Pure Chess Grandmaster Edition

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Obviously, with this being a simple Chess game, a step by step walkthrough isn't possible. This walkthrough will instead guide you through each achievement separately. I'll do the best I can to make each achievement as simple as possible. The list is pretty straightforward and can be done without too much Chess knowledge beforehand. Using a Chess Engine can give you the absolute best possible move in any situation.

Good luck!

I suggest using a Chess Engine for most of the difficult achievements as you'll need to win multiple games in a row against a difficult AI. One wrong move can quickly cost you a game and thus your streak.

The game features a nice tutorial to teach you the basic moves and strengths of each piece. Completing the tutorial will teach you all the basics you need to know, and award you an achievement as well:

Amateur

Complete all the tutorials.

Amateur

You will have to play out each tutorial for the achievement. Simply loading and exiting will not work. The tutorials are all basic one to two move instructions and only take a few seconds each. The solutions or goals are given to you for each of the tutorials and do not require much effort.

First, let's load up a game versus a Level 1 AI for the sake of a few easy achievements.

Attempt to perform an En Passant. You should have learned about this in the Tutorial if you weren't already aware of how it works. The level 1 AI will usually move right into position for you to accomplish one. I suggest attempting this with the King's Pawn to start, and advancing whichever pawns you see fit after that. After performing the move you will unlock:

En Passant

Perform an en passant move during any full game.

En Passant

Alternatively, you can use one controller to control two "human" players to knock this out as well. Follow this move formation, controlling the white side (first to move)

E2 - E4

G7 - G6

D2 - D4

F8 - G7

E4 - E5

D7 - D5

E5 - D6

If you were playing an AI, play out the remainder of the game normally, and over the course of winning you should unlock:

Check

Put opponent in check in exhibition game.

Check

Checkmate

Win an exhibition game against the computer.

Checkmate

You should be able to clear most of the board vs a Level 1 AI to promote a pawn as well. This is done by moving a pawn all the way to the other side of the board. If you don't, this is simple in a local match since you can clear the pieces out the way and allow your pawn to make it. This will unlock:

Promotion

Advance a pawn to the eighth rank in an offline game.

Promotion

Load up a Local Game vs Human and play as both sides of the board. Make sure you are controlling White. Play out This game and on the 10th move you'll unlock:

Double Check

Deliver a check by two pieces at the same time.

Double Check

Start up a new Local Game vs Human, and this time follow This game to unlock:

Epaulette Mate

Deliver checkmate where the king is blocked on both sides by his own rooks.

Epaulette Mate

If you haven't already done so naturally (you should have already earned this achievement during the double check game above if followed exactly), go ahead and load up a game in any mode, and move the Queen, and the Queen Side Knight and Bishop as quickly as possible without moving your King or Queen side Rook. When every space between the King and the Rook is empty, perform a Queen Side castle to unlock:

O_O_O

Perform a castling move on the queenside during any full game.

O_O_O

Head into Chess Challenges and go into the Tournament Mode. Play through the Tournaments until you hit a difficulty (there's only 3) that exceeds or matches your skill level. Load up a Chess Engine (there is one linked on the Hints & Tips Section). Play out the rest of the games to unlock:

Tournament King

Complete Tournament mode on all three difficulties.

Tournament King

After finishing this mode you'll have gathered a decent amount of PureChess Rating points. Go into Local Games versus Grandmaster Level AI. Make the move e2-e4 and offer a draw. Usually, the AI will accept. If they do not, offer another. If they don't accept still, restart the match. You'll gain a good amount of Rating doing this. The amount gained decreases the higher you get, but it will keep moving. Once you hit a 953 Rating, you'll stop gaining points for draws. Load up the same engine you used for the Tournaments and beat the Grandmaster AI until you hit 1000 rating, this will unlock:

Grandmaster

Achieve an Elo of 2500, or a Grand Master Pure Chess rating.

Grandmaster

You should also unlock 'Piece Collector' while going for these:

Piece Collector

Capture 100 pieces.

