Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #357"][Date "2018.11.18"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Nxd5 6.d4 Bb4+ 7.c3 Be7 8.Nxf7 Kxf7 9.Qf3+ Ke6 10.Qe4 Bf8 11.O-O Ne7 12.f4 c6 13.fxe5 Kd7 14.Be2 Ke8 15.c4 Nc7 16.Nc3 Be6 17.Bg5 Qd7 18.Rad1 Rc8 19.Bxe7 Qxe7 20.d5 Qc5+ 21.Kh1 cxd5 22.cxd5 Bd7 23.e6 Bb5


Puzzle of the week #357

The Fried Liver Attack

Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #356"][Date "2018.11.04"][Result "?-?"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.Ng5 d5 5.exd5 Na5 6.Bb5+ c6 7.dxc6 bxc6 8.Be2 (8.Qf3 Rb8 9.Be2) 8...h6 9.Nh3


Puzzle of the week #356

The Fried Liver Attack

Level: 3-Bishop

Archived Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #307"][Date "2017.01.31"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2r1r3/p3bk1p/1pnqpppB/3n4/3P2Q1/PB3N2/1P3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 22"]


Puzzle of the week #307

IQP


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #306"][Date "2017.01.13"][Result "0-1"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. e3 Nf6 6. Be2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. a3 a6 9. dc5 Bc5 10. b4 Ba7 11. Bb2 Re8 12. Qc2 Qc7 13. Rfd1 dc4 14. Ne4 Ne4 15. Qe4 b5 16. Be5 Ne5 17. Ne5 Bb7 18. Qf4 Bb8 19. Bf3


Puzzle of the week #306

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #305"][Date "2016.12.12"][Result "0-1"]1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Nbd7 5.e3 c6 6.Nf3 Qa5 7.Bxf6 Nxf6 8.a3


Puzzle of the week #305

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #304"][Date "2016.12.04"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b1kb1r/pp1n1ppp/2p1pn2/q2p2B1/2PP4/2NBPN2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - 3 7"]


Puzzle of the week #304

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #303"][Date "2016.11.22"][Result "1-0"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 c6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 Nbd7 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O dc4 9. Bc4 Nd5 10. Be7 Qe7 11. Rc1 N5b6 12. Bd3 e5 13. Re1 f5 14. e4 f4 15. Bc2 ed4 16. Qd4 c5 17. Nd5 Qd6 18. Qc3 Nd5 19. ed5 Nb6 20. Ng5 Qd5


Puzzle of the week #303

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #302"][Date "2016.11.07"][Result "1-0"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 Be7 5. Bg5 O-O 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 Ne4 8. Bxe7 Qxe7 9. cxd5 Nxc3 10. bxc3 exd5 11. Bd3 b6 12. O-O Bb7 13. Qa4 c5 14. Ne5 Qc7 15. Rae1 Nc6 16. f4 Nxe5 17. fxe5 Qe7 18. Bb1 Bc8 19. Qc2 f5 20. exf6 gxf6


Puzzle of the week #302

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #301"][Date "2016.10.16"][Result "1-0"]1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 b6 8. g4 Nbd7 9. Rg1 Bb7 10. g5 Ne4 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Bb5 g6 13. Bxd7 Qxd7 {White decided to start the attack and that decision brought him a quick win after the following combination} 14. gxh6 Bxh4 15. Nxh4 Qh3 16. Qh5 Nxf2 17. Rxg6+ Kh8 18. Rg3 Nd3+ 19. Kd2


Puzzle of the week #301

QGD


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #300"][Date "2016.07.18"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7N/3K1Npk/6p1/8/8/1B6/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #300

Mate in 4


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #299"][Date "2016.06.12"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3R4/8/8/7r/8/2K5/3p4/3k4 b - - 0 83"]


Puzzle of the week #299

Basic Rook endgames


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #298"][Date "2016.05.30"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6k1/5p2/3ppq1p/6p1/1P2P2P/3Q1P1K/2r3P1/6R1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #298

7th rank domination


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #297"][Date "2016.04.17"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5nk1/2b1q1p1/2p5/3pP1pQ/1r1P2P1/3B1R2/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #297

King on the King side


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #296"][Date "2016.04.11"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1r1q1k1r/Q4ppp/2B2n2/8/Pbbp4/1P4P1/2PP1P1P/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #296

King in the middle


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #295"][Date "2016.03.28"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6rk/6rp/4PR2/pp6/3P4/P1pK1QBq/1b5P/3R4 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #295

Absolute pins


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #294"][Date "2016.03.14"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2b3q1/8/7p/4P1p1/1p1pNp2/3PkP2/4P3/4K3 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #294

