Archive for February, 2013

Cool Chess Puzzle: White Wins Easily

A simple puzzle from the game Hoiberg – Paasikangas. White has a killer move that has no escape: It either leads to Black getting checkmated, or simply being a piece down. Can you spot it?
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Bishops-are-Enough Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Looks like a complicated position, particularly on the Kingside. However, switch on your forcing-move antenna, and go for the kill. Check out that Black King’s miserable position. White to play and win.
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Too-Obvious Chess Puzzle: White Wins

This is one of those chess puzzles where the solution is staring in your face. Yes, actually… just look, just look! White to play and win. Savor your chess this weekend with Chess King.
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Gotcha Chess Puzzle: Should White Resign?

White was going to resign and then… what happened? Over to you!
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Is-Something-Happening Chess Puzzle: White Wins

Here’s a position from the game Breustedt-Brameyer, 1969. It looks like a balanced position and nothing seems to be happening. Can you spot any tactical shot for a win for White?
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Alert Chess Puzzle: How Does White Win?

When you study chess openings do you learn all the pressure points that your opponent must guard as the game goes into the middlegame phase? What has Black forgotten in this position? How does White strike for a win?
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Strong Chess Move: Spot Win for White

A Grandmaster always looks at the entire chessboard. That is part of the training – to look at complete diagonals, full ranks, and down files all the way to the last rank… a square at a time. What’s White’s strongest move for a forced win in the position on the left? Hint: Don’t let your mind limit your view of the pieces’ striking range!
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Simple Chess Puzzle: What’s Black’s Weakest Point?

Here’s a simple chess puzzle to help you feel refreshed. The tactic involved in the chess puzzle is way too easy to spot. So, what’s Black’s weakest point, and how should White attack? You get one minute to solve this!
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Cool Chess Killer Tip: Caught from all Sides

A quick look at a middle game chess puzzle from the #1 chess puzzle podcast database www.chesskillertips.com. This Intermediate-level middle game position is from the game Klinger – Blatny, 1988. White plays and wins. Hear the full explanation of the puzzle from a World Chess Champion – Chess Queen™ Alexandra Kosteniuk.
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Clever-Knight Chess Puzzle: How can White Win This?

Here’s a simple position where White is on the backfoot, but it is White to move. So, what’s White’s winning plan? Or, is there a forced win for White?
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Bronstein Chess Puzzle: What Made Mikenas Resign?

Here is a cool position from the game Mikenas-Bronstein. The position was a draw until White played 24.Rb4 as seen in the diagram. What did Black play and White resigned without playing the 25th move? You can replay the solution in the Chess King applet in the extended post.
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Black-Magic Chess Puzzle: Is There a Forced Win?

Here is a nice position for a Sunday chess puzzle. Does Black have a forced win in this position?
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Dead-Lost Chess Puzzle: Help White Win

Time for a Saturday night chess puzzle. Can you help White win this position?
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Killer Chess Move: White Wins

White’s got a strong position on the Kingside. In fact, White’s sniffing at a dangerous pin down the g-file with a lethal dark-squared Bishop and nice Rook stationed on f1. What’s White’s killer move to win the game? You can check your solution with the Chess King applet.
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