Tactics in the Catelan



Here are some chess puzzles from the Catalan, Open, Classical line (ECO E05).



1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.g3 d5 4.Bg2 dxc4 5.Nf3 Be7



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)
White mates in 5.
Itchak Radashkovich vs Jose Santos, Nice, 1974
r4rk1/ppq2pp1/1nn2B1p/4pN2/8/P5P1/P2QPPBP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh6+ if Kh7 Be4+ g6 Nf5 ]

b)
Helmut Reefschlaeger vs Ludwig Zier, Bad Neuenahr, 1978
2br2k1/rp2bppp/p3pn2/2n5/2N2B2/2N3P1/PP2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb8 Ra8 Bc7 Re8 Nb6 Bd7 b4 ]

c)
Hans Bouwmeester vs Greszkowiak, corr., 1980
2r2rk1/3n1ppp/4pn2/8/3N1P2/3Q4/1q2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 if Rce8 Rfb1 ]

d)
Pierre Dussol vs Marc Santo-Roman, Bordeaux, 1982
5rk1/2Qqbppp/4pn2/1N1b4/2pP1P2/5N2/1P2RPBP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb5 if Qxe7 c3 ]

e)
Dag Orseth vs Svein Johansen, Lillehammer, 1982
1r1q1rk1/pppbbppp/4pn2/8/1nQP1B2/1PN2NP1/P3PPBP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b5 if Qxc7 Qxc7 Bxc7 Rbc8 Ba5 Nc6 ]

1e)
Dag Orseth vs Svein Johansen

E05 Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Mitko Garkov vs Kiril Georgiev, Varna, 1982
2r2rk1/1b1n1ppp/p3pn2/qpb5/8/1PN2NP1/PQ1BPPBP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba3 if Qb1 b4 ]

b)
Ryszard Filutowski vs Paul Haldemann, corr., 1985
r4rk1/1p2bppp/p1b1pn2/6Bq/Pn2N3/1Q3NP1/1P2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 gxf6 Qxb4 if Bxb4 Nxf6+ ]

c)
Pal Kiss vs Guido Dermann, Dortmund, 1988
rn3rk1/1b2bppp/p2qp3/1pp5/3P1P2/4PN2/PPQN1PBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Bxg5 Bxb7 Ra7 Ne4 Qb6 Nxg5 g6 Bg2 ]

d)
Juergen Moeldner vs Tibor Toinai, Wiesbaden, 1988
1n3rk1/rb2bppp/pq2p3/1p6/3NPQ2/2N3P1/PP3PBP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 Qxe5 Bf6 ]

e)
A Abdulla vs Alaa-Eddine Moussa, Doha, 1993
r1br2k1/ppR2ppp/5n2/4n3/8/4B1P1/PP2PPBP/RN4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Bf1 Nc6 if Kg2 Nd5 Nc3 Nxe3+ ]

2c)
Pal Kiss vs Guido Dermann

E05 Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jussi Vanhanen vs Jukka Leino, Helsinki, 1993
r1b1r1k1/1p2qppp/p1n2n2/3Np3/P7/5NP1/1PQ1PPBP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd5 Rxd5 Nb4 ]

b)
Alina Cretu vs Simona Tufa-Kleine, Singeorz, 1993
r1b2rk1/2n1qpp1/p1p1pb1p/Pp6/3PP3/1QN2NP1/1P3PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 Bg5 h4 ]

c)
Marian Kantorik vs Richard Dobias, Slavakia, 1994
r4rk1/3b1ppp/1n2p3/pPq5/1n2P3/6P1/1Q1B1PBP/RR2N1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa5 Rxa5 Bxb4 if Nc4 Qc3 ]

d)
Zoltan Ribli vs Richard Dobias, Austria, 1995
r2q1rk1/2pnbppp/p1b5/1pnNP3/P1p5/5NP1/1PQ2PBP/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7+ Qxe7 Ng5 g6 Bxc6 ]

e)
Holger Dettmann vs Hans-Eckart Luethke, Germany, 1996
1rqr2k1/1bp1bppp/4p3/4P3/2Q5/2Nn2P1/PP3PBP/1RB2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2 Kxg2 Rb4 if Qc6 Nxe5 ]

3d)
Zoltan Ribli vs Richard Dobias

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