Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation (ECO B91).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.g3



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. Andras Jocha vs Bojan Kurajica, Yugoslavia, 1967
r4k1r/3nRppp/3p1n2/p2P1N2/2P5/6P1/1q1B1PBP/4Q1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ ]

b)
Algimantas Butnorius vs Zvulon Gofshtein, Rostov on Don, 1976
4k2r/3nbppp/Q2ppn2/p7/1q2P3/2N3P1/1PP2PBP/2B1R1K1 w k - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 Qc8+ Bd8 Bc6 or if Nxe5 Rxe5 ]

c)
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Alexander Vaulin, Belorechensk, 1989
r1r3k1/2q2pp1/pn1p3p/3Pp1b1/2n3P1/1NR4P/1PP1QPB1/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg5 hxg5 Na5 ]

d)
White Mates in 9. Petra Blazkova vs Andrea Ciganikova, Horni Becva, 1993
r1k2b1r/2q2p1p/p1np1p2/8/P7/RpP3P1/1P2QPBP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ if Nd8 Bh3+ ]

e)
White Mates in 2. D Tishin vs Andrey Adamov, Odessa, 2000
1r3rk1/1b3p1p/p2p2pQ/1q1np3/4B1P1/6NP/PP3P1K/2R2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nh5 ]

Recent B91 Games


B91 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 12. Melanie Ohme vs Sopiko Guramishvili, Heraklio, 2004
r4k1r/1b2Rpp1/8/p2P3p/P7/1q4P1/1P2Q1BP/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ if Kg8 Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qe7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Lorenz Drabke vs Andre Lisanti, Bad Homburg, 2006
3r1r2/1p1qbpk1/p2p2p1/4p1P1/4P3/2P1BP2/PP1Q4/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ ]

c)
Julien Favarel vs Fabien Renault, France, 2007
2r3k1/1qr1bppp/3p1n2/2nPp3/1p4P1/1P2B1NP/R1PQ1PB1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 if Rxc6 Ra7 or if dxc5 d6 ]

d)
David Eggleston vs Francisco Gomez Manzano, Benidorm, 2007
1r3k1r/5p1p/p2pb1p1/4b1B1/8/5QP1/PqP2PBP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 if dxe5 Qf6 e4 Rd8+ if Qxe5 Bf6 ]

e)
Lina Orozco vs Dirsa Marcela Salazar, Buga, 2009
1r1q1rk1/5ppp/p7/3pbN2/P3n3/Q5P1/1P3P1P/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Nc6 Qe8 Nxe5 Qxe5 Bf4 ]

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