'Dutch Defense' by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the Dutch (ECO A80).



1.d4 f5



Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
White to move and win except where noted.

a)
White mates in 2.
Teed vs Eugene Delmar, New York, 1896
rnbqkbn1/ppppp3/7r/6pp/3P1p2/3BP1B1/PPP2PPP/RN1QK1NR w KQq - 0 1
[ Qxh5+ ]

b)
Jens Piotraschke vs R Romanovsky, corr., 1983
r3k2r/pppq2bp/n2pNnp1/3P4/3QP3/8/PPP2P2/RNB1K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bh6 if Bxh6 Qxf6 ]

c)
Martin Pluss vs E Ruefli, Switzerland, 1987
rnbqkbr1/ppp1p2p/3p1np1/6N1/3P4/3Q3B/PPP1PP2/RNB1K2R w KQq - 0 1
[ Ne6 Bxe6 Bxe6 if Rg7 Bh6 or if Rh8 Rxh7 mates ]

d)
Throstur Thorhallsson vs Ivar Bern, Arnhem, 1987
r4rk1/ppbbn1pp/3q1n2/3pQpB1/3P1N2/P1N2P2/1PP4P/2KR1BR1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 if Rxf6 Ncxd5 Nxd5 Nxd5 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Josef Jansen vs D Appel, Haarlem, 1987
rnb1qrk1/pp4p1/2p4p/4Pp1Q/4pB1P/2N1P3/PPP2P2/2K3RR w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ ]

1d)
Throstur Thorhallsson vs Ivar Bern

A80 Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
"Chat" vs "Kempelen", Rome, 1987
rnbqkb1r/ppppp1pp/5n2/8/3P4/3Q4/PPP1PP2/RNB1KBNR w KQkq - 1 0
[ Rxh7 if Nxh7, Rxh7 or Rg8 Qg6# ]

b)
David Chong vs Georgios Kourtesis, Salonika, 1988
2r2b1r/ppNnpk2/1q2bnpp/3p1p2/3Q1B2/2P1PN2/PP3PPP/R3KB1R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qxb6 if Nxb6 Ne5+ or if axb6 Nd4 Nc5 b4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Volker Hergert vs Paquay Renaud, corr., 1988
r1q1kr2/1pp1p1bp/p1P2np1/5pB1/2Q5/2N5/PPP3PP/2KRR3 w q - 1 0
[ Rxe7+ Kxe7 Re1+ Kd8 Qd5+ ]

d)
Wolfgang Schlueter vs Hilmar Simon, Germany, 1989
1k1rr3/pp1b1nb1/2qppn1p/1N3p1P/P4NpB/1B2P3/1PP2PP1/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4 if Qc5 Bxf6 or if e5 Qxa7+ ]

e)
Anatoly Vaisser vs Andreas Mutzner, Mendrisio, 1989
rnb1kb1r/pp4pp/2p2p2/3p1p2/3P4/P1NBP3/1qP2PPP/R2QK1NR w KQkq - 1 0
[ Na4 ]

2c)
mate in 4
Volker Hergert vs Paquay Renaud

A80 Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Patrick Lebel vs Charles Hannequin, Uzes, 1989
r3kbr1/1p1b4/p2ppqpp/1B3p2/3P4/2N5/PPP2PPP/R2QR1K1 w q - 1 0
[ Nd5 Qf7 Bxd7+ Kxd7 Nb6+ ]

b)
James Thinnsen vs Malcolm Stephens, Los Angeles, 1991
r1bqr2k/pp4b1/2pp2Pp/3Qn1N1/2P1N1n1/2B5/PP3P2/R3KB1R w KQ - 1 0
[ Nf7+ if Nxf7 Bxg7+ mates or if Kg8 Nxh6+ Kf8 Qg8+ Ke7+ Qxg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
P Wronski vs S Grabinski, corr., 1991
2kr3r/Qbpp3p/3bpqp1/2pnNp2/3P3P/4P3/PP1B1PP1/R3KB1R w KQ - 1 0
[ Ba6 ]

d)
Hermann Wohrmann vs Uwe Baier, Cologne, 1993
rnb1k2r/1p4p1/p3pq1p/3p1p2/1bpP4/2N1QNP1/PPP1PPBP/2KR3R w kq - 1 0
[ Nxd5 if Qf8 Nc7+ ]

e)
Aron Cohen vs W Curran, Lyons, 1993
r1b1kbnr/pp4pp/1q2p3/3p1pB1/3Pn3/2NBPN2/PPQ2PPP/R3K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bb5+ Bd7 Bxd7+ Kxd7 Ne5+ if Ke8 Qa4+ ]

