Archive for the ‘Chess Puzzles’ Category

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 36

January 27, 2020

Black to move and mate in 1 (two solutions).

Black to move and mate in 1 (two solutions).

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 35

January 22, 2020

Black just played Bxf3. How should white respond?

Black just played Bxf3. How should white respond?

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 54

January 11, 2020

White to move and win. (Hint: Bishop domination is the key strategy.)

White to move and win (T. Dawson, 1925).

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 34

January 6, 2020

White just played Nc3. What is black’s crushing move? (Hint: Analyze checks, captures and threats.)

What is black’s crushing move?

Betcha Can Solve This #Chess Puzzle!

December 21, 2019

This one is really not as hard as it looks. White to move and mate in 6 (Wilhelm Ropke, 1942.)

White to move and mate in 6 (Wilhelm Ropke, 1942.)

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 53

December 12, 2019

White to move and mate in 7 (Aron Nimzowitsch, My System).

White to move and mate in 7 (Aron Nimzowitsch, My System).

Backwards Chess

December 12, 2019

Question: Who can play chess backwards?

By playing “chess backwards” I assume you are referring to retrograde analysis chess puzzles.

The individuals who appreciate these bewilders enjoy intelligent reasoning yet are exhausted by standard chess puzzles. A well conjured retrograde chess puzzle presents a harmless looking chess position and an apparently difficult to-respond to address about it, for example, “What was White’s past move?” or “On which square should the White pawn be found?” https://www.quora.com/Who-can-play-chess-backwards/answer/Chris-Torres-13?ch=10&share=dbf37a93&srid=i4Sz

#Chess Position Worth Sharing 116

December 11, 2019

White to move and win.

White to move and win.

#Chess Position Worth Sharing 115

December 10, 2019

White to move and mate in 5.

White to move and mate in 5.

#Chess Position Worth Sharing 114

December 9, 2019

White to move and draw (D. Lolly, 1763).

White to move and draw (D. Lolly, 1763).


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