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 #326"][Date "2017.11.13"][Result "1-0"]1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bxc4 Bg4


Puzzle of the week #326

The f2/ f7 weak spot


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #325"][Date "2017.10.22"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4N3/2BnP3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 0 4"]


Puzzle of the week #325

The f2/ f7 weak spot


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #324"][Date "2017.10.08"][Result "?-?"]1. e4 e5 2. Ne2 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Bg5


Puzzle of the week #324

The f2/ f7 weak spot


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #323"][Date "2017.09.30"][Result "?-?"]1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Bg4 3. h3 Bxf3 4. gxf3 Nf6 5. Nd2 e6 6. b3 Nd5 7. c4


Puzzle of the week #323

The f2/ f7 weak spot


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #322"][Date "2017.06.29"][Result "?-?"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r5k1/p1QN3p/P5pB/5p2/1P2nP2/3q3P/3n2PK/R2R4 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #322

Storming the castle


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #321"][Date "2017.06.13"][Result "1/2-1/2"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/8/6p1/5pP1/p4PpK/1p4PB/kB6 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #321

Stalemate


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #320"][Date "2017.05.29"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/4kp2/4p1p1/2p1r3/PpP5/3R4/1P1K1PP1/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #320

Limiting counterplay


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #319"][Date "2017.05.23"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2b2r1k/1p2Npbp/1n1Q2p1/1P6/1P3P2/1q4PP/5KB1/2R1R3 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #319

Counterstrike


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #318"][Date "2017.05.17"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2k5/8/2K1P3/b7/8/6B1/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #318

Underpromotion


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #317"][Date "2017.05.02"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1k3/p3nrR1/1p1p4/2p1p1p1/2P1B3/2PP1P2/P5K1/7R w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #317

Overloading


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #316"][Date "2017.04.24"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3r1k1/1bq1bppp/p3nn2/1p2N1B1/2pP4/2N1P3/PPB1Q1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #316

The f7/f2 square sacrifice


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #315"][Date "2017.04.10"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2q1rk1/pp1n2pp/3bpn2/1N1p4/8/1Q1BP3/PP3PPP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1"]1... Bxh2+ 2. Kxh2


Puzzle of the week #315

The h7/h2 square sacrifice


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #314"][Date "2017.03.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r4r1k/p4p1p/1q1p1Pp1/2p3Q1/B1n1P3/1p5P/PP4P1/1R3R1K w - - 0 1"]{Game line} 1. axb3 Qb4 2. bxc4 Qxa4 3. Rf4 Qc2 4. Qh6


Puzzle of the week #314

King's position


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #313"][Date "2017.03.20"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r4rk1/p4pq1/1p1pp2R/2p5/2Pnp3/1P5Q/P5PP/2B2RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #313

Queen's position


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #312"][Date "2017.03.07"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2r2k1/1pq2p1p/p4Pp1/8/1n6/1PN1Q3/1P4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #312

Rook's position


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #311"][Date "2017.02.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3kbr1/1b3p2/pq2p1pp/1p1nQ1B1/3pN3/3B4/PP3PPP/2R1R1K1 w q - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #311

Bishop's position


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #310"][Date "2017.02.22"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1rk2/p5pp/2N2p2/1p1B4/1bp2PP1/8/PP5P/RN4K1 b - - 0 26"]


Puzzle of the week #310

Knight's position


Level: 5-Queen

[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