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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Bundesliga 06/07.
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)
White Mates in 3. Pawel Czarnota vs Zoltan Ribli, Rd 3, 2006
3r1k2/1pr2pR1/p1bq1n1Q/P3pP2/3pP3/3P4/1P2N2P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Rxf7+ ]

b)
David Baramidze vs Sergey Kalinitschew, Rd 4, 2006
1rq1r3/7k/pn2p1p1/n7/Ppp5/1P6/1BQ2PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re5 if c3 or cxb3 Rh5+ mates or if Kh6 Bc1+ mates ]

c)
P Harikrishna vs JM Degraeve, Rd 4, 2006
3q4/p5pk/1pQ1R2p/5r2/6R1/7P/PP3rPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ if Kg8 Rxg7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Thomas Luther vs Vladimir Baklan, Rd 4, 2006
b2r3r/5k2/5Pqp/1pN5/1P1p4/b1PQ4/Pp5P/1K1RRB2 w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ Kxf6 Re6+ ]

e)
Monika Socko vs Manuela Mader, Rd 1, 2006
r4rk1/pp2pp1p/4b3/3n4/Pq6/Q4N2/1P2BPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 ]



Bundesliga 06/07 Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 7. Joanna Dworakowska vs Arita Rieder, Rd. 2, 2006
1rr2k2/p3pp1R/3pb1p1/qp4Q1/3bP3/P1NB1P2/1PP3P1/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 Rxh8+ Kg7 Qh6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 2. Iweta Radziewicz vs Katharina Bacler, Rd 2, 2006
r2q1k1r/3bnp2/p1n1pNp1/3pP1Qp/Pp1P4/2PB4/5PPP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ ]

c)
Sergey Kalinitschew vs Drazen Muse, Rd 7, 2007
2brrbk1/1pqn1pp1/2pp2np/p7/P2NPP2/1PN1B1PP/2P2QBK/3R1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Ndb5 cxb5 Nxb5 if Qc6 e5 or if Qb8 Ba7 ]

d)
Thies Heinemann vs Torsten Sarbok, Rd 8, 2007
3r1k1r/1p3p2/p1n1p1qb/3p1pNp/3P1B1P/2P1R3/PP2QPP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6+ fxe6 Rxe6 if Qg7 Re8+ mates ]

e)
Thomas Luther vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Rd 9, 2007
r1b2k2/1p1n1pp1/pqn1p2p/8/4N3/4Q3/2PRB1PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ if Kxf7 Rxd7+ w/Qxb6 or if Kg8 Rxg7+ ]



Bundesliga 06/07 Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Robert Rabiega vs Luke McShane, Rd 9, 2007
r7/pp3p2/3R2b1/4Rn1p/8/2B2kP1/1P3P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd3+ if Kg4 Bd2 Ne3 Rd4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Raj Tischbierek vs Karsten Mueller, Rd 9, 2007
2k5/1b1r1Rbp/p3p3/Bp4P1/3p1Q1P/P7/1PP1q3/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ ]

c)
Andrei Volokitin vs Sergey Fedorchuk, Rd 9, 2007
1r6/2p2pkp/3p2n1/1q6/2RP2b1/1BQ3B1/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ d5+ Kf8 Ba4 ]

d)
Vladimir Baklan vs Csaba Balogh, Rd 14, 2007
2r1bn1k/3r2pp/1R1p1p2/5P2/p2BP3/2P4P/q1P2Q2/1R3BK1 w - - 0 1
[ c4 w/Ra1 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Dimitrij Bunzmann vs Thies Heinemann, Rd 14, 2007
r3r1k1/7p/2pRR1p1/p7/2P5/qnQ1P1P1/6BP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ ]

Bundesliga 06/07 Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
David Gross vs Henrik Rudolf, Rd 14, 2007
3r2k1/5ppp/p3pb2/4q3/P7/2N2Q2/2r1B1PP/3R2BK w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ Bxd8 Qd3 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Lothar Vogt vs Olaf Teschke, Rd 10, 2007
5r1k/1br3pp/3R4/q1pQ4/p3B2P/P2P2P1/5P2/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf5 Kg8 Qxh7+ Kf7 Qh5+ ]

c)
Rustem Dautov vs Sebastian Siebrecht, Rd 11, 2007
1rbqrbk1/3n1p1p/p5p1/3QP3/2ppNP2/1P4PP/P5B1/1RB1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Re7 Ba3 ]

d)
Radoslav Dolezal vs Marco Thinius, Rd 12, 2007
r1q5/3k1p1p/2Nppn2/p5Q1/1Nn5/5P2/1PP3PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb5 ]

e)
Ralf Appel vs Rainer Tomczak, Rd 13, 2007
2b5/5rbk/p2r2p1/P1pPp1Bp/1pB1Q2P/1P1R1PPq/6R1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 ]



