Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack (ECO B86).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.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)
R Rothgen vs U Wagner, corr., 1974
4k2r/1b2b2p/p1q1pppB/2p5/Pr2NP2/8/1PP1Q1PP/3RR2K w k - 0 1
[ Nd6+ Kd8 Nxb7+ ]

b)
H Hassler vs Christoph Breitenbach, Bayern, 1987
r1b2rk1/1pq1bpp1/p1np1n2/4pPp1/4P3/1BN1B2R/PPP3PP/R2Q2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Nxd5 Qh5 mates ]

c)
Dieter Wallner vs Gerald Hecht, St Veit, 1998
r1bqk2r/4bppp/p2ppn2/1pn3B1/3NP3/1BN2Q2/PPP2PPP/R4RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nc6 Qd7 Nxe7 Qxe7 e5 ]

d)
Nikola Ciganovic vs Tomislav Drmic, Pula, 2000
r6r/1bq1bk1p/p2p1n2/1pn2N2/4P1P1/P1N1BP2/1PP4P/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ g5 if Nd7 Nd5 Bxd5 Qxd5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Nase Lungu vs Devarajen Chinasamy, Bled, 2002
r1b4r/1p2kpp1/p3p3/4P2n/2qN4/2N5/PPPQ3P/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ ]

Recent B86 Games


B86 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win.
a)
Sandro Trindade vs Cicero Braga, Curitiba, 1983
2r1k2r/1pq1bppp/p7/3BpP2/1P1p2P1/5P2/P1PQ1B2/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 ]

b)
Michael Rederer vs Stanimir Stanojevic, Dornbirn, 1988
r1br2k1/1p2bppp/pqn1p3/6B1/P3N1P1/5P2/1PP1N2P/RQ2K2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg5 if Nxg5 Qa5+ ]

c)
Bernd Voekler vs Andrei Lukin, Katowice, 1991
r3r1k1/1p3ppp/p2q1n2/8/3p1P2/1PNQ3P/1PP3P1/4RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1 if Rxe1 Qb4 ]

d)
Gary Lazar vs James Butler, California, 1993
3r1rk1/1bq1bppp/p4n2/3ppPB1/8/1BN4R/PPPQ2PP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 if Nd1 Ne4 ]

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