Here are some chess puzzles from the English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto (ECO A29).



1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3



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)
C Cubitt vs Peter Elliott, Rhyl, 1969
1r1qkb1r/ppp2ppp/2n5/3bp1N1/Q7/2P3PB/P2PPP1P/1RB1K2R w Kk - 0 1
[ e4 if Bxa2 Rxb7 Rxb7 Qxc6+ Ke7 Ba3+ ]

b)
Tigran V Petrosian vs Hans Ree, Wijk aan Zee, 1971
r1bqk2r/pppp1ppp/2n5/3P4/1b2p3/5NP1/PP1PPP1P/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ dxc6 dxc6 Qb3 ]

c)
Djordje Konjevic vs J Roza, Yugoslavia, 1982
r1qr2k1/pppbb1pp/1nn5/4ppN1/8/3PBNP1/PP2PPBP/R1QR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb6 axb6 Qc4+ ]

d)
G Van Rein vs Muller, corr. 1985
r3r2k/p1ppnppp/1p3n2/q4NB1/2PPb3/2P3P1/P2Q2BP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg7 ]

e)
D Schilde vs Bauhardt, DDR, 1986
r3qrk1/ppb2ppp/2p2n2/4nN2/1P6/2Q3P1/PB2PPBP/3RK2R w K - 0 1
[ f4 if Ned7 Rxd7 Qxd7 Nh6+ ]

Recent A29 Games


A29 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Robert Huebner vs Viktor Korchnoi, Brussels, 1987
2rr2k1/p1pq2pp/1pQ2p2/3np3/1P4b1/P2P1BP1/1B2PP1P/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd7 ]

b)
Vaclav Hromada vs Miroslav Miksatko, corr., 1989
r4rk1/ppp2ppp/1nqb4/4p3/1P2P2P/PbN1Q1P1/1B2BP2/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb5 Nc4 Qe2 ]

c)
Richard Knox vs Bryan Smith, corr., 1993
r1b1k2r/p1p1b1pp/1pnq4/4pp2/8/1QPP1NP1/P3PPBP/R1B2RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxe5 ]

d)
Harald Pingitzer vs Adolf Denk, Austria, 1995
rq3rk1/1ppnb1pp/p3bp2/8/1P1QN3/P5P1/1B2PPBP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Bf5 Qd5+ ]

e)
Lubomir Bojda vs Roman Hrnciar, Zvolen, 2000
r1b3k1/ppp1rppp/2nq4/2b1p1N1/8/1QPP2P1/P2BPPBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 ]



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