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.

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

Simic-Bilek, 1976

Black to move and win.

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

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.

[fen]8/7p/p7/4kpPP/3p4/3K4/P7/8[/fen]

From Capablanca-Ed. Lasker, 1914

White to move and win

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

From Capablanca-Ed. Lasker, 1914

White to move and win

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Mobilize your pawns

Hint 2: Break through with a pawn sacrifice

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

Steiner-Capablanca, 1929

Black to move and win.

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

Steiner-Capablanca, 1929

Black to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Find a way to trap the white bishop.

Hint 2: Watch out for tricky queen moves from white.

[fen]5rk1/n1p1R1bp/pr1p4/1qpP1QB1/7P/6PB/PPP2P2/6K1[/fen]

Can White Win?

White to move and win.

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

Can White Win?

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: Lure the king forward.

Hint 2: The h4 pawn is useful.

[fen]3r1r1k/5p1p/p1pp1N2/4pR1P/1pP3Q1/1P4P1/q1b1N1BK/8[/fen]

Harikrishna - Vlad Jianu, 1996

White to move and win.

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

Harikrishna - Vlad Jianu, 1996

White to move and win.

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

- Spoiler:
- Hint 1: First, prepare a deadly mate threat on the dark squares.

Hint 2: Use some fancy queen repositioning to exploit the weak dark squares.

[fen]RNBKQ2R/PPP2PPP/1p6/4P3/3B4/5p2/1ppp2pp/r1bkqbnr[/fen]

Trap in the Caro-Kann (for Black!)

Black to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Look for pawn promotion tricks

Hint 2: There's a sacrifice in there somewhere[/Hide]

Trap in the Caro-Kann (for Black!)

Black to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Look for pawn promotion tricks

Hint 2: There's a sacrifice in there somewhere[/Hide]

[fen]k7/2p1pp2/2P3p1/4P1P1/5P2/p7/Kp3P2/8[/fen]

Horwitz and Kling, 1851

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: On move two, white can take either pawn, just play the one that works.

Hint 2: White has a winning pawn breakthrough based on the doubled-pawns.[/Hide]

Horwitz and Kling, 1851

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: On move two, white can take either pawn, just play the one that works.

Hint 2: White has a winning pawn breakthrough based on the doubled-pawns.[/Hide]

[fen]3r2k1/pb1r1pp1/1pn2q1p/3B4/6Q1/P4NP1/1P3PP1/3RR1K1[/fen]

Kasparov-Karpov, 1985

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: The black king is vulnerable

Hint 2: Use a discovered attack[/Hide]

Kasparov-Karpov, 1985

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: The black king is vulnerable

Hint 2: Use a discovered attack[/Hide]

[fen]1KR2B1R/P1PN2PP/qPQ5/p2P1P2/3p4/1p3p2/1bpn3p/r2kr3[/fen]

Lorenz - Orlov, 2001

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Black has mate in three.

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

Lorenz - Orlov, 2001

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Black has mate in three.

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

[fen]Q1bk4/p4p2/6r1/3p4/8/2P5/2PK1P1P/R4B1q[/fen]

Bonsdorf - Lipola, 1957

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Prepare a deadly discovered check.

Hint 2: Start with a temporary queen sacrifice.[/Hide]

Bonsdorf - Lipola, 1957

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Prepare a deadly discovered check.

Hint 2: Start with a temporary queen sacrifice.[/Hide]

[fen]8/1q6/1QP4P/P1K1P3/2p1p3/1p1p4/k7/8[/fen]

Matokhin-Kuzman, 1970

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Weave a mating net.

Hint 2: You can force white to choose between mate, or losing the queen.[/Hide]

Matokhin-Kuzman, 1970

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Weave a mating net.

Hint 2: You can force white to choose between mate, or losing the queen.[/Hide]

[fen]3r3k/p1p1qp2/1pQ1pPpp/8/8/8/PPP2PPP/3R2K1[/fen]

From Paglilla - Carbone, 1985

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Watch out for your weak back rank

Hint 2: The first move is a stunning deflection[/Hide]

From Paglilla - Carbone, 1985

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Watch out for your weak back rank

Hint 2: The first move is a stunning deflection[/Hide]

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

Powerful Knights

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Examine the checks first

Hint 2: Force the queen away from the second rank[/Hide]

Powerful Knights

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Examine the checks first

Hint 2: Force the queen away from the second rank[/Hide]

[fen]1K1BB3/PP3Q2/5P2/2nP1P1P/1p1pPp1p/pq4p1/1p2b3/2k5[/fen]

Based on Spassky - Fischer, 1972.

