12872 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!
Why not 1. .. Qxh3 ?!
1.. Qxh3 means the queen will be put in danger after Rf2 and Bxh2. The mating net isn't set up properly then.
Pretty sure this isn't a draw....Anyone care to work this out further?
Clearly White's first move has to avoid checkmate... Options being what?bishop to h3pawn to h3Anything else? I think King to g1 will result in a win for black...Having looked that over closely but that is my first hunch.What is black's next move if playing for a win?
Pawn to h3 loses to Bxh3, setting up pins and forks throughout
Want more chess puzzles? Want a tactics rating?Check out the Tactics Trainer and 10,000+ tactical puzzles!
how is this a draw withpawns on a4/a5
White has to deal with the black mating threats first before he can even address a4/a5.
Anyone who thinks this isn't a draw isn't seeing Black's threats properly.
why is this a draw?!
I do not get this puzzle at all
Was this from a practical game or just a puzzle?
This one is so far the hardest daily puzzle I have ever seen
Fantastic Game Saving. Nice. :)
I hope, that can help a bit
Thanks for attempting to explain, but I'm still scratching my head. It strikes me that even the way it's played out as you've shown, there could be a white pawn promotion, with white knight assistance. It's just over my head. But hey, an occasional puzzle like this is good! 2400 players are people too! LOL!
not able to make sense of it
This puzzle was very hard for me but I enjoyed the challenge!!!!!!
The puzzle ends with like half the game left.
move the rook to the right and you have checkmate
Pffffff began to see dubbel
Wow this is one tough Ice puzzle.
A Famous Grouping in 1960
by lofina_eidel_ismail a few minutes ago
Worst Thing To Do On Your First Move
by 1NaturalDisaster a few minutes ago
Tahl - by Lilienthal
by thodorisH 3 minutes ago
Worst Opening Conclusion
by Rob3rtJamesFischer 5 minutes ago
by recklass 19 minutes ago
7/30/2016 - Saric - Malisauskas, European Team Championship 20
by ersada15 22 minutes ago
How do you study pawn structures?
by Milliern 22 minutes ago
Kings Gambit Accepted, Three Pawns Variation
by KingCanOpener 23 minutes ago
Book on pawn structures
by Milliern 23 minutes ago
How to search for Classical Dutch games
by wbbaxterbones 26 minutes ago
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 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!