""The Gambit Files" ist eine Bereicherung am Büchermarkt!" Uwe Bekemann

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 2007/2008 Bundesliga.
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)
Pawel Jaracz vs David Berczes, Germany, 2007
5rbk/3Q2pp/8/1nqp4/1rPRp3/4N1PB/4PP1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if Bxd5 Rxd5 ]

b)
White Mates in 3.
Lubomir Ftacnik 2553 vs Francisco Vallejo Pons 2660, Germany, 2007
7k/1p2b2p/1qp2r2/p3pPQ1/8/P2P3P/1P4B1/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qg8+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4.
Maxim Korman 2113 vs Almira Skripchenko 2438, Germany, 2007
r1b2RB1/pp4p1/q5kp/5p2/3Q1P2/6P1/1PPK3P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bf7+ Kh7 Rh8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5.
Martin Kraemer 2436 vs Daniel Stellwagen 2639, Germany, 2007
r2br3/2qb2k1/pn1pp1p1/1p6/2nNP3/P1N1B3/1PPQ3P/2K2RR1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ Kxg6 Qg2+ Kh5 Qh3+ ]

e)
Fabian Doettling vs Klaus-Juergen Schulz, Germany, 2007
1nrq1rk1/1bp1bppp/p3pn2/1p4B1/3P4/P4NP1/1PQ1PPBP/RN1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Bxf6 Ng5 Bxg5 Bxb7 ]



2007/2008 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Vadim Malakhatko vs Heiko Machelett, Germany, 2008
4n1rk/1p3qrb/p2p4/P1pPp1pP/2P1P3/1P3BRN/3Q2RK/8 w - - 0 1
[ h6 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Thomas Casper vs Ilja Brener, Germany, 2008
6r1/pp3p1k/4bQ1p/2p2P1N/2P5/1P5P/1P3P1q/3R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ Rxg7 Nf6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Vlastimil Babula vs Markus Ragger, Germany, 2008
8/ppk5/2p2pr1/P7/4Pbq1/2NR4/1P3QB1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5+ if Kc8 Nxa7+ or if cxb5 Qc2+ ]

d)
Fabian Doettling vs David Gross, Germany, 2008
8/3n1kp1/1p2p3/p2bP1pP/P2P1p2/3BqP2/1Q3NP1/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Qc3 w/Ng4 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Gennadij Fish vs Kevin Huth, Germany, 2008
r2qrn2/pb2kp1B/1pp4Q/3pP3/3P2p1/2N5/PP4PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Rf1+ ]



2007/2008 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Uwe Boensch vs Gennadij Fish, Germany, 2007
5rk1/R5p1/1p2p3/2b1Bn1B/4p3/6P1/PP4KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ w/...Rf5 ]

b)
Gennadij Fish 2546 vs Thomas Casper 2421, Germany, 2007
3r3k/r1qN2bp/1p2Qpp1/p7/2PRPP2/6P1/PP4BP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc8 if Bh3 f5 ]

c)
Black Mates in 5. Christopher Lutz vs Bartosz Socko, Germany, 2007
8/8/8/8/5nk1/8/7R/4rBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Kg3 ]

d)
Black Mates in 4. Dietmar Kolbus vs Peter Heine Nielsen, Germany, 2007
2r3k1/pb3ppp/8/qP2b3/8/1P6/1P1RQPPP/1K3B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ ]

e)
Andras Flumbort vs Aloyzas Kveinys, Germany, 2007
7k/3q4/pp1p1p2/2pPP1r1/P5nr/2N2Q2/1P1R2P1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf5 if e6 Qh7 mates or if Qe2 Rh1+ mates ]

2007/2008 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part IV. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Vlastimil Babula 2594 vs Romuald Mainka 2490, Germany, 2008
2r3k1/5pp1/1pb4p/4P2q/P1Q5/6P1/1P1B1P1P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3 if Kf1 Qg2+ Ke2 Bf3+ w/...Rxc4 ]

b)
Black Mates in 3. Petr Haba vs Nazar Firman, Germany, 2008
2q3k1/1p4pp/3R1r2/p2bQ3/P7/1N2B3/1PP3rP/R3K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ w/...Qc4+ ]

c)
Martin Senff vs Peter Heine Nielsen, Germany, 2008
5rk1/pb4b1/5r2/5qQ1/7P/2P1B3/PP4P1/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg6 if Qxf5 Rxg2+ Kh1 Rxf5 Rd7 Re2+ ]

d)
Eva Moser vs Tomi Nyback, Germany, 2008
7k/6pp/8/N2B3b/P1Pn4/7P/1P2nr2/3R1N1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3 ]




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