Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #375"][Date "2019.10.20"][Result "0-1"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 O-O 8. Nf3 c5 9. Nb5 Nc6 10. c3 a6 11. Nd6 f6 12. Bd3 cxd4 13. cxd4 g5 14. g3 fxe5 15. fxe5 g4 16. Nh4


Puzzle of the week #375

French defence, Classical variation

Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #374"][Date "2019.09.29"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Bd7 6.Bd3 Qb6 7.dxc5 Bxc5 8.O-O a5 9.a4 f6 10.Qe2 fxe5 11.Nxe5 Nxe5 12.Qxe5 Nf6 13.Qe2 O-O 14.Be3 Bxe3 15.fxe3 Ng4 16.Nd2 Nxe3 17.Rxf8+ Rxf8 18.Kh1 e5 19.Re1 Ng4 20.h3 Nf2+ 21.Kh2 e4 22.Bb5 Qd6+ 23.Kg1


Puzzle of the week #374

French defence, Advance variation

Level: 4-Rook

Archived Puzzles

r-----k-
--p--pb-
p-n-q-pp
P---p---
QPp-P---
--PrBN--
-----PPP
R---R-K-


Puzzle of the week #109

Planning


Level: 5-Queen

rq-r--k-
pb---pp-
-p-bpn-p
--------
---P----
-B-Q-N--
PP-B-PPP
--R-R-K-


Puzzle of the week #108

IQP (3)


Level: 5-Queen

r---kb-r
pp-b-p-p
-qn-pp--
--------
--BP----
-----N--
PP-N-PPP
R--Q-RK-


Puzzle of the week #107

IQP (2)


Level: 5-Queen

----rrk-
ppq--ppp
-b--bn--
---p----
--n-----
-NPB---P
PP--NPP-
R-BQR-K-


Puzzle of the week #106

IQP (1)


Level: 5-Queen

--K-----
-------p
--------
--------
------pP
--------
--k---P-
--------


Puzzle of the week #105

Chess geometry


Level: 5-Queen

--------
-----p--
---pp-k-
---P--bR
----P-P-
---K----
--------
--------


Puzzle of the week #104

Endgame intuition (part 1)


Level: 4-Rook

------k-
p-----p-
-p-p-nN-
-B-P----
----PK--
-------b
--r-----
-------R


Puzzle of the week #103

Crossroads (1)


Level: 5-Queen

r-b--rk-
p----ppp
-p-Qp---
----P--N
-P------
--------
P---qPPP
---R-RK-


Puzzle of the week #102

Middlegame decision time


Level: 5-Queen

--------
k-------
-pK-----
--------
--------
--------
----R---
--------


Puzzle of the week #101

Basic endgame (part 1)


Level: 4-Rook

-----k--
-----p--
-K---P--
-P----Q-
--------
--------
-----r--
-----r--


Puzzle of the week #100

Queen vs. Rooks endgame


Level: 4-Rook

rn---rk-
pppq-ppp
---p----
----n---
--BQ----
--------
PB---P-P
R-----RK


Puzzle of the week #99

Storming the castle


Level: 4-Rook

R--b-qk-
--------
---p---p
--pPp-p-
Q-P-P---
P-----K-
---B--PP
-r------


Puzzle of the week #98

Pinning in middle game


Level: 5-Queen

r---kb-r
-q---pp-
pp--p---
--nN--Bp
P-----P-
--------
-PPQ-Pp-
---RR-K-


Puzzle of the week #96

King left in the center (part 1)


Level: 4-Rook

----r--k
---R---p
----p-pB
-n-pKp--
---P----
-----P-P
------P-
--------


Puzzle of the week #95

7th rank domination (part 1)


Level: 4-Rook

-----Bk-
--R-----
--p----P
p----p--
-p---P--
-P------
-------p
-bK-----


Puzzle of the week #94

Pawn promotion


Level: 5-Queen

--------
--p--k-P
----p-N-
p-----pb
-------p
b-------
P----P-P
-K----N-


Puzzle of the week #93

Save the Queen!


Level: 5-Queen

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


Puzzle of the week #92

Double Rooks and pawns endgame


Level: 4-Rook

r-b--r--
-p-pNpkp
---pn-p-
--pN---P
--PnP---
q---QP--
p---BKP-
-R-----R


Puzzle of the week #91

Opposite wing attack


Level: 4-Rook

----b---
pq--p-k-
-p-pP--R
-P-P--K-
--rp----
--------
P-----Q-
--------


Puzzle of the week #90

Complex endgame


Level: 5-Queen

--r---k-
-----qpp
--pBp---
---nP---
P-------
-----r--
-P--QP-P
R--R--K-


Puzzle of the week #89

Storming the castle


Level: 4-Rook

rnbq-rk-
pp--bppp
--------
--ppPN--
--------
---B----
PPP--PPP
R-BQK--R


Puzzle of the week #88

Opening blunders (part 1)


Level: 5-Queen

-k-r----
r----p--
-q--p-p-
--bnP--p
pp-pBP--
---R-Q--
PPP--BPP
-K-R----


Puzzle of the week #87

Opening lanes


Level: 4-Rook

-R------
--------
--------
-----k--
-----p--
-p-----r
----K---
--------


Puzzle of the week #86

Rook + 2 pawns vs. lone Rook


Level: 3-Bishop