Puzzles

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[Event "Puzzle #378"][Date "2019.12.01"][Result "1-0"]1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.Nf3 Be7 4.e4 d6 5.d4 Nc6 6.Be2 b6 7.O-O Bb7 8.d5 exd5 9.cxd5 Ne5 10.Nd4 O-O 11.Nf5 Bc8 12.f4 Ng6 13.Nd4 Bb7 14.Be3 a6 15.Rc1 Qd7 16.Kh1 Bc8 17.Nc6 Bd8 18.Bd4 Re8 19.e5 dxe5 20.fxe5 Nxd5


Puzzle of the week #378

English opening

Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #377"][Date "2019.11.17"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Nf3 Qb6 6.Be2 cxd4 7.cxd4 Nh6 8.Nc3 Nf5 9.Kf1 Bd7 10.Na4 Qd8 11.Bf4 Be7 12.g4 Nh4 13.Nxh4 Bxh4 14.Nc5 Bc8 15.Qd2 f6 16.Kg2 O-O 17.Bg3 fxe5 18.dxe5 d4 19.Bxh4 Qxh4 20.Nd3 b6 21.f4 Bb7 22.Bf3 Na5 23.h3 Nc4 24.Qe2 Ne3+ 25.Kh2 Rac8 26.Rac1 Ba6 27.Be4


Puzzle of the week #377

French defence, Advance variation

Level: 4-Rook

Archived Puzzles

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

--------
----N--P
K-------
--------
--------
k-------
N---p---
--------


Puzzle of the week #84

Knights and pawns endgame


Level: 5-Queen

k-N-----
--p-----
--------
-P------
--------
--------
-------K
--------


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---
--------
-------K
Q-------
--------
--------


Puzzle of the week #81

Ultimate target: the enemy King


Level: 5-Queen

k---K---
-------b
--------
-pP-----
--------
-p-----B
--------
--------


Puzzle of the week #80

Pinning in&nbspendgame


Level: 5-Queen

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


Puzzle of the week #79

Queens and pawns


Level: 5-Queen

--------
--------
--------
--p-----
--Pp----
---K--Pk
-------P
--------


Puzzle of the week #78

Rule of the square


Level: 5-Queen

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


Puzzle of the week #76

Basic endgame


Level: 4-Rook

--N---k-
------p-
--------
------P-
--------
K---p---
--------
--------


Puzzle of the week #75

Material imbalance endgame


Level: 4-Rook

--------
-----kp-
-p--ppnp
--------
---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
--------
----K-Rp
------pP
-----p-r
--------
--------
--------


Puzzle of the week #70

Rook and passed pawns


Level: 5-Queen

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


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

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


Puzzle of the week #66

Material imbalance endgame


Level: 4-Rook

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


Puzzle of the week #65

Rook and passed pawns endgame


Level: 5-Queen