Here are some chess puzzles from the Dutch, Staunton Gambit (ECO A82).



1.d4 f5 2.e4


'Print edition': Staunton Gambit

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 6. Heinrich Burger vs Manfred Keller, corr., 1972
rn1q2r1/pp4bQ/2pkb3/3pRB2/3P4/2N5/PPP3P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5+ cxb5 Rxe6+ Kc7 Qh2+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. A Verhoeff vs Cesar Becx, Guernsey, 1987
r1bq1r1k/pp4pp/2Pp1n2/3Np1B1/2B1P3/8/PPP2bPP/R2Q1K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd5 if Bxd8 Ne3+ Ke2 Bg4+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. B Zuechner vs Immo-Frank Angemann, Germany, 1988
r5k1/pppbp1b1/2npq1B1/6BQ/3P4/2P5/PP4PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Rf1+ if Bf6 Bh6# ]

d)
G Codazza vs Passelli, corr., 1990
2r1kb1r/p3p1pp/2p2n2/n4bB1/B3p3/2N5/PPP1N1PP/3RK2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 exf6 Rd5 ]

e)
Ekkehard Golf vs Gisbert Dickel, Ladenburg, 1992
r4n1r/p1qk1Nbp/2pp1np1/8/2P2Q2/3B3P/PP3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf5 if Ne6 Rxe6 or if gxf5 Qxf5+ mates ]

Recent A82 Games


A82 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Villotte vs Alain Fouquet, Massy, 1993
r2k1b1r/ppp1p1p1/6B1/3pP1B1/4n3/2N3K1/PPP4P/7R w - - 0 1
[ Nxe4 if dxe4 Rd1+ mates ]

b)
Wolf-Dieter Menkhaus vs Werner Jung, Germany, 1996
rn1q1rk1/ppp3bp/5p2/4N1Bp/3P2b1/8/PPP3P1/R2QKB1R w - - 0 1
[ Bc4+ Kh8 Qxg4 ]

c)
Cesar Umetsubo vs Eduardo Blank Goncalves, Sao Paulo, 1996
r1bq1k2/pp4bQ/n2p1rB1/2pPp3/8/2N4P/PPP3P1/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 if Rxg6 Rf1+ Ke7 Qxg6 or if Qd7 Qh8+ mates ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Manfred Herzog vs Udo Helscher, Wiesbaden, 1998
rnbqr1k1/ppp3p1/4pR1p/4p2Q/3P4/B1PB4/P1P3PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ w/Rxh6+ ]

e)
Capitan Martin vs Pere Mas Recorda, Canovelles, 1999
r3k2r/pppqp1bp/2n2np1/3p2BP/3P2b1/6N1/PPP1BPP1/R2QK1NR w - - 0 1
[ h6 if Bf8 Bxf6 ]

A82 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. M Hampek vs Josef Hercik, Pizen, 2000
r1b3k1/ppppq2p/4p3/6pQ/3P4/2PB4/P1P3PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ ]

b)
Soel Kartsev vs Peter Kovermann, Recklinghausen, 2000
rn3rk1/pp4pp/2p1pn2/q1b5/4NB2/2N5/PPP1QPPP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nxc5 if Qxc5 Qxe6+ w/Bd6 ]

c)
Manfred Boeven vs Alois Herzel, Bad Woerishofen, 2002
r1bqkb1r/pp4pp/2p5/4p3/P1B1P3/2N3P1/1PP3P1/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ if Kd7 0-0-0+ Bd6 Qf7+ mates ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Juergen Wempe vs Hermann Krieger, Merano, 2002
5rk1/pbppq1bN/1pn1p1Q1/6N1/3P4/8/PPP2PP1/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if Rxf6 Rh8+ ]

e)
Dionisio Bombin Pinera vs Jonathan Alvarez Arguellas. Asturias, 2004
rnbqk2r/ppp3bp/4p1n1/3p2P1/3P4/2NB1Q2/PPP5/R1B1K1NR w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7 ]

f)
Alexander Diehm vs Felix Werthebach, Bad Homburg, 2004
r3k2r/pp1q2pp/2p2p2/P2n1b2/1b1Pp3/1BN5/1PP1N1PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if cxd5 Ba4 ]

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