'Dutch Defense' by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Var. (ECO A93).



1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.O-O d5 7.b3


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)
Manfred Heilemann vs Dieter Mehlhorn, Bad Wildbad, 1998
r1b2k2/pp4pp/2p5/6q1/3B4/1P2P1P1/P3Q2P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4 if g6 Rf1+ Bf5 e4 or if Qd5 Bxg7+ ]

b)
Sandor Porkolab vs Wolfgang Krahl, corr., 2000
r1bq1rk1/p1p3pp/1p1bpn2/3p1p2/1nPP4/1PQ2NP1/P2NPPBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ c5 bxc5 dxc5 ]

c)
Giancarlo Marcotulli vs Santiago Velasco, corr., 2000
rnbq1rk1/p5p1/1p3n1p/3p1pN1/1b6/2N3P1/P3PPBP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 hxg5 Bxg5 if a5 Bxf6 gxf6 Nxb4 or if Na6 Bxf6 ]

d)
Mladen Muse vs Baldur Schroeter, Travemunde, 2004
r1b3k1/ppp2rpp/8/3Q4/2P2P2/4P3/P5BP/q1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Rf8 Qxf8+ Kxf8 Ba3+ ]

e)
Laurent Picart vs Baudoin Gaulin, Fouesnant, 2007
2r2rk1/pp4pp/n2bbn2/3pNp2/qP1B4/P3PPP1/2R3BP/R2Q1NK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc8 Qxd1 Rxf8+ ]

1d)
Mladen Muse vs Baldur Schroeter

Dutch, Stonewall, Botvinnik Var. (A93) puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Babu Lalith vs David Gluckman, New Delhi, 2018
r3br1k/1p2q1pp/2pbp3/p2pNpnn/P1PP4/1P1N1PP1/2Q1P1BP/1RB2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 fxg4 fxg4 if Nf6 Bxg5 ]

b)
Roger Norman vs P Acton, Oxford, 1967
r1b2rk1/pp2b1pp/2p1p3/3pPp1q/2P1n3/1P3PP1/PBQNP1BP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5+ if Kh1 Nxg3# ]

c)
Eduardo J Recoulat vs Cristian Dolezal, Villa Ballester, 1996
5rk1/6pp/4pq2/p1rP1p2/4n3/PQ3NP1/4bPBP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc3 Qa2 Bxf3 dxe6 Re8 Bf1 Qxe6 ]

d)
Guido Kaspret vs Ingo Fuereder, Austria, 2004
5rk1/pp1bb1pp/4p3/2q5/2PQ2B1/1P4P1/PB5P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 if Rxf8+ Bxf8 Qxc5 Bxc5+ Kf1 Bxg4 ]

e)
Petr Pokorny vs Evgeny Gleizerov Evgeny, Brno, 2012
r2q1rk1/pbp1b1pp/1p6/5R2/3PB1n1/1P4P1/PBQ1P2P/RN4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3 Rxf8+ Qxf8 Qc1 Ng4 ]

2d)
Guido Kaspret vs Ingo Fuereder

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