Chess Puzzle

Black has an active queen, but White hopes to take advantage of the weakened back rank and somehow turn the tables! 🙂 It's WHITE TO PLAY. Can he win? 1.Rb2, 1.Rd2, and 1.Re2 are the candidate first moves. But which of them is the best? And why? — Dawid Przepiórka, 1920

Chess Puzzle

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 2 Is this really a mate in 2, with the white king so severely exposed on b4? Well, well, well… there are more things in the kingdom of Caïssa, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy! 🙂 — Godfrey F. Heathcote (Revue d'Échecs 1904, 1st Prize)

Chess Puzzle

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 3 If you're a chess player in the habit of blundering regally — like missing back rank mates and hanging queens kind of regal — then solving this little oldie might just salve your broken confidence! 🙂 — Sámuel Goldberg, 1897

Chess Puzzle

This is an interesting chess puzzle which I found on Twitter I managed to guess the correct answer but not very convincingly

Chess Puzzle

In 1972, Mark Dvoretsky showed this position from a game of his to Mikhail Tal: "Can you imagine? Such a dangerous position, and no winning combination!" Tal replied: "There's no combination?! No way. I quit chess if that's so." Then, in a few seconds, Tal found the pretty win. Can you find the win? White... Continue Reading →

History of Chess Grandmaster

I came across following interesting information about Chess Grandmasters. Don't know if it's true; probably it is. THIS DAY IN CHESS HISTORY: On April 21, 1914 at the start of the St. Petersburg International chess tournament. It was in this tournament the term "grandmasters" were first used. When the preliminaries were concluded the top five... Continue Reading →

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