Here are some chess puzzles from the French, Tarrasch (ECO C03).



1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2



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)
H Marwa vs H Ebel, Heerlen, 1999
r1bq1rk1/ppp1b2p/2n1ppp1/3pP1Nn/3P3P/2PB2P1/PP1N1P2/R1BQK2R w - - 0 1
[ Nxh7 ]

b)
Gyula Csaszar vs Melinda Goczo, Budapest, 2000
2kr3r/ppp1npb1/2n3qp/6p1/3P4/1N3NB1/PP3PPP/2RQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7 if Nxe7 Rxc7+ ]

c)
Aleksandar Berelovich vs Natalia Zhukova, Kavala, 2002
r1bqk2r/1p3p2/p1n1p3/2np3p/3N1Pp1/2P5/PPB3PP/R1BQ1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxc6 if bxc6 Qd4 ]

d)
Sjur Ferkingstad vs Ivar Abusdal, Oslo, 2005
2rqk2r/1p2bpp1/p1b1pn1p/4N3/3P4/1B1Q4/PP3PPP/R1B1R1K1 w k - 0 1
[ Bxe6 ]

e)
Ludovic Staub vs Emile Nass, St Chely d'Aubrac, 2006
r1b2rk1/p3bpp1/1pn1pn1p/7q/7B/1N1B1N2/PPP1QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 Qe4 ]

Recent C03 Games


C03 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win.
a)
Jaroslav Janak Robert Axamit, Hrazany, 1974
r1b1r1k1/p1p2ppp/2p5/2b4q/4NPn1/2PB2Q1/PP4PP/R1B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 if Bxe4 Nf2+ ]

b)
Hrannar Arnarsson vs Dan Mayers, Copenhagen, 1997
3rk1nr/p1p1q1pp/2p5/2PbpQR1/1P6/2P5/P2N1P1P/R1B1K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be6 if Qxe5 Rd5 ]

c)
Jean Lucas vs Andy Marechal, Bethune, 2001
1k1r1r2/ppp3pp/2nb4/7q/2QP2n1/1N2BN2/PP3PPP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh2+ if Kf1 Nxe3+ fxe3 Rxf3+ gxf3 Qxf3+ mates ]

d)
David Findlay vs Mau Lee, London, 1995
r1bqkb1r/p2n1ppp/1p2p3/3pPn2/2pP1P2/2P2N2/PP1N2PP/R1BQKB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Ne3 if Qa4 b5 ]

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