Here are some chess puzzles from the QGD, Semi-Slav (ECO D43).



1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6



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)
Alexandre Lesiege vs Jean-Pierre Boudre, France, 1992
r3kb1r/p2n1ppp/b1p1p3/3q4/1p1P4/5N2/PPQ1PPPP/R1B1KB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ e4 if Qa5 Qxc6 ]

b)
Aarre Tiilikainen vs Esa Auvinen, Tuusula, 1996
r2qrbk1/pp1b1p1p/4p1p1/3pP3/3P4/2NBPQP1/PP4P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7 if Kxh7 Qxf7+ or if Bg7 Qf4 g5 Qf3 ]

c)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Etienne Bacrot, Albert, 1999
r1b1kb1r/p4p2/2p2n1p/1q2N3/Q1p1P1p1/2p3B1/P3BPPP/3RK2R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]

d)
Sergey Ivanov vs Vladimir Potkin, St. Petersburg, 2000
rn2kb2/pb3p1r/4p2p/2p1B1P1/2pPn3/2q2N2/P1Q1BPP1/1R3RK1 w q - 0 1
[ Qa4+ if Bc6 Rxb8+ or if Nd7 Rxb7 Rd8 d5 ]

e)
Stanislav Firt vs Vladimir Talla, Karvina, 2001
rnb1r1k1/1pQ1b1p1/2p1pp1q/p1P1N2p/3PN3/3B2P1/PP3P1P/R2K3R w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 if Bxd6 Qf7+ mates ]

Recent D43 Games


d43 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Manuel Maleki vs Yohan Trens, France, 2006
r1bq1n1r/pp2bk1p/2p1ppp1/2Pp3P/3P1P2/2NB1N2/PPQ2PP1/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ hxg6 if Nxg6 Rxh7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Krzysztof Checiak vs Michal Wengierow, Poland, 2008
r1bq1rk1/pp1nb1pp/5p2/6B1/3pQ3/3BPN2/PP3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ if Kf7 Bc4+ ]

c)
Igor Erendzhenov vs Vasily Dzhungurov, Gorodovikovsk, 2008
r1b1k2r/p2n1p2/1p3n2/3pq2p/4N1p1/P1N3P1/1P2QPP1/2R1KB1R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Nxf6+ ]

d)
Vladislav Borovikov vs Adam Horvath, Metz, 2009
2rr2k1/pb3ppp/4pn2/q1b5/Np2P3/1P3P2/P1QN2PP/2R1KB1R w K - 0 1
[ Qxc5 ]

e)
Peter Sowray vs Jeroen Van Den Bersselaar, Tromsoe, 2010
r1b2rk1/1p1nqp1p/2p1p3/p3P1p1/Pbp2B2/2N3P1/1PQ1PPBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if gxf4 Rxd7 Bxd7 Nf6+ ]

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