Here are some chess puzzles from the French, Tarrasch, Open (ECO C07).



1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5



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)
Milan Matulovic vs Gerard Kool, Haringey, 1989
r1br2k1/ppq2ppp/4pn2/8/2B5/BP6/P1P1QPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe5 if Qb6 Bc5 ]

b)
Vlastimil Trefny vs Jiri Kratky, Czechoslovakia, 1992
r1b2rk1/1p3p2/p1n1pp1B/8/8/2PB4/PP1KQPqP/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Qf3 ]

c)
Juan Neme vs Klaus Kunitz, Mar del Plata, 1992
3rkbnr/1p3p1p/p1b1p1p1/q1p1N2Q/3P4/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1B2RK1 w k - 0 1
[ Nxc6 if bxc6 Qe5 ]

d)
Maximilano Ginzburg vs Fernando Steinbaum, Acasusso, 1994
2kr1b1r/1pq2ppp/p1b1pn2/4N3/2B5/2P5/PP2QPPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 ]

e)
Charles Pizzato vs David Zakarias, Szeged, 1994
2kr1b1r/1pq2ppp/p1b1pn2/4N3/2B5/2P5/PP2QPPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe5 ]

Recent C07 Games


C07 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Sven Lof vs Andre Hanauer, corr., 1996
r1b2rk1/1pq2ppp/p2b1n2/5N2/2B1p3/1P3Q1P/PBP2PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ if Kh8 or gxh6, Qxf6 ]

b)
Martin Pevny vs Ervin Barta, Slovakia, 2001
r1bR2nr/pp2bkpp/4pp2/1Bn3B1/4N3/5N2/PPP2PPP/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Ne5+ fxe5 Nd6+ if Bxd6 Be8+ mates or if Kg6 Bxe7 w/Nxc8 ]

c)
Michal Meszaros vs Ladislav Szilard, Slovakia, 2002
1rb2rk1/1pqn1pp1/p2bp1p1/8/3N4/1B2BQ2/PPP2P1P/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 if fxe6 Bxe6+ mates ]

d)
Daniel Miller vs Keith Eubanks, Virginia Beach, 2002
2kr2nr/ppqbbppp/B3p3/8/3N4/5Q2/PPP2PPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 Qb6 Bxb7+ Qxb7 Qc3+ if Rd7 Nxe7+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Olga Lelekova vs Julia Kochetkova, Serpukhov, 2002
5rk1/1pqr1ppp/p2bp2B/3n4/6Q1/2P2N2/PP3PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ f5 ]

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