Chess Puzzles / Games

White to Play

Grandmaster Carl Schlechter, one of the strongest players in chess history, reached this winning position and made a horrible blunder! Pick a winning move and pick Schlechter’s blunder.

White to Play

Here’s a position from Abkin-Bartolitsch, St. Peterburg, 1903. White resigned. Same questions as last time: why did White resign and did White have a somewhat better move to save the situation?

Black to Play

In this position, Popiel-Marco, Monte Carlo, 1902, Marco with Black on the move resigned. Two questions: what made him resign? Did he have a way to somehow save the situation?

White to Play

Going through old games is fun. They could play chess, too, back then. Here’s a position from a team match (Manchester Chess Club v. Kolner Schachklub) played in Cologne in 1906. In eight years the battlefield for these two clubs wouldn’t be on a table. Wahltuch found the best way to beat Oppenheim. Can you?