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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 2009/2010 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.
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a)
Tomi Nyback vs Ulf Von Herman, Germany, 2009
r1bqrbk1/p4p1p/2n3p1/2ppP1Nn/6Q1/PP1B4/1B1N1PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if Bxe6 Qxh5 or if f5 Bxf5 ]

b)
Karina Szczepkowska vs Nadine Busse, Germany, 2009
6kb/ppq1n3/6p1/3bp1N1/3p4/P2P2P1/1PPB1QB1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb4 ]

c)
Stephanie Bauer vs Katrin Berthold, 2009
2q1r1k1/ppr4p/5n1B/3pN1p1/3Pn1P1/4Q2R/PP5P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 if Nxf6 Qxg5+ mates ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Katharina Boeck vs Hanna Hoffmann, Germany, 2009
2rk3r/RQ3ppp/5b2/2p1p3/3q4/2NP3P/1PP3P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 ]

e)
Dana Reizniece 2341 vs Evgenija Ovod 2447, Germany, 2009
r1r5/1b1nq1k1/p2b2p1/4ppP1/1p1P2Q1/1B2PN2/1P1B1P2/1K1R3R w - f6 0 1
[ Rh7+ if Kxh7 Qh3+ mates ]



2009/2010 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Monika Socko vs Edyta Jakubiec, Germany, 2009
5r1k/1q4b1/p1b3Qp/1pPNp3/1P2p3/PB5R/6PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6 ]

b)
Heike Vogel vs Anke Freter, Germany, 2009
r3k2r/pb1n1p2/1p1bpn1p/6p1/1qNPP3/3B4/PP2Q1PP/R4KNR w kq - 0 1
[ a3 ]

c)
Michael Bezold 2517 vs Alexei Shirov 2732, Germany, 2009
r2q1rk1/1ppnbppp/2b1p3/p5B1/Pn1PP3/2N2NP1/1P2QPBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ d5 ]

d)
Dennis Breder vs Drazen Muse, Germany, 2009
r2r4/pp2k1p1/5p1p/2bB4/3n4/P4N2/1P3PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rhe1+ ]

e)
Rustem Dautov vs Maria Schoene, Germany, 2009
3r4/1n2pp2/3p1kpQ/2pP4/1pP1q3/1P1N2P1/r4P2/2R3KR w - - 0 1
[ Rh4 if Qxd3 Rf4+ mates ]



2009/2010 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win.
a)
Roeland Pruijssers vs Stephan Giemsa, Germany, 2009
1r4k1/pp1b2pp/2n1pr2/q1np4/3N1P1P/2N5/PPPQ2P1/1K1R1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 if Bxc6 Nxd5 ]

b)
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave vs Sergey Fedorchuk, Germany, 2009
3q1rn1/2p2ppk/1bb4p/4pN2/4P3/1BP2Q2/5PPP/2B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba3 ]

c)
Rainer Polzin vs Nazar Firman, Germany, 2009
r1q1r1k1/2p1n1pb/p2n1p2/1p1P4/2P3PN/P3R3/4BP2/B2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ c5 if Ne4 d6 cxd6 cxd6 Ng6 d7 ]

2009/2010 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part IV. Black to move and win.
a)
Erasmus Gerigk vs Henrik Teske, Germany, 2009
8/5pkp/p3q3/8/2PnpQ2/3r3P/P5P1/4BR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ if gxh3 Qxh3+ Kg1 Ne2+ ]

b)
Vlastimil Babula 2566 vs Stefan Fruebing 2305, Germany, 2009
2rr2k1/p4pPp/1p1p2p1/3R4/1PPpPQnq/P4P2/7P/2R2BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2+ Kh1 Ne3 ]

c)
Stefan Bromberger vs Evgeniy Najer, Germany, 2009
r1b1k2r/1pq1bp2/p2pp3/4n1B1/4P1n1/2NB1N1P/PPPQ2P1/R4RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qc5+ Kh1 Nxf3 ]

