Want to get better at chess, improve your concentration and learn some tricks? Here’s a collection of hand-picked chess puzzles just for that. Most of the positions occurred during famous games between Grandmasters.
Click on any puzzle for details. From there you can solve the puzzle online or select its FEN string and, if you have the full version of SparkChess, paste it in the Board Editor to play from that position. All puzzles have solutions (hidden by default). Don’t forget to comment if you found an alternate (or better) solution!
Use the links on the side (or at the bottom on mobile devices) to see more puzzles.
Wuisard vs. Durufle
Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 5, white to move.
Laszlo Vadaz vs. Carsten Lingnau
Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 2, white to move.
Pilotelle vs. Vernay
Medium difficulty puzzle. White to move and mate in 3
En-Passant: How it Works
En-Passant is intended to prevent pawns from avoiding being captured when they move two squares. So, if you move the white pawn to d4, it will be captured by en-passant. If you move it to d3, it’s a normal capture.
For Beginners: Mate in Three
Here’s a pretty simple chess puzzle to get you warmed up. White to play and mate in three
Think This Is Too easy?
This situation seems ridiculously easy. The black king is in such a dire situation that deafeat is inevitable – but – can White mate in just three moves?