Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Axel Bachmann.
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)
Bachmann vs Pacheco Gallardo, Bento Goncalves, 2000
r4rk1/pp2ppbp/2n1bnp1/2q3N1/7Q/2N3P1/PP2PPBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nce4 ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Bachmann vs Diego Sosa, Asuncion, 2001
r1bqk2r/ppppb1pp/3n4/3BN3/1n6/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQR1K1 w kq - 0 1
[ Qh5+ g6 Nxg6 Nxd5 Nxh8+ Kf8 Qxh7 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Ricardo Guillen vs Bachmann, Asuncion, 2001
r1bqk1nr/ppp2ppp/2nb4/3pp3/8/3P1Q1N/PPP1PPPP/RNB1KB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 w/...Nxc2+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. RF De Kleine vs Bachmann, Internet, 2003
4rrk1/1b2b2p/ppn5/3p1pnq/1P1N2p1/P1PB2P1/5PNP/R1BQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 w/...Nf3+ ]

e)
White Mates in 2. Bachmann vs Vladimir Galakhov, Internet, 2003
6R1/5r1k/p6b/1pB1p2q/1P6/5rQP/5P1K/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]



Bachmann Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Bachmann vs Franklin Manotas, Internet, 2003
2r4k/1p3r1p/p2Bb3/4P1R1/3p1p2/3P1Q1q/PP5P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxh3 Bxh3 e6 if Bxe6 Be5+ mates ]

b)
Bachmann vs Martin Marinangeli, Bogota, 2004
4rrkb/pb4q1/1p1ppnpQ/5pN1/2p1PP2/2PP1BP1/PP1B4/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7 Bxg7 e5 ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Bachmann vs Moreno Garcia, Calvia, 2004
1qb2rk1/3n1p1p/1p1p1Pp1/rP1N4/2PBP2Q/3P3P/3b2B1/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Nxg6+ if fxg6 f7+ or if Kg8 Ne7+ ]

d)
Bachmann vs Valdes Escobar, Balneario Camboriu, 2005
6k1/1b2rppp/pQnpp3/N1r4N/1p2PPPP/8/PPq5/K2R2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxb7 if Rb5 Qxa6 Rexb7 Rc1 ]

e)
Bachmann vs Rueda Zieniewicz, Posadas, 2005
r3n1k1/2qnb1pp/1pbp4/p3prP1/P7/2N1BN1P/1PPQ1PB1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qd8 Nh4 Rf8 Nxe7+ ]

Bachmann Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Bachmann vs Fernando Frare, San Jose de Rio Preto, 2005
3r1rkb/1q3p1p/p2p1RpP/2pnP1P1/P7/2N1B3/1PP2Q2/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 Qxd5 e6 if Bxf6 Qxf6 mates ]

b)
Black to move and win. Marco Pacheco vs Bachmann, Turin, 2006
r1bqr1k1/ppp2pbp/2np2p1/8/2PNPn2/2N1BP2/PP1QB1PP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 if Bxd4 Qg5 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Zviad Izoria vs Bachmann, Miami, 2007
3q1rk1/3r2bp/1p6/2P2p1b/2PnpB2/4N1P1/5PBP/1R2QRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kh1 Bc3 ]


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