Chess puzzle

no. 490

27 January 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Ivanchuk-Lafuente, Gibraltar 2011. White now terminated proceedings abruptly. What was the key move?…

no. 489

20 January 2018 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from O. Howell-Pickersgill, Hastings 2017/18. White now terminated proceedings abruptly. What was the key move?…

no. 488

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Carlsen-Anand, Riyadh Rapid 2017. The needle clash from the Rapid was Anand’s destruction of…

no. 487

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Kasparov-Navara, St Louis 2017. How did Navara deal with Kasparov’s check? Answers to…

no. 486

16 December 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Aronian-Giri, Palma de Mallorca 2017. Aronian now finished off a fine attack with…

Puzzle

9 December 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Timman-Short, Tilburg 1990. Can you spot Timman’s classic finish? We regret that this…

no. 485

2 December 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from a variation from Carlsen-Aronian, London Classic 2012. Black had already anticipated what was…

no. 484

25 November 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Alekhine-Feldt, Blindfold Simultaneous, Tarnopol 1916. White has sacrificed a knight. Can you spot his brilliant…

no. 483

18 November 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Alekhine-Supico, Blindfold Simultaneous, Lisbon 1941. Can you spot White’s remarkable finish, which is…

no. 482

11 November 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Rasmussen-Nyback, Crete 2017. How can White win at once? Answers to me at…

no. 481

4 November 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Bologan-Short, Crete 2017. How can White now penalise Black for his…

no. 480

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Arda-Melia, Antalya 2017. How can Black win? Answers to me at The Spectator…

no. 479

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Sanal-Arnaudov, Antalya 2017. How did Black finish off the horribly exposed white king? Answers…

no. 478

14 October 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from the above game, Praggnanandhaa-Howell, chess.com Masters. What is the accurate move White needed…

no. 477

7 October 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Anand-Esserman, Isle of Man 2017. White now killed off the exposed black king. What…

no. 476

30 September 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Paul-Jonsson, Isle of Man 2017. How did White make a decisive material gain?…

no. 475

23 September 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from Jobava-Nepomniachtchi, FIDE World Cup, Tbilisi 2017. Can you spot White’s winning coup? Answers…

No. 474

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This position is from Carlsen-Bu, Fidé World Cup, Tbilisi 2017. Can you spot Black’s winning coup? Answers…

no. 473

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Kasparov-Navara, St Louis Blitz 2017. White has just given what appears to be a…

no. 472

2 September 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Hari-krishna-Studer, Biel 2017. Can you spot White’s winning thrust? Answers to…

no. 471

26 August 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is a variation from Vachier-Lagrave–Nepomniachtchi, St Louis 2017. How can White make a decisive material…

No. 470

19 August 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Breyer-Esser, Budapest 1917. White has a multiplicity of tempting options but the best move…

no. 469

12 August 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This is from Anand–Caruana, St Louis 2017. Can you spot White’s incredible winning move? Answers to me…

no. 468

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This is a position from Kramnik–Carlsen, Leuven Blitz 2017. How did the world champion win even more…

no. 467

29 July 2017 9:00 am

White to play. This position is from McShane-Istratescu, London 2013. How did White conclude his kingside attack with a fine…