How quickly can you find the mate in 3. It took me about a minute, but I think some will have trouble.
5bQ1/6p1/p5K1/P3p3/1P1pkp2/3p1p2/3P1P2/8 w - - 0 1
1, Qf7? Be7!
It took me 15 minutes to solve this puzzle.
You do enough of these, you start to recognize certain things quickly- in this particular puzzle, I noted within about 5 seconds that black had only one man that could move as long as the queen stayed on the a2/g8 diagonal. After noticing that, I immediately realized that all white had to do was to find a square on that diagonal from which he could place the queen on a rank or file next to the bishop on the next move- which black would have to move from blocking the mate on the a8/h1 diagonal. For one of the few times, I found a mate in 3 easily.
Caruana vs Grischuk at GCT Paris
This is a must know pattern in K & P endgame
This is one of the chess puzzles I created for 2017 SPFGI
Black is up in material but white has space advantage.
This is a game between GM Sadorra and IM Hambleton.
One of the most difficult things in chess is to be able to assess positions accurately!
White is up in materials but how to get the black King out?
White seems to be in trouble. But is there a way to escape?
4N1nk/8/4b2p/3pPp1Q/2pB1P1K/r6P/4q2r/6R1 w - - 0 1
what if you do 1. Qb1?? and your opponent does ..c1=Q!! then white is screwed.
For me, this is Rambo Attack Tactic [ 1) R5e8+!! Kh7 2) Qxd2! R8xd2 3) Rexa8 ~ Black resigned 1-0 ]