Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[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

[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

Archived Puzzles

[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

r-bq-rk-
-pp--ppp
p-p-----
--b-P---
B-----n-
--P-----
PP-P-PPP
RNBQ-RK-

Puzzle of the week #259

Opening play (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

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--------
-------p
--------
----k-P-
-------K
------P-
--------

Puzzle of the week #258

Basic endgames: K+P vs K


Level: 2-Knight

--b-r---
-------R
--kb-R--
B----pp-
--Pn----
--------
-----PP-
------K-

Puzzle of the week #257

Mate in 1


Level: 2-Knight

---K----
--------
--------
-----p--
----k---
--------
--------
R-------

Puzzle of the week #256

Basic endgames: R vs P


Level: 2-Knight

--------
--------
--------
--------
-K-Q----
-------p
--------
-------k

Puzzle of the week #255

Basic endgames: Q vs P


Level: 2-Knight

r-b--k-r
pp-nbBpp
-qpp-n--
----p-N-
---PP---
-QP-----
PP---PPP
RNB-K--R

Puzzle of the week #254

Philidor defence


Level: 2-Knight