'Chess Opening' series from wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of John Cochrane.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton, London, 1842
3r2k1/5p1p/4nRp1/3B4/8/3Q2P1/1qP3KP/8
[ Rxe6 ]

b)
John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton, London, 1842
1r1qnrk1/3n1ppp/5b1B/2p1pN2/p3P3/P2P1RQ1/B1P3PP/2K2R2
[ Nxg7 w/Bxg7 & Rxf7 ]

c)
John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton, London, 1842
6k1/pp1q2p1/4rPQp/6pP/2p5/8/PPp5/5RK1
[ f7+ w/Qxg7+ ]

d)
John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton, London, 1842
7k/4r2r/2pN1R2/p7/8/7P/6P1/4nRK1
[ Rf8+ w/Ne8+ or Re8 ]

e)
John Cochrane vs Howard Staunton, London, 1842
2b5/p1p4k/2p1r1pp/3pPr2/2qP1P2/R3B3/PQ5P/1R5K
[ Rc1 w/Qxb5 & Rxc7+ ]


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