Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line (ECO B99).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8 Qf3.Qc7 9.O-O-O Nbd7



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 7. Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Ryszard Drozd, Poznan, 1962
r1b3kr/1pqnB1p1/p3p1Qp/4P3/8/2N5/PPP3PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 Qxe5 Nf6+ ]

b)
Ernst Walther vs Martin Voigt, corr., 1971
r1b2k1r/3n1ppp/3N4/q3pPb1/4P3/5Q2/PPP4P/1K1R1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Qb3 if Ke7 Qxf7+ Kd8 Nb7+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. T Cieszkowski vs H Ardiansyah, Buenos Aires, 1978
1rb2rk1/2q2ppp/3p4/2n2PP1/1p1R4/5Q2/1PP3BP/1NKR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb7 w/...Bxg2 or ...Nb3# ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Carsten Brumm vs Lothar Olzem, Germany, 1981
2r2k1r/1b3ppp/p1q2n2/1p3NB1/4R3/5Q2/PPP3PP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Qa3+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Terje Wibe vs Alberto Mascarenhas, Gausdal, 1987
r1b2k1r/2q1b3/p3ppBp/2n3B1/1p6/2N4Q/PPP3PP/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh6+ if Kg8 Bf7+ ]

Recent B99 Games


B99 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Richard Valenti vs Richard Jean, Paris, 1989
rqb2k1r/3nbpp1/3Np2p/4P3/5PPP/2N2Q2/PPP5/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxc8 if Qxc8 Rxd7 ]

b)
Alexander Naumann vs Neto Fachini, Warsaw, 1991
2kr1b1r/1b1n1p1p/1q1p1p2/1N2pN2/4PP1Q/8/PPP3PP/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Nbxd6+ Kc7 Nxf7 ]

c)
Paul Liebhaber vs Gabe Kahane, California, 1995
r1b5/1p2k3/p3pnr1/4p3/2q1N3/5Q2/PPP3PP/2KR1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qa3+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Antti Pyhala vs Markku Pukkila, Finland, 1995
r1br1k2/2qnbp2/p3pn1p/1p2p3/3N1P2/2NB2RQ/PPP3PP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6+ if fxe6 Qxh6+ ]

e)
Geoffrey Gelman vs Hector Perez, Boylston, 1996
r3k2r/2qnbppp/p2pp3/1p2P1B1/3NbP2/6Q1/PPP1B1PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe7 if Kxe7 exd6 Qxd6 Nf5+ or if dxe5 fxe5 Kxe7 Qh4+ ]

f)
White Mates in 3. Vitali Koziak vs Vladimir Buturin, Lvov, 1997
r1bb2rk/2q2p1p/p2p1n2/2nP1NB1/1p3P2/3B2Q1/PPP3PP/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6+ Bxf6 Qxg8+ ]

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