Chess puzzle

No. 245

24 November 2012 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Kalantar-Petrosian, Erevan 1946. Black has various powerful moves in this position but one is…

No. 244

17 November 2012 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Jacobsen-Nimzowitsch, Copenhagen 1922. How did Nimzo terminate the game? Answers to me at…

No. 243

10 November 2012 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from David Xu–Michael Basman, Simultaneous 2012. White has a quite remarkable winning…

No. 242

3 November 2012 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Velimirovic-Basman, Student Olympiad 1967. Black has just given up a piece. The justification for…

No. 241

27 October 2012 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Belstizman-Rubinstein, Warsaw 1926. Although a great endgame master, Rubinstein could turn his hand…

No. 240

20 October 2012 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Vallejo Pons-Aronian, Sao Paulo/Bilbao 2012. White needs an accurate move to…

No. 239

13 October 2012 9:00 am

White to play. This is a variation from Grischuk-Gelfand, Fidé Grand Prix, London 2012. White has a number of tempting…

No. 238

6 October 2012 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Carlsen-Aronian, Bilbao 2012. Here Black missed a clear win. I only require the…

Chess puzzle no. 237

No. 237

29 September 2012 9:00 am

This week’s puzzle is an amazing win by an eight-year-old against a Grandmaster. White to play. This position is from…

No. 236

22 September 2012 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Alekhine-Feldt, Odessa 1916. Some great masters have taken on numerous opponents simultaneously without sight…

No. 235

15 September 2012 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Akshaya Kalaiyalahan-Callum Brewer, UK Schools Challenge 2012. White concluded this game with an…

Puzzle No.234

8 September 2012 8:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Khudaya-Hou Yifan, Cheliabinsk 2007. Black has already sacrificed a piece here. What is…

Puzzle no. 233

1 September 2012 8:00 am

White to play. This position is from Gligoric-Petrosian, Belgrade 1954. How did White blast his way through to the black…

No. 231

25 August 2012 6:00 am

White to play. This position is from Leko-Ivanchuk, Nice 2009. All three white pieces are on the kingside while the…

No. 231

18 August 2012 6:00 am

White to play. This position is from Duchamp-Smith, London 1928. Can you spot White’s artful conclusion? Answers to me at…

No. 230

11 August 2012 6:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Ledger-Jones, British Championship 2012. How did Gawain Jones smash open the white position?…

No. 229

4 August 2012 6:00 am

White to play. This position is from Keene-Anon, Simultaneous Display, Brighton College, 1995. What is White’s best chance to play…

No. 228

28 July 2012 6:00 am

White to play. This position is from Arkell-Wall, Hastings 1995. What is the most effective way for White to use…

No. 227

21 July 2012 6:00 am

Black to play. This position is a variation from Commons-Gheorghiu, Lone Pine 1975. Black is two pawns down but has…