Here are some chess puzzles from the Benoni, Four Pawns Attack, Main line (ECO A69).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.Nc3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 Bg7 8.Nf3 O-O 9.Be2 Re8



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)
Carsten Hellegaard vs Allan Christiansen, Aalborg, 1995
1nb1r1k1/2q1rpbp/pp1p1np1/2pP4/P1N1PP2/2N2B2/1P4PP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 d6 ]

b)
Mikhail Bemak vs Tamas Binder, Zemplen, 1999
r1bqr1k1/1p4bp/p4np1/2nP4/P1N1pB2/2N3Q1/1P2B1PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bc7 if Qd7 Nb6 or if Qe7 Bd6 ]

c)
Rolf Doering vs Andreas Richter, Germany, 2002
rnb1r2k/pp2q2p/4p1pN/2p3B1/3b2R1/2N5/PP4PP/R2Q2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd4 if Qxg5 Nf7+ ]

d)
Kai Kluss vs Sergej Datchenko, Internet, 2003
rn4k1/pp5p/3Pr1p1/2p2pB1/3b4/5Q2/Pq4PP/2R2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qd5 if Qe2 Rce1 or if Kf7 Rb1 ]

e)
Lubos Kuchynka vs Jiri Kratochvil, Brno, 2007
r3r1k1/pp6/n1bP2pB/q1p1bp2/8/2NB1Q2/PP4PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4+ w/Qh3 ]

Recent A69 Games


A69 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Ivan Hausner vs Norbert Stull, Luxembourg, 1987
4r2k/p2n3p/2B3p1/2pQ2Bn/3b4/7P/Pq4PK/4RR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1 Rxe1 Qb8+ if Kh1 Ng3+ mates ]

b)
Rudolf Palme vs Ortvin Sarapu, Bad Woerishofen, 1991
1rb3k1/1p3pbp/p2p2p1/P2P4/2q1BP2/8/1PQ3PP/R1B3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 7. Manfred Rist vs Markus Kottke, Stuttgart, 1997
r5k1/pp3p1p/3PbBpQ/q7/2p5/3n1B2/P5PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6+ ]

d)
Andreas Jahnke vs Jan Priebe, Greifswald, 1998
rn2r1k1/1p2qpbp/p2p2p1/2pP3n/P3PPb1/2NB4/1PQN2PP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4+ if Kh1 Qh4 ]

e)
Koroly Karkus vs Attila Parkanyi, Budapest, 1999
4r1k1/pp3p1p/6p1/2p5/2bb2q1/2Nn2B1/PPQ3PP/R2R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re3 if Bb8 Bxc3 bxc3 Re2 ]

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