'Tactics in the B80s Sicilian'



Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian Sozin 7.Be3 (ECO B89).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Bc4 Nc6 7.Be3



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)
Norbert Karker vs Claus Rupp, corr., 1971
r1r3k1/1bqnbp1p/p2pp1p1/6P1/1p1NP2Q/1PN1BR2/1PP2P1P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Nf8 Nxe6 ]

b)
Martin Schwanfelder vs J Koralewski, corr., 1978
r3k2r/3bbppp/2qppn2/pp6/3BP3/1BN5/PPP1QPPP/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Bxf6 Bd5 if exd5 exd5+ ]

c)
Mogens Moe vs Pia Cramling, Copenhagen, 1980
1rbr3k/2qnb2p/p1npB1pQ/1p4P1/4P3/2N1B3/PPP2P1P/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qa5 Nxe7 Nxe7 Bxd7 Bxd7 Bd4+ ]

d)
Jozsef Palkovi vs Raj Tischbierek, Budapest, 1986
3qk2r/pp1bb1pp/3pp3/n3pP2/4n3/1BP1B3/P1P1Q1PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ g6 fxg6 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Hans Waldmann vs Udo Wallrabenstein, Leipzig, 1986
r1b2rk1/1p2nppp/p2R1b2/4qP1Q/4P3/1B2B3/PPP2P1P/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]

1c)
Mogens Moe vs Pia Cramling

Sicilian Sozin 7.Be3 (B89) puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 7.
Aljala vs W Fronda, corr., 1989
r4bk1/1bqn1ppp/p2p4/3p1NPQ/1p1BrP2/1P4R1/1PP4P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ Kh8 Qxf7 Nf6 gxf6 ]

b)
Imad Hakki vs E Dakar, Dubai, 1989
r1bq1rk1/4bppp/p2p4/1p1Np1PQ/3BP3/1P6/1PP2P1P/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb6 if Qe8 or Qd7 Nf6+ mates ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Svein Berg vs T Hargitay, corr., 1991
1rrbnk2/p2b1ppQ/3pp3/q5P1/3BP3/1Bp4R/PPP2P1P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ if Ke7 Bf6+ or if Nxg7 Rh8+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Rani Nolsoe vs Torben Andersen, Lyngby, 1991
r1q2rk1/3bbp1p/p1npp2Q/6Pp/1p1NP3/1BN1B3/PPP2P1P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 if exf5 g6 hxg6 Qxg6+ ]

e)
Alexey Ivanov vs Luis Hoyos-Millan, Saint Martin, 1991
r1b1r1k1/1pq2ppp/p4n2/2bp1P2/3B4/1BN5/PPP1Q1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if Qc6 Nxf6+ gxf6 Qg4+ ]

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Sicilian Sozin 7.Be3 (B89) puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
b)
White mates in 7.
P Bhattacharyya vs SR Radha, Calcutta, 1994
r4rk1/3qbppp/pB1pb3/1p1Np1PQ/4P3/1P1R4/1PP2P1P/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 gxf6 Rfc8 Rxg7+ Kf8 Rg8+ ]

c)
Jacques Belanger vs William Gnam, North Bay, 1994
r2q1rk1/1p2bpnp/p2pb3/3N1pP1/8/1P2BN2/1PP1Q2P/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb6 if Qe8 or Qd7 Nf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Julia Galianina-Ryjanova vs Maria Manakova, Elista, 1997
r3r2k/1b1Rb1pp/pq2B1R1/1p2p2Q/4P3/2N5/PPP2P1P/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 if Kxg7 Qg5+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Dmitrij Ikonnikov vs Viktor Kalin, Perm, 1997
r1b1r1k1/4bpp1/p2ppB1p/q5PQ/1p2P3/1PN4R/1PP2P1P/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6 if gxh6 Rxh6 ]

f)
White mates in 5.
Petr Virostko vs Jakub Krejci, Plzen, 1997
r4r1k/1bq1bpp1/p1np2Pp/2nB1p1Q/1p2P3/2N1B1R1/PPP2P1P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh6 if Kg8 gxf7+ ]

3b)
mate in 7
P Bhattacharyya vs SR Radha

Sicilian Sozin 7.Be3 (B89) puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
H Goring vs D Arnrich, corr., 1989
r1bq1rk1/4bppp/p3p3/3n4/NpPB4/1B3P2/PP2Q1PP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 if Qd2 Qxd4+ Qxd4 Ne2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Thor Store vs Einar Hatlebakk, Norway, 1991
r1r3k1/4bppp/4p3/3p4/3BnP2/1RN4P/q1P1Q1P1/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba3+ Rxa3 Qxa3+ ]

c)
Yochanan Afek vs Alik Vydeslaver, Amsterdam, 1994
5rk1/pp3ppp/4p3/nQ1p4/6P1/KBq2P2/P1P4P/3R2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc4+ Ka4 a6 Qc5 b5+ ]

d)
Vlastimil Loucek vs Jan Michalek, Nymburk, 1997
r4rk1/1b1nbppp/2qpp3/p7/NpQRP1P1/1B2BP2/PPP4P/2K3R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 if Rxd6 Nxb3+ or if Nxc5 dxc5 Rd2 a4 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Ulrike Heymann vs Antje Fuchs, Germany, 1998
r4rk1/2q1bppp/3p4/1p1PpPP1/4n1Q1/PP2B3/2P4P/2KRN2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3 if Qxe4 Rxa3 or if Bd4 exd4 Qxe4 Rxa3 ]

4a)
H Goring vs D Arnrich

Sicilian Sozin 7.Be3 (B89) puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Kiti Grosar vs Alisa Galliamova, Halle, 2000
2r2rk1/4bppp/p1b1p3/2q1B1P1/1p3P2/1P6/1PP1Q2P/1NKR2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf3 Bd4 Bxe2 Bxc5 Bxc5 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
J Pavia Miralles vs Lluis Perpinya Rofes, Spain, 2001
r1r3k1/1bq1bppp/3ppn2/1N4P1/4PP2/P2BBQ2/1nP4P/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3+ ]

c)
Luis Mackeprang vs Ruben Szmukler, Buenos Aires, 2003
r1b2rk1/1pq1bppp/p1nppn2/8/PPBNP3/2N1B3/2P2PPP/1R1Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 ]

d)
Viresh Giasi vs Jimmy Izijk, Istanbul, 2012
r1bqkb1r/5ppp/p1pPp3/3n4/2B5/2N1B3/PPP2PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 fxe3 Qh4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Bencze Juhasz vs Andrei Obodchuk, Senta, 2014
2r3k1/pp1b2pp/1q1pN3/8/2n3Q1/8/PPP2rPP/1KBR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Na3+ Ka1 Nxc2+ Kb1 Na3+ Ka1 Rxc1+ ]

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