Major Pin | Cool Chess Puzzle #25 (Blindfold Test)

Here’s another cool chess puzzle. It was recently posted on the chess subreddit. The puzzle, specific to major pieces only, is presented in a way where the viewer can attempt a blindfold solve. Are you up for the challenge? The puzzle position is shown as well, of course! ๐Ÿ™‚

3kr2q/6Q1/8/8/8/4R3/8/K7 w – –

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Featured puzzle:

Internet Chess Club (ICC)
Software: Blitzin




  1. I found the right answer blindfolded, including the Kd8 Qc7 mate and the zigzag pattern also in about 5 minutes ๐Ÿ˜Š Very Nice !

  2. I did not solve it, blindfolded or not. ๐Ÿ™
    Also, do you plan to continue this amazing series? I'd love to see more cool puzzles like this.

  3. I found the first part blindfold after a good 5 minutes think, the second part however I couldn't find. Not even when I opened my eyes again.

  4. Got the first few moves but couldn't find the zigzag idea, this is really cool

  5. More blindfold puzzles please!! This was so fun

  6. But why not,
    1. Rxe8
    2. Kxe8 (or not)
    3. Qxh8

  7. Great find! Now I can brag that I solved a mate-in-8 puzzle blindfolded ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. I solved it blindfolded!!!! Thanks so much for the puzzle man. I spent a lot of time on move one queen checks before remembering my queen is pinned lol

  9. This is what I did
    Rd3+ kc8 Qd7+ kb8 Rb3+ ka8 Qb7#
    Wow.. So good
    When I looked up the solution. Oh fuck there was a pin damn

  10. I tried it blindfold and got to the king in the corner but forgot queen woulda been pinned, so i was very close

  11. i did good at start with the check but i forgot my queen is pinned so i messed up :>

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