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FAQ/Walkthrough by yoda2323

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 11/12/12

Introduction

Academy: Chess Puzzles is a chess puzzle game, where you are given a particular situation in chess, and you must checkmate the opponent in a certain number of moves, or find the best move. There are 250 puzzles on each of the three difficulties, for a total of 750 puzzles in all. There is also a quiz mode, where puzzles are randomly selected and you must solve them in a certain amount of time without making a mistake.

The game is a DSiware title, which can be purchased on the Nintendo eShop for $1.99 or the DSi store for 200 points.

If you want to print this guide, scroll down to the very bottom and select to view this file as a printable page of either fixed width or variable width.

Version History

  • Version 1.0 (submitted 11/12/2012) - Everything complete

The Basics

There are two modes of play: Puzzle mode and Quiz mode. In Puzzle mode, you can play any puzzle of your choosing at your own pace. If you make a wrong move, the piece snaps back into position and you can try again. There is no penalty for making wrong moves, other than the incorrect moves counter in the statistics.

Quiz mode is much more challenging. Puzzles are randomly selected from Puzzle mode, and for each puzzle you have a certain amount of time to complete it. The time is based on the difficulty of the puzzle. The faster you solve a puzzle, the more points you get. Run out of time or make a wrong move, and you lose one of your three lives, and go on to a next puzzle. Since you can't correct your mistake, think carefully before moving.

The Rules of Chess

I would assume that you already know how to play chess, considering you downloaded this, as this game is NOT for beginners. In case you need to refresh your memory, however, here are the rules.

The Pieces

With the exception of the pawn, all pieces must end their movement either on an empty space, in which case your turn is over, or an opponent's piece's space, in which case the opposing piece is removed from the game.

Pawn

Pawns start on the 2nd row for White, and the 7th row for Black. On its first turn it can move forward one space or two spaces, provided the spaces are empty. On all subsequent turns it can only move forward one empty space.

The pawn attacks diagonally. If there is a piece immediately ahead of it diagonally, it can attack the piece.

Knight

Knights move in an L shape: 2 spaces horizontally or vertically, then 1 space vertically or horizontally. Knights are the only pieces that can jump over other pieces.

Bishop

Bishops move diagonally in any direction, any number of empty spaces you choose, or it can land on the first space occupied by an opposing piece. Unless you promote a pawn (described below), you will always have one bishop on white squares and one bishop on dark squares.

Rook

Rooks move horizontally or vertically any number of empty spaces you choose, or it can land on the first space occupied by an opposing piece.

Queen

The queen can move horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. Basically it's a bishop and rook combined into one piece. This is the most powerful piece in the game.

King

The king can move only one space at a time, in any direction. It can never make a move that would put itself into check.

Special Movements

There are 3 "special" movements that don't follow the rules above.

Pawn Promotion

Get a pawn to the other end of the board, and you get to change it to any piece of your choice, besides a pawn or a king. Most of the time the queen is the best choice, but there are rare circumstances where promotion to a knight, bishop, or rook is more beneficial.

Thus, it is possible to have more than 2 queens of the same color on the board at one time.

This move is not directly relevant to this game, since you never promote a pawn, but does affect how the computer moves. i.e. if this move didn't exist, the computer may move differently.

En Passant

Arguably the least-known move in chess. If an opponent's pawn advances two spaces (as its first move) and ends its move next to one of your pawns, you can, on your next turn only, move your pawn to the square that the opponent's pawn moved through, and remove the opponent's pawn.

This is the only move in the game where you can attack a piece without landing on its square.

This move is used at least once in this game.

Castling

You can castle on either side of the board. It involves the king and one of the rooks. If neither has moved since the start of the game, the king can move two squares toward the rook, and the rook moves adjacent to the king, on the other side of it. This allows you to protect your king while simultaneously putting your rook into play.

All of the following conditions must hold before you can castle:

  1. The king is not currently in check.
  2. Neither the king nor the rook you want to castle with has moved since the start of the game.
  3. All spaces between the king and the rook are empty.
  4. The space through which the king moves, as well as the space the king lands on, cannot be endangered by an opponent's piece.

However, castling is not used in this game.

Check and Checkmate

The king is said to be in check if an opponent's piece can take the king on its next turn. If your king is in check, you MUST make a move to get the king out of check. Additionally, you can never make a move that puts your king into check.

Checkmate occurs when your king is in check, and nothing you do can get the king out of check. In this case, the game is over and the opponent has won. Mate is slang for checkmate.

The goal in chess is to checkmate the other opponent. The goal in Academy: Chess Puzzles is to checkmate the opponent in a certain number of turns (anywhere from one to four) given a particular setup, or to find the best move.

