Friday, 20 December 2013

Chess Puzzle - 9

Carefully analyze the chess position below:

As you must have noticed, white is in a very strong position and has many good moves to choose from, including some free captures. Though there are many possible moves white can play that will leave him with a clear material advantage and an eventual victory, can you look past all the distraction and find a forced sequence leading to a quick mate?

This might take you a bit of time, but once you've spotted the sequence, you'll surely end up marvelling at its ingenuity. So, fire up those grey cells now .. and happy puzzle solving!

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Chess Puzzle - 8

After a long hiatus, I'm finally posting a new chess puzzle on my blog.

Looking at the position above, can you find the sequence of moves that white needs to play in order to enforce a checkmate?

As usual, I will be waiting for your answers (hopefully in algebraic notation) to be posted in the comments section. Cheers!