Chess puzzle

No. 321

5 July 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Petrosian–Rossetto, Portoroz 1958. What is White’s most efficient continuation? Answers to me at…

No. 320

28 June 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Mamedov-Carlsen, World Blitz 2014. Here White played 1 hxg5 and Carlsen…

No. 319

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Black to play. This is a variation from Svidler-Carlsen, Norway Chess 2014. Failing to win this game cost Carlsen first…

No. 318

14 June 2014 8:00 am

White to play. This is a variation from Karjakin-Grischuk, Norway 2014. What key move allows White to deal with the…

No. 317

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Mieses-Alekhine, Mannheim 1914. Can you spot Black’s subtle winning move in this endgame?…

No. 316

31 May 2014 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is a variation from Mamedov-Motylev, Gashimov ‘B’ Group 2014. How does Black conclude his kingside…

No. 315

24 May 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Wojtaszek-Safarli, Gashimov ‘B’ Group 2014. The white pieces are very active and the…

No. 314

17 May 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This is a variation from Caruana-Radjabov, Gashimov Memorial, Shamkir 2014. The advanced White c-pawn gives him an…

No. 313

10 May 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Tal-Smyslov, Candidates Tournament 1959. White’s next move was a bombshell which led to…

No. 312

3 May 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Botvinnik-Smyslov, World Championship (Game 2) 1958. White’s next was a clever way to win…

No. 311

26 April 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This is a variation from Carlsen-Leitao, Brazil 2014. White has a big attack on the kingside which…

No. 310

19 April 2014 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Kantans-Malakhov, Latvian Railway Open, Riga 2014. Black has achieved a tremendous build-up on the…

No. 309

12 April 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Mamedyarov-Aronian, Khanty-Mansisk 2014. White’s next was an ingenious way to demonstrate that his…

No. 308

5 April 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Topalov-Kramnik, Fidé Candidates, Khanty-Mansisk 2014. Kramnik has badly misplayed the opening and now…

No. 307

29 March 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This is a possible variation from Mamedyarov-Topalov, Khanty-Mansisk Candidates 2014. The black king is rather exposed in…

No. 306

22 March 2014 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Miles-Hodgson, Zaragoza 1993. Black has a powerful build-up on the kingside. How did…

No. 305

15 March 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Teichmann-NN, Simultaneous Display, Berlin 1914. Can you spot White’s fine finish? Answers to…

No. 304

8 March 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Robbins-Smith, Varsity Match 1972. The black king has been drawn out into the…

No. 303

1 March 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Moiseenko-Noah, Khanty-Mansisk Olympiad 2010. Even though the game is not yet out of…

no. 302

22 February 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Keogh-Chevannes, Bunratty 2014. How did White’s massive central build-up transform into a winning…

no. 301

15 February 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Carlsen-Caruana, Zurich 2014. White’s pin against the black rook and the passed pawn…

No. 300

8 February 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Johnson-Finch, Marlow 1974. White is building up a strong attack on the kingside and…

no. 299

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Aronian-Van Wely, Wijk aan Zee 2014. Having already clinched first prize, Aronian’s only…

No. 298

25 January 2014 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Wojtszek-Jobava, Wijk aan Zee 2014. This week’s puzzle is a fine finish from the…

No. 297

18 January 2014 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Nepomniachtchi-Ivanchuk, Beijing 2013. White has a ferocious attack. How can he…