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 *** A somewhat violent situation with many pieces in a mess, and where both kings are delicately exposed. The black player has a lot of material and right now he/she is attacking both the bishop on c4 and the knight on h6, destroying […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 13, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (13-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** We have here a studio-type position where White, despite being a queen down, they’re able to force a mate net here, due to the concentration of their pieces around the black king, and where each of them has an active role to […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 12, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (12-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Black is an exchange down, but its remaining forces are sufficiently harmonized to support an unstoppable mate combination against the white king, whose castling is severely weakened, and if you find the combination to the end, you will see that this weakening […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 11, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (11-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** A typical attacking position that we can delight in analyzing. We soon discover that White has sacrificed a full rook, for which they’re on the verge of defeat, materially speaking, but in return their pieces possess great potential due to their harmony […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 10, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (10-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** An endgame with bishops of different colors. The hope of the black pieces is to enter there without queens, to secure the half point, but it is still questionable, due to the formidable mass of white pawns in the center that can […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 9, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (9-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** The black position is overwhelming with those central pawns connected and passed, and with that white king so exposed, it’s not surprising that there’s a quick checkmate out there. Maybe this is a lesson for the white pieces player: give up when […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 8, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (8-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** A somewhat atypical position considering the situation of both kings. It looks like the opponents have played 2. Ke2 and 2…Ke7, as those typical online «troll players» usually do. Anyway, it’s White’s turn and they are able to force a checkmate in […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 7, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (7-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** White has managed to mount a seemingly premature attack as its king is in the middle and its rooks are still far from being connected. But it won’t be necessary, because the light squares play is decisive here even to end with […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 3, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (3-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** Believe it or not at first, this is also an «basic endgame». Tournament or competitive chess players know that the checkmate of Bishop and Knight must be learned because it is elementary! (also), although not very often. In my games, I have […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Nov 2, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (2-Nov-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** No matter what they do, Black is sentenced to checkmate in seven moves in this position. With such a spoiler, your job is just to calculate the sequence correctly. This type of variation is known as «trunk», since there is practically only […]