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Lure the white queen away from the defense of the White king with a surprising bishop attack.

Hint 2: Then, invade with your queen.[/Hide]

Based on Spassky - Fischer, 1972.

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Lure the white queen away from the defense of the White king with a surprising bishop attack.

Hint 2: Then, invade with your queen.[/Hide]

[fen]7Q/8/8/8/8/8/6rp/4K2k[/fen]

Study by Rinck, 1917

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Put black in zugzwang with a queen move.

Hint 2: Now slowly work your queen down the board while keeping black bottled up.[/Hide]

Study by Rinck, 1917

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Put black in zugzwang with a queen move.

Hint 2: Now slowly work your queen down the board while keeping black bottled up.[/Hide]

[fen]5RK1/1P3PPr/5QN1/2P5/1P6/1p1bp2q/Rnp3pp/2k5[/fen]

Checkmate in two moves.

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Start with a clearance sacrifice.

Hint 2: Give up some material![/Hide]

Checkmate in two moves.

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Start with a clearance sacrifice.

Hint 2: Give up some material![/Hide]

[fen]1K2R1NR/PPP3PP/8/4nQ2/1Bb5/1pn5/pb3ppp/k3q2r[/fen]

Blow it up with black

Black to move and win material

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Use the knight

Hint 2: Don't be afraid to sacrifice[/Hide]

Blow it up with black

Black to move and win material

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Use the knight

Hint 2: Don't be afraid to sacrifice[/Hide]

[fen]8/8/8/8/1K1Q4/7p/8/7k[/fen]

Orr - Vajda, 2002 Missed Opportunity

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Watch out for stalemate.

Hint 2: Trap the enemy king.[/Hide]

Orr - Vajda, 2002 Missed Opportunity

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Watch out for stalemate.

Hint 2: Trap the enemy king.[/Hide]

[fen]K1R1Q3/2rr1P1P/R5P1/8/P1P1p3/2p2p2/pp5q/1k6[/fen]

Sharp Finish

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Overload the h3 rook.

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

Sharp Finish

Black to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Overload the h3 rook.

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

[fen]rnb1kb1r/pp3ppp/2p5/4q3/4n3/3Q4/PPPB1PPP/2KR1BNR[/fen]

Caro-Kann Checkmate

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Prepare a discovered check

Hint 2: Look at checks first[/Hide]

Caro-Kann Checkmate

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Prepare a discovered check

Hint 2: Look at checks first[/Hide]

[fen]5nk1/pb4r1/2qb2Pp/1p2p3/1Pp5/P2B2R1/1B3QPP/5RK1[/fen]

Sandrin - Kramer, 1949

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Invade with your queen.

Hint 2: Force the black king into the corner.[/Hide]

Sandrin - Kramer, 1949

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Invade with your queen.

Hint 2: Force the black king into the corner.[/Hide]

[fen]rn1qkbnr/ppp2p1p/3p2p1/4p3/2B1P1b1/2N2N2/PPPP1PPP/R1BQK2R[/fen]

Legal vs. Saint Brie, 1750

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Be aggressive.[/Hide]

Legal vs. Saint Brie, 1750

White to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Be aggressive.[/Hide]

[fen]4r2k/pR5p/6p1/4b3/3B4/2P2K2/1P6/8[/fen]

Rosenblat-Wolk, 1977

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Set up a deadly fork.

Hint 2: You can temporarily sacrifice a rook.[/Hide]

Rosenblat-Wolk, 1977

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Set up a deadly fork.

Hint 2: You can temporarily sacrifice a rook.[/Hide]

[fen]r6r/4n1N1/p2b1p2/1pp1k1p1/2p1P2p/2P1BP1P/PP3PK1/3R2R1[/fen]

Find the mate

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: White has mate in three.

Hint 2: Force the black king to f4.[/Hide]

Find the mate

White to move and win.

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

[Hide]Hint 1: White has mate in three.

Hint 2: Force the black king to f4.[/Hide]

[fen]1K1R2NR/P1P5/b3PP2/3P1BP1/3p3P/2n1pnb1/2pk1ppp/7r[/fen]

Easy Mate

Black to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Use the open file

Hint 2: Mate with the bishop[/Hide]

Easy Mate

Black to move and win

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

[Hide]Hint 1: Use the open file

Hint 2: Mate with the bishop[/Hide]

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