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 #232"][Date "2013.10.04"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "k7/8/K2B4/8/2N5/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #232

Basic mates


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #231"][Date "2013.08.18"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1kn5/n5p1/6P1/2N5/1p6/1P6/1K2b1B1/2R5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #231

Mate in 1 (1)


Level: 2-Knight

[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

[Event "Puzzle #214"][Date "2013.01.01"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "k2r1b1r/5p1p/p4p2/2q5/Q2p4/2p1BP2/P5PP/1R2R1K1 b - - 0 22"]22...Qc8 (22...dxe3)


Puzzle of the week #214

The art of attack (2)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #213"][Date "2012.12.17"][Result "1/2-1/2"]1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 Nbd7 6.e3 Qa5 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qd2 Bb4 9.Rc1 h6 10.Bh4 O-O 11.a3 Bxc3 12.bxc3 Qxa3 13.Bd3 Ne7 14.e4 Ng6 15.Bg3 e5 16.O-O Re8 17.h4 exd4 18.cxd4 Nf6 19.e5 Nd5 20.h5 Nf8 21.Nh2 Qb4 22.Qd1 a5 23.Ng4 a4 24.Bh4 Bxg4 25.Qxg4 Qd2 26.Rcd1 Qf4 27.Qh3 a3


Puzzle of the week #213

Ariadna's thread


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #212"][Date "2012.12.09"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2r2k1/p3qpp1/2b1pn1p/2p1B3/7Q/3B4/PPP2PPP/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #212

Storming the castle (10)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #211"][Date "2012.12.03"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4rb1k/pp3p1p/4qP2/3R2Q1/2p5/B1P3P1/P6P/5K2 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #211

King exposed


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #210"][Date "2012.11.24"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r2r1k/6pp/6b1/1p2P3/3q1P2/BQP1p3/7P/2R2RK1 b - - 0 34"]


Puzzle of the week #210

Storming the castle (9)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #209"][Date "2012.11.19"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2rqr1k1/4np2/p3pnp1/1p1b2N1/7Q/1BN1R3/PP3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #209

Storming the castle (8)


Level: 4-Rook