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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the European Chess Cup 2017.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 3.
Anna Kantane vs Jan Heinrich, Antalya, 2017
7k/q6p/8/3P4/2Q5/P1P3P1/P4RKP/3r4 w - - 1 0
[ Qc8+ Kg7 Qg4+ ]

b)
Muhammed Taskaya vs Eddie O'Connor, Antalya, 2017
r5k1/3N1pp1/2p4p/p2p4/1p1P2Pq/nP2QP2/PKP5/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ Rxe8 Rxe8+ Kh7 Nf8+ Kg8 Ng6+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Roberto Visintin vs Bernd Thee, Antalya, 2017
2n5/ppr4p/2qp1kp1/P7/7P/1PPQ2PB/5P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4+ Kf7 Be6+ if Kf8 Qh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Oliver Johannesson vs Perparim Makoli, Antalya, 2017
4r3/1p5R/p3kB2/3b2P1/1P1ppP2/3P2KP/2P2Q2/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ f5+ Kd6 Qf4+ if Kc6 Qc7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Maxim Matlakov vs Evgeniy Najer, Antalya, 2017
2r1k1r1/3nbNp1/p1b3Qp/4P3/qp6/8/PP3PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]

European Chess Cup 2017 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Martin Osttveit vs Davor Draskovic, Antalya, 2017
8/5k2/p3p3/2B3p1/2n2p2/8/n5PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re2 if Nc3 Rc2 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Halldor Palsson vs John McMorrow, Antalya, 2017
3k4/4q2p/ppb1n1p1/3p4/P2P2BP/1P1N2Q1/8/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb8+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Dmitry Andreikin vs Dennis Wagner, Antalya, 2017
2r5/p7/np1R1Nkp/6p1/8/6PK/PP2r2P/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ if Kh7 Rd7+ Kg8 Rg7+ ]

d)
Tuna Onat Nalbant vs Peter Jakobsen, Antalya, 2017
3r2k1/1b3pp1/1p4qp/1B6/P7/4QPP1/7P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7 ]

e)
Eduard-Andrei Valeanu vs Kevin McHugh, Antalya, 2017
q5k1/4B1pp/1pbQ1p2/8/2PPnP2/8/7P/5BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kh8 d5 ]

European Chess Cup 2017 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Attila Czebe vs Roman Burstein, Antalya, 2017
8/1p2q3/2n2kpp/p2Q4/2BP2PP/P7/1P4K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ ]

b)
Ramadan Ajvazi vs Bernd Thee, Antalya, 2017
1r1qk2r/5pbp/p2p4/1p1npB1Q/8/2P5/PPN2PPP/R3K2R w KQk - 1 0
[ Be6 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Evaggelos Patrelakis vs Jan Heinrich, Antalya, 2017
r2qr3/p4kbQ/1n2p3/4P1P1/1n1P1PN1/2p1B1N1/P7/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Nh6+ ]

d)
Tamas Petenyi vs Aryan Tari, Antalya, 2017
1k4nr/2p3pp/2pb1p2/8/RrN5/6P1/1P2PP1P/2B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd6 Rxa4 Nf7 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Nicholas Paltrinieri vs Can Kocak, Antalya, 2017
1Q6/p4pkp/1p1B2b1/6qn/2rN4/7P/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Kf6 Qh8+ Ng7 Qd8# ]

King-pawn Opening Series



European Chess Cup 2017 puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Mihailo Manojlovic vs Jan Bednarich, Antalya, 2017
6k1/pp1b2np/4p1p1/2R5/1P1q2P1/Pr1rN3/Q4P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxb3 ]

b)
Hedinn Steingrimsson vs Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Antalya, 2017
2nrrbk1/5ppp/3P2q1/2pQ1b1B/4NP2/1P5P/6P1/1RB2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe4 ]

c)
Paul Townsend vs Eltaj Safarli, Antalya, 2017
2r5/1p3pk1/2p1p1p1/4P3/r1nP2R1/5P1P/Pp2RP2/1K1B4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2 if Kxa2 Ra8+ ]

d)
Maxime Lagarde vs Vladimir Fedoseev, Antalya, 2017
7k/2p5/p6p/3b1p2/2p2P1r/4R2q/PP4N1/3R1QK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2+ Kf2 Rxf4+ ]

e)
Andrej Sukovic vs Alexander Bertagnolli, Antalya, 2017
r5k1/5p2/4p1p1/8/1P5Q/4n3/1Kp3PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra2+ ]

European Chess Cup 2017 puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Yagmur Bereketoglu vs Paul Townsend, Antalya, 2017
rnbq1rk1/pp4bp/2pp4/3Ppp1n/2B5/2P1BP2/PPQ1N1PP/RN2K2R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ Bf2 Qxc4 ]

b)
Sila Atar vs Kieran O'driscoll, Antalya, 2017
r1b2rk1/1pq1bppp/p1nppn2/8/2B1P3/PNN2Q2/1PP2PPP/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 ]

c)
Muhammed Taskaya vs Casper Schoppen, Antalya, 2017
5r1k/pp4p1/5q1p/3N4/3b4/4Q1PP/PP2R2K/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1 ]

d)
Hedinn Steingrimsson vs Zahar Efimenko, Antalya, 2017
8/5pk1/3Q2p1/2pP4/8/4P1pP/1r2qPK1/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb1 if Qe5+ Kh7 ]

e)
Huseyin Oguz vs Gani Hamiti, Antalya, 2017
6k1/1b3pp1/2p2n1p/1pP1p3/1q1rP3/1R3B2/1P1NKPPP/2Q5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2+ ]

European Chess Cup 2017 puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Hrvoje Stevic vs Daniele Vocaturo, Antalya, 2017
8/8/8/8/5pPp/4b1kP/5rP1/1R3B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...f3 Re1 Rxf1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Roberto Mogranzini vs Nenad Sulava, Antalya, 2017
2B1r1k1/R4p2/6p1/2Nq4/1P6/2Q3P1/4pK1P/4n3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ ]

c)
Bogdan Podlesnik vs Albert Bokros, Antalya, 2017
1krr4/1q4p1/p1b1NbPp/4p3/1p2P3/3PQ1B1/PP6/1KR4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3 if Qxd3 Bxe4 ]

d)
Tero Kokkila vs Konstantinos Tsarouhas, Antalya, 2017
r2qkb1r/1b3ppp/p7/4pP2/1p2B3/4BQ2/PPP3PP/R3K2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ ]


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