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 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 […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Black’s advantage is superb and victory should be trivial. A number of winning moves are possible here, but the challenge is always to find the nearest checkmate, which matches a nice pattern that we must exercise enough to memorize and recognize on […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** A very illustrative position of the huge difference in coordination between the white and black pieces. White cannot hold his extra pieces, as they are completely useless. In clear contrast, each of the black chessmen are doing an excellent job and the […]

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

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** White to play and checkmate *** In such a position White would normally cling to seek a perpetual check, since Black’s b pawn is a bullet, not to mention Black’s extra piece. However, a king as isolated as the black king can suffer the consequences of the lack […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 2, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (2-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** A position that illustrates well the issue of attack against castling. Many times our forces only make their way through multiple sacrifice and that is something we enjoy doing, for who does not love being able to execute a beautiful combination? As […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Mar 1, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (1-Mar-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** Under normal conditions, White is within striking distance of a perpetual check or something and should not lose this thanks to his powerful rooks in the seventh rank. But here the king is somewhat besieged and, in reality, the Black women are […]

Chess Puzzle of the Day (Feb 29, 2020) | Problema de ajedrez del día (29-Feb-2020)

♔♞♙ Chess Puzzle of the Day *** Black to play and checkmate *** A somewhat desperate position for Black due to his material disadvantage and the fact that White should not be far behind in consolidating. Perhaps following that logic you want to go for a «desperate move», the one you usually find when you […]