Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.0-0-0 (ECO B78).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be3 Bg7 7.f3 0-0 8.Qd2 Nc6 9.Bc4 Bd7 10.0-0-0



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 4. Owen Hindle vs PA Sorensen, Bognor Regis, 1965
rq3rk1/1p1bpp1p/3p2pQ/p2N3n/2BnP1P1/5P2/PPP5/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 if gxh5 Nxe7+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 7. Roland Verstraeten vs David Levy, Sinaya, 1965
2r4k/1p2BQ1p/p2p2p1/8/4P2P/1B3N2/PbP5/1K1nq3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3+ Kxb2 Qb1+ Ka3 Qc1+ Kb4 a5+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Achim Longwitz vs Manfred Klein, Volklingen, 1970
2rqn3/3b1pk1/3pp1p1/1Pr1P1P1/5P2/p1N5/BPPQ4/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh2 ]

d)
Hans Holaszek vs Massoud Amir Savadkouhi, Skopje, 1972
2rr2k1/1p2ppb1/2bp1np1/p1q5/P2NPQP1/1BN2P1R/1PP5/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 if fxe6 Bxe6+ Kf8 Rh1 g5 Qh2 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Raimo Lindroos vs Hugo Villiger, corr., 1973
1r4k1/4ppb1/3p2p1/4n2p/qNp1P2P/P1P1BP2/Q5P1/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ if Nxd3 Rb3 ]

Recent B78 Games


B78 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Nikolaos Gavrilakis vs Khosro Shahsavar, Nice, 1974
2r4k/ppq1pp2/6p1/4pbB1/2r5/1NN2P2/PPPQ4/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Bf6+ exf6 Qh6+ Kg8 Rh1 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Andras Adorjan vs Predrag Ostojic, Olot, 1974
3qr3/pp1b1p1Q/3pp1p1/4k3/2rN2P1/2N5/PPP5/2K2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qh2+ Kxd4 Qxd6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Francesco Nitti vs Costanzo, Ciocco, 1975
rqr3k1/3bppBp/3p2P1/p7/1n2P3/1p3P2/1PPQ2P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ gxh7+ Kxg7 h8/Q+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 6. Luiz Gentil vs Helder Camara, Brazil, 1976
4nr1k/pp2Np1p/3p2P1/1b2b3/2r3P1/1N1QBP2/1qPK4/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2+ Ke1 (if Qxc2 Bc3#) Bg3+ Kf1 Bxd3+ ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Bengt Hammar vs Olle Edelsvard, Sweden, 1976
rqr4k/1p1b1Qbn/3p4/3Bp3/p2BP3/2N2P2/PPP3P1/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ ]

f)
Black to move and win. Juergen Meyer vs Arne Jea, Schleswig Holstein, 1988
1rr3kb/4pp1p/3p1npB/pq6/1n2P2P/1BN2P2/1PPQ2P1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Na2+ Nxa2 Qxb3 ]

g)
Black to move and win. Roland Schweda vs Lajos Gyorkos, Oberwart, 1991
5rk1/1p1b1pbp/1q1pp1p1/p1r5/P2NP2P/1B2QP2/1PP3P1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 if Nb5 Rxc2+ ]

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