Here are some chess puzzles from the QGD, Semi-Slav (ECO D45).



1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.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)
V Barshauskas vs Abram Roizman, Vilnius, 1959
rnb2rk1/pp2qppp/3bp3/2p5/5PN1/1P1BP1P1/PB1P3P/R2QK2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

b)
N Lelle vs W Noreisch, Pfalz, 1991
rnb1r1k1/p1b1qppp/2p3n1/2Pp4/3Q1P2/2N1P3/PB1NB1PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 ]

c)
Zbigniew Wawrowski vs Zbigniew Tyszkiewicz, Haarlem, 1995
r1b1k2r/p3bp1p/2p1p1n1/1p2P3/2pP4/2N1Bq2/PPQ2P1P/R3KBR1 w Qkq - 0 1
[ Bg2 ]

d)
Tilo Stein vs Lutz Lehmann, Ronneburg, 1996
r3q1rk/pp2b1pp/1np1b3/3nNp2/3P1P2/2NBPQ2/PP5P/R1B3RK w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ ]

e)
Guenther Wachinger vs Hans Larcher, Wattens, 1996
r3k2r/1bqn1ppp/p3p3/1pb1n3/4NB2/3B1N1P/PP3PP1/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Nxe5 Rc1 if Bxe4 Bxe4 ]

Recent D45 Games


D45 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Christian Cacco vs A Puliafito, Cerro, 1997
r1bqk2r/pp3ppp/1n1b1n2/1N1p4/3N4/4P3/PP1B1PPP/2RQKB1R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Nxd6 Qxd6 Nb5 ]

b)
Henryk Dobosz vs Hans-Juergen Kliewe, Greifswald, 1998
r4rk1/pp2qppp/2n2n2/2b1p1N1/2B3b1/1PN1P3/P1Q2PPP/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

c)
Emanuel Ballo vs Jerry Hartung, Sas Van Gent, 1998
r1b2r1k/ppq2p1n/2pb1n1Q/6N1/P1BP4/2N5/1P3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nce4 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Kai Friedrich vs Torsten Zuther, Verden, 1999
2b1k2r/3nb1pp/3npp2/B2pN1q1/Q2P4/4P3/PP3PPP/2R2RK1 w k - 0 1
[ Rxc8+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Peter Zebre vs Scott Gusba, Internet, 2001
r1bq1r1k/pp1nb1p1/2p1ppB1/3pP3/2PP4/2P5/P1QN1PPP/R1B1K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Qd1 ]

D45 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Benjamin Majcherczyk vs Roxane Dor, Saint-Quentin, 2001
r3r1k1/p2nbppp/b1p2n2/q1Pp4/3P4/P1N2P2/2QNB1PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb3 ]

b)
Edwin Condori vs Jimmy Zamora, Arequipa, 2002
r1bqr1k1/pp1pbppp/n1p5/4P1Bn/2PQ4/2N2N2/PP2BPPP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bxe7 w/g4 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Janez Grcar vs Dusan Brinovec, Dobrna, 2002
r1bqr3/1p2bpk1/2p1p2p/p1npP3/P1P5/2N1P3/1PQB2PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qh7+ Kf8 Rf1+ ]

d)
Torsten Gamer vs Matthias Reissfelder, Untergrombach, 2004
r1bqr1k1/1p3p2/p2bpn1Q/8/3P4/3B1N2/PP3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Bf4 Bh7+ mates ]

e)
Helmut Richter vs Margot Wolf, Bad Woerishofen, 2005
r2r2k1/p1qnbppp/1pp2n2/3pN3/3P4/1PN1P3/PB2QPPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 Qb7 Nxc6 Re8 Nxe7+ Rxe7 Nd6 Qb8 Rc8+ ]

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