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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** Fortunately, the king of white is very close to the black pieces, cooperating to neutralize their counterplay. Otherwise, the black pawns would have a lot of potential to be controlled with only two pieces. But not only is the position of the […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** White has an extra rook, which in other circumstances would have been more than enough to win without worrying. Following that logic, they have wanted to simplify the game by playing Bxf6, but what has really happened is that White has severely […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** This is a case where the black pieces player can show off and demonstrate how good his position is compared to that of the white side. The unfortunate white king will have a hard time here under the siege of the black […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jan 5, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (5-En-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Despite the great material advantage of White (a whole rook), it becomes a little obvious that the advantage is Black’s, thanks to the pathetic situation of the white king and the impotence of his pieces to work harmoniously to defend him. So […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jan 4, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (4-En-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** In a life-and-death situation for White like this, it is clear that the candidate moves have to be the most forcing possible, you know, the checks. White has at least five checks at the moment, but the task is to find the […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Jan 3, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (3-En-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** A difficult position where White is within range of capturing the queen or playing Bb2+ picking up the black rook, among other things perhaps more serious given the drift of the black king. But it’s black’s turn and he can unleash a […]

New Year’s Chess Puzzle (Jan 1, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez de año nuevo (1-Ene-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** Continuing with the Christmas and New Year’s spirit, I bring you my first puzzle of the year, one of none other than Pal Benko, a famous chess Grandmaster who is credited with great contributions to a defense called after his name: the […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** White has sacrificed two minor pieces, but has a strong advanced pawn buried in the enemy castling, but one that does not shield the opponent (betraying his cause), but rather severely threatens him. So the pressure on black’s king is too much […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** Both sides attack with a queen and a knight, but White has the extra effect of his self-developed rook along the a-file, which not in vain coincides with the location of the black king. It feels like White is winning and there […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** I find it very curious to have come across this position today since, while watching the broadcast of the World Rapid Chess Championship games taking place in Russia, I came across the game of Anish Giri vs Amin Bassem in the round […]