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.
Adolf Anderssen vs. Ernst Karl Falkbeer
White to move and win in 3. Can you solve online this puzzle from 1851 between Adolf Anderssen and Ernst Karl Falkbeer?
Paul Morphy’s problem
Play online Paul Morphy’s famous chess problem. White to move and mate in 2. How quickly can you solve this puzzle?
Emanuel Lasker vs. Frank Marshall
Put your skills to the test with this chess puzzle from Emanuel Lasker vs Frank Marshall. White to move and mate in 3.
Corina-Isabela Peptan vs. Vlasta Macek
Put your chess skills to the test with this chess puzzle from Corina-Isabela Peptan vs Vlasta Macek. White to move and win in 3.
Győző Forintos vs. Boris Spassky
Solve this chess puzzle that occurred between Győző Forintos and Boris Spassky in Leningrad, 1960. Black to move and win in 3.
Max Walter vs. Emanuel Lasker
Play online this chess puzzle from a game between grandmasters Max Walter and Emanuel Lasker. Black to move and win in 3.