Bundesliga 06/07 Puzzles, Part V. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
White to move and win. Nazar Firman vs Stefan Bromberger, Rd 13, 2007
8/5pk1/R4bp1/p2q3p/7P/r4NP1/4QPK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 ]

b)
David Navara vs Robert Rabiega, Rd 3, 2006
r1b3k1/pp5p/2ppr1pb/8/1NPP4/1P1Q2R1/PB3qBP/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Qxe1+ Kc2 Bf5 Qxf5 Qd2+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 5. Rene Stern vs Vladimir Baklan, Rd 3, 2006
3r2k1/p4ppp/8/4p3/1Q2N1n1/P2qBK2/6PP/2R4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe3+ Kxg4 f5+ ]

d)
Romuald Mainka vs Sergei Movsesian, Rd 4, 2006
6k1/1p2bp2/pBrpp1p1/P3P2p/1P3P2/2P2QKP/2R2RP1/r1q5 b - - 0 1
[ ...h4+ Kg4 dxe5 if Rxc1 f5# ]

e)
Christian Gabriel vs Rustem Dautov, Rd 1, 2006
5rk1/6b1/2p4p/1p2p2q/1Pb1P3/R3QNP1/1n1B1NKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf1+ if Kxf1 Nc4 ]

Bundesliga 06/07 Puzzles, Part VI. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Frank Holzke vs Mihail Saltaev, Rd 5, 2006
8/3r1kp1/4pq1p/3n3P/2p3P1/Pn3P1R/KP6/4R1Q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3+ bxc3 Rd2+ Kb1 Qxc3 ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Lars Thiede vs Robert Kempinski, Rd 5, 2006
8/8/P1Nb1k2/5p2/6p1/2p1K3/2Pr4/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Kg5 Ra4 Bg3 w/...Bf2# ]

c)
Black Mates in 5. Yuri Boidman vs Christian Mann, Rd 6, 2006
1k1r4/pp4qb/4R2p/7P/5p2/2P2Q2/P5B1/K7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Kb2 Rb1+ ]

d)
Stefanie Schulz vs Ekaterina Borulya, Rd 2, 2006
5r2/1p3rkp/p1nq2p1/2p1pn2/3p3P/P2P2P1/1PPQ1PNK/4RRN1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3 Kxg3 e4+ if Kh3 Rf3+ mates or if f4 exf3+ Kh3 f2 ]

e)
Black Mates in 5. Borriss Martin vs Ernst Sipke, Rd 8, 2007
1k6/p1q2p2/1n2p3/NB1nP1P1/2pQ4/3b1KP1/PP1B3r/2RR3r b - - 0 1
[ ...Be2+ Ke4 f5+ exf6 Rh4+ ]

Bundesliga 06/07 Puzzles, Part VII. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Sebastian Siebrecht vs Holger Grund, Rd 9, 2007
5r1k/1p1n2p1/2p1pr2/B2p4/P2P2B1/R5qP/1PP1Qb2/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be3 if Raa1 Rf2 ]

b)
Volkmar Dinstuhl vs Yuri Boidman, Rd 15, 2007
r5k1/1p3ppp/1b1qr3/pB1p4/3PnB2/1N4Pb/PP3P1P/2RQR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf4 if gxf4 Rg6+ mates ]

c)
Zahar Efimenko vs Daniel Stellwagen, Rd 10, 2007
3q3k/b2r2p1/2n2p1p/3B4/P7/1Q4BP/6PK/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 ]

d)
Rainer Tomczak vs Michael Hoffmann, Rd 12, 2007
r2r2k1/2q1bppp/p1n1pn2/1p2N1B1/8/2N4P/PPP1QPP1/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 Qd3 b4 w/...Nxc2 ]

e)
Fabian Lipinsky vs Volkmar Dinstuhl, Rd 13, 2007
4r1k1/r2n1pbp/p2Q2p1/P1pP3n/4PP1q/8/1P2NPBP/R1B1K2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc8 w/...Bf8 ]


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