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[Event "Puzzle #376"][Date "2019.11.03"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e5 c5 5.a3 Bxc3+ 6.bxc3 Ne7 7.Qg4 Qc7 8.Qxg7 Rg8 9.Qxh7 cxd4 10.Ne2 Nbc6 11.f4 dxc3 12.h4 Bd7 13.h5 O-O-O 14.Qd3 Nf5 15.Rb1 f6 16.exf6 e5 17.f7 Rgf8 18.g4 Nfd4 19.f5 e4 20.Qxc3 Nf3+ 21.Kf2 d4 22.Qc5


Puzzle of the week #376

French defence, Winawer

Level: 4-Rook

[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

Archived Puzzles

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Puzzle of the week #86

Rook + 2 pawns vs. lone Rook


Level: 3-Bishop

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----N--P
K-------
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k-------
N---p---
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Puzzle of the week #84

Knights and pawns endgame


Level: 5-Queen

k-N-----
--p-----
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-P------
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-------K
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Puzzle of the week #83

Minimal advantage


Level: 3-Bishop

------k-
pp---pp-
----pn-P
----Nq--
--P-----
-----Q--
PP-r-P--
K------R


Puzzle of the week #82

Back rank (part 1)


Level: 5-Queen

-q------
-------k
----N---
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-------K
Q-------
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Puzzle of the week #81

Ultimate target: the enemy King


Level: 5-Queen

k---K---
-------b
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-pP-----
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-p-----B
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Puzzle of the week #80

Pinning in&nbspendgame


Level: 5-Queen

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


Puzzle of the week #79

Queens and pawns


Level: 5-Queen

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--p-----
--Pp----
---K--Pk
-------P
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Puzzle of the week #78

Rule of the square


Level: 5-Queen

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


Puzzle of the week #76

Basic endgame


Level: 4-Rook

--N---k-
------p-
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------P-
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K---p---
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Puzzle of the week #75

Material imbalance endgame


Level: 4-Rook

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-----kp-
-p--ppnp
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---P----
r----N-P
PR--QPPK
--q-----


Puzzle of the week #74

Complex endgame tactics


Level: 5-Queen

-r---rk-
--n--ppp
p--p---q
P-pP----
-----P--
--BP-Q--
-P-----P
R-----RK


Puzzle of the week #73

Storming the castle


Level: 4-Rook

-------r
-R------
----p-r-
-P--Ppk-
---P--p-
----P-Kp
--R-----
--------


Puzzle of the week #72

Rooks and passed pawns endgame


Level: 5-Queen

---N--R-
pp---p--
---K--p-
--------
--pk----
---pp--p
---P-pB-
-Q----BR


Puzzle of the week #71

Chess history


Level: 4-Rook

-------k
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----K-Rp
------pP
-----p-r
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Puzzle of the week #70

Rook and passed pawns


Level: 5-Queen

-----r-k
R-----p-
------Pp
-----P-K
-------P
-p-p----
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Puzzle of the week #69

Caged King in endgame


Level: 4-Rook

r-bqk--r
pppp-ppp
--n-----
--b-P---
--P---n-
----PN--
PP---PPP
RNBQKB-R


Puzzle of the week #68

Budapest gambit game


Level: 4-Rook

b---k-r-
-----p-p
----q---
-p------
----pP--
--PnN---
-PQ-BP-P
-----R-K


Puzzle of the week #67

Pinning all the way


Level: 4-Rook

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-------K
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------Q-
-----R--
------bP
------k-


Puzzle of the week #66

Material imbalance endgame


Level: 4-Rook

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


Puzzle of the week #65

Rook and passed pawns endgame


Level: 5-Queen

r---rnk-
pp--b-p-
--p-p--p
---q----
---PN--P
--P--R--
P---QPP-
--B--RK-


Puzzle of the week #64

Storming the castle


Level: 5-Queen

r-b-qrk-
p-p-N-pp
----n---
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-Q-P--P-
PP--PpBP
RN---K--


Puzzle of the week #63

Attack and counter attack


Level: 4-Rook