Chess Puzzles

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 the “Play now” link or on the puzzle image to play and solve the puzzle online, or click on the Solution link for details about the puzzle and the players. From there you can select a FEN string and, if you have the full version of SparkChess, you can 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.

Monterinas vs. Max Euwe

Play online this chess puzzle from a simul between Monterinas vs Max Euwe, Amsterdam, 1927. Black to move and win in 2.

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Alexander Alekhine vs. Fahardo

Puzzle from a simul between Alexander Alekhine vs Fahardo, Montevideo, 1939. White to move and win in 2. Can you solve this chess puzzle online?

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Judit Polgar vs. Hakan Winfridson

A nice online chess puzzle, a game from Judit Polgar vs. Hakan Windridson. White to move and win in 3.

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Joseph Blackburn vs. Adolf Anderssen

Try online a chess puzzle from Joseph Blackburne vs. Adolf Anderssen, Vienna, 1873. White wins in 3.

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Alexander Alekhine vs. Samuil Weinstein

Do your best to solve online this chess puzzle from Alexander Alekhine vs Samuil Weinstein. White to move and win in 3.

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Viacheslav Ragozin vs. Mihkail Botvinnik

Black to move and win in 3 in this online chess puzzle from Viacheslav Ragozin vs Mikhail Botvinnik, URSS, 1936.

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