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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 2011-12 Bundesliga.
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)
Alexander Gasthofer vs Martin Zumsande, Germany, 2011
1rnk4/pP6/5p1p/N2rp1p1/1p4P1/4P2P/1P2KP2/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6+ Kc7 bxc8Q+ Rxc8 Nxb4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Volker Seifert vs Ilja Zaragatski, Germany, 2011
5rk1/2q1p1b1/p1npP1Q1/2pb2B1/1r4B1/5PP1/PP5P/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 Rxg4 fxg4 ]

c)
Benjamin Bok vs Alexander Naumann, Germany, 2011
4kb2/p4p2/1p3P2/3KP3/1P1R4/7r/3B4/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kc6 Bh6 Bxh6 Rxh6 Kc7 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Vladimir Potkin vs Klaus Bischoff, Germany, 2011
2Q1qk2/6p1/3PpnRp/p4p1P/P2P4/8/1r1B1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ if gxf6 Bxh6+ or if Kg8 Qxe8+ ]

e)
Francisco Vallejo Pons vs Klaus Bischoff, Germany, 2011
2brk3/1p3p2/p2b3r/3B1p1p/P2Rp3/4N3/1PP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb7 if Bxb7 Nxf5 or if Bxh2+ Kxh2 Rxd4 Rxd4 Nxf5 ]

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2011-12 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Predrag Nikolic vs Andrei Maksimenko, Germany, 2011
4r1k1/r2n1pp1/p3p2p/3pN3/1b1P4/3BP3/5PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 Rb7 Rdb1 a5 Rxa5 if Rb6 Nxb4 or if Bxa5 Rxb7 ]

b)
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Olaf Heinzel, Germany, 2011
r1b4r/ppQ1bk1p/2p1ppp1/5q2/3P4/6B1/PPP1BP1P/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ d5 if e5 d6 or if cxd5 Bd6 or if exd5 Bg4 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Piotr Bobras vs Alexandre Dgebuadze, Germany, 2011
1q4k1/1r3rp1/4bP1Q/1n1pP3/1BpP3N/2P5/2P2K2/q5RR w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Joerg Wegerle, Germany, 2011
3r4/r1p1R3/p1Bn2kp/P6p/3P2P1/3K4/8/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ gxh5+ Kxh5 Rg7 ]

e)
Aleksandar Berelovich vs Peter Acs, Germany, 2011
1r3r1k/ppp4p/5Nb1/q1p1p3/8/P7/1PPR1QPP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Qh4 if Qa6 Nd7 Qe6 Nxb8 or if Rbc8 Rd7 mates ]



2011-12 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Emanuel Berg vs Wouter Spoelman, Germany, 2011
r1b1kb1r/1p1n1p1p/p4np1/4pNB1/2B1P3/q1N5/P1PQ2PP/1R2K2R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Nd5 gxf5 Nxf6+ Nxf6 Bxf6 if Be6 Rb3 or if Rg8 Qd8# ]

b)
Rustam Kasimdzhanov vs Henrik Teske, Germany, 2011
1r1Nbk2/2n4p/5P1p/1p6/p7/8/P2R1KPP/2rBR3 w - - 0 1
[ f7 if Bc6 Rd6 Bd5 Rxd5 or if Bxf7 Nxf7 Kxf7 Bh5+ ]

c)
Hedinn Steingrimsson vs Dariusz Swiercz, Germany, 2011
5rk1/p4pp1/2B3bp/1PQ5/5n1q/PN2R2P/5P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ if Kh7 Rg3 or if Kxf8 Re8# ]

d)
Alexander Goloshchapov vs Romuald Mainka, Germany, 2012
4rbk1/3n1p2/1ppp1rp1/p6p/P1P1PP1q/1P2BQNP/6P1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 gxf5 Bf2 fxe4 Bxh4 exf3 Rxe8 ]

e)
Jonny Hector vs Boris Grachev, Germany, 2012
8/p4kp1/1pnRr2p/5p1P/8/P4N2/KPP3P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6 ]



