Chess Puzzles / Games

White to Play

White has Black pinned down with that pawn on the 7th rank. How does White take advantage of the situation?

White to Play

OK, you’ve been “warmed up” to look for queen sacrifices, but this one is definitely a challenge. Don’t be too eager to give the lady away. Perhaps you should just tantalize Black!

White to Play

Blake-Hooke, 1923, reached this position. Based on the last puzzle, you should get this one pretty quickly.

Black to Play

You will figure out the theme for the week based on the solution to this mating attack from a wild and woolly game.

White to Play

This is from a game I played in an important team match, pitting the two strongest clubs in New Jersey (Toms River and Westfield) against each other. It ended in a tie. I won this game against a good friend of mine. How did I finish it up?