Endgame

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 : 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 : 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 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 : Use your pawns for your chess endgames

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.

How To : Play the Philidor position in a chess endgame

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

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 : 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

News : Winning with 2-Letter Words

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

News : Danes One Step Closer to DIY Suborbital Spaceflight

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

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 : 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 : 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 : Avoid loosing a chess game by stalemating

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

How To : Solve a chess study in geometry by Troitzky

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

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 the technique called enfilade in 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

How To : Solve a chess game study from the Book of Salvio

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

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

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