Here are some chess puzzles from the QGD, Albin Counter Gambit (ECO D08).



1.d4 d5 2.c4 e5



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)
Luis De Leon Nieves vs Maria Vence Santorum, Bugos, 2000
5knr/r4pbp/1qB3p1/p1p3N1/2bp1B2/P5P1/1PQ1PP1P/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6+ if Ne7 Qxc4 mates ]

b)
Dirk Hummel vs Titus Ensink, Groningen, 2001
2kr1b1r/pppq1ppp/4b2n/n2BN3/2Pp4/PQ4P1/1P1NPP1P/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb7+ ]

c)
Petr Cekan vs Jakub Cmiko, Klatovy, 2005
r2qk1nr/1pp3pp/2n1p3/p1b5/2Pp4/P3PB2/1P3PPP/RNBQK2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxc6+ bxc6 Qh5+ w/Qxc5 ]

d)
Dmitry Pudovkin vs Dmitry Bratkovskiy, Krasnodar, 2004
2kr2nr/1pp3b1/p7/3B1pqp/Q1Pp3n/P6P/1P1N1PPB/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa5 if b6 Qxa6+ mates ]

Recent D08 Games


D08 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Hansgeorg vs Wilhelm Ernst, Weidenau, 1947
2kr1bnr/ppp3pp/5q2/4Q3/2Pn2b1/P4NP1/1P1N1PBP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 Qxf6 Ne2+ w/Bxg2+ ]

b)
Elbio Aban vs Jose Bademian, Buenos Aires, 1989
2kr3r/ppp3p1/4P1p1/2q5/2Pn4/P2pQ1B1/1P3PPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kh1 Qxe3 fxe3 Nxg3+ ]

c)
Jose Castillo vs Jose Castro, Cajas, 1989
2kr2nr/ppp1qppp/8/4n3/2PN4/P3P2P/1PQ2PP1/R3KB1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if exd4 Nf3+ mates ]

d)
David Aguilar vs Carlos Manzur, Mexico, 1997
3r1rk1/pp3ppp/8/4n3/2P2P2/P7/1P3P1P/R3KB1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Ke2 Nd4+ ]

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