Easy Chess Puzzles
Play and learn easy chess puzzles suitable for any beginner. You’ll find hints, solutions and historical details for each puzzle.
Pulitzer vs George Marco
White Mates in 2. Pulitzer vs George Marco, Vienna, 1900
r2k2nr/pp1b1Q1p/2n4b/3N4/3q4/3P4/PPP3PP/4RR1K w - - 0 1
Gaprindashvili vs Richtrova
Nona Gaprindashvili vs. Eliska Richtrova, Wuppertal, 1990
White to move. Mate in 2.
1r3rk1/1pnnq1bR/p1pp2B1/P2P1p2/1PP1pP2/2B3P1/5PK1/2Q4R w - - 0 1
Steinitz vs Trenchard
Wilhelm Steinitz vs. David Sands, New York, 1887
r2qrb2/p1pn1Qp1/1p4Nk/4PR2/3n4/7N/P5PP/R6K w - - 0 1
Blackburn vs Martin
Joseph Blackburne vs. Martin, England, 1876
Mate in 2. White to move.
1r1kr3/Nbppn1pp/1b6/8/6Q1/3B1P2/Pq3P1P/2BRR1K1 w - - 0 1
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.