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  • 7 years ago · Quote · #1

    johnyboy44311


    Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Garry Kasparov.
    White to move and win except where noted:

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

    a)
    Kasparov vs Slavoljub Marjanovic, Malta, 1980
    r4r1k/pbn1Nppp/np3q2/3p2N1/5B2/6PB/Pb3P1P/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nxh7 ]

    b)
    White Mates in 6. Kasparov vs Istvan Csom, Baku, 1980
    r3r1k1/pp3nPp/1b1p1B2/1q1P1N2/8/P4Q2/1P3PK1/R6R w - - 0 1
    [ Rxh7 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Colin McNab, Dortmund, 1980
    rq3r2/p2R1pkp/3Nn1p1/2p1p3/Q7/2P5/1P3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rb7 w/Nxf7 ]

    d)
    White Mates in 4. Kasparov vs Zakharov, Moscow, 1981
    5r1k/2q1r1p1/1npbBpQB/1p1p3P/p2P2R1/P4PP1/1PR2PK1/8 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxg7+ ]

    e)
    White Mates in 7. Kasparov vs Victor Gavrikov, Frunz, 1981
    1rbq4/2b1kp2/2R4R/pp2r3/3pQN2/6P1/PP2PP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Ng6+ ]

    Yusupov vs Kasparov, Linares, 1990


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    Kasparov Puzzles, Part II: White to move and win except where noted.

    a)
    White mates in 3. Kasparov vs ElmarMagerramov, USSR, 1982
    3r1r1k/1p3p1p/p2p4/4n1NN/6bQ/1BPq4/P3p1PP/1R5K w - - 0 1
    [ Nxf7+ ]

    b)
    White Mates in 5. Kasparov vs Mephisto Exclusive, Hamburg Simul, 1985
    rb3rk1/1b1q1ppp/1pn1p3/p1p1P2Q/2PpNP2/3P2PP/PP4B1/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf6+ ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Turbostar 432, Hamburg Simul, 1985
    1r3r1k/p1p5/1nB3Q1/2R2p2/8/1q1P2P1/b4P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Re4 ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Mephisto 68000, Hamburg simul, 1985
    R3n1k1/7p/3prppB/1p2p3/1P2P2Q/7P/5PPK/1q6 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxe8+ ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Tim Krabbe, Amsterdam simul, 1987
    1rb1r2k/2R4p/p4qp1/3Q4/1pB2B2/4P2P/6PK/8 w - - 0 1
    [ Bg5 if Qb2 Qf7 mates ]



    Garry Kasparov, Part III: White to move and win except where noted.

    a)
    White Mates in 4. Kasparov vs Bent Larsen, Brussels, 1987
    1qr2bk1/pb3pp1/1pn3np/3N2NQ/8/P7/BP3PPP/2B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf6+ w/Qxg6+ ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Nigel Short, Brussels, 1987
    5rk1/pbr1bppp/4nn2/3p1B2/8/P3PN2/1B1N1PPP/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Be5 if Rd7 Nd4 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Gyula Sax, Tilburg, 1989
    2r2kn1/4bp2/p1bp4/1p5N/4PB2/P3QB1q/1PP5/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bh6+ w/Qxh6+ & Ng7+ ]

    d)
    White Mates in 6. Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov, Lyon, 1990
    r3Rb1k/8/p2p1q1p/3n1bN1/Pn5Q/6RP/1p3PPK/1B6 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf7+ ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Maximiliano Tejero, Cordoba simul, 1992
    3rr1k1/4nppp/pq6/1p4Bn/2pPP1b1/P1P3NP/2B3P1/R1Q2R1K w - - 0 1
    [ Nxh5 w/Bxe7 & Qg5 ]

    Garry Kasparov on '60 Minutes', Part I



    Kasparov, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    White Mates in 6. Kasparov vs Matthias Wahls, Baden-Baden, 1992
    5rk1/pQ4pp/3N1p2/8/8/8/4q1PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
    [ Qd5+ ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Oxford United Football, 1993
    r2r2k1/1ppbqp2/1pnp1np1/4pPB1/1PB1P3/P1PP1N1P/8/R1Q1K1R1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxf6 w/Rxg6+ ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Sick Children's Trust, 1993
    2br1r1k/p5p1/1p1qp3/5p2/3b4/1B2B3/PP3PPP/2RQR1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxd4 w/Qh5+ & Rxc8 ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Pau Xavier Guerrero, Madrid, 1997
    3k3r/pRb5/4ppr1/1Q1p2p1/1B1P1qP1/P4P1P/6K1/7R w - - 0 1
    [ Rxc7 if Kxc7 Ba5+ mates ]

    e)
    White Mates in 5. Kasparov vs Graham Lee, Oakham, 1997
    1qrr1nk1/5p1p/1p5Q/pP1bpPP1/4N3/4B3/3R3P/5BK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf6+ Kh8 Nh5 ]

