Whats w/ chess puzzles??? maybe 80% of the first moves in puzzles are queen or rooks. Motiffs of sac., unblocking & blocking,pins and discoveries are what give the puzzle its flair! The chess puzzle attempts to focus your attention on a-- AH..AH i see!, or a WOW!! After queen&rook comes the bishop for first moves. Pawn mates are obvious ,and knights are used to finish the picture( unique movement allows a surprise ending). So think queen takes pawn( strong vs. weak) or rook, and you are off to a good start. Of course you have to be a "CHESS NUT" for these puzzles to mean anything....YEA, that covers those who write about them as well !!!