'English Opening' by wtharvey.com

Here are some chess puzzles from the English, Symmetrical (ECO A35).1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6

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)
Gerd Treppner vs Simon Spreng, Bayern, 1983
rn1qk2r/pp2ppbp/3p2pn/3P4/2P2Bb1/2N2N2/PP2BPPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bxh6 if Bxh6 Qd4 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Joel Benjamin vs John Brooke, San Mateo, 1989
r1bk2nr/pp1p1p1p/3Np1p1/8/2B2P2/B1P1P3/P5qP/R2QK2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ Ke8 Qd6 if Qxh1+ Bf1 ]

c)
Mchael Shadarevian vs Farage Mahdia, Dubai, 1989
2rq1rk1/pn3pbp/1pbppnp1/8/1PP1P3/2N1N1P1/P2B1PBP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ b5 Be8 e5 dxe5 Bxb7 ]

d)
Jacob Murey vs Thierry Souche, Paris, 1999
2r3k1/p1r1ppbp/1pn2np1/1B6/4P3/2N1B3/PP3PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba6 Rd8 Nb5 ]

e)
Maksim Barakat vs Vladimir Leshkevich, Serpukhov, 2001
r1bqkb1r/pp1p1ppp/3Ppn2/n7/2P5/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nb5 Qb6 Be3 Qc6 Ne5 ]

1e)

A35 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sean Fischer vs Thomas Schupp, Offenbach, 2012
r2qk1nr/pp2ppbp/3p2p1/2pPN3/2P5/2N1P3/PP2bPPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Qa4+ Kf8 Nd7+ Ke8 Nxc5+ Kf8 Nd7+ Ke8 Nb6+ Kf8 Nxa8 ]

b)
Dusan Jovanovic vs Mladen Gochev, Kragujevac, 2014
2r1k1r1/pp1bpp1p/2n3p1/2p3Bn/q3P3/1NP2P2/P5PP/R2QKB1R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qxd7+ Kxd7 Nxc5+ ]

c)
B Chiacchiararelli vs Marco Quimi, Palocco, 1997
1r1r2k1/p4pbp/1qb2np1/3pQ3/8/2N1PB2/PP1B1PPP/1R1R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 Qe7 Nxd2 Rxd2 Bxc3 ]

d)
Marek Szmyd vs Czesaw Spisak, Polanica Zdroj, 1999
2rq1rk1/1p1bppbp/p2p2p1/3P4/3NP3/PP6/1Bn1BPPP/2RQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 if Bxd4 Rxc1 ]

e)
Helmut Brahn vs Guido Kern, Bad Zwesten, 2006
1rbq1rk1/p3ppbp/6p1/3n4/8/2NB4/PPQB1PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb4 ]

f)
Ryszard Peretvs Oscar Martin Ortega, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 2013
r1bq1rk1/1p2ppbp/3p1np1/2nP4/p1P5/P1N2N2/1PQBBPPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5 Qc1 Nb3 ]

2a)
Sean Fischer vs Thomas Schupp

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