Chess Puzzles / Games

White to Play

This is a position I just made up because of a contest in the March Chess Life. It’s not for the contest, though. It’s for you. What would you play here?

White to Play

No Evans Gambit study would be complete without the “Evergreen” game, which is arguably the greatest Evans Gambit every played.

White to Play

Continuing on our Evans Gambit journey, here’s one where young Paul Morphy beats up on elder Ernest Morphy. While all these games are worth playing through, this one is a dandy and very instructive on how to attack.

White to Play

Because I’m teaching this to my students right now, we’re going to spend some time on Evans Gambit finishes. From the diagram, what is the shortest route to victory?

White to Play

This composition has what you might call a straight solution. Composed by J. Moller, it is quite an artistic conception. Do yourself a favor: if you can’t find the mate in three, don’t worry about it; however, do yourself a favor and play it out on a board. It’s worth it!

White to Play

This is another in our string of curious puzzles. There are 17 checks on the first move that are possible. Does one of them lead to mate in two? This was composed by H. Froberg.