d)
Christian Maier vs Falko Bindrich, Germany, 2009
r4rk1/1p4pp/pq1P4/4P3/4Qpbb/2N5/PPPK2P1/R1B2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3+ if Qxe3 fxe3+ w/...Rxf1 ]

e)
Peter Enders vs Alexandre Dgebuadze, Germany, 2009
6k1/3b1qp1/2nBp1pp/3pP3/R1pP2QP/2P3N1/1rP2PP1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb1+ Ke2 Nxd4+ ]

f)
Black Mates in 8. Anna Muzychuk 2542 vs Oliver Reeh 2442, Germany, 2009
1k4r1/pPb5/P1q2Q2/4P3/2p5/2P2P1p/1P2R1r1/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2 if Qxc6 Rxe1+ Kh2 Rxe5 or if Rxe2 Qc5 ]



2009/2010 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Ilja Schneider, Germany, 2010
3qk2r/3r1ppp/p1p1p1n1/2B5/2p5/6Q1/P1P2PPP/3RR1K1 w k - 0 1
[ Rb1 if Qf6 Rb8+ Rd8 Rd1 ]

b)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Ulf Von Herman, Germany, 2010
r4rk1/1bp2p1p/p2bpn2/4N3/1pBP1Npq/4QP2/PPP4P/1K1R2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng2 Qh5 fxg4 Qxh2 Qg5+ Kh8 Qxf6+ Kg8 Nxf7 ]

c)
Dmitry Svetushkin vs Arnd Lauber, Germany, 2010
3r2k1/6p1/1pp1p2P/4q3/1pP1N2P/8/Pn2Q3/1K3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Qg4+ ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Katerina Nemcova vs Doreen Troyke, Germany, 2010
5rk1/3R4/1b5p/4p1p1/P3N3/1P2q3/K5Q1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if Rxf6 Qd5+ ]

e)
Carmen Beltz vs Karin Haack, Germany, 2010
4b1k1/1p3p1p/pQqp1Pp1/8/8/1PP2N1P/1P4P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qe3 if d5 Nd4 w/Qxe8+ or Qh6 ]

2009/2010 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part VI. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Robert Huebner vs Ruud Janssen, Germany, 2010
2r2rk1/pq1n1pp1/3P4/1p2p1p1/2p5/P1N3P1/1PP2P1P/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

b)
Pawel Jaracz vs Stefan Fruebing, Germany, 2010
6k1/4bpn1/1p1p3p/1PpPqP2/2Pp3B/3P1QPB/7K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe7 ]

c)
Marine Zschischang vs Petra Blazkova, Germany, 2010
1r4rk/1p2p3/3p3p/p1pP3p/PnPqPPb1/4R1P1/1P3N1K/1QB3R1 w - - 0 1
[ b3 w/Rge1 & Bb2 ]

d)
Regina Hedwig Berglitz vs Hanna Marie Klek, Germany, 2010
3r3k/1pb1np2/2p1nq2/p3pN1p/4P2P/P1P1B1R1/2B3P1/2Q4K w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 Nxg5 hxg5 Qe6 g6 if Ng8 g7+ Kh7 Qg5 Qg6 Qh4 ]

e)
Marlena Chlost vs Manuela Mader, Germany, 2010
6k1/4qppp/4p3/p2r4/3P4/P7/1n1BQPPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb1 if Na4 Rb8+ ]


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2009/2010 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part VII. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Pauline Mertens vs Katrin Grohmann, Germany, 2010
r4rk1/3R3p/1q2pQp1/p7/P7/8/1P5P/4RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ w/Rf7+ ]

b)
Dana Reizniece vs Kristin Mueller-Ludwig, Germany, 2010
4rqk1/2p4p/1n1p1Qp1/3P2P1/1P3P2/8/5K2/4RB2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8 Qxe8 Bh3 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Thies Heinemann vs Sebastian Siebrecht, Germany, 2010
1qbbr2Q/r3kp2/pp1p4/3P1B2/1PP5/6nP/P4PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re1+ if Be6 Rxe6+ ]

