'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alon Greenfeld.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 5.
Alon Greenfeld vs Christian Maier, Biel, 1979
3r1r2/1pq3pQ/p1bp1k2/2p2B2/2P1P3/1P6/P5Pp/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Ke5 Qg3+ Kf6 Bh3+ ]

b)
Alon Greenfeld vs Norman Stephenson, Copenhagen, 1982
r1b1r1k1/pppn1pbp/6p1/2q1P1B1/2N5/2P2B2/PP4PP/R2Q1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bd5 if Rf8 b4 Qb5 a4 ]

c)
Alon Greenfeld vs Carlo D'Amore, Groningen, 1982
5k2/5n2/6p1/5N1p/3Q1P2/1qr4P/8/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ Ke8 Re1+ Kd7 Re7+ Kc6 Nd4+ Kc5 Nxb3+ ]

d)
Alon Greenfeld vs Antonio Fernandes, London, 1984
3R1bk1/1p3p1p/p3b1p1/2r1B3/P3B3/4PPP1/7P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Bd6+ ]

e)
Alon Greenfeld vs Michael Rohde, Beer Sheva, 1987
2r5/3q2pk/2p3p1/p5P1/PbP1NP2/1Q6/6K1/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ c5 w/Rh1+ ]

Alon Greenfeld puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Alon Greenfeld vs Milko Popchev, Polanica Zdroj, 1987
r1bqrb2/pp1n1kpp/2p5/2p2N2/1P3n2/6P1/PBQ2PBP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ gxh6 Qxh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alon Greenfeld vs Stefan Djuric, Rishon le Zion, 1992
r1b1k1r1/7R/2p1p3/pp1qQ1P1/1P1P4/4P3/1P2KPP1/1B1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bg6+ ]

c)
Alon Greenfeld vs Peter Leko, Pamplona, 1994
2rnk2r/p5pp/1pb1pb2/5pN1/8/B5P1/P3PPBP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ if Bxd8 Rxc6 Rxc6 Bxc6# or if Kxd8 Nf7+ or if Rxd8 Bxc6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Alon Greenfeld vs Evgeniy Solozhenkin, Montecatini Terme, 1997
k7/p1q2p2/3p1n2/NQ2p3/2B1P3/r4P2/3B4/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ Nxd5 Qe8+ Qb8 Qc6+ ]

e)
Alon Greenfeld vs Jeroen Piket, Bugojno, 1999
r3k2r/2Rn1p1p/p3pp2/1p2q3/B2Nb2P/2R5/P4PP1/3Q1K2 w kq - 1 0
[ Nf5 Rd8 Rxd7 if Bd5 Re7+ Kf8 Qh5 ]

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Alon Greenfeld puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alon Greenfeld vs Michael Boyce, Jersey, 2004
4R3/p2r4/1p2n2p/5k2/4NP1p/P3K1P1/1P6/8 w - - 1 0
[ g4+ if Kxg4 Nf6+ ]

b)
Alon Greenfeld vs Rajpara Ankit, New Delhi, 2011
5rk1/5Nq1/p3Q1p1/1pp5/3b4/1P5P/P5P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ if Kh7 Rxf8 Qxf8 Qxg6+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Alon Greenfeld vs Kiran Prabhu, Chennai, 2011
r1b1rq1k/pp3pp1/1n2p2p/2p1P1BQ/2P3R1/P5PP/1P3P2/1B2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ gxh6 Bf6+ Qg7 Rxg7 Nd7 Rh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Alon Greenfeld vs Murali Krishnan, Hyderabad, 2013
Q2R1nk1/r5p1/4N2p/1p1B4/8/4qP2/5b1P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]

e)
Alon Greenfeld vs Stephen Mannion, Douglas, 2014
3r1k2/2R5/1P3qp1/3Qp3/1b1pP3/7P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ b7 if Ba5 Qxd8+ Qxd8 Rc8 or if Rxd5 exd5 ]

Alon Greenfeld puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alon Greenfeld vs Sippo Puroila, Halkidiki, 2016
4r1k1/3q2b1/p2pp2p/1p3rp1/3P4/1BP3Q1/PP1nRPP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 ]

b)
Alon Greenfeld vs Tapani Sammalvuo, Helsinki, 2016
2bq1rk1/1p3pp1/r4n2/4B1R1/1pQ1N3/8/3PPP1P/4KB2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxa6 bxa6 Nxf6+ Kh8 Rh5# ]

c)
Alon Greenfeld vs Marko Maksimovic, Porto Carras, 2018
4r3/p3p1kp/1p1n1pp1/3P1q2/2NQ4/1P5b/P4PBP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh3 Qxh3 Nxd6 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Alon Greenfeld vs Jakob Pajeken, Teplice, 2019
5k2/3b1ppp/pQ2P3/8/4q3/6P1/P6P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Alon Greenfeld vs Stjepan Krstonijevic, Budva, 2019
8/RP3p1p/4k3/1R3p2/2K5/r4P2/3p4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rb6+ ]

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