'English Opening' by wtharvey.com

Here are some chess puzzles from the English, Symmetrical Variation (ECO A32).1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Fridrik Olafsson vs Mikhail Tal, Moscow, 1971
2r3k1/ppQb1pp1/2n2q1p/8/3rR2P/P1NB4/1P3PP1/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc8+ ]

b)
Eugene Meyer vs Jo Dunning, USA, 1972
k1r5/pp1r1ppp/4bn2/3p4/1Qq5/R1P3P1/P3PPBP/2BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb6 if a6 Be3 ]

c)
Andras Adorjan vs Laszlo Zsinka, Budapest, 1982
rnbqk2r/p3bppp/1p1p1n2/1N2p1B1/2P5/2N5/PP2PPPP/R2QKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Bxf6 Qd5 ]

d)
W Belly vs A Nadjar, Paris, 1990
r1b2rk1/pp3ppp/2n1pn2/2Pp4/1P1N4/2N1P3/1PQ2PPP/q1B1KB1R w K - 0 1
[ Nb3 if Nxb4 Qd1 ]

e)
Pablo Glavina vs Jesper Hall, La Coruna, 1993
2r2bk1/pp3bpp/q4p2/3p1N2/3B4/P3PQP1/1P3P1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ if gxh6 Qg4+ if Kh8 Nxf7+ Kg8 Qxd5 ]

1b)
Eugene Meyer vs Jo Dunning

A32 Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Eduardo Bombardiere Rosas vs Sergio Vera Soto, Santiago, 1994
4k2r/bp3pp1/p3pn1p/2P1p3/NPN5/P5P1/4rP1P/2R2RK1 w k - 0 1
[ Nc3 if Re4 Nd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Georgios Efthimiou vs V Siametis, Mitilini, 1996
r1b1k2r/pp3ppp/2n1p3/6B1/2p1q3/Q7/PP2PPPP/3RKB1R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]

c)
Peter Heine Nielsen vs Hannes Stefansson, Aarhus, 1997
r4rk1/p4ppp/bbp1p3/1q1n4/N3B3/P5P1/1PQ1PP1P/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd3 if Qa5 Bxh7+ w/Bd2 ]

d)
Frank Schlamp vs Joachim Vaerst, Troisdorf, 1998
r2qk2r/pp2bppp/2n1bn2/1N1pp1B1/2P5/6P1/PP1NPPBP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 cxd5 Bxd5 Bxd5 Qxd5 Nc7+ ]

e)
Herbert Dietzsch vs Josef Szeleczki, Pfalz, 1999
r4rk1/p4ppp/2p1p3/1qN5/1n6/2Q3P1/PP2bPBP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ a4 Qc4 Qxc4 Bxc4 Re4 ]

2d)
Frank Schlamp vs Joachim Vaerst

A32 Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
M Kalmann vs Holger Loehr, Weilburg, 1996
r1b2rk1/1pqp1pp1/p1n1p2p/2b5/2P1P1n1/P1NB1N1P/1PQB1PP1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 if hxg4 Nxc2 or if Nxd4 Qh2# ]

b)
David Acosta Alayon vs Pierandrea Rosso, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 2004
r1br2k1/1p3ppp/p3p3/3qn3/8/3BP3/PP1QNPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4 if Qd7 Bxh7+ Kxh7 Qc2+ ]

c)
Robert Wiedner vs Christian Srienz, Austria, 2015
1k1r1b1r/pp3ppp/4p3/4N3/bn2n3/2N3P1/PP2PP1P/R1K1BB1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc3 if b3 Rd1+ Kb2 Rxa1 or if bxc3 Nc2 Kb2 Ba3+ ]

d)
Michael Duke vs Lloyd Powell, England, 2016
3rkb1r/pp3ppp/1qn1bn2/1N1p4/8/P1N1PPP1/1P5P/R1BQKB1R w KQk - 1 0
[ Na4 if Qa5+ Bd2 or if Qa6 Nc7+ ]

3b)
David Acosta Alayon vs Pierandrea Rosso

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