Notation

Notation is a way to quickly describing piece movements. I will be using the notation the game uses. Notations are of the following form:

Lxu#
  • L is an uppercase letter denoting the piece being moved. R for rook, N for knight, B for bishop, Q for queen, K for king, and nothing for pawns
  • x is simply the letter x, indicating a piece capture was made. If no piece was captured, this isn't present.
  • u is a lowercase letter, indicating the column the piece moved to.
  • # is a number, indicating the row the piece moved to.

If there is ever a discrepancy as to what piece moved to u#, I will add additional information to L, like its starting column or row, for example.

Additionally, the game uses + to indicate check and # to indicate checkmate. Since this guide only tells the answers, however, these marks aren't included.

Multiple Answers

Sometimes there are multiple answers to the puzzles. Most of the time it's trivial, like you moved the wrong rook, for instance, when moving either rook would've worked. However, rarely there are circumstances where you can get checkmate in the same number of moves using completely different moves. Unfortunately, the game doesn't give you credit for something that works; it gives you credit for the specific solution that has been programmed into the game. (So, some luck might be involved in Quiz mode.)

This guide tells the solution as the game wants it. Since there's really no point saying which puzzles have multiple solutions, I don't do that here.

The Puzzles

The game's 750 puzzles are broken up into three difficulty settings, each containing 250 puzzles. In the following section are the solutions to every puzzle in the game, by number. If you can't figure out the solution to a puzzle, just look here.

I have thoroughly looked at every puzzle (where you have to mate the opponent) and have confirmed that the computer always makes its best move, and it is impossible to get checkmate in less than the number of turns specified (in other words the game has no mistakes, besides the multiple answers thing mentioned above). However, on some puzzles where you don't end up checkmating the king, the computer might not make its best move; I'm not too sure.

To quickly find a puzzle you are looking for, press ctrl+f then type in (Difficulty) Puzzle #, where (Difficulty) is Easy, Medium, or Hard, and # is the number of the puzzle. Alternatively, if you are on a mobile device that doesn't support ctrl+f (like a 3DS), you can use the quick links at the beginning of each section to quickly jump from difficulty to difficulty.

