Ever since the age of 11, I have experienced the deep mysteries and beauty of The Royal Game.
Just as with Mathematics, through teaching and learning I have enjoyed helping to make Chess more easily accessible for thousands of adults and children.
I also wish to continue that happy work via this website.
Here is a list showing the locations of all the chess puzzles which I have posted so far:-
Math/Chess Brainteaser 1 in Blog Post #1: One Family;
Chess counting puzzle & Morphy’s mate in 2 in Blog Post #2: Friends Forever;
Chess Brainteaser: Mate in 3+3/3 moves in Blog Post #3: Gifts For All;
Checkmate Time! in Blog Post #4: Angels;
Sneaky Chess Trap! in Blog Post #5: St. Andrew;
Check On Your Mates! in Blog Post #6: Kindness;
Forced Mate In Four Moves in Blog Post #7: Gifted;
Giant Chess! & Professor Max Euwe in Blog Post #10: Peaceful Fishermen;
Two chess training puzzles in Blog Post #11: Good Secrets;
Chess Tactics Puzzle Position in Blog Post #12: Talents;
Check For The Best Way in Blog Post #13: Differences;
Chess in the Lions’ Den! in Blog Post #14: Brothers, Sisters, Children, Champions!;
A Chance Not To Be Missed In The Mist! in Blog Post #15: Mountains;
Level 99 Chess! in Blog Post #16: Cloud 99;
Don’t Be Greedy! in Blog Post #17: FAITH+FATHER=HEAVEN;
Persevering At Chess in Blog Post #18: Perseverance;
The Right Time Is Now! in Blog Post #19: H2O 20202, A FRESH 2nd CHANCE TODAY;
Taking On Karpov! & Quick Quiz Questions! in Blog Post #20: From Belgium With Love;
A to Z Chess Tactics & Warned: Beautiful but Tricky! in Blog Post #21: Everyone Is Invited;
Only One Is Needed in Blog Post #22: Loved Ones;
Red-Hot Chess Thoughts in Sicily! in Blog Post #23: Neighbors;
Ranks as a Chess Brainteaser! in Blog Post #24: One True Treasure Beyond Measure;
1 Chess File Missing, but it’s Checkmate in 2+7-1 ways! in Blog Post #25: 3x3x3 Peace for You, Me and Everybody;
Mate in One, with Two Files Missing! in Blog Post #26: Father And Mother, I Love You;
Look at the Rooks! in Blog Post #28: Perfect;
Some of my favourite chess positions from “The Modernized Reti” by International Grandmaster Adrien Demuth feature in Blog Post #29: Refreshing Reading;
Below: GM Adrien Demuth
Below: WGM Erika Sziva who runs De Beste Zet chess shop www.debestezet.nl
Checkmate in a mere 3 moves!! in Blog Post #30: 110% NOT BY CHANCE;
A cracking 14-move win against a grandmaster by my very dear friend Tim Upton (19.12.1958-10.1.2018) is included in the tribute Tim, A Truly Gentle Giant (published on 15.1.2018);
Checkmate in only 33/11 moves! in Blog Post #33: Moments In Time;
Blog Post 34 Checkmate: Do We Need 3 moves, or 4? in Blog Post #34: LOVING DAY;
Winning Chess In Kortrijk, Puzzles 1 & 2 in Blog Post #37: Iedereen Is Belangrijk;
Invisible White Knight! in Blog Post #39: Sharing;
Mate in 4 on April 4th! in Blog Post #41: We Can All Be Winners;
What a Beauty! in Blog Post #42: Happy Anniversary!
It is Black to play and win, basically by force, in a beautiful way.
Quick computer chess game in Blog Post #45: Fresh Ideas;
Great books feature in Blog Post #46: Chess Gems Galore from Thinkers Publishing!
“Thank you for teaching me chess!” in Blog Post #47: Magical Music;
MATERIAL MATTERS LESS puzzle in Blog Post #54: Happy Easter!
There also a dose of chess in Blog Post #55: Hello, Friends!
It’s Black to play and win in the following position
which features in Blog Post #58: Happy Birthday, Aunt Sheila!
We have an invisible knight, quick checkmate puzzle in Blog Post #59: Family Fun!
We have another invisible knight challenge in Blog Post #60: For Sarah
There’s a checkmate bonus puzzle in Blog Post #61: For Christopher & Kristina!
There’s another checkmate bonus brainteaser in Blog Post #62: For Ruth, Diana, Micky, Phoebe, Charlie &…EVERYONE!
There’s a Happy New Year Checkmate puzzle in Blog Post #63: Wishing Every A Very Happy New Year 2020 !
We have a Cute Checkmate Challenge in Blog Post #64: For Haley, Myriam, My Little Sister, Peter The Great AND a school pussy cat!
There’s a neat chess puzzle (that recently caught out a very strong grandmaster) in Blog Post #65: For Dear Colleagues Kate and James
There’s a sneaky checkmate puzzle in Blog Post #66: Thinking of You
There’s a photo puzzle of sorts in Blog Post #67: For Princess Pilu & Super-Boy Steven!
and a nice chess brainteaser at the end!
