Chess Puzzles

Interesting chess puzzles and game positions in FEN format.

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Lasker vs Marshall

Emanuel Lasker vs Frank Marshall, St Petersburg, 1914

1k1r4/3b1p2/QP1b3p/1p1p4/3P2pN/1R4P1/KPPq1PP1/4r2R w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Peptan vs Macek

Corina-Isabela Peptan vs Vlasta Macek,

Moscow 1994

White to move and win in 3.

7k/1p4R1/3bp2p/3p3N/p2P4/4NQPP/PP5K/2r1q3 w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Gyozo Forintos vs Boris Spassky

Gyozo Forintos vs Boris Spassky, Leningrad 1960
Black to move and win in 3.

2k4r/pp3pQ1/2q5/2n5/8/N3pPP1/P3r3/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Walter vs Lasker

Max Walter vs Lasker, Ostrava, 1923
Lasker with the black wins in 3.

4r1k1/3n1ppp/4r3/3n3q/Q2P4/5P2/PP2BP1P/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Cristina Iosif vs Almira Skripchenko

4r1k1/pQ3pp1/7p/4q3/4r3/P7/1P2nPPP/2BR1R1K b - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Isaias Pleci vs Lucius Endzelins

Isaias Pleci (Argentina) vs Lucius Endzelins (Estonia) Buenos Aires 1939

r4R2/1b2n1pp/p2Np1k1/1pn5/4pP1P/8/PPP1B1P1/2K4R w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments