Here are some chess puzzles from the games of David Berczes.
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)
White mates in 4.
David Berczes vs David Toronyi, Paks, 2000
r4q2/5N1p/b1p3p1/ppn2p1k/3Q4/PB1P4/1PP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ g4+ if fxg4 Re5+ or if Kh4 Qf2+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
David Berczes vs Janos Heindrich, Budapest, 2001
2r1kr2/p4pb1/8/3NPQ1p/1pq5/8/PPP5/1K1R1R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
David Berczes vs Adam Radnai, Budapest, 2001
1r5k/7q/p1b2r1P/4p2R/1p2np2/1B3P2/PP2N1Q1/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
David Berczes vs Zombor Erdelyi, Budapest, 2002
8/3p2pk/b1p2P1p/4Q3/pq6/8/6PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Qf5+ if g6 Qxd7+ ]

e)
David Berczes vs Adam Szeberenyi, Budapest, 2005
3r2k1/p3p1b1/1pb1p1Q1/n2q4/3P3P/3BB3/P4PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 Nxc6 Bh6 Qxd4 Qh7+ mates ]



David Berczes puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Berczes vs Simon Widmer, Biel, 2005
6rk/p4p1p/1p3PpQ/n2p3q/8/7N/P5PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
David Berczes vs Ido Porat, Budapest, 2005
rn3rkb/pbq2p2/1p2p2P/3pP1p1/3P4/P2B1N2/1P3PP1/R2QK2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Kxh7 Nxg5+ Kg8 h7+ Kg7 Qh5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
David Berczes vs Axel Smith, Stockholm, 2006
5r1k/b5p1/4p1p1/1p4B1/rP2R3/6PB/5P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh4+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
David Berczes vs Raj Tischbierek, Germany, 2007
1k4br/p1q2p2/3b2p1/4Q1NP/3pBB2/8/PKP2P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ ]

e)
David Berczes vs Sergei Reutsky, Plovdiv, 2008
2b1r3/4q2p/1Np3pk/2Qp1p2/1P3P2/n3P1PP/6B1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe7 ]

David Berczes puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
David Berczes vs Zlatko Ilincic, Budapest, 2008
r3q3/1pp4k/p3p1N1/2Pn2bb/3BQp2/5P1B/PP2P2P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Nf8+ Kg8 Qh7+ ]

b)
David Berczes vs Ralf Akesson, Stockholm, 2009
8/1p3rpk/3q1pNp/1b5P/p2pp3/P3P1R1/1PR2PP1/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 if Rf8 Nxf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
David Berczes vs John Richardson, England, 2009
5R2/2r2p1p/2p1kp2/p1P1pN2/4P3/P4KP1/5P1P/2b5 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 if Rd7 Re8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
David Berczes vs Ante Saric, Rogatska Slatina, 2009
6rk/1pr3pp/1P1RQR2/p5N1/P7/B3b2P/4q1P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qxg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
David Berczes vs Siyuan Shen, Budapest, 2009
5r2/pp4k1/5p2/2pq4/3nR3/3Q4/PP6/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ if Kg8 Rg4+ or if Kxh7 Rh4+ ]

David Berczes puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Berczes vs Dmitry Stets, Sautron, 2010
2Qb1rk1/ppB4p/2p5/2q5/8/3p4/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kg7 Be5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
David Berczes vs Nikita Maiorov, Sautron, 2010
1b1q1r1k/3pNppp/3P4/ppr5/2bR4/6P1/PPQ1PPBP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

c)
David Berczes vs Jole Petrov, Sibenik, 2011
6k1/5p2/p1qb1np1/3p3p/P1nPp3/1QN1P1P1/4BPKP/4B3 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 Nxd5 Bxc4 Ne7 Bxf7+ ]

d)
David Berczes vs Orazly Annageldyev, Budapest, 2013
2nr3r/p1R2ppk/4b2p/8/3N4/8/P2RBPPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3+ if g6 Nxe6 or if Kg8 Nxe6 fxe6 Bg6 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
David Berczes vs Andrey Gorovets, Houston, 2013
5r2/pQ5p/1b1P3k/6Nq/1p4n1/2rB2B1/P5PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxg5 h4+ ]

