Here are some chess puzzles from the French, Advance (ECO C02).



1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5



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)
Jozsef Klepej vs Ferenc Eigler, Salgotarjan, 1975
2r1k1nr/1p1b1ppp/pqn1p3/3pP3/8/N1P2N2/PP1Q1PPP/2KR1B1R w k - 0 1
[ Nc4 ]

b)
Marcin Dluzniewski vs Eduard Yepes Martinez, Innsbruck, 1987
r3kbnr/1p1b2pp/pq2pp2/3pP3/3n4/P1NB1N2/1P3PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxd4 if Qxd4 Bg6+ ]

c)
Mats Ulvskog vs A Persson, Sweden, 1988
rn1qkbnr/p4ppp/bp2p3/2ppP3/3P1B2/2P5/PP3PPP/RN1QKBNR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxa6 ]

d)
Jana Kalikova vs K Tkacova, Czech Republic, 1990
2r1kb1r/1pqbnppp/2n1p3/p2pP3/3P4/P1N2N2/1PB2PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w k - 0 1
[ Nb5 ]

e)
Erkki Havansi vs Jorma Kekki, Jyvaskyla, 1993
rnbqk2r/pp3ppp/4p3/2bpP3/7n/2PB1N2/PP3PPP/RNBQK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qa4+ ]

Recent C02 Games


C02 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Erik Tonning vs Jonas Barkhagen, Gausdal, 1994
r1b2knr/ppq3pp/4p3/1Bppb3/5B2/2P5/PP3PPP/RN1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 ]

b)
Dirk Wiedemeyer vs Peter Reichardt, Germany, 1994
r2qkb1r/pp1b2pp/2n1pn2/3pN3/P2P4/1p6/2P1BPPP/RNBQ1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Bh5+ Nxh5 Qxh5+ if g6 Nxg6 or if Ke7 Ba3+ ]

c)
Roger Moor vs Peter Christen, Lenk, 1994
rn1qkbnr/p4ppp/bp2p3/3pP3/6Q1/3B1N2/PPP2PPP/RNB1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxa6 ]

d)
Alexader Irion vs Martin Koch, NRW, 1994
r1b1r1k1/pp2bppp/1qn1p3/3pP3/3P2Pn/3B1N2/PPN2P1P/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh4 Bxh4 g5 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Wilhelm Kluenter vs Holger Hank, Cologne, 1995
2kr1b1r/pp1n1ppp/2n1p3/1N1pP3/QP1P4/P2q1N2/3B1PPP/2R1K2R w K - 0 1
[ Rxc6+ ]

C02 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Gunnar Gundersen vs Albert Faul, Melbourne, 1928
r1bq1r2/pp2n1p1/4p1k1/3pPpN1/1b1n2QP/2N5/PP3PP1/R1B1K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ h5+ Kh6 Nxe6+ ]

b)
Jiri Podgorny vs J Bubenik, Prague, 1940
r1b1kb1r/pp3p1p/4p1p1/2PpqnB1/6Q1/3B4/PPP2PPP/RN3RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Bb5+ Bd7 Bxd7+ Kxd7 Qa4+ if Kc8 Qe8+ Kc7 Qxf7+ ]

c)
Yakov Estrin vs Poliansky, Russia, 1946
2kr3r/pp1b1pb1/1q2p1pn/3pP2p/1P1n1B1P/P1NB1NQ1/5PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd4 Qxd4 Ne2 Qb6 Rec1+ if Kb8 Be3 ]

d)
Yury Kolobov vs Freidin, Moscow, 1964
2b1k2r/p4pb1/3Pp3/q3PpBp/2p5/5N2/5PPP/3Q1RK1 w k - 0 1
[ d7+ if Bxd7 Qd6 ]

e)
White Mates in 5. A Tschetter vs Marcos Haskins, Aspen, 1968
r1bq1r2/ppb1np1k/2n1pQpp/3pP2P/1P1p2P1/P2B1N2/2P2P2/R1B1KN1R w KQ - 0 1
[ hxg6+ if Kg8 Rxh6 Nxg6 Rxg6+ ]

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