Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack (ECO B77).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 O-O 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4



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)
Robert Wade vs S Burstein, Munich, 1954
2rr2k1/1bq2pbp/p2p2pB/1p2p2n/4P3/1BN2P2/PPPQ2PR/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 ]

b)
Ursel Liebert vs H Benecke, Halle, 1967
2r1rk2/3bppb1/p1np2p1/qp1R3n/4P2P/1BN1BP2/PPP1N1Q1/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 if gxh5 Rg1 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Frank Eckert vs Rosario Costantino, Goch, 1994
r2q1r2/1b2ppbk/p2p1n1B/1p2n2p/3NP1p1/1BN2P2/PPPQ4/2K3RR w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Nf5+ Kg8 Qg5+ ]

d)
Harold Stenzel vs Mike Goodall, Concord, 1995
1r2nrk1/6b1/p2pb1p1/q2Npp2/2p1P3/2P1BP2/PPNQ2P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Kf7 Nc6 ]

e)
Mikulas Manik vs Anton Torotto, Komarno, 1997
r4rk1/1q2ppbp/2bp2p1/pp1B4/3BP3/P4P2/1PPQ2PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Qc3+ ]

Recent B77 Games


B77 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win.
a)
Karoly Abel vs Zsolt Timar, corr., 1987
2rq1rk1/pp1bppbp/2np1np1/8/2BNP2P/2N1BP2/PPPQ2P1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 if Qxd4 Ng4 ]

b)
Vera Sadilkova vs Richard Biolek, Czechoslovakia, 1991
r4rk1/1p2ppb1/3p2p1/3Q3p/pq1BP2P/5P2/PPP3P1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra5 ]

c)
Hendrik Reichmann vs Juri Kleschtschow, Germany, 1991
2rq1rk1/pp1bp2p/3p2pR/n7/2nNP3/1BN2P2/PPP1Q1P1/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 w/...Qg5+ ]

d)
Randall Moore vs Anatoly Trubman, Dearborn, 1992
r1bq1rk1/pp3pbp/3p2pB/n3p1Q1/2n1P3/1BN2P2/PPP1N1PP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf6 if Qg3 Bh4 ]

e)
Graeme Nolan vs Pontus Carlsson, Hallsberg, 1999
r4rk1/pp1bppbp/q2p2p1/8/3NP3/PQ2BP2/1PP3PP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 ]

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