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Chess Puzzle Friday


Solution to last weeks puzzle: Black Mates in 4. 1,Re1+ if 1…Bd1 2.Rxd1+ Ka2 3.Qxa3+ Kxa3 4.Ra1# From the game Egor Chukaev vs Mikhail Tal, Tblisi (1956). King’s Indian Defense: Averbakh. Benoni Defense Advance Variation (E75) 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. Be2 O-O 6. Bg5 c5 7. d5 … Continue reading

Chess Puzzle Friday


First, the solution to last week’s puzzle: White mates in 2 with… 1. Nf5 and Black cannot stop both mate threats via Qxg7# or Qh8#. For example: 1…Bxf5 2.Qh8#, or 1…Nxe5 2.Qh8#, or 1…f6 2.Qxg7# or, 1…Ne7 (hoping to block on g8) 2.Qxg7# 1…Qf6 (to protect g7) 2.Qh8# This is from the game Gawain Jones … Continue reading

Chess Puzzle Friday


Solution to last week’s puzzle: Rxh6 if gxh6 Qe5+ Kg8 Bd5+ Rf7 Qf6 Rf8 Nd8 mates This puzzle is from the game Anna Zatonskih vs Peter Klein, Hilohovec, 1995 Zatonskih, Anna – Klein, Peter 1-0 B01 Hlohovec op 1. e4 d5 2. exd5 Nf6 3. d4 Nxd5 4. Nf3 Bg4 5. Be2 e6 6. c4 … Continue reading

Chess Puzzle Friday


First, the solution to last week’s puzzle: 1. Rd7+ Rxd7 2. Qxd7+ Kf8 3. Qd8+ Qe8 4. Qxe8# or 1. Rd7+ Kf8 2. Rxf7+ Kxf7  and white wins the black queen for a rook. Last week’s puzzle comes from the game Jennifer Shahade vs Martha Fierro Baquero, Guarapuava, 1995. Now for this week’s puzzle (White to move … Continue reading

Chess Puzzle Friday


Another Friday, another chess puzzle. White to move and win: If you think you know the solution, post it in the comments. The solution will be posted next week along with a new puzzle.

Solution Sunday


I’ve changed the Solution Saturday to Solution Sunday.  Here’s the solution to Friday’s puzzle. 1….Nf3+ if 2.Kh1 Qxf1# if 2.Kg2 Qxf1+ 3.Kxf1 Bh3# if 2.exf3 Qxf1+ 3.Kxf1 Bh3+ 4K.g1 Re1#

Chess Puzzle Friday


It’s Friday! So, here’s another chess puzzle for you today. Black to move and win: Think you know the answer? Post it in the comments. The solution will be posted Sunday.

Solution Saturday


Here’s the solution to yesterday’s Chess Puzzle Friday: White to move and win: Hopefully everyone saw: 1. Bh7+ Kxh7   2. dxf8=N+ Kh8   3. Nxd7 +- Okay, great if you saw that. But what if Black doesn’t take the bishop? 1. Bh7+ Kh8 2. dxf8=Q+?? Kxh7 3. Rxd7  and now black is in stalemate. Oops! Okay, … Continue reading