# Puzzles That Will Melt Your Brain

White to play and mate in 6.

White to play and mate in 8.

White to move and mate in 6.

White to move and mate in 8.

White to move and NOT mate!!

Well done for getting through these ones! Has your brain melted yet? If so, try some easier puzzles in my other puzzle books and improve your problem solving and thinking ability!

• 3 years ago

1.Bxc3 bxc3.

Don't forget- it's mate in 7 not White to play and win.

• 3 years ago

• 3 years ago

yep, youre right

• 3 years ago

1.Bd2? Kg8

2.Bxc3? bxc3.

3.Nf6+ Kf8.

• 3 years ago

Maybe bd2 is answered with kg8... although bxc3 seems to work

• 3 years ago

Puzzle no 4:

1. Bd2, cxd2

2. Nf6 d1=Q

3. Rh7#

Mate in 3, or am I missing something?

• 3 years ago

got them all except #4

• 3 years ago
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• 3 years ago

1. Don't look at it then.

2. You're not.

3. You used Fritz or you just tried, tried and tried (e.t.c.) for hours.

• 3 years ago

Solved them!

• 3 years ago

1. That picture is disturbing

2. When are you going to get 5/6 pawns 'doubled' (or shall I say stacked) up in a game.

3. Solved 1,2,3 + 5 :P

• 3 years ago

If you count solved as TRIAL+ERROR, then it's NOT SOLVED.

• 3 years ago

to c6

• 3 years ago

last 1 just move ur rook

• 3 years ago

the 4th one is a little dodgy as on move 5 u can play other waiting moves

• 3 years ago

3rd 1 is really nice u sac both queen and bishop

• 3 years ago

solved 2nd 1 that 1 is nice 1.0-0-0

• 3 years ago

I solved the first 1 in a minute

• 3 years ago

'Solved' + Trial and Error = Not Solved. This may be harsh but if you're allowed to guess then you can just guess everything and 'solve' every puzzle.

• 4 years ago

I got most of #4 on my own, basically solved #1, just about solved #2...