Here are some chess puzzles from the Evans Gambit (ECO C51).



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4



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)
White Mates in 3. Johannes Zukertort (blind) vs Bouzon, France, 1885
r1b1k2r/ppp3pp/8/nP1BP3/4P1q1/6P1/P1P4P/bNBQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf7+ if Ke7 Ba3+ ]

b)
White Mates in 2. Heinz Helms vs Oscar Tenner, New York, 1942
r1bqk2r/bppp1ppp/8/PB2N3/3n4/B7/2PPQnPP/RN2K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nxd7 if Nxe2 Nf6# ]

c)
Bill Wall vs Christopher Duncan, Dayton, 1981
r1b2r1k/ppppqBpp/3b1n2/6N1/4P3/7Q/P3nPPP/RNB2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nxh7 if Nxh7 Bg6 mates ]

d)
Black to move and win. Frank Berry vs Chuck Bradshaw, USA, 1988
r6k/ppp2Qp1/1bnp3p/3B2q1/3nP3/2N4P/P4PP1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 if f4 Qg3 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Jaromir Sulc vs J Hlozek, Svetla nad Sazavou, 1998
r3r1k1/ppp2ppp/6q1/1N6/2PP1n2/4NP1b/P2Q2PP/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 if gxh3 Re2 ]

f)
Black to move and win. Tigran Spaan vs Marc Erwich, Amsterdam, 2002
r3r1k1/pb4pp/1p3n2/2pqN3/3P4/1Q2B3/P4PPP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...c4 if Qxc4 Rxe5 ]

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