Chess Puzzles

Here we list the latest chess puzzles and game positions. Click the “Play now” link or on the puzzle image to play and solve the puzzle online.

Click on a FEN string to select it automatically and, if you have the full version of SparkChess, paste it in the Board Editor, then click Apply to play from that position.

Use the links on the side (or at the bottom on mobile devices) to see more puzzles.

Paul Morphy’s problem

This problem is attributed to Paul Morphy as being created at the age of nine.

It was published on June 28, 1856 in “New York Clipper”

White mates in 2.


kbK5/pp6/1P6/8/8/8/8/R7 w - -

Solution & Comments

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