Caro-Kann: 567 Puzzles

Here are some chess puzzles from the Caro-Kann, Classical (ECO B18).



1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5


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)
Gundin vs Gregoire Guerineau, France, 1946
2kr1b1r/pp1nqppb/2p4p/3pN3/3P1B1P/6N1/PPP1QPP1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc6 if bxc6 Qa6# ]

b)
White mates in 5.
R Lazar vs A Moncorge, corr., 1973
r2qr1k1/pp1nb1p1/2p2np1/6N1/3p4/3Q3R/PPP2PPP/R1B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb3+ if Nd5 Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
L Maring vs V Brattin, Lansing, 1988
r2q1r2/ppb1npk1/1np1p1p1/6N1/2PP4/7Q/PP1B1PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf6 Ne4+ Kf5 Qh3# ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Heikki Susimaa vs Aki Nokso-Koivisto, Finland, 1993
rn2qk1r/pp3pp1/2pR1b1p/7Q/2BP1B2/2P5/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 gxf6 Bd6+ Kg7 Qg4+ Kh7 Bd3+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
G Kogotkova vs Marianna Dolgova, Volgograd, 1996
r2q1rk1/pp1n1pp1/1np1p1P1/8/3P4/1BP3b1/PP1B1PP1/R2QK2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh5+ ]

1d)
mate in 6
Heikki Susimaa vs Aki Nokso-Koivisto

Caro-Kann, Classical (B18)puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Kai Bjerring vs Jose Hernando Rodrigo, Barcelona, 1996
2kr3r/pp1n1pp1/2p1pnp1/5q2/2BP4/2P2QB1/PP3PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qxc6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Krasimir Rusev vs Andrey Maznitsin, Gurzuf, 1999
r4b1r/pp1n1kpb/2p1Nn1p/1q5N/3P2QP/2P1R3/PP3PP1/R1B1K3 w Q - 1 0
[ Nd8+ if Rxd8 Qe6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Inna Janovskaja vs Karin Timme, Germany, 2003
rn2k1nr/pp4bp/2p5/4qpB1/2B4P/2P5/PP2QP2/R3K1NR w KQkq - 1 0
[ O-O-O if Qe7 Qh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Marko Srebrnic vs Peter Lendero, Slovenia, 2005
2kr3r/pp1nqpp1/2p2np1/2b5/Q4B2/2P3N1/PP2BPPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc6+ bxc6 Ba6# ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Carlos Alejandro Martinez vs Cassio Roberto Pucci, Campinas, 2008
2kr3r/pp1nq1p1/2p2np1/7p/2BP1B2/5QP1/PPP3P1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc6+ ]

2b)
mate in 3
Krasimir Rusev vs Andrey Maznitsin

Caro-Kann, Classical (B18)puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Julian Kramer vs David Wachinger, Oberhof, 2011
rn3k1r/pp2bBp1/2p3Rp/4B2Q/7q/6N1/PPP2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ Kxf7 Rf6+ Kg8 Qf7+ Kh7 Bxh6# ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Alexander Herbrig vs Clara Graf, Internet, 2012
r2q1bnr/pp1npkp1/2p4p/6p1/3P2Q1/3B2N1/PPP2PPP/R1B1K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Bg6+ if Kxg6 Qf5# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Sebastian Mesones vs Luciana Flores, Lima, 2014
r3k2r/pp3ppp/n2Qp3/8/5B2/8/Pq3PPP/3RR1K1 w kq - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ fxe6 Qxe6+ Kf8 Bd6# ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Aleksandr Esipenko vs Daniel Kolomeets, Gelendjik, 2017
r2qkb1r/p2n1p1p/4pp2/1B2Nb2/2p5/1N6/PPP2PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bxd7+ if Ke7 Nc6# ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Jorden Van Foreest vs Igor Khenkin, Riyadh, 2017
r2q1k1r/pp1nb1pb/2p1R2p/7Q/2BP3P/8/PPP2PP1/R1B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6+ ]

3a)
mate in 4
Julian Kramer vs David Wachinger

Caro-Kann, Classical (B18)puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
W Rivier vs Hans Johner, Bern, 1932
3rr1k1/1pqn1ppp/p1pbp3/8/3PQ3/2P1B1N1/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5 Qh4 f4 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
S Neal vs Anthony Santasiere, Omaha, 1949
2k4r/pp1n1pp1/2p3p1/8/7q/2P2PN1/PP4Pr/3RQRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Wilfried Krueger vs Klaus Michel, corr., 1990
2kN2nr/pp4pp/1qp1p3/4nb2/2P2B2/1P3P2/P3B1PP/R2QK1bR b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3+ gxf3 Bf2+ Kd2 Qb4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Karsten Rasmussen vs Henrik Danielsen, Denmark, 1995
r2k3r/ppqn4/2p1B3/8/3pQ3/2P5/PP3PPb/R1B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg1+ ]

e)
Alba Ventos Alfonso vs Josep Lopez Martinez, Barcelona, 2008
3rkb1r/1p3pp1/1q2pnp1/p1n5/P4B2/1BQ3N1/1PP2PPP/R3K2R b KQk - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ if cxd3 Bb4 ]

4c)
mate in 5
Wilfried Krueger vs Klaus Michel

Caro-Kann, Classical (B18)puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Carlos Wolff vs Facundo Quiroga, Villa Ballester, 2008
r2r2k1/pp2bppp/1np1p1b1/4P3/2Pq1P2/2N1B3/PP2Q1PP/2KR1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3+ bxc3 Ba3+ Qb2 Bxb2+ Kxb2 Rxd1 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Amina Matoussi vs Marwah Al Jahani, Tripoli, 2009
2k1r2r/Qp3pp1/2p2np1/4n3/1b6/8/PqPBBPPP/2R1KN1R b K - 0 1
[ ...Qxc1+ if Bd1 Nd3# ]

c)
Amina Matoussi vs Carina Eilegaard Jorgensen, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
r2qkb1r/pp1n1ppp/2p1p1b1/3n4/3P4/4BNN1/PPPQBPPP/2KR3R b kq - 0 1
[ ...Bb4 c3 Nxc3 bxc3 Ba3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Eric Schiller vs Olga Dolgova, Caleta, 2012
2kr2r1/pp3p2/4p2p/3pP3/4b2q/2P2P2/PP2N1P1/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Kxg2 Rg8+ ]

e)
Mikhail Smirnov vs Daniil Lintchevski, St. Petersburg, 2014
2kr3r/pp3pp1/2p1pnp1/3n4/2BPNb1q/2P2Q2/PP1B1PPP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 ]

5a)
Carlos Wolff vs Facundo Quiroga

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