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 Morphy’s problem
This problem is attributed to Paul Morphy as being created at the age of nine.
It was first published on June 28, 1856 in “New York Clipper”
White to move and mate in 2.
kbK5/pp6/1P6/8/8/8/8/R7 w - -
Emanuel Lasker vs. Frank Marshall
Chess puzzle from Emanuel Lasker vs Frank Marshall, St Petersburg, 1914.
White to move and mate in 3.
1k1r4/3b1p2/QP1b3p/1p1p4/3P2pN/1R4P1/KPPq1PP1/4r2R w - - 1 0
Corina-Isabela Peptan vs. Vlasta Macek
This puzzle is from Corina-Isabela Peptan vs Vlasta Macek, Moscow, 1994.
White to move and win in 3.
7k/1p4R1/3bp2p/3p3N/p2P4/4NQPP/PP5K/2r1q3 w - - 1 0
Isaías Pleci vs. Lucius Endzelins
Chess puzzle from the game between Isaías Pleci and Lucius Endzelins in Buenos Aires, 1939.
White to move and win in 2.
r4R2/1b2n1pp/p2Np1k1/1pn5/4pP1P/8/PPP1B1P1/2K4R w - - 1 0
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