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[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

[Event "Puzzle #128"][Date "2010.07.30"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3rkb1r/pp3pp1/2p1b2p/4P1q1/2BQ4/2N5/PPP3PP/1K1R3R w k - 0 17"]


Puzzle of the week #128

The art of attack (1)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #127"][Date "2010.07.23"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2q1rk1/1p3p2/4p2p/4B1p1/bpp4P/Pn3P2/K1QnP1P1/3R1BNR w - - 0 20"]20.hxg5 Nc1+ {Black decides to continue the attack because it has enough attackers to be successful} (20...Qxg5 {Black decides to delay White's attack first since his attack cannot be stopped anyway}) (20...Qd5 {Black decides to bring into the attack the strongest weapon since White's attack seems slower})


Puzzle of the week #127

Opposite sides attack (2)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #126"][Date "2010.07.16"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5k2/5p2/2K2P2/p3Q3/1q5p/1P6/P7/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #126

Queen endgame complexity


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #125"][Date "2010.07.09"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/4p3/2n5/ppB4K/7p/Pk6/5PP1/8 b - - 0 34"]{Game line} 34...Kc4 35.Be3 b4 36.axb4 axb4 37.Kxh4 Kc3 38.g4 Nd4 39.Bc1 Kc2 40.g5 Kxc1 41.g6 Ne6 42.f4 b3 43.f5 b2 44.fxe6 b1=Q 45.Kg5 Qb8 {Black won after a few more moves}


Puzzle of the week #125

CYCC 2010 endgame challenge


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #124"][Date "2010.07.02"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2n3k/pp2R1pp/2bp4/3B1PN1/2pP4/2P5/P6P/6K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #124

Convert your chance


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #123"][Date "2010.06.25"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "K7/P5R1/2k5/8/8/8/2r5/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #123

Two centuries delight


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #122"][Date "2010.06.18"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3Q4/5pp1/6k1/4R3/8/b5K1/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #122

Swiss precision


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #121"][Date "2010.06.11"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/8/8/pN6/8/2K5/k7 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #121

Knight's short journey (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #120"][Date "2010.06.04"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/1p3rpp/n1p1k3/P3P3/2r3P1/4B2P/4R1K1/3R4 w - - 0 33"]


Puzzle of the week #120

Blindfold


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #119"][Date "2010.05.28"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4rrk1/4Qppp/p2P1n2/1p6/3p4/PB6/1PP3Pq/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #119

The enemy is at the gates


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #118"][Date "2010.05.21"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/3k4/8/3K2B1/8/8/P2R4/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #118

Fischer's challenge


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #117"][Date "2010.05.14"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "q2r1b1k/3n2p1/7p/1p1QP2P/3P1N2/P5P1/1P3RK1/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #117

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


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #116"][Date "2010.05.07"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/4Kpp1/6kp/4R2n/8/6PP/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #116

Decision time: your way or the highway?


Level: 4-Rook