Archive for the ‘Chess Puzzles’ Category

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 29

June 17, 2019

Not too difficult but a very realistic test for game winning combinations. Black to move and mate in 5.

Black to move and mate in 5.

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So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 28

June 8, 2019

Black to move and mate in 5.

Black to move and mate in 5.

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 27

May 5, 2019

Probably my favorite finishing mate of the year! My opponent has just captured my rook on f1 with his bishop. White to move and mate in 2. (Not too hard to spot but very satisfying play!)

White to move and mate in two.

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 26

April 29, 2019

White to move and mate in 6.

White to move and mate in 6.

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).

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 25

April 22, 2019

How can black win white’s queen?

How can black win white’s queen?

‪ #DontSpoilTheEndgame‬, Petrosian vs. Korchnoi (Moscow, 1963)

April 17, 2019

This position is from Petrosian vs. Korchnoi, Moscow 1963. Viktor Korchnoi (Black) has just played 34… Rf8.

White to move. Position after 34… Rf8.

Now Tigran Petrosian has serious winning chances and plays 35. Rxh6. Was this a good move?

Position after 35. Rxh6.

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.

Winning Chess Moves: Mayet vs. Anderssen, 1851

April 10, 2019

You are playing the role of the quintessential Romantic, Adolf Anderssen. Karl Mayet has just played the dreadful 12. Qxe4. How does Anderssen (Black) punish his opponents in dramatic fashion?

Black to move and mate in 5 (Mayet – Anderssen, Berlin 1851).

So I was just playing a game of #chess and then this happened! 24

April 8, 2019

What is white’s best move?

What is white’s best move?


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