'Tactics in the Najdorf'



Here are some chess puzzles from the Sicilian, Najdorf (ECO B90).



1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6



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)
Robert Fischer vs Kate Sillars, Cicero, 1964
r2r4/1p2kppp/p1n1b3/b3p3/4N1P1/P3B2P/1PP2PB1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bc5+ Ke8 Nd6+ if Kf8 Nxb7+ ]

b)
A Hentati vs M Soussi, Lugano, 1968
2rr2k1/1pqbbppp/p2pp3/n2nP3/P4P2/2N1BN1P/1PP1B1P1/3RQRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Nxd5 Qxc2 Nxe7+ ]

c)
Arne Vinje-Gulbrandsen vs Rodolfo Araujo, Ybbs, 1968
r1bqkb1r/4pp1p/p1p2np1/4p3/2B5/2N5/PPP2PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Kxf7 Qxd8 ]

d)
Mauro Scacco vs Grandi, Italy, 1975
r4rk1/3bqppp/p7/1p2p3/4N3/5Q1P/PPP2P2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 Qxd7 Nf6+ if gxf6 Rg1+ mates ]

1a)
Robert Fischer vs Kate Sillars

B90 Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Deen Hergott vs Carlos Alejandro Martinez, Copenhagen, 1982
2r2r1k/1p2b1pp/p1np1n2/4p3/P1B1P1q1/2N1B3/1PP1Q1PP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 if Qxe2 Rxf8+ ]

b)
Konstantin Aseev vs Alvis Vitolins, Borzhomi, 1984
r1b1k3/3n1pb1/3pp3/q3P3/pp1NPQpB/8/1PP3P1/R3KB2 w Qq - 0 1
[ Qg5 if Kf8 or Bf8 Rxa4 Qxa4 Qd8# ]

c)
Jens Kristiansen vs Daniel King, Copenhagen, 1984
r3r1k1/1q2bppp/p2p1n2/2nP4/8/P3B1N1/2P1BQPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 if dxc5 d6 Bd8 Bf3 Ne4 Bxe4 Rxe4 Qxe4 Qxf7+ mates ]

d)
Ralf Lau vs Jean-Pierre Boudre, Bad Lauterberg, 1986
2r2nkr/1bq1b1p1/pp2p3/3p2N1/P3P1Q1/2N1B3/1PP4P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ if Kxf8 Nxe6+ or if Bxf8 Qxe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 8.
P Knick vs H Fuchs, Germany, 1988
r1b1kr2/1p2bpQp/4p3/8/p5P1/1N1RBP2/qPP4P/2KR4 w q - 0 1
[ Bc5 if Bxc5 Rd8+ or if Bd7 Bxe7 Kxe7 Rxd7+ ]

2c)
Jens Kristiansen vs Daniel King

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