Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3 (ECO B43).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 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)
Tudev Ujtumen vs Choon Foo, Skopje, 1972
2r2rk1/1bq1bppp/p1n2n2/1p1p4/5P2/PNNBB2Q/1PP3PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 ]

b)
Milan Jovcic vs Igor Miladinovic, Arandjelovac, 1991
r1bq1rk1/5ppp/p1nppb2/1p5Q/4PP2/P1NBB3/1PP3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 if g6 Qf3 ]

c)
Michael Spieker vs Dirk Dahlmann, NRW, 1996
r3k2r/1bqn1pb1/p2ppnp1/1p5p/3NPP2/P1N3PP/1PP3B1/R1BQR2K w kq - 0 1
[ Ndxb5 axb5 Nxb5 Qc6 Nxd6+ Ke7 Nxb7 w/e5 ]

d)
Benares de sa Leitao vs Wandeilton De Souza, Brazil, 1998
rnb1k3/1pqpbp1p/p3pn1Q/8/4P3/1NNB4/PPP2PrP/R1B1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 w/Bg3 ]

e)
Robert Fontaine vs Didier Collas, France, 1998
r4k1r/1b1R1ppp/nq2pn2/1N6/5Q2/2N3P1/PPP2P1P/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 if Bc8 or Bc6 Rxf7+ mates ]

Recent B43 Games


B43 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win.
a)
Alexandre Abrosimov vs Mikhail Tal, Riga, 1959
r2r1bk1/2q3pp/p1p2p2/1pn1pP2/5P2/P2B3P/1PP1Q1P1/2BR1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 if Bxe4 Re8 Rd4 Rad8 ]

b)
Yakov Estrin vs Mark Taimanov, Moscow, 1964
2rq1rk1/1b3ppp/p2p2n1/2n2QN1/1p2P3/3B2N1/PPP3PP/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 if cxd3 Rc5 ]

c)
Pia Cramling vs Gyozo Forintos, Zurich, 1986
rn2k2r/1b1p1ppp/p3p3/q3P3/3Q1Pn1/2N5/PPP3P1/R1B1RB1K b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qd8 ]

d)
Rudy Vance vs Philip Laren, corr., 1987
2k3rr/2qb1p2/2p2p2/p1b1pP2/Pp2P3/3B3P/1PP1Q2K/R2N1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf5 if Rxf5 Bg1+ mates ]

e)
Erich Maahs vs Klaus Bischoff, Bad Woerishofen, 1990
r1b1k2r/1pqpBppp/p1n1p3/8/4P1n1/2NB1N2/PPP1QPPP/R4RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 ]

f)
Jan Stephan vs Normunds Miezis, Goch, 1992
r2r2k1/4bppp/p1p1bn2/qp2p3/4P1PP/2NB1P2/PPPB2Q1/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...b4 ]

g)
Maurice Ashley vs Johan Hellsten, Bermuda, 1997
r1b2r1k/2qn1ppp/pp1ppn2/2b5/P2NP3/2N1BPQ1/1PP1B1PP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 if Nf5 g6 ]

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