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.

Alexander Alekhine vs. Frieman

Alexander Alekhine vs. Abraham Frieman, a simul in New York, 1924.

White to move and mate in 3.

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

Solution & Comments

Gregor Podkriznik vs. Mohamed Gassouma

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

1r6/4b2k/1q1pNrpp/p2Pp3/4P3/1P1R3Q/5PPP/5RK1 w

Solution & Comments

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