Fontana, 1943

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Find a way to break through.

Hint 2: Sacrifice two pawns to get one through.[/Hide]

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[fen]8/3pp2p/8/1kPP4/5P2/8/1K6/8[/fen]

Fontana, 1943

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Find a way to break through.

Hint 2: Sacrifice two pawns to get one through.[/Hide]

Fontana, 1943

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Find a way to break through.

Hint 2: Sacrifice two pawns to get one through.[/Hide]

[fen]3r2k1/p2r1pp1/1pQ3p1/3P2q1/P7/6P1/5P1P/2R1R1K1[/fen]

Alekhine - Colle, 1925

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Weaken black's back rank.

Hint 2: Double on the eighth rank.[/Hide]

Alekhine - Colle, 1925

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Weaken black's back rank.

Hint 2: Double on the eighth rank.[/Hide]

[fen]rn2r2k/pbq2ppB/2p1p2p/1p1nN3/P1pP4/B1P1P1P1/2Q2P1P/R4RK1[/fen]

Overload!

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Overload the enemy queen.

Hint 2: Force the enemy queen away from the defense of f7.[/Hide]

Overload!

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Overload the enemy queen.

Hint 2: Force the enemy queen away from the defense of f7.[/Hide]

[fen]5N2/r3Bpkp/6p1/3q4/5Q1K/8/8/8[/fen]

del Rio, 1750

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: The first move is a clearance sacrifice.

Hint 2: You only need a bishop and king to mate![/Hide]

del Rio, 1750

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: The first move is a clearance sacrifice.

Hint 2: You only need a bishop and king to mate![/Hide]

[fen]8/8/7P/8/5R2/8/3r4/K1k5[/fen]

Key Endgame

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Look for a rook sacrifice to promote the pawn

Hint 2: Prepare a double attack on the king and rook.[/Hide]

Key Endgame

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Look for a rook sacrifice to promote the pawn

Hint 2: Prepare a double attack on the king and rook.[/Hide]

[fen]8/8/8/6pp/6pk/1R6/6KP/8[/fen]

Checkmate in four moves

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Start with a sacrifice

Hint 2: Exploit the entombed black king[/Hide]

Checkmate in four moves

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Start with a sacrifice

Hint 2: Exploit the entombed black king[/Hide]

[fen]2r2r1k/6pp/2NN4/5p2/2Q2nq1/8/6PP/2R4K[/fen]

Del Rio, 1750

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: The first move is a real surprise!

Hint 2: Every move is a check.[/Hide]

Del Rio, 1750

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: The first move is a real surprise!

Hint 2: Every move is a check.[/Hide]

[fen]3r2k1/p4rPp/1b1q3Q/n1p1pP2/1p6/3B1NR1/P4P1P/6RK[/fen]

Anderssen-Zukertort, 1869

White to move and mate

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Use the queen

Hint 2: Discovered check is key[/Hide]

Anderssen-Zukertort, 1869

White to move and mate

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Use the queen

Hint 2: Discovered check is key[/Hide]

[pgnend][Event "?"]

[Site "?"]

[Date "????.??.??"]

[Round "?"]

[White "New game"]

[Black "?"]

[Result "*"]

[SetUp "1"]

[FEN "3r2k1/p4rPp/1b1q3Q/n1p1pP2/1p6/3B1NR1/P4P1P/6RK w - - 0 1"]

[PlyCount "4"]

1. Qxh7+ Kxh7 2. Rh3+ Qh6 *[/pgnend]

http://www.chessvideos.tv/puzzle-11-AnderssenZukertort1869.php

[fen]8/3pp2p/8/1kPP4/5P2/8/1K6/8[/fen]

Study by Fontana, 1943

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Look for a winning breakthrough

Hint 2: Sacrifice some pawns![/Hide]

Study by Fontana, 1943

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Look for a winning breakthrough

Hint 2: Sacrifice some pawns![/Hide]

[fen]1K3R2/PP4PP/5Q2/8/5R2/1p4q1/p1p4p/1k3r1r[/fen]

Exploit the pin.

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: How can you add more pressure?

Hint 2: Does trading pieces help?[/Hide]

Exploit the pin.

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: How can you add more pressure?

Hint 2: Does trading pieces help?[/Hide]

[fen]8/2p5/1pPp4/1P1Pp3/4Pp1k/5P2/5KP1/8[/fen]

Study by Horwitz, 1851

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Start with a temporary pawn sacrifice

Hint 2: Watch out for stalemate near the end![/Hide]

Study by Horwitz, 1851

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Start with a temporary pawn sacrifice

Hint 2: Watch out for stalemate near the end![/Hide]

[fen]R1B1NK1n/PPP3P1/3P3P/8/2b5/p3q3/kpp2pQp/8[/fen]

Composition based on Vaganian-Planinc, 1975

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Calculate checks first.

Hint 2: Black has a stunning deflection to get the white queen off the b-file.[/Hide]

Composition based on Vaganian-Planinc, 1975

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Calculate checks first.

Hint 2: Black has a stunning deflection to get the white queen off the b-file.[/Hide]

Qc6+ Kd2@Husniddin_ASI wrote:Qc6+ Q:c6

Nb3x

[fen]R1B1N2n/PPP1K1P1/3P3P/8/2b5/p4q2/kpp2pQp/8 b - - 0 1[/fen]

________________

سبحان الله وبحمده سبحان الله العظيم

[fen]4rnk1/2qn2p1/p3b2p/1pp1N3/2P5/4P1Q1/PB4PP/1B3RK1[/fen]

Keres-Spassky, 1955

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Break down the black king's defenses

Hint 2: Use discovered checks[/Hide]

Keres-Spassky, 1955

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Break down the black king's defenses

Hint 2: Use discovered checks[/Hide]

[fen]R1B1RK2/P3QPPP/2P5/1P2B3/4P1p1/1pn1p2p/pbpp1q2/1kr2r2[/fen]

Middlegame surprise

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Note the vulnerability of the c2 square.

Hint 2: Can you deflect the queen from the defense of c2?[/Hide]

Middlegame surprise

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Note the vulnerability of the c2 square.

Hint 2: Can you deflect the queen from the defense of c2?[/Hide]

[fen]2rq1rk1/p2nnppp/1p2p3/2b5/4P3/1P3NP1/PB3PBP/2RQ1RK1[/fen]

Puliakov - Minin, 1980

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Prepare a deadly double attack.

Hint 2: Lure the bishop to a square from which you can threaten the bishop and mate.[/Hide]

Puliakov - Minin, 1980

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Prepare a deadly double attack.

Hint 2: Lure the bishop to a square from which you can threaten the bishop and mate.[/Hide]

[fen]1n4k1/r5np/1p4PB/p1p5/6P1/2P4P/q3B3/4QRK1[/fen]

Chigorin - NN, 1894

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Open lines with check.

Hint 2: White finishes with a checkmate.[/Hide]

Chigorin - NN, 1894

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Open lines with check.

Hint 2: White finishes with a checkmate.[/Hide]

[fen]3r1r2/p1p3pk/1q1NQR1p/b5p1/8/2p5/P5PP/4R2K[/fen]

A Fierce Attack

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Calculate the checks first.

Hint 2: Sacrifice![/Hide]

A Fierce Attack

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Calculate the checks first.

Hint 2: Sacrifice![/Hide]

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