Chess puzzles are fun. Enough said.
They are also really good for practising at planning one or two (or more...) moves ahead. You can try all sorts of different puzzles - easier puzzles where you are looking for a Checkmate in one, two, or maybe three moves, and also harder and more complex problems where the solution may be to find a way to get a winning position.
A quick search of the internet brought up the following website - https://chesspuzzle.net. I have not been on it much, but it looks good. If you click on 'Filter' at the top of the screen (or follow this link https://chesspuzzle.net/Filter), you can choose all sorts of different challenges - you could perhaps choose to do Mate in one's, you can also filter by player. Last week we had a brief look at Fabiano Caruana. So, by looking at the Chesspuzzle website, this week we've got a Mate in One puzzle from a game played by Fabiano Caruana himself. Why not try it out? If you do want to try it, just check with your Mum or Dad first.
Chess Puzzle - The following is a Checkmate in One puzzle - you can find the solution here: https://chesspuzzle.net/Puzzle/152151
As most readers will know, we are holding two chess tournaments per week on the website www.chesskid.com. If you would like to enter, and you are under 16, email email@example.com.
Tonight, Kolifl0w37 won this event for the first time - very well played - especially for winning all his games. You can click through his 2nd round game from this evening at the end of this post. ORichards came second, and AmazingTania came third.
Rowantree won this event this week, winning a really good match against RichSmoothPanda in the third round in what turned out to be the decider. RichSmoothPanda was second, and ZanyHummingBook came third - very well played to all players.
Very well played to all players - thank you to all players who enter - you can't all win, but you all play great chess - very well played to all players in both events.
If you have a ChessKid login, you can see the full results of tonight's events at the following links:
Chess Match... Click through the game below to see how Kolifl0w37 won his second round this evening...
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