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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Marco Baldauf.
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)
Erik Becker vs Marco Baldauf, Willingen, 2003
r4rk1/1bq2pbp/pp1p1nP1/4p2n/2P1P3/1P1B1N2/PB1NQ1PP/4RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 if Qe3 Ng4 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Marco Baldauf vs Johannes Kvisla, Urgup, 2004
r7/ppq4p/2p1n1p1/2p3Pk/3PNr2/2Q5/PPP2RP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh3+ Rh4 g4# ]

c)
Marco Baldauf vs Bernhard Gerstner, Bad Wiessee, 2008
r3r1k1/pb1nbp2/1pN1p2p/2n1B1p1/8/2N3P1/PP2PPBP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Nxd7 Nxe7+ if Rxe7 Bxb7 Rd8 Bc7 ]

d)
Nils Czybik vs Marco Baldauf, Willingen, 2008
8/1pN3k1/3p2p1/p1p4P/2P4q/1P3n2/P5KP/3Q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxf3 Qxh5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Maximilian Koelsch vs Marco Baldauf, Willingen, 2008
6k1/1p4p1/p3p2p/1q1p1p2/1P1PPn2/PQ3P2/7P/5NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2 if Ne3 Nh3+ Kh1 Qxf3+ ]

Marco Baldauf puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Georg Kravanja vs Marco Baldauf, Graz, 2014
4r2k/1p2r1b1/pB1p4/P2P1b1q/4NPn1/3p1Q2/1P1N2RP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Stefan Schneider vs Marco Baldauf, Germany, 2016
6k1/1p5p/p2P2p1/P2q1p2/7Q/B1P3P1/3p1K1P/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ if Kxf1 d1/Q+ or if Ke3 Rf3+ ]

c)
Marco Baldauf vs Arik Braun, Riga, 2017
3rr1k1/4q1b1/1pnp1np1/p1p1p1Bp/2P1P3/1P1Q1PPB/P1NR3P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 Qd5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Reinhard Sellmair vs Marco Baldauf, Gmund am Tegernsee, 2017
8/1Q1b1pk1/p3q1p1/4R3/1P1pP3/P5p1/6Br/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Kxg2 Qh3+ Kf3 g2+ ]


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