Piece Collector

Head into an online game and attempt to beat an opponent, use a Chess Engine, or find a friend to let you win. My opponent resigning wouldn't unlock the achievement for me, so I suggest going for a Check Mate. Luckily if you disconnect, which you will a lot, you can go right back into the game without it ending. Once you win you'll unlock:

Pure Correspondence

Win a game of Online Play.

Pure Correspondence

Unfortunately there's no way around doing all of these. I suggest trying to do them yourself to keep yourself entertained and use this page if you get stuck.

Thanks to checo316 on TrueAchievements for his awesome solution for this section. Don't forget to head there and give him an upvote!

Solution for Problem Wizard in Pure Chess

Problem Wizard

Solve 100 mate problems.

Problem Wizard

Mate in 1 Puzzle Solutions

Puzzle 1

F1 to F8

Puzzle 2

D5 to C7

Puzzle 3

F6 to G8

Puzzle 4

F5 to H6

Puzzle 5

D5 to F6

Puzzle 6 -

E4 to D6

Puzzle 7

D6 to F7

Puzzle 8

G3 to A3

Puzzle 9

D2 to G5

Puzzle 10

A6 to B7

Puzzle 11

D3 to G6

Puzzle 12

B5 to A7

Puzzle 13

F5 to E7

Puzzle 14

B6 to D7

Puzzle 15

B3 to C5

Puzzle 16

D4 to C4

Puzzle 17

G5 to F7

Puzzle 18

E2 to B5

Puzzle 19

F6 to F8

Puzzle 20

H2 to H4

Mate in 2 Puzzle Solutions

Puzzle 1

Move 1 F6 to G7
Move 2 E8 to F6

Puzzle 2

Move 1 C3 to F6
Move 2 F1 to G3

Puzzle 3

Move 1 C1 to C7
Move 2 G5 to E6

Puzzle 4

Move 1 G7 to G8
Move 2 H7 to E7

Puzzle 5

Move 1 D6 to C4
Move 2 D3 to E4

Puzzle 6

Move 1 H6 to H8
Move 2 G6 to H7

Puzzle 7

Move 1 A7 to D4
Move 2 D4 to E5

Puzzle 8

Move 1 F7 to H7
Move 2 F4 to H4

Puzzle 9

Move 1 G3 to B8
Move 2 C4 to B5

Puzzle 10

Move 1 E4 to C6
Move 2 D3 to A6

Puzzle 11

Move 1 E7 to D5
Move 2 E1 to D1

Puzzle 12

Move 1 A3 to F8
Move 2 E4 to E8

Puzzle 13

Move 1 D4 to C6
Move 2 D1 to D8

Puzzle 14

Move 1 G5 to F6
Move 2 G2 to G8

Puzzle 15

Move 1 E4 to F6
Move 2 E2 to E8

Puzzle 16

Move 1 H6 to H7
Move 2 H5 to G6

Puzzle 17

Move 1 F8 to B4
Move 2 B4 to E1

Puzzle 18

Move 1 G4 to H5
Move 2 G3 to F5

Puzzle 19

Move 1 B3 to B4
Move 2 C3 to D4

Puzzle 20

Move 1 E6 to F6
Move 2 F4 to H6


Mate in 3 Puzzle Solutions

Puzzle 1

Move 1 H6 to F8
Move 2 H4 to H5
Move 3 D6 to H6

Puzzle 2

Move 1 H4 to D8
Move 2 D2 to G5
Move 3 D1 to D8

Puzzle 3

