Here are some chess puzzles with overloading tactics.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Creating a majority advantage and winning.
Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Natalia Zhukova vs Thomas Paehtz, Gibraltar, 2016
8/Q1q1r1k1/1r1pP2p/6p1/2P2p1P/1P3bP1/P2R1P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc7 Rxc7 e7 ]

b)
Bryan Smith vs Oladapo Adu, Philadelphia, 2002
2r5/p1P1b1kp/1pRr4/1Q1pp1p1/8/4B1Pq/PP2PP2/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 Rdc1 Rxc7 ]

c)
Oladapo Adu vs Mike Lucente, Philadelphia, 2011
r2q1r2/pp6/4kbR1/2P2p1Q/4p3/2P1P2P/PP3P2/R3K3 w Q - 1 0
[ Rd1 Qe8 Rd6+ Ke7 Qh6 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Zoltan Varga vs Yi Xu, Leanyfalu, 2019
5bk1/pq5r/5P2/2p3NQ/8/1PB2P2/P5K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qg6+ if 1...Bg7 2.f7+ Kf8 3.Qd6+ or if 1...Rg7 2.fxg7 Qxg7 3.Qe6+ ]

e)
Anton Guijarro vs Pablo Cruz Lledo, Linares, 2010
2r2r2/5kpp/pp2pn2/7P/PQ2q3/7B/1PP2P2/1K1R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ if Kg7 R1xg7+ ]

Overloading tactics posted (7/15/20)
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anton Guijarro vs Fernando Sanchez Aller, Linares, 2013
3rr1k1/p1R2pbp/1p4p1/3b4/3Pp3/BP2N1Q1/P3qPPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be7 ]

b)
Manuel Diaz Begonte vs Anton Guijarro, Madrid, 2006
r1b1kb1r/ppqp1ppp/2n1p3/8/2B1P1n1/2N2N1P/PP2QPP1/R1B2RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 Qd3 Nxf3+ Qxf3 Qh2# ]

c)
Manuel Diaz Begonte vs Anton Guijarro, Madrid, 2006
r1b1kb1r/ppqp1ppp/2n1p3/8/2B1P1n1/2N2N1P/PP2QPP1/R1B2RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 Qd3 Nxf3+ Qxf3 Qh2# ]

d)
Ivan Aranda Perez vs Anton Guijarro, Parla, 2008
r4rk1/pp3ppp/1b3q2/4n3/3N2b1/P3BNP1/1P2QPKP/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 ]

e)
Ian Rogers vs Bela Toth, Reggio Emilia, 1983
2r3kr/p2q1ppp/2b2b2/2Qp4/5B2/1N4P1/PP3P1P/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Na5 if Bb7 Qd6 Qxd6 Bxd6 ]


Overloading tactics posted (7/4/20)
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Maxim Rodshtein vs Bassem Amin, Brest, 2019
5r1k/p3R2p/5p2/3npB2/8/1P4P1/3r3P/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxh7+ Kg8 2.Rd7 Kh8 3.Be6 ]

b)
Timur Gareev vs Talyb Babaev, Nakhichevan, 2019
r4rk1/pp1b1pb1/n2p2pq/3Pp3/1P2N3/3B1PP1/P2Q3P/1R2K1NR w K - 1 0
[ 1.Nf6+ Kh8 2.Qxh6+ Bxh6 3.Nxd7 ]

c)
Pia Cramling vs Ana Matnadze, Antalya, 2019
r1bq1rk1/pp2ppbp/2np2p1/8/2PNP1n1/2N1B3/PP2BPPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxg4 Bxg4 2.Nxc6 Bxd1 3.Nxd8 Bg4 4.Nxb7 ]

d)
Zhongyi Tan vs Irina Bulmaga, Kazan, 2013
5rk1/pqr2ppp/1pn2b2/3B4/8/5N2/PP2QPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc1 if Qc8 Qc2 or if Rfc8 Qe8+ ]

e)
Hua Ni vs Erik Pinter, Oropesa, 2000
5Q2/7k/1p2b1r1/2p1b1qN/2P1B1pp/7P/8/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Qxf6 if Bf5 Qxf5 ]

