Chess puzzles for Black
Play and solve Black-to-move interactive chess puzzles. All puzzles have solutions and historical context. You can play each puzzle online against the computer.
The game between James Mason (white) and Georg Marko, Leipzig 1894, ended with a spectacular victory in two for the black.
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?
This is the end game between Italian International chess master Enrico Paoli and the Czech International chess master Jan Foltys, Trencianske Teplice,1949.
Find the solution for back to win in 2.
The end game Paul Vaitonis and Reuben Fine , Stockholm 1937 ended in a victory for Fine who won in 3 moves.
Can you find the Fine’s solution?
The endgame between the German Bernhard Horvitz and the English chess player Howard Staunton, London 1846.
Black moves and wins the game in 3.