Chess puzzle

No. 293

23 November 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This is a variation from Anand-Carlsen; World Championship (Game 4), Chennai 2013. Anand avoided this position, although he…

No. 292

16 November 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Anand-Ding Liren, Alekhine Memorial, Paris 2013. White’s next destroyed the already compromised black…

No. 291

9 November 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Karpov v. Korchnoi, Merano 1981. White’s next destroyed the black position. What did…

No. 290

2 November 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Carlsen-Anand, Monaco 2011. White is a piece down here but has…

No. 289

26 October 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This is a variation from Svidler-Nepomniatchi, Novgorod 2013. Svidler avoided this position, despite the fact that White…

No. 288

19 October 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Goganov-Motylev, Russian Championship, Novgorod 2013. Black has just captured on d5 with his…

No. 287

12 October 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Euwe-Alekhine, Zurich 1934. It looks as if Alekhine may have won Euwe’s knight due…

No. 286

5 October 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Alekhine-Bogolyubov, World Championship (Game 4), Germany 1934. The black king has been driven…

No. 285

28 September 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Fuller-Sorensen, Copenhagen 1980. The Black king has been driven out into the open.…

puzzle no. 284

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Riazantsev-Felgaer, Tromso 2013. Black’s forces have invaded the white kingside. Can you spot…

No. 283

14 September 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Rotlewi-Rubinstein, Lodz 1907. This is the conclusion of one of Rubinstein’s most famous…

No. 282

7 September 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Johnson-Anon, internet game 2013. Black’s problem is that his king is marooned in the…

Puzzle no. 281

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Caruana-Adams, Dortmund 2013. Despite play being in an endgame Adams sacrificed a piece. His…

No. 280

24 August 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Williams-Brown, British Championship, Torquay 2013. What is the most direct route to victory…

No. 279

17 August 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Hebden-Arkell, British Championship, Torquay 2013. White is a pawn ahead in this endgame but…

Puzzle No.278

10 August 2013 9:00 am

White to play, a variation from Speelman-Miles, London 1975. White has two pieces forked. What is the most accurate continuation…

no. 277

3 August 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Keene-Eley, Whitby 1964. White’s next move won at once. What did he play?…

No. 276

27 July 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Moiseenko-Pasiev, Fidé World Blitz 2013. White’s next move set up a winning tactic.…

Puzzle No. 275

20 July 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Ivanchuk-Kramnik, Moscow Blitz 2007. What is the most accurate way for White to…

No. 274

13 July 2013 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Al-Sayed-Georgiev, Fidé World Rapid 2013. What is the most accurate way for White…

no. 273

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from the game Nimzowitsch-Tarrasch, St Petersburg 1914. With both bishops trained on White’s king,…