Here are some chess puzzles with overloading tactics.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Anton Guijarro vs Fernando Sanchez Aller, Linares, 2013
3rr1k1/p1R2pbp/1p4p1/3b4/3Pp3/BP2N1Q1/P3qPPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be7 ]

b)
Bryan Smith vs Oladapo Adu, Philadelphia, 2002
2r5/p1P1b1kp/1pRr4/1Q1pp1p1/8/4B1Pq/PP2PP2/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 Rdc1 Rxc7 ]

c)
Oladapo Adu vs Mike Lucente, Philadelphia, 2011
r2q1r2/pp6/4kbR1/2P2p1Q/4p3/2P1P2P/PP3P2/R3K3 w Q - 1 0
[ Rd1 Qe8 Rd6+ Ke7 Qh6 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Zoltan Varga vs Yi Xu, Leanyfalu, 2019
5bk1/pq5r/5P2/2p3NQ/8/1PB2P2/P5K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg6+ if 1...Bg7 2.f7+ Kf8 3.Qd6+ or if 1...Rg7 2.fxg7 Qxg7 3.Qe6+ ]

e)
Anton Guijarro vs Pablo Cruz Lledo, Linares, 2010
2r2r2/5kpp/pp2pn2/7P/PQ2q3/7B/1PP2P2/1K1R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ if Kg7 R1xg7+ ]

e)
Anton Guijarro vs Pablo Cruz Lledo

Overloading tactics posted (7/15/20)
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Maxim Rodshtein vs Bassem Amin, Brest, 2019
5r1k/p3R2p/5p2/3npB2/8/1P4P1/3r3P/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxh7+ Kg8 2.Rd7 Kh8 3.Be6 ]

b)
Manuel Diaz Begonte vs Anton Guijarro, Madrid, 2006
r1b1kb1r/ppqp1ppp/2n1p3/8/2B1P1n1/2N2N1P/PP2QPP1/R1B2RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 Qd3 Nxf3+ Qxf3 Qh2# ]

c)
Ivan Aranda Perez vs Anton Guijarro, Parla, 2008
r4rk1/pp3ppp/1b3q2/4n3/3N2b1/P3BNP1/1P2QPKP/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 ]

d)
Ian Rogers vs Bela Toth, Reggio Emilia, 1983
2r3kr/p2q1ppp/2b2b2/2Qp4/5B2/1N4P1/PP3P1P/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Na5 if Bb7 Qd6 Qxd6 Bxd6 ]


a)
Maxim Rodshtein vs Bassem Amin

Overloading tactics posted (7/4/20)
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Natalia Zhukova vs Thomas Paehtz, Gibraltar, 2016
8/Q1q1r1k1/1r1pP2p/6p1/2P2p1P/1P3bP1/P2R1P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc7 Rxc7 e7 ]

b)
Fjorn Ochsner vs Hua Ni, Helsingor, 8/3/2011
1k3r2/p5p1/1pb5/2p1b1P1/4N3/1P1P2P1/P3KB1r/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2 if Rdf1 Bxe4 dxe4 Bd4 ]

c)
Pia Cramling vs Ana Matnadze, Antalya, 2019
r1bq1rk1/pp2ppbp/2np2p1/8/2PNP1n1/2N1B3/PP2BPPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxg4 Bxg4 2.Nxc6 Bxd1 3.Nxd8 Bg4 4.Nxb7 ]

d)
Zhongyi Tan vs Irina Bulmaga, Kazan, 2013
5rk1/pqr2ppp/1pn2b2/3B4/8/5N2/PP2QPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc1 if Qc8 Qc2 or if Rfc8 Qe8+ ]

e)
Hua Ni vs Erik Pinter, Oropesa, 2000
5Q2/7k/1p2b1r1/2p1b1qN/2P1B1pp/7P/8/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Qxf6 if Bf5 Qxf5 ]

a)
Natalia Zhukova vs Thomas Paehtz

Overloading tactics posted (6/4/20)
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hua Ni vs Vadim Malakhatko, Gibraltar, 2008
r5k1/pp2R3/2pB1nb1/3p1q1p/3P1Q2/2P4P/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 Bf7 Be6 ]

b)
Timur Gareev vs Talyb Babaev, Nakhichevan, 2019
r4rk1/pp1b1pb1/n2p2pq/3Pp3/1P2N3/3B1PP1/P2Q3P/1R2K1NR w K - 1 0
[ 1.Nf6+ Kh8 2.Qxh6+ Bxh6 3.Nxd7 ]

c)
Istvan Csom vs Zoltan Ribli, Hungary, 1969
r3r1k1/3q1pbp/p2P2p1/1p6/2p5/2P2Q2/P4PPP/3RRNK1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7 if Rxe7 dxe7 Qe8 Qxa8 ]

d)
Istvan Csom vs Borislav Ivkov, Ljubljana/Portoroz, 1973
5r1k/4Q1bp/6p1/5p2/4p3/1B4P1/Pq3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 if Qf6 Qxf6 Bxf6 Rxf8+ ]

e)
Andre Lombard vs Istvan Csom, Athens, 1969
3r2k1/2q2ppp/p3p1b1/3rR3/1p1N1Q1P/1P4B1/1PPR2P1/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 ]

b)
Timur Gareev vs Talyb Babaev

Overloading tactics posted (6/4/20)
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Csaba Berczes vs Istvan Csom, Hungary, 2010
6kN/p1pp2p1/1p6/2bP4/2PP4/2B3P1/PP1Qq1rP/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kg1 Bxd4+ ]

b)
S Yogit vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Al-Ain, 2015
6k1/2rp2pp/p1b1p3/5r2/1P2Nn2/3BR3/PP3PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 if Rxd3 Bxe4 ]

c)
Olga Girya vs Irina Korchenkova, Dagomys, 2008
4b1k1/4rppp/rp1q4/3Bn3/2PQ4/P4RP1/4P2P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Nxf7 Qxd6 if Nxd6 Rf8# ]

d)
Alexander Donchenko vs Johannes Haug, Stockholm, 2019
4r3/3R1pk1/6p1/p1R1b2p/P7/4B1PP/1r3PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxe5 Rxe5 2.Bd4 Rbe2 3.Re7 R2e4 4.Bxe5+ Kf8 5.f3 ]

e)
Olga Girya vs Jaqueline Bosch, Baku (w), 2016
r2qr1k1/1b2b2p/n2p1ppP/p1pP4/1p2NB2/1P4P1/PQ2PPB1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd6 Bxd6 Nxf6+ Kf7 Nxe8 Kxe8 Qh8+ ]


Alexander Donchenko vs Johannes Haug


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