Interactive Puzzles

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[Event "Puzzle #381"][Date "2020.03.15"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6k1/5pp1/p3p2p/8/n1bB4/P3P1P1/2r2PBP/R5K1 w - - 0 31"]


Puzzle of the week #381

Relative pins

Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #380"][Date "2020.03.08"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/6p1/4pk2/1r2np2/8/1B3PKP/4R3 w - - 0 56"]56.Bxe5


Puzzle of the week #380

Absolute pins

Level: 4-Rook

Archived Puzzles

[Event "Puzzle #163"][Date "2011.05.07"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r7/6p1/4b1Rp/4q2k/7b/1B6/2PB2Q1/2K5 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #163

Etouffe mate (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #162"][Date "2011.04.30"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3n3k/2R5/2n1P3/3N2N1/8/1p6/2r3r1/K7 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #162

7th rank domination (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #161"][Date "2011.04.22"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "7k/pp4rp/2nQ1p2/3p4/4b2N/8/Pq3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #161

Back rank (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #160"][Date "2011.04.16"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 c5 2.c3 d5 3.exd5 Qxd5 4.d4 e6 5.Nf3 Nf6 6.Be2 Be7 7.O-O O-O 8.c4 Qf5 9.Nc3 Rd8


Puzzle of the week #160

Modern opening surprises (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #159"][Date "2011.04.10"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r2qkb1r/pppb2pp/2np1n2/5pN1/2BQP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #159

Opening blunders (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #158"][Date "2011.04.03"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1rbq2kr/p1ppb1pp/1pn5/3NP1N1/6Q1/8/PPP2PPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #158

Achile's heel (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #157"][Date "2011.03.27"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/pQRq2pk/4p2p/3r1p2/3P4/4P3/PP3PPP/6K1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #157

Celebrating club games


Level: 2-Knight

[Event "Puzzle #156"][Date "2011.03.20"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "5rk1/2p3qp/1p1p1r2/p2R4/2P5/PPKQP3/8/3R4 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #156

Discovered check


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #155"][Date "2011.03.12"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4r1k1/8/3R1Qpp/2p5/2P1p1q1/P3P3/1P2PK2/8 b - - 0 1"]1...Rf8 ({Saving the g6-pawn is not a very good option; see what happens after} 1...g5??) (1...h5 2.Qxg6+ Qxg6 3.Rxg6+ Kh7 4.Rc6 Re5 {We have a Rook and pawns endgame}) 2.Rd8 Rxd8 3.Qxd8+  {White will bother the Black King with checks quite a lot}


Puzzle of the week #155

Endgame intuition (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #154"][Date "2011.03.07"][Result "0-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r3k2r/pp1q1ppp/1bpp1nn1/4p1B1/2N1P3/1QPP1N1P/PP3PP1/R4RK1 b kq - 0 1"]1...Qc7 (1...Bc5) (1...Bd8)


Puzzle of the week #154

What say you: A, B, or C? (3)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #153"][Date "2011.02.27"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/8/7p/8/6pp/4N1Pk/5K2/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #153

Knight's short journey (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #152"][Date "2011.02.19"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r4rk1/1p5q/p2p1p1Q/4p2N/2Pp4/8/PP5P/5R1K w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #152

The edge of a Knife


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #151"][Date "2011.02.14"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "6k1/5pb1/6pp/p1pr1b2/1p1pNB2/7P/PPP1RPP1/6K1 w - - 0 27"]{In the game} 27.Bc7 a4 28.Bb6 c4 29.Ng3 d3 30.cxd3 cxd3 31.Rd2 Bc3 {Black is winning}


Puzzle of the week #151

Any position is interesting


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #150"][Date "2011.02.07"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/4p1kp/4p1p1/4pPP1/4P2Q/6NP/1r1q4/1n3R1K w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #150

Helm's Deep


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #149"][Date "2011.01.30"][Result "0-1"]1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.c3 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.e5 Nd5 6.Qb3 Nb6 7.cxd4 d5 8.Be2 Bf5 9.O-O Be7 10.Nc3 Nb4 11.Bd2


Puzzle of the week #149

Modern opening surprises (1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #148"][Date "2011.01.22"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1qB1r1k1/5pp1/1Bb4p/2P4n/1P6/P4n2/1N3QPP/2R2N1K b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #148

The final result counts


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #147"][Date "2011.01.15"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "4rk2/1p6/p1qr1bQ1/8/P7/1P5R/2P3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #147

Pawns gone missing


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #146"][Date "2011.01.08"][Result "1-0"]1.e4 d6 2.Nf3 g6 3.Bc4 Nd7


Puzzle of the week #146

Achile's heel (2)


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #145"][Date "2010.12.22"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r2k1/pb2qp2/1p4p1/7p/5Q1P/1B6/PP3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #145

Achile's heel (1)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #144"][Date "2010.12.13"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3r4/5p1k/4p1p1/5q2/8/PQ5P/7P/3R3K b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #144

What say you: A, B or C? (2)


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #143"][Date "2010.12.06"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "1b1q2k1/3r2pp/2Q1Rp2/2B1p3/2P5/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #143

Overloading


Level: 5-Queen

[Event "Puzzle #142"][Date "2010.11.23"][Result "1-0"][SetUp "1"][FEN "3k4/1p6/1P1K4/2P5/8/8/8/8 w - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #142

Opposition


Level: 4-Rook

[Event "Puzzle #141"][Date "2010.11.15"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "r4rk1/bp1bq1pp/p1p5/2Ppp3/1P1P2n1/4BN2/P1N2PPP/R3QRK1 b - - 0 1"]


Puzzle of the week #141

Storming the castle


Level: 3-Bishop

[Event "Puzzle #140"][Date "2010.11.07"][Result "0-1"][SetUp "1"][FEN "8/5k2/2p5/5p2/7R/4P1Kp/5P2/7r b - - 0 56"]56...Ke6 {Game line} 57.Rd4 h2 58.Kg2 Rf1 59.Kxh2 Rxf2+ 60.Kg3 Rf1 61.Kg2 Rb1 62.Kf3 Rb8 63.Kf4 c5 64.Rd1 Rg8 65.Kf3 Ke5 66.Rd2 Rh8 67.Rd7 Rc8 {White resigned}


Puzzle of the week #140

Simple comme Bonjour! (2)


Level: 4-Rook