Here are some chess puzzles from the English (ECO A15).



1.c4 Nf6 w/o 2.Nc3



Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
White to move and win except where noted.

a)
Nezhad Hasan vs R Rezapoor, Teheran, 1993
r1b2rk1/pp2qp1p/6p1/2pp4/3bn3/BP4P1/P2NPPBP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe4 if dxe4 Qxd4 ]

b)
Michael Cerezo vs Dominique Le Bourhis, Apt, 1997
r4rk1/ppqnbpp1/2ppb2p/4p1n1/2PPP3/1P3NP1/PB1NQPBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg5 if hxg5 d5 or if Bxg5 f4 ]

c)
Roberto Pezzaldi vs Dante Guglielmi, Italy, 1997
rnb1r1k1/pp3p1p/2p1qbp1/6B1/8/3P1NP1/PP3PBP/R1Q2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Re1 ]

d)
Viktor Ianov vs Jozsef Gonczi, Hungary, 1998
1r1r2k1/2q2p2/pp2bbpp/2p1p3/1nP5/1PN1P1PP/PB2QPB1/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ a3 if Nc6 Qf3 ]

e)
Michal Krasenkow vs Victor Mikhalevski, Saint Vincent, 2000
r2qkb1r/2p2p1p/p3pPp1/1p6/6b1/1PN2N2/PBKPQP1P/5B1R w kq - 0 1
[ Qxb5+ axb5 Bxb5+ Qd7 Bxd7+ Kxd7 Ne5+ ]

Recent A15 Games


A15 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 8. Gerald Moore vs David Bareham, Exmouth, 2003
r3r1k1/pppb1p1p/6p1/2qNn3/2B2QP1/P3P3/1P3PP1/3RK2R w K - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kf8 Nxh7+ Kg8 Nf6+ Kg7 Rh7+ Kf8 Nxd7+ Kg8 Rh8+ ]

b)
Jan Salamon vs Edward Twardowski, Rowy/Fianchetto, 2006
rnb1kb1r/pppqpppp/8/8/Q1B1n3/5N2/PP1P1PPP/RNB1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

c)
Joaquin Exposito Cabrera vs Joan Escofet Llongueras, Castellar, 2007
r1b2rk1/3n1pbp/p1nq2p1/1p2p3/1P1p4/PN1PP3/1B1NBPPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6 if Qxc6 Bf3 ]

d)
Gunnar Hanssen vs Peter Flermoen, Tromsoe, 2007
rn1qr1k1/pb2bppp/1p6/2pn4/7N/2N3P1/PP1P1PBP/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 Nxc3 Qg4 if g6 Bxb7 ]

e)
Juan Mellado Trivino vs Emilio Sanchez Jerez, La Massana, 2008
r4rk1/1pq1ppbp/p2pb1p1/8/2PQ2n1/1PN3P1/PB2PPBP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ ]

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