Here are some chess puzzles from the Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack (ECO C86).



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Qe2



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)
Al Stornelli vs V Ricci, Italy, 1958
1rb1r1k1/2pqbppp/2np1n2/1p2p3/3PP3/1B3N1P/1PP1QPP1/RNBR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ dxe5 ]

b)
Vladimir Bagirov vs John Purdy, Australia, 1960
r2qr1k1/2p1bppp/p4nb1/1p2N3/3P2P1/1B3Q1P/PP3P2/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6 hxg6 g5 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Jeff Horner vs Chris Morrison, Ayr, 1978
r1bqkb2/6p1/p1p4p/1p1N4/8/1B3Q2/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7+ if Qxc7 Qh5+ ]

d)
Mauno Laisaari vs Kari Koistinen, corr., 1982
6k1/2p1brpp/3p4/1Q2p3/4q1n1/2P2N2/1P1P1PP1/1NR3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ if Bf8 Qxf7+ w/Ng5+ ]

Recent C86 Games


C86 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 3. Jeremiah Donovan vs Sidney Bernstein, Ventnor City, 1942
5rk1/2pb1ppp/p2r4/1p1Pp3/4Pn1q/1B1PNP2/PP1Q1P1P/R5RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ ]

b)
R Madan vs Anton Gragger, Tel Aviv, 1964
6k1/2p2ppp/p1P2n2/P7/1p4b1/1N3pP1/1PP2K1P/R1B1rB2 b - - 0 1
[ ..Ne4+ Kg1 (if Kxe1 f2#) Rxf1+ Kxf1 Bh3+ Ke1 f2+ ]

c)
Miroslav Mandak vs Jan Hartl, Slovakia, 2000
3rrbk1/1p3pp1/p5np/2pb1N1n/8/2P4P/PPB2PPN/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc4 if Rd1 Rxd1+ ]

d)
Igor De La Torre vs Jean-Pierre Boudre, St Chely d'Aubrac, 2002
4r1k1/2p3pn/p4p2/np1q4/3P1B2/2P5/PQ1N2PP/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf5 if g3 Qh3+ mates ]

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