King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Murray Chandler.
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.
Murray Chandler vs Ozdal Barkan, Tjentiste, 1975
1r3rk1/1qp2N1p/pnb2PpP/2p1p3/2Q1P3/bPN1B3/P1P2P2/1K4RR w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Nigel Metge vs Murray Chandler, Dunedin, 1975
5rk1/1pp1b1pp/p1n1b1q1/8/1PNPn3/P1NBP3/1BQ4p/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ if Kxh2 Qh5+ Kg2 Qh3+ or if Kg2 h1/Q+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Carsten Hoi vs Murray Chandler, Tjentiste, 1975
4b2k/p6n/5r2/2PpN3/1K4PQ/1R6/P1q4P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf4+ ]

d)
Murray Chandler vs Roger Perry, Wellington, 1978
r4rk1/1b3p1p/p2ppbp1/8/1q2PP2/2N2B2/1PP3PP/R3QR1K w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Qxb2 Rb1 or if Qxe1 Nxf6+ Kg7 Rfxe1 Kxf6 e5+ ]

e)
Kamran Shirazi vs Murray Chandler, Jakarta, 1978
4r1k1/5qb1/1p5p/8/3pN3/3Q4/P1R2PKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg6+ ]

Murray Chandler puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Herman Suradiradja vs Murray Chandler, Wellington, 1978
2r3k1/pR4b1/1p1p2p1/1B4Pn/3PQ3/P3Bn1q/1P3K1P/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ if Kf1 Ng3# or if Kxf3 Rf8+ ]

b)
Larry Kaufman vs Murray Chandler, USA, 1979
5rk1/p4p1p/R5p1/4N3/b2PQb2/4q3/P4RPP/1B4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc1+ Rf1 Be3+ Qxe3 Qxe3+ Kh1 Bb5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Murray Chandler vs Robert Gruchacz, Brighton, 1980
3rrbk1/p4pp1/1p5p/2nN3Q/6R1/1q2B1P1/1P3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kg8 Qxh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Murray Chandler vs Gisbert Jacoby, Hamburg, 1980
rq3r2/pp1R1ppp/4pk2/8/6Q1/7P/PP3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ ]

e)
Murray Chandler vs Constanz Kiffmeyer, Hamburg, 1980
8/p2kB1b1/Bp1Pp1p1/n4r1p/8/8/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc8+ ]

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Murray Chandler puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Murray Chandler vs Ralf Hess, Wiesbaden, 1981
1n3q2/p4p1Q/5p1b/2pP4/6Pk/5P2/1P1B1K1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Kg2 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Uwe Boensch vs Murray Chandler, Keszthely, 1981
4r1k1/pp4p1/1b6/1P1qPQKp/3p4/P5P1/1B3P1r/2RR1B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd8+ Kg6 Re6+ Qf6 Qe4+ ]

c)
Murray Chandler vs Harry Schussler, Germany, 1982
7r/pp3p1k/2p2rp1/8/4R3/1P1Q3P/q4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4 if Rf5 Re8 Qxf2+ Qxf2 Rxf2 Rxh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Murray Chandler vs Manuel Rivas Pastor, Minsk, 1982
2b3rk/r3bQ1p/p1qp1p2/5p2/Np2PN2/1P1R4/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rh3 Rg7 Ng6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Murray Chandler vs Klaus-Juergen Schulz, Germany, 1983
6k1/2Q5/p3n1p1/1p6/4b3/4q3/1BP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]

Murray Chandler puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hubert Schuh vs Murray Chandler, Germany, 1983
2r3k1/Q3Rppp/8/8/5P2/5N2/P1qrn2P/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1 if Qf2 Ng3+ Kg2 Nxf1 or if Qe3 Ng3+ hxg3 Rxf1+ ]

b)
Keith Arkell vs Murray Chandler, Edinburgh, 1985
r2q1rk1/1pp1ppbp/1n4p1/p2P1b2/1n6/Q1N3P1/PP2PPBP/R1BRN1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc2 if Rd2 Nc4 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Rubens Filguth vs Murray Chandler, Dubai, 1986
4r1k1/pp5p/2p3p1/2PPr3/1P4p1/PQ1P1p1q/1B3P1P/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ Rxg2 Re1+ ]

d)
Jonathan Mestel vs Murray Chandler, Southampton, 1986
2b5/5k1p/1p1bp1p1/3p2qn/8/2N2P2/1PP3PP/4QBBK b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ if hxg3 Bxg3 ]

e)
Jacek Gdanski vs Murray Chandler, Solingen, 1991
2br2k1/2q1b1pp/5p2/7P/1pNB3Q/1P6/2P3P1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if Rxe7 Qc5 Re8+ Kf7 Rxc8 Rd1+ or if Qxd4 Bc5 ]

Murray Chandler puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Murray Chandler vs Wolfgang Richter, Germany, 1992
3rn1k1/2q1rpb1/2pN2pp/1pPp4/p2P3P/P4Q2/1P1BRPP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba5 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Murray Chandler vs Josef Pribyl, Germany, 1994
r2q3r/6Q1/p3P1p1/2R2pk1/7p/7P/PP3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Murray Chandler vs Paul Littlewood, London, 1996
1r6/p5r1/5b1p/2R4n/3pk3/1P1N1N2/P4PP1/R4K2 w - - 1 0
[ Re1+ Kxd3 Re2 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Gary Quillan vs Murray Chandler, England, 1999
6k1/p6p/3B2p1/3p4/2pP4/1P1b2P1/P4QKP/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4+ ]

e)
Bogdan Lalic vs Murray Chandler, Hastings, 2000
1r2q1k1/5ppp/3Pp3/2p5/bb2PP1P/p1N3P1/P2B3K/1RQn1B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc3 Bxc3 Bxc3 if Rxb8 Qxb8 Qxc3 Qb2+ ]

Murray Chandler puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Harriet Hunt vs Murray Chandler, Millfield, 2000
5rk1/5pp1/p4B1p/5P2/4Q2P/1q1P4/pr4P1/K1R4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb1+ Rxb1 axb1/Q+ ]

b)
Murray Chandler vs Arnar Gunnarsson, Reykjavik, 2001
r2qr1k1/1b3p1p/p7/1p1B1pb1/3p4/P5Q1/1P3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ Qxe8 Qxg5+ Kf8 Bxb7 ]

c)
Murray Chandler vs Paul Broekhuijse, Sydney, 2008
2r1nrk1/1p3ppp/p3p2B/P7/b2RP3/1Nq3Q1/2P2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc3 Rxc3 Bd2 if Rxc2 Rxa4 ]


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