Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 5, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (5-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Black’s advantage is superb and victory should be trivial. A number of winning moves are possible here, but the challenge is always to find the nearest checkmate, which matches a nice pattern that we must exercise enough to memorize and recognize on […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 4, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (4-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** A very illustrative position of the huge difference in coordination between the white and black pieces. White cannot hold his extra pieces, as they are completely useless. In clear contrast, each of the black chessmen are doing an excellent job and the […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 3, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (3-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** In such a position White would normally cling to seek a perpetual check, since Black’s b pawn is a bullet, not to mention Black’s extra piece. However, a king as isolated as the black king can suffer the consequences of the lack […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 2, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (2-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** A position that illustrates well the issue of attack against castling. Many times our forces only make their way through multiple sacrifice and that is something we enjoy doing, for who does not love being able to execute a beautiful combination? As […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 1, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (1-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Under normal conditions, White is within striking distance of a perpetual check or something and should not lose this thanks to his powerful rooks in the seventh rank. But here the king is somewhat besieged and, in reality, the Black women are […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Feb 29, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (29-Feb-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** A somewhat desperate position for Black due to his material disadvantage and the fact that White should not be far behind in consolidating. Perhaps following that logic you want to go for a «desperate move», the one you usually find when you […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Feb 28, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (28-Feb-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** In exchange for a bishop, White has unleashed a strong initiative in terms of a direct attack on the king. Although the attack seems to have been inadequately prepared (White still has several underdeveloped pieces and a king without castling), the available […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Feb 27, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (27-Feb-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Black boasts of a strong attack against a king with vulnerable and clumsy pieces. The black bishop pair proves to be a very powerful weapon in these cases and in combination with the forces that move in a straight line like the […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Feb 26, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (26-Feb-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** A useful puzzle to exercise a bit of variation tree calculation, where you have to consider some moves and discard others and it turns out to be the dominant thinking technique that grandmasters and other chess players usually follow when thinking during […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Feb 15, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (15-Feb-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** During this game, White arrived first and can impose by checkmate, since the white pawn of c6 is the tip of the iceberg and the king himself is the Achilles’ heel for Black. All you have to do is find a move […]