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Chess Analysis Video Game Kosteniuk – Kurmann 1-0

One of the most-talked about chess games at the Swiss National Chess Tournament 2011 was Alexandra Kosteniuk-Olivier Kurmann in Leukerbad (Loeche-les-Bains). There’s a beautiful Queen Sacrifice happening there with a neat combination starting at 16. c5! Who says 1. d4 always lead to quiet games! Check out the complete Chess King game video channel at ChessKing. Also read the Chess Queen blog post on the game that includes a Chess King applet of the game.

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Chess King and Chess Queen Tango Puzzle – Double Twist

How about a chess date tonight? Chess King and Chess Queen go for a dance and dinner of checkmates. By the way, Knights on the rim are not dim this time around. First, White to play and checkmate in three. The second time, White to play and checkmate in two. Enjoy the romantic dance. Find the answer in the extended post.

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Memorable Chess King Trivia: Guess the Game!

End position from which great game?

Some chess games become immortal and you replay them again and again not just to learn from them, but to enjoy chess as well. Here is one such cool game between “two very strong chess grandmasters”. (No other hint possible. Can you guess the game? Just replay it first. You can find a hint for the answer here and here.

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WEEKEND SPECIAL: Free CD/DVD with Chess King Special+Chess Queen Autograph!

WEEKEND SPECIAL! This weekend only if you buy either Chess King or Chess King Pro (with $50 off coupon INTROKING50) you get a choice of 1 extra CD or DVD FREE (any of the series Chess King Training or by Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk). Mention which free CD/DVD you want when you order. PLUS Chess Queen Autograph! Our goal is to provide high quality chess professional products at an affordable price. The new professional packages CHESS KING and CHESS KING PRO are IN STOCK for an introduction price of only $49/$99, including the full GigaKing database and Houdini 2, the world’s chess engine leader. Take advantage of the $50 while it lasts and of the great combo deals. Check it out now.

Sunday Chess Puzzles: Five Minutes to Solve All!

Are you training with Chess King yet? Chess King is guaranteed to take your chess to the next level with an organized training schedule based on levels. Chess King also includes GigaKing which includes chess games played ‘since the beginning of time’. This Sunday, here are some positions taken from real games. Spot the winning moves. You clock starts now!

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Quick Chess Tactic: You got 30 Seconds to Solve

Best play for White?

Technically you should see the tactic in a flash, but we are still giving you 30 seconds to spot the winning plan for White. This game is a nice miniature from the 1940 New Zealand Chess Championships and the the motif is so common that you could do well to remember it. You can check how the game went in the full post. Enjoy solving chess puzzles with Chess King and improve your game in a planned manner.

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Chess King – Guaranteed More Rating Points for You with Scientific Training

Chess King Video software Tutorial #1 by Steve Lopez. Description of the affordable ($49 with coupon) and powerful chess software Chess King with Houdini 2. 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. At the moment there is a Coupon Code INTROKING50 that will let you save $50 from the list $99 price of Chess King!

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Quick Chess Tactic Training: Do it the Right Way with Chess King

White to play and checkmate in two

Solving checkmates in two is the easiest way to improve your tactical strength. However, random solving of chess puzzles is not as effective as proper training with Chess King’s special leveling feature. Chess King introduces for the first time, the concept of leveling in chess. You get to move up to the next level only once you have solved the complete set of puzzles at one level. This helps you evaluate your tactical strength at regular intervals and keep track of your chess training progress. Find great combo deals for your copy of the Chess King. Meanwhile, here is the solution to the puzzle on the left.
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Pawn-Roll Chess: Zhao Xue-Alexandra Kosteniuk 0-1

 Russia has won the traditional match against China in Peterburg. Some very interesting games were played in the event. For a full report check out this Chess Blog link and Chess Queen Kosteniuk’s Blog Post. Here is a great game full of ideas by 12th Women’s World Chess Champion Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk against the strong Zhao Xue – China Grandmaster.

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Download your Free GigaKing Database Update with 115K new Chess Games for Chess King Software

Good news! All users of the GigaKing Chess Games Database, which is included for free in Chess King and Chess King Pro Software, can download for free, in either CA or PGN format, an update that includes the world’s main tournaments from October 2011 to the end of June 2012. That’s over 115,000 fresh new chess games that you need to have to be at he cutting edge of chess analysis.

So if you own either Chess King or Chess King Pro, just send us an email with your serial number or when and where you bought your copy and you will get in return the download link. You will then be able to import the database in your Chess King and have a fresh and enormous chess database, which will help you analyze better and win more games!

Due to the great success of Chess King, we are keeping until September 1 the $50 discount coupon INTROKING50 so that Chess King (including GigaKing) costs only $49 after discount, and Chess King Pro with Houdini 2 Pro only $99 after discount. You can’t afford not to have the best chess tools for your summer tournaments. Visit our shop and get Chess King today.

