Chess puzzle

No. 259

30 March 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Grischuk-Ivanchuk, London Candidates 2013. White’s next destroyed the black position. Can you see…

No. 258

23 March 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Radjabov-Ivanchuk, London Candidates 2013. White has only one move to win…

Puzzle No. 257

16 March 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Fischer-Benko, US Championship 1963. One of Fischer’s classic attacking finishes. What is the…

no. 256

9 March 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Nimzowitsch-Alapin, Vilnius 1912. How did White swiftly conclude his sacrificial attack? Answers to…

No. 255

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Sjoholm-Spielmann, Kalmar 1941. How did Black swiftly decimate the white kingside?  Answers to…

No. 254

23 February 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Duchamp-Feigins, Folkestone 1933. Can you spot White’s most accurate continuation of…

No. 253

16 February 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from  Hartston-Portisch, Nice  1974. Can you spot White’s most accurate continuation of the  attack?…

No. 252

9 February 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Adams-Ehlvest, Gibraltar 2013. White’s next essentially destroyed the black position. What was it?…

Puzzle no. 251

2 February 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is a variation from Caruana-Nakamura, Wijk aan Zee 2013. Black is two pawns down but…

No. 230

26 January 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Rotlewi-Rubinstein, Lodz 1907. Black has already given up his queen and now concluded with…

No. 249

19 January 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Carlsen-Polgar, Mexico City 2012. Black’s minor pieces seem to be locked out of the…

No. 248

12 January 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Kramnik-McShane, London Chess Classic 2012. How can Kramnik finish off the…

No. 247

5 January 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Kramnik-Kasparov, World Championship, London (Game 2) 2000. Kasparov has been struggling to hold…

No. 247

29 December 2012 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Alekhine-Yates, London 1922. White has conducted a brilliant strategic game, exposing Black on…

Puzzle

15 December 2012 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is a variation from Lee-Lasker, London 1899. The white king has been driven into a…

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8 December 2012 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from La Bourdonnais-McDonnell, London 1834. White has various ways to finish off, but what…

No. 246

1 December 2012 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Anderssen-Kieseritzky, Simpson’s in the Strand, London 1851. It is known in chess literature…

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…