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
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
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
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
Here is a combination of Troitski's play. See how to outsmart Black by using the knight to trap the queen and win the game.
This video shows a chess game that includes a good rook/king endgame battle, along with a king/pawn walk for promotion. See the moves, and learn yourself. Rexonarus  vs jrobi 
This ending gives White three pawns against a rook, and one is about to queen... or is it? Watch and find out! See how to do it yourself.
Gorgiev's 1928 game. Black is stuck in the corner. See how to let White win with this cute trick of keeping Black stuck in the mud.
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
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.
This is a cool chess lecture on pawn endgames. This is the very basics to learning how to use your pawns to finish the game. They're difficult, but possible, so watch carefully, so you won't have such a hard time winning.
This chess game video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk shows you how to use an important postition in rook endgmaes. It's important to know the Philidor Position which shows the easiest way to draw as the weaker side in R + P (rook and pawn) vs. R (rook). Black pl ...more
It's 1912, and Lazard has got quite a mess on the board. White is stuck in the corner, and Black will surely win. See how to stop that from happening and create a draw.
In this 1914 chess game by Holm, White needs to get a new queen with the pawn. See how White can win by chasing Black's rook around.
See here the different ways you can win your chess game with only pawns and kings left to suffer.
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
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
When your opponent throws down "AA", you tell them no abbreviations, but alas... it's not. They build "ZA" on the board for 64 points, and you say it's slang, but it's in the dictionary. Next is "EF", and you let them know that spelling out letters is not allowed and ridiculou ...more
They've been at it for a few years now, but the crazy group of amateur rocket scientists who call themselves Copenhagen Suborbitals have triumphed over adversity, successfully launching their DIY rocket nearly 2 miles into the sky last Friday. The privately funded, non-profit ...more
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
This video will give you an overview of a successful endgame fortress from Dwarf Fortress, giving you tips on achieving a similarly successful fortress throughout. Slaves of Arnok II: Dwarf Fortress, or Dwarf Fortress as it is more commonly known, is one of the most intimidat ...more
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.
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
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
Earlier this year, NASA reported on findings that might point to water, and microbial life, on moons orbiting Jupiter and Saturn. Named Europa and Enceladus, those moons contain large oceans under their icy surfaces, which many speculate could hold microbial life. On Earth, l ...more
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
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.
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
Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk ponders the question in this chess video tutorial, "Should White resign or play on?" This chess example that will get you on your way to being a Grandmaster yourself is from a study in 1922 by Kraemer. Should White resign, or can he still draw ...more
Here is a lesson on the middle game strategies that you can deploy to win the chess endgame. Watch and see how this guy can do it, and how you can do it, too.
Let Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk teach you how to play a game of chess in this chess video tutorial. This is a very nice chess study composed by Troitzky in 1910. White plays and wins. Try to find the solution to this chess conundrum if you can. Let's just say your Queen i ...more
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
Want to "remove the guard" in your chess endgame? Well, look no further, you are saved. Watch this to see how to do the great chess move. An enemy piece may become undefended or underdefended if the piece (or a piece) guarding it is removed (e.g., captured, forced to move away ...more
In Reti's 1924 game, the less complex it looks, the harder it can be to win. See the steps needed to win this endgame of chess.
Enfilade is a concept in military tactics used to describe a military formation's exposure to enemy fire. Well, the same concept applies in a game of chess. Check out this video tutorial from Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk that shows you how to use the technique called enfila ...more
Learn from this chess video tutorial, hosted by Grandmaster Alexandra Kosteniuk, on how to solve the chess game study from the Book of Salvio (1604). White plays and wins by sacrificing his rook and moving his pawn up the chessboard to get queened. It's as simple as that. Endg ...more
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