Chess puzzle

no. 506

19 May 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Carlsen-Wojtaszek, Vugar Gashimov Memorial, Shamkir 2018. How can White power through?…

no. 505

12 May 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Sadler-Speelman, 4NCL 2017. White is two pawns down in this endgame but all Black’s…

no. 504

5 May 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This is a possible variation from Meier-Carlsen, Grenke 2018. Meier could have forced a win in this…

no. 503

28 April 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Bluebaum-Vitiugov, Grenke 2018. Can you spot Black’s amazing winning move? Answers to me…

no. 502

21 April 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Karjakin-Caruana, Berlin 2018. This game was Caruana’s only reverse in Berlin. Karjakin now…

no. 501

14 April 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Bluebaum-Anand, Grenke 2018. Anand has been having a rough time in the elite Grenke…

no. 500

7 April 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Jones-Deac, European Team Championship, Batumi 2018. Can you spot White’s crushing breakthrough? Answers…

no. 499

31 March 2018 8:00 am

White to play. This position is from a later game in the match, McShane-Howell, London 2017. How did White conclude…

no. 498

24 March 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is a variation from today’s game Aronian-Kramnik, Berlin 2018. How can Black briskly conclude his…

no. 497

17 March 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Kramnik-Andreikin, Tal Memorial 2018. White now finished off quickly. What did he play?…

no. 496

10 March 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Mamedyarov-Savchenko, Moscow 2015. White’s forthcoming tactic led to a decisive material gain. What…

no. 495

3 March 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Tiviakov-Jones, Bunratty Play-off. White’s next led to a decisive material gain. What did…

no. 494

24 February 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Drozdowski-Tay, chess.com 2014. Black played 1 … Qg6 which was good enough to…

no. 493

17 February 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Capablanca-Fonaroff, New York 1918. Once again there is a knight on h6. What…

no. 492

10 February 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Wang Hao-Howell, Gibraltar 2018. What opportunity did White overlook? Answers to me at…

no. 491

3 February 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Goriatchkin-Bosiocic, Gibraltar 2018. How did White finish off? Answers to me at The…

no. 490

27 January 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Ivanchuk-Lafuente, Gibraltar 2011. White now terminated proceedings abruptly. What was the key move?…

no. 489

20 January 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from O. Howell-Pickersgill, Hastings 2017/18. White now terminated proceedings abruptly. What was the key move?…

no. 488

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Carlsen-Anand, Riyadh Rapid 2017. The needle clash from the Rapid was Anand’s destruction of…

no. 487

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Kasparov-Navara, St Louis 2017. How did Navara deal with Kasparov’s check? Answers to…

no. 486

16 December 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Aronian-Giri, Palma de Mallorca 2017. Aronian now finished off a fine attack with…

Puzzle

9 December 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Timman-Short, Tilburg 1990. Can you spot Timman’s classic finish? We regret that this…

no. 485

2 December 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from a variation from Carlsen-Aronian, London Classic 2012. Black had already anticipated what was…

no. 484

25 November 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Alekhine-Feldt, Blindfold Simultaneous, Tarnopol 1916. White has sacrificed a knight. Can you spot his brilliant…

no. 483

18 November 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Alekhine-Supico, Blindfold Simultaneous, Lisbon 1941. Can you spot White’s remarkable finish, which is…