Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Csaba Balogh.
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)
Balogh vs Volodymyr Eryomenko, Mureck, 1998
r3kb1r/pp1b1p2/4p1pp/3pP1N1/3q4/3B4/PP3PPP/R2QR1K1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nxf7 if Rg8 Nxh6 w/Bxg6+ ]

b)
Balogh vs Zoltan Revesz, Paks, 1998
7r/1p1Rn1pp/pr2kp2/4p3/P7/2N1P3/1PP1K1PP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7+ ]

c)
Balogh vs Costantino Aldrovandi, Budapest, 1999
2R5/2N2pkp/1p4p1/p1b3P1/2r5/8/P7/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8+ Kf8 Nd6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Balogh vs Tamas Herman, Budapest, 1999
1r2qbk1/3b1p1p/3p1Pp1/p5Q1/P1B1PR1R/1pP5/1P4PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7 if Kxh7 Rh4+ or if Qxe4 Bxf7+ or if Qe6 Bxe6 ]

e)
Balogh vs Laszlo Gonda, Budapest, 2001
1rb2rk1/1p4bp/pQn3p1/q4p2/8/2N2B2/PP2NPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3+ w/Bxc6 ]



Balogh Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win.
a)
Balogh vs Miklos Kaposztas, Budapest, 2001
2r2k2/p4p1p/1p2p3/qB3p2/P3bR1P/2P5/1P2QPP1/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4 if fxe4 Qxe4 w/b4 ]

b)
Balogh vs Lars Stark, Dortmund, 2001
1qr5/1b2kpp1/pp2pn1p/4N3/3R1Q2/2P4P/PPB2PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ if Nxd7 Qxf7+ mates or if Ke8 Rxf7 (if Nd5 Rf8+ mates) ]

c)
Balogh vs Ronald Frosch, Zalakaros, 2001
r4rk1/6pp/1q2bp2/p1bpB3/1p1N4/1PP2Q2/1P3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc7 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Balogh vs Vasik Rajlich, Budapest, 2002
4Q3/pp3pk1/5bp1/2N1R3/2r5/2q2P2/2P1K1P1/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ if Kh7 Qxf7+ Kh6 Rh1+ ]



e) White Mates in 3. Balogh vs Aleksandra Dimitrijevic, Novi Sad, 2003
rn3k2/pR2b3/4p1Q1/2q1N2P/3R2P1/3K4/P3Br2/8 w - - 0 1

Balogh Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Balogh vs Daniel Christen, Internet, 2003
r2qr1kb/pp1b1p1p/3p2pB/1Bp4n/4P3/2N2P2/PPPQ2P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxd7 if Qxd7 Rxh5 ]

b)
Balogh vs Mikhail Umansky, Internet, 2003
4rk2/1r1qppb1/p1Np2pp/2nPPb2/2p5/2N1Q1B1/RPP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ exd6 if exd6 Bxd6+ ]



c) White Mates in 3. Balogh vs Joseph Gallagher, Basel, 2004
1r2r1k1/5p2/5Rp1/4Q2p/P2B2qP/1NP5/1KP5/8 w - - 0 1

d)
Balogh vs Arkadij Rotstein, Austria, 2006
r3k2r/1b1n1ppp/pp2p3/2bpP3/P2N1PP1/2P3P1/1q3BB1/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Be1 w/Rf2 ]

Csaba Balogh Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Csaba Balogh vs Marijan Petrov, Peristeri, 2010
6k1/p1p2r1p/2n2q1Q/1p3N2/5R2/7P/P1P3P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6 Rxf6 Ne7+ ]

b)
Csaba Balogh vs Thanh Trang Hoang, Hungary, 11/27/2011
6r1/5p1k/2p4p/3pQ3/1q6/6R1/5rPP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg8 Kxg8 Qg3+ ]

c)
Kevin Terrieux vs Csaba Balogh, Bastia, 10/19/2013
6rk/p5qp/1p2p2p/2p1P3/2P2R1n/P1P4P/3Q1PPK/5B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg5 ]

d)
B Takyrbashev vs Csaba Balogh, Istanbul, 8/28/2012
q7/p2b1kpp/1R1Qnn2/5p2/2P5/6P1/1P1NrP1P/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2 Qxd2 Qh1+ ]

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