King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the 2012 Asian Team CH.
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)
White mates in 2.
Alavimoghaddam Seyedjavad vs Ting-Hao Wang, Zaozhuang, 2012
2kr4/pp1n1pp1/2p1pn2/6p1/2Bq4/2R2QB1/PPP2PPP/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Irine Kharisma Sukandar vs Le Thao Nguyen Pham, Zaozhuang, 2012
6k1/1p4p1/pq2p2p/4r1p1/5n2/P1N3P1/1PQR3P/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Yu Wang vs Warda Aulia Medina, Zaozhuang, 2012
3k4/4r3/3q2pQ/3p1b1p/1p1B3P/1P3P2/P5P1/K1R5 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ if Re8 Qxd6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Bich Ngoc Pham vs Uuganbayar Lkhamsuren, Zaozhuang, 2012
3kr3/pR2bpp1/7p/1Qp4P/6P1/r3P2R/P2q2B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Kc7 Qc6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Atousa Pourkashiyan vs Fliura Khasanova, Zaozhuang, 2012
1rk2r2/4q3/pR4Q1/1p2p3/7p/P6P/1PP3P1/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qc6+ ]

Puzzles from the 2012 Asian Team CH, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Mary Ann Gomes vs Qi Guo, Zaozhuang, 2012
3r2k1/1p2Rpp1/5n2/2pB1Q2/p1P2P1p/P1q3PP/1r6/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Rxe8 Rxe8+ Nxe8 Qxf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Qian Huang vs Aa Citra Dewi, Zaozhuang, 2012
3rr1k1/1q5p/1p1PR2P/p4Q2/8/1P4P1/P6K/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ if Kh8 Qe5+ Kg8 Rxe8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Muhammad Luthfi Ali vs David Garceran Nieuwenburg, Zaozhuang, 2012
8/5p1Q/3kP1r1/p2b1Pq1/2p3P1/2P4P/2P1N2K/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3 if Qh4 Qxe2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Rudin Hamdani vs Weiming Goh, Zaozhuang, 2012
8/1p1b2k1/pb3p1p/3q4/1P1N2p1/2Q5/P2R1PPK/4r3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe5+ Qg3 Qh5+ Qh3 Bc7+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Adrian Cronan vs Omar Abdulla, Zaozhuang, 2012
6k1/5p2/1q1p3Q/pp2n3/3pPRP1/P2P4/BPr3P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Nxf7 Qg6+ Kh8 Rxf7 ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



Puzzles from the 2012 Asian Team CH, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Yi Ren Xiao vs Bayarmaa Bayarjargal Bayarmaa, Zaozhuang, 2012
1r1q3k/5p1p/3p1Pp1/2pN4/1p2PP2/7R/rP5P/4QRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh4+ Kg8 Qh6 Qf8 Ne7+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Tingjie Lei vs Li-Jin Jeslin Tay, Zaozhuang, 2012
1r2r1k1/4q1bp/6p1/3RN3/1pQ5/2B4P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Kh8 Nf7+ Kg8 Rxe7 bxc3 Rexe8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 7.
Le Thao Nguyen Pham va Atousa Pourkashiyan, Zaozhuang, 2012
1k2r3/ppb3pp/1q2r1b1/8/2p5/1PPp1PPR/P2Q1NP1/2RB1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Qxe1 Rxe1+ Kxe1 Qe3+ Kf1 Bb6 ]

d)
Bathuyag Mongontuul vs Irine Kharisma Sukandar, Zaozhuang, 2012
r5k1/1b3p1p/4P1pB/1pb5/3r4/6qP/BP3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ exf7+ Kh8 Re8+ Bf8 fxg3 ]

e)
Bich Ngoc Pham vs Pour Shayesteh Ghader, Zaozhuang, 2012
4r2k/2p3pp/pp1b1p2/3n4/3Pr1q1/PP1Q1NP1/1B3P1P/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 if fxe5 Rxe4 Qg6 dxe5 ]

Puzzles from the 2012 Asian Team CH, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Mary Ann Gomes vs Uuganbayar Lkhamsuren, Zaozhuang, 2012
1rb1r1k1/1p3ppn/n3q2p/p1bNP3/P4Q1N/6P1/1B4BP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bh3 if Qxh3 Qxf7+ mates or if g5 Qf3 f5 Bxf5 ]

b)
Changhoon Kim vs Chia-Ku Yuan, Zaozhuang, 2012
2r3k1/pp3pp1/1q5p/3p4/3N2n1/1P2PBPb/PQ3P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if Qf6 Qxf6 gxf6 Ne7+ ]

c)
Weiming Goh vs Jose Camacho Collados, Zaozhuang, 2012
r4k2/p4p2/bpp3q1/4RN1p/4P2Q/3P3P/PP4r1/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qe7+ Kg8 Nh4 ]

d)
Anuar Ismagambetov vs Yang Wen, Zaozhuang, 2012
r1b2r2/7R/1qp2pk1/4p1p1/p7/8/PPPQ1PP1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qd3+ if Bf5 Rdh1 mates or if e4 Qxe4+ Bf5 Qe7 ]

e)
Monkhbat Chogdov vs Muhammad Luthfi Ali, Zaozhuang, 2012
1r6/Rpp1n2k/3pq1pp/1b6/4P3/2Q2BP1/4PP2/2B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb2 if Qf7 Rxb7 or if Qe5 Qxc7 ]

Puzzles from the 2012 Asian Team CH, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Cheuk Wai Lo vs Rudin Hamdani, Zaozhuang, 2012
3r2k1/1p3pp1/2p3n1/pPP4p/P2Br3/3R3P/5PP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 if R3d2 Rexd4 ]

b)
Yahya Saleh Ali vs INamir Mohammed Ismael, Zaozhuang, 2012
3r2k1/6pp/1b2p3/p7/5P2/PP5P/1N1pK1P1/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4 ]

c)
Adrian Cronan vs Yiping Lou, Zaozhuang, 2012
5rk1/5ppp/B3pb2/R2pN3/3Pb3/2r4P/P4PP1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra8 if Ra4 Bxe5 dxe5 Bd3 ]

d)
Zendan Ali Nasser vs Ahmed Abdulsattar Abdulwahhab, Zaozhuang, 2012
r1b1k2r/1p3ppp/p7/q1nNP3/1n3P2/8/PP1Q2PP/R1B1KB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Ncd3+ Bxd3 Nxd3+ Kf1 Qxd5 ]

e)
Mo Zhai vs Angela Khegai, Zaozhuang, 2012
8/5pkp/3b2p1/1Pp5/4b1Q1/6RP/2Pq1PBK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5 if Qh4 Qxf2 mates ]


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