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 […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Dec 1, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (1-Dic-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** With the Queen and black Rooks so active, it’s hard to think that the white King can escape from a perpetual as Black’s ultimate resource to save this position. However, it is White’s turn and its job is to find some very […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Nov 30, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (30-Nov-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** With that black king so exposed and the white pieces lurking around him incisively, it’s hard to believe that Black can escape from this, but in fact he can, thanks to an unexpected resource that leads directly to a nice checkmate. Find […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Nov 29, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (29-Nov-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** White has just played Nd7, speculating on a possible repetition of moves like …Qf7 – Ne5 – Qf6 – Nd7, etc.; and if Black avoids it by playing …Qe7, then apparently Bxf5 is a strong answer. But Black has a fantastic resource […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Nov 28, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (28-Nov-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** You can tell that White is like winning here, since the move Rxg7 looks quite strong and evident, but the point is: is there a checkmate? Black could put up a few resources to defend itself in some lines. If Black is […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Nov 27, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (27-Nov-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** After some tactical skirmishes, White has emerged with an extra piece, but the game is not over. Black’s activity is superb and they’ll exert enough pressure to force a checkmate in a few moves – find the winning maneuver! Do you want […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Nov 26, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (26-Nov-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** It seems that White is on the ropes because of the material relationship, so they squeeze their forces concentrated on the kingside to the maximum in an attack that at the end of the day will be promising, thanks to the harmony […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Nov 24, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (24-Nov-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** This position is a typical case illustrating a winning endgame rule in this Queen endgame where the defending side has only one pawn, but it’s a Rook pawn and is on the seventh horizontal about to promote. You can only win if […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Nov 23, 2019) | Problema de ajedrez del día (23-Nov-2019)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** The white pieces plunged into a greedy adventure on the queenside and have won at least the advantage of the exchange, but in so doing, their player has neglected his King which somehow ended up stuck in the middle and will be […]