Here are some chess puzzles from the Pirc, Classical (ECO B08).



1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3



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)
Nilssen Moe vs E Kofoed, Norway, 1991
r1bqr1k1/pppnppbp/3p1np1/8/2BPP3/2N1BN2/PPPQ1PPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Ng5+ w/Ne6 ]

b)
Lukas Cernousek vs Bronislav Houska, Svetla nad Sazavou, 1995
r2q1rk1/3nppbp/pp1p1np1/1N4B1/3NP3/8/PPP1QPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 ]

c)
Brian Wood vs Luis Batres Bianchi, Internet, 2001
rn1qr1k1/pppbppbp/3p1np1/8/3PP3/2N1BN1P/PPPQ1PP1/2KR1B1R w - - 0 1
[ e5 ]

d)
Christian Kalla vs Leander Fink, Willingen, 2004
r1bqnrk1/pppnppbp/3p2p1/4P3/2BP4/2N2N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if fxe6 Bxe6+ Kh8 Ng5 ]

Recent B08 Games


B08 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Laszlo Hazai vs Laszlo Sapi, Budapest, 1974
r2q1rk1/p1nnp1bp/2p1p1p1/1p2P3/5BP1/2N1Q2P/PPP1BP2/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b4 if N any Nd5 ]

b)
Simon Webb vs Harry Schussler, Copenhagen, 1977
r1br2k1/pp2ppbp/1n4p1/1B4B1/8/2N5/PPP2PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 if bxc3 Rd5 ]

c)
Black Mates in 5. Johannes Stavenhagen vs Gunter Cherek, corr., 1980
r4rk1/1pq1ppbp/1P1p2p1/8/4P3/1P2BQ1P/1PP1BPP1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3 ]

d)
Marco Caressa vs Damir Kljako, Imperia, 1989
rn2r1k1/1bq2pbp/p2p4/1ppN2p1/4P3/3BBP1P/PPPQ2P1/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 if exd5 Rxe3 w/...Bd4 ]

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