Chess Puzzles / Games

White to Play

I ran across this game and couldn’t help but be intrigued by White’s exploitation of the pin of the knight on f6. Haven’t see anything like it.

White to Play

There’s an old chess saying that “He who takes the queen knight’s pawn sleeps in the streets.” Black has done that on b2. How do you get him to sleep in the streets?

White to Play

Black got a bit too clever for his own good in this game. His “final” mistake was checking with the queen at a5. Why was this really awful?

White to Play

Here’s a question for you. Black has played his knight to h5, not a very good square in the opening. He should be developing his other pieces before sticking his knight out there. Your question is this: should you play 7.Nxe5, and, after Black recaptures the knight, then play 8.Qxh5?

White to Play

Black thought, by exchanging queens and other material, he could get out of trouble, but White was tactically alert. What did he see?