'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yehuda Gruenfeld.
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)
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Andrew Soltis, Lone Pine, 1979
r5nr/1bq1pkb1/pn4pp/1p2pp2/7N/P1NQ2B1/1PP1BPPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6 if Kxg6 Bh5 Kf6 Bxe5+ ]

b)
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Vladimir Raicevic, Oberwart, 1980
rq6/1pb3pk/p1b3rp/2N1p2Q/6NP/8/PP3PP1/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 w/Ng5+ if Rxe6 Qf5+ ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Charles Partos, Biel, 1981
2R5/p2r1kb1/5pN1/5P2/r2pK3/2p5/2P5/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh7 ]

d)
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Arne Duer, Graz, 1981
8/RP2b3/4kp2/pr2p2p/4P3/2P1B3/2K5/8 w - - 0 1
[ c4 w/Bd2 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Robert Morrison, Graz, 1981
8/6p1/2N1Rb2/1pk2r1p/4R3/2P3PP/1P4K1/r7 w - - 0 1
[ Nb4 ]

Yehuda Gruenfeld Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Fred Van Der Vliet, Amsterdam, 1982
1n6/rk6/pNb2n1P/Qp3B1q/8/P7/1PP5/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Bc8+ Kc7 Nc4+ Kxc8 Rd8+ Kb7 Qb6+ Ka8 Rxb8# ]

b)
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Klaus Berg, Gausdal, 1982
5r2/pp3B1p/2p2P1k/2r4b/5K1R/P1P5/2P5/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 w/Bxh5 Kf5 & Rh1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Mark Meeres, New York, 1985
8/1p2p1kp/2rRB3/pq2n1Pp/4P3/8/PPP2Q2/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ if Kxf8 Rd8+ Kg7 Rg8# or if Kg6 Qg8# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Samuel Reshevsky, New York, 1986
8/R4R1p/4p1p1/r3p3/1b2PnkP/6P1/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf4+ exf4 f3+ Kh5 Rxh7# ]

e)
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Joseph Gallagher, Tel Aviv, 1988
1rk5/p1q5/2p1r3/2B1p2p/3b4/3Q4/P6P/1RR4K w - - 0 1
[ Rxb8+ Qxb8 (if Kxb8 Qb3+) Qf5 & Qf7+ ]

f)
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Yochanan Afek, Rishon le Zion, 1992
rbb2rk1/1p1qn1pp/p7/3nP3/2B5/4BN1P/PP3PP1/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 if Rd8 Bxe7 ]

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