Chess puzzles for White
Play and solve White-to-move chess puzzles. All puzzles have solutions and historical context. You can play each puzzle online against the computer.
Paul Journoud vs. Jules Arnous de Rivière
The confrontation between the well-known French players took place in 1860 at Café de la Régence chess club in Paris.
Siegbert Tarrasch vs. Max Kurschner
This is the endgame between two strong German chess players, Siegbert Tarrasch and Max Kurschner, in Nürnberg, 1893. With a surprising sacrifice, white won in two moves. Can you find Siegbert’s moves?
Roberto Grau vs. Edgar Colle
The confrontation between the Argentinian chess master, Roberto Grau and the Belgian chess master Edgar Colle ended in a victory for white after a 3 moves including an unexpected sacrifice.
Johannes Zukertort vs. William Norwood Potter
Johannes Zukertort, with white, mates in 3.
Edward Lasker vs. George Alan Thomas
Try to solve this online chess puzzle. It is a difficult one. White to move and wins after an unusual 8th movement.
Ossip Bernstein vs. Alexander Kotov
This online chess puzzle recreate the endgame between Bernstein and Kotov. Will Berstein do a sacrifice to gain a strategical position and win the game?
Paul Keres vs. Arturo Pomar Salamanca
With a sacrifice trap Paul Keres has developed a strategical position that allowed a clear win against
Milan Vidmar vs. Max Euwe
It happened at Carlsbad in 1929. The game between Grandmaster Milan Vidmar and Grandmaster Max Euwe has ended with an unexpected sacrifice. Can you find Vidmars’ solution?