Here are some chess puzzles from the King's Knight's Gambit (ECO C34).



1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3



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)
Carlos Martinez vs E Casa, Mar del Plata, 1973
r3k2r/pp3p1p/2pPb1n1/8/5B2/q2B1Q2/P1PK2PP/4R2R w kq - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ fxe6 Bxg6+ hxg6 Qxa3 ]

b)
Stefan Kronsfoth vs J Bothmann, Dortmund, 1988
rn2kb1r/ppp2p2/8/3pP2p/3P1B1q/3B2Nb/PPPQ2R1/R3K3 w Qkq - 0 1
[ Bg5 Bh6 if Qg4 Bf5 ]

c)
Brian Mengelkamp vs Ransom Gail, Belconnen, 1994
r1bq1r2/pppnbpk1/2n3p1/3pP2Q/3P1R2/2PB4/PP4PP/RNB3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Rxf7 Qxg6+ Kf8 Bh6+ Ke8 e6 ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Ecki Prange vs Frank Berger, Internet, 1994
r6r/ppq1b1pp/n1ppk3/4N2n/3PP1b1/2N1B3/PPPQ2PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ d5+ ]

e)
Stefan Lachenmaier vs Martin Neldner, Wuerzburg, 1998
2kr3r/pppnqpb1/3p1npp/6B1/2BPP3/2N2Q1P/PPP3P1/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qe6 Nb6+ or if Qe8 Bxf6 ]

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