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.

Use the links on the side (or at the bottom on mobile devices) to see more puzzles.

Popert vs John Cochrane

Black Mates in 3. H Popert vs John Cochrane, London, 1841

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Solution & Comments

Napoleon Bonaparte vs. Madame de Remusat

Medium difficulty chess puzzle from 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte vs. Madame de Remusat. White to Move. Mate in 3.

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Solution & Comments

Gaprindashvili vs Richtrova

Nona Gaprindashvili vs. Eliska Richtrova, Wuppertal, 1990
White to move. Mate in 2.

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Solution & Comments

Tal vs Benko

Mikhail Tal vs. Pal Benko, Bled, 1959
White moves and wins in 2.

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Solution & Comments

Schwartz vs Samsonov

Schwartz vs. Samsonov, Heidelberg, 1908
White to move. Mate in 2.

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Solution & Comments

Steinitz vs Trenchard

Wilhelm Steinitz vs. David Sands, New York, 1887

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Solution & Comments