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Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 34

December 7, 2018

White to move and mate in 2(Hyacinth Agnel, 1868).

White to move and mate in 2(Hyacinth Agnel, 1868).

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Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 33

August 5, 2018

White to move and mate in 3 (by Andre Chéron, Hamburgischer Correspondent 1930).

White to move and mate in 3 (by Andre Chéron, Hamburgischer Correspondent 1930).

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Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 30

July 12, 2018

Black looks close to victory but white has one saving combination. White to move and mate in 7 (Giambattista Lolli – N.N., Italy 1763.)

White to move and mate in 7 (Giambattista Lolli – N.N., Italy 1763.)

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 29

June 29, 2018

White to move and win.

White to move and win.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 28

June 28, 2018

Today we look at a beautifully crafted endgame study that is always a favorite at chess camp.

How should white proceed? (Puzzle by E. Cook, 1927.)

How should white proceed? (Puzzle by E. Cook, 1927.)

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 27

June 25, 2018

E. Pogosiants (1935 – 1991) was a very prolific puzzle composer who created some surreal but very compelling compositions. His masterpiece below has one of my all time favorite solutions.

White to move and mate in 7.

White to move and mate in 7 (Puzzle by E. Pogosiants (1935-1991)).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 26

June 22, 2018

Black to move and mate in 5 (Gilles Andruet vs. Boris Spassky, Bundesliga 1988).

Black to move and mate in 5 (Gilles Andruet vs. Boris Spassky, Bundesliga 1988).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 25

June 21, 2018

Much simpler but very pretty.

White to move and mate in two (Александров, Владимир Александрович, Kubbel 100-MT, 1992).

White to move and mate in two (Александров, Владимир Александрович, Kubbel 100-MT, 1992).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 24

June 19, 2018

A certain heavy hitter solved Puzzle 23 in under 10 seconds so today I have raised the bar. White to move and draw (Á. Rusz & M. Minski & S. Nielsen, Magyar Sakkvilág 2017, First Prize).

White to move and draw (Á. Rusz & M. Minski & S. Nielsen, Magyar Sakkvilág 2017, First Prize).

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle 23

June 19, 2018

White to move and mate in 3 (Puzzle by: Yuri Voronov, Kursk 01/01/2000).

White to move and mate in 3 (Puzzle by: Yuri Voronov, Kursk 01/01/2000).


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