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.

Li vs. Alitha

Hard puzzle, mate in 5, white to move.

2q1nk1r/4Rp2/1ppp1P2/6Pp/3p1B2/3P3P/PPP1Q3/6K1 w

Solution & Comments

John Emms vs. Albert Blees

Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 3, White to move.

1r3r1k/5Bpp/8/8/P2qQ3/5R2/1b4PP/5K2 w

Solution & Comments

Wuisard vs. Durufle

Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 5, white to move.

6r1/p3p1rk/1p1pPp1p/q3n2R/4P3/3BR2P/PPP2QP1/7K w

Solution & Comments

Laszlo Vadaz vs. Carsten Lingnau

Medium difficulty puzzle – mate in 2, white to move.

3r1b1k/5Q1p/p2p1P2/5R2/4q2P/1P2P3/PB5K/8 w

Solution & Comments

Pilotelle vs. Vernay

Medium difficulty puzzle. White to move and mate in 3

r1b1r1k1/1pq1bp1p/p3pBp1/3pR3/7Q/2PB4/PP3PPP/5RK1 w

Solution & Comments

For Beginners: Mate in Three

Here’s a pretty simple chess puzzle to get you warmed up. White to play and mate in three

r5rk/5p1p/5R2/4B3/8/8/7P/7K w

Solution & Comments