Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Bundesliga 2015-16.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
White mates in 3.
Jovanka Houska vs Luba Kopylova, (w), 9/27/2015
6rk/p4Rb1/1pq1P1Qp/6pP/2Pp4/PP2P3/1B6/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd4 ]

b)
Marina Noppes vs Anna Nobis, (w), 9/27/2015
2rrn1k1/1pp1Q2p/pq3pp1/3Pp3/B3P3/2R4P/PP4P1/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Bd7 if Rb8 Be6+ Kh8 Qf8# or if Qd6 Be6+ Kh8 Qf7 Ng7 Bxc8 ]

c)
Yuliya Shvayger vs Ulrike Kindt, (w), 9/27/2015
r1b1k2r/p1p1b1p1/1pq1p2p/5p2/1P1P4/2P2N2/P4PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Ne5 if Qe4 Qh5+ Kd8 Nf7+ ]

d)
Vlastimil Babula vs Jens-Uwe Maiwald, 11/1/2015
2r2rk1/pp1q1ppp/4n3/1N1n4/5B2/4P3/P4PPP/1Q1R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6 if a6 Bxf8 or if Rfd8 Rxd5 or if Ne7 Ba3 ]

e)
Mikheil Mchedlishvili vs Ilja Schneider, 11/1/2015
r1b1k2r/pp1pp1bp/6p1/2P1PpN1/1q1B4/8/2P2PPP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Qd3 h6 Nf3 d5 Nd2 w/Rfb1 ]

Bundesliga 2015-16 Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Aleksander Mista vs Oliver Mihok, 12/12/2015
6kr/5p2/r7/pp2PN1q/2p5/2Pn1Q2/1P2R1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 if Nxe5 gxh5 or if Qh7 Qd5 ]

b)
Eva-Maria Zickelbein vs Lisa Zimmermann, (w), 1/10/2016
3rr2k/ppqb1Q1p/6p1/2p1b2N/1PP5/P2B4/6PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6 if Bxf6 Qxf6+ Kg8 Bxg6 or if Be6 Qxc7 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Martina Nobis, (w), 1/23/2016
r5k1/ppQ2qb1/6R1/4p3/5p2/8/1PP2PP1/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Anna Zatonskih vs Ulrike Kindt, (w), 1/23/2016
1rb2rk1/p6p/2p1pPP1/2pq2B1/1n1PQ1P1/3B4/PP6/K4R1R w - - 1 0
[ f7+ Rxf7 gxf7+ Kf8 Bh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Bergit Brendel vs Minh Thuy Nguyen, (w), 1/24/2016
4k2r/5p2/p3pqp1/1pBbR3/7p/3Q4/P1P2PPP/3R2K1 w k - 1 0
[ Qxd5 if Qe7 Qa8+ ]

Bundesliga 2015-16 Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Iamze Tammert-Tvauri vs Claudia Steinbacher, (w), 1/24/2016
6b1/ppk1P3/2p2n2/6Np/2Pp4/PP5P/1K6/3B4 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 Ne8 Bxh5 Kd7 Bxe8+ Kxe8 Nf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Ronald Koehler vs Christian Richter, 2/6/2016
4r3/5b2/R5pp/1Pp5/1k6/1PnB4/P1R3PP/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ a3+ Kxb3 Rb2# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Bartosz Socko vs Michael Fedorovsky, 2/6/2016
1r4k1/pN1q1p2/6p1/2PB1b1p/8/1PB3P1/P3QK1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 Kf8 Qh8+ Ke7 Bf6# ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Predrag Nikolic vs Thies Heinemann, 2/7/2016
1rb4r/4Q3/p7/qk1p1p2/8/6P1/1P3PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf1+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Evgeny Postny vs Ivan Farago, 2/20/2016
8/p2Q2bp/1p3pk1/8/3BP3/1P3P1K/P1q4P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ ]

