Chess puzzle

no. 542

23 February 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is taken from Galinsky–Gunina, Gibraltar 2019. How can White finish off in this complicated position?…

no. 541

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Gelfand–Kramnik, Berlin 1996. This is one of Kramnik’s finest finishes. Can you spot…

no. 540

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Kasparov-Kramnik, Dos Hermanas 1996. Kramnik played 1 … Qh1+ and soon won. But he…

no. 539

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Howell-Bilguun, Gibraltar 2019. How can Black play for the win? Answers to me at…

no. 538

26 January 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Carlsen-Rapport, Wijk aan Zee 2019. The influence of AlphaZero is being felt at elite…

no. 537

19 January 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Jones-McShane, UK Knockout, London 2018. White’s next move was the start of a…

no. 536

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Botvinnik-Smyslov, World Championship, Moscow (Game 18) 1958. How could Smyslov have forced instant…

no. 535

5 January 2019 9:00 am

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

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15 December 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This is a variation from Carlsen-Caruana, World Championship (Game 11), London 2018. Carlsen set a small trap…

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8 December 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This is a variation from Caruana-Carlsen, World Championship (Game 10), London 2018. Black is a rook down.…

no. 534

1 December 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This is a variation from Caruana-Carlsen, World Championship (Game 10), London 2018. The black queen is trapped…

no. 533

24 November 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This is a variation from Caruana-Carlsen, World Championship, London 2018. White has sacrificed a piece in order…

no. 532

17 November 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This is a variation from Carlsen–Caruana (Game 2), London 2018. White has forked the black bishop and…

no. 531

10 November 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Carlsen-Caruana, Bilbao 2012. Black has blundered right out of the opening. How did Carlsen…

no. 530

3 November 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Cornette-Jumabayev, Isle of Man 2018. Black’s next move led to an overwhelming material advantage.…

no. 529

27 October 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Carlsen-Ding Liren, Porto Carras 2018. Black tried 1 … Nxg4 here but Carlsen…

no. 528

20 October 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Khmelniker-Harari, Isle of Man 2017. How did White make the most of his…

no. 527

13 October 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Pace-Aguilar, Batumi Olympiad 2018. How did White finish off crisply? Answers to me at…

no. 526

6 October 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Giron-Altaya, Batumi Olympiad 2018. Can you spot White’s classic winning combination? Answers to…

no. 525

29 September 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Rogers-Milos, Manila Olympiad 1992. How can White do better than recapturing on c3?…

no. 524

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Gurgenidze-Tal, Moscow 1957. What is the most direct way to break into the…

no. 523

15 September 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Potkin-Caruana, Dagomys 2010. How did Caruana finish off with a flourish? Answers to…

no. 522

8 September 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Caruana-Karjakin, St Louis 2018. Can you spot White’s classic mating finish?…

no. 521

1 September 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Mamedyarov–Georgiadis, Biel 2018. Many of Mamedyarov’s games feature a kingside attack based upon a…

no. 520

25 August 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Nakamura-Mamedyarov, St Louis 2018. Unfortunately for Mamedyarov, he has just blundered in a…