White to move and win.

k7/3K4/2N5/8/1p6/1N6/8/8

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:

Hint 1: Keep the king stalemated and bring the other knight in.

Hint 2: Black can promote the pawn if white is able to mate immediately.

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Ristic - Nikolac, 2002

White to move and win.

k7/3K4/2N5/8/1p6/1N6/8/8

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

White to move and win.

k7/3K4/2N5/8/1p6/1N6/8/8

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:

Hint 1: Keep the king stalemated and bring the other knight in.

Hint 2: Black can promote the pawn if white is able to mate immediately.

k1K5/2N5/2N5/8/8/8/8/1q6 b - - 0 4

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Study by Lolli, 1763

White to move and win

8/8/8/8/6K1/6Q1/2p5/3k4

7 moves left...[Need a hint?]

White to move and win

8/8/8/8/6K1/6Q1/2p5/3k4

7 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: In some lines, black promotes but still loses

Hint 2: Win time to bring your king closer

Georgadze - Kuindzhi, 1973

Black to move and win.

1q6/1r6/P6R/KBQ2P2/1r4P1/kp6/p7/8

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

Black to move and win.

1q6/1r6/P6R/KBQ2P2/1r4P1/kp6/p7/8

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Black can force mate.

Hint 2: Unpin the g5 rook.

k2r4/ppq3p1/5p2/4p2Q/2n4P/2P3P1/PPBR1P2/2K5

Keres - Treger, 1960

White to move and win.

2 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Overload black's queen.

Hint 2: Exploit black's weak back rank.

r2q1rk1/pb1p1pb1/1pn1pn2/6Q1/2P5/1P4P1/PB2PPBP/RN1R2K1

Romanishin - Plaskett, 1977

White to move and win.

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Overload the queen

Hint 2: Start with a sacrifice

2b2r1k/ppq3pp/3b3r/n3NpN1/Q2PpP1B/2P1R3/PP5P/4R1K1

Powerful Knights

White to move and win.

5 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Examine the checks first

Hint 2: Force the queen away from the second rank

RN1K1BNR/PPP3PP/1Q3PB1/3P4/3n1b2/2n5/ppp1pppp/r2kqb1r

Trap in the Center Game

Black to move and win.

2 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Look at the check's first

Hint 2: Set yourself up for a killer knight-fork

3k4/1p6/1P1K4/2P5/8/8/8/8

Tricky Endgame

White to move and win.

6 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Watch out for stalemates!

Hint 2: On the third move, Kd7 or Kd8 works.

rk1q2r1/pppP1p1p/3b2p1/3QN3/8/8/PPP2PPP/R1B3K1

Find the Checkmate (Easy)

White to move and win.

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: The final mate looks like a sideways back-rank mate.

Hint 2: Start with a sacrifice.

4kb1r/pr1p1ppp/2p5/1N2P1B1/q3n3/P7/1P1Q1PPP/3RK2R

Ostropolsky - Ivanovsky, 1949

White to move and win.

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Should remind you of the famous game Morphy vs. the Count and the Duke.

Hint 2: White forces mate in three.

2R3K1/PPR3PP/6p1/7p/8/8/ppp2r2/1k3r2

Simic-Bilek, 1976

Black to move and win.

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Do you need those rooks to win?

Hint 2: Lure the king away from the defense of a2.

1Rb1q1rk/6p1/4p2p/1p1pB3/p2P4/P3P2P/2Q2PP1/6K1

Overload

White to move and win.

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Lure the queen away from black's kingside.

Hint 2: Invade black's kingside

1K2R1NR/PPP3PP/8/4nQ2/1Bb5/1pn5/pb3ppp/k3q2r

Blow it up with black

Black to move and win material.

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Use the knight

Hint 2: Don't be afraid to sacrifice

4R3/8/3PQKPP/5P2/4R2p/2r1p1p1/pq3p2/1kr5

Zita-Bronstein, 1957

Black to move and win.

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Set up a devastating discovered check.

Hint 2: Exploit the weak white rook

rnb1k2r/pp3ppp/6q1/b1pp4/3P1B2/1QP1PP2/P5PP/R3KBNR

Botvinnik-Sorokin, 1933

White to move and win.

2 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: White can win the a5 bishop.

Hint 2: What would happen if the b8 knight was removed?

2rqkb1r/1b1n1p1p/p2pp3/1p3N2/8/2N3P1/PPP2P1P/R1BQR1K1

King in the center

White to move and win.

4 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Rip things open

Hint 2: Don't be afraid to give up some material

8/5P2/2K2pP1/2prp2P/P1R4p/k7/8/8

Munoz - Salazar, 1990

Black to move and win.

3 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Look for a breakthrough.

Hint 2: Give up some material!

1b1q2k1/3r2pp/2Q1Rp2/2B1p3/2P5/6P1/5PKP/8

T.L. Petrosian-Drozdovsky, 2004

White to move and win.

5 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Apply more pressure.

Hint 2: Near the end, bring your rook in.

R7/P1p2k2/r1p2P2/2Pp4/1P6/1K6/8/8

From Alekhine-Spielmann, 1927

White to move and win.

5 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: White has a winning breakthrough.

Hint 2: King activation is important.

8/5p1p/2R5/1P1r1kp1/2K5/3p4/P4PPP/8

Kasparov-Timman, 2000

White to move and win.

4 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: What is black's threat if white takes the rook?

Hint 2: White can take the rook, but the follow up is key. Can the white rook get behind the pawn somehow?

R2K1BNR/PPP2PPP/6B1/3PQ3/6p1/4p2p/ppp2p2/rnbkqb1r

Trap in the Ruy Lopez

Black to move and win.

4 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: The first move might seem obvious, but try to find the entire solution before moving.

Hint 2: Do you see white's dual threats after Qd5?

1R6/1P3p2/3K1k1p/8/4PpP1/8/1r6/8

Carlsen vs Hracek, 2007

White to move and gain material

1 move left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Find a mating threat

Hint 2: Use your rook

6k1/8/4K3/3R4/3p4/8/7b/8

Birnov, 1946

White to move and win

7 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Combine threats against the bishop with mate threats

Hint 2: Use the pawn against the bishop

8/1PP5/1P1P4/1p1pP3/p1p1pK2/3k4/8/8

Shvachina-Muller, 1941

Black to move and win.

4 moves left...[Need a hint?]

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Black has a winning pawn breakthrough.

Hint 2: You will sacrifice multiple pawns.

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