Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[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

[Event "Puzzle #373"][Date "2019.09.22"][Result "0-1"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 exd5 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Bd6 7. O-O O-O 8. Bg5 Nc6 9. dxc5 Bxc5 10. Nbd2 Re8 11. Qc2 h6 12. Bh4 Bb6 13. Rfe1 Be6 14. Ne5 Nxe5 15. Rxe5 Bc7 16. Ree1


Puzzle of the week #373

French defence, Exchange variation

Level: 4-Rook

Archived Puzzles

[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

-----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

r-b-k--r
pp-p-ppp
----pn--
q-p-----
-bPn----
P-N-----
-P-BPPPP
R--QKBNR

Puzzle of the week #261

Opening play (5)


Level: 3-Bishop

r-b-kb-r
-p---ppp
p-n---q-
--------
---B----
-----B--
PPPQ-P-P
--KR---R

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

--------
--------
-------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

r-bqkb-r
ppp--ppp
-----n--
----p---
--B-P---
--------
PPP--PPP
RNBQK--R

Puzzle of the week #253

The f7-weak spot (4)


Level: 2-Knight