Medium Chess Puzzles
Medium-difficulty Chess Puzzles for enthusiasts who enjoy a challenge.
Podkriznik vs. Gassouma
Medium difficulty puzzle, mate in 2, white to move.
Li vs. Alitha
Medium difficulty puzzle, mate in 5, white to move.
J.Emms vs. A.Blees
Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 3, White to move.
Wuisard vs. Durufle
Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 5, white to move.
Vadaz vs. Lingnau
Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 2, white to move.
Pilotelle vs. Vernay
Medium difficulty puzzle. White to move and mate in 3
Promote to Knight
By studying databases with millions of played games, one could see that 97% of promotions have been made to Queen. It makes sense, since it’s the most powerful piece. Still, there are cases where an ‘underpromotion’, that is promoting to Rook, Knight or Bishop would be more useful? World Champion Emanuel Lasker presented a position in which White is in serious trouble, that not even a promotion to Queen would solve.