Here are some chess puzzles from the Marshall Gambit (ECO C89).



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 0-0 8.c3 d5


50 Marshall Gambit Miniatures

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 4. Heikki Koskinen vs Fridrik Olafssson, Prague, 1954
5r1k/7p/p2b4/1pNp1p1q/3Pr3/2P2bP1/PP1B3Q/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxh2 Rh4+ Kg1 Bxg3 ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Pinsker vs Schwarz, corr., 1956
4r2k/1bp3pp/p5q1/1p3p2/3P1Pn1/NBP3K1/PP4P1/R1B3Q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5+ Kh2 Qh5+ Kg3 Qg4+ Kf2 Nd3+ ]

c)
Glicerio Badilles vs V Maher, Moscow, 1956
3Rr1k1/2p2p1p/p1b1q1p1/1p6/7Q/2P1bP1P/PPB3P1/5N1K w - - 0 1
[ Bb3 if Qe5 Nxe3 Qxe3 Qf6 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Alexander Kostiuchenko vs Mikhail Levin, Kiev, 1958
4rrk1/1bp2ppp/p7/1p1q4/3P4/1PP3P1/P6K/RNBQ2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1 ]

e)
Black Mates in 2. Leonid Stoliarov vs Eduard Gufeld, Kiev, 1958
4rrk1/1bB4p/p7/1pbP1pp1/4n2q/NBP2Q1P/PP4P1/3RRK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd2+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 5. Tonu Oim vs Alexander Arulaid, URS, 1961
4r1k1/5ppp/p1pN4/5q2/R2P3r/2P1B1P1/1P2nPK1/3R1Q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Kf3 Qg4+ Kg2 Rxe3 ]



C89 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 5. Tomas Pettersson vs V Vymetal, corr., 1963
5rk1/6pp/p3p3/1p5q/3P3P/2P3Pb/PPQ5/RNB3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ Kh2 Qf3 ]

b)
Mirko Rujevic vs I Bratcko, Dravograd, 1963
5rk1/6pp/p1p3q1/1p1nP3/8/1PP3P1/PR1B1pQP/3B1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ Be2 Qxd2 ]

c)
Arkady Novopashin vs Boris Spassky, Leningrad, 1963
5rk1/6pp/p1p5/3n1p2/R2P1bb1/1BPQ2Pq/1P1N3P/4B1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re8 if Bf2 Be2 Qb1 Bxd2 ]

d)
Alexander Kaspi vs Janis Vitomskis, Riga, 1965
r1b2rk1/4q1pp/p2b4/1p1p3R/3P1p2/2P5/PP3PPP/RNBQ2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 ]

e)
Black Mates in 3. Jorge Bibiloni vs F Stella, Mar del Plata, 1967
6k1/5ppp/p4r2/1p1Q4/3P1b2/2P1P1Pb/PP1Bq2P/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe3+ ]

f)
Black to move and win. U Simoni vs Alfonso Leone, corr., 1969
4q1k1/2p2pp1/p2b1B1p/1p6/3P2b1/1BP2P2/PP1Nr1PP/R4QK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3+ Kh1 Bh3 ]

g)
Black Mates in 3. Vitaly Levchenkov vs Igor Sakovich, URS, 1972
r5k1/2p2ppp/p1P2n2/8/1pP2bbQ/1B3PP1/PP1Pq2P/RNB3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Kg2 Bxf3+ ]

Marshall Attack Video



Marshall Attack Video, Part II



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