Chess Puzzles / Games

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?

Black to Play

This is from a 5-minute game I played recently played as Black. It’s your move, and you have three minutes and nineteen seconds to come up with your reply to White’s BxN on d5.

White to Play

Alertness is a key factor when playing a game of chess. In today’s position Aroshidze was alert and Renteria wasn’t. The game, played in Spain this month, opened this way: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Bd3 Nxe4 6.Bxe4 Nd7 7.Qe2 Nf6. How did alertness pay off here?