Here are some chess puzzles from Alekhine's Defense (ECO B03).



1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4



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)
Black to move and win. Maciel vs G Beiszer, corr., 1977
r2qkb1r/ppp2ppp/1n2p3/3PPb2/1nPN4/2N5/PP4PP/R1BQKB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ if Ke2 Bd3+ or if g3 Qxd4 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Krasimir Stefanov vs N Kavardzhikov, Elenite, 1986
r2qr1k1/ppp2p1p/1nnp1bp1/5b2/2PP4/P1N1BN2/1P1QBPPP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Na5 ]

c)
Erler vs Hermann Packroff, corr., 1988
rn1qkb1r/ppn2pp1/3pp2p/4PPN1/3p4/3Q4/PPP3PP/RNB2RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ fxe6 if hxg5 Qf5 Qe7 exf7+ w/Bxg5 ]

d)
Black Mates in 3. A Andreev vs Sergei Khmelnitsky, Naberezhnye Chelny, 1988
r3k2r/1ppq1ppp/1p2P3/n3Pb2/1bP2Q2/2N2N1P/PP4P1/2KR1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb3+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Georgios Alexopoulos vs Frank Ayaso, USA, 1990
rnbqkb1r/np1p2pp/p1p1pp2/3PP3/2P2P2/P1NB4/1P4PP/R1BQK1NR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qh5+ g6 Qxg6+ ]

f)
Drazen Sermek vs Gregor Raspor, Portoroz, 1996
r1bq1rk1/ppp1bppp/3p4/8/1nnP4/2N5/PP2NPPP/RBBQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ a3 if Nc6 Qd3 ]

g)
Chloe Huisman vs Chloe Pereira, France, 2000
r1bq1b1r/p3kp2/2nppNpp/1p1pP3/3P1B2/5Q2/PPP2PPP/R3K1NR w KQ - 0 1
[ exd6+ if Kxf6 Bxh6# ]

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