'Tactics in the Sicilian' series

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jon Arnason. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Jon Arnason vs Han Janssen, Groningen, 1977
3n1R2/3r3p/p3p3/1p4k1/3P1N2/P7/1P4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8 if Rxd8 Nxe6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Jon Arnason vs Rudy Douven, Groningen, 1980
1b2r1k1/4P1pb/2r5/P6p/P6q/2R5/4Q1BP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Rxf8 Bd5+ ]

c)
Jon Arnason vs Yasser Seirawan, London, 1981
2rr2k1/p2R1pp1/1q2p1bp/2p5/n1P5/1N4P1/PP2QPBP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc6 if Qxc6 or Nxb2 Rxd8+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jon Arnason vs Georgi Tringov, Plovdiv, 1986
6k1/7p/p2p2pB/3N4/2p1R2P/8/2P2K2/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kf7 Re7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Jon Arnason vs Jon Vidarsson, Akureyri, 1988
6k1/2nNrp2/2p1p1pQ/3nP2p/1q6/5N1P/5PPK/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Kh7 Ng5# ]

1d)
mate in 4
Jon Arnason vs Georgi Tringov

Jon Arnason puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jon Arnason vs Jaan Ehlvest, Reykjavik, 1994
3br1k1/1p3pp1/p3b3/2BN4/P5np/1P3B2/2Pr2PP/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Bb4 if Rd4 Bc3 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Jon Arnason vs Halldor Einarsson, Reykjavik, 1994
2r5/p6p/1p3Qnk/3q3N/3P3P/B5Pb/P3PP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Kxh5 Qxh7+ ]

c)
Jon Arnason vs Hannes Stefansson, Reykjavik, 2010
5r1k/6pp/p3Q3/1p6/8/2P2p1P/1P2RP1K/1q6 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7 if Rg8 Re8 mates ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jon Arnason vs Leo Crevatin, Reykjavik, 2017
5rk1/3R1ppp/8/1p1P1Q2/8/3P4/2P3PP/1q2rR1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7 Rxf7 Rd8+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Jon Arnason vs Carlos Grushka, Rhodes, 2019
rq3kr1/2R5/4p3/p2pnbpQ/Pp1N4/4B3/1P3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6+ Bxe6 Bc5# ]

2b)
mate in 4
Jon Arnason vs Halldor Einarsson

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