Moderate Chess Puzzles
Play and solve medium-difficulty chess puzzles for enthusiasts. You’ll find solutions and historical details and you can play each puzzle live against the computer.
Emanuel Lasker vs. Frank Marshall
Chess puzzle from Emanuel Lasker vs Frank Marshall, St Petersburg, 1914.
White to move and mate in 3.
1k1r4/3b1p2/QP1b3p/1p1p4/3P2pN/1R4P1/KPPq1PP1/4r2R w - - 1 0
Max Walter vs. Emanuel Lasker
This position occurred during Max Walter vs Emanuel Lasker, 1923.
Black to move and win in 3.
4r1k1/3n1ppp/4r3/3n3q/Q2P4/5P2/PP2BP1P/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
Monterinas vs. Max Euwe
Chess puzzle from a simul, Monterinas vs Max Euwe, Amsterdam, 1927.
Black to move and win in 2.
7r/p3ppk1/3p4/2p1P1Kp/2Pb4/3P1QPq/PP5P/R6R b - - 0 1
Alexander Alekhine vs. Fahardo
Puzzle from a simul, Alexander Alekhine vs Fahardo, Montevideo, 1939.
White to move and win in 2.
4r3/pbpn2n1/1p1prp1k/8/2PP2PB/P5N1/2B2R1P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
Judit Polgar vs. Hakan Winfridson
Chess position from Judit Polgár vs Hakan Winfridsson, Goteborg, 1989.
White to move and win in 3.
r4r1k/1pqb1B1p/p3p2B/2bpP2Q/8/1NP5/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0