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.

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Joseph Blackburne vs Adolf Anderssen

Joseph Blackburne vs Adolf Anderssen, Vienna, 1873
Blackburne (white) wins in 3.

Q4R2/3kr3/1q3n1p/2p1p1p1/1p1bP1P1/1B1P3P/2PBK3/8 w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Alexander Alekhine vs S. Wainstein

Alexander Alekhine vs Samuil Wainstein, Odessa, 1916
White to move and win in 3.

r3q2k/1bn2p2/p4P1p/1pPp2R1/3P4/P1N1Q3/1PB3PP/6K1 w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Ragozin vs Botvinik

Viacheslav Ragozin vs Mikhail Botvinnik, URSS, 1936
Mikhail Botvinick (black) to move and win in 3.

1k1r2r1/ppq4p/4Q3/1B2np2/2P1p3/P7/2P1RPPR/2B1K3 b - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Korchnoi vs Polugaevsky

Viktor Korchnoi vs Lev Polugaevsky, Tbilisi, 1956

3r1rk1/2qP1p2/p2R2pp/6b1/6P1/2pQR2P/P1B2P2/6K1 w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick

Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick & Count Isouard, Paris,1858

The game took place at the Paris Opera, during a show with Norma by Vicenzo Bellini.

White to move and win in 2.

4kb1r/p2n1ppp/4q3/4p1B1/4P3/1Q6/PPP2PPP/2KR4 w k - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Paul Keres vs. Tigran V.Petrosian

Paul Keres vs. Tigran V. Petrosian, Bled 1959

Black to move and win in 5.

6k1/3b3r/1p1p4/p1n2p2/1PPNpP1q/P3Q1p1/1R1RB1P1/5K2 b - - 0-1

Solution & Comments