## Quick Kills in the Alapin

### Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Alapin (ECO B22).1.e4 c5 2.c3

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

a)
Marek Szpakowski vs Czeslaw Siedlecki, Poland, 1957
r2qkbnr/pp2pppp/3p4/2pPn3/4P1b1/2P2N2/PP3PPP/RNBQKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if Bxd1 Bb5+ ]

b)
Manfred Hermann vs Mathias Gerusel, Volklingen, 1970
1r1qkb1r/pp2pppp/3pb3/n2P4/8/1QP2N2/P4PPP/R1B1KB1R w KQk - 0 1
[ dxe6 if Nxb3 Bb5+ ]

c)
Christ Papapostolou vs Georgios Makropoulos, Athens, 1971
r4rk1/pp2bppp/n3b3/1Npn1q2/8/2P2N2/PP2BPPP/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb6 if axb6 Qxd7+ or if Qxb5 Nxb5 axb6 Rhe1 ]

d)
Gerd Lorenz vs Lothar Zinn, Plauen, 1980
3r1rk1/pp2bppp/2n5/1Bpn1b2/8/2N2N2/PP3PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 Rxd5 Bxc6 ]

e)
Gary Lane vs Janos Flesch, London, 1983
rnbr2k1/pp2bppp/4pn2/2p2q2/2PP4/2N2N2/PP2BPPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh4 ]

1d)
Gerd Lorenz vs Lothar Zinn

B22 Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Milan Bjelajac vs Goran Cabrilo, Novi Sad, 1983
rn1r2k1/pb1qbppp/1p2pn2/5N2/2P5/2N2B2/PP3PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7 if Qxe7 Bxb7 Rxd1 Rxd1 ]

b)
Hans-Joachim Vatter vs Hubert Schuh, Viernheim, 1984
r1b2rk1/p3bppp/1p2pn2/8/3N4/2P5/PP2BPPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf3 if Rb8 Bf4 ]

c)
Olita Rause vs Heiner Krueger, corr., 1987
r3k2r/pp1q1ppp/1n6/1Q1pb3/8/2N1B3/PP3PPP/2KR3R w kq - 0 1
[ Bxb6 if axb6 Qxd7+ or if Qxb5 Nxb5 w/Rhe1 ]

d)
Vladimir Okhotnik vs Ralf Menzel, Eger, 1987
r6r/pp1bkppp/3qpn2/1B6/3B4/2P5/PP3PPP/R2QK2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bxf6+ gxf6 Qxd6+ Kxd6 Rd1+ ]

e)
Dean Thompson vs Eric Fischvogt, Lansing, 1987
1r1qkb1r/pp2pppp/3p4/3Pn3/6b1/2P2N2/P4PPP/1RBQKB1R w Kk - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if Bxd1 Bb5+ ]

2a)
Milan Bjelajac vs Goran Cabrilo

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