'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)
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+ ]

1d)
Aron Cohen vs W Curran

A80 Puzzles, Part II.
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+ ]

2b)
D Armstrong vs John Erickson

A80 Puzzles, Part III.
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 ]

3e)
Takisz Papagorasz vs Ervin Haag

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