Medium Chess Puzzles

Play and learn medium-difficulty chess puzzles for enthusiats. You’ll find hints, solutions and historical details for each puzzle.

Walter vs Lasker

Max Walter vs Lasker, Ostrava, 1923
Lasker with the black wins in 3.

4r1k1/3n1ppp/4r3/3n3q/Q2P4/5P2/PP2BP1P/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Alekhine vs Freeman

Alexander Alekhine vs Freeman, New York, 1924
Alekhine wins in 3

4Rnk1/pr3ppp/1p3q2/5NQ1/2p5/8/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Monterinas vs Euwe

Monterinas vs Max Euwe, Amsterdam, 1927
Euwe (black) moves and wins in 2.

7r/p3ppk1/3p4/2p1P1Kp/2Pb4/3P1QPq/PP5P/R6R b - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Alekhine vs Fahardo

Alexander Alekhine vs Fahardo, Montevideo, 1939
Alekhine (white) to move and wins in 2.

4r3/pbpn2n1/1p1prp1k/8/2PP2PB/P5N1/2B2R1P/R5K1 w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Judit Polgar vs H. Winfridson

Judit Polgar vs H Winfridsson, Goteborg, 1989

r4r1k/1pqb1B1p/p3p2B/2bpP2Q/8/1NP5/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Joseph Blackburne vs Adolf Anderssen

Joseph Blackburne vs Adolf Anderssen, Vienna, 1873
Blackburne (white) wins in 3.

Q4R2/3kr3/1q3n1p/2p1p1p1/1p1bP1P1/1B1P3P/2PBK3/8 w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments