Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation (ECO B39).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Ng4



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)
Harry Bader vs Werner Hobusch, DDR, 1973
r4rk1/1p1npp1p/1q1pb1p1/p7/2PQPP2/2N5/PP2B1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f5 ]

b)
Nona Gaprindashvili vs Rudolf Servaty, Dortmund, 1974
r1b2rk1/pp1p1pBp/6p1/8/2PQ4/8/PP1KBP1P/q7 w - - 0 1
[ Qf6 ]

c)
Jan Timman vs Fred Van Der Vliet, Leeuwarden, 1979
r1b4r/pp2k2p/5q2/1P1pp3/2B1p2Q/6R1/PP4PP/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ if Ke6 Bxd5+ ]

d)
Roland Weiss vs Michael Schoppmeyer, Buehl, 1983
r1bq2k1/pp2prbp/3p4/2nN1p2/2P5/4BP2/PP1QB1PP/2R1K2R w K - 0 1
[ Bxc5 if dxc5 Nf6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Pertti Raivio vs Erik Bergstrom, corr., 1983
4r1rk/1bq1pRnp/1p1p2pB/p7/2P1P3/7R/PP3QPP/1B4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 if Qc5 e5 h5 Qf4 ]

Recent B39 Games


B39 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Gyula Horvath vs Olaf Sponheim, St. Ingbert, 1988
r3k2r/pb1ppp1p/1p6/4q1pQ/2P1Pn2/P1RBB3/1P4PP/5RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Rxf4 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Frank Arkbo vs Tommy Hagberg, Sweden, 1988
rq1r2k1/pp1Ppp1p/4n1pB/8/1P6/P3R3/4BP1P/Q4bK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 if f6 Re7 ]

c)
Robert Villuela Arrollo vs Emilio Rodriguez Martin, Aviles, 1991
r3k1r1/pb2p2p/1p1pn3/1N3p2/1PPb1P2/4Q3/2R1B1PP/5RK1 w q - 0 1
[ Bh5+ (if Nxd4 Rxg2+ Kh1 Rxe2+) ]

d)
Oscar Panno vs Pablo Ricardi, Buenos Aires, 1992
r2q1rk1/p3p1bp/1p1p2p1/2nN1b2/2P2P2/4BB2/PP1Q2PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7+ Qxe7 Bxa8 if Rxa8 Qd5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. D Clayton vs Mike Murray, Internet, 1994
2rq1r2/pb2pk2/1p1p1ppQ/8/2n1PP2/2N4R/PP2B1P1/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Qxg6+ Kxg6 Bh5+ ]

B39 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Risto Redsven vs Riku Molander, Helsinki, 1995
4r1r1/pb1Q2bp/1p1Rnkp1/5p2/2P1P3/4BP2/qP2B1PP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ e5+ Kxe5 Rxe6+ ]

b)
Sergei Bondarchuk vs Aleksandr Kostjukov, Alushta, 1998
r3k2r/pp1bpp2/3pn3/1PPN2q1/4P3/5Ppp/P2Q3P/2RR1BK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nc7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Ioannis Halas vs Aristidis Paidousis, Pireus, 1999
5r1k/pp5p/3q2p1/3Bp1Q1/2P5/1P6/P3nRPP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ ]

d)
Lajos Veress vs Tamas Feher, Hungary, 2000
r3k2r/pb1p1p1p/1p4p1/q3p3/n1PQP3/2R1B3/PP3PPP/1B3RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Qd6 if Nxc3 b4 Ne2+ Kh1 Qa4 Bg5 ]

e)
Watu Kobese vs Chino Atako, Portsmouth, 2006
r1b2rk1/ppqppp1p/6p1/2PB1n2/8/2R1B3/1P1Q2PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5 if gxf5 Bd4 mates or if e6 Bh6 d6 Qg5 Qd8 Rxf7 ]

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