Quick Kills in the Grunfeld Defense



Here are some chess puzzles from the Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line (ECO D79).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 Bg7 5.Nf3 O-O 6.O-O c6 7.cxd5 cxd5



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)
Maxim Logunov vs Konstantin Filchenkov, Tomsk, 2002
r1b2rk1/pp3pbp/2n1pnp1/3pN1B1/N2q4/6P1/PP2PPBP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 if Qd1 Ne7+ ]

b)
Josef Haas vs Oliver Gesing, Bayern, 2005
2rq1rk1/1p2ppbp/p5p1/n4b2/Q1NP4/4B1P1/P3PPBP/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc4 Rxc4 b5 ]

c)
Naum Levin vs Yuri Rostovtsev, Kiev, 1961
r1b2rk1/pp2pp1p/2n3p1/q2N2B1/Q7/6P1/Pb2PPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxa5 Nxa5 Bxe7 Re8 Bf6 Be5 f4 ]

d)
Garry Kasparov vs John Nunn, Brussels, 1986
r1bq2k1/pp4bp/6p1/4p3/3nN3/4B1P1/PP4BP/3R1QK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 Qe7 Bd5+ Kh8 Nf7+ Kg8 Bxd4 exd4 Re1 ]

e)
Irina Andreeva vs Anna Dushenok, Volgograd, 1996
r2qr1k1/p4pbp/2p3p1/1bQp4/3P1B2/2P3P1/P4PBP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1+ Rxe1 Bf8 ]

1d)
Garry Kasparov vs John Nunn

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