Bundesliga 2015-16 Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jan Smeets vs Sasha Belezky, 2/20/2016
4r2k/5RR1/1p2n2p/p2Bp2r/P1P5/8/1P6/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ Kg8 Rfg7+ Kf8 Rg6 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Marthe Benzen vs Minh Thuy Nguyen, (w), 2/27/2016
4R3/r6p/5Bp1/p4kP1/2p1b3/P7/1PP2K1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Kg3 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Cecile Haussernot vs Monika Braje, (w), 2/27/2016
r1bR4/pp3Q1p/n2N2r1/q1p1k3/2P3n1/6P1/1P3P1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f4+ Kd4 Nf5+ Ke4 Qd5# ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Joanna Majdan vs Luba Kopylova, (w), 2/28/2016
1r3b2/3k1p2/B2p3r/3Pp1QN/4q2n/8/5PPP/R1R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5+ Rxb5 Ra7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Iamze Tammert-Tvauri vs Verena Nagel, (w), 2/28/2016
3r4/2r4k/pp1p1Qp1/3q4/2p5/1P2R2P/PB5K/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ if Kh6 Qh4+ Qh5 Bc1+ ]

Bundesliga 2015-16 Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Matthias Bluebaum vs Sasha Belezky, 3/12/2016
3qn3/1b3r1p/1pRp1kp1/pP1Pp3/P3PpB1/B4P2/6PP/Q5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe5+ Kxe5 Bb2# ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Irina Bulmaga vs Luba Kopylova, (w), 3/19/2016
2r2b1r/3kp1pp/pp2N3/3p1q2/5B1Q/8/PP4PP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf8+ Qxf8 Qg4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Tereza Rodshtein vs Ulrike Kindt, (w), 3/20/2016
2rqb2r/1p2n1k1/p3P2p/3p1R2/1P1P1Qp1/N2B4/5PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ Kg8 Qxg4+ ]

d)
Mateusz Bartel vs Markus Ragger, 4/9/2016
2rk3r/1p1bR3/p2p4/6Pp/3NQ3/1Pq1n2P/6B1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ Kxd7 Qe6+ Kd8 Qf6+ if Kc7 Qe7+ mates ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Jens-Uwe Maiwald vs Robin Van Kampen, 4/9/2016
8/3R1ppk/7p/1p2NPP1/1P3B2/b1p3K1/r1b5/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ g6+ fxg6 f6 ]

Bundesliga 2015-16 Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu vs Matthieu Cornette, 4/9/2016
5bk1/3q1ppp/1pr5/r2pBN1n/1p1P4/1Q6/PP3PPP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh3 if Nf6 Bxf6 or if Ra7 Qxh5 g6 Nh6+ Bxh6 Qxh6 f5 Rxc6 ]

b)
Patrick Zelbel vs Roeland Pruijssers, 2016
2kr3r/pppn1ppp/8/3P1b2/5n2/B4N2/PPP3PP/2KR1B1R w - - 1 0
[ Rd4 if Ng6 g4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Bartlomiej Heberla vs Alexander Areshchenko, 4/10/2016
3R4/1p6/kP2B3/2P5/r3b3/2K2p2/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ if Rxc4 Kxc4 Bd5+ Kb4 ]

d)
David Navara vs Wouter Spoelman, 4/10/2016
2r1k3/1bq1n3/3pQ3/8/ppr1P2P/8/PPP5/1K1RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Rg1 Kd8 Rxd6+ if Qxd6 Qxd6+ Ke8 Qe6 Kd8 Rd1+ Kc7 Qd6# ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Alexei Shirov vs Franz Braeuer, 4/10/2016
2k5/p6p/4p1pQ/2NpPp2/3P3P/8/r2q1PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Kc7 Qd6+ Kc8 Qd7+ ]

Bundesliga 2015-16 Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Frank Zeller vs Ferdinand Unzicker, 4/10/2016
6k1/1r2R3/3pb2P/2n1ppB1/8/5PP1/6B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ h7+ ]

b)
Jan Sprenger vs Roven Vogel, 4/22/2016
2r2rk1/5pp1/p2P1n1p/1pq5/2PQ4/6P1/P5BP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 Qxd4+ Rxd4 gxf6 d7 if Rcd8 c5 or if Rxc4 d8/Q ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alexsander Mista vs Emil Powierski, 4/23/2016
r1br1bk1/2q3p1/p2p2Q1/4p2B/3BPP2/1N6/PpP5/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kxh7 Bf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Matthieu Cornette vs Twan Burg, 4/24/2016
6k1/1pr3p1/1n1pRbNp/1p1P1p1P/5P2/BP1K2P1/P7/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

e)
Kamil Miton vs Martin Kraemer, 4/24/2016
r1r2Bk1/1q3pp1/1p1R1nbp/1P2p3/P7/4Q1PP/3N1P1K/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Qxe5 or if Ne8 Bxe5 Nxd6 Qxh6 ]

