## 'English Opening' by wtharvey.com

### Here are some chess puzzles from the English, Symmetrical (ECO A37).1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.g3 g6 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3

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)
White mates in 2.
A Bukhover vs Albert Kapengut, URS, 1963
1rk4r/3b1pb1/p2p2p1/BppNpn1p/2PnN2P/3P2P1/PP2PPB1/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Nxd6+ Nxd6 Ne7# ]

b)
Gedeon Barcza vs Alberic O'kelly De Galway, Habana, 1967
r1b1r1k1/pp3p1p/5qpB/3p4/3b4/1Q4P1/PP3PBP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa4 ]

c)
Alexander Wehr vs Norbert Neumann, Kassel, 1996
1r1qk2r/p3npbp/6p1/2pb2N1/8/1QNP4/PP2PRBP/R5K1 w k - 1 0
[ Qa4+ if Kf8 Nxd5 or if Bc6 Bxc6+ Nxc6 Qxc6+ ]

d)
Fatih Gokcen vs Hakan Oluc, Izmir, 2003
r4rk1/pp1q1pbp/6p1/2pnpb2/1n6/1PNPPNP1/PB2QPBP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 if Nxd5 e4 ]

e)
Ales Mohyla vs Olaf Thormann, Marianske Lazne, 2005
r1q2rk1/pp1bppbp/2np2p1/3N4/2PN4/4P1P1/PP3PBP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc6 ]

1a)
mate in 2
A Bukhover vs Albert Kapengut

A37 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Piotr Czarnolewski vs Bartlomiej Karpinski, Poland, 2008
r1bq1r2/1p3pbk/p1n3pp/2pnp3/8/P1NPPNP1/1P1B1PBP/1R1Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 if Qxd5 Ng5+ ]

b)
Fabian Hoermann vs Stefan Wunder, Bayern, 2009
r1bqk2r/pp1pnpbp/6p1/1NP1p3/Q2p1B2/6P1/PP2PPBP/R3K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nd6+ Kf8 Qc4 ]

c)
1rb2rk1/Qpqppp1p/p5pb/8/P1P5/2N3P1/1P2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 Qd6 c5 Qe5 f4 ]

d)
Jakob Gstach vs Dominik Ly, Untersiebenbrunn, 2012
r1b1k2r/pp1p1pbp/1q2p1p1/1N3n2/1BPp4/6P1/PP1QPPBP/R3K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Ba5 if Qc5 Nc7+ ]

e)
Michael Gratze vs Peter Mayer, Vienna, 2012
r2q1rk1/1p4bp/2n1b1p1/pNpnpp2/8/PQ1P1NP1/1P1BPPBP/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Qd7 Nxe6 ]

2c)

A37 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gerhard Reis vs Michael Brunsch, Fuerth, 2016
r1b1k2r/ppqpnpbp/6p1/2P1p3/3pNB2/6P1/PP2PPBP/R2QK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nd6+ Kf8 Qb3 ]

b)
Laszlo Felegyhazi vs Vitezslav Priehoda, Sarospatak, 1994
r4rk1/pb1q1pbp/1pn3p1/1Npn2B1/3p4/1Q1P1NPP/PP2PPB1/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Na5 if Qa4 Bc6 ]

c)
A Ballonga vs A Sanz Barrionuevo, San Jose, 1998
r1b2rk1/1p2ppbp/p2p2p1/q1P5/Q5n1/2N1B1P1/PP2PPBP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 ]

d)
Roger De Coverly vs James Stevenson, England, 2008
r2q1rk1/pp3pbp/1nb1p1p1/1N6/4P3/6P1/PP2QPBP/R1BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb5 ]

e)
Davide Gelardi vs Renato Campo, Erice, 2014
1r1q1rk1/1p2n1bp/p2pb1p1/2p1pp2/PnP1P3/1PNPB1PP/3Q1PB1/R3NRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4 if gxf4 exf4 Bxf4 Bxc3 ]

3e)
Davide Gelardi vs Renato Campo

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