Chess Puzzles / Games

Black to Play

In 1938, Grandmaster Rudolf Spielmann reached this position as Black and played 1...Re2, which threatens mate with 2...Qxf2+ and 3...Qg2 mate. Was that a good idea?

White to Play

As you can quickly tell from looking at the diagram, this was one wild game between Spassky and Polugaevsky in Moscow, 1960. My friend,and former US Corresponence Champion, Jon Edwards dug this one up for an article in Chess Life for Kids. How did Boris continue here?

White to Play

This is from a game Znosko-Borovsky vs. Salwe. White was a young master playing the veteran. Z-B would end up becoming a popular chess author. One of his books, The Art of Chess Combinations, would become a popular classic work that generations of chess players would learn how to attack and mate. Here, he found himself in dire circumstances and saved himself. How?

White to Play

We will finish off our remembrance of Tal with a nice kingside attack. See if you can plan it out the way he did.