King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the Pirc, Classical (ECO B08).



1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Nf3



Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
White to move and win except where noted.

a)
Nilssen Moe vs E Kofoed, Norway, 1991
r1bqr1k1/pppnppbp/3p1np1/8/2BPP3/2N1BN2/PPPQ1PPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Ng5+ w/Ne6 ]

b)
Lukas Cernousek vs Bronislav Houska, Svetla nad Sazavou, 1995
r2q1rk1/3nppbp/pp1p1np1/1N4B1/3NP3/8/PPP1QPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 if Qe8 Nc7 ]

c)
Brian Wood vs Luis Batres Bianchi, Internet, 2001
rn1qr1k1/pppbppbp/3p1np1/8/3PP3/2N1BN1P/PPPQ1PP1/2KR1B1R w - - 0 1
[ e5 if Nh5 g4 ]

d)
Christian Kalla vs Leander Fink, Willingen, 2004
r1bqnrk1/pppnppbp/3p2p1/4P3/2BP4/2N2N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if fxe6 Bxe6+ Kh8 Ng5 ]

1a)
Nilssen Moe vs E Kofoed

B08 Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Laszlo Hazai vs Laszlo Sapi, Budapest, 1974
r2q1rk1/p1nnp1bp/2p1p1p1/1p2P3/5BP1/2N1Q2P/PPP1BP2/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b4 if N any Nd5 ]

b)
Simon Webb vs Harry Schussler, Copenhagen, 1977
r1br2k1/pp2ppbp/1n4p1/1B4B1/8/2N5/PPP2PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 if bxc3 Rd5 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Johannes Stavenhagen vs Gunter Cherek, corr., 1980
r4rk1/1pq1ppbp/1P1p2p1/8/4P3/1P2BQ1P/1PP1BPP1/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3 if bxc3 Bxc3 ]

d)
Marco Caressa vs Damir Kljako, Imperia, 1989
rn2r1k1/1bq2pbp/p2p4/1ppN2p1/4P3/3BBP1P/PPPQ2P1/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 exd5 Rxe3 if Qxe3 Bd4 ]

2d)
Marco Caressa vs Damir Kljako

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