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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** In this position White could calculate the possibility of capturing the piece on e4, see if it survives and imposes its material advantage. This is a good exercise for you, because after all it is a «candidate move», i.e. the list of […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** The truth is that it is hard to believe that this position comes from a standard time control game considering the resounding situation of the black king. It’s probably a blitz game, as there’s also the fact that it’s Black’s turn to […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** This position illustrates very well the dominance of the relevant open lines. Thus, although White controls the semi-open file f, it is not relevant in the fight at all. On the contrary, the diagonals a4-g1, a8-h1 and the central file d are […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jan 25, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (25-En-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Personally speaking, I almost like the white position, because his central knight is great, not to mention the hideous pawn structure of black. But the truth is, White is lost here. Yes, that’s how chess is: it’s not enough to have a […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jan 24, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (24-En-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Black has a lot of material, but somehow he has managed to allow White’s initiative to reach delicate levels. White’s attack should not have been properdly sustained from a positional point considering his isolated knight on a2. But who knows? There are […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jan 23, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (23-En-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** You can tell that this is an unconventional position. If it weren’t for the situation on the queen side, I’d say it was an artistic position. Anyway. Although the white king is helped by some of his pieces and it even looks […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Oct 22, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (22-Oct-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** White is playing a whole queen down, so they should be losing. But thanks to the fact that they have good activity and especially due to the fact that Black has some «clumsy pieces» that do not cooperate with his cause but […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jan 21, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (21-En-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Black concentrates all his forces on an attack against the castle king, which will be his last move, as it seems that he has sacrificed a piece, and we know that if White repels the attack and manages to get his pieces […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jan 20, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (20-En-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** At a life-and-death moment like this, White has very limited options; the action of the black pieces on the h file is imminent and deadly for White, but similarly so for Black, as it is White’s turn and they can use it […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jan 19, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (19-En-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** The white piece player would like to have at least a tempo to consolidate, but the reality is different. The presence of the black bishop on h3 shows the color weakness of White’s castling and this is a recurrent motif of combination. […]