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A chess puzzle is a puzzle in which knowledge of the pieces and rules of chess is used to solve logically a chess-related problem. The longstanding popularity of chess has paved the way for a rich tradition of such chess-related puzzles and composed problems, which assume a familiarity with the pieces and rules of chess, but can set different objectives than a standard game.

Some chess puzzles may derive from studies which were intended to help a student of the game learn how to seal a victory, but have since evolved into an entirely separate art.

Examples of a chess puzzle include deducing the last move played, the location of a missing piece, or whether a player has lost the right to castle. Sometimes the objective is antithetical to normal chess, such as helping (or even compelling) the opponent to checkmate one’s own king.

Whereas the term chess puzzle refers broadly to any puzzle involving aspects of chess, a chess problem is an orthodox puzzle (see below) in which one must play and win or draw a game, starting with a certain composition of pieces on the chess board, and playing within the standard rules of chess.

Orthodox chess problems involve positions that can arise from actual game play (although the process of getting to that position may be unrealistic). The most common orthodox chess puzzle takes the form of checkmate in n moves. The puzzle positions are seldom similar to positions from actual play, and the challenge is not to find a winning move, but rather to find the (usually unique) move which forces checkmate as rapidly as possible.

Heterodox chess problems involve conditions that are impossible with normal play, such as multiple kings or chess variants, while fairy chess problems employ pieces not used in orthodox chess, such as the amazon (a piece combining the powers of the queen and the knight).

Chess puzzles can also be regular positions from a game (with normal rules), usually meant as training positions, tactical or positional, from all phases of the game (openings, middlegame of endings). These are known as tactical puzzles. They can range from a simple “Mate in one” combination to a complex attack on the opponent’s king. Solving tactical chess puzzles is a very common chess teaching technique. Although it is unlikely that the same position will occur in a game the student plays, the recognition of certain patterns can help to find a good move or plan in another position.

Solitaire Chess is a chess puzzle produced by ThinkFun.[1] The puzzle is played on 4×4 board. The starting position contains several chess pieces. The solver may play capturing moves only. The goal is to achieve a final position that contains only a single piece (similar to peg solitaire). There are no pawn promotions and the king can be captured as other pieces.

An example of Solitaire Chess puzzle is shown at the right. The solution is: 1.Nxb2, 2.Rxb2, 3.Rxb3.

Chess miner: place king, queen, rook, bishop and knight on the squares marked with ‘x’.

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Chess Puzzles Endgame Famous – Chess rating system

Online Puzzle 1 [See Answer at the bottom] More Puzzles: Online Puzzles 1-30 and More White to move and draw * Online Puzzle 1 Hints Chess Puzzle 1 is a chess masterpiece and the most famous puzzle in chess. Many chess players were surprised, many articles written and a lot of words said: It is simplicity and incredibility. To draw, White must take the Black pawn or promote his own. The Black King is too close and the White King too far away. But if the White King moves diagonally to fight on 2 fronts…

* Online Puzzle 1 Data 1. Author: Richard Reti (1889-1929). Austrian-Hungarian, Czechoslovakian player, famous chess composer. The inventor of the Reti maneuver in chess. 2. Year:1921.

* Find on This Page On this page, you can find the online chess puzzles. They are designed for intermediate chess players to improve chess endgame skill, the solution hints provided. See the links to the online chess puzzles just below.

At the top right, you can see the link to the chess puzzles for chess beginners. They are designed to improve the initial combination skill. You can also see and download chess puzzles pdf ebooks at the middle of this page.

I. Links to Online Puzzles 1-30 and More:

Chess Puzzle 1 Chess Puzzle 2 Chess Puzzle 3 Chess Puzzle 4 Chess Puzzle 5 Chess Puzzle 6 Chess Puzzle 7 Chess Puzzle 8 Chess Puzzle 9 Chess Puzzle 10 Chess Puzzle 11 Chess Puzzle 12 Chess Puzzle 13 Chess Puzzle 14 Chess Puzzle 15 Chess Puzzle 16 Chess Puzzle 17 Chess Puzzle 18 Chess Puzzle 19 Chess Puzzle 20 Chess Puzzle 21 Chess Puzzle 22 Chess Puzzle 23 Chess Puzzle 24 Chess Puzzle 25 Chess Puzzle 26 Chess Puzzle 27 Chess Puzzle 28 Chess Puzzle 29 Chess Puzzle 30

More Puzzles: Online Puzzles 31-60 Back to Top

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* The line below is the Answer to Online Puzzle 1

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ChessOK.com Chess Puzzles

Do you like chess puzzles? Then check your chess skills by solving our chess tasks! There are 1200 chess puzzles of different level from beginners to intermediate players available. You can change the appearance of your chess pieces and the level of difficulty.

Level 1 corresponds to ELO 1300 1400 Level 2 corresponds to ELO 1300 1600 Level 3 corresponds to ELO 1450 1650 Level 4 corresponds to ELO 1500 1800 Level 5 corresponds to ELO 1500 1900

To enter the solution, click on the desired piece and drag it to the target square. In the tasks of a higher level you have to enter a series of moves. If you enter a wrong move the program will give your a hint. Below the chess board you can see the game notation and time. All info is displayed in the upper right field of the chess board.

Besides you can test your chess skills by playing versus computer or human opponents at our playing zone

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