How To : Checkmate your chess opponent in six moves

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess. Just watch this video tutorial to learn how to play like the masters. This chess problem composed in 1910 by Nissl is one of the most beautiful chess problems ever. White gives a checkmate in just six moves. This is ...more

How To : Checkmate your chess opponent in one tricky move

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk gives you one hell of a chess lesson in this video tutorial for the determined. This chess game will show you how to perform a tricky checkmate in one move with a useful moral, presented by guest star Almira Skripchenko. The apparent answer is ...more

How To : Checkmate your chess opponent more dramatically

This is Chess Magic, folks. Watch this video tutorial to see how to checkmate your chess opponent more dramatically. Basic checkmates are presented with the aim of setting the stage for a fantastic idea of a more dramatic mate. Then, watch to see three fantastic positions with ...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 : Solve a checkmate in two moves chess game problem

In this chess video tutorial, Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, with guest star Almira Skripchenko, will show you how to checkmate in just two moves that the Fritz 10 software program doesn't even recognize. Fritz 10 just can't solve this mate in 2 chess problem. White plays a ...more

Checkmate and... Checkmate : Bizarre Three-Way Chess Game

In a recent episode of The Big Bang Theory, character Sheldon Cooper designed a highly complicated three-person game of chess, with an odd-shaped nonagon board and two new pieces—serpent and old woman. Seemingly pioneering, in truth, three-player chess has been around since th ...more

How To : Check, checkmate, and stalemate in a chess game

So, you know how to move those pesky chess pieces around on the board, and you know how to capture your opponents pieces, now what do you do? How about check, checkmate, and stalemate?

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 : Checkmate in three moves on your chess game

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you in this chess video tutorial how to checkmate your opponent in just three simple moves. This mate in three moves problem is by Carlo de Grandi. See how white plays and mates in 3 moves. This is just the first step to becoming a mighty ...more

How To : Checkmate the king with the "knight jump" in chess

You have a rook and your king left? What do you do? Well, win that endgame, of course. Use this basic checkmate pattern to spar your king and rook against your opponents king -- "Knight Jump" Method.

How To : Checkmate a king with your king and two rooks in chess

Are you in the endgame of your chess game? Are you chasing that king around with a couple rooks and your king? Just can't get a checkmate? Well, use this basic checkmate pattern to end the game quick.

How To : Solve an extremely difficult chess problem

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess in this chess video tutorial. This chess position is a very difficult checkmate in three moves. If you want to challenge your chess brain, try to solve it. This is an extremely tough solve, mate in three chess proble ...more

How To : Capture the king with two variations in endgame chess

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play a real game of chess in this video tutorial, showing you how to checkmate the king with two variations in endgame/middle game chess. This example is from the game DesChapelles - De Labourdonnais, Paris 1836. White plays and ...more

How To : Prove that black is better off without his chess pawns

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to play chess like a master in this chess video tutorial. This is a chess problem by Galitsky, in which you need to let White play and checkmate in three moves. This mate in 3 chess problem by Galitsky will show you how to prove t ...more

How To : Mate with a bishop and knight versus a king in chess

Let Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teach you how to play a game of chess. This chess video tutorial will show you how to checkmate with a Bishop and Knight versus a King. It's necessary for you to know how to mate with your Bishop and Knight against the King, since that endg ...more

How To : Avoid losing at chess by cleaning up your mistakes

Are you using the Queen too much, or attacking with one piece at a time, or making mostly pawn moves, or that tricky Knight obsession, or "freeing" the Rook with a side pawn, or are you being a victim of a back row checkmate? Well, watch this video to to avoid these common che ...more

How To : Play the seven steps to nirvana in a game of chess

Check out this chess game video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, presented by guest star Almira Skripchenko. Here, you will see the end of the game Robert Fontaine vs Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, in Aix-les-Bains (2007). It's Black's move, and he has to find a way to ...more

How To : Checkmate an opponent in four moves with School's Mate

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to checkmate an opponent in four moves in Chess. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Begin by moving your pawn to E4. Then on your next turn move the bishop to C4 to attack F7. Now move the queen to A5, which also attacks F7 ...more

How To : Win the chess endgame with a queen sacrifice

This match involves a queen sacrifice to promote, along with a queen/king checkmate. See how it's done, and listen to a great commentary to learn from.

How To : Pin your opponent from the chess middle game

Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teaches you in this chess video tutorial, how to pin your opponent down from the middle game of chess. This chess example is from the game Kosteniuk vs Gaeva in Verdun (1995). White plays and wins by checkmating with the queen and rook. To see h ...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 : 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 : Strengthen the weak chess squares f7 and f2

Remember to take care of the squares f2 with white or f7 with black, in the opening face, so that you don't lose the queen or get checkmated early in the game.

How To : Play chess like a star

Chess is a serious game. People take chess so seriously that it is almost like a sport. All around the world people compete in matches and championships with this strategic game. If you are interested in joining the ranks of Bobby Fischer, start by looking at this tutorial. In ...more

How To : Use the overworked defender tactic in a game of chess

Ever here of the "overworked" defender" chess move? Of course you have, but that doesn't mean you know how to pull it off. See how to do it, right here. A chess piece is overworked when it has more than one defensive job (guarding pieces or squares) to do. Typically, the overw ...more

News : Harry Potter Freak Spends \$30,000 Recreating Magical Chess Set With 100,000 LEGOs

It took him a year to build and about \$30,000 in parts, but Steve Hassenplug has created a truly magnificent robotic chess set, inspired by the magical chessboard in the first Harry Potter movie. Quite a task, but Hassenplug did an incredible job! Via PopSci: "Hassenplug and ...more

How To : Master chess notation

Becoming a chess master is very hard to do, and one of the most important things you need to learn is chess notation. Chess notation will help you study great chess games and learn classic moves and strategies. Check out this video and start studying, and who knows? You may be ...more

Chess : The Ultimate PvP On-the-Go

Sitting in the dentist’s waiting room, I found I couldn’t browse the internet on my smartphone anymore. My eyes were tired from reading and there were no headphones to listen to music. There are no magazines at this dentist’s office, just an old TV playing Russian music videos ...more

How To : Make a MacGyver-Style Chess Set Using Just Nuts & Bolts

You know what ladies love? A man who can handle his tools. What do the ladies love even more? A man who can say checkmate. Well, except maybe this lady. But, what about those of us lacking grandmaster status? We can use those tools were so good with to show off our intelligen ...more

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