The ‘Cheeky Chess Puzzle’ features in Blog Post #68: For Jenny
Another nice ‘n sneaky chess puzzle features in Blog Post #69: Enjoying Chess!
We have a feast of chess puzzles in Blog Post #71: Dual Jewels and Jules!
A stunning chess study is included in Blog Post #72: Appreciation of Beauty
White to play and win (a beautiful study composed by Leonid Kubbel in 1925).
A sneaky chess puzzle for Sacha (one of my son’s very best friends) is included in Blog Post #73: Sneaky Surprises for Sacha!
A lovely 1892 chess study by Henry Otten features in Blog Post #74: For Genevieve, Julie, Marcello, Timothee & Yordi!!
Another wonderful chess puzzle features in Blog Post #75: Turn Over A New Leaf
There’s a delightful mate in six puzzle in Blog Post #78: Super-Smart Young Ladies!
There’s a neat invisible piece/mate in 3 puzzle in Blog Post #79: For Elizabeta!
The final puzzle in Blog Post #80: Good Lives Global Prize Competition! is a neat chess puzzle.
The fun continues in Blog Post #81: Top of the Class, Nice Niklas!!
There’s a link to a fun chess video in Blog Post #85: Orchestral Feeling
A beautiful chess game features in Blog Post #91: Unforgettable Memories!
A lovely chess puzzle features in Blog Post #97: Early happy birthday wishes for Helen, a bright, shining light
Another excellent puzzle is included in Blog Post #98: Fabulous Fun Friday For A Fantastic Four!
We have more fun in Blog Post #101: Super Sigurd advances from 10 to 11!
There’s a delightful chess puzzle (a 1970 study by Alois Wotawa, with White to play and win) in Blog Post #103: Early Happy Birthday Wishes for Max…and for me!!
Fresh goodies are to be found in Blog Post #104: What A Wonderful School!
and in Blog Post #105: Great Chess in Geraardsbergen!
Further treats await you in Blog Post #106: Forever with my King
There are more goodies in Blog Post #107: Always a Teacher and a Student too
Chess and chess friends get special mention in Blog Post #108: Thinking of You
The fun continues in Blog Post #112: Happy Holy Days 😊
and the goodies go on in Blog Post #114: For My Friend M.E. and for Mandy 😊
and in Blog Post #115: Happy Birthday Surprises for Timothée 😊
as well as in Blog Post #116: 003 Birthday Fun for a Great Friend 😊
Chess gets a special mention in Blog Post #117: Love Like A Child 😊
We have lovely ideas in Blog Post #120: Prepare Your Heart ♥
and in Blog Post #121: Sure Way Home ♥♥♥
as well as in Blog Post #122: A Lamp and a Light ♥
One of the most beautiful chess puzzles of all time features in Blog Post #124: Peaceful Ways ♥
Blog Post #125: Happy Easter and happy birthday, Super Sigurd ♥ is a super-fun article 😊
Blog Post #126 is packed with goodies ♥😊♥
A lovely chess puzzle features in Blog Post #128: For a very special Queen ♥
Blog Post #129: Happy Rainbows ♥😊😊♥ is loads of fun!
Chess is the main focus of Blog Post #130: British Senior (Over 50) Chess Champions and Unforgettable Friends ♥😊♥
We have some delightful chess surprises in Blog Post #131: A Beautiful Double Discovery ♥😊😊♥
Blog Post #132: More Muffins for Michail!, Part I ♥😊😊♥ is jam-packed with fun!!
Blog Post #134: Lovely Surprises for Leonid ♥😊😊♥ is one of my favourite, super-fun posts!
Blog Post #135: A Gift from God ♥ is really nice, too!
Blog Post #136: Chess Greetings to Friends Worldwide ♥😊😊♥ is lots of fun!!
Blog Post #137: VIPs Young and Old ♥ is a special post
Blog Post #138: With One’s Whole Heart ♥ is a very happy post,
as is Blog Post #139: Yo, Jens! 😊😊
I like Blog Post #140: Every Precious Moment Counts ♥ even more! 😊♥
Blog Post #141: Christmas Celebration of Love ♥ is one of my absolute favourite personal posts to-date
Blog Post #142: Good Knowledge ♥ contains good messages, and fun puzzles too!
Blog Post #144: A Taste of Heaven ♥ is probably my absolute favourite personal post, to-date ♥
Blog Post #145: Happy New Year Brainteasers! 😊♥😊 makes for a lovely start to 2023 😊
There’s a wee dose of Chess at the end of Blog Post #146: Three Books 😊♥😊
Blog Post #147: Cascade de Surprises! 😊♥😊 is a high favourite, so far!
Blog Post #148: Giant Rescue Operation Codename R-E-V-S! 😊♥😊 is even more fun!!
Blog Post #149: A Funny Tale of Pairs of Pairs of Furry Tails!! 😊♥😊♥ is another super-fun post!
Blog Post #150: An Epicentre of Culture ♥ features Max Gililov, a new friend who was visiting Musica Mundi School 😊
Blog Post #151: Thank You for dear Hans & Heleen 😊❤😊 is very precious to me ❤
Blog Post #152: A Good Heart 💖 is a very happy post 😊