Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #377"][Date "2019.11.17"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Be2 cxd4 7.cxd4 Nh6 8.Nc3 Nf5 9.Kf1 Bd7 10.Na4 Qd8 11.Bf4 Be7 12.g4 Nh4 13.Nxh4 Bxh4 14.Nc5 Bc8 15.Qd2 f6 16.Kg2 O-O 17.Bg3 fxe5 18.dxe5 d4 19.Bxh4 Qxh4 20.Nd3 b6 21.f4 Bb7 22.Bf3 Na5 23.h3 Nc4 24.Qe2 Ne3+ 25.Kh2 Rac8 26.Rac1 Ba6 27.Be4


Puzzle of the week #377

French defence, Advance variation

Level: 4-Rook

[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 variation

Level: 4-Rook

Archived Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #279"][Date "2015.05.26"][Result "?-?"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/6K1/8/ppp2k2/8/1P6/1P5P/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #279

Opposition


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #278"][Date "2015.05.19"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3Q4/4R2p/1pq2p1k/6p1/8/6PP/1rp2P1K/8 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #278

Tempo


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #277"][Date "2015.05.05"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "k1r1r3/p5p1/1b1Q4/nN2B3/4p3/1B3pPq/1P3P1P/R4R1K w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #277

Smothered mate


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #276"][Date "2015.04.20"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4r1k1/pp1n1b2/1qp3p1/4B1P1/P1P4P/3p4/2P1QR1K/5R2 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #276

Windmill


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #275"][Date "2015.04.05"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3kb1r/1pp3p1/p3bp1p/5q2/3QN3/1P6/PBP3P1/3RR1K1 w kq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #275

Double attack


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #274"][Date "2015.03.30"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1q1r1/pb1n1ppk/3pNn1p/2pP1P2/2p4B/P1P4R/3Q2PP/1B3RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #274

Double attack


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #273"][Date "2015.03.17"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5k2/p4r1p/3q4/2p1p1N1/P1P5/8/6QB/7K w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #273

Fork


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #272"][Date "2015.03.10"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "q4r1k/5p1p/p2pp2Q/1p2b3/8/2P2R2/P1P4P/6RK w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #272

Breaking pins (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #271"][Date "2015.03.02"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1bqk2r/pp3ppp/2n2n2/2b1p1B1/4N3/3P4/PPP2PPP/R2QKBNR b KQkq - 1 1"]


Puzzle of the week #271

Breaking pins (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #270"][Date "2015.02.17"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r4/pp3pk1/1b4pp/3nq3/8/1N2PB1P/P3QPP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #270

Relative pin


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #269"][Date "2015.02.02"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2r4/1b3pk1/5qp1/pP1p3p/2pN3P/3nP1P1/PQR2PB1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #269

Absolute pin


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #268"][Date "2015.01.27"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rq3rk1/pb1p1ppp/1p2p3/2b1n3/2P1P3/2NB2P1/PP1Q1PP1/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #268

Absolute pins


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #267"][Date "2014.12.17"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 d6 {See diagram} 7.Qb3 Bxc3+ 8.Bxc3 Qg5 9.Bxf7+ Kf8 10.Nf3 Qg4 11.O-O Nh6 12.Bc4 Nc6 13.e5 dxe5 14.Nxe5 Nxe5 15.Bxe5 Qg5 16.Rfe1 Nf5 17.Bxc7 Bd7 18.Qb4+ Ne7 19.Rxe7 Qxe7 20.Bd6 Qxd6 21.Qxd6+ Ke8 22.Re1+ Kd8 23.Re7 Kc8 24.Qxd7+ Kb8 25.Qxb7#


Puzzle of the week #267

Danish gambit (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #266"][Date "2014.12.08"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Nc6 6.Nf3 d5 7.exd5 Qe7+ 8.Be2 Nd8 9.O-O Nf6 10.Re1 Ne4


Puzzle of the week #266

Danish gambit (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #265"][Date "2014.11.24"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Bc4 cxb2 5.Bxb2 Bb4+ 6.Nc3 Nf6 7.Ne2 Nxe4 8.O-O Nxc3 9.Nxc3 Bxc3 10.Bxc3 Qg5 11.Re1+ Kf8


Puzzle of the week #265

Danish gambit (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #264"][Date "2014.11.17"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 h6 9.Nh3 g5 10.d3 Bg7 11.Nc3 O-O 12.Ng1 Nd5 13.h4 f5 14.hxg5 hxg5 15.g4 Nxc3 16.bxc3 Qd5 17.Rh2 e4 18.Qd2 Qe5 19.Rh5


Puzzle of the week #264

Two Knights, Fried Liver attack (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #263"][Date "2014.11.09"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.Nxf7 Kxf7 7.Qf3+ Ke6 8.Nc3 Nb4 9.a3 Nxc2+ 10.Kd1 Nxa1 11.Nxd5 Kd6 12.d4 Be6 13.Re1 b5


Puzzle of the week #263

Two Knights, Fried Liver attack (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #262"][Date "2014.10.26"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bxb4 5.c3 Ba5 6.O-O Nf6 7.d4 exd4 8.Ba3 d6 9.e5 dxe5 10.Qb3 Qd7 11.Re1 Qf5 12.Bb5 Nd7 13.Qd5 Bxc3 14.Nxc3 dxc3 15.Nxe5 Ne7


Puzzle of the week #262

Evans gambit


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #261"][Date "2014.10.12"][Result "1-0"]1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Qb3 c5 5.a3 Qa5 6.Bd2 Nc6 7.Qd1 Nxd4


Puzzle of the week #261

Opening play (5)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #260"][Date "2014.10.07"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.exd5 Nxd5 5.Nf3 c5 6.Nxd5 Qxd5 7.Be3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 a6 9.Be2 Qxg2 10.Bf3 Qg6 11.Qd2 e5 12.O-O-O exd4 13.Bxd4 Nc6


Puzzle of the week #260

Opening play (4)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #259"][Date "2014.09.28"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Bc5 6.Nxe5 O-O 7.Nxc6 dxc6 8.e5 Ng4 9.c3


Puzzle of the week #259

Opening play (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #258"][Date "2014.06.16"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/7p/8/4k1P1/7K/6P1/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #258

Basic endgames: K+P vs K


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #257"][Date "2014.06.03"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2b1r3/7R/2kb1R2/B4pp1/2Pn4/8/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1"]{White move in the game} 1.Bb4


Puzzle of the week #257

Mate in 1


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #256"][Date "2014.05.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3K4/8/8/5p2/4k3/8/8/R7 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #256

Basic endgames: R vs P


Level: 2-Knight