King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Harry Golombek.
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)
Conel H O'D Alexander vs Harry Golombek, Hastings, 1935
r5k1/1N3pp1/p6p/3rn3/8/NPR4b/P4P1P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 if Rd1 Rg5+ mates or if Re3 Nf4 ]

b)
Harry Golombek vs Reginald Broadbent, London, 1946
2r1b1k1/5p1p/rqp2Qp1/2Rp4/3N4/1P2P2P/5PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 if fxe6 Qxe6+ ]

c)
Harry Golombek vs Jaroslav Sajtar, Karlovy Vary, 1948
1k1rbb1r/pp1n2pp/2p1Bp2/7q/2NP4/2N5/PPPQ2PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf4+ if Ka8 Qc7 or if Kc8 Nd5 cxd5 Nd6+ Bxd6 Qxd6 w/Rf3 ]

d)
Harry Golombek vs Otto Zimmermann, Venice, 1949
3r2k1/p2b1ppp/1p6/3Br3/2R5/6P1/PP3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc6 ]

e)
Harry Golombek vs Nicholas Rossolimo, Venice, 1950
4r1k1/pp3bp1/2p5/8/3PnN1R/2PB2P1/q6P/5QK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6 if Bxg6 Bc4+ ]

Harry Golombek Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Harry Golombek vs David Hooper, Hastings, 1952
6k1/5pp1/p3p2p/8/n1bB4/P3P1P1/2r2PBP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be4 if Ra2 or Rd2 Rc1 ]

b)
Arthur Dunkelblum vs Harry Golombek, Munich, 1954
2r1r1k1/pp2p2p/5pq1/5n2/2PPR3/5NP1/P3Q2P/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3+ hxg3 Qh6+ ]

c)
Harry Golombek vs Nikolay Minev, Moscow, 1956
2r2rk1/pb2bppp/4pn2/qp2B3/8/1P3NP1/P3PPBP/1QR2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Bxg2 Bxf6 ]

d)
Black Mates in 6.
Khelil Lagha vs Harry Golombek, Leipzig, 1960
3r2k1/p4p1p/bp2p1p1/4B3/n1P5/5PPq/P2r1N1P/1QR1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2 if Kxf2 Qxh2+ ]

Other English GMs
Back to the Index