Chess Problems

In all the following problems, white is playing up the board. You can click on some of the chess problem jargon for an english definition, and clicking on the board takes you to the solution. The solutions are written in the algebraic notation.

Mate in 2

Mate in 2 Mate in 2 Mate in 2

Mate in 3

Mate in 3 Mate in 3 Mate in 3

Longer Mates

Mate in 4 Mate in 6
Mate in 4 Mate in 6

DON'T Mate

Don't mate in 1 Don't mate
DON'T mate in 1 DON'T mate

Selfmate

Selfmate in 5 Selfmate in 2 Selfmate in 3
Selfmate in 5 Selfmate in 2 Selfmate in 3

Win

Win Win Win

Draw

Draw Draw Draw

Retrograde Analysis

Find the last move Where is the white king? On which square was the white queen captured?
Find the last move Where is the white king? On which square was the
white queen captured?

Construction Tasks

After black's 4th move After white's 16th move Any game will do
After black's 4th move After white's 16th move Any game will do

And finally...

If you get through that lot and you've got some serious time left to kill, then have a go at
constructing a game ending in stalemate after white's 10th move.

 


A selection of chess problems chosen by Joe Leslie-Hurd.