Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, w/7...a6 & 8...Bd7 (ECO B67).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6
5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Bg5 e6 7.Qd2 a6 8.O-O-O Bd7



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)
Felix Winiwarter vs Enrico Paoli, Reggio Emilia, 1958
1k1rn2r/1pqbbppp/p1n1p3/4P1B1/8/2N2N2/PPPQB1PP/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe7 Nxe7 Ng5 if Rf8 Rhf1 f5 Nxe6 ]

b)
White Mates in 8. V Hosnedl vs Hrubos, Czechoslovakia, 1960
r4kr1/3b2b1/p1nPp1Qp/q7/2B5/5N2/PPP3PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 if Qxe5 Rhf1+ Bf6 Rxf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Adrian Buza vs Paul Voiculescu, Bucharest, 1974
r2q1rk1/1p1b1p1p/pn1p3R/4p3/4P3/2N1Q3/PPP1B2P/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Rg1+ Kh8 Qf3 ]

d)
Eduard Mnatsakanian vs Anatoli Kudriashov, Moscow, 1979
2r4r/3bk1p1/p3p1pp/q2pP3/6B1/2R5/PPPQ1RPP/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ if Kxf7 Rf3+ or if Ke8 Rxc8+ ]

e)
Kuehnel vs Viljams Strelis, DDR, 1987
2kr1b1r/5ppp/pqbppn2/1p4B1/4PP2/2NB4/PPPQ2PP/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ e5 dxe5 fxe5 if h6 Be3 ]

Recent B67 Games


B67 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Karl Pulkkinen vs Hillar Karner, Espoo, 1991
2rb3r/3N1pk1/p2pp2p/qp2PB1Q/n2N1P2/6P1/P1P4P/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6+ if Kg8 Qg4+ Bg5 Nf6# ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Kaido Kulaots vs Balazs Szuk, Duisburg, 1992
r3k2r/6pp/p1b1Pp2/q1bN1Q2/8/1p6/PPP3PP/2KR1B1R w kq - 0 1
[ Nxf6+ if gxf6 Qh5+ ]

c)
Robin Cunningham vs Anthony Saidy, Philadelphia, 1992
3rkr2/8/p3pp2/1p1bQ3/8/3R4/PPP1Bq1P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if fxe5 Rxd5+ Kf7 Rxf8+ w/Rf1 ]

d)
Irisberto Herrera vs Aryam Abreu, Habana, 1998
r3kb1r/q4p1p/4p3/3pNp2/ppR1bP2/8/PPPQB1PP/2K4R w kq - 0 1
[ Rxe4 if fxe4 Bb5+ ]

e)
Klaus Schmitzer vs Thomas Paehtz Jr, Germany, 1999
7R/3b1p2/pqr1kPp1/3pp1P1/1p2P1p1/6N1/PPP1B1P1/1K3R2 w - - 0 1
[ exd5+ Kxd5 Rd1+ ]

B67 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Viktor Gavrikov vs Aleksandr Veingold, Jyvaskyla, 1999
2r1k2r/1p1b1pp1/p2Rp2p/8/1Q3P2/2P2N2/1P1KB1PP/7q w k - 0 1
[ Rxd7 if Kxd7 Qxb7+ mates ]

b)
Hermann Krieger vs Gerhard Reichenbacher, Bad Wildbad, 2001
r4rk1/5pp1/p1b1pb1p/qp1n4/3B3P/2NB1PQ1/PPP3P1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if Bxd4 Ne7+ or if Bxd5 Bxf6 ]

c)
Gyula Sax vs Jan Banas, Hungary, 2001
2kr3r/1p1n1p2/p1b1pb1p/q7/4PBP1/2N4R/PPPQ4/1K1R1B2 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 if Ne5 Na7+ Kb8 Nxc6+ ]

d)
Piotr Mickiewicz vs Rafal Tomczak, Lubniewice, 2002
r3k1r1/4bp2/p1bpp3/qp2n1pB/4P3/2N1B3/PPPQ2PP/2K2R1R w q - 0 1
[ Qf2 if Rg7 Bb6 ]

e)
Nazar Firman vs Alisa Galliamova, Moscow, 2002
r3kb2/1p1b1p1r/p2pp3/q3n3/4P1p1/2N3B1/PPPQB1PP/1K1R1R2 w q - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

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