Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6 (ECO B95).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6



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. Purev Tumurbator vs Emin Duraku, Varna, 1958
r1b2rk1/1p4qp/p5pQ/2nN1p2/2B2P2/8/PPP3PP/2K1R3 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Nxg6+ ]

b)
Reinhold Soelter vs Rigobert Ophoff, Ennigerloh, 1965
2b4k/2q3pp/3p1r2/p2PpP2/7Q/1r1B4/1PP4P/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa4 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Georgy Bastrikov vs Izrail Kogan, Minsk, 1971
r3kb1r/1b4p1/pq2pn1p/1N2p3/8/3B2Q1/PPP2PPP/2KRR3 w kq - 0 1
[ Bg6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Michael McSorley vs Ben Kakimi, Ventura, 1971
r1b2nrk/1p3p1p/p2p1P2/5P2/2q1P2Q/8/PpP5/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ if Nxh7 Rxh7+ ]

e)
Igor Zaitsev vs Cedendemberel Lhagvasuren, Moscow, 1986
r3rnk1/6pp/p2R4/3R4/1p2p1BP/6Q1/PP4PK/1q6 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3 if Kh8 Rd1 ]

Recent B95 Games


B95 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Itamar Faybish vs No Ho, Chiasso, 1991
2br2k1/4bppp/p1p1p3/3nP1B1/1r6/2NB4/PPP3PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe7 Nxe7 Bxh7+ Kxh7 Rxd8 ]

b)
Jean-Claude Moingt vs Marcel Marciniak, Montpellier, 1991
2b2r1k/1r3ppp/4pn2/q3n1B1/4P2Q/P1NR4/1PP2PPP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Ng6 Rd8 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Leonid Milov vs Dmitry Berkovich, Alushta, 1992
2rrb1nk/1p5p/p3p1p1/4P3/q1PN1QP1/3B4/PP6/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ ]

d)
Andras Vereb vs Ivan Horvath, Gyongyos, 1995
1rb2rk1/2qnbppp/p2ppn2/1p4B1/3NPP2/2N2B2/PPPQ2PP/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ e5 if dxe5 fxe5 Nxe5 Rxe5 Qxe5 Bf4 ]

e)
Andrei Maksimenko vs Pavel Kotsur, Vladivostok, 1995
r4rk1/qb2bppp/4pn2/1p2B3/8/2N3Q1/PPP1B1PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 if Bd8 Rxd8 Rfd8 Bxf6 g6 Qg5 ]

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