'Dutch Defense' by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the Dutch (ECO A92).



1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 O-O


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)
Efim Geller vs Paul Mueller, Helsinki, 1952
r1b2r1k/pp1nb1pp/2p1pn2/3p1p1q/2PP4/3N1NP1/PPQ1PPBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4 if Qe8 Nxe6 Bd6 Nxf8 or if Qf7 Ng5 Qg8 Ngxe6 ]

b)
Glenn Flear vs Rafael Klein, Guernsey, 1990
1r1r2k1/pp4pp/2pqbn2/P3Np2/1Q1P1P2/6P1/4P1BP/RR4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6 Rxd6 Nxc6 ]

c)
David Garcia Garrido vs Carlos Gil Fresno, Oropesa, 2001
rnb1r1k1/pp4p1/2pb1q1p/8/4Pp2/2N2NP1/PP3PBP/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 Bxe5 Nxe5 Rxe5 Rxe5 Qxe5 Qd8+ Kh7 Qxc8 ]

d)
Frank Erwich vs Kachun Lui, Hengelo, 2001
r1b4k/pp3q1p/2pP1n1r/5p2/2N2P2/4P2P/P5BK/R2Q2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 if Ng4+ Qxg4 or if Qf8 d7 or if Qg7 Bd5 ]

e)
Fernando Offermann vs Bodo Wallmann, Berlin, 2003
r1bq1rk1/p2n2pp/1p2pb2/3p1p2/3Pn3/3N1NP1/PPQ1PPBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc6 if Rb8 Qxe6+ Kh8 Qxd5 ]

1c)
David Garcia Garrido vs Carlos Gil Fresno

Dutch (A92) puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sergio Garza Marco vs Alejandro Fumado Mendoza, Sevilla, 2004
rn3rk1/pp1q2pp/2p1p3/3p1pb1/2PP4/1P1N1PP1/P1Q2PBP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc5 Qe7 Nxe6 Rc8 Qxf5 Bd2 Ng5 ]

b)
Imre Balog vs Dirk Van Dooren, Germany, 2017
r1b2rk1/pp2q2p/n1ppP1p1/N1nB1p2/2PQ4/4B1P1/P3PP1P/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 Qxg5 e7+ if cxd5 Qh8+ or if Be6 exf8/Q+ ]

c)
Marcin Nowakowski vs Magdalena Kludacz, Torun, 1991
r1b2rk1/pp4pp/2pb2q1/3p4/1P1Pp1n1/P1N1PPP1/4Q1BP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxh2 if f4 Nxf1 Qxf1 Qxg3 or if Kxh2 Qxg3+ mates ]

d)
Robert Porod vs Sergey Galdunts, Recklinghausen, 1999
6k1/pp1q1rp1/2p1n2p/4Bb2/3PB3/4Q1P1/PP5P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe4 Qxe4 Ng5 Qe3 Nf3+ ]

e)
Frank Riebert vs Rainer Witkowski, Germany, 2000
r5k1/pp4pp/2p4r/3pP3/1P1QpP2/2N1PbPq/P4R1P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ if Kf1 Rxh2 ]

2a)
Sergio Garza Marco vs Alejandro Fumado Mendoza

Dutch (A92) puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Andres Tabares Delgado vs Mateo Jaramillo, Manizales, 2010
r1b4k/pp1n2pp/2p5/3p1p2/3P4/2N1qPbr/PP2P1K1/R1BQRN2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ Kxg3 Qg1+ Kf4 Rh4+ ]

b)
Luis Paulo Supi vs Pedro De Rossi, Barrinha, 2011
r4rk1/pp1bb1pp/2p1p3/3p4/1nPPP3/BPQ3P1/P2Nq1BP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 if Bxe7 Qe3+ Kh1 Nf2+ Rxf2 Qxc3 or if Bb2 Bb4 ]

c)
Black mates in 7.
Alejandro Martinez Torre vs Joep Peeters, Barcelona, 2013
r4rk1/ppb3pp/2p2n1q/2Ppp3/1P1Pp3/4P1Pb/PB2NPB1/R2QRK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ Kxg2 Ng4 Rh1 Rxf2+ Kg1 Rh2 ]

d)
Nikola Zivkovic vs Ivan Mitic, Zajecar, 2013
5rk1/pp1b2pp/1q1b4/3P4/4N1n1/6P1/PPQ3BP/R1B4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5 if Qb3 Bxe4 Bxe4 Qf2 or if Qe2 Re8 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Martin Fuerst vs Remo Schoenbaechler, Zuerich, 2013
r1b3k1/pp4pp/2p1q2r/2bpP3/5P2/1Q2PBP1/PP5P/R1B3RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ ]

3c)
mate in 7
Alejandro Martinez Torre vs Joep Peeters

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