Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 30, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (30-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** White has sacrificed two minor pieces, but has a strong advanced pawn buried in the enemy castling, but one that does not shield the opponent (betraying his cause), but rather severely threatens him. So the pressure on black’s king is too much […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 29, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (29-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** Both sides attack with a queen and a knight, but White has the extra effect of his self-developed rook along the a-file, which not in vain coincides with the location of the black king. It feels like White is winning and there […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 27, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (27-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** I find it very curious to have come across this position today since, while watching the broadcast of the World Rapid Chess Championship games taking place in Russia, I came across the game of Anish Giri vs Amin Bassem in the round […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 26, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (26-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** A position to exercise a very nice and relatively frequent tactical theme that we would surely wish to have in our own games. Although both sides have the same piece ratio, Black is better coordinated and prepared to execute a winning round […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 25, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (25-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** The black pieces are playing with an exchange down, but the bishop they have for the rook is very powerful, watching over its opponent’s vital points from its firm central position. Since it is Black’s turn to play, he has to play […]

«Christmas» Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 24, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez navideño del día (24-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** In connection with the famous date of Christmas – of which I am not really so fond – I have brought this puzzle appropriate for the occasion. It is an artistic puzzle, that is, a position that does not come from a […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 23, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (23-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** There is no doubt that the black pieces player should win considering the presence of his pieces on the kingside. However, it is a question of finding a simple and precise answer, better than just «enough», because for such a detail we […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 22, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (22-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** A frenzied position where each side has a decisive chance. The arrangement of the black pieces is almost, almost perfect, except for the misfortune of their king in the center which prevents them from taking victory. White also has his resources, and […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 21, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (21-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Just as in a previous puzzle, there is one side that has a significant accumulation of forces in one sector of the board, and in this case it is Black, who has the queen and two knights there, plus a bishop and […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 19, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (19-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Black has a pawn for the piece, but the material is not the important factor here, but the combination of the superlative activity of his pieces (look at that «octopus» knight on d3) and the insecurity of the white king, who succumbs […]