2009/2010 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part VIII. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Pauline Mertens vs Martina Skogvall, Germany, 2010
3q1r1k/6bp/p2pbr2/3Npp1Q/B7/8/PP3PPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh6 Qf3 Qh4 Rfe1 Qxa4 ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Drazen Muse vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Germany, 2010
r5r1/2p2p1k/p2p1n1b/NP6/PQ1PpP2/R3PqBp/7K/5BR1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ Kxh3 Nf2+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 5. Martina Skogvall vs Franziska Hippe, Germany, 2010
6k1/R5p1/R2pp3/1p2p2p/3nP2P/2K2PP1/4r2N/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...b4+ if Kxb4 Rb1+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 5. Michael Adams vs Alexander Areshchenko, Germany, 2010
k7/1p5p/p1q3pb/P4p2/2P1r2P/1PBQ2P1/3p1P2/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Qh1+ ]

e)
Vyacheslav Ikonnikov vs Vugar Gashimov, Germany, 2010
8/5qk1/3p2p1/2pPb2p/1r5P/2N1Q1P1/RP4K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg4 ]

2009/2010 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part IX. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Norman Schuetze vs Juergen Kaufeld, Germany, 2010
2r2bk1/1p3ppp/3p4/5b2/3nqP2/pP6/K1PQ1R1P/B3N1R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxb3 if Qd1 Nxa1 Nd3 Qc4+ Kxa1 Qc3+ mates ]

b)
Black Mates in 9. Evgeny Degtiarev vs Anna Muzychuk, Germany, 2010
r5k1/1p2q3/4b1rp/p3B3/4Pp2/5P2/PP4B1/1QRR3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ Kg1 Rxg2+ Kxg2 Bh3+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 4. Julian Jorczik vs Christian Scholz, Germany, 2010
8/p7/2p5/2P5/kn6/1N6/p7/K7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ka3 if Nd4 a5 ]

d)
Zoltan Medvegy 2556 vs Lars Thiede 2450, Germany, 2010
2r3k1/1b4b1/p4p1p/5Pp1/P1q3r1/5N2/QB4PP/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa2 Rxa2 Rc2 & ...Bd5 ]

e)
Erasmus Gerigk vs Ralf Appel, Germany, 2010
3r2k1/pp2qpbp/6p1/P2pr2n/R1n5/2N2P2/1PP1N1PP/2BQR2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ if hxg3 Rh5+ Kg1 Qc5+ Nd4 Bxd4+ ]

2009/2010 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part X. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Andreas Schenk vs Evgeny Postny, Germany, 2010
r4rk1/p5qp/3p4/2p1p3/2P1p1P1/1P3nP1/P3QPK1/2R1NR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh6 ]

b)
Arkadij Naiditsch 2687 vs Wouter Spoelman 2540, Germany, 2010
q6k/r7/5P1p/2Q1p3/8/1P6/3R4/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Kc2 Ra2+ Kd3 Qf1+ ]

c)
Hans-Joachim Vatter vs Roeland Pruijssers, Germany, 2010
6k1/1pp2r2/1b4p1/p4qB1/4pPQ1/2P4P/1P4PK/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg4 hxg4 Bf2 if Re2 Rh7+ mates ]

d)
Martina Skogvall 2100 vs Hilkka Saal 1695, Germany, 2010
r1b1r1k1/p6p/2p2bp1/2Npq3/8/P1P2B1P/1P1Q2P1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 if Qf2 Be3+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 6.
Lars Thiede 2450 vs Christian Troyke 2350, Germany, 2010
2k4r/1b2Q1p1/1P2p3/1q1P1p2/4PPn1/3P2NP/2r3B1/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ if Bxh3 Rh2+ ]


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