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 #208"][Date "2012.11.10"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2k1b3/pp4p1/2pP4/2Q5/6P1/P2P2B1/1PPK2q1/8 w - - 0 36"]


Puzzle of the week #208

Opposite colour Bishops


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #207"][Date "2012.11.04"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rnb1k2r/pp1pp1bp/5np1/2pP2B1/8/2NB1N2/PqPQ2PP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #207

Queen's power


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #206"][Date "2012.10.28"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1q2kb1r/1r1n1ppp/2Qpp3/8/N7/8/1PP2PPP/R1BR2K1 w k - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #206

Rook's power


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #205"][Date "2012.10.20"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r4/2q3k1/rp3bpp/2pBp3/2P1Q3/P4RP1/P2R1P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #205

Bishop's power


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #204"][Date "2012.10.13"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r1r1k/1b4p1/pb5p/2ppPp1q/2p1nP2/2P1BN1N/PPQ3PP/3R1R1K b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #204

Knight's power


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #203"][Date "2012.06.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rnb1kbnr/p2ppppp/1pp5/4NN2/2Q5/2K1B3/8/8 w kq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #203

Long mates (4)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #202"][Date "2012.06.18"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/6b1/5k2/8/P3K1P1/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #202

Promotion


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #201"][Date "2012.06.11"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 Nf6 4.Nc3 cxd4 5.Nxd4 a6 6.Be3 e6 7.g4 h6 8.Qf3 Nbd7 9.Qh3 Nc5 10.f3 e5 11.Nb3 Be6 12.O-O-O Nxb3+ 13.axb3 Rc8 14.Nd5 Bxd5 15.exd5 Qc7 16.c3 Qa5 17.Bc4 b5 18.g5 Nd7 19.b4 Qa4 20.Bd3 Qa1+ 21.Kc2 Qa2 22.g6 Qa4+ 23.Kb1 Rxc3 24.Rc1 Ra3


Puzzle of the week #201

Long mates (3)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #200"][Date "2012.06.04"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2b1r1k1/1pp2ppp/1b5r/3pn3/2P1NP1q/1PQ1P2P/PB2B1P1/R4RK1 w - - 0 18"]18.cxd5


Puzzle of the week #200

Storming the castle (7)  (7kkk


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #199"][Date "2012.05.28"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rnbqk2r/ppp2ppp/3b4/8/2P1n3/5NP1/PP2PP1P/RNBQKB1R b KQkq - 0 6"]


Puzzle of the week #199

Opening blunders (3)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #198"][Date "2012.05.22"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b3k1/pp1n3p/2pbp3/3pNpP1/2PBn2q/1P1NKP2/P1Q1P1B1/R5R1 b - - 0 23"]


Puzzle of the week #198

King left in the center (3)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #197"][Date "2012.05.14"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4rrk1/1pp2qpp/p2b4/3p4/6b1/2P1B3/PP1Q1PPP/R3KN1R b KQ - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #197

Advanced pin  (3)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #196"][Date "2012.05.07"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3rnrk1/n3qpbp/p1pp2p1/1p6/2PNP3/1PB1NPP1/P2Q2KP/3R1R2 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #196

Advanced pin (2)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #195"][Date "2012.04.30"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/pb1n2k1/5qp1/2pp1p1r/5P1N/1P2P1Q1/P4KP1/1BR5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #195

Advanced pin (1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #194"][Date "2012.04.23"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b1r2k/p2p2b1/3P1q1p/1ppQ1pN1/1n4pP/3B2B1/PP1R1PP1/2K4R w - - 0 1"]1.Qxa8 Nxd3+ 2.Kb1 Nxb2 {Followed by Nb2-c4})


Puzzle of the week #194

Interference (4)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #193"][Date "2012.04.16"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6k1/p2r1p1p/1pp2Qp1/4P3/3P1R2/2P4P/q5PK/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #193

Interference (3)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #192"][Date "2012.04.08"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "k3N3/p2p3P/8/2p5/K1pbP3/6q1/P2P4/1R6 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #192

Interference (2)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #191"][Date "2012.04.03"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2br4/1pn3pk/r7/p3N3/2Q2p1N/7R/Pq4PP/4R2K w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #191

Interference (1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #190"][Date "2012.03.26"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b1rb1k/5Q1p/p3p1p1/4p1P1/qpB1P3/8/PPP4P/2KR1R2 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #190

The attraction (2)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #189"][Date "2012.03.19"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6R1/p4r2/1p3r1p/4Qbpk/1P6/P2q2P1/5R1K/2B5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #189

The attraction (1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #188"][Date "2012.03.10"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/3r1nkp/pq1P1p2/1p2rPpP/2pRN1P1/4R3/1P1Q1PK1/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #188

Distracting the defender (2) 


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #187"][Date "2012.03.05"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5rk1/R3p2p/3bq1pB/1p6/1P1PNnP1/2P2Q1P/8/6K1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #187

Distracting the defender (1) 


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #186"][Date "2012.02.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "q1rr2k1/p4ppp/1p4n1/2pN1N1Q/3b1P2/1P4P1/P6P/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #186

Eliminating the defender (2)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #185"][Date "2012.02.19"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r3k1/ppq1pp1p/3pb1pQ/6Pn/2rNP3/2N2P2/PPP5/2KR3R w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #185

Eliminating the defender (1)


Level: 4-Rook