Here are some chess puzzles from the Neo-Grunfeld Defense (ECO D70).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.f3 d5



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)
White Mates in 5. Olivier Rocher vs Marc Kirszenberg, France, 1988
r4r2/pp2k3/2p1bnQ1/4R3/2P1N3/1P2P3/q4P1P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ Kxe6 Nc5+ Ke7 Rd7+ ]

b)
Valentin Arbakov vs Robert Vogel, Berlin, 1994
r2r2k1/pp1b1pbp/1nq3p1/4p3/4P3/2N1BP2/PP1QB1PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bb5 Qc7 Bxb6 axb6 Bxd7 ]

c)
Tom DeButts vs Kevin Kincare, Internet, 1994
r1bqk2r/pp2ppbp/2n2np1/3P4/Q2p4/2NBPN2/PP3PPP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ dxc6 if dxc3 c7+ Qd7 Bb5 ]

d)
Lars Schandorff vs Jan Sorensen, Denmark, 1996
r1b2rk1/pp1pppbp/5np1/2P5/3P4/2N3P1/Pq1B1PBP/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ a3 w/Ra2 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. James Reed vs Aad Tenwolde, Soest, 1999
r1bqr1k1/pp3pbR/2n1p1p1/4PnN1/2Bp1P2/2N4Q/PP4P1/R1B1K3 w Q - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

Recent D70 Games


D70 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Jorge Blanco Sanjuan vs Nelli Mouradova, Madrid, 2000
r3k2r/p3p1bp/1pp3p1/4n3/2q1N3/8/PPQB1PPP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6+ ]

b)
Jason McKenna vs Michael Vandelaar, Coulsdon, 2002
r1bq1r1k/pppnp2p/2n3pQ/4p3/2BP4/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Nf6 Nce4 ]

c)
White Mates in 3.
Laura Collado Barbas vs Maria Acebal Muniz, Novetle, 2008
r1r2k1b/pp1n1p1p/4p2P/2Pp4/2P3Q1/BP2P3/P2N1PP1/R3K3 w Q - 0 1
[ c6+ ]

d)
Martin Kralovsky vs Pavel Havlicek, Kouty nad Desnou, 2010
r4rk1/pp3pbp/n1p1pnp1/8/1q1PPB2/1QN2B1P/PP3PP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxb4 Nxb4 Bd6 ]

e)
Dijana Dengler vs Mirna Fernandez Alachan, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3rnr1k/p2nRp1p/1p1P2p1/2pN4/2Bb1B2/3Q1P2/P4q1P/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ Bg3 ]

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