Useful for parents and coaches to gather material for their chess lessons. The high quality DVDs feature 12th Women’s World Chess Champion and Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk and a portion of the proceeds go to support her Chess Fund.
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How to Publish your Chess Games on your Blog with Chess King

Chess King Video software Tutorial by Steve Lopez. You will learn how to publish a game to your blog thanks to the export to blog function. The two-step process involves copying CSS code to your blog’s template (you only need to do that once for your whole blog), and then copying the generated game applet code to your post. Chess King with Houdini 2 is an affordable and powerful chess software. With Chess King you can play chess, solve puzzles, analyze your games with the strongest engine available and have access to more than the 5 million game GigaKing database. Check out the Chess King store

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New Versions of Chess King 4 announced with Houdini 4 and 4 Pro

Chess King 3 announcedWe are pleased to announce our best versions ever of our Chess King Software, which include the recently released Houdini 4 and Houdini 4 Pro engines.

The software is still as easy to use and more powerful than ever. The “normal” version can handle up to 6 processors, and you could build the ultimate chess system with the “Pro” which supports up to 32 processors and 256 GB of hash.

You can order the downloads today and preorder the DVD’s and get them before Christmas (they ship December 18). It’s possibly the best chess present you can make yourself or a loved one.
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New Versions of Chess King Software Announced

Chess King 2 and 3 IntroductionWe’re pleased to announce upgrades to the popular PC chess software Chess King. Check out the new Chess King 2 with Houdini 2, and also Chess King 3 Max and Chess King 3 Pro with Houdini 3/Pro, to give you a range of options that will teach the beginner, help the club player to improve, and will satisfy the Grandmaster with its maximum power.

Chess King 2 and 3 continue with their ease of use style now with a new improved interface and an updated GigaKing database (5 million games to April 2013, free updates all 2013) and full opening tree.

With all those improvements, Chess King 2 is now even more affordable, with the complete program Chess King 2 at only $39.95, and very affordable versions of Chess King with the top-of-the-line Houdini 3 and Houdini 3 Pro. Compatible with all versions of Windows, including Windows 8, and in 5 languages, English, French,German, Spanish, and Russian. See below for more info and get your copy or upgrade in our shop. Email us if questions.

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Super Chess Training Software, DVDs: Which One’s Your Best Christmas Gift?

Here’s a video description of Chess King Training Software and DVD products, including Chess King software with Houdini 2 and GigaKing Games Database and Chess King Pro with Houdini 2 Pro; Chess King Training CD-ROM for Tactics, Openings, Strategy and Endgames; and the new DVD series Guide to Opening Ideas (3 volumes Open Games, Semi-Open Games, and Closed Games), and the Complete Chess Course (3 volumes, Opening Principles, Tactics and Strategy, and Endgames. All software and DVD are on sale on Watch the video on Chess King products.
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Tashkent Chess Grand Prix Round 1: Morozevich-Kamsky 1-0

The Tashkent Chess Grand Prix has begun with Sergey Karjakin and Alexander Morozevich drawing first blood. Morozevich beat Gata Kamsky thanks to a blunder in the last minutes of the game. Check out the game in the Chess King applet and read the round reports on Chess Blog. Watch out for the painful blunder 34. …Rg6.
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Magic Chess Move: Torres-Alekhine 0-1

This position is from the game Torres-Alekhine played in Sevilla, Spain, in 1922. White has just played 28.Nxd4. Can you spot Black’s magic move for a win? Check your answer with the Chess King applet in the extended post.
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Tricky Chess: Can Checkmate in One be Difficult?

Here is one of the most popular chess podcasts from the award-winning Chesskillertips database. Whoever thought that even checkmate in one could be difficult even though you had been playing chess for a while! Check out this neat chess study. You can watch the chess podcast video hosted by guest star GM Almira Skripchenko.
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Khanty-Mansiysk Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 Quarter Finals: Antoaneta Stefanova-Marie Sebag 1-0

Bulgarian Antoaneta Stefanova – former women’s world chess champion – was up against the wall in a must-win situation against Marie Sebag of France on Wednesday to stay in the Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty Mansiysk. Sebag had won the first game of the quarter finals of the championship on Tuesday. Stefanova pulled up her socks and went for the win as Sebag stumbled. The match now goes into tiebreak to be played on Thursday. Play the nice game in the Chess King applet in the extended post and read a report on Chess Blog. White’s position on the left with the unstoppable a-pawn rolling down eventually brought home a victory.
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Khanty-Mansiysk Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 Quarter-Finals: Harika Dronavalli Saves Absolutely Lost Game Against Zhao Xue!

Huge material advantage of the Chinese Zhao Xue went down in a single moment of greed in the quarter finals of the Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty Mansiysk on Wednesday as Harika Dronavalli saved a totally lost endgame! The match now goes into tiebreak with the duo having already drawn their first game. You can read the full report on Chess Blog. In the position on the left, Black has just played 65. …e4 attacking the White Knight on f3. Harika plays the daring 66.Qd8. What happens now if Black takes the Knight? Replay the fantastic chess game in the Chess King applet.
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Khanty-Mansiysk Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 Quarter-Finals: Anna Ushenina Knocks out Nadezhda Kosintseva

The Russian challenge in the Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty Mansiysk has come to an end with this loss of Nadezhda Kosintseva to Anna Ushenina of Ukraine. The second games of the quarter finals were played on Wednesday. Displaying steady and strong chess, Ushenina beat Kosintseva with White to advance to the semi-finals. Final position on the left. Black’s King is in a hopeless bind on the h-file and attempting to save the checkmate with Qc6 will end in White capturing the Black Knight on f4. Read the full report on Chess Blog. Replay the exciting chess game with Chess King in the extended post.
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Harmony Chess Puzzle: White Checkmates in Two

The joy of having your chess pieces play in harmony is quite like listening to a symphony. Try this simple checkmate in two with White to play. Remember, harmonious play of pieces does the trick!
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Khanty-Mansiysk Women’s World Chess Championship 2012: Marie Sebag-Antoaneta Stefanova 1-0

The Women’s World Chess Championship 2012 in Khanty Mansiysk has moved to the quarter finals. The fourth round was played on Tuesday. Marie Sebag of France took on Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria on the top board. In the position on the left, materially speaking, White is a pawn up. White has just played 36.Ne5. Should Black – before thinking of anything else – equalize the material by Rxa5? In fact, Black did just that: played 36. … Rxa5 and invited the killer blow from White! Can you see what? Replay the game with Chess King.
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