Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer (ECO B60).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5



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)
Khloyber vs Geza Nagy, Budapest, 1942
r1bqkb1r/1p1np2p/p1np1pp1/3N2B1/3NP3/8/PPPQBPPP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Ne6 if Qa5 Ndc7+ Kf7 Nd8+ Kg7 Ne8+ mates ]

b)
Alphonse Conrady vs B O'Sullivan, Dublin, 1957
r1b2r1k/p3qpb1/1p1ppp1p/8/4P2Q/1NP1P3/PPB3PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 Qe4 ]

c)
Alvis Vitolins vs Bernd Daverkausen, Cologne, 1992
2r2k1r/pp1b1pbp/3ppp2/2qN4/4P3/6Q1/PPP1BPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ b4 Qc6 Bb5 ]

d)
Thomas Thiel vs Manfred Mueller, Bad Woerishofen, 2003
2r1kb1r/1p2pppp/p1np4/1q4B1/5P2/1b3B2/PP2R1PP/3RQ1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc6 if Rxc6 Rxe7+ Kd8 Rxb7 or if Qxc6 Rxe7 Kd8 Rxf7+ mates ]

e)
White Mates in 2. Ramon Mateo vs Raffaele Di Paolo, Genova, 2004
3rkr2/np2bp1p/pq1p1p2/3P4/3N1P2/6PQ/PPPR3P/1K2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7+ ]

Recent B60 Games


B60 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win.
a)
Burgess vs N Clissold, Southsea, 1949
1rb1kb1r/p3pp1p/2pp1p2/q7/4P3/2NB4/PPP2PPP/1R1QK2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb2 if Qd2 Bh6 ]

b)
Feliks Kwiatkowski vs Jonathan Speelman, Southampton, 1986
1r3rk1/5pp1/p3pb1p/8/5q2/2N2Q2/PPP1B1PP/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb2+ if Kxb2 Rb8+ Ka1 Qb4 or if Ka1 Rb6 ]

c)
Meir Krukowski vs Thierry Perison, Brussels, 1987
2r1k3/1p1b1p1p/p2pppr1/b6q/P1PNP1n1/1PN4P/3QRPP1/3R1B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 if Qxc3 Nxf2+ Rxf2 Qxd1+ ]

d)
Albano Jimenez vs Javier Catalan, Logrono, 2001
r3kb1r/pp1bpppp/2np1n2/qB4B1/3NP3/2N5/PPP2PPP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 Bxd7+ Nxd7 Qxd4 Qxg5 ]

e)
Twan Burg vs Thijs Laarhoven, Netherlands, 2002
2r1kb1r/pp1bpp1p/2np4/3N1pq1/3NP3/5B2/PPP2PPP/R2QK2R b - - 0 1
[ ...fxe4 Bxe4 Qe5 ]

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