Chess puzzle

No. 474

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Carlsen-Bu, Fidé World Cup, Tbilisi 2017. Can you spot Black’s winning coup? Answers…

no. 473

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Kasparov-Navara, St Louis Blitz 2017. White has just given what appears to be a…

no. 472

2 September 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Hari-krishna-Studer, Biel 2017. Can you spot White’s winning thrust? Answers to…

no. 471

26 August 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Vachier-Lagrave–Nepomniachtchi, St Louis 2017. How can White make a decisive material…

No. 470

19 August 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Breyer-Esser, Budapest 1917. White has a multiplicity of tempting options but the best move…

no. 469

12 August 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Anand–Caruana, St Louis 2017. Can you spot White’s incredible winning move? Answers to me…

no. 468

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This is a position from Kramnik–Carlsen, Leuven Blitz 2017. How did the world champion win even more…

no. 467

29 July 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from McShane-Istratescu, London 2013. How did White conclude his kingside attack with a fine…

no. 466

22 July 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Quparadze-Uzunoglu, Cesme 2017. Black is hoping for counterplay on the a1-h8 diagonal but…

no. 465

15 July 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Nepomniachtchi-Korobov, Khanty-Mansiysk 2017. Black’s king is clearly in desperate trouble. What is the most…

no. 464

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This is a position from Carlsen–Vachier–Lagrave, Paris blitz 2017. Carlsen was winning this game but has just…

no. 463

1 July 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Caruana–Carlsen, Paris 2017. Can you spot White’s winning coup? Answers to me at…

no. 462

24 June 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Kramnik-Giri, Stavanger 2017. How can White exploit the terrible position of…

no. 461

17 June 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is a variation from Karjakin-Giri, Stavanger 2017. Can you spot White’s fine winning coup? Answers to…

no. 460

10 June 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Wyvill-Williams, London 1851. Can you spot White’s fine winning coup which exploited various tactical…

No. 459

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Mecking-Basman, Hastings 1966. How did Black make the most of his active knights?…

No. 458

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Arnason-Keene, London 1981. This position also arose from a Modern Defence. How did…

no. 457

20 May 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Euwe-Fischer, New York 1957. How did Euwe capitalise on the threatening position of his…

no. 456

13 May 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Kramnik-Adams, Shamkir 2017. How did Kramnik complete his rout of the black position? Answers…

no. 455

6 May 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from So–Kramnik, Gashimov Memorial 2017. So retreated with 1 Ne3 and eventually won. How could…

no. 454

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Belsitzman-Rubinstein, Warsaw 1917. How did Rubinstein finish off? Answers to me at The…

no. 453

22 April 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Costachi-Toma, Calimanesti 2017. Can you spot White’s winning coup? Answers to me at…

no. 452

15 April 2017 8:00 am

White to play. This position is from Euwe-Fischer, New York 1957. White has two winning moves in this position. Can…

no. 451

8 April 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Portisch-Petrosian, Moscow 1967. Can you spot White’s winning coup? Answers to…

no. 450

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Gligoric-Stein, Moscow 1967. Can you spot Black’s winning coup? Answers to me at…