Overloading tactics posted (6/4/20)
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hua Ni vs Vadim Malakhatko, Gibraltar, 2008
r5k1/pp2R3/2pB1nb1/3p1q1p/3P1Q2/2P4P/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 Bf7 Be6 ]

b)
Fjorn Ochsner vs Hua Ni, Helsingor, 8/3/2011
1k3r2/p5p1/1pb5/2p1b1P1/4N3/1P1P2P1/P3KB1r/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2 if Rdf1 Bxe4 dxe4 Bd4 ]

c)
Istvan Csom vs Zoltan Ribli, Hungary, 1969
r3r1k1/3q1pbp/p2P2p1/1p6/2p5/2P2Q2/P4PPP/3RRNK1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7 if Rxe7 dxe7 Qe8 Qxa8 ]

d)
Istvan Csom vs Borislav Ivkov, Ljubljana/Portoroz, 1973
5r1k/4Q1bp/6p1/5p2/4p3/1B4P1/Pq3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 if Qf6 Qxf6 Bxf6 Rxf8+ ]

e)
Andre Lombard vs Istvan Csom, Athens, 1969
3r2k1/2q2ppp/p3p1b1/3rR3/1p1N1Q1P/1P4B1/1PPR2P1/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 ]

Overloading tactics posted (6/4/20)
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Csaba Berczes vs Istvan Csom, Hungary, 2010
6kN/p1pp2p1/1p6/2bP4/2PP4/2B3P1/PP1Qq1rP/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kg1 Bxd4+ ]

b)
S Yogit vs Deepan Chakkravarthy, Al-Ain, 2015
6k1/2rp2pp/p1b1p3/5r2/1P2Nn2/3BR3/PP3PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 if Rxd3 Bxe4 ]

c)
Olga Girya vs Irina Korchenkova, Dagomys, 2008
4b1k1/4rppp/rp1q4/3Bn3/2PQ4/P4RP1/4P2P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Nxf7 Qxd6 if Nxd6 Rf8# ]

d)
Vladislav Kudris vs Olga Girya, Vladimir, 2006
3r1rk1/pp3pbp/6p1/5q2/2Q5/2P3P1/P2B1PKP/3R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc2 if Qf4 Rd7 ]

e)
Olga Girya vs Jaqueline Bosch, Baku (w), 2016
r2qr1k1/1b2b2p/n2p1ppP/p1pP4/1p2NB2/1P4P1/PQ2PPB1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd6 Bxd6 Nxf6+ Kf7 Nxe8 Kxe8 Qh8+ ]

Overloading tactics posted (5/28/20)
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Gawain Jones vs Ivan Cheparinov, Hengshui, 2019
R1nk3r/6pp/4Pp2/1BBp4/8/1p4K1/2b2PPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bd6 if 1...Re8 2.Bd7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Vladimir Malakhov vs Igor Efimov, Brest, 2019
4rrk1/pbqn1p1p/1p1b2p1/2pp2N1/2P4P/1P4P1/PB2QP2/1B1R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh5 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Sean Hawkins vs Bobby Cheng, Ballarat, 2019
5rk1/1p6/p2p3b/3Pp3/1P2P3/P3Nrpb/8/2R1R1KN b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bxe3+ 2.Nf2 Rxf2 3.Rxe3 Rf1+ ]

d)
Alexander Donchenko vs Johannes Haug, Stockholm, 2019
4r3/3R1pk1/6p1/p1R1b2p/P7/4B1PP/1r3PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxe5 Rxe5 2.Bd4 Rbe2 3.Re7 R2e4 4.Bxe5+ Kf8 5.f3 ]

e)
Mikhail Antipov vs Dmitry Svetushkin, Nethanya, 2019
5r1k/2q3pp/4p1r1/p1p1P3/PpR1Qb2/6N1/1P3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qf3 if 1...Qxe5 2.Rxf4 ]


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