Tal Chess Magic – Effortless Strategy, Tactical Finesse

Mikhail Tal (November 9, 1936 – June 28, 1992)

June 28 is the death anniversary of Mikhail Tal – one of the most magical chess players the world has known. Such was his passion for chess that he left the hospital to play in the Moscow Blitz championship even when he was dying because of kidney failure. The Mikhail Tal Chess Memorial in Moscow is a tribute to the ‘Magician of Riga’. Do you remember who won the recent Tal Chess Memorial? Check out chess radio show The Full English Breakfast for an interview by the winner Magnus Carlsen. You should even consider picking up your own copy of Chess King (if you haven’t already) because there’s a summer prize draw announcement on the radio show. Meanwhile, Chess King has picked a spectacular game this Sunday from the ‘Tal Library’ of great chess games.

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Sexy Chess Queen Sac Boys Don’t Play

Actress Cate Blanchett who essayed the role of an ambitious, sexy queen who went to war with an aging rival queen played by Meryl Streep in Merchant Ivory's film 'Chess'. It was one of the many new movies of 2009 based on classic board games. We'd be delighted to receive more info on that from Chess King readers.

This is not just about a sexy chess queen sac that boys don’t make, but also about one of the most delightful chess king hunts in history. It was the year King of Rock ‘n Roll Elvis Presley told the world ‘I got a woman’ and US President Dwight D Eisenhower successfully ran for election. The point is can you recall this game? For all of us not even born then, it’s a chess game worth programming into our brains. The next few diagrams show key moments in the game to help you remember the much-analysed encounter.

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2012 World Chess Championship – Anand beats Gelfand on tiebreak 2.5 – 1.5

The headline says it all. In today’s tiebreak session of the 2012 World Chess Championship, Viswanathan Anand retained his title with a 2.5 to 1.5 victory over challenger Boris Gelfand in the tiebreak “mini match”. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 World Chess Championship, Anand vs. Gelfand, Game 12 – you get one guess

Today was supposed to be the final game of the 2012 World Chess Championship between challenger Boris Gelfand and champion Viswanathan Anand. I say “supposed to be” because after twelve ganes the score stands at 6-6, which means that the match goes to tiebreak on Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 World Chess Championship – Anand vs. Gelfand: Game 11, more of the same

Today’s penultimate game of the 2012 World Chess Championship between challenger Boris Gelfand and champion Viswanathan Anand ended in yet another draw. Materially at the end Black was a pawn up, which was offset by White’s Bishop pair with pawns on both sides of the board. Even the world’s strongest commercial chess program Houdini 2 Pro finds no way for either player to make headway (see the analysis below). Read the rest of this entry »

Robot Blitz Chess! CHESSka vs. KUKA Monstr – Game One

by Steve Lopez
Chess King contributor

I’ve been “robot crazy” ever since I first saw Battlebots on TV over a decade ago. It’s still one of my all-time favorite shows, which I view as a sort of “fight club for smart people” competition. I became involved in various virtual robot programming competitions – virtual because my mechanical skills are approximately nil. A variety of online competitions allowed software users to construct virtual robots from a suite of parts, then write a program which allowed the robot to move and fight autonomously, and I was spending long hours pounding the keyboard, smashing keys like a cross between a wild chimpanzee and a mad scientist, writing programs for my virtual monstrosities. It was around this same time that I began to travel to various robotics exhibitions, everything from LEGO Mindstorms to FIRST scholastic competitions. In fact, by the early 2000’s I all but gave up chess for amateur robotics.

Yeah, I’m definitely a “robot geek”. So when I heard about the robot chess blitz championship between CHESSka and KUKA Monstr, my tail started a-waggin’. Then I learned that our own Alexandra Kosteniuk’s dad was the creator of CHESSka, and I started bouncing off the walls. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 World Chess Championship – Anand vs. Gelfand: Game 10 drawn

Today’s tenth game of the 2012 World Chess Championship between challenger Boris Gelfand and champion Viswanathan Anand ended in a draw after twenty-five moves. After the excitement of Games 7 and 8, even the toughest chess fans weep at today’s result. Read the rest of this entry »

2012 World Chess Championship – Anand vs Gelfand – Game Nine: a fighting draw!

Today’s ninth game in the 2012 World Chess Championship between champion Viswanathan Anand and Boris Gelfand was a draw — but what a draw! Read the rest of this entry »

Black & White Magazine Cover Story about Chess King Software!

We found out today that the #1 magazine in Asia, Black & White, devoted most of its Spring 2012 issue to Chess King. The issue is called “Join the Chess King Revolution” and explains why chess software have totally changed chess study in the 21st century. The issue contains a full tutorial on Chess King (12 pages) by Pufichek, an exclusive interview of Robert Houdart (3 pages), the creator of the strongest chess engine in the world, Houdini, and as well as a chess art and chess comic created by Alex Sadeghi specially for Chess King. The magazine also contains
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2012 World Chess Championship – Anand pulls even by defeating Gelfand in seventeen moves

Game eight of the 2012 World Chess Championship saw another decisive result, as champion Viswanathan Anand defeated challenger Boris Gelfand to pull even in the match. The score now stands at 4-4. Read the rest of this entry »

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