The Sicilian Scheveningen: 641 Puzzles



Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical (B85).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6
5.Nc3 e6 6.Be2 a6 7.O-O Qc7 8.f4 Nc6


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)
White mates in 3.
Renato Tribuiani vs Nicola Caputi, San Benedetto del Tronto, 1989
3rnr1k/1bb2ppp/p1q1p3/1p6/3BNP1Q/3B1R2/PPP3PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Nf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
K Brown vs Juan Carlos Urbaneja, Novi Sad, 1990
rnb1rb2/2q2p1k/p3p1pP/4pP2/4P2Q/2p2N1R/PPP1B2P/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 Bxh6 Ng5+ ]

c)
Sam Kleinplatz vs Francis Tugaye, Hyeres, 1992
r3r1k1/1pqbbppp/p1n1p3/3nP3/3N4/2N1B1Q1/PPP1B1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 exd5 e6 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Damianos Kanelopoulos vs Haralambos Kalagasidis, Ikaria, 1994
r3r1k1/1p3R1p/p5p1/2b1p1B1/Pn6/6Q1/1PP1q1PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qb3 if Kh8 Bf6+ Kg8 Rg7+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Viktor Kuporosov vs Bela Badea, Wattens, 1994
r4rk1/1pqnb2p/p2p4/3P1p2/P2B1R2/5Q2/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qg4+ if fxg4 Rxg4+ or if Kf7 Qh5+ Kg8 Rg4+ fxg4 Qxg4+ ]

Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical (B85) puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Joseph Gallagher vs Robert Schweizer, Bad Zurzach, 1995
r4rk1/1p1b1pbp/p2p1Bp1/n2N1P2/1P1pP2Q/8/P1q1B1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 if Bxh6 Ne7# or if Bxf6 Nxf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Rafael Rodriguez Lopez vs Fernando Costa, Mondariz, 1995
r4rk1/1q2bp1p/p1b1p1p1/8/1p1BnP2/P2BR2Q/1PP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Zdzislaw Wyrwa vs Oldrich Dobes, Nachod, 1998
3q3r/1p1bkppp/p2Np2n/3rP3/P7/1P1B1Q2/1P4PP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Nxf7 Rxf7# ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Stefan Hirsch vs David Parr, Hastings, 2000
r3qr1k/1p4p1/p1n4p/3p3R/8/3BB2Q/PbP3PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Kg8 Bh7+ Kf7 Qf5+ Bf6 Qxd5+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Oleg Katolikov vs Evgeny Stepanov, Rybinsk, 2001
r3r1k1/1p1bbp1p/pq4p1/3nB3/5Q2/5B2/PPP3PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Kxf7 Bxd5# ]

Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical (B85) puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Manfred Kuehn vs Wolfgang Zahn, Germany, 2001
r4rk1/4bp1p/pnq1p1p1/1p2B3/5P2/P1N4R/1PP1Q1PP/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if gxh5 Rg3+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Judit Barcsi vs Balazs Teglas, Hungary, 2002
Rnkb2rr/1p1q1ppp/1B2p3/1P1p4/Q4P2/8/1PP1B1PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb8+ Kxb8 Qa7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Pavel Novacek vs Radim Vratny, Ostrava, 2005
1rb1nbk1/5ppp/3p4/1pq1rNP1/4P3/2N5/1PP2QBP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ if Kh8 Nxf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ gxh6 Qxf8# or if gxh6 Qxf7+ Kh8 Qxf8# ]

d)
White mates in 4.
David Recuero Guerra vs Mustafa Yildiz, Belfort, 2005
r6k/1b2q2p/p1n1Q1p1/1p1B4/8/4B3/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe7 if Nxe7 Bd4# or if h6 Rf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Rajko Bogdanovic vs Zeljko Simic, Sarajevo, 2014
r3r3/1pqb1pkp/p2p2pN/3pn3/7Q/4B3/PPP1B1PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if Kg8 Qf6 or if Bxf5 Bh6+ ]

Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical (B85) puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Luis Busquets vs Burt Izumikawa, California, 1992
5r1k/2q1Pppp/p1b1p3/8/8/2NBB1r1/1PP3PP/4RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ Kg1 Ba8+ hxg3 Qxg3# ]

b)
Pavel Kozak vs Robert Kudlicka, Prerov, 1994
r1br2k1/2q1b1pp/p1n1pn2/1p1p4/5P2/1NN1B3/PPP1B1PP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 Nxd4 Nxd4 if Qc1 Qxc3 or if Bxd4 Rxd4 Qxd4 Bc5 ]

c)
Manfred Mussnig vs Klaus Juergens, St. Veit, 1996
r1bbr1k1/1p3ppp/p2p1n2/q4P2/P5P1/2N1B3/1PPQB2P/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 if Qxe3 Bb6 ]

d)
Vesna Tomulic vs Snjezana Bazaj Bockai, Porec, 1998
1rb2rk1/4bppp/pB2p3/4P3/P1q1pP2/2N5/1PP2QPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb6 if Qxb6 Bc5+ ]

e)
Andras Zoltan vs Gyula Lakat, Budapest, 2002
r3kb1r/1pqb1pp1/p1n1pn1p/3P4/3N1P1B/2N4P/PPP1B1P1/R2Q1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 Qxd4 Bc5 ]

Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical (B85) puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Luis Busquets vs Burt Izumikawa, California, 1992
5r1k/2q1Pppp/p1b1p3/8/8/2NBB1r1/1PP3PP/4RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ Kg1 Ba8+ hxg3 Qxg3# ]

b)
Pavel Kozak vs Robert Kudlicka, Prerov, 1994
r1br2k1/2q1b1pp/p1n1pn2/1p1p4/5P2/1NN1B3/PPP1B1PP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 Nxd4 Nxd4 if Qc1 Qxc3 or if Bxd4 Rxd4 Qxd4 Bc5 ]

c)
Manfred Mussnig vs Klaus Juergens, St. Veit, 1996
r1bbr1k1/1p3ppp/p2p1n2/q4P2/P5P1/2N1B3/1PPQB2P/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 if Qxe3 Bb6 ]

d)
Vesna Tomulic vs Snjezana Bazaj Bockai, Porec, 1998
1rb2rk1/4bppp/pB2p3/4P3/P1q1pP2/2N5/1PP2QPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb6 if Qxb6 Bc5+ ]

e)
Andras Zoltan vs Gyula Lakat, Budapest, 2002
r3kb1r/1pqb1pp1/p1n1pn1p/3P4/3N1P1B/2N4P/PPP1B1P1/R2Q1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 Qxd4 Bc5 ]

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