Here are some chess puzzles from the Ruy Lopez, Open, Classical (ECO C83).



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Be7



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)
Akiba Rubinstein vs Allies, Warsaw, 1914
3r1rk1/2p2pp1/p6p/1p1bP3/3qN3/4R3/PP3PPP/R1Q3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Rg3+ Kh7 Rh3 or if Kh8 Rh3 ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Salo Landau vs Joseph Platz, New York, 1941
3qk2r/5p2/p3b3/1pbpP3/6p1/6P1/PP1Q1RP1/RNrB2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg5 ]

c)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Merkle, Munich, 1946
r3qrk1/4bp1p/p3b1pQ/npppP3/3N1P2/2P5/PPB3PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f5 if gxf5 Nxf5 mates or if Kh8 Rf3 ]

d)
O Ingolotti vs Roberto Villagra, Asuncion, 1972
r2q1rk1/2p2ppp/p5n1/1p1pPb2/3Pn3/1B2B3/PP3PPP/R2QRNK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 if Qd7 f3 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Henk Mostert vs Bianchi, corr., 1978
r4r1k/6pp/pq2P3/1p1Q1n2/5P2/2P3b1/PP1N2P1/R1B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rad8 if Qe5 Rf6 ]

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