'Tactics in the B80s Sicilian'



Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack (ECO B86).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Bc4



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)
R Rothgen vs U Wagner, corr., 1974
4k2r/1b2b2p/p1q1pppB/2p5/Pr2NP2/8/1PP1Q1PP/3RR2K w k - 0 1
[ Nd6+ Kd8 Nxb7+ or if Bxd6 Qxe6+ Kd8 Rxd6+ ]

b)
H Hassler vs Christoph Breitenbach, Bayern, 1987
r1b2rk1/1pq1bpp1/p1np1n2/4pPp1/4P3/1BN1B2R/PPP3PP/R2Q2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Nxd5 Qh5 mates or if Qd8 Nxf6+ ]

c)
Dieter Wallner vs Gerald Hecht, St Veit, 1998
r1bqk2r/4bppp/p2ppn2/1pn3B1/3NP3/1BN2Q2/PPP2PPP/R4RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nc6 Qd7 Nxe7 Qxe7 e5 ]

d)
Nikola Ciganovic vs Tomislav Drmic, Pula, 2000
r6r/1bq1bk1p/p2p1n2/1pn2N2/4P1P1/P1N1BP2/1PP4P/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ g5 if Nd7 Nd5 Bxd5 Qxd5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Nase Lungu vs Devarajen Chinasamy, Bled, 2002
r1b4r/1p2kpp1/p3p3/4P2n/2qN4/2N5/PPPQ3P/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ exf5 Qd6+ Ke8 Qd8# ]

1c)
Dieter Wallner vs Gerald Hecht

B86 Puzzles, Part II.
Black to move and win.
a)
Sandro Trindade vs Cicero Braga, Curitiba, 1983
2r1k2r/1pq1bppp/p7/3BpP2/1P1p2P1/5P2/P1PQ1B2/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 ]

b)
Bernd Voekler vs Andrei Lukin, Katowice, 1991
r3r1k1/1p3ppp/p2q1n2/8/3p1P2/1PNQ3P/1PP3P1/4RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1 if Rxe1 Qb4 ]

c)
Gary Lazar vs James Butler, California, 1993
3r1rk1/1bq1bppp/p4n2/3ppPB1/8/1BN4R/PPPQ2PP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 if Nd1 Ne4 ]

d)
Aleksander Lukasiewicz vs Aleksandra Zmarzly, Wroclaw, 2007
r3kb1r/1q3ppp/p3p3/1pnnP3/3NN3/8/PPP3PP/R1BQR1K1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 Rxe4 Nc3 ]

e)
Andrey Makushkin vs Ilja Prihodko, Kineshma, 2011
r1br2k1/2q1bppp/ppn2n2/3p4/P4P2/1NN1B3/1PP1BQPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 Nxd4 Nxd4 Bxd4 Rxd4 Qxd4 Bc5 ]

2e)
Andrey Makushkin vs Ilja Prihodko

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