'Tactics in the Scheveningen'



Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Scheveningen 6...a6 (ECO B84).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Be2 a6



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)
Anton Nemec vs Miroslav Malac, Presov, 1978
r3k2r/3n1ppp/p1q1p3/1p2b1B1/4N3/8/PPP1Q1PP/R4R1K w kq - 0 1
[ Qf3 if 0-0 Nf6+ or if Qxc2 Qxf7# ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Eduard Prandstetter vs Julio Boudy, Cienfuegos, 1983
r5rk/2qnbp1p/pn2p1pQ/1p2P3/3N1B2/2N2R2/PPP3PP/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Zoltan Siklosi vs Csaba Szekely, Kecskemet, 1985
rn1r2k1/1q1nbp1p/pp2p1pQ/4P3/3N4/2N2R2/PPP3PP/R1B4K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Kxf7 Qxh7+ Ke8 Qxg6+ ]

d)
Krzysztof Strzelecki vs Dominik Pedzich, Warsaw, 1990
rnb2rk1/1p2bp1p/p3p1p1/3nPN2/1q6/2N3Q1/P1P1BBPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if exd5 a3 ]

e)
Arthur Jansen vs Alwin Tilanus, Hengelo, 1992
2r1nrk1/3bbppp/p3p3/1pqpP3/3Q1P2/P1N1B2R/1PPRB1PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qd3 ]

1c)
mate in 5
Zoltan Siklosi vs Csaba Szekely

Sicilian, Scheveningen 6...a6 (B84) puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ruediger Nickel vs Hans Holfelder, Wiesbaden, 1992
rn1r2k1/1bq1bp1p/p3p1pB/1p2P3/3N4/2NP4/PP2Q1PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qf2 if Bc5 Qf6 Bf8 Nxe6 ]

b)
Eva Cechalova vs Uros Krajnc, Stockerau, 1993
r3k2r/1p2bppp/p1bp1n2/4p3/Pq2PP2/R1N1B3/1PP1B1PP/3Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Rb3 if Qa5 Bb6 ]

c)
Georg Fuchs vs Siegfried Natter, Wattens, 1995
r3k2r/2q2ppp/p2bp3/1pn5/3NbP2/P3BB2/1PPQ2PP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ b4 ]

d)
Matthias Wahls vs Hans Hornung, Bad Woerishofen, 1996
2kr1b1r/3n1pp1/p7/1p1p2Pp/3N1P1q/P4Q2/1PP4P/R1B2K1R w - - 0 1
[ h3 if g6 Be3 ]

e)
Gyorgy Rabovszky vs Laszlo Mozsar, Balatonbereny, 1996
r4r1k/1bqnbp1p/p2ppp2/1p5B/3NPP2/2N4R/PPP3PP/R2Q3K w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 if fxe6 Bg6 mates ]

2a)
Ruediger Nickel vs Hans Holfelder

Sicilian, Scheveningen 6...a6 (B84) puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gerhard Kranebitter vs Rainer Bezler, Goetzis, 1997
r1b1rbk1/1pqn1ppp/p2pp3/P5PB/2nNPP2/2N5/1PP4P/R1BQ1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Kxf7 Qh5+ if Ke7 Nxe6 Qc6 Nd5+ ]

b)
Dimitri Anagnostopoulos vs Hristos Banikas, Kavala, 1997
3qkb1r/1brn1p1p/p2pp3/7p/N1nNPP2/1P4B1/2P1Q1PP/R2R2K1 w k - 0 1
[ Nxe6 fxe6 Qxh5+ Ke7 Bh4+ Nf6 Bxf6 Kxf6 Qg5+ ]

c)
Christopher Lutz vs Alexander Bangiev, Bremen, 1998
2kr1r2/1b1nqp1p/pp3npN/4p1Q1/P3P2P/2N2B2/1PP3P1/2KR1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bg4 if Rfe8 Qxf6 ]

d)
Klose Jeppel vs Marc Dittmann, Duisburg, 1999
r4rk1/1bqnbpp1/p2pp2p/1p4P1/3BPP1Q/2N2R2/PPP1B2P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 ]

e)
Marco Gorelli-Fagiolini vs Alfredo Ricci, Bratto, 2000
r1b2rk1/2q1bppp/pp1p1n2/4nN2/P3PBP1/2N2B2/1PP4P/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g5 if Ne8 Nd5 ]

3a)
Gerhard Kranebitter vs Rainer Bezler

Sicilian, Scheveningen 6...a6 (B84) puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
T Puignou vs Narciso Bravo Barranco, Catalunya, 1994
1r1q1rk1/1b1nbppp/3p4/Q3pP2/Pp2n3/1NP1B3/NP2B1PP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 if Bxg5 Qxg5 Kh1 Nd2 or if Rf3 Bxe3+ Rxe3 Qg5 ]

b)
Lothar Ludwig vs Andreas Ableitner, Tuebingen, 1996
3r1rk1/1bq1bppp/p4n2/2p1pP2/4B1P1/2N2Q2/PPPB3P/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 Nxe4 Rd4 Rfe1 Qc6 ]

c)
Barry Rasmussen vs Kevin Gentes, Winnipeg, 1998
rn3rk1/1bq1bppp/p2p1n2/3NpP2/1p2P3/4BB2/PPP1N1PP/R2Q1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 exd5 e4 ]

d)
Sebastien Lode vs Martin Guillet, France, 1999
r1br2k1/2q1bppp/pp2p3/4P3/P2BpPP1/8/1PPQB2P/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if Qxd4 Bc5 ]

e)
Aleksandra Dimitrijevic vs Jelena Mladenovic, Herceg Novi, 2001
r4rk1/1bq2ppp/pp3P2/2bpn1P1/P7/2N1B3/1PPQBR1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 Bxd4 Qc6 ]

King-pawn Opening Series



Sicilian, Scheveningen 6...a6 (B84) puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Eugenio Burani vs Corrado Astengo, Milan, 2001
r4rk1/2qnb1pp/p3p3/1p2B3/8/2N5/PPP1Q1PP/R3R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe5 Qxe5 Rf1+ ]

b)
Blaz Bratovic vs Boris Grachev, Budva, 2003
1r2k2r/1b1n1p2/p2ppP2/1p2q3/6P1/2NQ3P/PPP3B1/R4R1K b k - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 if Qd2 Rxh3+ Kg1 Qh2+ ]

c)
Maja Vucko vs Lea Stevanec, Ljubljana, 2007
3r1rk1/2q2ppp/p2bp3/1p1bn3/8/P3BP1P/1PPNBQP1/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 if fxg4 Bg3 ]

d)
Andre-Jerome Eng vs Thomas Henrichs, Vlissingen, 2010
r4rk1/3n2pp/p2Bpb2/1p6/2q5/2N3Q1/PPP3PP/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5 if Qe1 Bxd6 or if Qxe5 Rxf1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Van Duc Doan vs Thanh Son Nguyen, Vietnam, 2010
r4rk1/1b2bppp/2npp3/q4PP1/1p2P3/1N2BB2/1PPQ3P/1K1R2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa2+ Kc1 Qa1+ ]

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