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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Judging by the example of other positions, it seems that Black should not venture into a premature attack, due to the situation of their king. However, it is worth asking whether White can take full advantage of this. This is a decision […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 14, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (14-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** Black’s activity is strong along the second rank, and yet White can defend with Rg1, although by calculating we see that Bf1!? makes everything more interesting and revives Black’s hopes. Unfortunately, the second player has his king very vulnerable, which does not […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 13, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (13-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** White cannot be happy about his extra piece and pawns, as they hinder (or do not cooperate with) the defense. Even the rook of h2 is a bit treacherous, as it accentuates the weakness that Black tries to exploit as his last […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 12, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (12-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Okay, we may win the white queen with Bxc5, but then White gets a new one just by playing d8=Q, queening and gaining tempi with checks. Instead, we should look for a checkmate, which is something to expect in this situation where […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 11, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (11-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** After a few days of being indisposed (don’t worry, it wasn’t the COVID-19), I resume my series of posts about chess puzzles. On this occasion, a typical position although of advanced victory, since White could capture the rook, winning and taking away […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 10, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (10-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** A materially well-balanced position, but not so positionally, especially in terms of attack possibilities and concentration of pieces on the flank where the king is. In this sense, the pressure on h7 clearly suggests where things are going to happen in this […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 8, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (8-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** I chose this puzzle to illustrate the creativity that can be had when faced with a case of «desperado» as a tactical motif. White threatens to promote imminently and to check in the process, which would be decisive if it happened, so […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 8, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (8-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** This position has a potential beauty. The first move is obvious and those of us with experience know that the consequences of this pattern are devastating for the side that suffers it. However, in this game we do not need to sweep […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 7, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (7-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Another one of those victorious positions, but one that deserves to be finished off in style. In the game, the black-piece player did not find the continuation and opted for another easy, but not elegant, way. Your job, however, is to make […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 6, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (6-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** White’s potential is demonstrated by a nice checkmate combination where each of his pieces has a sine qua non role to play. Unfortunately for them, Black does not have enough resources to prevent this – find the combination! Do you want to […]