Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[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

Level: 4-Rook

[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

Archived Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #230"][Date "2013.06.04"][Result "1/2-1/2"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/5K2/7k/8/p7/1p6/1R6 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #230

Endgame - King on the edge


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #229"][Date "2013.05.28"][Result "1/2-1/2"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7K/4k2P/8/8/8/8/8/3N4 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #229

Corresponding squares


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #228"][Date "2013.05.21"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4rrk1/ppq2ppp/1b2bn2/3p4/2n5/1NPB3P/PP2NPP1/R1BQR1K1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #228

The h6-square hot spot (1)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #227"][Date "2013.05.06"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b2rk1/ppq2ppp/2p3n1/6N1/P1BP1n2/1Q6/1P1N1PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #227

The f7-square hot spot (1)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #226"][Date "2013.04.29"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1nrk1/5ppp/p4b2/1pqNpP2/4B3/P2P2RQ/1P1BKN1P/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #226

The g7-square hot spot (2)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #225"][Date "2013.04.21"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ exf6 6.Be3 Be7 7.Nf3 O-O 8.Bd3 Bg4 9.h3 Bxf3 10.gxf3 Nd7 11.Rg1 Qc7 12.Qd2 Rfd8 13.O-O-O c5


Puzzle of the week #225

The g7-square hot spot (1)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #224"][Date "2013.04.15"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r6k/pp1q1Pr1/7p/3P1pp1/3N4/PP5P/1B5K/4RR2 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #224

Long mates (5)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #223"][Date "2013.04.09"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b2rk1/p1qnnppp/1p2p3/2p5/8/3B1NN1/PPP1QPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1"]1.Bxh7+ Kxh7


Puzzle of the week #223

The h7-square hot spot (2)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #222"][Date "2013.03.31"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rn1q1rk1/1bp1nppp/pp2p3/4P3/3P4/2NB1N2/PP3PPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1"]1.Bxh7+ Kxh7 2.Ng5+ Kg8 (2...Kg6) (2...Kh6 {as in the game})


Puzzle of the week #222

The h7-square hot spot (1)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #221"][Date "2013.03.18"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/3b4/k2p3P/1p1K3P/1P4r1/8/3R4/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #221

Underpromotion


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #220"][Date "2013.03.10"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3nrk1/1b2qppp/pp2p3/3nN3/3P4/3BB3/PP2QPPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #220

IQP (4)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #219"][Date "2013.03.03"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1rb1r1k1/2qnbppp/p3p3/1p2P3/3B4/2N3Q1/PPP1B1PP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #219

The art of exchanges (2)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #218"][Date "2013.02.26"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r1bk1/3P1p2/p3q1pp/2p4n/P1p2P2/2P3B1/BP1Q1P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #218

The art of exchanges (1)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #217"][Date "2013.02.11"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5n1n/2q2rbk/3p3p/2pPp2P/NpP1PpQ1/1P1N1P2/1B6/6RK w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #217

"Tear down the wall!"


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #216"][Date "2013.01.28"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 g6 8.g4 Bg7 9.g5 Nh5 10.Qe3 O-O 11.Bd2 Be6 12.O-O-O Rc8 13.f4 d5 14.exd5 Bxd5 15.Nxd5 Qxd5 16.Kb1 Qc6 17.c3 b5 18.f5 b4 19.c4 a5 20.Bc1 a4 21.Bxh5 gxh5 22.Qxe7 Rfe8 23.Qxb4 Qe4+ 24.Ka1 Rxc4 25.Qb5 Rec8 26.f6 Bf8 27.Rhe1 Bb4 28.Rf1 Qe2 29.Qb7


Puzzle of the week #216

Opposite sides attack (3)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #215"][Date "2013.01.20"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 Nxe4 4.dxe5 Bc5 5.Bc4 Nxf2 6.Bxf7+ Kxf7 7.Qd5+ Kg6 8.Qxc5 Nxh1 9.Nc3 h6 10.Qc4 Kh7 11.Nd5 Rf8 12.Qe4+ Kh8


Puzzle of the week #215

Opening blunders (4)


Level: 5-Queen

k--r-b-r
-----p-p
p----p--
--q-----
Q--p----
--p-BP--
P-----PP
-R--R-K-

Puzzle of the week #214

The art of attack (2)


Level: 5-Queen

r---rnk-
-p---pp-
--p----p
---nP--P
---P-q-B
p--B---Q
-----PP-
---R-RK-

Puzzle of the week #213

Ariadna's thread


Level: 5-Queen

r--r--k-
p---qpp-
--b-pn-p
--p-B---
-------Q
---B----
PPP--PPP
--KR--R-

Puzzle of the week #212

Storming the castle (10)


Level: 5-Queen

----rb-k
pp---p-p
----qP--
---R--Q-
--p-----
B-P---P-
P------P
-----K--

Puzzle of the week #211

King exposed


Level: 5-Queen

--r--r-k
------pp
------b-
-p--P---
---q-P--
BQP-p---
-------P
--R--RK-
 

Puzzle of the week #210

Storming the castle (9)


Level: 5-Queen

--rqr-k-
----np--
p---pnp-
-p-b--N-
-------Q
-BN-R---
PP---P-P
---R--K-
 

Puzzle of the week #209

Storming the castle (8)


Level: 4-Rook

--k-b---
pp----p-
--pP----
--Q-----
------P-
P--P--B-
-PPK--q-
--------
 

Puzzle of the week #208

Opposite colour Bishops


Level: 5-Queen

rnb-k--r
pp-pp-bp
-----np-
--pP--B-
--------
--NB-N--
PqPQ--PP
R---K--R
 

Puzzle of the week #207

Queen's power


Level: 5-Queen