Archive for the ‘Betcha Can’t Solve This’ Category

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 45

April 23, 2019

White to move and mate in 3 (Samuel Loyd, 1858).

White to move and mate in 3 (Samuel Loyd, 1858).

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Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 44

April 11, 2019

White to move and mate in 2.

White to move and mate in 2.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 43

April 4, 2019

Today I share a beautiful endgame study/mate-in-4 that I have come across in a couple of books. Carel Christiaan Wilhelm Mann has placed black in zugzwang (1…f5 2.Qh4# or 1…Kf5 2.Qd5#) but has white to move. The resulting solution is sure to entertain!

White to move and mate in 4 (Carel Christiaan Wilhem Mann, De Amsterdammer, 1/8/1893)

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 42

April 1, 2019

White to move and mate in 4 (Erich Ernest Zepler, Ostrauer Zeitung, January 1928).

White to move and mate in 4 (Erich Ernest Zepler, Ostrauer Zeitung, January 1928).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 41

March 29, 2019

White to move and mate in three (Samuel Loyd, 1863).

White to move and mate in three (Samuel Loyd, 1863).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 40

March 25, 2019

White to move and mate in 4! (Wolfgang Pauly, Schweizerische Schachzeitung, September 1920)

White to move and mate in 4! (Wolfgang Pauly, Schweizerische Schachzeitung, September 1920)

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 39

March 15, 2019

White to move and mate in 4 (Georges Legentil, Le Journal de Rouen, 1910).

White to move and mate in 4 (Georges Legentil, Le Journal de Rouen, 1910).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 37

March 1, 2019

White to move and mate in two (Александр Ажусин, 1971).

White to move and mate in two (Александр Ажусин, 1971).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 36

February 7, 2019

White to move and mate in 4 (Фомичёв, Евгений Васильевич & Феоктистов, Александр Фёдорович, Melnichenko MT 2009).

White to move and mate in 4.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 35

January 24, 2019

White to move and mate in two (R. Alan, 1895).

White to move and mate in two (R. Alan, 1895).


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