Hard Chess Puzzles
Play and solve advanced, hard, difficult and plain nasty chess puzzles for advanced chess players. You’ll find solutions and historical details and you can play each puzzle live against the computer.
Robert Thacker vs. Bobby Fischer
Puzzle from a simul, Thacker vs Robert Fischer, USA, 1957 – a beautiful example of underpromotion.
Black to move and mate in 2.
2r2r2/6kp/3p4/3P4/4Pp2/5P1P/PP1pq1P1/4R2K b - - 0 1
Wilhem Steinitz vs. David Sands
Wilhelm Steinitz vs. David Sands, New York, 1887.
White to move and wins in 2.
r4br1/3b1kpp/1q1P4/1pp1RP1N/p7/6Q1/PPB3PP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
Viktor Korchnoi vs. Peterson
Chess puzzle form a simul, Viktor Korchnoi vs. Peterson, Kiev, 1964.
White to move and win in 4.
r2r1n2/pp2bk2/2p1p2p/3q4/3PN1QP/2P3R1/P4PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1