'Dutch Defense' by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with Qc2 (ECO A98).



1.d4 f5 2.c4 Nf6 3.g3 e6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.O-O d6 7.Nc3 Qe8 8.Qc2


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)
Jiri Blazek vs Jaroslav Eret, Czech Republic, 2005
r4rk1/pppb2pp/2np1b2/6N1/8/4B1P1/qP2QPBP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd3 Bxg5 Bd5+ ]

b)
Nikita Vitiugov vs Peter Welz, Bornholm, 2008
r2b1rk1/ppp3pp/3pb2n/3Nnp1q/1PP5/6PP/P1Q1PPB1/1RB2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4 Qe8 Nxe6 if Qxe6 Bd5 ]

c)
Raimund Lipp vs Johann Scherr, Graz, 2011
r4rk1/p3b1p1/2p1nnQp/3pp3/2P1N3/P4BPq/4PP2/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg2 if Qh5 Nxf6+ or if Nxe4 Bxh3 Rf6 Bxe6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Shah Manush vs Igor Naumkin, Novi Sad, 2019
5rk1/2R2rpp/1p4n1/p3Q3/2PBp3/1P4P1/P3qPKP/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Rxg7 Rxg7+ ]

1b)
Nikita Vitiugov vs Peter Welz

Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with Qc2 (A98) puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Herman Jennen vs Sergey Krylov, Brugge, 1978
1r3rk1/p1p3pp/4p1q1/4P3/1nPBQn2/2N3P1/PP3P2/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe4 Nxe4 Ne2+ ]

b)
Robert Parker vs Howard Hughes, England, 2003
r1b2rk1/1pp1b2p/4pn2/pN1Pp1pq/2P5/PP4P1/1BQ1P1BP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 if h3 Bc5+ ]

c)
D Bennett vs Timothy Taylor, Chicago, 2006
r5k1/ppp2rpp/3bNn2/2BP1b1q/2Q1pP2/6P1/PP4BP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe6 if dxe6 Bxc5+ ]

d)
Andrew Marley vs Toby Brookfield, Bournemouth, 2012
r4rk1/ppp1b1pp/3pP2n/4p2q/2P1N1nP/6P1/PPQBP1B1/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh4 if Bf3 Bxg3 or if gxh4 Qxh4 ]

e)
Alexey Maly vs Nadezhda Salah, Chornomorsk, 2017
r4rk1/ppp3pp/1b6/3P3q/1P1n1Bn1/5NP1/P2Q2BP/4RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf4 if h3 Rxf3 Bxf3 Qxh3+ mates or if Qxf4 Nxf3 h3 Nxe1 ]

2a)
Herman Jennen vs Sergey Krylov

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