Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #381"][Date "2020.03.15"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6k1/5pp1/p3p2p/8/n1bB4/P3P1P1/2r2PBP/R5K1 w - - 0 31"]


Puzzle of the week #381

Relative pins

Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #380"][Date "2020.03.08"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/6p1/4pk2/1r2np2/8/1B3PKP/4R3 w - - 0 56"]56.Bxe5


Puzzle of the week #380

Absolute pins

Level: 4-Rook

Archived Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #139"][Date "2010.11.01"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r3k1/1p4pp/p1n1p3/8/P5P1/1NP3qP/1P3bQ1/R1B2K2 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #139

Hints


Level: 6-King

[Event "Puzzle #138"][Date "2010.10.25"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r3k1/3bpp1p/3p1npQ/4q3/rp1NP1P1/5PN1/PP5P/1K1R2R1 w - - 0 21"]{Game line} 21.Ngf5 Nxe4 22.Qe3 gxf5 23.gxf5+ Ng3 24.Rxg3+ Kh8 25.Qg5 Ra5


Puzzle of the week #138

No second chances


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #137"][Date "2010.10.18"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3rr1k1/p3bppq/2p1p2p/3nN2P/2pP4/2B2R2/PP2QPP1/2K1R3 w - - 0 24"]24.Nxf7


Puzzle of the week #137

Wild, wild, West!


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #136"][Date "2010.10.10"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5rk1/pp3pbp/2rp2p1/3Q4/4P3/2P2q1P/PPB5/1K1R3R b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #136

Double trouble


Level: 6-King

[Event "Puzzle #135"][Date "2010.10.04"][Result "?-?"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4r3/R3P1kp/1p4p1/8/4p3/P1q4P/6P1/5Q1K b - - 0 1"]{Option A} 1...Qf6 ({Option B} 1...Qe5


Puzzle of the week #135

7th rank


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #134"][Date "2010.09.26"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/R6r/5p1k/5P2/3K4/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #134

Simple comme Bonjour! (1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #133"][Date "2010.09.17"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1br2k1/pp3ppp/2q1pP2/2P1P3/3B4/4Q1P1/P6P/R4RK1 b - - 0 26"]26...Kh8


Puzzle of the week #133

Canadiana 2010 edition


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #132"][Date "2010.09.12"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3n3/pp2q1pk/2p1BnRp/8/2p2P2/1P5P/PB4QK/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #132

How simple is a solved puzzle...


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #131"][Date "2010.08.20"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r5k1/1q3pp1/r3b2p/p2N4/3R4/QP3P2/2P3PP/1K1R4 b - - 0 26"]26...Rb8


Puzzle of the week #131

Under pressure


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #130"][Date "2010.08.16"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b2r2/p2p2kp/1pn1p3/8/1PP5/P3KP2/2Q4P/R4B2 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #130

Eenie, meenie, miney, moe


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #129"][Date "2010.08.06"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4kb1r/2R2pp1/4b2p/4P3/8/8/PPP3PP/1K1R4 b k - 0 25"]25...Be7


Puzzle of the week #129

Choices


Level: 4-Rook

---rkb-r
pp---pp-
--p-b--p
----P-q-
--BQ----
--N-----
PPP---PP
-K-R---R


Puzzle of the week #128

The art of attack (1)


Level: 5-Queen

r--q-rk-
-p---p--
----p--p
----B-P-
bpp-----
Pn---P--
K-QnP-P-
---R-BNR


Puzzle of the week #127

Opposite sides attack (2)


Level: 5-Queen

-----k--
-----p--
--K--P--
p---Q---
-q-----p
-P------
P-------
--------


Puzzle of the week #126

Queen endgame complexity


Level: 4-Rook

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----p---
--n-----
ppB----K
-------p
Pk------
-----PP-
--------


Puzzle of the week #125

CYCC 2010 endgame challenge


Level: 5-Queen

r--n---k
pp--R-pp
--bp----
---B-PN-
--pP----
--P-----
P------P
------K-


Puzzle of the week #124

Convert your chance


Level: 4-Rook

K-------
P-----R-
--k-----
--------
--------
--------
--r-----
--------


Puzzle of the week #123

Two centuries delight


Level: 5-Queen

---Q----
-----pp-
------k-
----R---
--------
b-----K-
--------
--------


Puzzle of the week #122

Swiss precision


Level: 4-Rook

--------
--------
--------
--------
pN------
--------
--K-----
k-------


Puzzle of the week #121

Knight's short journey (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

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-p---rpp
n-p-k---
P---P---
--r---P-
----B--P
----R-K-
---R----


Puzzle of the week #120

Blindfold


Level: 3-Bishop

----rrk-
----Qppp
p--P-n--
-p------
---p----
PB------
-PP---Pq
-K-RR---


Puzzle of the week #119

The enemy is at the gates


Level: 4-Rook

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---k----
--------
---K--B-
--------
--------
P--R----
--------


Puzzle of the week #118

Fischer challenge


Level: 4-Rook

q--r-b-k
---n--p-
-------p
-p-QP--P
---P-N--
P-----P-
-P---RK-
--------


Puzzle of the week #117

What say you: A, B or C? (part 1)


Level: 5-Queen

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--------
----Kpp-
------kp
----R--n
--------
------PP
--------


Puzzle of the week #116

Decision time: your way or the highway?


Level: 4-Rook