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.
Géza Maróczy vs. Heinrich Wolf
An endgame between two chess masters having two different playing styles, Géza Maróczy with his defensive style and Heinrich Wolf with an aggresive one.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs. Albert Hodges
Play this on line puzzle which illustrate the position strategy adopted by Wilhelm Steinitz against Hodges. He has sacrificed his Queen but won the game.
Johannes Zukertort vs. Adolf Anderssen
Play this online puzzle to see how the chess game between two chess masters of the19th century has ended.This is one more step to sharpen your mind.
William Evans vs. Alexander MacDonnell
Solve this chess puzzle to sharp your mind and learn more playing online this end game.
Benhard Horvitz vs. Howard Staunton
Improve your chess skills solving online the end game between Bernhard Howitz, a fine analyst of the endgames and Howard Staunton, an adept of positional play.
Ilya Rabinovich vs. Grigory Levenfish
Play online this chess puzzle, the end game between two well known Russian grandmasters, Ilya Rabinovich and Grigory Levenfish, Moscow 1927.