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Siberian Trap

Black to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Remove the defender from f3.

Hint 2: Bring the other knight into the attack.

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1KR2B1R/1PPQ2PP/P1N2N2/1n1P1B2/8/3p1n2/ppp1pqpp/r1bk1b1r

Siberian Trap

Black to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Remove the defender from f3.

Hint 2: Bring the other knight into the attack.

KR6/PP4q1/2R4P/2pP1P2/3pPp1p/pr2p3/4Q3/k5r1

Lightning finish

Black to move and win.

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

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

Hint 2: Every move is a check.

1kr5/1r4pp/1PQ5/4pp2/R7/3q3P/5PP1/6K1

Niederman - Zuks, 1895

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Pawn and queen are enough to mate.

Hint 2: Reposition the queen to deliver mate.

K7/P6P/3B1P2/Q2B4/5p2/5bp1/p1q4p/k7

Checkmate in Three Moves

Black to move.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Activate your queen.

Hint 2: Do not be afraid to sacrifice material.

I play chess regularly and i found these puzzles very interesting, but believe me i am unable to solve them

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1r2r1k1/pp3pp1/1qp2np1/8/8/1BP3Q1/PPP3PP/R4R1K

Stean - Corden, 1975

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Break down black's defenses

Hint 2: White has a key bishop check to force black's king up the board.

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

A Fierce Attack

White to move and win.

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

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

Hint 2: Sacrifice!

r3kb1r/pp1bnppp/1qn1p3/3p4/2pP4/2P2N2/PP1NBPPP/R1BQK2R

From Wall-Murtaugh, 1971

White to move and win material

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Break down black's pawn chain

Hint 2: White finds a creative way to get the knight to d6

4r1k1/5pp1/p1pPb2p/PpB5/1Pp2P2/2P5/6PP/4R1K1

Fomin-Giterman, 1972

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Break down black's defenses.

Hint 2: Find a way to get that pawn rolling.

Reset Puzzle

r1bqr1k1/pppnbppp/3p1n2/4p3/4P3/1BPP1N2/PP3PPP/RNBQ1RK1

From de la Paz - Wohl, 2001

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: White uses a common tactic to win the black queen.

Hint 2: Start with a sacrifice.

r1bqr1k1/pppnbppp/2np4/8/2BNP3/2N4P/PPP2PP1/R1BQR1K1

Trap in the Philidor Defense

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Lure the black king into the center!

Hint 2: Lure the black king even farther into the center.

r1bqkbnr/pppnpp1p/3p2p1/8/2B1P3/5N2/PPPP1PPP/RNBQK2R

Luzgin - Yoffe, 1968

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: f7 is vulnerable

Hint 2: Black's king can flee into the center, but then you can activate your queen.

R1BKQBNR/PPPPN1P1/7P/3nPPb1/8/3p4/ppp1pppp/r2kqbnr

Quick Attack for Black

Black to move and win

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Build an attack by exploiting white's awkward piece placement

Hint 2: Bring your queen into the attack!

r2r1k2/p1R1Npnp/1p1p2p1/8/4P3/1PQ4P/q1P2PP1/5RK1

Find the mate

White to move and win

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Free up the rook

Hint 2: Now finish it off

1qr1rbk1/pb3Npp/1p3n2/nN6/2p5/5Q2/PB3PPP/1BRR2K1

Vaisman - Stefanov, 1979

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: First, rip open the black kingside.

Hint 2: Later, a key rook invasion threatens mate with the b1 bishop.

2r1k3/pR2nr1Q/3q4/P7/3p1p2/P1p3P1/7P/4R1K1

From Hartson - Whiteley, 1974

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: White wins with a double rook mate.

Hint 2: First lure the black rook onto the eighth rank, then lure the Queen away from the defense of e7.

7k/4K1np/5N1B/8/8/8/8/8

Study by V. Shkrl

White to move and win

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Exploit zugzwang ideas

Hint 2: Offer a piece...

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Korody - Benko, 1951

Black to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: You only need the minor pieces to checkmate!

Hint 2: Look for a powerful discovered check.

r4rk1/pppq1ppp/3p1n2/2bNp1B1/2BnP1b1/3P1N2/PPPQ1PPP/R4RK1

The End of Symmetry

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Break open black's kingside.

Hint 2: Get your queen in the game.

5N2/r3Bpkp/6p1/3q4/5Q1K/8/8/8

del Rio, 1750

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: The first move is a clearance sacrifice.

Hint 2: You only need a bishop and king to mate!

rnb2k2/ppqpRr2/2p3p1/8/3Q4/P7/5PPP/R5K1

Attacking the Vulnerable King

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: For the king into the open

Hint 2: Don't be afraid to sacrifice some material.

r4rk1/2pqbppp/p1n1b3/1p1pP3/3Nn3/1BP5/PP3PPP/RNBQR1K1

Fight for the Center

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Prepare some deadly pins.

Hint 2: Start with a capture.

5Q2/1b3p1k/pn2q1p1/4p1Bp/4P3/7P/2B2PP1/6K1

Grischuk - Smirnov, 2004

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Lure the black queen away from defense by activating your light squared bishop.

Hint 2: On the third move, Bf6 loses...do you see why?

r6k/1pb2pR1/p1p2n1p/4pP1q/2P1P3/1P1rBPQP/P6K/6R1

Lisitsin - Zagoriansky, 1936

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: White has mate in two.

Hint 2: How would white win if the g7 rook was missing?

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Lagowski - Berczes, 2005

Black to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Break the pin.

Hint 2: Prepare a deadly fork.

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