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.
Joseph Blackburn vs. Adolf Anderssen
Try online a chess puzzle from Joseph Blackburne vs. Adolf Anderssen, Vienna, 1873. White wins in 3.
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.
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.
Viktor Korchnoi vs. Lev Polugaevsky
Would you like to solve this puzzle from Viktor Korchnoi vs Lev Polugaevsky? White to move and mate in 3. Play it on line.
Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick
Try online this brilliant chess puzzle that took place at the Paris Opera, during a show with Norma by Vicenzo Bellini. White to move and win in 2.
Paul Keres vs. Tigran Petrosian
This chess puzzle is complex! Black to move and win in 5. Can you find the right sequence in this chess puzzle?