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[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

[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 variation

Level: 4-Rook

Archived Puzzles

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

Puzzle of the week #183

Stalemate combination


Level: 4-Rook

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--------
--------
p------p
P----K-P
--------
----k---
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Puzzle of the week #182

Basic endgame (2)


Level: 4-Rook

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

Puzzle of the week #181

Pawn breakthrough


Level: 4-Rook

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

Puzzle of the week #180

L-shape setup


Level: 4-Rook

-r--q--r
pp-nn--k
--p-p-pp
b--p---N
P--P----
Q--BBP--
-----P-P
R-----RK

Puzzle of the week #179

Long mates (2)


Level: 4-Rook

r-bnk--N
pppqn--Q
------p-
---N----
--B-P---
--------
P----PPP
b-B--RK-

Puzzle of the week #178

Long mates (1)


Level: 4-Rook

------n-
---b-r-k
p---p--p
Pp-pPn-B
--pP-N--
--P-----
--PB---P
------RK

Puzzle of the week #176

Tricky choice


Level: 3-Bishop

r-b-kb-r
p--n-p-p
-qn-p---
-p-pP-p-
---P-N--
-----N--
PP--BPPP
R-BQK--R

Puzzle of the week #175

Center blast


Level: 4-Rook

r-b-kb-r
pp---p-p
----p-p-
--PpqnB-
------Q-
---B----
PPP--PPP
RN---RK-

Puzzle of the week #174

King left in the center (2)


Level: 4-Rook

--kr---r
pp-b-pb-
-q--p-pn
---pP--p
-P-n-B-P
P-NB-NQ-
-----PP-
R---R-K-

Puzzle of the week #173

Traps


Level: 4-Rook

-b--rrk-
---b-ppp
-----n-q
-N-P----
p-B-p---
P-----P-
-P-NQP-P
R----RK-

Puzzle of the week #172

Storming the castle (6)


Level: 4-Rook

-k---r--
--p-----
--------
---R---p
--n---pP
--P---B-
r----PP-
-----NK-

Puzzle of the week #171

The winding road to winning


Level: 4-Rook

rnbqkb-r
ppp-pppp
--------
---p----
--------
--------
PPPPPPPP
RNBQKB-R


Puzzle of the week #170

Logical puzzle (1)


Level: 3-Bishop

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


Puzzle of the week #169

Opposition (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

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--pp--pp
--------
--PP-P--
-p-----k
--------
PP----p-
------K-


Puzzle of the week #168

Rule of the square (3)


Level: 4-Rook

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


Puzzle of the week #167

Rule of the square (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

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----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

rnbr--k-
pp--bppp
----pn--
--p--q--
--PP----
--N--N--
PP--BPPP
R-BQ-RK-


Puzzle of the week #160

Modern opening surprises (2)


Level: 3-Bishop