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[Event "Puzzle #336"][Date "2018.02.18"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r4rk1/1b2bppp/2pp1n2/q2Pp3/4P3/2N1RN1P/B1P2PP1/R2Q2K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #336

Discovered attack

Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #335"][Date "2018.02.12"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/2k3n1/8/4rp2/6p1/B5P1/5P2/R4K2 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #335

Skewer

Level: 2-Knight

Archived Puzzles

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----k-p-
----p--p
----PP-P
------Q-
---q----
------PK
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Puzzle of the week #166

Zugzwang (2)


Level: 4-Rook

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

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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

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

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


Puzzle of the week #150

Helm's Deep


Level: 3-Bishop

r--qk--r
ppp-bppp
-n------
---pPb--
-n-P----
-QN--N--
PP--BPPP
R-B--RK-


Puzzle of the week #149

Modern opening surprises (1)


Level: 4-Rook

-qB-r-k-
-----pp-
-Bb----p
--P----n
-P------
P----n--
-N---QPP
--R--N-K


Puzzle of the week #148

The final result counts


Level: 3-Bishop

----rk--
-p------
p-qr-bQ-
--------
P-------
-P-----R
--P---PP
-----R-K


Puzzle of the week #147

Pawns gone missing


Level: 3-Bishop

r-bqkbnr
pppnpp-p
---p--p-
--------
--B-P---
-----N--
PPPP-PPP
RNBQK--R


Puzzle of the week #146

Achile's ankle (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

---r--k-
pb--qp--
-p----p-
-------p
-----Q-P
-B------
PP---PP-
--R---K-


Puzzle of the week #145

Achile's ankle (1)


Level: 4-Rook

---r----
-----p-k
----p-p-
-----q--
--------
PQ-----P
-------P
---R---K


Puzzle of the week #144

What say you: A, B or C? (2)


Level: 4-Rook

-b-q--k-
---r--pp
--Q-Rp--
--B-p---
--P-----
------P-
-----PKP
--------


Puzzle of the week #143

Subtle details, yet effective


Level: 5-Queen