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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** The number of white pawns should ensure victory, because by going a little deeper, the attack by black should not promise them anything, but as in the previous problem, it is a question of wanting to be precise. So instead of playing […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** A typical blitz position when you are already in «zeitnot», i.e. in a hurry. The blacks run away to the center with their king in the expectation of imposing their extra pawns, but they are lost. White can simply go the easy […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Here I am again after having a slight delay due to technical problems. In the diagram we see an extreme situation for both monarchs who are on the brink of catastrophe. Again, it is a question of who gets there first and […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** When I saw it, I couldn’t resist choosing this puzzle for today’s edition. It happens to come from a real game, but the position is so rare that it looks more like an artistic position, that is, it was invented by someone […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** There it is, you feel you’re winning and it is, but you need to be precise and find a way to take out your opponent by looking for an escape route. In this quality disadvantaged position White boasts coordination of his mixed […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** It seems that Black’s last move has been Bxh5, attacking the white queen, and White has failed to find the winning sequence. Well, as good apprentices, we can correct their mistake by stopping to think about the position and solve it. The […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Feb 18, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (18-Feb-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Punch line time. You know that your position is completely winning, but you have very few seconds left on the clock and you need to be precise to find the right solution to end the game at once. This kind of «drama» […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Feb 17, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (17-Feb-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** One factor that often decides the fight in favor of the side with material disadvantage is this: an oversight in the king’s defense. It seems unfair, but that’s the way chess is. Black takes the golden opportunity to turn the tables and […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Feb 16, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (16-Feb-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** A model position to illustrate the attack on the colour weakness of the castling of black, which is that which occurs when the bishop of the fianchetto is eliminated, leaving the squares through which it circulates weak. In this case, Black misses […]

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 *** A situation you should avoid at all costs. Yes, you have an extra queen, but your other pieces are inert on their original squares and your king is in the line of fire throughout the centre of the board. Surely White sacrificed […]