Bundesliga 2015-16 Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Pawel Jaracz vs Matthieu Cornette, 9/20/2015
8/1r1p1pk1/p3p2q/2p1n3/2P1Q1p1/P3P1P1/1P1R1P2/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Kf1 Qh1+ Ke2 Ng1+ Kd3 Rb3+ ]

b)
Jens-Uwe Maiwald vs Jorden Van Foreest, 10/312015
5rk1/r1q1bp1p/3Np2p/4n3/1Q6/R4BP1/1P1R1PKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa3 if bxa3 Nxf3 Kxf3 Rd8 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Luba Kopylova vs Marta Michna, (w), 1/10/2016
2r2r1k/pQ5p/3q2pP/4p3/4pp2/7R/PPn1N3/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ ]

d)
Filiz Osmanodja vs Josefine Heinemann, (w), 1/10/2016
5rk1/pp5p/1q3pp1/1Np1n3/P1n1P3/1PP3PP/3r2B1/R3QRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 if Qb1 Ne3 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Maria Franzenburg vs Lilit Mkrtchian, (w), 1/24/2016
3r2k1/p4p1p/1p6/1Q2n3/2p5/2P3P1/P3q2P/2B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if Rxf3 Rd1+ ]

Bundesliga 2015-16 Puzzles, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Liubov Orlova vs Paula Wiesner, (w), 1/24/2016
3r1r1k/pbR3pp/1p2Qp2/1q6/3BP3/P7/5PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba6 if Rd1 Rxd4 ]

b)
Gerlef Meins vs Hannes Rau, 2/6/2016
5r1k/pNr3pp/q5n1/3Qnp2/8/1R5P/P2P1PP1/1B3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ Kxf1 Rc1+ Ke2 Nf4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Mihail Kopylov vs Mustafa Yilmaz, 2/20/2016
6k1/R6p/6p1/1pp5/8/2Nqb1B1/1P3RbP/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd2+ Kd1 Bg5+ Ke1 Qe3+ ]

d)
Leon Mons vs Aleksander Mista, 2/20/2016
8/3q3p/2p3pk/R7/4p3/1PQ1P2P/2P2KP1/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf7+ Kg3 Rg1 if Qxc6 Qf3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Dennis Wagner vs Evgeny Romanov, 2/20/2016
1r4k1/p4p1p/2p1p1p1/2ppP3/5P2/q1NQ2P1/Br5P/K1R4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2+ ]

Bundesliga 2015-16 Puzzles, Part X.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Liubov Orlova vs Friederike Wohlers-Armas, (w), 2/27/2016
Q2R4/q5pk/7p/p4p2/1p3P2/1P2r2P/P5P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Kh2 Qg1+ Kg3 Re3+ if Kh4 Qe1+ mates ]

b)
Black mates in 6.
Alexander Moiseenko vs Bartosz Socko, 3/13/2016
R7/2q3k1/4Qp2/3p4/2pP3b/BpP3r1/8/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ Kxg1 Qg3+ Kh1 Qf3+ if Kg1 Bf2+ or if Kh2 Bg3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Hannes Rau vs Dirk Wegener, 3/13/2016
6k1/pp1b4/3p2p1/2pPp2q/2P4P/2K1P1Q1/PP6/5rBR b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ w/...Qd1+(#) ]

d)
Daniel Hausrath vs Jan Werle, 4/9/2016
8/p4pkp/6p1/b3P1P1/1n1pP3/7B/P5KP/2B5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 if Ba3 Nf4+ Kg3 Nxh3 Kxh3 d3 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Alex Steinacker vs Philipp Schlosser, 4/10/2016
1k6/pp4pp/8/3Bp3/R2nP3/4BbP1/7r/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be2+ w/...Nf3# ]

f)
Black mates in 5.
Jens-Uwe Maiwald vs Aleksander Mista, 4/22/2016
7r/p1q2pkr/2B1pb2/2pp2p1/Q3P1p1/2P1NPN1/PP1R1P2/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Nxh1 Qh2+ Kf1 gxf3 ]


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