"English Opening' by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the English, Bremen System (ECO A23-24).



1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Nf6 3.g3



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)
Dr Havlicek vs Mojmir Svabensky, Czechoslovakia, 1946
r2qk2r/pppb1ppp/5b2/3n4/Q7/2N3P1/PP2PPBP/R1B2RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Qe4+ Ne7 Qxb7 c6 Rd1 Qc8 Rxd7 ]

b)
Floriano Martins vs Jose Sanchez, corr., 1989
r1bq1r2/ppp1n1bk/3p2pp/4pp1n/PPP1P2N/2NP2P1/5PBP/1RBQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ exf5 Bxf5 Nxf5 if Nxf5 g4 or if gxf5 Qxh5 ]

c)
W Vermaas vs G Besemer, corr., 1989
r1b1r1k1/pp3ppp/2p5/q1nn4/2PN4/1Q4P1/PB2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa3 if Qxa3 Bxa3 ]

d)
Thomas Rachow vs Manfred Schmeling, Schleswig Holstein, 1990
r4rk1/pp1qbppp/2n1bn2/8/3NN3/3Q2P1/PP3PBP/R1BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc6 if Qxd3 Nxe7+ or if bxc6 Nxf6+ ]

e)
A Schirmer vs D Seng, Untergrombach, 1990
r4rk1/pppb1ppp/2n5/2bqp3/8/5NP1/PPQPPPBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 e4 Nxe4 if b6 Nf6+ or if Qe5 Nxc5 ]

English, Bremen System puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Comuzzi vs Ennio Contedini, Italy, 1973
r2qkb1r/pQ1n1ppp/4bn2/3pp3/8/2N2NP1/PP1PPPBP/R1B1K2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 if Qb5+ Bd7 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
P Lunsdorf vs Guenter Strenzke, corr., 1974
r1b1k2r/pppp1pp1/5q2/4P3/2P1P1n1/2N3Pp/PPQ4P/R1B2BKR b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qb6+ ]

c)
I Molero vs Andres Lootsma, Stockholm, 1980
rnbqkb1r/pp3ppp/2p2n2/4p1B1/2PpN3/3P2P1/PP2PP1P/R2QKBNR b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 if Bxd8 Bb4+ Qd2 Bxd2+ ]

d)
Roman Horejsi vs Michal Nisztuk, Decin, 1996
r2qk2r/p1p2ppp/3p1n2/1b2p3/N2nP3/5PP1/PP1P2BP/R1BQR1K1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Bd3 if Rd3 Bc2 ]

e)
Juergen Zimlich vs Juergen Wambach, Kahl, 1996
r2qkb1r/p4p1p/4bp2/1p2p3/3n4/6P1/PP1PPPBP/R1BQK1NR b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Rc8 if Be4 Bd5 ]

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