'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Oladapo Adu.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
B Michael vs Oladapo Adu, Tanta, 1998
rn1qk2r/1p3ppp/p3b3/3np3/Pb6/1NNQB3/1PP2PPP/R3KB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nxc3 if bxc3 Qxd3 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Oladapo Adu vs Timothy Hamilton, Mt. Vernon, 1999
1r5k/1B4p1/1p4P1/2p4p/8/6PK/7P/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rf1 if Kg8 Bd5+ Kh8 Rf5 or if h4 Bd5 ]

c)
Alexander Passov vs Oladapo Adu, Mt. Vernon, 1999
2r3k1/2q1npbp/ppnQp1p1/2p5/4PP2/2N1B1P1/PPP3BP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Clive Usiskin vs Oladapo Adu, Parsippany, 2000
r4rk1/pp2q1pp/2p1p3/3P4/3PP3/5Rb1/PPQB2P1/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ Kg1 Rxf3 ]

e)
Black mates in 6.
Steven Szpisjak vs Oladapo Adu, Philadelphia, 2000
2r3k1/3b1p1p/1q2p1pP/4P3/pr1N1PP1/2p1Q2R/P1P5/K2R1B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 Rb1 Qxb1+ Kxb1 Rd1+ Qc1 Rb8+ ]

Oladapo Adu puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Bryan Smith vs Oladapo Adu, Philadelphia, 2002
2r5/p1P1b1kp/1pRr4/1Q1pp1p1/8/4B1Pq/PP2PP2/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 Rdc1 Rxc7 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Oladapo Adu vs Yimam Abera, Abuja, 2003
3rkb2/2Rb4/7Q/5P2/1P2P3/1KP5/3r3P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Ke7 Qe6# ]

c)
Alex Balandin vs Oladapo Adu, Minneapolis, 2005
2kr2r1/1p1n3p/p1b1q3/2p1pN2/2Pp4/1P1P2BP/P3Q1PK/3R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg5 if Nh4 Rdg8 Be1 Bxg2 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Oladapo Adu vs Peng-Kong Chan, Turin, 2006
6kb/R6p/6nP/3qp3/1B2RPQ1/1P6/2rp3N/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ hxg6 h7# ]

e)
Pascal Charbonneau vs Oladapo Adu, Miami, 2007
3r3r/1pk2p1p/pq2p1p1/4P3/8/2P1nN2/PP3QPP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc2 ]

Oladapo Adu puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Oladapo Adu vs Mike Lucente, Philadelphia, 2011
r2q1r2/pp6/4kbR1/2P2p1Q/4p3/2P1P2P/PP3P2/R3K3 w Q - 1 0
[ Rd1 w/Rd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Oladapo Adu vs Nicolae Atanasiu, New York, 2011
r1q2rk1/p4p1p/1pn2p2/2b1B3/5Q2/P7/1PP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Qg3+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Oladapo Adu vs Omolabake Coker, Lagos, 2014
r5r1/p1p2Qbk/3p1B2/5P2/2p1q3/7P/PPP3P1/1K1R1R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ ]

d)
Francis Anquandah vs Oladapo Adu, Lagos, 2014
2r1kb1r/pp3ppp/4q3/3n4/8/2N1BP2/PP3KPP/R1Q4R b k - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 if Qxe3 Bc5 or if Re1 Bc5 Ne4 Nc2+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Oladapo Adu vs Atisto Liu, Internet, 2017
8/1brq1p1k/pn1p1Qp1/1ppP2Bp/2P1r2P/1B3R2/PP3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 ]

f)
Yang-Fan Zhou vs Oladapo Adu, Internet, 2017
2rr2k1/1p1nQpb1/p2p1npp/q2P4/P1PN1P2/1P5P/1B2B1P1/1R1R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re8 Qxd6 Bf8 ]


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