'Tactics in the Scheveningen'



Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack (ECO B81).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.g4



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)
White mates in 4.
Milan Matulovic vs Enver Bukic, Kraljevo, 1967
r4rk1/p4pp1/7P/2pp4/3Bn3/8/qPP1QP1P/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ h7+ Kxh7 Rxg7+ ]

b)
Anders Wengholm vs Dahl, corr., 1977
2kr3r/1p1bbp2/pqnp1n1p/4p1B1/4P3/1NN5/PPPQBP2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 Nd5 ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Risto Kauranen vs Yakov Estrin, corr., 1980
4kb1r/rb1q2pp/p2pp3/1p1N2BP/2nNP1Q1/P4R2/1PP2P2/R3K3 w Q - 0 1
[ Nc7+ Qxc7 Rxf8+ if Rxf8 Qxe6+ mates or if Kxf8 Nxe6+ Kg8 Nxc7 h6 Bf6 ]

d)
White Mmates in 7.
Emil Szalanczy vs Viktor Gavrikov, Debrecen, 1988
r1b1qrk1/3nbpBp/p2p4/3p2PQ/1p2P2P/3B4/PPP2P2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bf6 Nxf6 gxf6 Bxf6 e5 h6 Rhg1+ ]

1b)
Anders Wengholm vs Dahl

B81 Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Perin vs L Devocelle, France, 1988
1k1r3r/pp3p2/3pqp1b/3Np3/2Q1P2P/5P2/PPP5/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Qc7+ Ka8 Qxd8+ Rxd8 Nc7+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Kenneth Harman vs Ray Scruton, England, 1990
rn1q1rk1/pp2b1pp/1n1p1p2/4pPPQ/8/2N1B3/PPP2P1P/R3KBR1 w Q - 0 1
[ g6 if h6 Bxh6 Qc7 Bd2 ]

c)
Ronald Young vs J Kossak, New York, 1991
r1b1k2r/1pq1bp2/p2ppn1p/6pN/2n1PPP1/2N4P/PPP3BK/R1BQ1R2 w kq - 0 1
[ Qd4 if e5 Nxf6+ Bxf6 Nd5 ]

d)
White mates in 10.
Robert Ciemniak vs Tomasz Markowski, Czestochowa, 1992
r1bq1r2/pp2bpk1/4p1p1/n2pP1P1/2nN1P2/2NBBQ2/PPP5/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg7 Qh6+ Kg8 Bxg6 fxg6 Qxg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Vladimir Dimitrov vs Irina Ionescu, Barcelona, 1993
r1bqrnk1/5p1p/p3p2Q/1pbpP1P1/8/2NB3R/PPP2P1P/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ Nxh7 g6 ]

2a)
Perin vs L Devocelle

B81 Puzzles, Part III.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Jiri Stocek vs Vladimira Muzikantova, Horni Becva, 1993
r3rnk1/1p1bbppp/p2pp3/q5PQ/2BBP3/2N3R1/PPP2P1P/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ g6 if Qxh5 gxf7+ Qxf7 Rxg7+ Qxg7 Rxg7+ Kh8 Rg3+ e5 Rg8# ]

b)
Jozsef Juhasz vs Arpad Reith, Hungary, 1996
r1bqkb1r/5p2/p1pppnp1/6B1/4P2P/2N5/PPP2P2/R2QKBR1 w Qkq - 0 1
[ e5 dxe5 Qxd8+ Kxd8 Bxf6+ ]

c)
Josip Drlje vs Slobodan Barkidzija, Zagreb, 1996
r1bqk2r/1p2bpp1/p1npp2p/2n5/3NP1PP/2N1B3/PPP1QP2/2KR1BR1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxc6 if bxc6 Bxc5 ]

d)
Peter Guempges vs Wilfried Pruess, Ruhrgebiet, 1999
r1b1k3/1p3p2/p1nQpqp1/8/4P2r/2N5/PPP2P2/R3KBR1 w Qq - 0 1
[ Nd5 Rxe4+ Be2 Qg7 Nc7# ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Phillippe Lucchetti vs Kevin Roser, Besancon, 2001
3qkb1r/R1r2pp1/3p1nP1/1p1QpN2/4P1pP/4B3/1PP2P2/4K2R w Kk - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]

3b)
Jozsef Juhasz vs Arpad Reith

Back to the Index