Here are some chess puzzles from the Caro-Kann, Classical (ECO B19).



1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.h4 h6 7.Nf3 Nd7



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 3. Marco Piccardo vs Piranty, corr., 1961
3rkb1r/ppn2pp1/1qp1p2p/4P3/2P4P/3Q2N1/PP1B1PP1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Qxd8+ ]

b)
Zoltan Csapo vs Laszlo Kiss, Zalakaros, 1988
2krr3/pp1nqpp1/2p1p2p/3nN3/3P1B2/6P1/PPP1QP2/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 ]

c)
Christian Beyer va Gregor Johann, Koblenz, 1991
r2qk2r/pp1nbppb/2p1pn1p/4N2P/2BP4/6N1/PPP1QPP1/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nxf7 ]

d)
Ernst Nauschuetz vs Klaus Kolkwitz, Torgelow, 1998
r2qk1nr/pp3p1b/2p1p2p/4P1b1/3P2Q1/2P3N1/PP4P1/R1B1KB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxg5 Qxg5 Qxg5 hxg5 Bd3 ]

Recent B19 Games


B19 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win.
a)
C De Miguel vs Osvaldo Bazan, Buenos Aires, 1960
3rr1k1/pR3pp1/4q2p/8/2Pb2nP/P4QB1/4NPP1/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf2 ]

b)
Andrei Lukin vs Yuri Gorshkov, Cheliabinsk, 1975
2r4k/p5p1/qnr1p2p/3nNp1P/1p1P2PR/1P6/P2BQP2/1K2R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ ]

c)
Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Bent Larsen, Bugojno, 1984
3r2k1/pp3pp1/q3n2p/3r3P/3Pn1P1/4BN2/PP3PQ1/1K1RR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 if bxc3 Rb5+ mates ]

d)
Mads Hansen vs Jan Pisulinski, Denmark, 1986
1k1rr3/1pq3p1/3bp2p/5p1P/2N4Q/3R2P1/PPP2P2/2K1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be7 if Qf4 Bg5 ]

B19 Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win.
a)
Adam Szieberth vs Valer Krutti, Hungary, 1991
3r2rk/p3bpp1/1q2p2p/1p1nPP1P/2p1N1Q1/6R1/PPP3P1/1KBR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...exf5 Qxf5 Ne3 ]

b)
Mario Leoncini vs Jean-Pierre Mailfert, Forli, 1993
2kr1b1r/ppqn1pp1/4pn1p/7P/2PNN3/3Q4/PP1B1PP1/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 Qe3 Neg4 Qd3 Nxe4 w/Nxf2 ]

c)
Vaclav Koubek vs Jiri Zelezny, Svetla nad Sazavou, 1995
r3kb1r/ppq2pp1/2p1pn1p/4Q3/3P3P/4BN2/PPP2PP1/2KR3R b kq - 0 1
[ ...Bd6 ]

d)
Omar Ak Hafizon vs Wong Zi Chuang, Kuala Lumpur, 2002
1k1r2r1/ppq1bQp1/2p1p2p/3nP2P/4N3/2B5/PPP2PP1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc3 if bxc3 Ba3+ mates ]

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