Easy Chess Puzzles

Play and solve easy chess puzzles suitable for any beginner. You’ll find solutions and historical details and you can play each puzzle live against the computer.

Győző Forintos vs. Boris Spassky

This puzzle is from the chess game between Győző Forintos and Boris Spassky, Leningrad 1960.

Black to move and win in 3.

2k4r/pp3pQ1/2q5/2n5/8/N3pPP1/P3r3/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Cristina Iosif vs. Almira Skripchenko

This position occurred in Cristina Iosif vs Almira Skripchenko, Romania, 1992.

Black to move and mate in 2.

4r1k1/pQ3pp1/7p/4q3/4r3/P7/1P2nPPP/2BR1R1K b - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Isaías Pleci vs. Lucius Endzelins

Chess puzzle from the game between Isaías Pleci and Lucius Endzelins in Buenos Aires, 1939.

White to move and win in 2.

r4R2/1b2n1pp/p2Np1k1/1pn5/4pP1P/8/PPP1B1P1/2K4R w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick

Paul Morphy vs. Duke of Brunswick & Count Isouard, Paris,1858

The game took place at the Paris Opera, during a show with Norma by Vicenzo Bellini.

White to move and win in 2.

4kb1r/p2n1ppp/4q3/4p1B1/4P3/1Q6/PPP2PPP/2KR4 w k - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Albert Pulitzer vs. Georg Marco

Albert Pulitzer vs Georg Marco, Vienna, 1900.

White Mates in 2.

r2k2nr/pp1b1Q1p/2n4b/3N4/3q4/3P4/PPP3PP/4RR1K w - - 0 1

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Nona Gaprindashvili vs. Eliška Richtrová

Nona Gaprindashvili vs. Eliška Richtrová, Wuppertal, 1990.

White to move and mate in 2.

1r3rk1/1pnnq1bR/p1pp2B1/P2P1p2/1PP1pP2/2B3P1/5PK1/2Q4R w - - 0 1

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