'Chess Opening' series from wtharvey.com



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

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

a)
George Fontein vs Edgar Colle, Sheveningen, 1923
6k1/1p3p2/2p3r1/P1Pq1p1p/1P1brP2/3Q2RP/2R1p1P1/4B2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re3 ]

b)
Edgar Colle vs Emanuel Sapira, Brussels, 1925
r4k2/p1q2p1r/2p1P1pp/8/2N2P2/2Q1P2P/PP6/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 w/Qf6 ]

c)
George Thomas vs Edgar Colle, Baden-Baden, 1925
2rr2k1/b4p1p/6p1/1pq1p3/2p5/2P2P2/PPR1QNPP/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ if Qxf2 Rxd1+ ]

d)
Edgar Colle vs William Fairhurst, London, 1927
5r1k/R4p1p/2p2q1p/8/6Q1/1Bn5/P2r1PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Rxf7 Re8+ w/Qg8+ ]

e)
Edgar Colle vs George Thomas, Carlsbad, 1929
5rk1/p1r1qppp/bp1N4/2P5/4pP2/1P2P3/PB4PP/2RQ2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Rd8 Qg4 ]

Edgar Colle Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vera Menchik vs Edgar Colle, Carlsbad, 1929
5rk1/pp3qpp/2pb3r/3p1pQ1/3P1P2/3BP2P/PP4P1/2R1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be7 Qg3 Bh4 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Edgar Colle vs Victor Soultanbeieff, Liege, 1930
r1b1rk2/ppq3p1/2nbpp2/3pN1BQ/2PP4/7R/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 gxf6 Ng6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Savielly Tartakower vs Edgar Colle, San Remo, 1930
5rk1/pp3qpp/2pb3r/3p1pQ1/3P1P2/3BP2P/PP4P1/2R1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Ke2 Rxe3+ ]

d)
William Winter vs Edgar Colle, Scarborough, 1930
2r3k1/pb1pq1pp/1pn1p1r1/5pn1/1PPN4/P3P3/2Q2PPP/R2RBB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 if exd4 Nf3 w/Qh4 ]

e)
Gosta Stoltz vs Edgar Colle, Bled, 1931
6k1/p1pp4/bp2p1p1/2P1RrN1/2P4P/3Q4/PP3pq1/1K3R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4 if Qxc4 Rxe5 Qd3 Qxf1+ ]

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