Puzzle Inception

Welcome to Puzzle Inception, the exciting new mode that simulates the uncertainty of real chess games!

In this mode you'll evaluate positions by choosing from "White wins", "White edge", "Balanced", "Black edge", and "Black wins". Some positions have tactics, while others do not, so you won't know in advance whether a tactic is present. This adds a layer of realism, as in real games, you won't always know if there's a tactic.

If the evaluated position has a tactic that's the only way to win, you'll be presented with a tactics puzzle right after the evaluation puzzle.

Puzzle Inception trains essential chess abilities such as positional evaluation and tactical alertness.

Puzzle Inception is currently in beta test, and your feedback is welcome. Let me know what you think and help make this mode even better!

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Update on difficulty:
Thank you for playing the beta version!
Evaluation puzzles now have rating estimates.
The difficulty of the puzzles you play will be matched with your rating.
Puzzle Inception beta is recommended for players who are comfortable with challenging chess puzzles or with a rating of at least 1600 (tournament player).
For more information about ratings, you can read this blog post.