As some of you might know, I collect instructive crazyhouse positions on Lichess (under the Seirawan-Student handle) to share with you on zhchess.blogspot.com, as well as over on Discord. So if I post a puzzle here, I can direct you over to the Lichess study to see the solution. As well as mating attacks, I also try to feature defensive ideas, positional ideas and occasionally even full-game annotations. Also Lichess enables direct embedding of chapters from its studies in this blog, so you can sometimes move the pieces to play through a position directly on this site. Each Lichess study can hold up to 64 chapters and we have shared several such studies, especially in our recap posts of the 2018 Crazyhouse World Championship. The only drawback is that if the reader wants to try to work out the best move for themselves, then they don’t want to see the study (because it’s hard to ignore the moves).
And this is where “Practice against the Computer” studies come in! Until now, the only place to do crazyhouse puzzles was the dedicated crazyhouse puzzles site https://chessvariants.training/Puzzle/Crazyhouse created by ProgramFox, one of the Lichess developers. But below are links to over 180 crazyhouse puzzles which you can practice on Lichess directly (and more will be in the making):
Practice Against Computer Studies:
Based on the league organised by Zher0:
First ZH10+10 League (25 puzzles)
Based on highlights from the 2018 CWC:
Round 1 Puzzles (15 puzzles)
Round 2 Puzzles (26 puzzles)
Round 3 Puzzles (21 puzzles)
Round 4 Puzzles (17 puzzles)
Round 5 Puzzles (18 puzzles)
Candidates Puzzles Part 1 (64 puzzles)
To see the solutions, either click on hint/solution within the practice-against-computer study above, or see the variations elaborated in the following studies:
You can see me doing some of these puzzles in my live streams.