Opening trap

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Prepare a deadly fork.

Hint 2: Start with a quiet pawn move.[/Hide]

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[fen]R2KQBNR/PPP2PPP/4P3/3P4/3N2B1/p1n5/1ppnpppp/r1bkqb1r[/fen]

Opening trap

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Prepare a deadly fork.

Hint 2: Start with a quiet pawn move.[/Hide]

Opening trap

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Prepare a deadly fork.

Hint 2: Start with a quiet pawn move.[/Hide]

[fen]8/8/p5p1/1pN4p/1P6/P5Pk/6bP/6K1[/fen]

Vukic-Zinn, 1969

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Threaten mate if black doesn't give up the bishop.

Hint 2: Maneuver the knight to a key square.[/Hide]

Vukic-Zinn, 1969

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Threaten mate if black doesn't give up the bishop.

Hint 2: Maneuver the knight to a key square.[/Hide]

[fen]8/1P6/P1B2r2/6PR/1ppK4/p4p2/3kb3/8[/fen]

From Demian - Charushin, 1977/9

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Start with a check.

Hint 2: Black has a nice trick for winning white's rook.[/Hide]

From Demian - Charushin, 1977/9

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Start with a check.

Hint 2: Black has a nice trick for winning white's rook.[/Hide]

[fen]1r1q1b1r/2p1k2p/p4p1n/4p1pQ/1p2N1b1/1P1PP1P1/PB3PBP/R4RK1[/fen]

Save your queen

White to move and minimize losses

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Notice the position of black's king and queen.

Hint 2: Use your dark squared bishop.[/Hide]

Save your queen

White to move and minimize losses

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Notice the position of black's king and queen.

Hint 2: Use your dark squared bishop.[/Hide]

[fen]1K4R1/PPP5/2NPBP1Q/4P2R/4pp1P/3b4/pppq2pp/1kn1r1r1[/fen]

Capablanca - Marshall, 1909

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Exploit the awkwardly placed a4 rook.

Hint 2: Move your bishop away from d7 with tempo to gain time to force away the b5 bishop.[/Hide]

Capablanca - Marshall, 1909

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Exploit the awkwardly placed a4 rook.

Hint 2: Move your bishop away from d7 with tempo to gain time to force away the b5 bishop.[/Hide]

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

Ostropolsky - Ivanovsky, 1949

White to move and win.

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

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.

[fen]8/p5Q1/2ppq2p/3n1ppk/3B4/2P2P1P/P5P1/6K1[/fen]

Schlechter-Meithner, 1899

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Take away the king's squares

Hint 2: Sometimes a quiet move is necessary[/Hide]

Schlechter-Meithner, 1899

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Take away the king's squares

Hint 2: Sometimes a quiet move is necessary[/Hide]

[fen]r5k1/5ppp/1pbRrn2/p7/2P1Pp2/2N3P1/PP4BP/5RK1[/fen]

Miroschnichenko - Harikrishna, 2008

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: White can temporarily sacrifice the d6 rook.

Hint 2: Lure the enemy rooks onto the a8-h1 diagonal and then find a discovered attack.[/Hide]

Miroschnichenko - Harikrishna, 2008

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: White can temporarily sacrifice the d6 rook.

Hint 2: Lure the enemy rooks onto the a8-h1 diagonal and then find a discovered attack.[/Hide]

[fen]8/7R/R3B3/4r1pP/p4k2/8/6PK/r7[/fen]

From Donner - Spanjaard, 1961

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Weave a mating net.

Hint 2: Look for a stunning sacrifice.[/Hide]

From Donner - Spanjaard, 1961

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Weave a mating net.

Hint 2: Look for a stunning sacrifice.[/Hide]

[fen]3k4/1R6/3N2n1/p2Pp3/2P1N3/3n2Pp/q6P/5RK1[/fen]

Checkmating with Knights

White to move and win

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

Checkmating with Knights

White to move and win

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Calculate the checks first.

Hint 2: Utilize your f1 rook.

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