Move 1 H2 to H6
Move 2 G5 to E6
Move 3 A1 to H1

Puzzle 4

Move 1D2 to D7
Move 2 F1 to F7
Move 3 G3 to G7

Puzzle 5

Move 1 B7 to E7
Move 2 E7 to E8
Move 3 A7 to E7

Puzzle 6

Move 1 E7 to G6
Move 2 H6 to G7
Move 3 F5 to H6

Puzzle 7

Move 1 G5 to H6
Move 2 G2 to F3
Move 3 F5 to H6

Puzzle 8

Move 1 H3 to H8
Move 2 E8 to F8
Move 3 F8 to H6

Puzzle 9

Move 1E2 to A6
Move 2 A6 to A7
Move 3 A7 to C7

Puzzle 10

Move 1 H5 to H8
Move 2 F4 to G6
Move 3 H8 to G7

Puzzle 11

Move 1 H1 to G1
Move 2 E2 to F1
Move 3 D2 to G2

Puzzle 12

Move 1 B7 to B6
Move 2 E2 to A2
Move 3 A2 to A4

Puzzle 13

Move 1 D1 to D6
Move 2 G5 to F7
Move 3 G2 to G4

Puzzle 14

Move 1 E4 to E8
Move 2 F5 to E7
Move 3 F1 to F8

Puzzle 15

Move 1 G7 to F8
Move 2 E7 to G6
Move 3 F7 to G7

Puzzle 16

Move 1 F8 to E7
Move 2 E7 to D6
Move 3 D6 to C6

Puzzle 17

Move 1 D1 to D8
Move 2 F1 to C4
Move 3 F3 to E5

Puzzle 18

Move 1 E2 to H5
Move 2 D1 to G1
Move 3 C3 to E2

Puzzle 19

Move 1 G5 to E6
Move 2 C4 to E6
Move 3 H7 to G8

Puzzle 20

Move 1 G5 to H6
Move 2 B2 to E5
Move 3 F5 to H6


Mate in 4 Puzzle Solutions

Puzzle 1

Move 1 H3 to H7
Move 2 B2 to F6
Move 3 F3 to E3
Move 4 H7 to G7

Puzzle 2

Move 1 D8 to H8
Move 2 G6 to G7
Move 3 E4 to H7
Move 4 G7 to G8 Select Queen

Puzzle 3

Move 1 D2 to D8
Move 2 E4 to F6
Move 3 E1 to E8
Move 4 E8 to F8

Puzzle4

Move 1 H6 to G7

Move 2 H4 to H7
Move 3 H7 to H8
Move 4 H1 to H7

Puzzle 5

Move 1 D3 to D7
Move 2 G4 to F6
Move 3 D1 to D7
Move 4 F3 to G4

Puzzle 6

Move 1 G7 to E5
Move 2 C1 to C7
Move 3 E5 to E7
Move 4 E7 to C7

Puzzle 7

Move 1 H1 to H8
Move 2 B5 to E8
Move 3 F4 to G5
Move 4 H8 to F8

Puzzle8

Move 1 H8 to D8

Move 2 F5 to E6
Move 3 D4 to B3
Move 4 E6 to E4

Puzzle 9

Move 1 G1 to G7
Move 2 D4 to F5
Move 3 H6 to G6
Move 4 F5 to H6

Puzzle 10

Move 1 B3 to E6
Move 2 A6 to C4
Move 3 D1 to D6
Move 4 D7 to F7

Puzzle 11

Move 1 F7 to G8
Move 2 D5 to E7
Move 3 E5 to G6
Move 4 E7 to G6

Puzzle 12

Move 1 F3 to H5
Move 2 H5 to H7
Move 3 H4 to G5
Move 4 H1 to H8

Puzzle 13

Move 1 D6 to F7
Move 2 C4 to C8
Move 3 C1 to C8
Move 4 C8 to F8

Puzzle 14

Move 1 D1 to H5
Move 2 C4 to F7
Move 3 C3 to D5
Move 4 E5 to C4

Puzzle 15

Move 1 G3 to G7
Move 2 F5 to F7
Move 3 F7 to F8
Move 4 G1 to G8

Puzzle 16

Move 1 H5 to H7
Move 2 H3 to H7
Move 3 F3 to H3
Move 4 H3 to H6

Puzzle 17

