Here are some chess puzzles from the Ruy Lopez, Exchange (ECO C68).



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Bxc6



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)
Ilya Rabinovich vs Leonid Savitsky, Leningrad, 1934
r3k2r/1bppnppp/p1p5/2b1Pq2/5N2/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Qxe5 Nd3 Qd6 Bf4 ]

b)
Milko Bobotsov vs Fridrik Olafsson, Lyons, 1955
r1b3k1/1p4pp/p1prqp2/5n2/5Q2/2N2N2/PPP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Rxd1+ Rxd1 Ne7 Rd8+ w/Ng5+ ]

c)
Hans Polzer vs F Windzik, corr., 1973
1r3rk1/2pp1p1n/p3q1pQ/2pb3p/4PP1P/6NR/PPP3P1/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh5 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Corry Vreeken vs Luba Kristol, Haifa, 1976
2k4r/1pp3p1/p1p4r/2b1p2q/4Pp2/3P1NP1/PPP1QP1N/R3R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...fxg3 if fxg3 Qxf3+ mates ]

e)
Oliver Linder vs Hvd Hof, Eppingen, 1988
r3k2r/1pp2ppp/p1p3n1/4b3/2N1P3/2P2QPq/PP3P1P/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf5 ]

Recent C68 Games


C68 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Mathias Holzhaeuer vs Hararld Wagner, BRD, 1990
5rk1/1ppq2pp/p1p3n1/2b1P3/4N3/3P4/PPP1Q1PP/R1B4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4 if Qe1 Nh4 Ng3 Bf2 or if Nf6+ Rxf6 ]

b)
Ales Pachmann vs Michal Pecina, Chrudim, 1993
r1b1k2r/1pp1n1pp/p1p2q2/4b3/8/3N4/PPP2PPP/RNBQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ Ng6 Nxe5 if Qxe5 Qxe5 Nxe5 Re1 ]

c)
Black Mates in 3. Ramiro Valdez vs Ricardo Dosseti Saidman, Pan-American Ch, 1996
2kr3r/1pp2ppp/pbp4n/5q2/1PP5/2Q5/PB3PPP/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 2. Jindrich Kuba vs David Kanovsky, Svetla nad Sazavou, 1996
2k4r/1pp1n1pp/p1pr1pb1/4p3/Nq2P1P1/1P1PKN1P/2P1QP2/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd5+ ]

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