Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #376"][Date "2019.11.03"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4 10.Ne2 Nbc6 11.f4 dxc3 12.h4 Bd7 13.h5 O-O-O 14.Qd3 Nf5 15.Rb1 f6 16.exf6 e5 17.f7 Rgf8 18.g4 Nfd4 19.f5 e4 20.Qxc3 Nf3+ 21.Kf2 d4 22.Qc5


Puzzle of the week #376

French defence, Winawer

Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #375"][Date "2019.10.20"][Result "0-1"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 O-O 8. Nf3 c5 9. Nb5 Nc6 10. c3 a6 11. Nd6 f6 12. Bd3 cxd4 13. cxd4 g5 14. g3 fxe5 15. fxe5 g4 16. Nh4


Puzzle of the week #375

French defence, Classical variation

Level: 4-Rook

Archived Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #374"][Date "2019.09.29"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 6.Bd3 Qb6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.O-O a5 9.a4 f6 10.Qe2 fxe5 11.Nxe5 Nxe5 12.Qxe5 Nf6 13.Qe2 O-O 14.Be3 Bxe3 15.fxe3 Ng4 16.Nd2 Nxe3 17.Rxf8+ Rxf8 18.Kh1 e5 19.Re1 Ng4 20.h3 Nf2+ 21.Kh2 e4 22.Bb5 Qd6+ 23.Kg1


Puzzle of the week #374

French defence, Advance variation


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #373"][Date "2019.09.22"][Result "0-1"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Bg5 Nc6 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Qc2 h6 12. Bh4 Bb6 13. Rfe1 Be6 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. Rxe5 Bc7 16. Ree1


Puzzle of the week #373

French defence, Exchange variation


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #372"][Date "2019.09.02"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b1k2r/pp2nppp/2pp1n2/4p3/2B1P3/2PPPN2/Pq1N2PP/R3QRK1 w kq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #372

Compensation


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #371"][Date "2019.05.12"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1kqr3r/p1p4p/RpQP4/2P1p3/4B3/4Bp2/P4P1P/6K1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #371

Tempo


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #370"][Date "2019.04.28"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r4r2/1pq2p1k/2b1p3/p3P1Q1/PnB5/2N5/1P3PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #370

Opening lines


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #369"][Date "2019.04.21"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7r/2r3p1/1k3p2/1p1PpP2/pKp1P3/P3R2P/1P3R2/8 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #369

Freeing up space


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #368"][Date "2019.04.15"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/1pr3kp/p2r2p1/4p3/3bP1P1/1R6/P6P/1K3Q2 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #368

Relative value


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #367"][Date "2019.04.07"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/pk3p2/1p4p1/2p1q2p/2Pn3P/1P1P2P1/1N3P2/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #367

Relative value


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #366"][Date "2019.03.31"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rn3r1k/6pp/1pN2p2/p3N3/1P5q/PQ2PPp1/5n2/2R3K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #366

Checkmate in 5


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #365"][Date "2019.03.24"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5rk1/p2Rb3/1q2p3/1p3pr1/4B1nQ/2P3P1/PP3P1P/5RK1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #365

Smothered mate


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #364"][Date "2019.03.10"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4r1k1/p1p2p2/1p2nPpQ/5q1p/3pN2P/P2P4/1P3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #364

Double attack


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #363"][Date "2019.02.24"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/8/1p3B1p/p6k/P3p2P/1P1n4/4K3 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #363

Fork


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #362"][Date "2019.02.10"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1r6/p3k3/3pp3/2q1n3/2P1Ppp1/2Q5/P3BPP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #362

Absolute pin


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #361"][Date "2019.01.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6k1/5p1p/p4p2/2r5/2br4/5B2/P4PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #361

Relative pin


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #360"][Date "2019.01.13"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4r3/b4pk1/p3p3/Pp1pPnpp/1Pr4q/2P2B2/3BRPPP/2R1Q2K b - - 1 27"]


Puzzle of the week #360

Absolute pin


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #359"][Date "2018.12.09"][Result "1-0"]1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Nd4 5. Nxd4 exd4 6. e5 dxc3 7. exf6 cxd2+ 8. Bxd2 Qxf6 9. O-O Be7 10. Bc3 Qg5 11. Re1 O-O


Puzzle of the week #359

Four Knights


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #358"][Date "2018.12.03"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rn1qkb1r/ppp2ppp/3p1n2/8/2B1P1b1/5N2/PB3PPP/RN1Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #358

Danish gambit


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #357"][Date "2018.11.18"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.d4 Bb4+ 7.c3 Be7 8.Nxf7 Kxf7 9.Qf3+ Ke6 10.Qe4 Bf8 11.O-O Ne7 12.f4 c6 13.fxe5 Kd7 14.Be2 Ke8 15.c4 Nc7 16.Nc3 Be6 17.Bg5 Qd7 18.Rad1 Rc8 19.Bxe7 Qxe7 20.d5 Qc5+ 21.Kh1 cxd5 22.cxd5 Bd7 23.e6 Bb5


Puzzle of the week #357

The Fried Liver Attack


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #356"][Date "2018.11.04"][Result "?-?"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 (8.Qf3 Rb8 9.Be2) 8...h6 9.Nh3


Puzzle of the week #356

The Fried Liver Attack


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #355"][Date "2018.10.28"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Bc5 6.d4 exd4 7.O-O dxc3


Puzzle of the week #355

Evans gambit


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #354"][Date "2018.10.21"][Result "?-?"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.d4


Puzzle of the week #354

Evans gambit


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #353"][Date "2018.09.19"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3kbnr/ppp1pppp/2n5/q7/8/2N2Q1P/PPPP1PP1/R1B1KB1R w KQkq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #353

Opening trap


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #352"][Date "2018.09.09"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/4Q3/8/8/6N1/6k1/4K2R w K - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #352

Mate in 2


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #351"][Date "2018.06.24"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r2rk/1pn3bp/2pqb3/8/5N2/8/1B1Q1PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #351

Tactics


Level: 2-Knight