Move 1 H6 to F8
Move 2 F1 to F7
Move 3 F7 to G7
Move 4 G7 to G8

Puzzle 18

Move 1 D3 to H7
Move 2 H7 to H8
Move 3 D4 to F5
Move 4 E3 to C5

Puzzle 19

Move 1 C4 to F7
Move 2 F7 to B3
Move 3 F6 to D8
Move 4 E1 to E8

Puzzle 20

Move 1 H4 to H7
Move 2 D1 to H5
Move 3 H5 to F7
Move 4 F7 to G7


Mate in 5 Puzzle Solutions

Puzzle 1

Move 1 D5 to E7
Move 2 H1 to H7
Move 3 A1 to H1
Move 4 H1 to H3
Move 5 F3 to H3

Puzzle 2

Move 1 D3 to H7
Move 2 H7 to G6
Move 3 H5 to H8
Move 4 D1 to H5
Move 5 H5 to H7

Puzzle 3

Move 1 D5 to E6
Move 2 B1 to B7
Move 3 A5 to C6
Move 4 B7 to B8
Move 5 B8 to C8

Puzzle 4

Move 1 E2 to E6
Move 2 D5 to B6
Move 3 E6 to D7
Move 4 F1 to F8
Move 5 H1 to B7

Puzzle5

Move 1 H5 to H7

Move 2 H3 to H7
Move 3 F3 to H3
Move 4 E3 to H6
Move 5 H6 to F8

Puzzle 6

Move 1 D5 to F7
Move 2 H1 to H8
Move 3 D1 to D8
Move 4 D8 to E8
Move 5 E8 to F8

Puzzle 7

Move 1 D1 to D5
Move 2 D5 to E6
Move 3 C4 to E6
Move 4 F5 to F6
Move 5 F6 to F8

Puzzle 8

Move 1 B3 to B6
Move 2 B1 to B6
Move 3 F4 to D6
Move 4 D5 to E6
Move 5 B6 to B8

Puzzle 9

Move 1 G5 to H6
Move 2 H1 to H2
Move 3 H2 to H1
Move 4 H6 to H7
Move 5 F4 to H4

Puzzle 10

Move 1 D4 to D7
Move 2 E4 to D6
Move 3 D6 to F7
Move 4 E1 to E8
Move 5 D1 to D8

Puzzle 11

Move 1 D5 to E5
Move 2 G2 to G4
Move 3 G7 to H6
Move 4 H2 to H3
Move 5 E5 to E3

Puzzle 12

Move 1 E2 to E4
Move 2 F2 to G3
Move 3 E4 to H4
Move 4 F6 to H6
Move 5 H6 to H7

Puzzle 13

Move 1 B6 to G6
Move 2 E7 to E8 Select Queen
Move 3 E4 to E6
Move 4 E8 to H5
Move 5 E6 to E8

Puzzle 14

Move 1 D2 to D8
Move 2 E5 to G5
Move 3 H5 to H6
Move 4 D8 to H8
Move 5 H8 to H7

Puzzle 15

Move 1 C3 to B4
Move 2 E3 to B6
Move 3 B6 to C7
Move 4 C7 to F7
Move 5 F7 to D7

Puzzle 16

Move 1 E5 to C7
Move 2 F3 to G2
Move 3 C2 to C5
Move 4 G2 to B7
Move 5 C1 to A1

Puzzle 17

Move 1 F1 to F8
Move 2 G5 to E5
Move 3 E5 to B8
Move 4 B8 to D8
Move 5 D8 to F8

Puzzle 18

Move 1 C5 to E4
Move 2 G5 to F6
Move 3 E4 to C5
Move 4 F6 to E7
Move 5 E7 to E8

Puzzle 19

Move 1 H6 to G7
Move 2 C5 to C8
Move 3 H4 to G4
Move 4 C8 to D8
Move 5 G4 to G7

Puzzle 20

Move 1 G3 to E5
Move 2 D5 to C6
Move 3 E5 to B8
Move 4 B8 to C8
Move 5 c8 to D8

With all the "puzzles" completed, you should be finished! Congratulations on your completion!

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