'"Ruy Lopez: C60-69" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense (ECO C63).



1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 f5



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)
Alfred Brinckmann vs Georg Kieninger, Ludwigshafen, 1932
r1bqk2r/pppp3p/2n5/1B4p1/1b1Pp3/2P5/PP3PPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Qh5+ Kf8 Bxg5 if Qe8 Qh6+ Kg8 Bc4+ ]

b)
Johann Grabowski vs Walter Wittmann, corr., 1978
2k2b1r/ppp3pp/4b3/q1prN3/4p3/P3B1PP/1PP1QP2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 Bxd5 Qg4+ Kb8 Nd7+ if Ka8 Nf6 ]

c)
Veikko Nieminen vs Reino Kotka, corr., 1982
r1bqkb1r/pppp3p/5np1/1N2N3/4p3/8/PPPPQPPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc4 if d5 Nxc7+ Ke7 Qc5+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Manfred Dressler vs Jorg Vollbrecht, corr., 1989
r1bqkb1r/ppppn3/7p/1B4p1/3pN2B/8/PPP2PPP/R2QK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Qh5+ Ng6 Qxg6+ Ke7 Nxg5 Bg7 Nh7+ ]

e)
Borislav Atanasov vs Tsvetanov, URS, 1990
r1bqk1nr/pp4pp/3pP3/1p3Pb1/8/8/PPP2PPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Qh5+ g6 fxg6 Kf8 Bxg5 hxg6 e7+ ]

1b)
Johann Grabowski vs Walter Wittmann

C63 puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jelle Van Eijk vs S Ricciardi, corr., 1991
r1b1kbnr/ppp3pp/2N5/1B6/4p3/8/PPPPQPqP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Qh5+ g6 Qe5+ Ne7 Nxe7+ Kd8 Rf1 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Bas Van Gaalen vs Josef Boey, Gent, 1992
r1q1kb1r/2pb2pp/p2p4/1p1Qp1N1/4P3/1n6/PPP2PPP/R1B2RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kd8 Ne6+ Bxe6 Bg5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Igors Rausis vs Annett Wagner-Michel, Ticino, 1993
r3k2r/ppp1q1pp/2pb1B2/8/3pN3/5b2/PPP1QPPP/R4RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Nxd6+ ]

d)
Juan Jose Converset vs Juan Pablo Hobaica, Buenos Aires, 1994
r1bqkbnr/pp1p2pp/2p5/8/3Qp3/8/PPP1BPPP/RNB1K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bh5+ if g6 Qxh8 or if Ke7 Qe5# ]

e)
Mario Leoncini vs N Marokutakies, Siena, 1994
r1bqkb1r/pppp2pp/5n2/1B6/3Np3/8/PPPP1PPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Ne6 Qe7 Nxc7+ ]

2b)
mate in 4
Bas Van Gaalen vs Josef Boey

C63 puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 6.
Gintautas Piesina vs Boris Nisman, Riga, 1968
1r3r1k/p1p1Q1pp/2p2n2/2q2NN1/8/b7/PPPB1PPP/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb2+ Kb1 Bc3+ Kc1 Rb1+ Kxb1 Qb6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
E Stoddard vs S Sorenson, corr., 1977
5rk1/ppp3pp/8/3pQ3/3P2b1/5rPq/PP1P1P2/R1BB1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ Kxf1 Rxf2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
K Gurtler vs F Garscha, corr., 1978
4rr1k/p1p3pp/2pb1q2/8/6Q1/7P/PPPP1PP1/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ Rxf2 Re1+ ]

d)
Theo Schleich vs Peter Ostermeyer, Germany, 1979
r4rk1/ppp3pp/3q4/3p1b2/B2b2n1/2P2N1P/PP1P1PP1/R1BQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4 if cxd4 Bxf3 or if hxg4 Bxf3 gxf3 Qg3+ mates ]

e)
Gunnar Jonsson vs Erkki Koskinen, corr., 1981
r1b3k1/ppp3pp/3q4/3p4/B2P4/3P1rP1/PP3P1n/R1BQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ fxg3 Qxg3+ Kh1 Qh3 Kg1 Bg4 Qe1 Nf3+ ]

3e)
Gunnar Jonsson vs Erkki Koskinen

C63 puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Abraham Szlern vs David Colhoun, Toowoomba, 1986
2k4r/ppp5/4bqp1/3p2Q1/6n1/2NB3P/PPP2bP1/R1B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ ]

b)
Lorenz vs Richard Roloff, California, 1986
r4rk1/ppp3pp/3q4/3p4/3bP1n1/1B3N2/PPP2PPP/R1BQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if g3 Rxg3+ mates ]

c)
Franz Stahl vs Lothar Zinn, Magdeburg, 1964
r1b2bnQ/p1p2k1p/2q3p1/3p4/4p3/6N1/PPPP1PPP/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Nf6 h4 Bg7 Qd8 Bb7 Qxa8 Bxa8 ]

d))
Visser vs Eckhard Freise, corr.,1983
r4rk1/ppp3pp/3q4/3p4/B2bb1P1/2P2N2/PP1P1PP1/R1BQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 if Qc2 Qg3+ Kg1 Be5 mates ]

4c)
Franz Stahl vs Lothar Zinn

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