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 #328"][Date "2017.11.26"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1bq2k1/ppp2r1p/2np1pNQ/2bNpp2/2B1P3/3P4/PPP2PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #328

Attacks and defences


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #327"][Date "2017.11.19"][Result "?-?"]1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. h3 O-O 5. Bg5 Nc6 6. c3 d5 7. exd5 Na5 8. b4 Nxc4 9. dxc4


Puzzle of the week #327

The f2/ f7 weak spot


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #326"][Date "2017.11.13"][Result "1-0"]1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3.e3 Nf6 4.Bxc4 Bg4


Puzzle of the week #326

The f2/ f7 weak spot


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #325"][Date "2017.10.22"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1bqkbnr/pppp1ppp/8/4N3/2BnP3/8/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R b KQkq - 0 4"]


Puzzle of the week #325

The f2/ f7 weak spot


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #324"][Date "2017.10.08"][Result "?-?"]1. e4 e5 2. Ne2 Nf6 3. d3 Bc5 4. Bg5


Puzzle of the week #324

The f2/ f7 weak spot


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #323"][Date "2017.09.30"][Result "?-?"]1. d4 d6 2. Nf3 Bg4 3. h3 Bxf3 4. gxf3 Nf6 5. Nd2 e6 6. b3 Nd5 7. c4


Puzzle of the week #323

The f2/ f7 weak spot


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #322"][Date "2017.06.29"][Result "?-?"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r5k1/p1QN3p/P5pB/5p2/1P2nP2/3q3P/3n2PK/R2R4 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #322

Storming the castle


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #321"][Date "2017.06.13"][Result "1/2-1/2"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/8/6p1/5pP1/p4PpK/1p4PB/kB6 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #321

Stalemate


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #320"][Date "2017.05.29"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/4kp2/4p1p1/2p1r3/PpP5/3R4/1P1K1PP1/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #320

Limiting counterplay


Level: 5-Queen

[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

Underpromotion


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #317"][Date "2017.05.02"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1k3/p3nrR1/1p1p4/2p1p1p1/2P1B3/2PP1P2/P5K1/7R w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #317

Overloading


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #316"][Date "2017.04.24"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3r1k1/1bq1bppp/p3nn2/1p2N1B1/2pP4/2N1P3/PPB1Q1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #316

The f7/f2 square sacrifice


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #315"][Date "2017.04.10"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2q1rk1/pp1n2pp/3bpn2/1N1p4/8/1Q1BP3/PP3PPP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1"]1... Bxh2+ 2. Kxh2


Puzzle of the week #315

The h7/h2 square sacrifice


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #314"][Date "2017.03.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r4r1k/p4p1p/1q1p1Pp1/2p3Q1/B1n1P3/1p5P/PP4P1/1R3R1K w - - 0 1"]{Game line} 1. axb3 Qb4 2. bxc4 Qxa4 3. Rf4 Qc2 4. Qh6


Puzzle of the week #314

King's position


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #313"][Date "2017.03.20"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r4rk1/p4pq1/1p1pp2R/2p5/2Pnp3/1P5Q/P5PP/2B2RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #313

Queen's position


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #312"][Date "2017.03.07"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2r2k1/1pq2p1p/p4Pp1/8/1n6/1PN1Q3/1P4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #312

Rook's position


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #311"][Date "2017.02.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3kbr1/1b3p2/pq2p1pp/1p1nQ1B1/3pN3/3B4/PP3PPP/2R1R1K1 w q - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #311

Bishop's position


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #310"][Date "2017.02.22"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1rk2/p5pp/2N2p2/1p1B4/1bp2PP1/8/PP5P/RN4K1 b - - 0 26"]


Puzzle of the week #310

Knight's position


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #309"][Date "2017.02.14"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r5/1b2kpp1/1p2n2p/pr1p4/8/P3PPKP/BP1R2P1/3RN3 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #309

IQP


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #308"][Date "2017.02.07"][Result "1-0"]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. Nf3 O-O 5. Bg5 c5 6. e3 cxd4 7. exd4 h6 8. Bh4 d5 9. Rc1 dxc4 10. Bxc4 Nc6 11. O-O Be7 12. Re1 b6 13. a3 Bb7 14. Bg3 Rc8 15. Ba2 Bd6 16. d5 Nxd5 17. Nxd5 Bxg3 18. hxg3 exd5 19. Bxd5 Qf6 20. Qa4 Rfd8 21. Rcd1 Rd7 22. Qg4 Rcd8


Puzzle of the week #308

IQP


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #307"][Date "2017.01.31"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1r3/p3bk1p/1pnqpppB/3n4/3P2Q1/PB3N2/1P3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 22"]


Puzzle of the week #307

IQP


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #306"][Date "2017.01.13"][Result "0-1"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Be2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. a3 a6 9. dc5 Bc5 10. b4 Ba7 11. Bb2 Re8 12. Qc2 Qc7 13. Rfd1 dc4 14. Ne4 Ne4 15. Qe4 b5 16. Be5 Ne5 17. Ne5 Bb7 18. Qf4 Bb8 19. Bf3


Puzzle of the week #306

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #305"][Date "2016.12.12"][Result "0-1"]1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 Qa5 7.Bxf6 Nxf6 8.a3


Puzzle of the week #305

QGD


Level: 5-Queen