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Chess

Puzzles

Basic chess tactics for beginners

Puzzle 1

White to move and win. (Solution below)

White mates immediately with Qxg7++. The black king cannot capture the white queen because the white bishop protects that queen.

 

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The middle game of chess

 

In the above position, a common pattern gives white the opportunity to win quickly. Look at what each white piece can do: where it can move.

 

HINT: Look at where the white pieces point. Is there an intersection where two white pieces point at the same square?