Here are some chess puzzles from the Smith-Morra Gambit Accepted (ECO B21).



1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 dxc3 4.Nxc3



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

a)
Raimo Heikkila vs M Szymczak, corr., 1974
1r2kb1r/pp2pppp/4bn2/1N2N3/8/4B3/PP3PPP/R3K2R w KQk - 0 1
[ Nc7+ Kd8 Nxe6+ w/Nf7+ ]

b)
Ines Starck vs Karin Timme, Nordhausen, 1986
r1b1k2r/1pq1bppp/p3pn2/4p3/2B1P3/2N2N2/PP2QPPP/2RR2K1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nb5 w/Nc7+ ]

c)
Emili Pinto vs Jordi Capdevila, Tarragona, 1993
r1b1kb1r/ppqpnppp/2n1p3/8/2B1P3/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nb5 Qb8 Nd6+ Kd8 Nxf7+ ]

d)
Laszlo Lovass vs Tamas Sandor, Hungary, 1994
r1b2rk1/pp1pb2p/2n1pp1n/7q/2B1NB2/5N1P/PP2QPP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng3 if Qg6 Nh4 Qg7 Nh5 ]

e)
Hans-Wolfg Walther vs Reiner Boettger, Germany, 1996
r2qkb1r/1p2pppp/p2p1n2/4n3/2B1P1b1/2N2N2/PP2QPPP/R1BR2K1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if Bh5 Qxh5 ]

Recent B21 Games


B21 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Frank Grosse vs Ivo Nenntwich, Germany, 1997
r1b1k1nr/pp1p1pQp/2n1pq2/8/4P3/5N2/PP3PPP/R1B1KB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bh6 if d5 Qxf6 ]

b)
Bruno Ribeiro vs Dinis Lameira, Lisbon, 1997
r2qkbnr/pp3ppp/3pp3/4n3/2B1PB2/2N2Q2/PP3PPP/R4RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Bxe5 dxe5 Bb5+ Ke7 Rd1 ]

c)
Ralf Rastert vs Kurt Ermel, Hassloch, 1998
r2qkb1r/pQ3ppp/3ppn2/n7/2B1P1b1/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R1B2RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Bb5+ if Nd7 Bxd7+ ]

d)
Ismo Kaarne vs Esa Nakkila, Finland, 1999
r3kb1r/pp1qp1pp/2npQn2/6N1/4P3/2N5/PP3PPP/R1B1K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Qf7+ Kd8 Ne6+ Kc8 Nxf8 ]

e)
Alexander Zentgraf vs Peter Bieber, Germany, 1999
r1bq1rk1/pp2bppp/2nnp3/8/2B5/2N2N2/PP2QPPP/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 w/Ne4 ]

B21 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win.
a)
Dieter Villing vs Dirk Kruschinski, Griesheim, 1999
r2q1rk1/1p2bppp/p1b1p3/2p1pP2/1n2N3/3P1NQ1/PPP3PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 if Bf6 Bxg7 ]

b)
Fabian Noble vs Holger Gronau, Bad Zwesten, 2001
rq3rk1/1b2bppp/p1np1n2/1p1Np3/4P3/1B2BN1P/PP2QPP1/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6 ]

c)
Javier Vallejo Diaz vs Jose Garcia Gomez, Oropesa, 2001
r4rk1/p2nbppp/1p1q1n2/2ppN3/3P1P2/2N1B3/PPP3PP/R2Q1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 Qb8 Nc6 ]

d)
Graeme Spain vs John Sutherland, Christchurch, 2002
rq3rk1/3bbppp/p2ppn2/1p2n1B1/4P3/1BN2N2/PP1RQPPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if dxe5 Bxf6 ]

e)
Zuzana Gregorova vs Anita Obdrzalkova, Bratislava, 2002
r1bq1knr/1p1p1pbp/p1n1p1p1/1N6/2B1PB2/5N2/PP3PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6+ if Ne7 Bc7 Qe8 Nd6 ]

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