Posts Tagged ‘tricky chess’

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! 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! 35

January 24, 2019

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

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

#Chess Position Worth Sharing 104

August 9, 2018

White to move and mate in 2 (Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen, 1953).

White to move and mate in 2 (Karl Ernst Adolf Anderssen, 1953).

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! 32

August 1, 2018

White to move and mate in 2(Michail Aktschurin, 1982).

White to move and mate in 2(Michail Aktschurin, 1982).

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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).

Betcha Can’t Solve This Chess Puzzle 19

June 9, 2018

White to move and win.

White to move and win.

Betcha Can’t Solve This #Chess Puzzle! 17

May 24, 2018

White to move and mate in 3 (A. Galitskiy, “Chess Journal”, 1900.)

White to move and mate in 3 (A. Galitskiy, “Chess Journal”, 1900.)

For added challenge, imagine that the players switch chairs (i.e. pawns moving in the opposite direction) and solve for mate in three again. Remarkable!

Calculation Test: Mate in Four

October 6, 2014

This is a fairly simple mate-in-four that is a good calculation test. Give yourself fifteen minutes to solve it and then set it up on a chessboard if you are still stumped.

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