Here are some chess puzzles from the Grunfeld, 4.Bf4 (ECO D82).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4



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)
Hans Heinrich vs H Bender, corr., 1979
r1b2rk1/ppB2pbp/4pnp1/5q2/2QP4/2N2N2/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re5 if b5 Qc5 or if Qc2 Rd2 ]

b)
Rafael Leitao vs Tsuboi Edson, Americana, 1995
rnb1k2r/pp2ppbp/5np1/2q5/2B2B2/2N1P3/PP3PPP/2RQK1NR w Kkq - 0 1
[ Nb5 ]

c)
Johan Eriksson vs Bengt Wikman, Hanko, 1996
r1b1r1k1/pp3pbp/6p1/q2pn1Bn/N7/1Q1BPN2/PP3PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc5 if b5 Bxb5 ]

d)
Hans Dinser vs Rudolf Selg, Bad Wiessee, 1998
rn1qk2r/p2n1pbp/1p2p1p1/1B1p4/3P1B2/1QN1PP2/PP3P1P/2R1K2R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if exd5 Qxd5 or if 0-0 Nc7 ]

e)
Valery Chekhov vs Viatcheslav Krasilnikov, Moscow, 1998
2r5/pn1kpp1r/1p4pp/3PP3/2R1P3/4B3/P3K1PP/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ e6+ ]

Recent D82 Games


D82 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win.
a)
Mathias Gerusel vs Vladimir Budde, Bad Neuenahr, 1980
r4rk1/5b1p/5Qp1/pp2N3/4q3/4P3/PP3PPP/3B1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd5 if Qg5 Rf5 ]

b)
An Esbensen vs Jonathan Tisdall, Norway, 1991
2r1r1k1/3b1p1p/6pB/R1N5/4P1P1/2n5/P2K3P/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc5 ]

c)
De Francisco y de Diego vs Semprun Martinez, Mostoles, 2005
2r3k1/p3pp1p/6p1/3P4/bp1qP3/1N3P2/P4RPP/1Q4K1 b - - 0 1
[ Bxb3 if axb3 Qe3 ]

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