"King's Gambit" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Carl Carls.
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)
Schuster vs Carl Carls, Bremen, 1914
rnbqkb1r/pp2ppp1/2p5/4B3/3P4/6p1/PPP2PPP/R2QKBNR b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2 Rxh2 Qa5+ w/Qxe5+ & gxh2 ]

b)
Carl Carls vs Otto Zander, Bad Oeynhausen, 1922
r4rk1/pp1qnpp1/5b2/3Ppn1p/1B2N3/3P1RP1/PP1QN1KP/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Raf1 Rfe8 Bxe7 if Nxe7 Rxf6 ]

c)
Walter Von Holzhausen vs Carl Carls, Bremen, 1927
2r5/1p2ppkp/r2pnqp1/8/1pP1P3/1P1B2PP/PR2QP2/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 if Qg4 Nf3+ Kb2 Qxb2 Qxc8 Rxa2 Rf1 Ne1+ w/...Nxe6 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Carl Carls vs George Thomas, Hamburg, 1930
r5rk/p4pq1/bp1p3p/2pPpP2/2P1N1PQ/6RR/PP5P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ f6 ]

e)
Carl Carls vs I Denes, Munich, 1936
2r1r1k1/1b1nqp1p/pppp1npB/8/2PNP3/5P2/PP1QB1PP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 w/Nxd6 ]

f)
Carl Carls vs Karel Prucha, Prague, 1943
5rk1/pbpp1ppp/5n2/4q1B1/2nN4/2P3P1/P3PP1P/1B1Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 w/Qd3 ]

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