Easy Puzzles

Quick Links to Sections
Medium Puzzles
Hard Puzzles

Easy Puzzle 6

  1. Bd6
  2. Bxe5

Easy Puzzle 27

  1. Ra8
  2. Rxb8
  3. Rxf8

Easy Puzzle 34

  1. Nb3
  2. Ra6
  3. Rxa5

Easy Puzzle 37

  1. Rxh3
  2. Qxh3

Easy Puzzle 43

  1. Bxf4
  2. Rh6
  3. Rxh4

Easy Puzzle 47

  1. Qxf1
  2. Nd2
  3. Re1

Easy Puzzle 48

  1. Ne2
  2. Qxh2
  3. Rh4

Easy Puzzle 50

  1. Qxf2
  2. Rxf2

Easy Puzzle 59

  1. Rf2
  2. f4
  3. Rh2

Easy Puzzle 62

  1. Qxh2
  2. Rh6
  3. Rxh4

Easy Puzzle 65

  1. Bxg2
  2. Qxd1
  3. Qxf1

Easy Puzzle 68

  1. Qxg3
  2. Qxh3

Easy Puzzle 70

  1. Qxh3
  2. Qxg2

Easy Puzzle 74

  1. Rxg2
  2. Rxf2

Easy Puzzle 103

  1. Qxf8
  2. Nxf7

Easy Puzzle 108

  1. Nxb7
  2. Qxd7

Easy Puzzle 116

  1. Qxd6
  2. Bxc5

Easy Puzzle 126

  1. Rxg6
  2. Bxe6

Easy Puzzle 128

  1. Rxc6
  2. Bxa6

Easy Puzzle 145

  1. Qxb8
  2. Bxb5

Easy Puzzle 153

  1. Qxg7
  2. Rxf7

Easy Puzzle 186

  1. hxg7
  2. Bxe6

Easy Puzzle 193

  1. Rg6
  2. Qxf7
  3. Qh7

Easy Puzzle 195

  1. Rd8
  2. Qh5
  3. Qe8

Easy Puzzle 196

  1. Qa6
  2. Bxc7
  3. Nxb6

Easy Puzzle 197

  1. Qb8
  2. Qxc8
  3. Bc5

Easy Puzzle 198

  1. Nf6
  2. Rg4
  3. Qxf6

Easy Puzzle 200

  1. Rxf6
  2. Qxf6
  3. Qxf7

Easy Puzzle 203

  1. Re8
  2. R1e7
  3. Nh5

Easy Puzzle 208

  1. Rxa7
  2. Ra1
  3. Rxa4

Easy Puzzle 209

  1. Rxf8
  2. Qxg7

Easy Puzzle 210

  1. Rxe7
  2. Ne6
  3. Rxg7

Easy Puzzle 217

  1. Rxh7
  2. Rh1
  3. Rxh6

Easy Puzzle 219

  1. Qh6
  2. Rf8
  3. Qxh7

Easy Puzzle 228

  1. Rxf7
  2. Rh8
  3. hh4

Easy Puzzle 232

  1. Rxf8
  2. Qxh7

Easy Puzzle 243

  1. Qxh6
  2. Rxh6

Easy Puzzle 245

  1. Qxh5
  2. Rxh5

Medium Puzzles

Quick Links to Sections
Easy Puzzles
Hard Puzzles

Medium Puzzle 1

  1. Rxa6
  2. Qd7
  3. c5

Medium Puzzle 2

  1. Qg7
  2. hxg7
  3. Rh8

Medium Puzzle 3

  1. Qa7
  2. Qa8
  3. Qa6

Medium Puzzle 4

  1. Nh6
  2. Rxf8
  3. Qd8

Medium Puzzle 5

  1. Bg6
  2. Qxg5
  3. Qe7

Medium Puzzle 6

  1. Bxf7
  2. Ng5
  3. Qe6

Medium Puzzle 7

  1. Qh6
  2. Rh4
  3. Bh6

Medium Puzzle 8

  1. Nxg7
  2. Nhf5
  3. Qe6

Medium Puzzle 9

  1. Rh6
  2. Qxh6
  3. Qg5

Medium Puzzle 10

  1. f5
  2. Qxh6
  3. Rag8

Medium Puzzle 11

  1. Qg6
  2. Rxg7
  3. Nxg6

Medium Puzzle 12

  1. Qxd8
  2. Bg5
  3. Rd8

Medium Puzzle 13

  1. Nxf6
  2. Qxh7
  3. Qh8

Medium Puzzle 14

  1. Nd6
  2. Qe8
  3. Nf7

Medium Puzzle 15

  1. Qxa7
  2. c4
  3. Qa6

Medium Puzzle 16

  1. Rh7
  2. Qh4
  3. Qh6

Medium Puzzle 17

  1. Qxd6
  2. Rxc8
  3. Rxd8

Medium Puzzle 18

  1. Ne6
  2. Rd8
  3. Ra8

Medium Puzzle 19

  1. Qh4
  2. Qg4
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 21

  1. Qd6
  2. Qd8
  3. e7

Medium Puzzle 22

  1. Qf7
  2. Rxh6
  3. Qh7

Medium Puzzle 23

