Chess Puzzles / Games

Black to Play

Our game this week has led us to this: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Ng3 h5 6.Bg5 (btw, 6.h4 was necessary)6… h4 7.Bxf6 hxg3 8.Be5 Rxh2 9.Rxh2 Qa5+ 10.c3 and now what is Black’s move?

Black to Play

Last time out we started a game with moves that went like this: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Ng3 h5 6.Bg5 h4 7.Bxf6 hxg3 8.Be5 and we asked you what you should play. Hopefully, you picked 8.. Rxh2. What do you do now after 9.Rxh2?

Black to Play

We’re going to try something different. We’re going to split a game into three parts. Today is part one. After the moves 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Ng3 h5 6.Bg5 h4 7.Bxf6 hxg3 8.Be5, what should Black’s move be in this position?

White to Play

A knightmare of a position. A little bonus: take the Black knight off b8 and mate Black in four moves. Put the knight back and find a win for White.

White to Play

The bishop on f6 is a very poor defender of a kingside castled position. Much better would have been a knight on f6. Demonstrate why!