King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Allan Stig Rasmussen.
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 4.
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Valentin Raceanu, Oropesa, 1999
1q2r2k/3n2bp/2np1rp1/1p2N3/1P3P1N/1B2B2P/P4Q2/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nhxg6+ if Rxg6+ Nxg6+ or if hxg6 Qh4+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Lars Grahn, Copenhagen, 2000
8/1rr1npp1/3k2b1/1p1p2Pp/pP1P3P/P1P1N2B/3K1R2/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6+ ]

c)
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Patrik Kimari, Hallsberg, 2001
8/p4pkp/1p3N2/2p1P3/8/4r3/2KR3P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg2+ if Kf8 Rg8+ mates or if Kh6 Ng4+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Simon Pind Jessen, Copenhagen, 2002
r2q1rk1/p3bp2/2p4Q/5R2/6n1/2pB4/PPP2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg5+ ]

e)
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Mads Svendsen, Lienz, 2007
r2rn1k1/1p4bp/2p1Rp2/q2p1P2/P5P1/4B2P/2PQ2B1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxa5 Rxa5 Bb6 ]

Allan Stig Rasmussen puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Thomas Flindt, Esbjerg, 2007
4kr2/3r2q1/1B1p1b2/p2P1Q2/2R5/6P1/P1P2P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ if Qe7 Rc8+ ]

b)
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs John Rendboe, Esbjerg, 2007
2r1nrk1/1p2npp1/p2pb2p/3Np3/2P1P2q/3BP3/PPNQ2PP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe1 if Qxe1 Nxe7+ or if Qg5 h4 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Stellan Brynell, Ballerup, 2008
7n/2p3k1/4BNP1/2p1P1Qp/p7/P4b1P/1P2q1PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ Kf8 g7+ ]

d)
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Cegmed Batchuluun, Beijing, 2008
r4rk1/4qppp/8/1p1pnP2/p2B4/3P4/PP1Q3P/1K1R1R2 w - - 1 0
[ f6 if gxf6 Qh6 Ra6 Bxe5 or if Qd6 Rf5 Rfe8 Bxe5 Rxe5 Qg5 ]

e)
Allan Stig Rasmussen vs Kalle Kiik, Tromsoe, 2009
3Qqk2/p7/np2p1p1/3pPpB1/P2P4/2r5/5PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6+ if Kg7 Qf6+ mates ]


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