Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Sveshnikov/Pelikan (ECO B33).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3



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)
Mikulas Manik vs Edward Epp, Las Vegas, 1993
r2q1rk1/5pbp/p1npb3/1p1Npp1Q/4P3/N2B4/PPP2PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ exf5 if Bxd5 f6 ]

b)
Joshua Friedel vs Bernard Spycher, Woburn, 1999
r2qk2r/1p3ppp/p1npb3/4p1b1/P1B1N3/N7/1PP2PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxe6 if fxe6 Qh5+ ]

c)
Dawwas Ablanedo vs Lloveras Hernanz, Oviedo, 2003
r1bqkb1r/1p2pp1p/p1np2p1/3N4/2BNP1n1/4B3/PPP1QPPP/2KR3R w kq - 0 1
[ Nxc6 bxc6 Bb6 Qd7 Nc7+ ]

d)
D Garceran vs W Fokma, Netherlands, 1984
r2qkb1r/4nppp/p2p1n2/3Pp3/2N5/5P2/PP4PP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qa4+ if Qd7 Nxd6+ Kd8 Nxf7+ ]

e)
Hanniegn Pitre vs Drew Golden, Portland, 1991
r1bqkbnr/3p2pp/p1p1p3/4p3/2B1N3/8/PPP2PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Qh5+ if Ke7 Bg5+ Nf6 Nxf6 gxf6 Bxf6+ Kxf6 Qh4+ ]

f)
Attila Groszpeter vs Corneliu Busu, Sovata, 1997
r3kb1r/q3np1p/p2p1p2/4p3/1p2P3/N7/PP1Q1PPP/2R1KB1R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Nb5 if axb5 Bxb5+ Kd8 Qxd6+ ]

Recent B33 Games


B33 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win.
a)
Luitjen Apol vs Pedro Lamas, Nice, 1974
r1bq1rk1/pp3ppp/5n2/3Bp3/1b1nP3/1NNQ4/PPP2PPP/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Nxd5 if exd5 Bf5 ]

b)
Dugas vs J Acers, San Francisco, 1977
2r1k2r/1p3ppp/p2Qb2q/4p3/3nP3/2N5/PPPR1PPP/2K2B1R b k - 0 1
[ ...Rd8 if Qc5 Qxd2+ ]

c)
Eduardo Berdayes vs Tullio Trincardi, Asturias, 1991
r3k2r/1p2qp1p/p2p4/4p3/3nb3/3BN3/PPPQ1PPP/R3K2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2 ]

d)
Olmo Ruiz vs Torres Navarro, Cordoba, 1991
r3kb1r/1bq2ppp/p1np4/1p1Qp3/4P3/N1P5/PP2NPPP/R1B1K2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 ]

e)
Raul De Frutos vs Fabian Serrano, Villalba, 1993
2rq1rk1/1p4pp/p3pb2/3Pp3/PP1n4/N1NQ4/2P2PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 ]

B33 Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Sergio Martinez vs Ricardo Monterde, Catalunia, 1994
2r1kb1r/1p3ppp/pq1pbn2/4p1B1/P2nP3/2N5/1PPQ1PPP/R2NKB1R b KQk - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 if Nxe4 Nxc2+ ]

b)
Herve Sauvadet vs Davoud Pira, Saint-Affrique, 1994
r2qkb2/5p1Q/p1npb1r1/1p1Npp2/4P3/N2B1PP1/PPP4P/R3K2R b KQq - 0 1
[ ...Rh6 Qg8 fxe4 if Bxe4 f5 ]

c)
Guillermo Garcia vs Grigorio Estrella, Cuba, 1999
2rq1rk1/1p3pp1/p1nQb3/4p1pn/P1B1P3/N1N2P2/1PP3PP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6+ w/...Rd8 ]

d)
Alexy Shakh vs Yuri Hnip, Kiev, 2007
r1bqk2r/pp3ppp/2n2n2/4p3/1b2N3/1N3P2/PPPB2PP/R2QKB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 if fxe4 Qh4+ Ke2 Bg4+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 5. Kalabukov vs Vardan Grigorian, URS, 1972
2rqk2r/1p3pQp/p3b3/3Npp2/3nP3/P7/P1P2PPP/2KR1B1R b k - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2+ Kb1 Qb6+ if Nxb6 Bxa2+ ]

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