Here are some chess puzzles from the Alekhine's Defense, Modern (ECO B05).



1.e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 Bg4



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)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Lev Alburt, Yerevan, 1975
1r1r1bk1/pp1n1ppp/n2p2b1/P1pP1q2/2P5/Q1N1BN1P/1P2BPP1/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 ]

b)
PE Ekblom vs G Little, corr., 1977
r4rk1/1pq1bppp/pn1pp3/3Pn3/2P1N3/BP3B1P/P4PP1/2RQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ c5 if dxc5 d6 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Nigmadzianov vs Leonid Kaplun, URS, 1977
r1n1kbr1/ppq1pN2/2p1Pn1p/2Pp3Q/3P3P/8/PP3P2/R1B1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Nd6+ Kd8 Qe8+ ]

d)
Egon Varnusz vs Attila Ponyi, Salgotarjan, 1978
rn1qkb1r/ppp1p2p/5pp1/3np1N1/3P4/5Q2/PPP2PPP/RNB1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 Qd7 Qxd5 ]

e)
Jan Przewoznik vs Peter Hammer, Malta, 1980
r2r1bk1/pp2qppp/1np1pn2/4N3/2PP4/1PN2QR1/PB3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba3 if Qxa3 Qxf6 ]

Recent B05 Games


B05 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Heiko Syska vs Georg Legde, Aachen, 1982
2kr1b1r/pp3pp1/2p1p2p/2P1n3/1P1qN3/2N3Q1/P1n2PPP/1RB2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Cesar Soares vs Ivan Boere de Souza, Sao Paulo, 1983
3r1rk1/ppqn3p/1npb1P2/5B2/2P5/2N3B1/PP2Q1PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4+ Kf7 Be6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. H Strickert vs Hausius, DDR, 1985
3r3r/p1pqppbp/1kN3p1/2pnP3/Q5b1/1NP5/PP3PPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxa7+ Kb5 c4+ ]

d)
Markus Kunze vs Andreas Stickler, Bayern, 1988
1r1q1rnk/p1p4p/Bpn1p1p1/2PpPp2/1P1P1P1b/2N1B2Q/P4P1P/1R4RK w - - 0 1
[ Bb5 ]

c)
Sergei Rublevsky vs Jorgen Jorgensen, Denmark, 1993
r1q2rk1/1pp1nppp/1p6/2bNP2b/8/2Q2N1P/PP2BPP1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc5 ]

B05 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Jurij Ljubarskij vs Olaf Krueger, Hamburg, 1993
r3kb1r/pppq1ppp/2npp3/1B1nP3/3P4/P4Q1P/1PP2PP1/RNB1K2R w - - 0 1
[ c4 Nde7 d5 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Pavisa Viskic vs Branko Rogulj, Zagreb, 1993
r3k2r/pp1n1ppp/2p1p3/2q1P2Q/2P2P2/1P6/P5PP/RN3R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd4 Na3 Qb2 ]

c)
Black Mates in 4. Rodolfo Farah vs Jorge Szmetan, Mar del Plata, 1996
2kr1b1r/ppq5/1np1pp2/P3Pn2/1P3P2/2P2Qp1/6P1/RNB1RBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

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