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Can You Solve The Hardest Puzzles On Chess.com?

Can You Solve The Hardest Puzzles On Chess.com?

PedroPinhata
| 134 | Tactics

The 2022 Puzzle Battle World Championship is here. It's at times like these that we can catch a glimpse of what true puzzle-solving excellence looks like. It's not often that you can sit back, relax, and watch 50+ puzzles get solved in three minutes in front of your eyes!

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2022 Puzzle Battle World Championship

Whether you're a veteran puzzle battler or are just starting to experiment with your first few puzzle rushes, the thrill of getting a puzzle right is simply terrific. This is especially true when the puzzle is particularly long or when the answer is hard to find. When you get those puzzles right, you feel like you can bend the laws of the universe. You can see the Matrix.

This is why I present you with a gift and a curse: a small compilation of the hardest puzzles on Chess.com. With more than 350,000 puzzles on the site, it wasn't an easy task to choose the finest specimens among all the agonizingly difficult puzzles in our database. Still, with the help of much more skilled colleagues, I was finally able to finish my quest.

Hardest Puzzles on Chess.com
Sometimes solving puzzles is very simple. Sometimes it's not. Image: Hikaru Nakamura/"Hikaru Attempts to Smash his Survival Puzzle Record."

The puzzles presented here are ridiculously complex, with the highest-rated puzzle clocking in at 3953. If you When you realize you can't find the solution, click the "Solution" Hardest Puzzles Chess.com button on the diagram and you'll see the answer as well as annotations written by NM Anthony Levin on all the key variations.

Enjoy the craziness, and may the gods of chess look out for you!


Puzzle 1:

Puzzle 2:

Puzzle 3:

Puzzle 4:

Puzzle 5:

Puzzle 6:

If you enjoyed the last two puzzles, take a look at this video by Chess.com's Vice President of Content, NM Sam Copeland, and watch him explain every intricate detail.

Could you solve any of the puzzles in this article? Which do you think was the hardest one? Let us know in the comment section below!

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