2011-12 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Paul Hoffmann vs Lothar Vogt, Germany, 2012
2rr2k1/pb2bpp1/1p3n1p/n3q3/5N2/P1N1B3/QP2BPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6 Qc7 Nb5 ]

b)
Arkadij Naiditsch vs Peter Michalik, Germany, 2012
5r2/bp1k2p1/p1n5/P2rp1BP/1nNpN3/1R6/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd2 if Nc2 Rxb7+ Ke6 Rc7 or if Rb5 Ncd6 ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Vladimir Potkin vs Nils Grandelius, Germany, 2012
5K2/6pk/7P/3B2P1/r4N2/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg8+ ]

d)
Tomi Nyback vs Benjamin Bok, Germany, 2012
5rk1/3P3p/6p1/2Qb1p2/8/8/3q2PP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 d8Q+ ]

e)
White Mates in 2. Martin Kraemer vs Klaus Bischoff, Germany, 2012
8/3RN1k1/7p/pp4pP/P7/nB6/1b3PPK/2r5 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ ]

2011-12 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part V. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Markus Ragger vs Zoltan Almasi, Germany, 2012
5r2/p4pkp/1q4pN/4P1Q1/4p3/3bR1P1/r4P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng4 if Rg8 Qh6+ Kh8 Nf6 or if Kg8 Qh6 f6 exf6 Rxf6 Rdxd3 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Zoltan Ribli vs Olaf Wegener, Germany, 2012
2r5/2k2p1p/2p2r2/2N2np1/1P6/6P1/4RP1P/3R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ ]

c)
Grzegorz Gajewski vs Alexander Goloshchapov, Germany, 2012
4Q3/bb4pk/p6p/Pp3p2/3pn3/1q1N2P1/4PPBP/4B1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe7 Qd5 Nf4 ]

d)
Namig Guliyev vs Frank Karger, Germany, 2012
2kr3r/ppqn1pp1/2p1pn1p/8/1b1P2PP/2N1BQ1B/PPP2P2/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ g5 if hxg5 hxg5 Bxc3 gxf6 or if Ne8 Qxf7 ]

e)
Yaroslav Zherebukh vs Nazar Firman, Germany, 2012
4rq1k/p2r1ppp/2pb1n2/3pQPB1/1P1R4/P1N5/2P1B1PP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qxf6 gxf6 Bxf6+ Kg8 Rg4+ ]

2011-12 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part VI. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Rene Stern vs Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Germany, 2011
3r3k/pb3qpp/8/1P5n/2p5/P1Nr2B1/BPQnRPPP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if Kf1 Nxg3+ hxg3 Qh5 or if Kh1 Nxg3+ fxg3 Rxd1+ Nxd1 Nd4 or if gxf3 Qxf3 ]

b)
Nazar Firman vs Luke J McShane, Germany, 2012
7Q/pk4q1/1b3p2/6p1/8/1P4PQ/6PK/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg1+ Kh1 Bf2+ Kh2 Qc7 ]

c)
Thomas Henrichs vs Chanda Sandipan, Germany, 2012
r5rk/1b5p/1Q2p3/1B1pP3/Pp3p2/4Pq1P/1P4RK/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Rxg2 d4 Bf1 fxe3 ]

d)
Black Mates in 4. Robert Rabiega vs Francisco Vallejo Pons, Germany, 2012
6r1/1p3p2/4bk2/3p4/BQP2n1q/5PnP/P1P2RP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxh3+ gxh3 Ne4+ ]

e)
Rainer Polzin vs Tobias Hirneise, Germany, 2012
4r1k1/2q2p1p/4rnp1/4P1B1/1p3Q2/2b4P/2B1RPP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe5 if Rxe5 Rxe5 or if Qxb4 Bh2+ Kh1 Rxe2 ]

f)
Black Mates in 2. Wouter Spoelman vs Zoltan Almasi, Germany, 2012
6k1/5pp1/R2p2P1/2pPp2p/4P2K/3NnP2/6r1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ ]


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