Puzzles for Juniors

“Openings teach you openings. Endgames teach you chess!” – Stephan Gerzadowicz

 

 

Chess Puzzle

Alekhine-Rowena, 1938

White to move and win in 3 moves

 

 

 

Chess Puzzle

From Mason – S. Clarke, 2002/3

White to move and win in 4 moves

 

 

 

Siberian Trap

Black to move and win in 3 moves

Checkmate! White can only avoid mate by giving up the queen earlier.

1)……..Nd4 2) Qd1 NxN 3) QxN   Qh2#

 

 

Endgame Tactic

White to move and win in 3 moves

1)   Be6+

if… KxB 2) Nd4+ forks King and Q

if ….QxB 2) Ng5+ also forks K & Q

 

Answers to last weeks puzzles:-

6/04a – Trap in the Ruy Lopez:-   Black to move and win a piece in 4 moves.

Answer:- 1)………c5 2) Qd5  Be6 3) Qc6+ Bd7 4) Qd5  c4  wins the Bishop

6/04b – Checkmate in four movesWhite to move and win

Answer:- sacrifice the Rook 1) Rh3+ gxR+ 2)Kf3 g4+ 3)Kf4 g3 4) hxg3++

Capablanca v Rossolimo 1938, White to move and win

Answer:- 1) Bd3  and Black can’t prevent a back row mate

Queen v Queen,  White to move and win

Answer:- 1) Qe3+ (if Kh5 then Qg5 mate) Kh7 2) Qe7+  Kh6 3)Qg7+ Kh5 4) Qg5 mate

 

Answers to last weeks puzzles:-

27/3 a)  Kasparov v West 1977     White to move and win

1) Nxe6 Qb6 2)Nc7+ QxN 3)exd6+ discovered check winning the Black Queen

27/3 b) Vallejo Pons v Pereishteyn 1999    White to move and win

1)Rb3 QxR 2)Qb8+ Ka5 3)QxQ