Mate in 4 chess puzzles

Play and learn mate-in-four-moves chess puzzles. You’ll find hints, solutions and historical details for each puzzle.

Topalov vs Kasparov

Veselin Topalov vs Garry Kasparov, Moscow, 1994
Topalov with white moves and wins in 4.

4k2r/1R3R2/p3p1pp/4b3/1BnNr3/8/P1P5/5K2 w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Korchnoi vs Peterson

Victor Korchnoi vs. Andrey Peterson, Kiev, 1964
White to move and win in 4.

r2r1n2/pp2bk2/2p1p2p/3q4/3PN1QP/2P3R1/P4PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1

Solution & Comments

Agdestein vs Al Qudaimi

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

3r1r2/1pp2p1k/p5pp/4P3/2nP3R/2P3QP/P1B1q1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0

Solution & Comments

Giese vs Alekhine

Black Mates in 4. Taken from Giese vs Alekhine, Moscow, 1905.
Black to move.

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

Solution & Comments