"Tactics in the Queen's Gambit" by wtharvey.com

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Pia Cramling. 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)
Pia Cramling vs Alexander Fishbein, New York, 1985
2r1r1k1/3qbp1p/5RpB/1p1pP3/3p1P2/3Q4/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if fxe6 Rxg6+ mates ]

b)
Pia Cramling vs Hannes Stefansson, Gausdal, 1987
4Rr1k/7p/1pQ3p1/p3Nqb1/3r4/6n1/PP4P1/K6R w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Qxf8 Nxg6+ ]

c)
Pia Cramling vs Zenon Franco, Seville, 1988
r5k1/1b1n1pbp/p5p1/q1pP2N1/1pR2B2/5Q1P/1P3PP1/5BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc7 ]

d)
Pia Cramling vs Nana Ioseliani, Spijkenisse, 1988
2kr4/pb2qp2/2p1p3/2p1B3/4n1pp/P3PN2/1Q2BPPP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Nxg5 Bf6 or if Qxg5 Qxb7# ]

1b)
Pia Cramling vs Hannes Stefansson

Pia Cramling, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Pia Cramling vs Juan Pomes, Tarrassa, 1988
4rq1k/pb4bp/5n2/5pp1/1P1B4/2Q2PP1/6NP/4RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Rxe1 Bxg7+ or if Bxf6 Rxe8 ]

b)
Pia Cramling vs Marcelino Sion Castro, Linares, 1991
1q4k1/2b1p2p/5rpB/p7/1p2P3/8/P2Q3P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 Qxc7 Qd5+ e6 Qa8+ ]

c)
Pia Cramling vs Nelson Gamboa, Manila, 1992
2b3k1/3r1rpp/8/BR1pRp2/5P2/Pp4P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ Rf8 Rxf8+ Kxf8 Rb8 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Pia Cramling vs Seville, 1994,
8/kp3pp1/pN2b3/3p4/3B4/1P2P1K1/r7/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Nd7+ b6 Bxb6+ Ka8 Rc8+ Kb7 Rc7+ Ka8 Ra7# ]

2c)
Pia Cramling vs Nelson Gamboa

Pia Cramling Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Pia Cramling vs Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Batumi, 2012
8/8/R6p/3npk2/4Np2/5P1P/2rB2PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ g4+ fxg3+ Ng3# ]

b)
Pia Cramling vs Sopiko Khukhashvili, Batumi, 2012
8/2pR1pk1/1pn2Np1/4q2p/2P2Q2/6P1/r4P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh5+ if gxh5 Qxf7+ Kh6 Qh7+ Kg5 f4+ or if Qxh5 Rxf7+ mates ]

c)
Pia Cramling vs Anna Muzychuk, Beijing, 2013
1r1r4/1k5p/1N2b3/1pB3p1/1n2PpN1/5P2/4BK1P/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb4 Kxb6 Ba5+ ]

d)
Sophie Milliet vs Pia Cramling, Gibraltar, 2013
8/p5rp/1b1R4/5P2/1p3k2/1PpB4/P1P5/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Kf3 if Re6 Be3 or if Be2+ Kf2 ]

e)
Peder Berkell vs Pia Cramling, Stockholm, 2013
r1nq1rk1/1p3pb1/1pn1b1pp/1R6/N3P3/2B1PN2/4BPPP/3Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd1 if Bxd1 Bc4 or if Rxd1 Rxa4 ]

3a)
mate in 2
Pia Cramling vs Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant

Pia Cramling Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ana Benderac vs Pia Cramling, Belgrade, 2013
5r1k/1b5p/p3pR2/3q4/3p1Q2/3B4/PPP2RrP/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ if Ke2 Qh5+ or if Kxg1 Qh1# ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Tatiana Kosintseva vs Pia Cramling, Beijing, 2013
2b3k1/6p1/p2bp1P1/Q3P3/2p5/2N5/P2qn1BK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf4+ if Kh1 Qh4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Pia Cramling vs Monica Machlik, Tromsoe, 2014
3rr2k/ppq3p1/n1p2PQp/P2Pp2P/1bR5/1P4PB/1B3P1K/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bf5 if gxf6 Qxh6+ Kg8 Rg4+ or if Kg8 Qh7+ ]

d)
Pia Cramling vs Victor Larsson, Sweden, 2016
4rbk1/1p1b1ppp/6q1/r2p4/p2N1B2/P2nPB1P/1PR2PPK/3Q1R2 w - - 1 0
[ Bh5 if Qa6 Be2 Bb5 Nxb5 or if Qe4 f3 ]

e)
Pia Cramling vs Josefine Heinemann, Mulhouse, 2016
3r2k1/1pq2p2/3R2p1/1P2Q2p/7P/5PK1/6P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ ]

4b)
mate in 3
Tatiana Kosintseva vs Pia Cramling

Pia Cramling Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Pia Cramling vs Ralf Akesson, Vaxjo, 2018
4k2r/1r1nnp2/ppNRp1p1/7p/4PP2/2N3P1/PP5P/3R2K1 w k - 1 0
[ 1.Ne5 ]

b)
Pia Cramling vs Lela Javakhishvili, Tbilisi, 2018
3r1rk1/p4p1p/1q3Qp1/2nBP3/1p6/7P/1PP2P2/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxf7+ Rxf7 2.Rxd8+ ]

c)
Pia Cramling vs Ana Matnadze, Antalya, 2019
r1bq1rk1/pp2ppbp/2np2p1/8/2PNP1n1/2N1B3/PP2BPPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxg4 Bxg4 2.Nxc6 Bxd1 3.Nxd8 Bg4 4.Nxb7 ]

d)
Pia Cramling vs Kaan Kucuksari, Eskilstuna, 2019
8/2r1k1p1/3Rpp1p/2PnN3/2KP4/8/5PP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nc6+ if 1...Kf8 2.Nd8 ]

5b)
Pia Cramling vs Lela Javakhishvili

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