Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #378"][Date "2019.12.01"][Result "1-0"]1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 Be7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 Nc6 6.Be2 b6 7.O-O Bb7 8.d5 exd5 9.cxd5 Ne5 10.Nd4 O-O 11.Nf5 Bc8 12.f4 Ng6 13.Nd4 Bb7 14.Be3 a6 15.Rc1 Qd7 16.Kh1 Bc8 17.Nc6 Bd8 18.Bd4 Re8 19.e5 dxe5 20.fxe5 Nxd5


Puzzle of the week #378

English opening

Level: 4-Rook

[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

Archived Puzzles

[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

[Event "Puzzle #255"][Date "2014.05.16"][Result "?-?"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/8/8/1K1Q4/7p/8/7k w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #255

Basic endgames: Q vs P


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #254"][Date "2014.05.05"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.c3 c6 5.Bc4 Be7 6.Qb3 Ngf6 7.Bxf7+ Kf8 8.Ng5 Qb6


Puzzle of the week #254

Philidor defence


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #253"][Date "2014.04.28"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nd7 4.Bc4 Ngf6 5.dxe5 Nxe5 6.Nxe5 dxe5


Puzzle of the week #253

The f7-weak spot (4)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #252"][Date "2014.04.15"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Qxd4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Be7 7.Bg5 c6 8.O-O-O d5 9.Rhe1 O-O 10.Qh4 h6 11.Bxd5 Nbd7 12.Bc4 b5 13.Bd3 hxg5 14.Nxg5 Re8 15.Bh7+ Kf8 16.Bf5 Kg8 17.Nxf7 Kxf7 18.Be6+ Kg6 19.f4 Nh5 20.Bf5+ Kf7


Puzzle of the week #252

Bishop's opening (1)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #251"][Date "2014.04.01"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bc4 Nxe4 5.Nxe4 d5 6.Qe2 dxc4 7.Qxc4 Be6 8.Qa4 f6 9.d3 a6 10.Nc3


Puzzle of the week #251

Four Knights (1)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #250"][Date "2014.03.24"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b1k1nr/ppppbp1p/n7/3NN3/3PP2Q/8/PPP4P/R1B1KB1q w Qkq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #250

Opening play (2)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #249"][Date "2014.03.18"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 b5 8.e5 dxe5 9.fxe5 Qc7 10.Qe2 Nfd7 11.O-O-O Bb7 12.Qg4 Qxe5 13.Bxb5 axb5 14.Ncxb5 h5


Puzzle of the week #249

Move by move


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #248"][Date "2014.03.09"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.O-O gxf3 6.Qxf3 Qe7 7.d4 Nc6 8.Bxf4 Nxd4 9.Qd3 Bg7 10.Bxc7 Nh6 11.e5 Qc5 12.Bd6 Qb6 13.Kh1 Nhf5 14.Nc3 Qxb2


Puzzle of the week #248

Opening play (1)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #247"][Date "2014.02.24"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1bq2rk/1p1p4/p1n1pPQp/3n4/4N3/1N1Bb3/PPP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #247

Double check


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #246"][Date "2014.02.17"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r4rk1/ppb2ppp/2p1q3/8/3P4/4PB2/PP3P1P/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #246

Discovered check


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #245"][Date "2014.02.09"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5rk1/pp1b2pp/3bp3/3p2q1/3P1N1r/2PB1R1P/PP1Q2P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #245

Discovered attack


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #244"][Date "2014.02.02"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1k1r3r/1pp3p1/p3R3/7p/1b6/8/PP3PPP/R1Bq1QK1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #244

Skewer


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #243"][Date "2014.01.28"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.O-O Nxe4 6.Re1 d5 7.Nc3 dxc3 8.Bxd5 Be6 9.Rxe4


Puzzle of the week #243

Pins (5)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #242"][Date "2014.01.20"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4kq1r/3r2pp/p1Q1p3/1p6/8/4B3/PPP3PP/R5K1 w k - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #242

Pins (4)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #241"][Date "2013.12.15"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3rr3/pb1qnp1k/1pn1pBp1/2p4p/2P5/PP1BPN2/5PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #241

Double attack (2)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #240"][Date "2013.12.08"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r7/8/8/8/5R2/4k3/8/4K2R w K - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #240

Double attack (1)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #239"][Date "2013.12.01"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d4 Bb4 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bh4 g5 7.Bg3 Nxe4 8.Qd3 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 d5 10.Bxe5 f6 11.Bg3 Bf5 12.Be2


Puzzle of the week #239

Forks (2)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #238"][Date "2013.12.01"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7k/1r3p1r/8/1b4P1/5P2/6K1/B7/4R2R w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #238

Forks (1)


Level: 2-Knight

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Puzzle of the week #237

Mate in 1 (2)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #236"][Date "2013.11.09"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "k7/b7/1q6/8/8/3p1b2/3Q1R2/3B1K2 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #236

Mating net


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #235"][Date "2013.10.27"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 d6 5.O-O d5 6.exd5 Nxd5 7.Nxe5 Nxe5 8.dxe5 Nb4


Puzzle of the week #235

The f7-weak spot (3)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #234"][Date "2013.10.21"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nf6 3.d4 c6 4.dxe5 Nxe4 5.Ne2 Nxf2


Puzzle of the week #234

The f7-weak spot (2)


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #233"][Date "2013.10.14"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.O-O gxf3 6.Qxf3 Qf6 7.e5! Qxe5 8.Bxf7+!? Kxf7 9.d4 Qxd4+ 10.Be3 Qf6 11.Bxf4 Bg7 12.Nc3 Ne7 13.Nd5! Nxd5 14.Qxd5+ Qe6 15.Bd2+ Kg8


Puzzle of the week #233

The f7-weak spot (1)


Level: 2-Knight