Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Accel. Fianchetto, Modern Variation 7.Bc4 (ECO B35).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Bc4



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)
Hans Humburg vs Walter Mandel, Kiel, 1965
r1bqnrk1/pp1pppbp/6p1/n3P3/3N4/1BN1B3/PPP2PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

b)
Jose Gutierrez vs Franklin Idrovo, Quito, 1975
r1b2rk1/1pq2pbp/p1n2np1/4p3/4P3/1NNBB2P/PPP3P1/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 Bxf6 Nd5 Qd6 Bc5 Qe6 Bxf8 Kxf8 Nc7 ]

c)
Yuri Sakharov vs Iodjalle, URS, 1975
2rq1rk1/4ppbp/6p1/pp1n1b2/3N4/2N1BP2/PPP3PP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf5 if Bxc3 Qxd5 Qxd5 Nxe7+ ]

d)
Marc Geenen vs S Kingso, corr., 1992
r2q1rk1/p2bppb1/3p2p1/1p5n/3BP1p1/1BN2P2/PPPQ4/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bxg7 Kxg7 Rxh5 if gxh5 Qg5+ mates ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Branimir Jukic vs Christian Fabisch, Prague, 1990
5r1k/1p2Npbp/r2pbBp1/p7/Pq2P2Q/R7/1P3PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 if Rg8 Nxg8 ]

Recent B35 Games


B35 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Erwin Kanzmeier vs Helmut Baer, Schleswig Holstein, 1995
2r2rk1/1b1ppp2/p4np1/qp2n3/3NP3/1BN2P2/PPPQ2P1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 Nh5 Rxh5 ]

b)
Anton Mach vs Stefan Berza, Slovakia, 1995
r1b2rk1/4pp1p/6p1/1p1N4/p3P3/5P2/Pq1BQ1PK/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bc3 ]

c)
Milka Ankerst vs Alojzija Pongrac, Bled, 1997
r2q1rk1/3pppbp/2b3p1/p6n/Np1BP3/1B3P2/PPPQ2P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 Nxg7 Qh6 ]

d)
Uwe Braeuner vs Dieter Stolz, Mehlingen, 1998
r1q2rk1/pp2ppbp/2np1np1/3N4/4PPb1/1N2BB2/PPP3PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Umut Atakisi vs Yair Kraidman, Antalya, 2001
r1b2rk1/pp2pp2/3p2p1/q4P2/2B1n3/2P1B3/P1PQ2P1/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bd4 if Nf6 Qh6 ]

B35 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Igor Yagupov vs Sergiy Zavgorodniy, Alushta, 2002
3q1rk1/1p2p1bp/r2pb1p1/1N2np2/N1PBn3/1B6/PP2QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f3 ]

b)
Sergei Didenko vs Andrey Shenin, Dagomys, 2004
r2r2k1/pp2ppbp/4b1p1/3n4/8/1B2BP2/PPPRN1PP/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Rhd1 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Nikolaos Xenakis vs Konstantinos Soukos, Agios Kirykos, 2005
r1br4/pp4kp/2nQ1Np1/q7/4P3/4B3/PPP3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8+ Rxe8 Qf6+ ]

d)
Philipp Germer vs Steve Berger, Ditzingen, 2006
r1b2rk1/pp1pppbp/2n3p1/8/1q1Nn3/1BN1BP2/PPPQ2PP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Nxc6 ]

e)
Christopher Williams vs Daniel Rohde, Cherry Hill, 2007
1rb2rk1/1p1qppbp/p2p2p1/3N4/3BP3/1P6/1PP2PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bxg7 Kxg7 Qd4+ f6 Qa7 ]

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