Here are some chess puzzles from the Falkbeer Counter Gambit (ECO C31).



1.e4 e5 2.f4 d5



Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Paul Keres vs Vladimir Petrov, Tallinn, 1933
rnb1kbnr/ppp2ppp/8/8/5P2/3B4/PPPN2qP/R1BQK1NR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Be4 Qg4 Qxg4 Bxg4 Bxb7 ]

b)
Eddie O'Connor vs Maurice Coveney, Mulcahy, 1974
rnbq1b1r/ppp1k1pp/7n/3QNp2/2B1pP2/8/PPPP2PP/RNB1K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Ng6+ if hxg6 Qe5+ Kd7 Qe6# ]

c)
Stuart Conquest vs Marc-Francois Baudot, Paris, 2001
r2qk1nr/pp3ppp/3b4/2p1n3/2BpPNb1/3P1N2/PPP3PP/R1BQ1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Bxd1 Bb5+ Kf8 Ne6+ Ke7 Rxf7+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 5. J Rosanes vs Adolf Anderssen, Breslau, 1863
1r1r2k1/p4ppp/1qp5/4Pb2/3b1P2/1PP2N2/P2BQ1PP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb3 axb3 Rxb3 ]

e)
NN vs David Gedult, Paris, 1981
rnbqk1nr/pp2bpQp/8/3p4/5P2/8/PPPP2PP/RNB1KBNR b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Bf6 Qg3 Bh4 ]

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