King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alan Tate.
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)
Alan Tate vs Ian Jamieson, Oban, 2005
r4rk1/1pp2ppp/p2q1n2/b2nN3/3P4/P1NQB3/1P3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc4 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Alan Tate vs Edwin Spencer, Edinburgh, 2006
4rb1k/5b1r/2Q2P2/8/1p1B3P/pP6/P1P5/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe8 Bxe8 f7+ Rg7 fxe8/Q ]

c)
Alan Tate vs Andreas Hoenick, Calvia, 2006
r2r3k/1p5p/4q2Q/p7/PPp3b1/2P1B3/6PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Rxf8 Bd4+ Qf6 Bxf6+ Rxf6 Qxf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Alan Tate vs Marcos Llaneza Vega, Arvier, 2007
4rbk1/pp3R1p/4P1p1/2pp2P1/7P/2B3q1/PPP5/2K2Q2 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ if Bxg7 Qf7+ or if Kh8 Rg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Alan Tate vs Walter Cazzaniga, Arvier, 2007
2r2k1r/p2b2R1/1pq1pPB1/3pP1N1/1PnB3p/P5b1/4Q3/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if Rxh5 Bxh5 ]

1c)
Alan Tate vs Andreas Hoenick

Alan Tate puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alan Tate vs Juan Bellon Lopez, Caleta, 2010
5qk1/7p/p2r2pP/8/3Q4/2N2b2/1PP5/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Qf7 Qc8+ Qf8 Qxf8+ Kxf8 Rxf3+ ]

b)
Miroslav Zufic vs Alan Tate, Rijeka, 2010
2kr4/8/pqp2p2/4p1p1/4B1b1/B5P1/PPP1n2P/1K2Q2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Qxd1 Nc3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Robert Loncar vs Alan Tate, Rijeka, 2010
5rk1/ppp5/3p2pp/3P3n/2PN2q1/6Bn/PP4KP/3QR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf2+ Kh1 Rxh2+ Kxh2 Qxg3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Alan Tate vs Ladislau-Alexandru Colompar, Gibraltar, 2013
1kr3n1/R5Q1/1p1p4/2nP1p2/p1qN1P2/P6P/1PP5/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ Rxc6 Re8+ Rc8 Qc7# ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Sandu Ungureanu vs Alan Tate, Gibraltar, 2013
8/1pk3p1/P3pp2/4n1r1/4PK1p/R1P4P/6P1/5B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg3 ]

2b)
Miroslav Zufic vs Alan Tate

Alan Tate puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
J Kleboe vs Alan Tate, Helensburgh, 2013
2b5/p5kp/6p1/2pB1p2/2Pb2P1/1P3N1P/P1Q1p1K1/4q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2+ Kh1 e1/Q+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alan Tate vs I Amarnath, Glasgow, 2014
2r3k1/p3R3/1p4p1/5b1p/1PqB3Q/P6P/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ if Kh8 Rxg6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alan Tate vs Hemed Mlawa, Tromsoe, 2014
2q4r/2nr1pk1/pp1p4/5pP1/P1P4Q/1PNR4/6K1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Qd4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Naoto Mitsuya vs Alan Tate, Tromsoe, 2014
8/7k/1p6/p4p1p/P1pPq1rP/1nP1Pp2/1R1B3Q/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ if Ke1 Rg1+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Alan Tate vs Pablo Almagro Llanas, Gibraltar, 2015
1q5r/p3kpp1/2R1p3/2p1P2p/7P/P3Q3/1r3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc5+ Ke8 Rc8+ ]

f)
Srivatshav Rahul vs Alan Tate, Pardubice, 2017
b1r2rk1/p4ppp/P2bp3/2p5/1p1P1P1q/1P1BP2n/1B1N2PP/RQ3R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ if Kg1 Ng4 h3 Qg3 ]

3f)
Srivatshav Rahul vs Alan Tate


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