Tactics in the English



Here are some chess puzzles from the English, Symmetrical (ECO A30).



1.c4 c5


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)
Nikolaus Stanec vs Jochen Wege, Aschach, 1999
rn1r1bk1/2q2ppp/pp1pp3/8/2PQN3/1P4P1/PB2PPKP/R2R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Qg4+ or if Kh8 Nxh7 Kxh7 Qe4+ ]

b)
Eugen Holzinger vs Mate Toth, Balatonalmadi, 2006
1r5r/pp1knpbp/3pn1p1/2p5/4PP2/N1PP3P/PP4B1/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f5 gxf5 exf5 ]

c)
Nikolai Pushkov vs Erling Kristiansen, Rogatska Slatina, 2012
r1qr2k1/1b2bppp/ppnppn2/8/1PPNPB2/2N3P1/P4PBP/2RQR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Nd7 Nxc6 or if exd5 cxd5 ]

d)
Jan Bakalar vs Lubica Celustkova, Senica, 2014
r1bq1rk1/3p1pbp/ppn1pnp1/8/2P1P3/2N3P1/PPN2PBP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 if Ne8 Bxc6 or if Nh5 g4 ]

e)
Javier Gandia vs Asuncion Martinez, Albacete, 2000
r1bqk1nr/pp1pppbp/6p1/8/2PB4/1P6/P3PPPP/RN1QKB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Qa5+ if Nc3 Qxc3+ Bxc3 Bxc3+ or if Bc3 Bxc3+ ]

1b)
Eugen Holzinger vs Mate Toth

English, Symmetrical (A30) puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Johan Henrikson vs Allan Stig Rasmussen, Stockholm, 2012
r1bqk1nr/pp1pppbp/2n3p1/8/2PN4/1P6/PB2PPPP/RN1QKB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 Bxd4 Qa5+ Nc3 Qxc3+ Bxc3 Bxc3+ ]

b)
Klaus Gasser vs Klaus Neumeier, Oberwart, 2012
rn1r2k1/pb2ppbp/1p4p1/2p4q/4n3/1PN1PNP1/PB1PQPBP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba6 d3 Nxc3 ]

c)
Ferdinand Unzicker vs Ulrich Rohrmueller, Germany, 2015
r1q1k2r/p3ppb1/1pnp1npp/8/2P4Q/1PN3P1/P1N1PPKP/R1B2R2 b kq - 0 1
[ ...g5 Qh3 g4 Qh4 Ne5 w/...Ng6 ]

d)
Sergio Melo vs Rafael de Carvalho, Caioba, 2016
r1br2k1/p1q1ppbp/1pp2np1/8/2PB4/1P2P1P1/P4PBP/RN1Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 Bxe5 Rxd1 Bxc7 Rxf1+ Kxf1 Ne8 ]

e)
Dragan Radakovic vs Nikola Bozovic, Mojkovac, 2016
1r3rk1/p3ppbp/3p2p1/q2P4/5B2/P1N3Pb/1P1QPP1P/R3K2R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Rxb2 ]

2a)
Johan Henrikson vs Allan Stig Rasmussen

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