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 […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 18, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (18-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** The black pieces look definitely threatening, as there are four on the kingside, where the white king is located. This is called «concentration of pieces» or of forces and often their effects are decisive if the defending side does not have a […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 17, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (17-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** This is a position to exercise checkmate calculation in 4 moves. The nature of the calculation is «trunk type», that is, a variation with a dominant idea or where there is a succession of unique moves. Hence the «trunk» as opposed to […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 16, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (16-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and win *** The white pieces are quite active here and most of them already occupy a very convenient position. It is a material versus time struggle, where the side that has sacrificed material must play very active to maintain the compensation. In this case, […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 15, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (15-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** White has an extra piece, but the position is still complex, especially because of the threat of discovered attack along the e file. So it is a fight where every time counts. Fortunately, White’s harmony is tremendous and they could win the […]