Interactive Puzzles

Latest 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 #115"][Date "2010.04.30"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/p6p/5Nk1/8/B6P/8/KPP3Pp/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #115

Pawn chase


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #114"][Date "2010.04.23"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "K7/8/Pp6/kp6/1n6/1P6/8/B7 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #114

Playing on the rim is dim


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #113"][Date "2010.04.16"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/1p3pp1/3k2p1/7P/pq3P2/3B3P/P1PN2P1/3K4 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #113

Nothing is what it seems to be


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #112"][Date "2010.04.09"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/2p5/8/8/5P1k/p7/7P/2K5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #112

What is the method?


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #111"][Date "2010.04.02"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1rbk1/1bq2ppp/pp1p4/4n1P1/Pn1BP1N1/2N3Q1/1PP2RBP/3R2K1 w - - 0 26"]26.Rdf1


Puzzle of the week #111

Crucial defensive moment


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #110"][Date "2010.03.25"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1q2r1k/pp2ppb1/2p2np1/3P4/3BP3/1QR5/PP2NP1P/4K1R1 b - - 0 21"]21...Nxe4


Puzzle of the week #110

Kings exposed


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #109"][Date "2010.03.19"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2r2k1/2p2pb1/p1n1q1pp/P3p3/QPp1P3/2P1BN2/5PPP/R3R1K1 b - - 3 22"]22...Rd3!?


Puzzle of the week #109

Planning


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #108"][Date "2010.03.12"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rq1r2k1/pb3pp1/1p1bpn1p/8/3P4/1B1Q1N2/PP1B1PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #108

IQP (3)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #107"][Date "2010.03.05"][Result "1-0"]1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.Bg5 d5 4.Nbd2 c5 5.e3 Qb6 6.Bxf6 gxf6 7.c4 dxc4 8.Bxc4 cxd4 9.exd4 Bd7 10.O-O Nc6


Puzzle of the week #107

IQP (2)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #106"][Date "2010.02.26"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4rrk1/ppq2ppp/1b2bn2/3p4/2n5/1NPB3P/PP2NPP1/R1BQR1K1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #106

IQP (1)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #105"][Date "2010.02.19"][Result "1/2-1/2"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2K5/7p/8/8/6pP/8/2k3P1/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #105

Chess geometry


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #104"][Date "2010.02.12"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/5p2/3pp1k1/3P2bR/4P1P1/3K4/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #104

Endgame intuition (part 1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #103"][Date "2010.02.05"][Result "?-?"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6k1/p5p1/1p1p1nN1/1B1P4/4PK2/7b/2r5/7R b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #103

Crossroads (1)


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #102"][Date "2010.01.29"][Result "1/2-1/2"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b2rk1/p4ppp/1p1Qp3/4P2N/1P6/8/P3qPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 27"]{Game line} 27.Ng3 (27.Qe7 h6 28.Nxg7 Kxg7 29.Rd8 Rxd8 30.Qf6+ Kg8 31.Qxd8+ Kh7 32.Qf6 Qh5 {Leads to a better position for black}) (27.Nxg7 {Leads to a better position for black}) 27...Qb5 28.Rfe1 Bb7 29.Re3 Qc6 30.Qxc6 Bxc6 {and after a few more less important moves the game ended as a draw}


Puzzle of the week #102

Middlegame decision time


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #101"][Date "2010.01.22"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/k7/1pK5/8/8/8/4R3/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #101

Basic endgame (part 1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #100"][Date "2010.01.15"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5k2/5p2/1K3P2/1P4Q1/8/8/5r2/5r2 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #100

Queen vs. Rooks endgame


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #99"][Date "2009.12.30"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rn3rk1/pppq1ppp/3p4/4n3/2BQ4/8/PB3P1P/R5RK w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #99

Storming the castle


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #98"][Date "2009.12.30"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "R2b1qk1/8/3p3p/2pPp1p1/Q1P1P3/6K1/P2B2PP/1r6 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #98

Pinning in middle game


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #97"][Date "2009.11.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5k2/4p2p/6P1/3K4/8/4B3/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #97

Zugzwang


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #96"][Date "2009.11.20"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3kb1r/1q3pp1/pp2p3/2nN2Bp/P5P1/8/1PPQ1Pp1/3RR1K1 w kq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #96

King left in the center (part 1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #95"][Date "2009.11.13"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4r2k/3R3p/4p1pB/1n1pKp2/3P4/5P1P/6P1/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #95

7th rank domination (part 1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #94"][Date "2009.11.06"][Result "1/2-1/2"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5Bk1/2R5/2p4P/p4p2/1p3P2/1P6/7p/1bK5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #94

Pawn promotion


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #93"][Date "2009.10.30"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/2p2k1P/4p1N1/p5pb/7p/b7/P4P1P/1K4N1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #93

Save the Queen!


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #92"][Date "2009.10.23"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/5P1k/8/2K5/pr2r3/4R3/2R5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #92

Double Rooks and pawns endgame


Level: 4-Rook