Can You Win Chess with Just a King

How To : Win the endgame of chess with a pawn and king

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, in this chess video tutorial, you guessed it, teaches you how to play a game of chess. This chess problem is from the game Fressinet vs Kosteniuk, in Villandry (2007). It's Black to play and win. In a game of chess, when it comes down to just ...more

How To : Win the chess game with an invincible rook

Yes, Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk is here to teach you how to play a game of chess. Just watch this chess video tutorial to see how to win the chess game with an invincible Rook. It shows the endgame of Steinitz vs Van Bardeleben, in Hastings (1895). White plays and wins. ...more

How To : Catch Black from all sides to win the chess game

Learn chess from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk. This chess video tutorial will show you how to play a game of chess, like the masters. See how to catch Black from all sides to win the chess game. This chess problem is from the game Klinger vs Blatny (1988). White plays and ...more

How To : Always win in napkin chess

This week: a rigged game of skill & a simple sucker bet! Check out this video if you want to learn how to beat anyone in a simple game that can be played anywhere with coins and a napkin. Some might call it magic, others call it skill. From Revision3: First off, our main even ...more

How To : Win a game of chess with two rooks against one

See how to play a game of chess with Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk. This chess video tutorial will show you how to win a game of chess with two Rooks against one. This is a 1948 chess study by Otawa, where White plays and wins, but Black threatens to play his Pawn from a2 t ...more

How To : Use Philidor's position to win the chess endgame

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play a magnificent game of chess in this chess video tutorial on the very difficult Rook and Bishop against Rook endgame. See how to use the Philidor's position to win the endgame of chess. The Philidor position is one of the k ...more

How To : Play the lonely king chess puzzle by Sam Lloyd

This is an interesting chess game presented by Serguei Vorojtsov. Mate this king in only three moves! Samuel Loyd (January 31, 1841--April 10, 1911), born in Philadelphia and raised in New York, was an American chess player, chess composer, puzzle author, and recreational mat ...more

How To : Smothermate the king in a complicated chess game

Check out this chess video tutorial Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk on how to win the game. This game is taken from the Book of Stamma (1737). White plays and wins. You will see a good example of a smothered mate in the chess conundrum. Here, you will learn how to smothermate ...more

How To : Checkmate a king on the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Win chess with the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian Defense

Let Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teach you how to play a game of chess in this chess video tutorial. This chess position is from the game Radjabov vs Anand of the 2006 Blitz World Championship. White wins in the Poisoned Pawn Sicilian Defense. To do this chess move, there ...more

How To : Win a chess game with a transatlantic flight

Join Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk in this chess video tutorial and learn how to play a cool game of chess. White plays and mates in two moves. This chess problem was published in Musical World, 1860. Watch to see how to improve your chess strategies. The Queen is an import ...more

How To : Use simple tactics to win at chess

Watch these four videos showcasing some certain tactics to use when playing your troubling games of chess. See if you can come up with the answers before he does. Part 1 of 4 - How to Use simple tactics to win at chess. Part 2 of 4 - How to Use simple tactics to win at chess. ...more

How To : Mate with two bishops and a king in Chess

This video teaches you how to mate with two bishops and a king when playing check. Instead of using just a king, here you'll see how to keep your bishops together and eventually pin the opponents king up against the wall. You'll learn how to properly line your bishops and alwa ...more

How To : Take the initiative in a chess game to win

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you how to... you guessed it, play a game of chess. This chess video tutorial will show you how to take the initiative in a chess game to win. This chess problem is from the game Danielian vs Kosteniuk, in the European Team Championship ...more

How To : Use the king's gambit declined trap in chess

This video looks at a possible trapping line, played by black, in the King's Gambit Declined. The trap offers up a free pawn to the white player that has devastating consequences if taken. The video also covers white's best option to avoid the trapping lines and create a comfo ...more

How To : Use the king's gambit accepted line in chess openings

This explores Bobby Fischer's strategies in, and versus, various openings. This video looks at Fischer's play in the King's Gambit Accepted opening (ECO C33). The match was played in 1968 against Minic Dragoljub at the Vinkovci tournament. Learn from the masters!

How To : Play from the Saavedra position in endgame chess

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you how to play from the Saavedra position in endgame chess. White plays and wins, but remember to look for the best defense for black. Your rook and kings will get a workout, but if you do it right, you might just get out of a chess jam ...more

How To : Keep a criminal pawn at bay in a chess middle game

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you how to play a real game of chess in this video tutorial. From the game Onischuk vs Carlsen in Biel (2007). Black plays and wins, by first taking white's rook and checking the king. The white king then takes the black queen, and so on ...more

How To : Use impasse on the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Play basic openings on the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Value the pieces on the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Setup and play the chess-like game Shogi

Do you like chess? How about Japanese chess? Aren't there different chess variants in Japan though? Maybe, but this specific chess variant is called Shogi. The chess-like game Shogi is won by capturing the king, just like chess, but defeat is conceded at mate, or when mate bec ...more

How To : Checkmate your chess opponent in four moves

The video details which pieces you will use to win a game of chess quickly and by surprise. First off he explains the basic setup of the chess piece you will be defeating which is the weakest spot on the opponents side. He explains what moves you will be making on your side by ...more

How To : Play chess for beginners

Impress your friends! Learn the game of kings and queens. Step 1: Set up the queens and kings Step 2: Set up the rest of the board Step 3: Learn the object of the game Step 4: Learn the moves If one of your pawns makes it to the other side of the board, you can exchange i ...more

NR50 : Next Reality's 50 People to Watch: Paul Travers

There is an Indian story called the Legend of Paal Paysam, and while it doesn't seem like it at first, it has a lot to say about what motivated Paul Travers in the augmented reality space. The story is about a king that loved chess and the sage that he challenged. To motivate ...more

How To : Master SCRABBLE & Win Every Game

SCRABBLE. To some it's just a game, but to me it's life or death. Well, not really, but it feels that way anyway. On a normal weekend, a game becomes much like Jon Thomas' "friendly game of death Scrabble." Video: . When I'm playing a game of SCRABBLE, my friends are not frien ...more

How To : Beat a rook with a queen in chess endgames

Watch as Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you how to play chess in this chess video tutorial. This will show you how to use a winning strategy in Queen vs Rook endgames. If you can't figure out the solution to this chess study on getting the Queen to overcome the Rook, ...more

How To : Avoid common chess mistakes

I bet you just can't win a game of chess, can you? You're probably rushing yourself, or not protecting your pieces. Well, in this video, you'll see how to avoid the common chess mistakes, such as moving too fast, giving away chess pieces for nothing (or not protecting your che ...more

How To : Solve Shultz's unstoppable pawn chess game study

Solve this chess study by Schultz (1941). Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you just how to do it in this chess video tutorial. White plays and wins. In order to win, white needs to promote his pawn down the board -- the unstoppable pawn, to get a queen in this chess endga ...more

How To : Play chess with concrete tactics

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess in this chess video tutorial, but wait, where's Alexandra? For this chess master class, guest star GM Laurent Fressinet from France will be filling in to show you how to play one of his games from Warsaw (2005), Fress ...more

How To : Play a game of marble solitaire

During this day and age of video games and HD televisions, more kids are relying on electronics to keep them entertained. But, for many people who grew up without such things, simple board games like chess, checkers, and even Monopoly was all they needed. Another great game wa ...more

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