White to move chess puzzles

Play and learn White-to-move interactive chess puzzles. You’ll find hints, solutions and historical details for each puzzle.

Isaias Pleci vs Lucius Endzelins

Isaias Pleci (Argentina) vs Lucius Endzelins (Estonia) Buenos Aires 1939

r4R2/1b2n1pp/p2Np1k1/1pn5/4pP1P/8/PPP1B1P1/2K4R w - - 1 0

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Alekhine vs Freeman

Alexander Alekhine vs Freeman, New York, 1924
Alekhine wins in 3

4Rnk1/pr3ppp/1p3q2/5NQ1/2p5/8/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0

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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

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Judit Polgar vs H. Winfridson

Judit Polgar vs H Winfridsson, Goteborg, 1989

r4r1k/1pqb1B1p/p3p2B/2bpP2Q/8/1NP5/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0

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Joseph Blackburne vs Adolf Anderssen

Joseph Blackburne vs Adolf Anderssen, Vienna, 1873
Blackburne (white) wins in 3.

Q4R2/3kr3/1q3n1p/2p1p1p1/1p1bP1P1/1B1P3P/2PBK3/8 w - - 1 0

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Alexander Alekhine vs S. Wainstein

Alexander Alekhine vs Samuil Wainstein, Odessa, 1916
White to move and win in 3.

r3q2k/1bn2p2/p4P1p/1pPp2R1/3P4/P1N1Q3/1PB3PP/6K1 w - - 1 0

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