Here are some chess puzzles from the Queen's Pawn Game (ECO D00).



1.d4 d5 w/o 2.Nc3 2.Nf3 or 2.c4



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)
White Mates in 3. K Kunitz vs B Salamon, Tangier, 1907
r2qkbnr/pppb2pp/5pn1/3Pp3/4Q3/2PBBN2/PP4PP/RN2K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qxg6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Philip Wallis vs NN, 1923
r1q1kb1r/pQpn1ppp/4p3/1B1P1bB1/1n2p3/2N5/PPP2PPP/2KR2NR w kq - 0 1
[ Bxd7+ Kxd7 Qb5+ Kd6 dxe6+ ]

c)
David Gedult vs C Paliod, Paris, 1965
r1bqkb1r/ppp1p1p1/1n3n2/6N1/2BP4/8/PPP3PP/R2QK1NR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bf7+ Kd7 Ne6 ]

d)
David Gedult vs Choublier, Paris, 1967
r2qkb1r/pp1bpppp/2n5/1Bp1N3/3P1B2/2P5/P1P3PP/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nxd7 if Qxd7 d5 ]

e)
David Gedult vs Boquay, Paris, 1972
rn1qk1nr/pp2bppp/4b3/2p1N3/2BpN3/8/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxe6 fxe6 Qh5+ g6 Nxg6 ]

Recent D00 Games


D00 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. David Gedult vs Tisserand, Vittel, 1974
rn2k2r/ppp1bppp/5p2/3N1b2/1q6/5p2/PPP1QPPP/2KR1B1R w kq - 0 1
[ Nxc7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Strayart - Peacock, USA, 1987
r1bq1rk1/ppp1b1pp/2n2p2/3n3Q/3pN3/2PB2N1/PP4PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if h6 Qg6 hxg5 Nh5 ]

c)
Julian Hodgson vs Julien Shepley, London, 1990
r1b1kb1r/pp2n2p/2pq1p2/3pn1p1/3Q4/2N1P1B1/PPP2PPP/2KR1BNR w kq - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Qe6 Nxf6+ or if dxe4 Qxd6 Nd5 Bxe5 ]

d)
Alfred Schmidt vs Wilhelm Krahforst, Bad Laasphe, 1994
r3kbnr/p2npppp/2p5/qp1b2B1/3PN3/1P3NP1/P1P1QP1P/2KR1B1R w kq - 0 1
[ Nd6+ Kd8 Nb7+ ]

e)
Stefan Nussbaum vs Frank Entz, Bernkastel-Kues, 1996
r1bqk2r/pp1n1ppp/4p3/2pN2b1/8/3B1N2/PPP3PP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxg5 if exd5 Qh5 g6 Rae1+ ]

D00 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Joerg Ott vs G Straub, Finkenstein, 1998
r1bqrnk1/ppp3pp/2nbpp2/3pN2Q/3P1P2/2PBP1B1/PP4PP/RN2K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ Nxh7 Qf7+ ]

b)
Eero Hintikka vs Eero Siponen, Finland, 1998
r3k2r/pp1nppbp/2p1bnp1/3q2B1/3P4/2P2NN1/PP1Q1PPP/R3KB1R w KQkq - - 1
[ c4 if Qd6 Bf4 ]

c)
Robert D'Orazio vs Claude Vitre, Paris, 1998
rn1qkb1r/ppp1ppp1/4b2p/4N1B1/2BP4/2P5/P1P3PP/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxe6 if fxe6 Qh5+ mates ]

d)
Christian Hauke vs Heinrich Scheiblauer, Crailsheim, 1999
r2qkb1r/pp2pp1p/4bp2/n1pP4/2B5/1QN1P3/PP3PPP/R3K1NR w KQkq - 0 1
[ dxe6 if Nxb3 Bb5+ ]

e)
Ivan Parada Medrano vs Juan Francisco Lopez, Albacete, 2001
r3kb1r/p1pqpp1p/1pn1bp2/3p4/Q1PP4/2N1P3/PP3PPP/R3KBNR w KQkq - 0 1
[ cxd5 Bxd5 Nxd5 Qxd5 Bb5 Kd7 Rc1 ]

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