Archived Chess Puzzles

Puzzle of the week #301

QGD
Level: 5-Queen [Event "Puzzle #301"][Date "2016.10.16"][Result "1-0"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. g4 Nbd7 9. Rg1 Bb7 10. g5 Ne4 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Bb5 g6 13. Bxd7 Qxd7 {White decided to start the attack and that decision brought him a quick win after the following combination} 14. gxh6 Bxh4 15. Nxh4 Qh3 16. Qh5 Nxf2 17. Rxg6+ Kh8 18. Rg3 Nd3+ 19. Kd2

Puzzle of the week #300

Mate in 4
Level: 5-Queen [Event "Puzzle #300"][Date "2016.07.18"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7N/3K1Npk/6p1/8/8/1B6/8/8 w - - 0 1"]

Puzzle of the week #299

Basic Rook endgames
Level: 4-Rook [Event "Puzzle #299"][Date "2016.06.12"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3R4/8/8/7r/8/2K5/3p4/3k4 b - - 0 83"]

Puzzle of the week #298

7th rank domination

Level: 4-Rook [Event "Puzzle #298"][Date "2016.05.30"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6k1/5p2/3ppq1p/6p1/1P2P2P/3Q1P1K/2r3P1/6R1 b - - 0 1"]

Puzzle of the week #297

King on the King side

Level: 4-Rook [Event "Puzzle #297"][Date "2016.04.17"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5nk1/2b1q1p1/2p5/3pP1pQ/1r1P2P1/3B1R2/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1"]

Puzzle of the week #296

King in the middle

Level: 4-Rook [Event "Puzzle #296"][Date "2016.04.11"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1r1q1k1r/Q4ppp/2B2n2/8/Pbbp4/1P4P1/2PP1P1P/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 1"]

Puzzle of the week #295

Absolute pins
Level: 4-Rook [Event "Puzzle #295"][Date "2016.03.28"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6rk/6rp/4PR2/pp6/3P4/P1pK1QBq/1b5P/3R4 b - - 0 1"]

Puzzle of the week #294

Interference
Level: 4-Rook [Event "Puzzle #294"][Date "2016.03.14"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2b3q1/8/7p/4P1p1/1p1pNp2/3PkP2/4P3/4K3 w - - 0 1"]

Puzzle of the week #293

Attracting the defender
Level: 4-Rook [Event "Puzzle #293"][Date "2016.03.06"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6q1/6p1/2k4p/R6B/p7/8/2P3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1"]

Puzzle of the week #292

Distracting the defender

Level: 4-Rook [Event "Puzzle #292"][Date "2016.03.01"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r4/5b1p/5qk1/pp1p1p2/3Q1P1P/1P4P1/P5BK/2R5 w - - 0 1"]