Tactics in the English



Here are some chess puzzles from the English, Mikenas-Carls (ECO A18).



1.c4 Nf6 2.Nc3 e6 3.e4


Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

a)
Daniel Andersen vs Steve Tarr, Caleta, 2014
r1b1k2r/ppp2pbp/8/4p3/2Pq4/8/PPQB1PPP/2KR1B1R w kq - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Bf6 Rxd4 Bxg5+ f4 or if Qc5 Rd8# ]

b)
Jiri Zajic vs Josef Jedlicka, Chocen, 1950
r1bqk2r/pp3p2/1nn3pp/2bpP1NQ/8/2N5/PP3PPP/RBB2RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Bxg6 fxg6 Qxg6+ Kd7 e6+ Kc7 Nb5+ Kb8 Bf4+ ]

c)
Vladimir Harasta vs Jiri Kalina, Bratislava, 1991
r1b1r1k1/ppp1bpp1/1n5p/5p2/2PP4/2PB1N2/P4PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba3 Kf8 Rxe7 Rxe7 Re1 ]

d)
Volkmar Dinstuhl vs Christian Schlingensiepen, Germany, 1996
1rbr2k1/p3npp1/1p1bpq1p/4N3/2PPB3/4B3/P3QPPP/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4 Qh4 g3 Qh3 Bg2 Qh5 Nf6+ ]

e)
Rene Deubelbeiss vs Daniel Janko, Switzerland, 2003
1r1r2k1/pb1n1pp1/1p1bpq1p/2p5/Q1PPB3/2P2N2/P4PPP/1RB1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb7 Rxb7 Qc6 ]

f)
White mates in 2.
Thomas Dohnow vs Klaus Kell, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, 2005
r4r1k/pp3p1p/4pb1p/1bpqN3/3P2Q1/2P3R1/P4PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

1d)
Volkmar Dinstuhl vs Christian Schlingensiepen

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