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 #285"][Date "2015.11.01"][Result "0-1"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 a6 8. Nf3 c5 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. O-O-O O-O 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Bd3 b5 13. Qf2 f5 14. exf6 Nxd3+ 15. cxd3 Qxf6 16. g3 b4 17. Na4 e5 18. Kb1 exf4 19. Nb6 fxg3 20. Qc5 g2 21. Rhg1 Bg4 22. Nxa8 Bxf3 23. Nb6 Bxd1 24. Nd7 {Stop here and analyse the position before moving on} 24... Bc2+ 25. Kc1 Qf1+ 26. Kxc2 Rf2+ 27. Kb3 Qxd3+ 28. Ka4 Qc2+ 29. Qxc2 Rxc2 30. Kb3 Nd4+ 31. Kxb4 Nf3


Puzzle of the week #285

French defence classical


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #284"][Date "2015.10.19"][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. Qd2 Nc6 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. O-O-O a6 12. Bd3 b5 13. Rhe1 b4 14. Ne2 b3 15. axb3 Nb4 16. Nfd4 a5 17. Kb1 Ncxd3 18. cxd3 a4 19. bxa4 Rxa4 20. Nc3 Ra6 21. Ncb5 Bd7 22. Nd6 Rb8 23. Rc1 Qd8 24. Nb3 Qb6 25. Qe3 d4 26. Qxd4 Ra1+ {Here white resigned}


Puzzle of the week #284

French defence classical


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #283"][Date "2015.10.12"][Result "0-1"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Bd3 c5 5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Qe2+ Be7 7. dxc5 Nf6 8. h3 O-O 9. O-O Bxc5 10. c3 Re8 11. Qc2 Qd6 12. Nbd2 {Black to move}


Puzzle of the week #283

French defence exchange


Level: 4-Rook

---b----
-p-k-ppp
p---p---
---pP---
-Pr--PP-
P---B---
-R--K--P
--------

Puzzle of the week #282

French defence advanced


Level: 4-Rook

--------
p-------
--------
-p------
-P--N---
--Pk----
P------K
--------

Puzzle of the week #281

Knight+ endgame


Level: 4-Rook

---Q----
----R--p
-pq--p-k
------p-
--------
------PP
-rp--P-K
--------

Puzzle of the week #278

Tempo


Level: 3-Bishop

----r-k-
pp-n-b--
-qp---p-
----B-P-
P-P----P
---p----
--P-QR-K
-----R--

Puzzle of the week #276

Windmill


Level: 3-Bishop

r---kb-r
-pp---p-
p---bp-p
-----q--
---QN---
-P------
PBP---P-
---RR-K-

Puzzle of the week #275

Double attack


Level: 3-Bishop

--r-q-r-
pb-n-ppk
---pNn-p
--pP-P--
--p----B
P-P----R
---Q--PP
-B---RK-

Puzzle of the week #274

Double attack


Level: 3-Bishop

-----k--
p----r-p
---q----
--p-p-N-
P-P-----
--------
------QB
-------K

Puzzle of the week #273

Forks (,,,)


Level: 3-Bishop

q----r-k
-----p-p
p--pp--Q
-p--b---
--------
--P--R--
P-P----P
------RK

Puzzle of the week #272

Breaking pins (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

r-bqk--r
pp---ppp
--n--n--
--b-p-B-
----N---
---P----
PPP--PPP
R--QKBNR

Puzzle of the week #271

Breaking pins (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

---r----
pp---pk-
-b----pp
---nq---
--------
-N--PB-P
P---QPP-
---R--K-

Puzzle of the week #270

Relative pins


Level: 3-Bishop

r--r----
-b---pk-
-----qp-
pP-p---p
--pN---P
---nP-P-
PQR--PB-
---R--K-

Puzzle of the week #269

Absolute pins


Level: 3-Bishop

rq---rk-
pb-p-ppp
-p--p---
--b-n---
--P-P---
--NB--P-
PP-Q-PP-
RN---RK-

Puzzle of the week #268

Absolute pins


Level: 3-Bishop

rnbqk-nr
ppp--ppp
---p----
--------
-bB-P---
--N-----
PB---PPP
R--QK-NR

Puzzle of the week #267

Danish gambit (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

r-bnkb-r
ppp-qppp
--------
---P----
----n---
-----N--
PB--BPPP
RN-QR-K-

Puzzle of the week #266

Danish gambit (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

rnb--k-r
pppp-ppp
--------
------q-
--B-----
--B-----
P----PPP
R--QR-K-

Puzzle of the week #265

Danish gambit (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

r-b--rk-
p-----b-
--p-----
n---qppR
----p-P-
--PP----
P-PQBP--
R-B-K-N-

Puzzle of the week #264

Two Knights, Fried Liver attack (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

r--q-b-r
p-p---pp
---kb---
-p-Np---
--BP----
P----Q--
-P---PPP
n-BKR---

Puzzle of the week #263

Two Knights, Fried Liver attack (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

r-b-k--r
pppnnppp
--------
-B-QNq--
--------
B-p-----
P----PPP
R---R-K-

Puzzle of the week #262

Evans gambit


Level: 3-Bishop