Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[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

Archived Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #309"][Date "2017.02.14"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r5/1b2kpp1/1p2n2p/pr1p4/8/P3PPKP/BP1R2P1/3RN3 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #309

IQP


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #308"][Date "2017.02.07"][Result "1-0"]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. e3 cxd4 7. exd4 h6 8. Bh4 d5 9. Rc1 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nc6 11. O-O Be7 12. Re1 b6 13. a3 Bb7 14. Bg3 Rc8 15. Ba2 Bd6 16. d5 Nxd5 17. Nxd5 Bxg3 18. hxg3 exd5 19. Bxd5 Qf6 20. Qa4 Rfd8 21. Rcd1 Rd7 22. Qg4 Rcd8


Puzzle of the week #308

IQP


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #307"][Date "2017.01.31"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1r3/p3bk1p/1pnqpppB/3n4/3P2Q1/PB3N2/1P3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 22"]


Puzzle of the week #307

IQP


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #306"][Date "2017.01.13"][Result "0-1"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Be2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. a3 a6 9. dc5 Bc5 10. b4 Ba7 11. Bb2 Re8 12. Qc2 Qc7 13. Rfd1 dc4 14. Ne4 Ne4 15. Qe4 b5 16. Be5 Ne5 17. Ne5 Bb7 18. Qf4 Bb8 19. Bf3


Puzzle of the week #306

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #305"][Date "2016.12.12"][Result "0-1"]1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 Qa5 7.Bxf6 Nxf6 8.a3


Puzzle of the week #305

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #304"][Date "2016.12.04"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b1kb1r/pp1n1ppp/2p1pn2/q2p2B1/2PP4/2NBPN2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - 3 7"]


Puzzle of the week #304

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #303"][Date "2016.11.22"][Result "1-0"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O dc4 9. Bc4 Nd5 10. Be7 Qe7 11. Rc1 N5b6 12. Bd3 e5 13. Re1 f5 14. e4 f4 15. Bc2 ed4 16. Qd4 c5 17. Nd5 Qd6 18. Qc3 Nd5 19. ed5 Nb6 20. Ng5 Qd5


Puzzle of the week #303

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #302"][Date "2016.11.07"][Result "1-0"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. cxd5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 exd5 11. Bd3 b6 12. O-O Bb7 13. Qa4 c5 14. Ne5 Qc7 15. Rae1 Nc6 16. f4 Nxe5 17. fxe5 Qe7 18. Bb1 Bc8 19. Qc2 f5 20. exf6 gxf6


Puzzle of the week #302

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #301"][Date "2016.10.16"][Result "1-0"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. g4 Nbd7 9. Rg1 Bb7 10. g5 Ne4 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Bb5 g6 13. Bxd7 Qxd7 {White decided to start the attack and that decision brought him a quick win after the following combination} 14. gxh6 Bxh4 15. Nxh4 Qh3 16. Qh5 Nxf2 17. Rxg6+ Kh8 18. Rg3 Nd3+ 19. Kd2


Puzzle of the week #301

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #300"][Date "2016.07.18"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7N/3K1Npk/6p1/8/8/1B6/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #300

Mate in 4


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #299"][Date "2016.06.12"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3R4/8/8/7r/8/2K5/3p4/3k4 b - - 0 83"]


Puzzle of the week #299

Basic Rook endgames


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #298"][Date "2016.05.30"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6k1/5p2/3ppq1p/6p1/1P2P2P/3Q1P1K/2r3P1/6R1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #298

7th rank domination


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #297"][Date "2016.04.17"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5nk1/2b1q1p1/2p5/3pP1pQ/1r1P2P1/3B1R2/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #297

King on the King side


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #296"][Date "2016.04.11"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1r1q1k1r/Q4ppp/2B2n2/8/Pbbp4/1P4P1/2PP1P1P/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #296

King in the middle


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #295"][Date "2016.03.28"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6rk/6rp/4PR2/pp6/3P4/P1pK1QBq/1b5P/3R4 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #295

Absolute pins


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #294"][Date "2016.03.14"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2b3q1/8/7p/4P1p1/1p1pNp2/3PkP2/4P3/4K3 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #294

Interference


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #293"][Date "2016.03.06"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6q1/6p1/2k4p/R6B/p7/8/2P3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #293

Attracting the defender


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #292"][Date "2016.03.01"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r4/5b1p/5qk1/pp1p1p2/3Q1P1P/1P4P1/P5BK/2R5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #292

Distracting the defender


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #291"][Date "2016.02.21"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3rqb2/2R3pk/p3n1pp/1p1p4/3B4/PP6/1P4PP/4RQK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #291

Eliminating the defender


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #290"][Date "2016.02.01"][Result "0-1"]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. de5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Bb4 5. Nd2 Nc6 6. Nf3 Qe7 7. e3 Nge5 8. Ne5 Ne5 9. Be2 a5 10. O-O d6 11. Nb1 Be6 12. a3 Bc5 13. Nc3 Nc4 14. Nd5 Bd5 15. Qd5 Nb6 16. Qb7 O-O 17. Rac1 Rab8 18. Qc6 Qd7 19. Qe4 Rfe8 20. Qd3 Qe6 21. Bd1 Qe4 22. Qe2 Nd5 23. Bg3 Ne3 24. Re1 {White resigned}


Puzzle of the week #290

Budapest gambit


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #289"][Date "2016.01.18"][Result "1-0"]1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. e3 Nc6 6. Nge2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. d4 Bf5 9. Bd2 Qd7 10. Bh1 Na5 11. b3 Rab8 12. Rc1 a6 13. f4 Bf8


Puzzle of the week #289

English opening


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #288"][Date "2015.12.07"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7R/7p/5P1k/4PKpP/8/8/8/8 w - g6 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #288

Retrograde


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #287"][Date "2015.11.25"][Result "1/2-1/2"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 a6 4. Ngf3 c5 5. exd5 exd5 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Nb3 Ba7 10. Bg5 O-O 11. c3 Re8 12. Qc2 h6 13. Bh4 Nbd7 14. Rad1 Qb6 15. Kh1 Nf8 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Rxd5 Ng6 18. Rd2 Nf4 19. Nfd4 Nxe2 20. Rxe2 Bd7 21. Rfe1 Rxe2 22. Rxe2 a5 23. Qe4 Re8


Puzzle of the week #287

French defence, Tarrasch


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #286"][Date "2015.11.16"][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.Kd1 Nbc6 11.Nf3 dxc3 12.Ng5 Nxe5 13.f4 Rxg5 14.fxg5 N5g6 15.h4 e5 16.h5 Nf8 17.Qg7 Bg4+ 18.Ke1 e4 19.Be3 O-O-O 20.Qxf7 Ne6 21.Qf2 {Stop here and analyse the position before moving on to replay the winning line} d4 22.Be2 dxe3 23.Qxe3 Bxe2 24.Qxe2 Rd2 25.Qxe4 Qg3+ 26.Kf1 Qf2#


Puzzle of the week #286

French Winaver


Level: 4-Rook