Saturday, 30 June 2012

30/06/2012 - Mate in 3 (w)

White to move and mate in 3.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Friday, 29 June 2012

29/06/2012 - Greedy Black (w)

In this position Black plays 5...Nxe4
But this is a poisoned Pawn.
Can you see why?
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Thursday, 28 June 2012

28/06/2012 - Advantage Black (b)

Taken from Perlis-Duz-Khotimirsky 
(1911), it is Black to move and win.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

27/06/2012 - Mate in 2 (w)

Composed by Laimons Mangalis, 
in 1956, it is White to move and 
mate in 2 moves.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

26/06/2012 - Mate in 4 (w)

Black won't resign, again!
We can all win from here as White 
but can you win it in 4?
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)



Monday, 25 June 2012

25/06/2012 - Resign (w)

Black won't resign, White has only 
a few seconds left on his clock.
Can you find the quick mate in 3?
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Sunday, 24 June 2012

24/06/2012 - Use the Net! (w)

White to move and mate in 2.
Hint: Use the mating net!
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Friday, 22 June 2012

22/06/2012 - Knight in Shining Armour (w)

From Clemenz-Eisenschmidt (1862)
White to move and force mate in 2.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)



Thursday, 21 June 2012

21/06/2012 - Black Death (w)

From Sokolov-Rushnikov (1967)
Black is close to Queening his 
b-Pawn but it's White to move and
force mate in 3. Can you do this?
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Wednesday, 20 June 2012

20/06/2012 - Battle after the War (w)

From Urgeanuv-Anastasides (1949)
White to play and win.
(Hint: Black can avoid mate at a 
large cost)
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Monday, 18 June 2012

18/06/2012 - Mate in 3 (w)

White to move and force mate in 3.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Sunday, 17 June 2012

17/06/2012 - Mate in 3 (w)

White to move and force mate in 3.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)

Saturday, 16 June 2012

16/06/2012 - Best Move and Mate (b)

Black to move and finding the best
move leads to a very quick mate.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)

Friday, 15 June 2012

15/06/2012 - Mate in 3 (w)

White to move.
Mate is easy, but mate in 3 isn't
Can you see the correct moves?
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Thursday, 14 June 2012

14/06/2012 - Mate in 2 (w)

White to move.
A fairly simple mate in 2, but a 
classic problem from 1902 by
Mrs. W. J. Baird.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

13/06/2012 - Mate in 6 (w)

White' move with a forced mate in 6.
Taken from Petrosian-Korchnoi (1977).
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

12/06/2012 - Quicker than Philidor (w)

White to move - there is a Philidor 
(smothered) Mate in 5 moves,  but a 
quicker mate in 4! Can you find it?
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Monday, 11 June 2012

11/06/2012 - Fischer's Slip (w)

Fischer played 1.Kd3 here and won, but
there is a better move! Can you find it?
(Solution on "Solutions" page,

updated regularly)


Sunday, 10 June 2012

10/06/2012 - Mate in 5 (w)

Can you solve this mate in 5, with
White to play?
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Saturday, 9 June 2012

09/06/2012 - Win For Morphy (w)

Can you solve this famous
Paul Morphy Mate in 2 puzzle?
White to move and win in 2.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)

Friday, 8 June 2012

08/06/2012 - Win for White (w)

There are 2 moves needed to solve

this puzzle and find the White 
win, which is not a checkmate.
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Thursday, 7 June 2012

07/06/2012 - Budapest Trap (b)

After: 1.d4 Nf3 2.Nbd2 e5
3.dxe5 Ng4 4.h3 (shown above)
What is Black's best continuation?
(Solution on "Solutions" page,
updated regularly)


Wednesday, 6 June 2012