  1. Qxg5
  2. Rf7
  3. Rxh7

Medium Puzzle 24

  1. Rh8
  2. Qc1
  3. Qf4

Medium Puzzle 25

  1. Rf7
  2. Rh4
  3. Qh8

Medium Puzzle 26

  1. Qxg7
  2. Rf8
  3. Rfxg8

Medium Puzzle 27

  1. Ne7
  2. Qxh7
  3. Rh4

Medium Puzzle 28

  1. Rfc1
  2. Qd5
  3. exd5

Medium Puzzle 29

  1. Qd8
  2. Ba5
  3. Rd8

Medium Puzzle 30

  1. Re5
  2. Bxc6
  3. Qd7

Medium Puzzle 31

  1. Rg5
  2. Qh8
  3. Qxh7

Medium Puzzle 32

  1. Qa7
  2. axb7
  3. Qa8

Medium Puzzle 33

  1. Qe6
  2. Qd6
  3. Ne5

Medium Puzzle 34

  1. Rxa7
  2. Qa4
  3. Qa6

Medium Puzzle 35

  1. Ng8
  2. Rxf7
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 36

  1. Rxf7
  2. Rg7
  3. Qe5

Medium Puzzle 37

  1. Qxh7
  2. Rh4
  3. Rh6

Medium Puzzle 38

  1. Qxf7
  2. Qxf8
  3. Qxg8

Medium Puzzle 39

  1. Re1
  2. d5
  3. Qe7

Medium Puzzle 40

  1. Rxg6
  2. Kxf2
  3. Rxh6

Medium Puzzle 41

  1. Bb5
  2. Rhe1
  3. Qd8

Medium Puzzle 42

  1. Qf6
  2. Nxe6
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 43

  1. h7
  2. Qh6
  3. Ne7

Medium Puzzle 44

  1. Bxf6
  2. Qxg8
  3. Re8

Medium Puzzle 45

  1. Ng5
  2. hxg5
  3. Qxh7

Medium Puzzle 46

  1. Qxh7
  2. Bxh7
  3. Ng6

Medium Puzzle 47

  1. Re7
  2. Be5
  3. Nh6

Medium Puzzle 48

  1. Nf5
  2. Qd6
  3. Qd8

Medium Puzzle 49

  1. Rxb8
  2. Rdxd8
  3. Rd7

Medium Puzzle 50

  1. Rh5
  2. f3
  3. Qxf3

Medium Puzzle 51

  1. Rxg6
  2. Bc5
  3. Qxe7

Medium Puzzle 52

  1. Qh8
  2. Rxf7
  3. Rg7

Medium Puzzle 53

  1. Rf8
  2. Qxf8
  3. Qxd8

Medium Puzzle 54

  1. Rxg6
  2. Rxg6
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 55

  1. Qh8
  2. Qe8
  3. Ne4

Medium Puzzle 56

  1. Qxh7
  2. Rh3
  3. Rxh4

Medium Puzzle 57

  1. Bg5
  2. Rh3
  3. Be3

Medium Puzzle 58

  1. Rxc8
  2. Nxb7
  3. Re7

Medium Puzzle 59

  1. Rg8
  2. Bxf6
  3. Bxg7

Medium Puzzle 60

  1. Ng4
  2. Nf6
  3. Rh7

Medium Puzzle 61

  1. Rxh7
  2. Qh3
  3. Qh6

Medium Puzzle 62

  1. Ne5
  2. Qg6
  3. Qg4

Medium Puzzle 63

  1. c6
  2. Qxc8
  3. c7

Medium Puzzle 64

  1. Bxf7
  2. Qxh7
  3. Rh3

Medium Puzzle 65

  1. Ne5
  2. Rh8
  3. f4

Medium Puzzle 66

  1. Rxh7
  2. Qh3
  3. Qh6

Medium Puzzle 67

  1. Qh7
  2. Qh8
  3. Nd5

Medium Puzzle 68

  1. Rxh7
  2. Qh2
  3. Qxh6

Medium Puzzle 69

  1. Ng6
  2. Rxf8
  3. Rxg8

Medium Puzzle 70

  1. Rh6
  2. g4
  3. Bf3

Medium Puzzle 71

  1. Qxh6
  2. Nf7
  3. Nxh6

Medium Puzzle 72

  1. Rf8
  2. Nf7
  3. Ned6

Medium Puzzle 73

  1. Qf6
  2. Bxg5
  3. g4

Medium Puzzle 74

  1. Rg5
  2. Qxg5
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 75

  1. Qd8
  2. Qe7
  3. Qf8

Medium Puzzle 76

  1. Nf5
  2. Qxf5
  3. Qxh7

Medium Puzzle 77

  1. Bxh6
  2. Qf6
  3. Bf3

Medium Puzzle 78

  1. Rxh7
  2. Qh5
  3. Qh6

Medium Puzzle 79

