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.

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

Solution & Comments

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

Solution & Comments

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

Solution & Comments

Giese vs. Alexander Alekhine

Taken from a simul, Giese vs Alexander Alekhine, Moscow, 1905.

Black to move and mate in 4.

2k4r/ppp2p2/2b2B2/7p/6pP/2P1q1bP/PP3N2/R4QK1 b - - 0 1

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