11109 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
BRATiva has made me aware of several things:
1. The people who post "First" and spam never read the "Please be helpful, relevant and nice" message, even though it's directed squarely at them.
2. The people who work in the HP call center really have too much time on their hands; God forbid they help people with their computer problems.
3. People who are desperate for attention do desperate things.
As far as the puzz, I enjoyed it, especially the double-check. Unusually mellow for a Friday edition though.
ok... but I missed the double check...
Very good puzzles, thanx for sharing...
its to easy
second puzzle I solved in two moves....Rg1+...Kf5 then Qg5+ mate
You are correct - it is a two move solution but with Qg4 not g5 which the queen cannot reach !
I've yet to come across one of 'prativa's' puzzles that has a sensible solution lol.
Great.Please be relevant, helpful & nice!
Hopefully this isn't too hard:
r2n1k1r/p1R3p1/5pP1/7q/1N6/PB2BP2/K4P2/3R4 w - - 0 1
MATE-IN-8! WHITE TO MOVE. THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION:
MATE-N-3 (FIVE SOLUTIONS)
Finally, after finding a workaround to public libraries whose web browser security features prevent the use of Java (bummer!), I was able to repost my original MATE-N-3 from last week without going thru a 3rd party...who solved this problem originally by showing only 2 of the solutions versus the entire 5. I'm reposting as it is still a jewel-in-the-Nile of MATE-N-3's. Enjoy :)
Opening Trap 101:
MATE-N-4 WHITE TO MOVE:
This was a very interesting queenless game by me as white had black not taken the h2 pawn to escape the ensuing queen fork and played at 3000+elo like the Houdini 2 engine...white would have won but suprisingly the game would have lasted over 40 moves longer.
Below is Houdini 2 starting as Black playing against itself from the same position with black hanging on increduously for 40+ moves:
Thx, good puzzle!
10/4/2015 - Forced Mate
by Sun4Ray a few minutes ago
The Clumple Defense
by Scratchifier 4 minutes ago
Using computer to make moves
by Crappov 7 minutes ago
Just saw Pawn Sacrifice, absolutely dreadful.
by itchymescratch 14 minutes ago
by Warbringer33 21 minutes ago
How do I start a thread?
by RonaldJosephCote 29 minutes ago
I deserve a new title
by arcticusfennicus 31 minutes ago
glitchesbugs with chess.com
by RonaldJosephCote 38 minutes ago
by nobodyreally 38 minutes ago
What is your FIDE rating?
by Spooonkiller 41 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!