  1. Rg7
  2. Rxg8
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 80

  1. Bxf7
  2. Ba3
  3. Bxb4

Medium Puzzle 81

  1. Ra3
  2. Qc4
  3. Qc8

Medium Puzzle 82

  1. h4
  2. Bf7
  3. Qxh6

Medium Puzzle 83

  1. Na6
  2. Bd7
  3. Nc7

Medium Puzzle 84

  1. Rf8
  2. Rxe8
  3. Nf7

Medium Puzzle 85

  1. Qxh5
  2. Rxh5
  3. Rxh6

Medium Puzzle 86

  1. Rg6
  2. Kxh2
  3. Qxg7

Medium Puzzle 87

  1. Rh7
  2. Qxf7
  3. Rh3

Medium Puzzle 88

  1. Qxf7
  2. Rc8
  3. Rxf8

Medium Puzzle 89

  1. Qe4
  2. Qh7
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 90

  1. Qg5
  2. Rc8
  3. Qf5

Medium Puzzle 91

  1. Ne5
  2. Qf6
  3. Qxe7

Medium Puzzle 92

  1. Qf8
  2. Rd8
  3. Rg8

Medium Puzzle 93

  1. Rxf4
  2. f3
  3. Rxh7

Medium Puzzle 94

  1. Kf8
  2. Qe5
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 95

  1. Rh8
  2. Qd8
  3. Qxh4

Medium Puzzle 96

  1. Nh6
  2. Qe5
  3. Qxf6

Medium Puzzle 97

  1. Qxh7
  2. Rh4
  3. Rh8

Medium Puzzle 98

  1. Qh8
  2. Bxf6
  3. Rh8

Medium Puzzle 99

  1. Qxh5
  2. Qh8
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 100

  1. Qh8
  2. Bg6
  3. Qh5

Medium Puzzle 101

  1. Qb4
  2. dxc6
  3. Qh4

Medium Puzzle 102

  1. Nxf5
  2. Qh4
  3. Qg5

Medium Puzzle 103

  1. Qd6
  2. Qd8
  3. Rxd8

Medium Puzzle 104

  1. Qa8
  2. Qxd8
  3. Rxd8

Medium Puzzle 105

  1. Qf6
  2. gxf6
  3. Rh8

Medium Puzzle 106

  1. Bxd7
  2. Nb6
  3. Qa4

Medium Puzzle 107

  1. Nc4
  2. Qf3
  3. Qa8

Medium Puzzle 108

  1. Ne7
  2. Qg6
  3. Qxg7

Medium Puzzle 109

  1. Rd1
  2. Rxd5
  3. Qf6

Medium Puzzle 110

  1. Rxc6
  2. Qxb8
  3. Qd6

Medium Puzzle 111

  1. Re7
  2. Qe6
  3. Rg7

Medium Puzzle 112

  1. Rd7
  2. Rxd7
  3. Rxf7

Medium Puzzle 113

  1. Rxe6
  2. Bxg7
  3. Re8

Medium Puzzle 114

  1. Bg8
  2. Qg6
  3. Rh8

Medium Puzzle 115

  1. Rxg8
  2. Qg6
  3. Bc5

Medium Puzzle 116

  1. Ng5
  2. Qxh7
  3. Nf7

Medium Puzzle 117

  1. Rxg6
  2. Qxg6
  3. Qh7

Medium Puzzle 118

  1. Nh6
  2. Qf8
  3. Qxg8

Medium Puzzle 119

  1. Bxg7
  2. Qxd8
  3. Qxg8

Medium Puzzle 120

  1. Qxh7
  2. Rh4
  3. Rg3

Medium Puzzle 121

  1. Nxf6
  2. Qh5
  3. Qf7

Medium Puzzle 122

  1. Qa4
  2. axb6
  3. Qd7

Medium Puzzle 123

  1. Bxg7
  2. Rf8
  3. Qxf8

Medium Puzzle 124

  1. Rxg7
  2. Rh7
  3. Qg7

Medium Puzzle 125

  1. Qg6
  2. Bxg6
  3. Bb4

Medium Puzzle 126

  1. Rxh6
  2. Bxf6
  3. Qf7

Medium Puzzle 127

  1. Rxf6
  2. Qe6
  3. Rg8

Medium Puzzle 128

  1. h6
  2. Qh8
  3. Qxh7

Medium Puzzle 129

  1. Bxb5
  2. Qd8
  3. Rxd8

Medium Puzzle 130

  1. Rxh5
  2. Rgxg5
  3. Rh8

Medium Puzzle 131

  1. Qb8
  2. Qd6
  3. Rd7

Medium Puzzle 132

  1. Bc4
  2. Qb3
  3. Qd3

Medium Puzzle 133

  1. Qxh8
  2. Bf6
  3. Re8

Medium Puzzle 134

  1. Rxh7
