King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Stuart Conquest.
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)
Stuart Conquest vs Guenter Moser, Embalse, 1981
r1b1k2r/1p1n1ppp/pq1bpn2/4N3/2BP1P2/P1N5/1P2Q1PP/R1B1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Qxe6+ Kg6 f5+ Kh5 Qe3 mates ]

b)
Stuart Conquest vs Ahmed Saeed, Embalse, 1981
4r1k1/5p1p/b5p1/3Pb3/8/1R3N1P/Q2B2PK/5q2 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Rxe5 Rb8+ Kg7 Bc3 ]

c)
White Mates in 4.
Stuart Conquest vs V Gostkhorhevich, New York, 1984
6r1/p1q2p1k/2b1pPpp/2PpP3/3R2P1/7R/PP2Q2P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ ]

d)
Stuart Conquest vs D R Lewis, Edinburgh, 1985
r6b/pp2pk1p/2n1qp2/3p4/2pPnBPN/2P1P3/PPQN1P2/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ f3 Ng5 Bxg5 fxg5 Qxh7+ Bg7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qxg5 ]

e)
Stuart Conquest vs Peter Bauer, Dortmund, 1986
r4rk1/pp2ppbp/5n2/2p4q/P4B1N/6QP/1PP3P1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 if Qxh6 Nf5 or if Ne8 Bxg7 Nxg7 Nf5 ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead - 3 Books in One!



Stuart Conquest puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Stuart Conquest vs Nebojsa Nikolic, Oakham, 1986
2n1q1k1/5p2/1p4pp/1PbQp3/4P3/5PPB/1B5P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bd7 if Qd8 Bxc8 or if Qf8 Qxe5 ]

b)
Stuart Conquest vs Kevin Wicker, Farum, 1987
r7/3np2k/3pNrpp/ppnP1P1q/8/7P/PPQ1N1P1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng3 Qh4 fxg6+ Kg8 (if Rxg6 Rf7+ mates) Nf5 w/Nxe7+ & g7# ]

c)
Stuart Conquest vs Erich Brunner, Luxembourg, 1988
7r/2p5/1pQ4p/pR2rkp1/P1p2n2/B1q5/6PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb2 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Stuart Conquest vs Carlos Garcia Palermo, Germany, 1989
3rNk2/pp2q3/2n5/6p1/PPQ1p3/2P2PP1/1n5P/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ fxe4+ Kxe8 Qg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Stuart Conquest vs Julian Hodgson, London, 1990
rn5k/6rp/8/2pP1Q2/1pB3n1/7R/PP4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

Stuart Conquest puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Stuart Conquest vs Efstratios Grivas, Corfu, 1991
1r3bk1/R6p/1N1p2p1/3Pp3/2N1p2P/1nBn1P2/1P4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 if Rc8 Nf6+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Stuart Conquest vs Bjorn Bjornsson, Hafnarfjordur, 1992
4kb1R/4nn1p/3B4/p5PP/2BpP3/8/PP1K4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Stuart Conquest vs Ulrich Dirr, Katerini, 1992
5k2/1R4np/4nppB/4p3/4N1P1/5PK1/r1r4P/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Nxd8 Bxg7+ ]

d)
Stuart Conquest vs Pierre Bobzin, Bern, 1993
r3q1k1/5pb1/p2p4/2pN2p1/1pP1r1P1/6PR/PP1Q4/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 Qxg5+ Bg7 Nf6+ Kf8 Rh8+ Bxh8 Nh7# ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Stuart Conquest vs Hartmut Metz, Hastings, 1995
6n1/1p3kPr/p3R3/P2p1N1p/1Q1P1q1P/8/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ Kg6 Qb6+ if Nf6 g8/Q+ or if Kxf5 Qe6# ]

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