Thursday puzzle / game

White to play and win Can you find the best defence for Black and White’s winning line? Solution

Monday puzzle / game

White to play and mate in 2 To my eyes this is a lot easier than last Monday’s mate in 2. Solution

Thursday puzzle / game

Black to play and draw Given the position of the two kings, a7 followed by a check is a serious threat. Black has to play very precisely to hold the draw. Solution

Monday puzzle / game

White to play and mate in 2 There are quite a few options to consider here which is what makes the problem tricky. Solution

Thursday puzzle / game

White to play After a series of mate in X problems we are back to the real world. This position is from Miles-Gligoric. How did Miles force the win of material? Solution

Monday puzzle / game

White to play and mate in 5 Another gentle mate in 5 Solution