Here are some chess puzzles from the Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense (ECO C94).



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.c3 d6 9.h3 Nb8



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)
Mikhail Tal vs Wolfgang Unzicker, Stockholm, 1961
3rr1k1/3nbppp/p1R2n2/qp1Bp1B1/4P3/5N1P/PP3PP1/2RQ2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd2 if Qa4 Bb3 Qxe4 Bxf7+ or if b4 Bxf7+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. Herman Pilnik vs Oscar Panno, Mar del Plata, 1965
3r2rk/2q2p1p/p1p2p2/1pn1bP2/7Q/1BN1R2P/PP3PP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxb3 if axb3 Bxc3 ]

c)
Silvino Garcia Martinez vs Hans Holaszek, Siegen, 1970
r2q1rk1/2p2ppp/p2b4/1pnnpNN1/8/2PPB2P/PPQ2PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ d4 if Ne6 Ne7+ mates ]

d)
Black to move and win. Axel Ornstein vs Samuel Reshevsky, Reykjavik, 1984
4r1k1/1bq2pbp/p2p2p1/Pp2n3/1P2Pn2/2B1RN1P/2BN1PP1/Q5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3 Nxf3 Bxc3 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Julia Jankurova vs Martina Holoubkova, Ostrava, 1992
r3rbk1/1b3p2/p5pp/1pp1n3/4N2q/1PP4P/P1BQ1PP1/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5 if f4 Nf7 g3 Qe7 or if Ng3 Rad8 Qe3 f4 ]

f)
Jean-Marc Degraeve vs Sergey Galdunts, Cappelle la Grande, 2001
r1bqr1k1/2pnbppp/p2p1n2/1p2p3/3PP3/1BP2N1P/PP1N1PP1/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Ng5+ w/Ne6 ]

g)
Black to move and win. Belinda Vega Gutierrez vs Ivan Cheparinov, Dos Hermanas, 2006
r2qr1k1/1b1n1ppp/5n2/1Np3B1/1b1pP3/3Q2NP/P1B1RPP1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 if Qd1 d3 ]

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