Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (ECO B93).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f4



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)
Josef Kupper vs Fridrik Olafsson, Zurich, 1959
r4rk1/1bqn1pbp/pp4pB/4p1Nn/P3P2Q/2NB4/1PP3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 Kxg7 Rxf7+ Kg8 Rg7+ Kh8 Rxh7+ Kg8 Rg7+ Kh8 Ne6 ]

b)
Piet Van Der Weide vs W Verleye, Ybbs, 1968
5r2/1bqnrpk1/p2p2p1/1p2p1Nn/4P3/P1NB4/1PP1QRPP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Anatoly Shmit vs Oleg Dementiev, Dnepropetrovsk, 1970
r1b1kbnr/1p1nppp1/p2p4/3N2P1/qP1NP3/8/P1P1B2P/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nc7+ Kd8 Nde6+ fxe6 Nxe6+ ]

d)
Peter Griffiths vs Larry Evans, Siegen, 1970
r1b2rk1/4qpbp/p1nppnp1/5PB1/1p2P2Q/2NB1N2/PPP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 Ne4 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Gyula Sax vs Tamas Hradeczky, Budapest, 1972
3rn2r/3kb2p/p4ppB/1q1Pp3/8/3P1N2/1P2Q1PP/R1R4K w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5+ ]

Recent B93 Games


B93 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Roger Abayasekera vs Taiju Shimasaki, Caracas, 1976
r2qkb1r/1b2pppp/p3Pn2/1p1n4/3N4/2NB4/PPP1Q1PP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxb5+ axb5 Qxb5+ ]

b)
Orest Popovych vs Wolfgang Andre, Dortmund, 1977
r1bqk2r/1p3pbp/p3p1p1/2nNP3/2B3n1/5N2/PPP3PP/R1B1QRK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Bg5 if Qd7 Nb6 ]

c)
Antonio Medina-Garcia vs Vega Pacheco, Linares, 1978
r3kb1r/1p1bpppp/pqnp4/8/3NPPn1/2N1B3/PPP1B1PP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Bxg4 Bxg4 Qxg4 Nxd4 Nd5 ]

d)
Emmanuel Rayner vs Geoffrey Lawton, London, 1978
r3kb1r/1bqnnp2/pp1pp1p1/6P1/3NPP2/2N1BB2/PPP3K1/R2Q1R2 w kq - 0 1
[ Ndb5 axb5 Nxb5 Qc6 Nxd6+ Kd8 Nxf7+ ]

e)
John Nunn vs Yehuda Gruenfeld, England, 1981
r4k2/4p1bQ/p2p1rp1/1p1P1qN1/8/3PB3/PP4PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ Rxe6 dxe6 Qxe6 Bh6 ]

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