Interference


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #293"][Date "2016.03.06"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6q1/6p1/2k4p/R6B/p7/8/2P3P1/2K5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #293

Attracting the defender


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #292"][Date "2016.03.01"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r4/5b1p/5qk1/pp1p1p2/3Q1P1P/1P4P1/P5BK/2R5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #292

Distracting the defender


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #291"][Date "2016.02.21"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3rqb2/2R3pk/p3n1pp/1p1p4/3B4/PP6/1P4PP/4RQK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #291

Eliminating the defender


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #290"][Date "2016.02.01"][Result "0-1"]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. de5 Ng4 4. Bf4 Bb4 5. Nd2 Nc6 6. Nf3 Qe7 7. e3 Nge5 8. Ne5 Ne5 9. Be2 a5 10. O-O d6 11. Nb1 Be6 12. a3 Bc5 13. Nc3 Nc4 14. Nd5 Bd5 15. Qd5 Nb6 16. Qb7 O-O 17. Rac1 Rab8 18. Qc6 Qd7 19. Qe4 Rfe8 20. Qd3 Qe6 21. Bd1 Qe4 22. Qe2 Nd5 23. Bg3 Ne3 24. Re1 {White resigned}


Puzzle of the week #290

Budapest gambit


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #289"][Date "2016.01.18"][Result "1-0"]1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 d6 3. g3 Nf6 4. Bg2 Be7 5. e3 Nc6 6. Nge2 O-O 7. O-O Re8 8. d4 Bf5 9. Bd2 Qd7 10. Bh1 Na5 11. b3 Rab8 12. Rc1 a6 13. f4 Bf8


Puzzle of the week #289

English opening


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #288"][Date "2015.12.07"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7R/7p/5P1k/4PKpP/8/8/8/8 w - g6 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #288

Retrograde


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #287"][Date "2015.11.25"][Result "1/2-1/2"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 a6 4. Ngf3 c5 5. exd5 exd5 6. Be2 Nf6 7. O-O Be7 8. dxc5 Bxc5 9. Nb3 Ba7 10. Bg5 O-O 11. c3 Re8 12. Qc2 h6 13. Bh4 Nbd7 14. Rad1 Qb6 15. Kh1 Nf8 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. Rxd5 Ng6 18. Rd2 Nf4 19. Nfd4 Nxe2 20. Rxe2 Bd7 21. Rfe1 Rxe2 22. Rxe2 a5 23. Qe4 Re8


Puzzle of the week #287

French defence, Tarrasch


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #286"][Date "2015.11.16"][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.Kd1 Nbc6 11.Nf3 dxc3 12.Ng5 Nxe5 13.f4 Rxg5 14.fxg5 N5g6 15.h4 e5 16.h5 Nf8 17.Qg7 Bg4+ 18.Ke1 e4 19.Be3 O-O-O 20.Qxf7 Ne6 21.Qf2 {Stop here and analyse the position before moving on to replay the winning line} d4 22.Be2 dxe3 23.Qxe3 Bxe2 24.Qxe2 Rd2 25.Qxe4 Qg3+ 26.Kf1 Qf2#


Puzzle of the week #286

French Winaver


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #285"][Date "2015.11.01"][Result "0-1"]1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Bxe7 Qxe7 7. f4 a6 8. Nf3 c5 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. O-O-O O-O 11. dxc5 Nxc5 12. Bd3 b5 13. Qf2 f5 14. exf6 Nxd3+ 15. cxd3 Qxf6 16. g3 b4 17. Na4 e5 18. Kb1 exf4 19. Nb6 fxg3 20. Qc5 g2 21. Rhg1 Bg4 22. Nxa8 Bxf3 23. Nb6 Bxd1 24. Nd7 {Stop here and analyse the position before moving on} 24... Bc2+ 25. Kc1 Qf1+ 26. Kxc2 Rf2+ 27. Kb3 Qxd3+ 28. Ka4 Qc2+ 29. Qxc2 Rxc2 30. Kb3 Nd4+ 31. Kxb4 Nf3


Puzzle of the week #285

French defence classical


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #284"][Date "2015.10.19"][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. Qd2 Nc6 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. O-O-O a6 12. Bd3 b5 13. Rhe1 b4 14. Ne2 b3 15. axb3 Nb4 16. Nfd4 a5 17. Kb1 Ncxd3 18. cxd3 a4 19. bxa4 Rxa4 20. Nc3 Ra6 21. Ncb5 Bd7 22. Nd6 Rb8 23. Rc1 Qd8 24. Nb3 Qb6 25. Qe3 d4 26. Qxd4 Ra1+ {Here white resigned}


Puzzle of the week #284

French defence classical


Level: 4-Rook