Medium Chess Puzzles

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

Richard Reti vs Saviely Tartakower

White mates in 3 in a daring maneouver. Richard Reti vs Saviely Tartakower, Vienna 1910.

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Popert vs John Cochrane

Black Mates in 3. H Popert vs John Cochrane, London, 1841

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Napoleon Bonaparte vs. Madame de Remusat

Medium difficulty chess puzzle from 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte vs. Madame de Remusat. White to Move. Mate in 3.

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Tal vs Benko

Mikhail Tal vs. Pal Benko, Bled, 1959
White moves and wins in 2.

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Schwartz vs Samsonov

Schwartz vs. Samsonov, Heidelberg, 1908
White to move. Mate in 2.

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Agdestein vs Al Qudaimi

Simen Agdestein vs Basheer Al Qudaimi, Tromsoe, 2014
Mate in 4. White to move.

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