Beginner Friendly Puzzle Thread

AlisonHart

This is a place to post fun, easy puzzles that will help beginners learn their tactics and discover the joy of chess!

Bring on your forks, pins, skewers, back ranks, hung pieces, 2-3 movers; this is a puzzle thread for celebrating simplicity

blueemu

From one  of my OTB tournament games:

 

BoboTheFlyingSheep67
blueemu wrote:

From one  of my OTB tournament games:

 

happy.png Nice one!

AlisonHart

Everyone tells you to control the center, but why?

 

Black to move and take the center

 

 

chinmayavyas
BoboTheFlyingSheep67 wrote:
blueemu wrote:

From one  of my OTB tournament games:

cool very nice

 

 Nice one!

 

Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Go puzzles!
Trexler3241

 

Trexler3241

 

Trexler3241

 

Trexler3241

 

Gamificast

A really nice mate in 3 from one of my online games:

AlisonHart

@Gamificast Yours looks like a crucifix in the final position. Very visual.

 

@Trexler First puzzle is my favorite -because it's easy, but it goes on forever, so people who know the technique get to feel smart for playing a 17 move puzzle without mistakes while people who don't know it get a simple, risk-free tutorial on how to save one of the most important endings in chess.

 

Second puzzle is also wonderful because it requires a little more care than "play the best check and mate at some point"

 

Then we get to mate the king in the middle of the board; always a treat

 

But there's a faster mate in your last puzzle happy.png