Chess puzzle

no. 563

20 July 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Tal-Rantanen, Tallinn 1979. This game features a typically brilliant Tal finish. Can you…

no. 562

13 July 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Wassin-Grigorchuk, Izola 2019. Although the game is only just out of the opening, White…

no. 561

6 July 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Reti-Bogolyubov, New York 1924. How did Reti conclude his attack with a fine blow? Answers…

no. 560

29 June 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Michalik-Jirasek, Prague 2019. The game is only just out of the opening but…

no. 559

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Grischuk-Anand, Altibox (Armageddon game), Stavanger 2019. How does Black break White’s resistance? Answers…

no. 558

15 June 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Ding Liren-So, Stavanger 2019. White could continue the attack with 1…

no. 557

8 June 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Ding Liren-Anand, Lindores Abbey Stars 2019. Here White played 1 Rb8 which lost…

no. 556

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is a variation from today’s game, Hillarp Persson-Jones, Malmo 2019. How can Black conclude the…

no. 555

25 May 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Dubov-Giri, Moscow 2019. How did White conclude with a fine blow that forced…

no. 554

18 May 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Topalov-Carlsen, Côte d’Ivoire 2019. How did the world champion finish off? Answers to me…

no. 553

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Carlo-Haast, Grenke Chess Open 2019. There is a saying in chess that when you…

no. 552

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is a variation from Keymer-Carlsen, Grenke 2019. Black is a piece down. What is the…

no. 551

27 April 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Vitiugov-Duda, Prague 2019. How does White exploit the greater activity of…

no. 550

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is a variation from Navara-Carlsen, Shamkir 2019. What is Black’s only winning move? Answers to…

no. 549

13 April 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Gukesh-Paramzina, Sharjah 2019. Twelve-year-old Gukesh is the second youngest grandmaster of all time (behind…

no. 548

6 April 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Mamedyarov-Li Reufeng, PRO League 2017. This game also started with White…

no. 547

30 March 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Fischer–Myagmarsuren, Sousse Interzonal 1967. How did Fischer conclude his attack in fine style?…

no. 546

23 March 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Sasikiran-McShane, Astana 2019. Black’s queen is attacked, his knight is vulnerable and b7…

no. 545

16 March 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Finn-Abbas, Varsity Match 2019. A strategic puzzle rather than a tactical one. White has…

no. 544

9 March 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Hebden-Williams, Bunratty 2019. How did White finish in fine style? Answers to me…

no. 543

2 March 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Wagner–-Eckersley-Waites, Varsity Match, London 2008. How did Black make effective use of the…

no. 542

23 February 2019 9:00 am

White to play. This position is taken from Galinsky–Gunina, Gibraltar 2019. How can White finish off in this complicated position?…

no. 541

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Gelfand–Kramnik, Berlin 1996. This is one of Kramnik’s finest finishes. Can you spot…

no. 540

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Kasparov-Kramnik, Dos Hermanas 1996. Kramnik played 1 … Qh1+ and soon won. But he…

no. 539

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Howell-Bilguun, Gibraltar 2019. How can Black play for the win? Answers to me at…