## 'Tactics in the Sicilian' series

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Frode Urkedal. 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)
White mates in 4.
Frode Urkedal vs Sverrir Nordfjoerd, Copenhagen, 2007
1r1qr3/p2nkp1Q/1p1N1p2/2p1pPp1/P5P1/2P2B2/1P6/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Kxd6 Qd5+ if Ke7 Rh7+ ]

b)
Trond Thorstensen vs Frode Urkedal, Norway, 2007
6k1/p5p1/2PNp2p/6q1/2Q3p1/P3P1K1/1r5P/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe3+ Kxg4 Rg2+ Kh4 Rxh2+ ]

c)
Frode Urkedal vs Hans Harestad, Oslo, 2009
r1b4k/1pp1r2p/3p1q2/3Pn3/1PP2p2/2Q1bN2/1B2B1PP/1R3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nxe5 if dxe5 Qxe3 or if Qxe5 Qd3 ]

d)
Frode Urkedal vs Benjamin Arvola, Tromsoe, 2009
r5k1/pp2b2p/2p1P1pB/3pnr2/6q1/1P4P1/P3QPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f3 Qb4 g4 ]

e)
Frode Urkedal vs Prasanna Vishnu, Donostia, 2012
R1b1r3/1p1nr1kp/1Pp3p1/2N2p2/2BR1P2/4P2P/5KP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd7 if Bxd7 Rxd7 ]

1e)
Frode Urkedal vs Prasanna Vishnu

Frode Urkedal puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Frode Urkedal vs Haseeb Ahmed, Istanbul, 2012
r1b3kr/pp1n1p1p/3B2p1/2pBp2Q/2P2q2/8/PP3P1P/R3K1R1 w Q - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ ]

b)
Frode Urkedal vs Ole Morten Skogheim, Fagernes, 2013
6k1/p2R1p2/6p1/P1p1P1np/4q3/2B4P/5RPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Kh7 e6 f6 Bxf6 Kh6 e7 ]

c)
Frode Urkedal vs Lars Hauge, Stavanger, 2017
2r2k2/5p1p/p7/p1r1Q3/2bp4/q5P1/2R1PPBP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd6+ Kg7 Rxc4 ]

d)
Frode Urkedal vs Eivind Risting, Stavanger, 2017
2rr2k1/1p3ppp/pnbRpn2/4B3/8/1BN1P3/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8+ Rxd8 Bc7 ]

e)
Frode Urkedal vs G A Stany, Oslo, 2017
2r4k/4P2p/3r2p1/4qp2/8/1Q6/2pR2PP/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Qf7 if Qg7 e8/Q+ or if Rxd2 Qf8+ ]

2d)
Frode Urkedal vs Eivind Risting

Frode Urkedal puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Mahmood Lodhi vs Frode Urkedal, Tromsoe, 2014
r2r2k1/4bp1p/p4np1/8/PpN5/1N1q1PP1/1PQ3KP/2RR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc2+ ]

b)
Stanislav Kuba vs Frode Urkedal, Hradec Kralove, 2015
2r2rk1/ppq2pp1/7p/nPb1p3/2PpNPb1/P2Q2P1/1B2P1BP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe2 if Qxe2 d3+ ]

c)
Lucas Ranaldi vs Frode Urkedal, Fagernes, 2016
q3r1k1/1b3pbp/pp4p1/7n/5P2/1P2p1PP/PBQ1N3/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4 if Rd3 Bxb2 or if Qc1 Bh1 mates ]

d)
Valo Hallman vs Frode Urkedal, Stockholm, 2016
3r2k1/4bppp/1q2pn2/rB2n3/8/P1N1PP2/1B2QP1P/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 if Qxd2 Nxf3+ ]

e)
Trygve Dahl vs Frode Urkedal, Ballerup, 2017
r2r2k1/p1p1nppp/bbp3q1/8/3NP3/2PBB3/PP4PP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd3 Qxd3 c5 ]

3e)
Trygve Dahl vs Frode Urkedal

Frode Urkedal puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Kimiya Sajjadi vs Frode Urkedal, Oslo, 2017
r5k1/pR4pp/R2p4/2pP1pn1/2P5/2PB3P/2Qq1PPK/4r3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf4+ g3 Nf3+ ]

b)
Frode Urkedal vs Odd Erling Mikalsen, Drammen, 2018
2krr3/pp1n1p1p/2pq1nNB/3p4/3P2b1/4PP2/PP1Q3P/2R1KB1R w K - 1 0
[ Bf4 Qe6 Qa5 if Nh5 Qc7# or if Nb6 Qa7 Nc4 Qb8+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Frode Urkedal vs Katarzyna Toma, Fagernes, 2018
r4rk1/4ppb1/4b1p1/qpn3N1/p2pQ3/P1P1P1B1/4BPP1/2R1K2R w K - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 Qh4 ]

d)
Johannes Haug vs Frode Urkedal, Sarpsborg, 2018
4r1k1/3p1pp1/1R2nn1p/pP2Q3/Pqr5/4PBP1/7P/B2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng5 Qf5 Rc5 if Qf4 Nh3+ or if Qd3 Nxf3+ ]

4a)
mate in 3