'English Opening' by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto (ECO A29).



1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.g3



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

a)
C Cubitt vs Peter Elliott, Rhyl, 1969
1r1qkb1r/ppp2ppp/2n5/3bp1N1/Q7/2P3PB/P2PPP1P/1RB1K2R w Kk - 0 1
[ e4 if Bxa2 Rxb7 Rxb7 Qxc6+ Ke7 Ba3+ ]

b)
Tigran V Petrosian vs Hans Ree, Wijk aan Zee, 1971
r1bqk2r/pppp1ppp/2n5/3P4/1b2p3/5NP1/PP1PPP1P/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ dxc6 dxc6 Qb3 ]

c)
Djordje Konjevic vs J Roza, Yugoslavia, 1982
r1qr2k1/pppbb1pp/1nn5/4ppN1/8/3PBNP1/PP2PPBP/R1QR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb6 axb6 Qc4+ if Kh8 Nf7+ mates ]

d)
D Schilde vs Bauhardt, DDR, 1986
r3qrk1/ppb2ppp/2p2n2/4nN2/1P6/2Q3P1/PB2PPBP/3RK2R w K - 0 1
[ f4 if Ned7 Rxd7 Qxd7 Nh6+ ]

e)
Robert Huebner vs Viktor Korchnoi, Brussels, 1987
2rr2k1/p1pq2pp/1pQ2p2/3np3/1P4b1/P2P1BP1/1B2PP1P/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd7 ]

1a)
C Cubitt vs Peter Elliott

A29 Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win.
a)
Vaclav Hromada vs Miroslav Miksatko, corr., 1989
r4rk1/ppp2ppp/1nqb4/4p3/1P2P2P/PbN1Q1P1/1B2BP2/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb5 Nc4 Qe2 ]

b)
Richard Knox vs Bryan Smith, corr., 1993
r1b1k2r/p1p1b1pp/1pnq4/4pp2/8/1QPP1NP1/P3PPBP/R1B2RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxe5 ]

c)
Carlos Henrique Fontes vs Alexandre Romano, Rio de Janeiro, 1995
2kr1b1r/1ppq3p/p1n1b3/6p1/Q2P4/5NP1/P3PPBP/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7 Kxb7 Ne5 Qd6 Rb1+ mates ]

d)
Harald Pingitzer vs Adolf Denk, Austria, 1995
rq3rk1/1ppnb1pp/p3bp2/8/1P1QN3/P5P1/1B2PPBP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Bf5 Qd5+ ]

e)
Lubomir Bojda vs Roman Hrnciar, Zvolen, 2000
r1b3k1/ppp1rppp/2nq4/2b1p1N1/8/1QPP2P1/P2BPPBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 ]

2d)
Harald Pingitzer vs Adolf Denk

A29 Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Carlo D'andrea vs Andrea Foschini, Rome, 2009
r4rk1/pppqb1pp/1n3p2/1P2p3/b2n4/2NP1NP1/1B2PPBP/1RQ2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd4 exd4 Nxa4 Nxa4 Qc4+ ]

b)
D Bray vs Julien Maillard, Cappelle la Grande, 2013
r4rk1/pppq1p2/2n2n1p/2bbp1p1/Q7/2NP2PP/PP1NPPBK/R1B2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 Nxd5 Qc4 if Bxf2 Qxd5 ]

c)
Michael Strache vs Imre Kukel, Germany, 2015
1r2k2r/ppp2ppp/4bb2/8/1Q1q1B2/6P1/PP2PPBP/R4RK1 w k - 1 0
[ Bc6+ Bd7 Qxd4 Bxd4 Bxd7+ Kxd7 Rfd1 ]

d)
Pavel Kansky vs Rudolf Hlavac, Decin, 1995
r4rk1/pp1q2pp/1np1bb2/5p2/1P1n1B2/P1NP1NP1/4P1BP/2RQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3+ Bxf3 Bxc3 Rxc3 Qd4+ ]

e)
Petter Fotland vs Litos Poblete, Internet, 2001
3r1rk1/pp3ppp/1bp1q3/4p3/2Qn4/3P2P1/PP2PPBP/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc4 dxc4 Nc2 ]

3c)
Michael Strache vs Imre Kukel

A29 Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Matthias Luetzen vs Mladen Muse, Travemunde, 2004
r1bqk2r/ppp2p2/1nnb4/2N1p3/1P4p1/P1NP2P1/4P1BP/R1BQ1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Bxc5+ bxc5 Qd4+ e3 Qxc3 ]

b)
Zoubida Tabti vs Manel Sadadou, Alger, 2012
r1q2rk1/bpp1npp1/3p3p/4p3/1PP1N1n1/3P1NPb/3BPP1P/1RQ1R1KB b - - 0 1
[ ...f5 if Nc3 Bxf2# ]

c)
Sigurdur Ingason vs Ragnar Edvardsen, Reykjavik, 2012
r2qk2r/ppp1b1pp/1n2b3/1P2Np2/3n4/P1N3P1/3PPPBP/R1BQ1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Bb3 Qe1 Nc2 ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Albert Cuxart Taltavull vs Ricard Labad Ameneda, Barcelona, 2013
r4rk1/ppp3pp/2np4/2bNp2n/P1P2Pq1/3P1NPb/1P3P1P/R1BQR1KB b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3 if Bg2 Ne2+ Kf1 Qxg2+ or if hxg3 Qxg3+ ]

4a)
Matthias Luetzen vs Mladen Muse

Back to the Index