Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 (ECO B66).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6



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)
White Mates in 9. Slezacek vs Jiri Hlavacek, Czech (corr), 1957
r2q1b1r/3bk2p/p1nppp2/1p5Q/3NP3/2N5/PPP3PP/2KR1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ exf5 Nd5+ Ke6 exf5+ Ke5 Qe2+ Kxf5 Ne7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. J Ciprian vs Bernd Kievelitz, corr, 1990
1rb1kb1r/5pp1/p4q1p/3Q4/5P2/8/PPP3PP/2KR1B1R w k - 0 1
[ Bb5+ if axb5 Rhe1+ ]

c)
Bernhard Stillger vs Frank Eckert, Leverkusen, 1997
3bk2r/1b6/p1pRpp1p/4B1p1/8/6P1/PPP2PBP/2K5 w k - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Bengt Wikman vs Leo Peltola, Tampere, 1998
2rq1r1k/1b2bp1p/p1nppp1Q/1p3P2/4P1PP/2N2N2/PPP5/1K1R1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 ]

e)
Karel Wokurka vs Peter Luban, Leutersdorf, 2002
r1b2rk1/1p2bpp1/p1npp2p/7P/4PP2/2N2Nq1/PPPQ2P1/2KR1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Rh3 if Qg4 Nh2 ]

f)
Kevin Spraggett vs Jay Khedkar, Winnipeg, 2004
2rrk3/2qn1pp1/p1b1p2p/1p1pP3/1Q1N1P1P/3B4/PPP3P1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 ]

Recent B66 Games


B66 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Dmitry Nadezhdin vs Isaak Boleslavsky, Tashkent, 1965
r1r3k1/4bpp1/p2p1n1p/q2PpP2/1p5P/P2Q4/1PPRBBP1/2K4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc3 if bxc3 Qa3+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Jozsef Imre vs Manfred Gruenwald, Hungary (corr.), 1967
r4rk1/3bbpp1/3pp2p/8/1p1BnP2/3B4/PPP3PP/1KRN3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd2+ Ka1 Rxa2+ ]

c)
Fabrizio Natalucci vs Bela Toth, Reggio Emilia, 1977
1r3rk1/2qb1pp1/p2pp2p/7N/1pnRPP2/5B2/PPP3PP/1KQ4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Na3+ if Ka1 Nxc2+ or if bxa3 bxa3+ mates ]

d)
John Yoos vs Fletcher Baragar, Toronto, 1996
r1b1k2r/5pp1/p4b1p/q7/1pB1P3/8/PPPQN1PP/2KR3R b kq - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 if Nf4 Qc7 ]

e)
Joris Broekmeulen vs Twan Burg, Kaatsheuvel, 2000
2r1k2r/1bq1bp1p/3p4/5P2/1p2Pp2/8/1PPQ2BP/1NKR3R b k - 0 1
[ ...f3 if Bxf3 Bg4 ]

f)
Thomas Schweinhagen vs Henning Schneider, Bad Wiessee, 2001
1r2k2r/3b1pp1/p3pP1p/1p6/3Np2P/2q2P1B/P1P2Q2/2KR3R b k - 0 1
[ ...e3 ]

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