Answers to Online Chess Puzzles 8-10

Here are the answers to the online chess puzzles numbers 8-10. I hope you found the solutions to all of them!

Chess Puzzle #8.  The answer is white plays Rxe8, black is forced to play Nxe8, and white responds with Rxe8, checkmate.

Chess Puzzle #9.  The answer is white plays N-c7, black is forced to play Kd8, and then N-f7 is mate.

Chess Puzzle #10. There are two possible answers to this problem, depending on how black responds to white’s first move,  which is R-g8+ If black plays Rxg8, then white plays Bf6+. Black is forced to play R-g7, white then follows with R-d8 mate. If Black responds to white’s R-g8+ move with Kxg8, then white plays R-g1, black must then play Kh8 and then B-f6 is checkmate.

Congrats if you got them all!

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Online Chess Puzzles 8-10

Here are three new chess puzzles that I know you will find challenging. I have included one for beginner level players, one for intermediate level players and one for the advanced players. All puzzles begin with white to play. Good luck!

Chess puzzle #8 is a beginner level mate in two.

chess-puzzle 8 beginner p.15 #6 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #9 is an intermediate level mate in 2.

chess-puzzle 9  intermediate p. 8 #2 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #10 is an advanced level mate in 3.

chess-puzzle 10  advanced p.12 #3 mate in 3

Again, best of luck and look for the correct answers in my next post!

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Answers to Online Chess Puzzles 5-7

Here are the answers to the online chess puzzles numbers 5-7. I hope you found the solutions to all of them!

Chess Puzzle #5. The answer is N-h6. Then after white plays K-h8, black plays B-c3 checkmate. Many people incorrectly see N-e7 check, but this allows the white king to escape.

Chess Puzzle #6. The answer is N-b5 check. The black king is forced to e8. Then N-d6 is checkmate.

Chess Puzzle #7. The answer is R-c8 check. Black is forced to play Nxc8. Then white plays Qxb7 check. Black is forced to play Kxb7. Then B-d5 is mate.

Congratulations if you got them all!

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Online Chess Puzzles 5-7

Here are three new chess puzzles that I know you will find challenging. I have included one for beginner level players, one for intermediate level players and one for the advanced players. Good luck!

Chess puzzle #5 is a
beginner level mate in 2.
chess-puzzle 5 beginner p.15 #5 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #6 is an intermediate level
mate in 2. (White to play.)

chess-puzzle 6 intermediate p.8 #5 mate in 2

And, chess puzzle #7 is an
advanced level mate in 3. (White to play.)
chess-puzzle 7 advanced p.12 #4 mate in 3

Again, best of luck and look for the correct answers in my next post!

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Review of Online Chess Sites

knight.jpgThere are a lot of places to play chess online, but for me, there are two that I like the best. Both of these sites are very close in a lot of ways, but there are also some differences.

One is the ICC (Internet Chess Club) and the other is FICS (Free Internet Chess Server.)

Personally, I don’t like playing on sites where the board or pieces are small or hard to interpret and both of these sites have great graphic interfaces to play on. You can choose from a number of board and piece combinations, size the board from small to large, and play in 2-D or 3-D format.

Both sites also have the option for you to receive an email of any of the games you played so you can analyze them and find your mistakes. This, along with the option of observing the play of highly-rated players, are two of the best ways I know of to improve your game.

The ICC is a busier site, many times with as many as 3,000 players and 100,000 games played per day. It does cost $59.95 per year, which is a pretty good deal considering all that you get.

You can sign up for a free 7-day trial to see if you like it before you pay. They have a huge variety of live online events for members, including lectures, chess lessons, simultaneous exhibitions, tournaments and much more.

FICS has over 300,000 registered users and offers many of the same benefits of the ICC. They also have many fine interfaces that may be downloaded, or you can use the Jinapplet if you do not wish to download a graphical interface. The biggest difference is the FICS site is totally and completely free for all players.

Both sites offer the relayed games of any major chess tournament, unlimited play and great support staffs.

You’ll have no problem finding a game as well as strong competition on either site, so you can be playing and and improving your chess immediately.

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Answers to Online Chess Puzzles 1-4

Here are the answers to the online chess puzzles numbers 1-4. I hope you figured them all out, but if not, read on.

Chess Puzzle #1.
The answer is Q-a8. This is the only correct answer.
Many new players immediately see Q-h7, but this is only a check and mate in 2, not mate in 1.

Chess Puzzle #2.
The correct answer is K-b6, white must then play K-b8 and black mates with R-h8. Again this is the only correct set of moves to accomplish a mate in 2.

Chess Puzzle #3.
The answer is N-g6 with a double check. Black must play K-f7. Nxh8 is mate.

Chess Puzzle #4.
This one was a little harder than the others, but that’s why it’s called an advanced puzzle. The answer is, Rxd5 check, black must play cxd5, white then plays N-d3 check, black responds with exd3, then f4 is mate.

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Online Chess Puzzles 1-4

This post includes four chess puzzles that are guaranteed to challenge you – no matter what level you’re at: 1.) beginner mate in one, 2.) beginner mate in two, 3.) intermediate mate in two, and 4.) advanced mate in three. There’s only one correct answer for each. Good luck!

The first chess puzzle is a beginner level mate in one. There is only one correct answer.

chess-puzzle 1 beginner p. 8 #2 mate in 1

This second chess puzzle is a beginner level mate in two. Again, there is only one correct set of moves.

chess-puzzle 2 beginner p.15 #3 mate in 2

 Chess puzzle number three is an intermediate level mate in two.
(White to play.)

chess-puzzle 3 intermediate p. 8 #1 mate in 2

And lastly, an advanced level mate in three. (White to play.)

chess-puzzle 4 advanced p.12 #1 mate in 3

Again, best of luck and look for the correct answers in my next post!

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