Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #319"][Date "2017.05.23"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2b2r1k/1p2Npbp/1n1Q2p1/1P6/1P3P2/1q4PP/5KB1/2R1R3 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #319

Counterstrike

Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #318"][Date "2017.05.17"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2k5/8/2K1P3/b7/8/6B1/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #318 Level: 5-Queen

Archived Puzzles

--kr---r
pp-b-pb-
-q--p-pn
---pP--p
-P-n-B-P
P-NB-NQ-
-----PP-
R---R-K-

Puzzle of the week #173

Traps


Level: 4-Rook

-b--rrk-
---b-ppp
-----n-q
-N-P----
p-B-p---
P-----P-
-P-NQP-P
R----RK-

Puzzle of the week #172

Storming the castle (6)


Level: 4-Rook

-k---r--
--p-----
--------
---R---p
--n---pP
--P---B-
r----PP-
-----NK-

Puzzle of the week #171

The winding road to winning


Level: 4-Rook

rnbqkb-r
ppp-pppp
--------
---p----
--------
--------
PPPPPPPP
RNBQKB-R


Puzzle of the week #170

Logical puzzle (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

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


Puzzle of the week #169

Opposition (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

--------
--pp--pp
--------
--PP-P--
-p-----k
--------
PP----p-
------K-


Puzzle of the week #168

Rule of the square (3)


Level: 4-Rook

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


Puzzle of the week #167

Rule of the square (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

--------
----k-p-
----p--p
----PP-P
------Q-
---q----
------PK
--------


Puzzle of the week #166

Zugzwang (2)


Level: 4-Rook

-------k
----K-p-
------Pp
-----N-P
--------
--------
--------
--------


Puzzle of the week #165

Zugzwang (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

--b--rk-
pp--R-bp
-qpp--p-
------N-
--P--PP-
---Q-B--
PP----PK
--------


Puzzle of the week #164

Etouffe mate (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

r-------
------p-
----b-Rp
----q--k
-------b
-B------
--PB--Q-
--K-----


Puzzle of the week #163

Etouffe mate (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

---n---k
--R-----
--n-P---
---N--N-
--------
-p------
--r---r-
K-------


Puzzle of the week #162

7th rank domination (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

-------k
pp----rp
--nQ-p--
---p----
----b--N
--------
Pq---PPP
---RR-K-


Puzzle of the week #161

Back rank (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

rnbr--k-
pp--bppp
----pn--
--p--q--
--PP----
--N--N--
PP--BPPP
R-BQ-RK-


Puzzle of the week #160

Modern opening surprises (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

r--qkb-r
pppb--pp
--np-n--
-----pN-
--BQP---
--N-----
PPP--PPP
R-B-K--R


Puzzle of the week #159

Opening blunders (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

-rbq--kr
p-ppb-pp
-pn-----
---NP-N-
------Q-
--------
PPP--PPP
R-B--RK-


Puzzle of the week #158

Achile's ankle (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

--------
pQRq--pk
----p--p
---r-p--
---P----
----P---
PP---PPP
------K-


Puzzle of the week #157

Celebrating club games


Level: 2-Knight

-----rk-
--p---qp
-p-p-r--
p--R----
--P-----
PPKQP---
--------
---R----


Puzzle of the week #156

Breakaway


Level: 3-Bishop

----r-k-
--------
---R-Qpp
--p-----
--P-p-q-
P---P---
-P--PK--
--------


Puzzle of the week #155

Endgame intuition (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

r---k--r
pp-q-ppp
-bpp-nn-
----p-B-
--N-P---
-QPP-N-P
PP---PP-
R----RK-


Puzzle of the week #154

What say you: A, B, or C? (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

--------
--------
-------p
--------
------pp
----N-Pk
-----K--
--------


Puzzle of the week #153

Knight's short journey (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

r----rk-
-p-----q
p--p-p-Q
----p--N
--Pp----
--------
PP-----P
-----R-K


Puzzle of the week #152

The edge of a Knife


Level: 3-Bishop

------k-
-----pb-
------pp
p-pr-b--
-p-pNB--
-------P
PPP-RPP-
------K-


Puzzle of the week #151

Any position is interesting


Level: 3-Bishop

--------
----p-kp
----p-p-
----pPP-
----P--Q
------NP
-r-q----
-n---R-K


Puzzle of the week #150

Helm's Deep


Level: 3-Bishop