  2. Rh1
  3. Qh6

Medium Puzzle 135

  1. Qe8
  2. Bb5
  3. Re8

Medium Puzzle 136

  1. Qg6
  2. Ng5
  3. hxg6

Medium Puzzle 137

  1. Qe8
  2. Nd7
  3. Rxe8

Medium Puzzle 138

  1. N7e6
  2. Qf8
  3. Ng7

Medium Puzzle 139

  1. Qe6
  2. Nf5
  3. Ne7

Medium Puzzle 140

  1. Qxg6
  2. Bxg6
  3. Bc5

Medium Puzzle 141

  1. Rxf6
  2. Qxh6
  3. Bxh6

Medium Puzzle 142

  1. Qg8
  2. Rxg8
  3. Ng6

Medium Puzzle 143

  1. Qd4
  2. Qf4
  3. Qh4

Medium Puzzle 144

  1. Nd5
  2. Qxg8
  3. Rf8

Medium Puzzle 145

  1. Nf6
  2. Qxh6
  3. Qxg6

Medium Puzzle 146

  1. Rg8
  2. Qxh6
  3. Qxh7

Medium Puzzle 147

  1. Bf7
  2. Ne5
  3. Nf7

Medium Puzzle 148

  1. Ng6
  2. Re8
  3. Rxh8

Medium Puzzle 149

  1. Nd5
  2. Ng6
  3. Bg5

Medium Puzzle 150

  1. Qd7
  2. Qxd1
  3. Qh1

Medium Puzzle 151

  1. Qd8
  2. Ba5
  3. Rd8

Medium Puzzle 152

  1. Nxe5
  2. Qxg6
  3. Qf7

Medium Puzzle 153

  1. Bxd7
  2. Bc6
  3. Qxd7

Medium Puzzle 154

  1. Rh8
  2. Qh6
  3. Qxg7

Medium Puzzle 155

  1. Qxh7
  2. Rh3
  3. Rh6

Medium Puzzle 156

  1. Qf8
  2. Rxf8
  3. Nc5

Medium Puzzle 158

  1. Rxg7
  2. Bh6
  3. Qg5

Medium Puzzle 159

  1. Nf6
  2. Qxh6
  3. Rh7

Medium Puzzle 160

  1. Qe5
  2. Qc7
  3. Qc8
  4. Qc6

Medium Puzzle 166

  1. Rxh2
  2. Qg1
  3. Qh1

Medium Puzzle 168

  1. Qxh2
  2. Rh5
  3. Rxh4

Medium Puzzle 172

  1. Qh2
  2. Qh1
  3. Rxh1

Medium Puzzle 185

  1. Qxg1
  2. Rc1
  3. Rxe1

Medium Puzzle 190

  1. d5
  2. Rxc6
  3. dxe4

Medium Puzzle 191

  1. Rxg3
  2. Qxg3
  3. Qg1

Medium Puzzle 193

  1. Qe2
  2. Rh2
  3. Qxf2

Medium Puzzle 195

  1. Ba3
  2. Re1
  3. Rxd1

Medium Puzzle 199

  1. Rxh2
  2. Qh5
  3. Qxh4

Medium Puzzle 203

  1. Ng3
  2. Qh6
  3. Qxh3

Medium Puzzle 209

  1. Qxf1
  2. Rc1
  3. Rxd1

Medium Puzzle 213

  1. Rd2
  2. Rc2
  3. Rxc8

Medium Puzzle 229

  1. Qg1
  2. Qxd1
  3. Rxd1

Medium Puzzle 231

  1. Re1
  2. Rd1
  3. Bd4

Medium Puzzle 234

  1. Qe2
  2. Nf3
  3. Qxf3

Medium Puzzle 242

  1. Bh3
  2. Qf3
  3. Qd3

Medium Puzzle 243

  1. Qxh2
  2. Rh6
  3. Rh1

Medium Puzzle 250

  1. Nh6
  2. Nxf7
  3. Qxf7

Hard Puzzles

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Hard Puzzle 1

  1. Bd5
  2. Bf2
  3. Be4

Hard Puzzle 4

  1. Rxf5
  2. Qxf5
  3. Qf7

Hard Puzzle 5

  1. Rf2
  2. Rf1
  3. Bf3

Hard Puzzle 6

  1. Rc1
  2. Bf1
  3. Bh3

Hard Puzzle 7

  1. Qxe6
  2. Bg6

Hard Puzzle 8

  1. Rg4
  2. Rxf6
  3. Qe8

Hard Puzzle 9

  1. Qxg5
  2. Qf6
  3. Qf7
  4. Qxf8

Hard Puzzle 10

  1. Qxg2
  2. Rg4
  3. Bg2

Hard Puzzle 11

  1. Bf1
  2. Qe2
  3. Qh2
  4. Be2

Hard Puzzle 13

  1. Qb3
  2. Rxe8
  3. Rxg8

Hard Puzzle 14

  1. Qxf7
  2. Qg8
  3. Nf7

Hard Puzzle 15

  1. Nxf6
  2. Qc8
  3. Nd7

Hard Puzzle 16

  1. Nf6
  2. Qf8
  3. Bh6
  4. Re8

