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.

J.Emms vs. A.Blees

Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 3, White to move.

1r3r1k/5Bpp/8/8/P2qQ3/5R2/1b4PP/5K2 w

Solution & Comments

Wuisard vs. Durufle

Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 5, white to move.

6r1/p3p1rk/1p1pPp1p/q3n2R/4P3/3BR2P/PPP2QP1/7K w

Solution & Comments

Vadaz vs. Lingnau

Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 2, white to move.

3r1b1k/5Q1p/p2p1P2/5R2/4q2P/1P2P3/PB5K/8 w

Solution & Comments

Pilotelle vs. Vernay

Medium difficulty puzzle. White to move and mate in 3

r1b1r1k1/1pq1bp1p/p3pBp1/3pR3/7Q/2PB4/PP3PPP/5RK1 w

Solution & Comments

En-Passant: How it Works

En-Passant is intended to prevent pawns from avoiding being captured when they move two squares. So, if you move the white pawn to d4, it will be captured by en-passant. If you move it to d3, it’s a normal capture.

4k3/8/8/8/2p5/8/3P4/5K2 w

Solution & Comments

For Beginners: Mate in Three

Here’s a pretty simple chess puzzle to get you warmed up. White to play and mate in three

r5rk/5p1p/5R2/4B3/8/8/7P/7K w

Solution & Comments