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



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Sabina-Francesca Foisor.
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)
Stephane Renard vs Sabina-Francesca Foisor, Bethune, 1998
2r2rk1/p4ppp/1pN1p3/3n4/Q2P2q1/4B3/PP3P1P/2R2KR1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3+ if fxe3 Qf3+ Ke1 Qxe3+ ]

b)
Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Joanna Giemza, Halkidiki, 2003
r7/1p1r1Npk/p2N4/2nnp3/8/6R1/PP4PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh3+ if Kg6 Nxe5+ ]

c)
Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Tatiana Kononenko, Cappelle la Grande, 2004
2kr3r/pb1nq2p/1ppbpnp1/6N1/2PPN3/8/PP1B1PQP/2KR1BR1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd6 if Qxd6 Nf7 ]

d)
Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Asli Bayrak, Urgup, 2004
r1nqk2r/1bb2ppp/pnp1p3/1p2P3/1B1PN1P1/5N2/PPQ1BP1P/R4RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nc5 if Rb8 Nxb7 Rxb7 Qxc6+ ]

e)
Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Katalin Mathe, Predeal, 2006
2r1r1k1/pp1n1ppp/1qpb4/3p1P2/1P1P2nB/P1NBP3/2R4P/2Q2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 ]

1d)
Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Asli Bayrak

Sabina-Francesca Foisor Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Alexandra Grishina Alexandra, Chisinau, 2005
2rk3r/3nbp1p/2p3p1/1pPp2Bn/3P4/5P1B/1P2NP1P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd7 if Kxd7 Ra7+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Evanthia Makka, Athens, 2004
3R4/1r3pk1/p3q2p/4P1p1/2p1N3/Pr4N1/1P3QPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh5+ Kg6 Rg8+ Kxh5 Qe2+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Elke Hahnen, Bethune, 2005
r6r/pp3nq1/2p1b1k1/P2pP3/5PpQ/1P1NP2B/1B5P/R6K w - - 0 1
[ f5+ if Bxf5 Nf4# or if Kxf5 e4+ Kxe4 Re1+ Kxd3 Qg3+ ]

d)
Xenia Lazo vs Sabina-Francesca Foisor, Herceg Novi, 2005
rnbqkb1r/pp4pp/2p1pn2/3p1p2/2PP4/BP4P1/P3PPBP/RN1QK1NR b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Bxa3 ]

2b)
mate in 6
Sabina-Francesca Foisor vs Evanthia Makka


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