Chess puzzle

no. 449

25 March 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Mareco-Nakamura, Pro-League, chess.com 2017. Can you spot White’s winning coup?Answers to me at…

no. 448

18 March 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Horton–Murphy, Varsity Match 2017. Can you spot White’s winning coup? Answers to me at…

no. 447

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Kozera-Wang, Varsity Match 2016. White has powerful threats and Black has only one…

no. 446

4 March 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Tabatabaei-Vakhidov, Aeroflot Open, Moscow 2017. White has sacrificed a piece for a powerful…

no. 445

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Morozevich-Sadler, Reykjavik 1999, a game from Sadler’s heydey, when he was regularly beating…

no. 444

18 February 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Hou Yifan-Ju, Gibraltar 2017. Hou lost this game to her compatriot.…

no. 443

11 February 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Gledura-Topalov, Gibraltar 2017. Bulgarian grandmaster Veselin Topalov is not the force he used…

no.442

4 February 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from So-Wojtaszek, Wijk aan Zee 2017. White has only one move to win. Can…

no. 441

28 January 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Réti-Spielmann, Opatija 1912. How did Réti conclude his kingside attack? Answers to me at…

no. 440

21 January 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Réti-Tartakower, Vienna 1910. Can you spot White’s beautiful tactical coup? Answers to me at…

no. 439

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Topalov-Anand, London Classic 2016. How did Black conclude? Answers to me at The…

no. 438

7 January 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Carlsen–Karjakin, New York play-off (Game 4) 2016. What was Carlsen’s stunning move to retain…

no.437

31 December 2016 9:00 am

White to play and win. This is a position from Caruana-Kramnik, Leuven 2016. Answers to me at The Spectator by…

Chess puzzle

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Topalov-Nakamura, St Louis 2014. Black seems to be in big trouble, but how…

Chess puzzle

3 December 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Rubinstein-Johner, Carlsbad 1911. How did Rubinstein gain a winning position with a standard…

no. 436

26 November 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Karjakin-Carlsen, World Championship, New York (Game 7) 2016. This position will be dead equal…

no. 435

19 November 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is a position from Topalov-Caruana, St Louis 2016. Can you spot White’s crushing blow? Answers to…

no. 434

12 November 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is a position from Carlsen-Shirov, Biel 2011. Can you spot Carlsen’s crushing blow? Answers to me…

no. 433

5 November 2016 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Nakamura-Carlsen, chess.com Blitz Final 2016. The position looks quiet but after Black’s next…

no. 432

29 October 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Lasker–Teichmann, St Petersburg 1909. Black had already resigned this game as he could anticipate…

Puzzle no. 431

22 October 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Carlsen-Karjakin, Monaco 2011. Although White is a rook up he only…

No. 430

15 October 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Mamedyarov-Kramnik, Moscow 2016. White’s next concluded the game. What was it? Answers to…

no. 429

8 October 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Tal-Botvinnik, World Championship (Game 12), Moscow 1961. Tal’s next move did not force an…

No. 428

1 October 2016 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is a variation from Gelfand-Mamedyarov, Tal Memorial Blitz 2016. Black has various strong moves but…

No. 427

24 September 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Heredia-Videnova; Women’s Olympiad, Baku 2016. Can you spot the White continuation that enabled…