Quick Kills in the Gruenfeld Defense



Here are some chess puzzles from the Grunfeld Gambit (ECO D83).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 Bg7 5.e3 O-O



Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.
White to move and win except where noted.

a)
White mates in 6.
Helmut Juettler vs Robert Sobel, Reykjavik, 1957
1r5k/1p2p1bp/p3B1p1/4P1P1/1q6/4P1P1/PPQr4/K1R4R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh1+ if Bh6 Rxh6+ Kg7 Qxg6+ ]

b)
Robert Zuk vs Scott Morgan, New York, 1980
rnbr2k1/pp3pbp/6p1/2Pp4/1qB2B2/2N1P3/P4PPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if Qxc5 Qb3 if Qf8 Nc7 ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Claire Gervais vs Corina-Isabela Peptan, Debrecen, 1992
1r2r1k1/pB3p1p/n4Qp1/q2b2B1/6P1/8/PP3P1P/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8+ Rxe8 Bxd5 Qxd5 Bh6 Qe5 Qxe5 ]

d)
Primoz Soln vs J Skarja, Ljubljana, 1997
r2q4/pp2r1k1/2p3pp/3pN3/3PbRP1/1Q2P2P/PP3R2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4 if dxe4 Rf7+ mates ]

1c)
mate in 7
Claire Gervais vs Corina-Isabela Peptan D83 Puzzles, Part II.
White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Predrag Nikolic vs Joel Lautier, Monaco, 1999
2r3k1/p3ppbp/6p1/8/3N1n2/P3P3/1P1K1PBP/7R w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 ]

b)
Gerhard Fahnenschmidt vs Vadim Reimche, Leinfeld, 2000
rnbr2k1/pp3pbp/6p1/2Pp4/1P3B2/q1N1P3/3Q1PPP/2R1KB1R w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 ]

c)
Joost Berkvens vs Olzhas Khamzin, Athens, 2001
2r1r1k1/1b1nqp1p/p5p1/1pp1P3/4NP2/3BQ2P/PP4P1/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb5 if axb5 Rxd7 Qxd7 Nf6+ ]

d)
Pallise Josep Oms vs Jordi Fluvia, Barbera del Valles, 2010
2r5/5pkp/p1n5/1p1q2p1/3P2P1/2P3BP/3Q1P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be5+ if Kg6 Qc2+ Kh6 Qf5 Qe6 Bg7+ ]

2c)
Joost Berkvens vs Olzhas Khamzin

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