Chess Puzzles / Games

White to Play

If you have spent any length of time with this puzzle column, you have to know White’s first move here! The question, however, is whether you can see all the lines that demonstrate how White wins here.

White to Play

Black has violated a good many principles of development such as not getting castled, playing with the queen too soon, and too many pawn moves. It’s your turn to show him the error of his ways.

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?