Here are some chess puzzles from the Ruy Lopez, Cordel (ECO C64).



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Bc5



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)
Black Mates in 5. Carl Mayet vs Adolf Anderssen, Berlin, 1851
r2qk2r/ppp2pp1/2p5/4N3/3bQ3/2P3p1/PP3PP1/RNB2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf2+ Rxf2 Qd1+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. Alberto Laurencena vs Heinrich Reinhardt Enrique, Buenos Aires, 1955
r4rk1/p1p2ppp/1b6/3B4/3Pn1b1/2P1B3/PP3qPP/RN1QR2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe3 if Bxe4 Qxe4 ]

c)
Vitaly Kamensky vs Zernjaev, Moscow, 1957
1k1r3r/ppp1n2p/2p3p1/4q3/2Q1P3/2P1B3/PP4PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd4 if Qxe4 Bxa7+ ]

d)
Wilfried Groenegres vs Schmidt, Lippstadt, 1962
r1b1k1nr/ppppqppp/8/1Bb1n3/4P3/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qd6 Nxe5 Qxe5 Bf4 or if Nxf3+ Qxf3 Qd8 Qg3 ]

e)
Y Kliavinsh vs Valerij Zhuravliov, URS, 1968
r6r/pp2kpp1/1bp1bq1p/8/B7/2N2Q2/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5+ if cxd5 Qa3+ mates ]

f)
A Gurvich vs H Pampin, corr., 1973
3rk1nr/pPp3pp/5p2/1q4B1/1b2p3/2N5/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Qxd8+ if Kxd8 0-0-0+ ]

g)
Jonathan Berry vs Roy Devault, corr., 1978
r1bq3r/2pknB1p/pbnp1pp1/1p4NQ/3PP3/8/PP3PPP/RNB2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3+ if f5 Ne6 ]

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