Here are some chess puzzles from the Dutch (ECO A80).



1.d4 f5



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)
White Mates in 2. Teed vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1896
rnbqkbn1/ppppp3/7r/6pp/3P1p2/3BP1B1/PPP2PPP/RN1QK1NR w KQq - 0 1
[ Qxh5+ ]

b)
Jens Piotraschke vs R Romanovsky, corr., 1983
r3k2r/pppq2bp/n2pNnp1/3P4/3QP3/8/PPP2P2/RNB1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bh6 if Bxh6 Qxf6 ]

c)
Martin Pluss vs E Ruefli, Switzerland, 1987
rnbqkbr1/ppp1p2p/3p1np1/6N1/3P4/3Q3B/PPP1PP2/RNB1K2R w KQq - 0 1
[ Ne6 Bxe6 Bxe6 if Rg7 Bh6 or if Rh8 Rxh7 mates ]

d)
Douglas Hamilton vs Haydn Barber, Australia, 1988
rnbq1rk1/pp4pR/2p1pn2/4N3/1bpP2P1/2N5/PPQ1PP2/R1B1KB2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qg6+ Kh8 Bh6 ]

e)
Aron Cohen vs W Curran, Lyons, 1993
r1b1kbnr/pp4pp/1q2p3/3p1pB1/3Pn3/2NBPN2/PPQ2PPP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bb5+ Bd7 Bxd7+ Kxd7 Ne5+ if Ke8 Qa4+ ]

Recent A80 Games


A80 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Ton Ellenbroek vs Michel Abbink, Purmerend, 1993
r3k2r/ppn1p2p/2ppbnpR/q4pN1/3P4/P1NBP3/1PP1QPP1/R3K3 w Qkq - 0 1
[ b4 if Qb6 Na4 ]

b)
Black to move and win. D Armstrong vs John Erickson, London, 1994
rn1qk2r/pppb2pp/3bpn2/8/3PN3/3B4/PPP1N1PP/R1BQK2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 if Bxe4 Qh4+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. Gonzalez Intelangelo vs Alvarado Ascanio, Las Palmas, 1995
r4rk1/pbpnb1p1/Bp1pp1qp/5p2/3Pn3/4P2P/PPPNQPPB/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 ]

d)
Harald Thallinger vs Miklos Galyas, Budapest, 1995
r1b1k1nb/pp1np3/1qp3P1/3p1pN1/3P4/2N1P3/PPP2PP1/R2QKB2 w - - 0 1
[ g7 if Bxg7 Qh5+ mates ]

e)
Georg Wurdig vs A Tachl, Balatonalmadi, 1996
rn1q4/pbppk1p1/1p2p2r/5p1p/3Pn2N/4P3/PPP1BPPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f3 if Nd6 e4 Rh7 Bg5+ ]

A80 Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
White to move and win. Carl Johansson vs Ma Hernback, Gotland, 1997
rnbqkb1r/ppppp1pp/5n2/8/3P4/3Q4/PPP1PP2/RNB1KBNR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Rxh7 ]

b)
Frank Mierse vs Johannes Hess, Leipzig, 1998
r1b2r2/p2p2kp/1qp2np1/4p3/2P4Q/1P1B4/P4PPP/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 w/...Qd4 ]

c)
Sammy Leus vs Tom Croonenborghs, Leuven, 1998
r1b1qr1k/ppp3b1/2np1n1p/5pp1/2PPp3/1Q2P1BN/PP1NBPPP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4 if exf4 Nxd4 Qd1 g4 ]

d)
Black Mates in 5. Johann Hainzinger vs Guenter Moser, Aschach, 1994
r1b2rk1/p5pp/2p5/2qp1pn1/2P5/4P1KP/P4PPB/R2Q1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...f4+ exf4 Ne4+ Kh4 Qe7+ ]

e)
A Arakelov vs Aleksei Morozov, corr., 1994
2b2rk1/1p2p1b1/1q5p/3P2p1/1n1PQ1P1/pP6/P3N2P/1K1RB2R b - - 0 1
[ ....Bxg4 if Qxg4 Qg6+ mates or if Bxb4 Bf5 ]

f)
Takisz Papagorasz vs Ervin Haag, Hungary, 1994
3nqr1k/ppp3pp/2bp1r2/3B1p2/7P/P1Q1PNP1/1PP2P2/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 Rxd5 Qe4 ]

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