Here are some chess puzzles from the QGD Slav, Dutch (ECO D18).



1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.a4 Bf5 6.e3



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)
Vlastimil Hort vs Eduard Meduna, Rimavska Sobota, 1974
2kr3r/pp1n1ppp/2p1p3/6P1/PbBPP1nq/2N2Q2/1P4PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 ]

b)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Milan Drasko, Sarajevo, 1987
2r1r1k1/pp3pp1/2n1qnp1/1Np5/Pb6/4PP2/1PQ1B1PP/R1BR3K w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 w/Nd6 ]

c)
Ladislav Smejkal vs Jaroslav Smid, Prague, 1994
r4rk1/pp2nppp/2p1p3/P1Nn4/1q1P4/1B2P2P/1P2QPP1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra4 w/Bc4 ]

d)
Tomas Likavsky vs Michal Kujovic, Bratislava, 1996
2kr3r/p1qn1ppp/2p1B1b1/1p6/n1NP4/B3Q3/5PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 Qb7 Na5 Qb6 Rfc1 if Qxa5 Qf3 ]

e)
Theodoros Foukakis vs Alexandros Halkias, Poros, 1998
3rr1k1/pp3ppp/1npq2b1/4N3/P2P1Q2/1BP5/5PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Bxf7 Qxf7+ Kh8 Qxe8+ ]

f)
Konstantin Lerner vs Eyal Deutsch, Givataim, 2005
r3n1k1/p1q2ppp/1n6/2p1p1B1/Pb2P3/1B3QNP/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd8 if Qb7 Bxb6 axb6 Bd5 ]

Recent D18 Games


D18 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 7. Kim Jolkkonen vs Mikka Maki-Uuro, Vantaa, 1992
r3k2r/1p1n1pp1/2p1p1p1/p5q1/PbBP4/1QN1P3/1P5P/R1B2R1K b kq - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kxh2 0-0-0 ]

b)
Hugues Magnier vs Andrew Kinsman, Cannes, 1993
r3r1k1/p3qpp1/2pb1np1/P7/2QP4/2N5/5PPP/R1BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ Qe1+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 6. Laurent Soulages vs Flavio Perez, Cannes, 2000
r3k2r/pp1n1pp1/2p3p1/3p4/Pb1P4/1B2PPqP/1P4P1/R1BQ1R1K b kq - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Qxh3+ Kg1 Qg3+ Kh1 0-0-0 ]

d)
M Mesli vs Philippe Charpentier, Sautron, 2001
r4rk1/pp1n1ppp/2pbp1bq/8/P2P2Q1/1P2P2P/1B1NBPP1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf6 Qf3 Bh5 ]

e)
Jonathan Voogt vs Romain Lacroix, Condom, 2004
3rr1k1/pp2qp1p/2p2bp1/8/P3P3/2Nn1P1P/1PQ3P1/R2R1NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc5+ w/Nxb2 or Nf2+ ]

f)
Zehra Topel vs Janyl Tilenbaeva, Istanbul, 2005
4r1k1/pP3ppp/2p3r1/3n4/3Pp2q/1P2P2P/2Q1BPPK/R4R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 if g3 Qxh3+ mates ]

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