Here are some chess puzzles from the Grunfeld (ECO D85).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5



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)
Igor Polovodin vs Igor Kalinski, Kharkov, 1982
r1b3k1/pp2ppbp/2n1q1p1/2p1P1B1/Q7/2P2N2/5PPP/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ if Nxd8 Qe8+ or if Bf8 Bh6 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Hannu Wegner vs Karsten Kuehn, BRD, 1983
2r1k2r/pR2p1bp/2n1P1p1/8/2QP4/q2b1N2/P2B1PPP/4K2R w - - 0 1
[ Qxc6+ ]

c)
Jerabek vs Sokol, corr., 1990
r2r2k1/pb1qpp1p/1pn3pB/3BP3/4P3/8/5PPP/1RQ2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if fxe6 Qc3+ mates ]

d)
Matthias Steinbacher vs Beate Krum, Kirchheim, 1990
rn1qr1k1/1p1bppbp/p5p1/3P4/1B2P3/Q4N2/4BPPP/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba5 Qc8 Rec1 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Harald Matthey vs Lothar Olzem, Germany, 1991
rnb3kb/pp5p/4p1pB/q1p2pN1/2r1PQ2/2P5/P4PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd6 Bg7 Qe7 ]

Recent D85 Games


D85 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Zsolt Ballai vs Bela Kis, Hungary, 1992
2r3k1/p4p1p/1bn1p1p1/8/2R1P3/B4B2/P4PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 Ne7 Rxc8 w/Bb7 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Veronika Schneider vs Matthias Rech, Ladenburg, 1992
r1bq1r1k/pp2p3/5pQ1/n1pP3p/4P2P/5N2/P3BPP1/1R2K2R w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 fxg5 hxg5 ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Marian Twardon vs Zbigniew Jasnikowski, Katowice, 1993
5rk1/1b1n1pb1/pq2p1p1/1p2P1N1/3P1P2/Q7/P5P1/2B1KB1R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 Qh3 ]

d)
Black Mates in 2. R Baudry vs Olivier Tardif, Massy, 1993
r2r4/pp2ppkp/2P3p1/q1p5/4PQ2/2P2b2/P4PPP/2R1KB1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3+ ]

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