Chess Puzzles / Games

White to Play

This is a game that starts out calmly, then suddenly erupts, and we get the diagrammed position. What is White’s best continuation here?

White to Play

You obviously have a winning position here with advanced pawns, knight, rook and queen all bearing down on the uncastled Black king. What’s the best way to finish him off?

White to Play

In this game from 1946, Hill-Janeway, White comes up with a dramatic and decisive way of winning this game. What was White’s great blow here?

White to Play

Black had a very equal game until the White pawn on d4 became too much of a treat to resist. White was lying in wait for the unfortunate capture and responded with a move that cause Black to resign! What move did White find?

White to Play

Many times in chess, short tactical skirmishes, not necessarily leading to mate, decide the game. This game between John Nicholson and Stefan Baecklin in Hungary, 1939, started out: 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qa5 4.d4 Nf6 5.Nf3 Bf5 6.Bc4 c6 7.Bd2 Nbd7 8.Qe2 e6 9.Ne5 Be7 10.0–0–0 0–0 11.f3 Qc7 with White to play.

Black to Play

Black has just finished playing 6…Nd4 and White figured he had won a piece by playing 7.Bxd5. However, GM Lothar Schmid had a surprise in store for Glenn Gibbs in Lugano, Switzerland, in 1968. What was the move?