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.

Ivanchuk vs Dorfman

Ivanchuk vs Dorfman, Cap d’Agde, 1998
White mate in 3.

4rk2/p5p1/1p2P2N/7R/nP5P/5PQ1/b6K/q7 w - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Addicks vs Gujdev

Johannes Addicks vs. Mladen Gudjev, Prague, 1931
Mate in 3. White to move.

r1b1r1kq/pppnpp1p/1n4pB/8/4N2P/1BP5/PP1PQPP1/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Liao vs Daly

Jo-Kai Liao vs Colm Daly, Tromsoe, 2014
Black mates in 2.

4k2r/1q1p1pp1/p3p3/1pb1P3/2r3P1/P1N1P2p/1PP1Q2P/2R1R1K1 b k - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Lasker vs Marshall

Emanuel Lasker vs Frank Marshall, St Petersburg, 1914
Mate in 3. White to move.

1k1r4/3b1p2/QP1b3p/1p1p4/3P2pN/1R4P1/KPPq1PP1/4r2R w - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Petrosian vs Tomic

Tigran Petrosian vs. Dragoslav Tomic, Vinkovci, 1970
Mate in 2. White to move.

Q7/2r2rpk/7p/7N/3PpN2/1p2P3/1K4R1/5q2 w - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Paulsen vs Blachy

Louis Paulsen vs. Blachy, New York, 1857
Mate in 2. White to move.

1rb4r/pkPp3p/1b1P3n/1Q6/N3Pp2/8/P1P3PP/7K w - - 0 1

Solution & Comments