Hard Puzzle 17

  1. Rc8
  2. Qxb6
  3. Nc6
  4. Qd8

Hard Puzzle 18

  1. Ne6
  2. Qe7
  3. Qe8
  4. Ne7

Hard Puzzle 19

  1. Qxg7
  2. Nxe6
  3. Ne7
  4. Bg7

Hard Puzzle 20

  1. Be7
  2. Qg5
  3. Qxf6
  4. Bxg6

Hard Puzzle 21

  1. Rxg7
  2. Bh6
  3. Qh4
  4. Qh7

Hard Puzzle 22

  1. Bxg7
  2. Rh7
  3. Qf7
  4. Rh1

Hard Puzzle 23

  1. Qxf6
  2. Rxg7
  3. Bxe4
  4. Rhxg8

Hard Puzzle 24

  1. Ne7
  2. Bd5
  3. Bxe6
  4. Qxg7

Hard Puzzle 25

  1. Nxf5
  2. Rg1
  3. Qh6
  4. Qd6

Hard Puzzle 26

  1. Rf8
  2. d6
  3. Bxd5
  4. Bxe6

Hard Puzzle 27

  1. Nf5
  2. e6
  3. Qf7
  4. Qxg7

Hard Puzzle 28

  1. Qb8
  2. Qxd8
  3. Bh6
  4. Qh8

Hard Puzzle 29

  1. Qxh7
  2. g6
  3. Rh4
  4. Rxh6

Hard Puzzle 30

  1. Qxg7
  2. Rg1
  3. Rxg2
  4. Rh4

Hard Puzzle 31

  1. Qxg7
  2. Bf6
  3. gxf6
  4. Rh8

Hard Puzzle 32

  1. Qh4
  2. Qh7
  3. f4
  4. Qh3

Hard Puzzle 33

  1. Re8
  2. Rxe8
  3. Qf5
  4. Bf4

Hard Puzzle 34

  1. Rh8
  2. Rh7
  3. Qxf7
  4. Rh1

Hard Puzzle 35

  1. Nf7
  2. Nh6
  3. Qg8
  4. Nf7

Hard Puzzle 36

  1. g6
  2. Rxh3
  3. gxf7
  4. Qg6

Hard Puzzle 37

  1. exf7
  2. Re8
  3. Rxe8
  4. Rxf8

Hard Puzzle 38

  1. Qe8
  2. Rxe8
  3. Bf8
  4. Bh6

Hard Puzzle 39

  1. Bh4
  2. Be6
  3. Bg3
  4. hh4

Hard Puzzle 40

  1. Rxh6
  2. Qc6
  3. Qh1
  4. Qxh4

Hard Puzzle 41

  1. Nf6
  2. Qxg3
  3. Qxg6
  4. Qxg7

Hard Puzzle 45

  1. Qxc5
  2. Rxd3

Hard Puzzle 55

  1. Nxe5
  2. Rc6
  3. Rcxd6

Hard Puzzle 57

  1. Rxg8
  2. Qxe7

Hard Puzzle 58

  1. Qxe5
  2. Rxd2

Hard Puzzle 61

  1. Rxd6
  2. Rxc8

Hard Puzzle 65

  1. Qxh6
  2. Re8
  3. Qe6

Hard Puzzle 66

  1. Qd1
  2. Qxd6
  3. Bxd6

Hard Puzzle 67

  1. Rh8
  2. Qxh6
  3. Qg7

Hard Puzzle 70

  1. Bxh2
  2. Rxc8

Hard Puzzle 72

  1. Qxh6
  2. Rxh6
  3. Rh7

Hard Puzzle 74

  1. Rd8
  2. Rxf8
  3. Rg8

Hard Puzzle 75

  1. Qxh6
  2. Rh7
  3. Nf6
  4. Rf7

Hard Puzzle 78

  1. Qd8
  2. Bf4
  3. Qxc8

Hard Puzzle 80

  1. Bxf3
  2. Qg5
  3. Nd2
  4. Qxd2

Hard Puzzle 85

  1. Qd1
  2. Rxd1
  3. Nd3

Hard Puzzle 89

  1. Qxa1
  2. Rc1
  3. Rxd1

Hard Puzzle 90

  1. Bxe5
  2. Re1
  3. Kxe1

Hard Puzzle 95

  1. Qxe4
  2. Qxh1

Hard Puzzle 96

  1. Rxd6
  2. Rxh7

Hard Puzzle 101

  1. Qxg5
  2. Rg4
  3. Rxf1

Hard Puzzle 102

  1. Rf8
  2. R1f7
  3. Rd7

Hard Puzzle 104

  1. Bxh2
  2. Qxe6

Hard Puzzle 105

  1. Qxh6
  2. Bb2
  3. Bxf6

Hard Puzzle 106

  1. Qxg6
  2. Qxf7

Hard Puzzle 110

  1. Rc2
  2. Rxf2
  3. Bd4
  4. Bxa7

Hard Puzzle 113

  1. Re8
  2. Rxe8
  3. Qf5
  4. Qxf7

Hard Puzzle 114

  1. Qxd3
  2. Bxe6

Hard Puzzle 115

  1. Rxc8
  2. Rxf8

Hard Puzzle 119

  1. Qxb8
  2. gxf3

Hard Puzzle 120

  1. Rxc7
  2. Bxb4

Hard Puzzle 125

  1. Rg8
  2. Rxg8
  3. Qxf5

Hard Puzzle 126

  1. Re2
  2. Qxf3
  3. Rxd2

