Chess puzzle

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…

no. 426

17 September 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Li Chao-Short, Baku Olympiad 2016. White has various ways to win…

No. 425

10 September 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is a position from Short (England)-Pasaribu (Indonesia), Baku-Olympiad 2016. How did White win material? Answers to…

No. 424

3 September 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Palucha-Skettos, Bhubaneswar 2016. Here White destroyed the black position with a typical tactical thrust.…

no. 423

27 August 2016 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Vachier-Lagrave–Anand, Sinquefield Cup, St Louis 2016. White has played to win a pawn but…

no. 422

20 August 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is a position from Adams-R. Pert, British Championship, Bournemouth 2016. What is White’s most direct route…

no. 421

13 August 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Steinitz–Chigorin, World Championship (Game 4), Havana 1892. How did White finish off? Answers…

No. 420

6 August 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Olafsson-Tal, Moscow 1971. How did White finish off? Answers to me at The…

No. 419

30 July 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from So-Giri, Bilbao Masters 2016. How did White make the most of his active…

No. 418

23 July 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Najer-Buhmann, Dortmund 2016. How did White make the most of his g7-pawn? Answers…

No. 417

16 July 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Staunton-Horwitz, London (Game 3) 1846. How did White conclude his attack? Answers to…

No. 416

9 July 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Kasparov-Alonso, Simultaneous Display, Moenchengladbach 2016. How did White conclude his attack? Answers to me…

No. 415

2 July 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Nakamura-Caruana, Leuven Blitz 2016. White can now win material. What is the key…

No. 214

25 June 2016 8:00 am

Black to play. This is from Caruana-Mamedyarov, Gashimov Memorial Play-off 2016. Black played 1 … Kg8 here, missing a clever…

No. 413

18 June 2016 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Korchnoi-Karpov, Candidates Final, Moscow 1974. White’s next move destroyed the black position and led…

No. 412

11 June 2016 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Arnason-Keene, London 1981. How did Black bring his bishops to life? Answers to me…

No. 411

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Cherin-Pedini, Italy 2016. Black has just sacrificed some material as he could foresee a…