Buy 3 chess training programs for the price of 2
Order any two training programs in our online chess shop and get a third training program absolutely free. If your order is more than $120 / €100 Euro, you will get additional present.

New CT-ART 5.0 combines three excellent courses guiding you from beginner to advanced level.

The Seventh Tal Memorial

tal7The 7th Tal Memorial takes place in Moscow June, 7 - 18.
The palyers participating are: Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Vladimir Kramnik, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Grischuk, Hikaru Nakamura, Fabiano Caruanam, Alexander Morozevich, Evgeny Tomashevsky and Luke McShane.
Watch live broadcasts in the Tournaments & Broadcasts section of our site, or in our Playing Zone.

The games will be played on June 8-10, 12-14 and 16-18. All games and broadcasts except the final one start at 12-00 noon UTC. The final series of games start at 10-00 a.m. UTC.

Games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2 [download PGN], Round 3 [download PGN], Round 4 [download PGN], Round 5 [download PGN], Round 6 [download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], Round 8 [download PGN], Round 9 [download PGN]

Aronian-Kramnik Match in Zuerich 2012

zurichLevon Aronian plays Vladimir Kramnik in a 6 game match in Zuerich 21st-28th April 2012. The contest will be played at a Classical Chess time-control to be employed in the next Candidates tournament, with 40 moves in two hours, 20 moves in one hour plus 15 minutes and an increment of 30 seconds per move for the remainder of the game. Game 1 Saturday 21st April 2012 at 2pm BST 3pm CET.

Aronian - Kramnik 3-3

Games: Game 1 [download PGN], Game 2 [download PGN]

Chess Tactics ART for Beginners

A new fundamental chess course, Chess Tactics ART for Beginners, is now available in our online shop in both DVD and download versions.
This course can be rightfully considered the predecessor to the Chess Tactics ART (CT-ART) course written for club and intermediate players. CT-ART for Beginners contains 150 teaching examples introducing you to typical chess combinations and 1500 new exercises meant to develop your playing skills and reinforce the knowledge acquired. The exercises are classified according to more than 30 tactical methods and motifs.

  • Buy CT-ART for Beginners (DVD) - $28.95
  • Buy CT-ART for Beginners (Download) - $25.00
  • 4 New Chess Combinations Books

    Check out our online shop for 4 new books on chess combinations played by various chess champions. All books include hundreds of exercises with difficulty raings to assess your progress or, if you are a chess trainer, the progress of your students.

  • Chess Combinations. World Champions, vol. 1 (Steinitz-Petrosian) - $21.20
  • Chess Combinations. World Champions, vol. 2 (Spassky-Anand) - $21.20
  • Vishy Anand. Great Chess Combinations - $10.95
  • Vladimir Kramnik. Great Chess Combinations - $10.95
  • Video Introduction to Chess

    If you want to start playing chess, you need to learn some basic rules and concepts first. We offer you a voiced video introduction to chess with examples from classic games. Learn the basics of chess, including rules, terms, notation and typical maneuvers and situations in just 1 hour! An excellent introduction to chess theory for beginners.

    You can buy and download now it in our online shop.

    Chess Assistant 12 Lite Released!

    A new product of the Chess Assistant series has been released. This time a completely free software capable of performing most of the Chess Assistant 12 basic functions.

    Follow this link to learn more about Chess Assistant 12 Lite and try it out!

    New Articles

    New articles by Dadi Jonsson are available in our Articles section:
    Chess King with Houdini 2 - an extensive review of Chess King, a new program for chess training and analysis;
    Customizing Your IDeA Tree Configuration - learn to customize IDeA Trees in Aquarium.

    Wijk aan Zee Tournament 2012

    wijk-2012-3The 74th Tata Steel Chess Tournament will be held in Wijk aan Zee Saturday 14th January - Sunday 29th January 2012. 14 grandmasters will play against each other once.

    Participants include: Magnus Carlsen (ELO 2835), Levon Aronian (2805), Teimour Radjabov (2773), Veselin Topalov (2770), Sergey Karjakin (2769), Vasiliy Ivanchuk (2766), Vugar Gashimov (2761), Hikaru Nakamura (2759), Boris Gelfand (2739), Fabiano Caruana (2736), Gata Kamsky (2732), Anish Giri (2714), David Navara (2712), Loeak Van Wely (2692).

    Watch the games commented by Houdini Aquarium in our Tournaments&Broadcasts section:
    Game days: January 14-17, 19-22, 24, 25 and 27-29.
    Games start at: 12:30 GMT.

    Games: Round 1 [download PGN], Round 2 [download PGN], Round 3 [download PGN], Round 4 [download PGN], Round 5 [download PGN], Round 6 [download PGN], Round 7 [download PGN], Round 8 [download PGN], Round 9 [download PGN], Round 10 [download PGN], Round 11 [download PGN], Round 12 [download PGN], Round 13 [download PGN]

    Study chess online on Chess King Learn! Time-proven training courses, thousands of examples and exercises.

    Start playing right now in your web browser on Chess King Playing Zone! Teams, tournaments, training, analysis and much more!

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    Download weekly chess database updates (containing 2000+ games) with latest tournaments and games in PGN and Chess Assistant format.

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