Here are some chess puzzles from the Blumenfeld Counter Gambit (ECO E10).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 c5 4.d5 b5



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)
Olaf Ulvestad vs Arpad Elo, Pittsburgh, 1946
1n2kb1r/3p1pp1/7p/1BpbP3/1q6/5N2/Q2N1PPP/5RK1 w k - 0 1
[ Qxd5 if Qxb5 Rb1 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Podzerov vs Kuntzevic, URS, 1971
r3r2k/p2n1Qbp/b7/q2NNp2/1pB5/8/P4PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg8+ if Kxg8 Nf6+ Kf8 Nfxd7+ ]

c)
Adrian Karahmetovic vs Hamza Mujic, Tuzla, 2006
rn1k1b1r/pb1p1pp1/4p2p/1NpPP3/1pP3q1/3B1N2/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - 0 1
[ h3 if Qxg2 Rh2 ]

d)
White Mates in 8. Tomas Civin vs Jaroslav Satransky, Plzen, 1999
rn2Q3/1b1p2rp/p4k2/2pP4/1qB4b/2N5/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re6+ if dxe6 Qxe6+ Kg5 f4+ Kxf4 Rf1+ ]

e)
Stefan Loeffler vs Robert Tibensky, Austria, 2005
rnbq1rk1/p3Q1pp/4p3/1P1p2N1/2p2PB1/8/P5PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6+ ]

Recent E10 Games


E10 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Jovanovic vs Raimundo Garcia, Santa Fe, 1973
4rrk1/1b4pp/p2q1n2/2p5/PnP5/1Q1p1N1P/3N1PP1/R2BR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1+ if Nxe1 Qe5 ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Dirk Nitsche vs Thomas Lochte, Germany, 1996
rn2k1r1/p4p1p/3p1p2/3PpK2/1qp1P2P/5Q1R/P3BPP1/R7 b q - 0 1
[ ...Qb7 if Qh5 Qc8+ Kxf6 Nd7+ Kf5 Nc5+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 6. Hans Ree vs Friso Nijboer, Groningen, 2003
1rb1k3/p2p1pbp/3Q4/5N2/q3p3/2P3P1/P4PBP/5K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc4+ Ke1 Qxc3+ Kd1 Rb1+ Ke2 Ba6+ ]

d)
Alexey Shaliapin vs Sergey Ivanov, Petrozavodsk, 2007
r4rk1/pb1nq1pp/3b1n2/1Ppp2N1/4p1B1/1PN1P3/PB3PPP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe5 if f4 exf3 Nxf3 Qxe3+ w/...Nxg4 ]

e)
Andreas Schmied vs Rasmus Svane, Helsingor, 2008
1rb1k2r/p2pbppp/8/2p1N3/1n6/2N5/PP2PPPP/1R2KB1R b Kk - 0 1
[ ...Bf6 if Nc4 Bxc3 bxc3 Nd3+ ]

f)
Sylwia Gapa vs Monika Krupa, Warsaw, 2004
1r2kr2/p2p2q1/4p1Pp/8/1p2B3/4bNP1/1p2P2P/1R1QKR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3+ if Nd2 Bxd2+ Qxd2 Rxf1+ ]

g)
Guillaume Camus de Solliers vs Christopher Debray, Pau, 2008
r3kn2/1bqn3p/8/1p2r3/1P1Q1P2/8/P2NB1PP/R3K2R b KQq - 0 1
[ ...Ne6 if Qf2 Nxf5 ]

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