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?

Here is the solution in a commented game video of the position with comments by GM Almira Skripchenko.

Don’t forget to read 12th Women’s World Chess Champion’s blog post on the event at

2 Responses to “Champion’s Chess Puzzle: Kosteniuk – Edouard 1-0”

  • Sebastian Wolff, Washington says:

    Excellent play Chess Queen. For all readers who come hereafter, don’t forget to read Alexandra Kosteniuk’s blog post there are some awesome photographs out there!!!!

  • Sebastian Wolff, Washington says:

    Very well played Chess Queen good you held your nerve

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