Here are some chess puzzles from the QGD: Semi-Slav, Meran (ECO D48).



1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Nf3 c6 5.e3 Nbd7 6.Bd3 dxc4 7.Bxc4 b5 8.Bd3 a6



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)
Grazyna Szmacinska vs Maria Porubszky-Angyalosine, Balatonfured, 1987
1br2rk1/1q3ppp/p3pn2/1p6/1Pn2P2/P1NBP2Q/1B3P1P/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if exd5 Bxf6 mates ]

b)
Matous vs Szollos, corr., 1988
1r2k2r/1b2npp1/p3p2p/q3P3/1p1QB3/5N2/PP3PPP/2R1R1K1 w k - 0 1
[ Qa7 ]

c)
Erik Oosterom vs Helmer Wieringa, Netherlands, 1995
r4rk1/1bq3pp/p3p3/1pb1n3/2p1NB2/8/PPB1QPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc5 if Rxf4 Nxe6 ]

d)
Kamil Grycel vs Pawel Blaszczak, Krynica, 1998
q1r3k1/1b1n1ppp/p2bpn2/6B1/4P3/2NB1N1P/1P2QPP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if gxf6 Bc2 or if Nxf6 e5 ]

e)
Gael Lejeune vs Vincent Bodenez, St Lo, 2003
2r2rk1/5ppp/p2Qp3/1p6/4q3/1P1nP3/PB3PP1/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc8 Rxc8 Rd1 ]

f)
Peter Ostermeyer vs Siegfried Heil, Germany, 1981
5k1r/4qppp/pn2p3/2r1P3/Pp4Q1/5N2/1P3PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd4 if Nxa4 Rxc5 Nxc5 Rc1 ]

Recent D48 Games


D48 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Vadim Faibisovich vs Sergey Dolmatov, Daugavpils, 1978
r2r2k1/1b2bp1p/p3p1p1/q7/1B4QR/3BP3/1P3PPP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb4 if Qxb4 Rxd3 ]

b)
Claas Reckmann vs Bastian Baldauf, Germany, 1994
rb3rk1/1b4pp/p3p3/1p2qp2/1P3Q2/P2BP3/5PPP/1RB2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd5 if Qf3 Qxd3 ]

c)
Black Mates in 2. Andreas Bartsch vs Waldemar Grom, Velden, 1994
1b2r1k1/3n2p1/p3p2p/1p3r2/3PNp1q/3BnP1P/PP1BQP1K/R6R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ ]

d)
Wolfgang Voegel vs Klaus Opl, Austria, 1996
r1b2rk1/2q3pp/p3pn2/1pb3N1/2p5/8/PPB2PPP/R1BQR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf2+ if Kxf2 Ng4+ mates ]

e)
Pierre Duebon vs Joerg Wegerle, Mehlingen, 1998
3r2k1/1b3ppp/pq2pn2/4b3/1p2P3/1P3Q1P/P3NPP1/1BR1B1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb2 ]

f)
Jose Rengifo vs Johann Echavarria, Cali, 2001
3r1rk1/1b3ppp/1q3n2/pNn1p3/PpB1P3/5P2/1P1BQ1PP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2 if Qxd2 Nxe4+ ]

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