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.
Wilhelm Steinitz vs. Herbert Trenchard
Wilhelm Steinitz vs. Herbert Trenchard, New York, 1887.
White to move and mate in 2.
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Joseph Blackburne vs. Martin
Chess puzzle from a simul (probably): Joseph Blackburne vs. Martin, England, 1876.
Mate in 2. White to move.
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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.
For Beginners: Mate in Three
Here’s a pretty simple chess puzzle to get you warmed up. White to play and mate in three
Think This Is Too easy?
This situation seems ridiculously easy. The black king is in such a dire situation that defeat is inevitable – but – can White mate in just three moves?