    '60 Minutes' Interview, Part II



    Kasparov, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    White Mates in 6. Kasparov vs P Munch, Colmar, 1998
    r3q3/p1Q1bk2/2p2pp1/4P3/8/4B3/PPP3P1/2KR1B2 w - - 0 1
    [ Bc4+ Kg7 exf6+ Kxf6 Qf4+ ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Jean Netzer, Colmar, 1998
    kb1r3r/pp3p2/3q1n2/1B5p/Q5p1/4B1P1/P4P1P/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rc6 if Qe5 Ra6 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs JL Winkelmuller, Colmar, 1998
    r1r3k1/2q1npbp/b1p1pBp1/p1NpP1N1/3P2P1/8/PP1Q1P1P/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Nxe6+ ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Ismael Kharmadi, Besancon, 1999
    r3k2r/ppp1b2p/4Qp2/3Pn3/5q2/P1N5/BP4PP/1K5R w - - 0 1
    [ d6 if cxd6 Nd5 ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Malina Nicoara, Besancon, 1999
    2r5/p4k1p/1pn1Rp1B/2p4n/P1N5/2Pr4/1P3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rd6 ]



    Kasparov, Part VI. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    Kasparov vs Vladimir Kramnik, Frankfurt, 1999
    4kr2/2qr1p2/p3p1p1/3b3p/5Q1P/1P3P2/1KP1N1P1/3RR3 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxd5 if exd5 Nd4+ Kd8 Ne6+ or if Qxf4 Nxf4 ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Maria Joao Caeiro, Lisbon, 1999
    r2qrbk1/ppp2pp1/2n4p/3np3/4N3/1BPP1Q1P/PP3PP1/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxd5 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Sara Ferreira, Lisbon, 1999
    2rk3r/p1nb1ppp/1p2p3/2n3P1/8/2N1BB2/PPPR1P1P/2K4R w - - 0 1
    [ Bxc5 if bxc5 Rhd1 ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Bruno Martins, Lisbon, 1999
    rn2qrk1/pp1b2pp/1n2p3/2p1P1B1/4N3/3B4/PP3PPP/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nd6 ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Luis Quintino, Lisbon, 1999
    r5rk/pp1b1q1p/2p1pP1Q/7p/4B3/6R1/PPP2PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rg7 ]

    Kasparov, Part VII. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    White Mates in 5. Kasparov vs Jamie Hillman, Internet, 2000
    3r2k1/4Rb1p/p1q2p2/5Qp1/2pB3N/Pr5P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxf7 ]

    b)
    White Mates in 3. Kasparov vs Alexander Karman, Internet, 2000
    r3rk2/5pn1/pb1nq1pR/1p2p1P1/2p1P3/2P2QN1/PPBB1P2/2K4R w - - 0 1
    [ Qf6 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Raphael Kruse, Internet, 2000
    2k1r1r1/ppq2pp1/2pb1n1p/3n1P2/3P4/P2B1Q1P/1PPB2R1/2KN1R2 w - - 0 1
    [ c4 ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Jacob Salzberg, Internet, 2000
    2r3k1/pp3p2/5bp1/2pN1pq1/2P1r3/1P2P1P1/P2Q1PK1/3R3R w - - 0 1
    [ f4 ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Evgeny Bareev, Cannes, 2001
    5k1r/1p6/2b1pNpp/2q1P2N/5P1Q/pPp5/Pn4PK/4R3 w - - 0 1
    [ Nd7+ if Bxd7 Qf6+ mates ]



    Kasparov, Part VIII. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    Kasparov vs Viktor Korchnoi, Zurich, 2001
    1rr5/pp3kp1/1n2p1Np/nB1pP1p1/3P4/1PP4R/P4PP1/R3K3 w - - 0 1
    [ Rf3+ if Kxg6 Bd3+ mates ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Nigel Short, Zurich, 2001
    3brnk1/r6p/1p2pPnQ/pqpp2NN/3P3P/2P3P1/1P3PK1/R3R3 w - - 0 1
    [ f7+ Rxf7 Nxf7 Bf6 (if Kxf7 Qg7#) Nd6 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Marco Paulo Carneiro, Sao Paulo, 2004
    3qkb1r/rB1n1ppp/4p3/8/5B2/5Q1P/PPP3P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
    [ Rxd7 ]




  • 7 years ago · Quote · #2

    sasha2

    johnyboy44311 wrote:


    Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Garry Kasparov.
    White to move and win except where noted: Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
    Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

    a)
    Kasparov vs Slavoljub Marjanovic, Malta, 1980
    r4r1k/pbn1Nppp/np3q2/3p2N1/5B2/6PB/Pb3P1P/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nxh7 ]

    b)
    White Mates in 6. Kasparov vs Istvan Csom, Baku, 1980
    r3r1k1/pp3nPp/1b1p1B2/1q1P1N2/8/P4Q2/1P3PK1/R6R w - - 0 1
    [ Rxh7 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Colin McNab, Dortmund, 1980
    rq3r2/p2R1pkp/3Nn1p1/2p1p3/Q7/2P5/1P3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rb7 w/Nxf7 ]

    d)
    White Mates in 4. Kasparov vs Zakharov, Moscow, 1981
    5r1k/2q1r1p1/1npbBpQB/1p1p3P/p2P2R1/P4PP1/1PR2PK1/8 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxg7+ ]

    e)
    White Mates in 7. Kasparov vs Victor Gavrikov, Frunz, 1981
    1rbq4/2b1kp2/2R4R/pp2r3/3pQN2/6P1/PP2PP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Ng6+ ]

    Yusupov vs Kasparov, Linares, 1990


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    Kasparov Puzzles, Part II: White to move and win except where noted.

    a)
    White mates in 3. Kasparov vs ElmarMagerramov, USSR, 1982
    3r1r1k/1p3p1p/p2p4/4n1NN/6bQ/1BPq4/P3p1PP/1R5K w - - 0 1
    [ Nxf7+ ]

    b)
    White Mates in 5. Kasparov vs Mephisto Exclusive, Hamburg Simul, 1985
    rb3rk1/1b1q1ppp/1pn1p3/p1p1P2Q/2PpNP2/3P2PP/PP4B1/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf6+ ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Turbostar 432, Hamburg Simul, 1985
    1r3r1k/p1p5/1nB3Q1/2R2p2/8/1q1P2P1/b4P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Re4 ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Mephisto 68000, Hamburg simul, 1985
    R3n1k1/7p/3prppB/1p2p3/1P2P2Q/7P/5PPK/1q6 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxe8+ ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Tim Krabbe, Amsterdam simul, 1987
    1rb1r2k/2R4p/p4qp1/3Q4/1pB2B2/4P2P/6PK/8 w - - 0 1
    [ Bg5 if Qb2 Qf7 mates ]



    Garry Kasparov, Part III: White to move and win except where noted.

    a)
    White Mates in 4. Kasparov vs Bent Larsen, Brussels, 1987
    1qr2bk1/pb3pp1/1pn3np/3N2NQ/8/P7/BP3PPP/2B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf6+ w/Qxg6+ ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Nigel Short, Brussels, 1987
    5rk1/pbr1bppp/4nn2/3p1B2/8/P3PN2/1B1N1PPP/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Be5 if Rd7 Nd4 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Gyula Sax, Tilburg, 1989
    2r2kn1/4bp2/p1bp4/1p5N/4PB2/P3QB1q/1PP5/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bh6+ w/Qxh6+ & Ng7+ ]

    d)
    White Mates in 6. Kasparov vs Anatoly Karpov, Lyon, 1990
    r3Rb1k/8/p2p1q1p/3n1bN1/Pn5Q/6RP/1p3PPK/1B6 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf7+ ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Maximiliano Tejero, Cordoba simul, 1992
    3rr1k1/4nppp/pq6/1p4Bn/2pPP1b1/P1P3NP/2B3P1/R1Q2R1K w - - 0 1
    [ Nxh5 w/Bxe7 & Qg5 ]

    Garry Kasparov on '60 Minutes', Part I



    Kasparov, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    White Mates in 6. Kasparov vs Matthias Wahls, Baden-Baden, 1992
    5rk1/pQ4pp/3N1p2/8/8/8/4q1PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
    [ Qd5+ ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Oxford United Football, 1993
    r2r2k1/1ppbqp2/1pnp1np1/4pPB1/1PB1P3/P1PP1N1P/8/R1Q1K1R1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxf6 w/Rxg6+ ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Sick Children's Trust, 1993
    2br1r1k/p5p1/1p1qp3/5p2/3b4/1B2B3/PP3PPP/2RQR1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxd4 w/Qh5+ & Rxc8 ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Pau Xavier Guerrero, Madrid, 1997
    3k3r/pRb5/4ppr1/1Q1p2p1/1B1P1qP1/P4P1P/6K1/7R w - - 0 1
    [ Rxc7 if Kxc7 Ba5+ mates ]

    e)
    White Mates in 5. Kasparov vs Graham Lee, Oakham, 1997
    1qrr1nk1/5p1p/1p5Q/pP1bpPP1/4N3/4B3/3R3P/5BK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nf6+ Kh8 Nh5 ]

