Puzzles

Current Puzzles

[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

[Event "Puzzle #184"][Date "2012.02.12"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/3k4/5P2/1KP3pp/4P3/7P/8 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #184

Crossroads (2)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #183"][Date "2012.02.05"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/K1k5/Pp6/7p/7p/8/6P1/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #183

Stalemate combination


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #182"][Date "2012.01.31"][Result "1/2-1/2"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/8/p6p/P4K1P/8/4k3/8 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #182

Basic endgame (2)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #181"][Date "2012.01.24"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/2p5/1p1p4/p2Pk3/P1P5/4K3/8 w - - 0 49"]49.Kd2 Kf4 50.Kd3 Kf3 51.Kd2 Kf2 52.Kd3 Ke1 53.Kc2 Ke2 54.Kc1 Kd3 55.Kb2 Kd2 {White resigned}


Puzzle of the week #181

Pawn breakthrough


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #180"][Date "2012.01.14"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/p7/8/K4k2/5P1P/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #180

L-shape setup


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #179"][Date "2012.01.08"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1r2q2r/pp1nn2k/2p1p1pp/b2p3N/P2P4/Q2BBP2/5P1P/R5RK w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #179

Long mates (2)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #178"][Date "2011.12.29"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1bnk2N/pppqn2Q/6p1/3N4/2B1P3/8/P4PPP/b1B2RK1 w q - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #178

Long mates (1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #177"][Date "2011.12.17"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3r1k1/5pp1/2pq3p/p1b1n3/2PpB3/1P4QP/PB2RPP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 22"]


Puzzle of the week #177

Back rank (3)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #176"][Date "2011.12.06"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6n1/3b1r1k/p3p2p/Pp1pPn1B/2pP1N2/2P5/2PB3P/6RK b - - 0 30"]


Puzzle of the week #176

Tricky choice


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #175"][Date "2011.11.26"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7 5.Nce2 c5 6.c3 Nc6 7.Nf3 b5 8.Nf4 Qb6 9.Be2 cxd4 10.cxd4 g5


Puzzle of the week #175

Center blast


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #174"][Date "2011.11.21"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r1b1kb1r/pp3p1p/4p1p1/2PpqnB1/6Q1/3B4/PPP2PPP/RN3RK1 w kq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #174

King left in the center (2)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #173"][Date "2011.11.15"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "2kr3r/pp1b1pb1/1q2p1pn/3pP2p/1P1n1B1P/P1NB1NQ1/5PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #173

Traps


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #172"][Date "2011.10.16"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1b2rrk1/3b1ppp/5n1q/1N1P4/p1B1p3/P5P1/1P1NQP1P/R4RK1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #172

Storming the castle (6)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #171"][Date "2011.10.16"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1k3r2/2p5/8/3R3p/2n3pP/2P3B1/r4PP1/5NK1 b - - 0 36"]36...Nd6? 37.Rxd6 {I blundered a piece and lost the game shortly}


Puzzle of the week #171

The winding road to winning


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #170"][Date "2011.08.30"][Result "0-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "rnbqkb1r/ppp1pppp/8/3p4/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKB1R w KQkq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #170

Logical puzzle (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #169"][Date "2011.08.30"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/8/8/k3p3/4P3/1K6/8 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #169

Opposition (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #168"][Date "2011.08.30"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/2pp2pp/8/2PP1P2/1p5k/8/PP4p1/6K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #168

Rule of the square (3)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #167"][Date "2011.08.30"][Result "1/2-1/2"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3K4/7p/3k4/P7/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #167

Rule of the square (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

--------
----k-p-
----p--p
----PP-P
------Q-
---q----
------PK
--------


Puzzle of the week #166

Zugzwang (2)


Level: 4-Rook

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


Puzzle of the week #165

Zugzwang (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

--b--rk-
pp--R-bp
-qpp--p-
------N-
--P--PP-
---Q-B--
PP----PK
--------


Puzzle of the week #164

Etouffe mate (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

r-------
------p-
----b-Rp
----q--k
-------b
-B------
--PB--Q-
--K-----


Puzzle of the week #163

Etouffe mate (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

---n---k
--R-----
--n-P---
---N--N-
--------
-p------
--r---r-
K-------


Puzzle of the week #162

7th rank domination (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

-------k
pp----rp
--nQ-p--
---p----
----b--N
--------
Pq---PPP
---RR-K-


Puzzle of the week #161

Back rank (2)


Level: 3-Bishop