Chess Strategy: Developing Outposts in The Middle Game

Here is a great video showing the importance and power of developing outposts for your pieces. Another chess strategy tip for improving your middle game play.

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Answer to Chess Endgame Puzzle #64

The answer is for black to play Q-a4, check. If white moves his king away, black captures the queen. If white plays KxQ, then black plays N-c5 , mate.

I hope you found the answer. Look for another of these challenging chess puzzles in my next post! If you would like to begin having these puzzles sent to you, just add your email address in the “Subscription Options” box and click “Subscribe.”

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Chess Endgame Puzzle #64

Here is a chess puzzle where we’re looking for the winning move for black. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

chess-endgame-puzzle #64 p. 1121

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Chess Puzzle #63

Here is a chess puzzle where we’re looking for a sequence of moves to avoid a mate in one. It’s black to play. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

 

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Answer To Advanced Chess Puzzle #53

This mate in 3 begins with black playing Qxg2. White is forced to play Kxg2. Black follows with N-f4, double check. White is forced to play K-g1 and black mates with N-e2 or N-h3.

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Advanced Chess Strategy Puzzle #50

Here is an advanced mate in 3 chess puzzle where it is white to move. The answer will appear in my next post. Good luck!

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Answer To Advanced Chess Puzzle #41

This mate in 3 begins with white playing Q-d8 check. Black is forced to take the white queen and white then plays B-g5 double check. Black’s only move is K-e8 and checkmate follows when white plays R-d8.

I hope you found the answer. Look for another new chess puzzle in my next post!

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Online Chess Puzzles 14-16

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!

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Chess puzzle #14 is a beginner level mate in one.

chess-puzzle 14 beginner p.8 #5 mate in 1

Chess puzzle #15 is an intermediate level mate in 2.

chess-puzzle 15 intermediate p.8 #4 mate in 2

Chess puzzle #16 is an advanced level mate in 3.

chess-puzzle 16 advanced p.12 #2 mate in 3

 

 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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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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