'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Benjamin Bok.
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 2.
Benjamin Bok vs Willem Sparreboom, Haarlem, 2008
2r1b1k1/pp2q3/6pQ/2bp2N1/4p3/8/PP5P/1B2RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ ]

b)
Benjamin Bok vs Aleksandar Berelovich, Germany, 2010
4r1k1/p4ppp/1p3n2/3p4/3B4/1PP5/P1r2PPP/R3RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ Nxe8 Ke1 Nd6 Kd1 Rb2 c4 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Benjamin Bok vs Mark Bluvshtein, Wijk aan Zee, 2011
2b4k/3r2b1/1p1pr1PN/p3p1B1/Pn2P3/2N5/1PP2R2/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ if Bxf8 Rxf8+ ]

d)
Benjamin Bok vs Bart Michiels, Antwerpen, 2011
3r1k2/pR4b1/p1r4p/5Bp1/1P1p4/6P1/P5KP/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ Ke8 Bf7+ Kf8 Bb3+ Rf6 Rxf6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Benjamin Bok vs Vjacheslav Borisenko, Maribor, 2012
2rq1r1k/3nb1pp/p4pb1/1p3N2/np1pPPPN/P2P3P/B4Q2/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6+ ]

Benjamin Bok puzzles, pt. ii
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Benjamin Bok vs Leon Mons, Stroebeck, 2013
r1q2r1k/1b3ppn/p2p2np/1pp1pNB1/4P3/P1PP3Q/BP3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 gxh6 Qxh6 if Rg8 Nxd6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Benjamin Bok vs Ali Bitalzadeh, Haarlem, 2013
5rrk/5Q1n/3p3P/3P4/pqPp1P2/1P4R1/6BP/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Be4 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Benjamin Bok vs Dharma Tjiam, Belgium, 2015
1r4k1/p2n4/b1pPp1Np/8/8/1PB5/1PP3PP/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ ]

d)
Benjamin Bok vs Emil Powierski, Germany, 2017
2r2rk1/3b1pbp/1p2pnp1/3p4/Pq1B1P2/1PN1P1P1/3Q2BP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxf6 if 1...Rxc3 2.Qxc3 Qxc3 3.Bxc3 or if 1...Bxf6 2.Nxd5 Qxd2 3.Nxf6+ ]

e)
Benjamin Bok vs Ivan Saric, Khanty Mansyisk, 2019
3r1k1r/p4pb1/3R3p/qp2nNp1/2p5/5PP1/PPQ1BP2/5K1R w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qc3 if 1...Qc7 2.Rxd8+ Qxd8 3.Nxg7 Kxg7 4.Qxe5+ ]

Benjamin Bok puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Marcella Gunther vs Benjamin Bok, Hengelo, 2005
2r1r1k1/p5p1/2pb3p/3p1p2/1P2n3/P3N3/2PBRPPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd2 Rxd2 f4 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Quentin Loiseau vs Benjamin Bok, Kemer, 2007
6k1/p6p/b1Q1p1p1/5p2/1p2PP2/1P3BK1/1P2q2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Kh3 Bf1+ Bg2 Qe3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Ronald Gouma vs Benjamin Bok, Haarlem, 2008
3rk2r/p1p1b1pp/2p5/3n1R2/2p1Q2P/8/PqRN1PP1/3K4 b k - 0 1
[ ...Nc3+ Ke1 Qa1+ if Nb1 Rd1# ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Ol Van Dijk vs Benjamin Bok, Vlissingen, 2008
8/p1p4p/3b1k2/8/P3b1RP/1r6/6P1/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh3+ Kg1 Bc5+ Kf1 Bd3+ ]

e)
Roi Miedema vs Benjamin Bok, Venlo, 2009
r3brk1/pp2b1pp/q3p3/3pP3/2p5/2P1B3/PPQNB1PP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg6 ]

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Benjamin Bok puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Nika Volkov vs Benjamin Bok, Porto Carras, 2010
8/pp1b1pk1/5n2/3RQP1q/6p1/8/PPB4r/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kf2 Rxf1+ Kxf1 Qh1+ ]

b)
Christov Kleijn vs Benjamin Bok, Amsterdam, 2011
7k/2N2rb1/6p1/1p1p2Bp/3n4/8/PP2rPPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re5 if f4 Ne2+ Kh1 Nxc1 Rxc1 Rxg5 if fxg5 Bxb2 ]

c)
Sedrak Matevosian vs Benjamin Bok, Yerevan, 2014
1r4k1/2q2pbp/R1p1b1p1/8/2pP3B/2P2B2/Q4PPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf4 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
John Paul Wallace vs Benjamin Bok, Fagernes, 2014
2r1r3/5kbQ/pn1q1P2/1p4p1/6N1/P6P/1p1p1BP1/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Kxb2 Nc4+ Kb3 Qxa3# ]

e)
Christopher Rice vs Benjamin Bok, London, 2015
3r1r2/pp1q2bk/6p1/2R4p/3pPN1P/3Q1bP1/PP3B2/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf4 gxf4 Qg4+ ]

Benjamin Bok puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ilias Van Der Lende vs Benjamin Bok, Netherlands, 2016
5r1k/6p1/4Q2p/3p4/4bP1N/6P1/2n1PqBP/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne1 Ng6+ Bxg6 Qxd5 Qxe2 h3 Nxg2 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Twan Burg vs Benjamin Bok, Amsterdam, 2017
2kB3r/ppqn4/2pbp3/3p4/4p1P1/1N1B4/PPP4P/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5+ if Rf2 Qxh2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Herman Grooten vs Benjamin Bok, Eindhoven, 2019
5k2/1p4rp/p2P4/P4p2/1R3P2/7K/4n2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg4 ]


Dutch GMs

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