Hard Puzzle 127

  1. Ne7
  2. Rd8
  3. Rxe8

Hard Puzzle 138

  1. Qf7
  2. Qxf8
  3. Rxf8

Hard Puzzle 139

  1. Ng6
  2. Ne7
  3. Nxc6

Hard Puzzle 141

  1. Qxh7
  2. Rh4
  3. Rxh6

Hard Puzzle 144

  1. Nxf6
  2. Qxh7

Hard Puzzle 145

  1. Qc8
  2. Qc3
  3. Qxe1

Hard Puzzle 148

  1. Qxh7
  2. Rh3
  3. Rh8

Hard Puzzle 154

  1. Bxh7
  2. Qxd6

Hard Puzzle 157

  1. Bxg7
  2. Qxe7
  3. Rxe7

Hard Puzzle 159

  1. Nh3
  2. Qxf2
  3. Rxf2

Hard Puzzle 163

  1. Qxa1
  2. Qxf1
  3. Rxb8

Hard Puzzle 164

  1. Qxh7
  2. Rh3
  3. Rxh4
  4. Rh8

Hard Puzzle 165

  1. Bxf7
  2. Qxd8

Hard Puzzle 166

  1. Rxg6
  2. Qxg6
  3. Ne6

Hard Puzzle 168

  1. Re8
  2. Qe7
  3. Qxe8

Hard Puzzle 169

  1. Rxa6
  2. Rxa5

Hard Puzzle 177

  1. Rxd8
  2. Qxf3

Hard Puzzle 183

  1. Qa8
  2. Bxh7
  3. Qxf8

Hard Puzzle 186

  1. Qf8
  2. Qh6
  3. Rf8

Hard Puzzle 189

  1. Rxe7
  2. Qxa8

Hard Puzzle 190

  1. Rxg7
  2. Rg5
  3. Qxf6

Hard Puzzle 193

  1. d4
  2. cxd4
  3. Rxc2

Hard Puzzle 195

  1. Rxg7
  2. Qxg7

Hard Puzzle 196

  1. Rxb6
  2. Qa7
  3. Qc7

Hard Puzzle 197

  1. Qxe6
  2. Rxe6

Hard Puzzle 198

  1. hxg6
  2. Rxh7
  3. Ng5
  4. Qxg5

Hard Puzzle 202

  1. Bh3
  2. Rd7
  3. Rxd1

Hard Puzzle 203

  1. Qxg4
  2. Qh3
  3. Qh2

Hard Puzzle 204

  1. Bxg7
  2. Qxd8
  3. Rxd8

Hard Puzzle 207

  1. Rxh2
  2. Qh5
  3. Rf3

Hard Puzzle 208

  1. Be6
  2. Bd7
  3. Bxc6

Hard Puzzle 209

  1. Qd3
  2. Nf6
  3. Qg6

Hard Puzzle 210

  1. Re7
  2. Ra7
  3. Nxa7

Hard Puzzle 212

  1. Rb8
  2. Rxc8
  3. Qd8

Hard Puzzle 213

  1. Bxg3
  2. Qxb7

Hard Puzzle 214

  1. Nh6
  2. Qg4
  3. Rxd7

Hard Puzzle 215

  1. Bxg7
  2. Nxf5

Hard Puzzle 216

  1. Rxd2
  2. Bxe4
  3. Qxe4

Hard Puzzle 218

  1. Qe5
  2. Bc4
  3. Qf6
  4. Bb5

Hard Puzzle 219

  1. Qb1
  2. Rxc7
  3. Qc2
  4. Qxc7

Hard Puzzle 220

  1. Bd5
  2. Qxh7
  3. Qh8

Hard Puzzle 221

  1. Qxb2
  2. Rxb2
  3. Rbxa2
  4. Rb2

Hard Puzzle 223

  1. Qh6
  2. Ng5
  3. Qxg5

Hard Puzzle 224

  1. Nf6
  2. Bxf5
  3. Nxg5
  4. Qxg5

Hard Puzzle 225

  1. Rh7
  2. g7
  3. Ngh6

Hard Puzzle 229

  1. Qf4
  2. Qxh4
  3. Rh1
  4. Qxh3

Hard Puzzle 231

  1. Ra5
  2. Nf2
  3. Nxd1

Hard Puzzle 232

  1. Rxf7
  2. Nh6
  3. Bxd4

Hard Puzzle 233

  1. Nxe7
  2. Nxg6
  3. Bxd8

Hard Puzzle 237

  1. Bxe5
  2. Nd6
  3. Qxe5

Hard Puzzle 238

  1. Nxa7
  2. Qxc6
  3. Ba6

Hard Puzzle 242

  1. Qe1
  2. Bb4
  3. Re1

Hard Puzzle 244

  1. Rxb7
  2. Rb4
  3. Qxb4

Hard Puzzle 245

  1. Qh1
  2. Qxg1
  3. Qe1

Hard Puzzle 246

  1. Rf7
  2. Qh7
  3. Rf1
  4. Rxf6

Hard Puzzle 247

  1. Nxf5
  2. Ne3
  3. Ng2

Hard Puzzle 248

  1. Ng3
  2. Rxh8
  3. Rh1
  4. Rxf1

Hard Puzzle 250

  1. Re7
  2. Qf8
  3. Rxh7

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