3e)
Aron Cohen vs W Curran

A80 Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ton Ellenbroek vs Michel Abbink, Purmerend, 1993
r3k2r/ppn1p2p/2ppbnpR/q4pN1/3P4/P1NBP3/1PP1QPP1/R3K3 w Qkq - 0 1
[ b4 if Qb6 Na4 ]

b)
D Armstrong vs John Erickson, London, 1994
rn1qk2r/pppb2pp/3bpn2/8/3PN3/3B4/PPP1N1PP/R1BQK2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 if Bxe4 Qh4+ ]

c)
Gonzalez Intelangelo vs Alvarado Ascanio, Las Palmas, 1995
r4rk1/pbpnb1p1/Bp1pp1qp/5p2/3Pn3/4P2P/PPPNQPPB/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 ]

d)
Harald Thallinger vs Miklos Galyas, Budapest, 1995
r1b1k1nb/pp1np3/1qp3P1/3p1pN1/3P4/2N1P3/PPP2PP1/R2QKB2 w - - 0 1
[ g7 if Bxg7 Qh5+ mates ]

e)
Georg Wurdig vs A Tachl, Balatonalmadi, 1996
rn1q4/pbppk1p1/1p2p2r/5p1p/3Pn2N/4P3/PPP1BPPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f3 if Nd6 e4 Rh7 Bg5+ ]

4b)
D Armstrong vs John Erickson

A80 Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Carl Johansson vs Ma Hernback, Gotland, 1997
rnbqkb1r/ppppp1pp/5n2/8/3P4/3Q4/PPP1PP2/RNB1KBNR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Rxh7 ]

b)
Frank Mierse vs Johannes Hess, Leipzig, 1998
r1b2r2/p2p2kp/1qp2np1/4p3/2P4Q/1P1B4/P4PPP/RN3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 Bc2 Qd4 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Johann Hainzinger vs Guenter Moser, Aschach, 1994
r1b2rk1/p5pp/2p5/2qp1pn1/2P5/4P1KP/P4PPB/R2Q1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...f4+ exf4 Ne4+ Kh4 Qe7+ ]

d)
A Arakelov vs Aleksei Morozov, corr., 1994
2b2rk1/1p2p1b1/1q5p/3P2p1/1n1PQ1P1/pP6/P3N2P/1K1RB2R b - - 0 1
[ ....Bxg4 if Qxg4 Qg6+ mates or if Bxb4 Bf5 ]

e)
Takisz Papagorasz vs Ervin Haag, Hungary, 1994
3nqr1k/ppp3pp/2bp1r2/3B1p2/7P/P1Q1PNP1/1PP2P2/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 Rxd5 Qe4 ]

5e)
Takisz Papagorasz vs Ervin Haag

A80 Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Alessio De Santis vs Adrien Leroy, Budapest, 1994
r1q2b1r/ppp2k1p/2bp1n2/5N2/3P3P/3B4/PPP1QP2/R1B1K1R1 w Q - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Bxg7 Qe7+ Kg6 Qxg7+ ]

b)
Stephane Legrand vs Jean-Pierre Le Roux, Maromme, 1994
r2q1b2/p1pk2p1/bpn1p1Q1/6P1/1npPP3/5N2/PP1N1P2/R1B1KB2 w Q - 1 0
[ d5 if exd5 Bh3+ ]

c)
Andrej Ivanovic vs Heimo Toefferl, Portoroz, 1994
rnbq1rk1/pp2b1pp/5n2/2ppp1N1/3P1BNP/3B4/PPP1QPP1/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ if gxf6 Qh5 mates or if Bxf6 Bxh7+ Kh8 Bg6 mates ]

d)
Harvey Roys vs Theodore Greiner, corr., 1994
1r3b1r/2p4p/p3pkp1/1p6/2pq2b1/6Q1/PP1NPPB1/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Ne4+ if Kf7 Qf4+ or if Kg7 Qxc7+ ]

e)
Istvan Sinka vs Sandor Gal, Eger, 1995
r3kn1r/ppq2b1p/2pb1pp1/3p4/3P1NP1/2NBPQ2/PPP2P2/2KR3R w kq - 1 0
[ Nfxd5 Bxd5 Nxd5 cxd5 Qxf6 Rg8 Bb5+ Nd7 Rxh7 Rf8 Qe6+ ]

6e)
Istvan Sinka vs Sandor Gal

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