    '60 Minutes' Interview, Part II



    Kasparov, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    White Mates in 6. Kasparov vs P Munch, Colmar, 1998
    r3q3/p1Q1bk2/2p2pp1/4P3/8/4B3/PPP3P1/2KR1B2 w - - 0 1
    [ Bc4+ Kg7 exf6+ Kxf6 Qf4+ ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Jean Netzer, Colmar, 1998
    kb1r3r/pp3p2/3q1n2/1B5p/Q5p1/4B1P1/P4P1P/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rc6 if Qe5 Ra6 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs JL Winkelmuller, Colmar, 1998
    r1r3k1/2q1npbp/b1p1pBp1/p1NpP1N1/3P2P1/8/PP1Q1P1P/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Nxe6+ ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Ismael Kharmadi, Besancon, 1999
    r3k2r/ppp1b2p/4Qp2/3Pn3/5q2/P1N5/BP4PP/1K5R w - - 0 1
    [ d6 if cxd6 Nd5 ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Malina Nicoara, Besancon, 1999
    2r5/p4k1p/1pn1Rp1B/2p4n/P1N5/2Pr4/1P3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rd6 ]



    Kasparov, Part VI. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    Kasparov vs Vladimir Kramnik, Frankfurt, 1999
    4kr2/2qr1p2/p3p1p1/3b3p/5Q1P/1P3P2/1KP1N1P1/3RR3 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxd5 if exd5 Nd4+ Kd8 Ne6+ or if Qxf4 Nxf4 ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Maria Joao Caeiro, Lisbon, 1999
    r2qrbk1/ppp2pp1/2n4p/3np3/4N3/1BPP1Q1P/PP3PP1/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
    [ Bxd5 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Sara Ferreira, Lisbon, 1999
    2rk3r/p1nb1ppp/1p2p3/2n3P1/8/2N1BB2/PPPR1P1P/2K4R w - - 0 1
    [ Bxc5 if bxc5 Rhd1 ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Bruno Martins, Lisbon, 1999
    rn2qrk1/pp1b2pp/1n2p3/2p1P1B1/4N3/3B4/PP3PPP/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Nd6 ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Luis Quintino, Lisbon, 1999
    r5rk/pp1b1q1p/2p1pP1Q/7p/4B3/6R1/PPP2PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rg7 ]

    Kasparov, Part VII. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    White Mates in 5. Kasparov vs Jamie Hillman, Internet, 2000
    3r2k1/4Rb1p/p1q2p2/5Qp1/2pB3N/Pr5P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
    [ Rxf7 ]

    b)
    White Mates in 3. Kasparov vs Alexander Karman, Internet, 2000
    r3rk2/5pn1/pb1nq1pR/1p2p1P1/2p1P3/2P2QN1/PPBB1P2/2K4R w - - 0 1
    [ Qf6 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Raphael Kruse, Internet, 2000
    2k1r1r1/ppq2pp1/2pb1n1p/3n1P2/3P4/P2B1Q1P/1PPB2R1/2KN1R2 w - - 0 1
    [ c4 ]

    d)
    Kasparov vs Jacob Salzberg, Internet, 2000
    2r3k1/pp3p2/5bp1/2pN1pq1/2P1r3/1P2P1P1/P2Q1PK1/3R3R w - - 0 1
    [ f4 ]

    e)
    Kasparov vs Evgeny Bareev, Cannes, 2001
    5k1r/1p6/2b1pNpp/2q1P2N/5P1Q/pPp5/Pn4PK/4R3 w - - 0 1
    [ Nd7+ if Bxd7 Qf6+ mates ]



    Kasparov, Part VIII. White to move and win except where noted.
    a)
    Kasparov vs Viktor Korchnoi, Zurich, 2001
    1rr5/pp3kp1/1n2p1Np/nB1pP1p1/3P4/1PP4R/P4PP1/R3K3 w - - 0 1
    [ Rf3+ if Kxg6 Bd3+ mates ]

    b)
    Kasparov vs Nigel Short, Zurich, 2001
    3brnk1/r6p/1p2pPnQ/pqpp2NN/3P3P/2P3P1/1P3PK1/R3R3 w - - 0 1
    [ f7+ Rxf7 Nxf7 Bf6 (if Kxf7 Qg7#) Nd6 ]

    c)
    Kasparov vs Marco Paulo Carneiro, Sao Paulo, 2004
    3qkb1r/rB1n1ppp/4p3/8/5B2/5Q1P/PPP3P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1


  • 6 years ago · Quote · #3

    hicetnunc

    Could you please tell us what are your sources ? Have you selected the positions and made the diagrams yourself ?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #4

    Dark_Alliance

    hicetnunc wrote:

    Could you please tell us what are your sources ? Have you selected the positions and made the diagrams yourself ?

    i want to knw that too

  • 3 weeks ago · Quote · #5

    best-by-test


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