If you are looking to pick up a new opening for Black against 1.e4, you might be interested in the Schliemann Defence and in the book with a collection of tactics in this opening, it is available both in Kindle and Paperback versions. It is also available on Kobo. The second volume covers combinations in the games played in the repertoire lines and illustrate typical tactical ideas for Black. Here are some sample training exercises that illustrate the combinations in 4.Nc3 system. Scroll down to see the solutions.

Lagrotteria – Rombaldoni, 1989

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Black’s turn


Kotan – Sosna, 1991

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Black’s turn


Bagirov – Kholmov, 1961

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Black’s turn


Egorov – Sviridov, 1997

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Black’s turn

 

Solutions

 

Lagrotteria, Salvatore – Rombaldoni, Andrea, 1989

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 Nd4 5. Bc4 c6 6. O-O Qf6 7. d3 Nxf3+ 8. Qxf3 f4 9. Bd2 Nh6 10. Qe2 Be7 11. a4 Nf7 12. Bxf7+ Qxf7 13. a5 O-O 14. Ra4 d6 15. f3 Qh5 16. g4 fxg3 17. hxg3 Rf6 18. Qh2 Bh3 19. Rb4 d5 20. g4

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20. … Qxg4+ 21. fxg4 Rxf1# 0-1


Kotan, Ladislav – Sosna, Jan, 1991

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 Nd4 5. Ba4 Nf6 6. O-O Bc5 7. exf5 O-O 8. d3 d5 9. Bg5 c6 10. Nxd4 exd4 11. Ne2 Bxf5 12. Ng3 Bg6 13. Bb3 Kh8 14. c4 dxc3 15. bxc3 h6 16. Bxf6 Qxf6 17. d4 Bd6 18. Bc2 Bxc2 19. Qxc2 Qg5 20. Rae1 Rf6 21. Qd1 Raf8 22. Re3

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22. … Rxf2 23. Re2

( 23. Rxf2 Qxe3 -/+ )

23. … Bxg3 24. Rexf2 Bxf2+ 25. Rxf2 Qe3 26. Qd2 Qxf2+ 27. Qxf2 Rxf2 28. Kxf2 Kg8 -+ 29. Ke3 Kf7 30. Kd3 Ke6 31. g4 Kf6 32. Ke3 Kg5 33. Kf3 Kh4 34. Kf4 g6 35. a4 a5 36. Ke5 Kxg4 37. Kd6 Kh3 38. Kc7 b5 39. axb5 cxb5 40. Kb6 0-1


Bagirov, Vladimir – Kholmov, Ratmir D, 1961

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. Qe2 Bc5 6. exf5 Qe7 7. Ne4 Nxe4 8. Qxe4 O-O 9. O-O d6 10. Bxc6 bxc6 11. d4 Bxf5 12. Qe2 Bb6 13. dxe5 d5 14. h3 Be4 15. Ng5 Rf5 16. Nxe4 Rxe5 17. Qa6 Rxe4 18. Be3 Re8 19. Bxb6 cxb6 20. Qd3 Qf6 21. b3 h5 22. Rad1 R8e5 23. Qc3 c5 24. Rfe1 Rxe1+ 25. Rxe1

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25. … Re2 26. Rxe2

( 26. Qxf6 Rxe1+ 27. Kh2 gxf6 )

( 26. Qa1 Qxf2+ 27. Kh1 Qxg2# )

26. … Qxc3 0-1


Egorov, Dmitry – Sviridov, Alexander, 1997

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 f5 4. Nc3 Nf6 5. d3 fxe4 6. dxe4 d6 7. O-O Be7 8. h3 O-O 9. Bc4+ Kh8 10. Ng5 Qe8 11. Be6 Nh5 12. Bf7 Rxf7 13. Qxh5 Bxg5 14. Bxg5 Be6 15. b3 Nd4 16. Rac1 Qc6 17. Bd2 Raf8 18. Qh4

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18. … Rf3 19. Nd5

( 19. gxf3 Nxf3+ 20. Kg2 Nxh4+ )

19. … Rxh3!

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20. Qxh3

( 20. Qg5 Ne2# )

20. … Bxh3 21. Kh1 Be6 22. Nb4 Qe8 23. f3 Qh5+ 24. Kg1 Ne2+ 0-1

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