'Dutch Defense' by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the Dutch (ECo A86).



1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3


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)
H Vehreschild vs Alfons Gudat, corr., 1977
rn3rk1/pq2b1pp/3p4/3ppb2/Q1P1N3/4P1P1/PP4BP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd6 if Bxd6 Bxd5+ or if Qd7 Nxf5 Qxa4 Ne7+ mates ]

b)
Ivan Hausner vs Christoph Renner, Augsburg, 1987
r4rk1/pp2q1bp/n1pp1np1/5p2/2P2B2/1QN3P1/PP2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd6 if Qxd6 c5+ ]

c)
Konstantinos Nikolaidis vs E Kaloskambi, Creta, 1996
1r1q1rk1/2p3bp/1p1p2p1/pP3p2/4nN2/PP4P1/1B1QPP1P/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ if Rf7 Bxg7 Kxg7 Ne6+ or if Kh8 Bxg7+ ]

d)
Jeronimo Hawellek vs Bernhard Juergens, Hamburg, 2007
r5k1/pp1b2b1/2p1nqN1/3p1r2/2n5/2NQ2P1/PP3PB1/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf5 if Qxf5 Ne7+ ]

e)
Pawel Jarmula vs Maciej Kaczkowski, Ursus, 2008
r3qrk1/p1pbp1bp/1pnp1np1/4Np2/2PP4/1QN1P1P1/PP3PBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd7 Qxd7 Qb5 Nxd4 Qxd7 Nxd7 Bxa8 ]

1e)
Pawel Jarmula vs Maciej Kaczkowski

Dutch (A86) puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Lajos Portisch vs August Menvielle Lacourrelle, Las Palmas, 1972
r1b3k1/ppR4p/3p1Bp1/3P2N1/2P5/1PQ2pP1/P3qP1P/4rBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe1 if Qxe1 Rxh7 ]

b)
Stan Van Gisbergen vs Ad Kleijberg, Netherlands, 1992
5r2/1pq1prkp/p2p2p1/2pP1b2/2P1QN1P/4R1P1/PP3P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf5 gxf5 Ne6+ ]

c)
Olga Son vs Sebastien Janas, Gurzuf, 1999
r4r2/ppp1N1bk/3pn2p/5b2/2P2B2/6P1/PP4BP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf5 Rxf5 Be4 Raf8 g4 ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Max Scherer vs Frank Waligora, Germany, 2000
1rb2r1k/ppR4p/3p2p1/3B4/2Pb1p2/1PR3P1/1B3P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re3 if fxe3 Bxd4+ or if Bxb2 Ree7 ]

e)
Eva Jiretorn vs Ilze Rubene, Skelleftea, 2000
4r1k1/pppr1b2/3pqb1p/3N2p1/2P1p3/1P4P1/P2QPPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh3 Qxh3 Nxf6+ Kg7 Nxe8+ ]

2e)
Eva Jiretorn vs Ilze Rubene

Dutch (A86) puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Sahajasri Cholleti vs Khule Sangeet, Nagpur, 2008
r5k1/1b1n2bp/qpQ2np1/p2p1pN1/3P1B1P/6PB/PP2PP2/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kh8 Nf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Qg8+ ]

b)
Sabino Quagliarella vs Joerg Riekenbrauk, Milan, 2009
r5k1/ppn1prbp/3qb1p1/3N1pB1/1P2P3/5PP1/P5BP/1R1Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe7+ ]

c)
Manuel Latorre vs Ariel Recalde, Asuncion, 2010
2br1rk1/ppq3pp/2pb1n2/4Bp2/1PP1p3/PN4P1/1Q2PPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 Rxd6 c5 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Vojtech Rahl vs Peter Adamko, Slovakia, 2017
1r1qr2k/4b1pp/2Bp4/p1nQ4/2P2P2/2N4R/PP3P1P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Bd5+ ]

e)
Viacheslav Ragozin vs Anatoly Lutikov, Leningrad, 1955
r1bq1rk1/1p4bp/2pp4/p5N1/2n2nP1/5P1N/PP1B2BP/1R1Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd2 Qxd2 Bh6 ]

3e)
Viacheslav Ragozin vs Anatoly Lutikov

Dutch (A86) puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
R Toralf vs Laszlo Krizsany, Budapest, 1992
1r3rk1/pp2p1bp/3pP1p1/1qpP4/3nQPP1/1P5N/P6P/1RB2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kh1 Nc3 ]

b)
Harri Hytonen vs Risto Eskola, Helsinki, 1993
2r2rk1/pp4bp/n5p1/3p4/3q4/1Q1N2P1/PP3P1P/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 if Be3 Nxb3 Bxd4 Nxd4 or if Nxc5 Qxf2+ mates ]

c)
Stefan Burger vs Klaus Diehl, Darmstadt, 1995
rn1r2k1/pp4bp/2p1b1p1/5p2/1NP1p1n1/1PN3P1/PB2PPBP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 Rab1 Rxb2 Rxb2 Bxc3 ]

d)
Ketino Kachiani-G vs Romuald Mainka, St. Ingbert, 1996
2br2k1/4rn1p/2pp1q1b/8/1PPQ1N2/6P1/P4PBP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ if Bf1 Qxd4 ]

4d)
Ketino Kachiani-G vs Romuald Mainka

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