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Here are some chess puzzles from the 2010/11 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)
Mateusz Bartel vs Piotr Murdzia, Germany, 2010
r5rk/1pp2Rpp/n2q4/1b1Pp1Q1/4P3/3N2P1/P5BP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ R1f6 if gxf6 Qh6 or if Qd8 Nxe5 Nc5 Ng6+ mates ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Maria Schoene vs Veronika Kiefhaber, Germany, 2010
3r2k1/pp3p1p/1q2pQp1/3rR2P/3p4/1PP1RP2/P5P1/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ h6 if Kf8 Rxe6 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Laszlo Gonda vs David Hoeffer, Germany, 2010
4q3/p4k2/1p1P2p1/3pQp1p/7P/P3P1R1/2r1r1PK/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 2. David Howell vs Tomasz Warakomski, Germany, 2010
rnR5/p3p1kp/4p1pn/bpP5/5BP1/5N1P/2P2P2/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Be5+ ]

e)
Christov Kleijn vs Arik Braun, Germany, 2010
2r1k2r/1p2bp2/1n2bp1p/2q5/p2NQ3/4RN2/PPP2PPP/2KR4 w k - 0 1
[ Nxe6 fxe6 Qg6+ Kf8 Nd4 ]



2010/11 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Benjamin Bok vs Aleksandar Berelovich, Germany, 2010
4r1k1/p4ppp/1p3n2/3p4/3B4/1PP5/P1r2PPP/R3RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8 Nxe8 Ke1 Nd6 Kd1 Rb2 c4 ]

b)
Roman Slobodjan vs Andrei Maksimenko, Germany, 2010
r3k2r/5p2/p3bnpp/q3p3/4P1PP/b1p2P1B/P1Q1NB2/1R2K2R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Bb6 ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Tanja Butschek vs Julia Krasnopeyeva, Germany, 2011
r1b2k2/1p1p1r1B/n4p2/p1qPp3/2P4N/4P1R1/PPQ3PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ ]

d)
Aleksander Mista vs Jan Smeets, Germany, 2011
2b4k/2q2pbp/5N2/3Pp3/2p1P3/1rQ3RP/1P4P1/1B5K w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 Kxg7 Ne8+ ]

e)
Anish Giri vs Viesturs Meijers, Germany, 2011
2r2rk1/4qp2/p3pp1p/npb5/8/2N3P1/PP2PPBP/1Q1R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Ba7 Rd7 Qxd7 (if Qb4 Nxf6+ mates) Nxf6+
or if Rfd8 Nxc5 Rxc5 Rxd8 Qxd8 b4
]

2010/11 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Igor Glek vs Malte Meyer, Germany, 2011
rnb2rk1/ppp2ppp/8/2q5/3N4/1Qb1P1P1/PPP3BP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Kh8 Qxc3 Qd6 Nf5 ]

b)
Ruud Janssen vs Gunter Spiess, Germany, 2011
1rb2rk1/1pqnbppp/p3pn2/8/P1B1N3/1P2PN2/1BQ2PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Neg5 if g6 Nxe6 ]

c)
Wouter Spoelman vs Martin Kraemer, Germany, 2011
6k1/p1qbRnpp/8/3p4/8/P1P5/2Q3PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qf5 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Ralf Appel vs Andrei Nestor Cioara, Germany, 2010
2r2rk1/1b2qppp/1p6/pPnp4/3Q4/P1R1PN2/4BPPP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb3 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska vs Anastasia Savina, Germany, 2010
3r2k1/5p2/8/1p4pN/2p5/1PR3P1/5P1P/4n2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd3 if Rc1 c3 ]

2010/11 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part IV. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 3. Eva Kulovana vs Tatiana Melamed, Germany, 2010
5rk1/6pp/p3p3/1P6/3bB3/6P1/2P3P1/1R5K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf6 ]

b)
Black Mates in 3. Anne Higgelke vs Kristyna Havlikova, Germany, 2010
5rk1/1p2p2p/2p3p1/3P1q2/P1b1n3/P3b3/6PP/B2RQB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 7. Zbynek Hracek vs Stephen Gordon, Germany, 2010
1r6/3n4/1P1pp1k1/1R2p2p/N3n1pB/1P1RP3/6PK/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...g3+ if Bxg3 Ndf6 ]

d)
Shayesteh Ghader Pour vs Ekaterina Borulya, Germany, 2010
r4rk1/5ppp/2pq1n2/p4P2/1pP5/3B4/PPQ3PP/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4 g3 Ne3 ]

e)
Black Mates in 4. Edyta Jakubiec vs Evgeniya Doluhanova, Germany, 2011
5rk1/1R4b1/3p4/1P1P4/4Pp2/3B1Pnb/PqRK1Q2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc3+ Kd1 Qb1+ ]

2010/11 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part V. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 3. Thomas Lentrodt vs Dennis Breder, Germany, 2011
4r3/p3P2r/4R3/5p2/1P3P2/P7/2Rn1k1P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ ]

b)
Katerina Nemcova vs Evgeniya Doluhanova, Germany, 2011
3r4/1R4pp/5pk1/4p3/4N3/1PP2P2/br4PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb1 if h4 Rd1+ Kh2 Bxe4 ]

c)
Svetlana Oleneva vs Dorota Sikorska, Germany, 2011
5rk1/ppp1q1pp/n2p4/3Ppn2/1PP1Brb1/P4NP1/3NQP1P/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 Qd3 Rxe4 Qxe4 Bxf3 Nxf3 Nxf3+ Kg2 Nd2 ]

d)
Ilja Schneider vs Roeland Pruijssers, Germany, 2011
1r2r1k1/p4pp1/2pq3p/2nb4/NQ6/1P1B3P/P4PP1/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1+ Rxe1 Rxb4 ]

e)
Michal Luch vs Etienne Bacrot, Germany, 2011
r1r2bk1/5p1p/2R1p1p1/p2q4/QP1P4/P3B1P1/5P1P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...axb4 if Rxc8 Rxa4 Bh6 Ra8 Bxf8 Rxc8 Rxc8 Qb7 Re8 Qc6
or if Qc2 b3 Qc3 Rxc6 Qxc6 b2
]


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