David Berczes puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
David Berczes vs Sebastian Peczely, Zalakaros, 2014
2rr3Q/1p4p1/pqn2k2/5p2/2BP1pP1/b1P4P/PP1R1P2/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4+ Kg6 gxf5+ Kxf5 Bd3# ]

b)
David Berczes vs Thomas Engqvist, Budapest, 2014
3rkb1r/ppq1pp1p/2n1bnp1/1B2N3/N2Pp3/1Q3PP1/PP1B3P/2R1K2R w Kk - 1 0
[ Nxc6 if Bxb3 Ne5+ Qc6 Bxc6+ or if bxc6 Rxc6 ]

c)
David Berczes vs Joshua Friedel, Philadelphia, 2016
3r3k/1nRr3p/3P1p2/p3p1p1/3Q1B2/P4qP1/5P1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 fxe5 Qxe5+ Kg8 Rxd7 Rxd7 Qe8+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
David Berczes vs Nikhil Kumar, Saint Louis, 2017
3q3k/pbr3p1/1p2r2p/3B4/2P1P3/6P1/PB1Q3P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6 if Qxd2 Rf8+ Kh7 Bf5+ g6 Rh8# or if Qg5 Rf8+ Kh7 Qxg5 ]

e)
David Berczes vs Nikhil Kumar, Irving, 2018
5Rrk/p3Q1pp/8/2p3PP/P1q5/6PK/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ h6 ]

David Berczes puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
David Berczes vs Vladyslav Tiba, Budapest, 2019
r6q/2p3kp/p2p1p2/5Q2/1PP1BB2/6P1/Pr3b2/3R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Qd7+ if Kg8 Bd5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Imre Tornai vs David Berczes, Budapest, 2000
4k2r/6p1/5pNp/3Pp3/1bP5/1p1Q4/1P3qPP/1BK5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Zeev Dub vs David Berczes, Budapest, 2002
2r4k/5Qp1/4p2P/P3p3/1b2Pn2/5P2/7P/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Kf2 Be1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Istvan Dombai vs David Berczes, Budapest, 2002
rnb1r1k1/ppqp1p1p/3b1p2/2pP4/8/1PP2PP1/P2NN2P/R2QKB1R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Bxg3+ ]

e)
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs David Berczes, Heraklio, 2002
2r2bk1/1b4p1/3n2Pp/3q4/pBB2Q2/7N/P4R1P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc4 Bxd6 Bxd6 Qxd6 Qe4 ]

David Berczes puzzles, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Zlatko Ilincic vs David Berczes, Budapest, 2006
7r/1p4k1/2b2n2/pNn2P2/P1PQ4/4p1q1/1P2R1B1/4N1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2+ Kg1 Qh1+ ]

b)
Vilmos Hando vs David Berczes, Hungary, 2008
3r4/7k/1p1bb1np/3B1p2/P2PpP1P/4N1r1/1K1N2P1/4RR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 Nxd5 Ba3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Dietmar Kolbus vs David Berczes, Stockholm, 2009
2r3k1/R1b2p2/4r3/2B2b1p/1P5q/4PQ2/P5B1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh2+ Kh1 Bg3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Bo Jacobsen vs David Berczes, Stockholm, 2010
3r3k/pb3p1p/1p2p2Q/6P1/4Nn2/1P6/P4P2/1q3BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ ]

e)
Laszlo Zsinka vs David Berczes, Hungary, 2011
3b2k1/pr3p1p/2q1p1p1/8/R7/2P2N2/P1Q2PPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa4 ]

f)
Black mates in 2.
Kore Akshayraj vs David Berczes, South Padre Island, 2014
1r3rk1/2q3p1/Qn2R1p1/1B1P2P1/3P3b/1p2p3/1B2K3/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc2+ ]

g)
Black mates in 3.
Petra Papp vs David Berczes, Hungary, 2017
6k1/1R2R1p1/3p1r2/p3pN1p/5n1K/r5P1/7P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5+ Kxg5 Rg6+ ]


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