'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Pawel Jaracz.
White to move and win except where noted.

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

a)
Pawel Jaracz vs Piotr Bobras, Mikolojki, 1991
r1b2rk1/1pq2pp1/p3pn1p/2b5/2N5/2BQ3N/PPP4P/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxg1 Rxg1 g5 Qe3 ]

b)
Pawel Jaracz vs Richar Forster, Parana, 1991
r1b2r1k/ppp1qppp/1nnb4/4p3/4N2N/1BPP3P/PP3PP1/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 if Nd7 Ng5 Nf6 Nxf7+; if h6 Bg5 Qe8 Bf6 mates; if Be6 Ng5 ]

c)
Pawel Jaracz vs Alexandre Lesiege, Parana, 1991
2rn1rk1/1b4pp/4pP2/1P2Q3/2p1P3/2B5/2P1q1PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ f7+ if Rxf7 Rxf7 Kxf7 Qxg7+ w/Bf6 mates ]

d)
Pawel Jaracz vs Vitezslav Priehoda, Cappella la Grande, 1992
r4rk1/p6p/bq2pp2/3pnP2/4N3/6P1/PP1Q2BP/R3R2K w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6 Rxf6 Qg5+ Kf7 Rxe5 w/Bf3 ]

e)
Pawel Jaracz vs Pavel Podlesny, Karvina, 1994
r3kbr1/p6Q/1p2q1p1/2npP3/P7/8/1PP3PP/R1B2RK1 w q - 1 0
[ Rf6 if Qxe5 Qf7+ ]

Pawel Jaracz puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Pawel Jaracz vs Gerhard Lorscheid, Vienna, 1996
r2k4/7R/2p5/ppbpBr2/n4P2/5K1P/BPP5/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bc7+ Kc8 Re8+ Kb7 Bxa5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Pawel Jaracz vs Jana Jackova, Pardubice, 2001
3r2k1/1pQ2pp1/4P2p/3r3q/8/4PR2/1BnPKP2/5B2 w - - 1 0
[ exf7+ Kf8 Bxg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Pawel Jaracz vs Dariusz Bielinski, Guben, 2002
1n1r4/1r3pk1/pq4p1/1b1pRp2/7Q/PPN2B2/K1P5/7R w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 if f6 Qh7+ ]

d)
Pawel Jaracz vs Matthias Duppel, Boblingen, 2002
5k2/5p1p/p7/8/1q1r4/6QP/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 if Kg8 Qg5+ ]

e)
Pawel Jaracz vs Ivan Tomba, Lido Estensi, 2002
1r6/r2nkpp1/7p/4p3/PR4PP/1N6/1KP5/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ ]

Pawel Jaracz puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Pawel Jaracz vs Bostjan Sirnik, Internet, 2003
2r5/p2k3b/1p3P2/1P4pp/2PN4/3P2Br/1K1R3P/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ ]

b)
Pawel Jaracz vs Ryan Harper, Internet, 2003
2rr2k1/1p3pbp/pq1p1pp1/4n3/2P1P3/1PN2P2/P2QN1PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Qc5 Ne7+ ]

c)
Pawel Jaracz vs David Kanovsky, Czech Republic, 2019
4r3/1pbq1p1k/p3rBpp/8/1n1pB1QP/1PP5/1P3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.h5 if 1...Rg8 2.Bxg6+ ]

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