Mate in 4 chess puzzles
Play and solve mate-in-four-moves chess puzzles. You’ll find solutions and historical details and you can play each puzzle live against the computer.
Paul Keres vs. Arturo Pomar Salamanca
A nice endgame between Estonian Paul Keres and Spanish chess player Arturo Pomar Salamanca. With a sacrifice, Paul Keres gained a strong strategical position and won in four. This happened in Madrid tournament, 1943.
7R/r1p1q1pp/3k4/1p1n1Q2/3N4/8/1PP2PPP/2B3K1 w - - 1 0
Alexander Meek vs. Paul Morphy
Dramatic end game at New Orleans, 1885. Alexander Beaufort Meek with whites was playing against Paul Morphy with the blacks. The puzzle illustrates the Morphy’s way to win in 4. Can you find this solution?
Q7/p1p1q1pk/3p2rp/4n3/3bP3/7b/PP3PPK/R1B2R2 b - - 0 1
Veselin Topalov vs. Garry Kasparov
Puzzle from Veselin Topalov vs Garry Kasparov, Moscow, 1994
White moves and wins in 4.
4k2r/1R3R2/p3p1pp/4b3/1BnNr3/8/P1P5/5K2 w - - 1 0
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
Simen Agdestein vs. Al Qudaimi
Simen Agdestein vs Basheer Al Qudaimi at Tromsoe, 2014
Mate in 4. White to move.
3r1r2/1pp2p1k/p5pp/4P3/2nP3R/2P3QP/P1B1q1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0