Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Pavel Blatny. White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Blatny vs Pascal Horn, Groningen, 1985
nk2rb1r/pp1qp3/2ppN2p/P2Pp1p1/2P1N1P1/1Q2P3/1P5P/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Nc5 dxc5 Nxc5 if Qc7 Na6+ ]

b)
Blatny vs Jan Przewoznik, Poznan, 1987
2k2b1r/pp1n1bpp/2p5/5q2/1P6/P3R3/1BPQ1PPP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Re5 ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Blatny vs Zbigniew Szymczak, Trnava, 1987
r7/p3Q3/4p1pk/2pp4/3P2P1/P4N2/2PK1P1P/5q2 w - - 0 1
[ g5+ Kh5 Qh7+ Kg4 Ne5+ ]

d)
Blatny vs Michael Werner, Altensteig, 1988
rnb1k2r/pp2bppp/4p3/2p5/4B3/3PB1P1/q1P1NP1P/1R1QK2R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Rxb7 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Blatny vs Marcel Peek, Groningen, 1990
r3kq1Q/1p1r1p2/2p1pPp1/3p4/p7/2PRPR2/2PK1PP1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 Rh3 Kg8 Rd4 ]

Blatny Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Blatny vs Keith Ruxton, Oakham, 1990
1k3r1r/p6p/PpR1p3/1B1pPpq1/P2P1pPb/2Q5/7P/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb6+ axb6 a7+ Ka8 Qc6+ ]

b)
Blatny vs Daniel Moldovan, Stara Zagora, 1990
2kr3r/1p1qbp2/p1n1b2p/1N1p3Q/3P1B1p/3N4/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 if Nxe5 Qxe5 or if Qe8 Nxc6 bxc6 Qe5 ]

c)
Blatny vs Wilhelm Thoma, Austria, 1991
r1q2rk1/3n1p2/4p3/p2pn1Bp/1p1R3P/8/PPPQ1PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 if Nxe5 Bf6 or if Kh7 Qd3+ Kg7 Bh6+ Kxh6 Rxh5+ mates ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Blatny vs Thomas Pioch, Triberg, 1991
2r2k2/pb4bQ/1p1qr1pR/3p1pB1/3Pp3/2P5/PPB2PP1/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ ]

e)
Blatny vs Konstantin Aseev, Bad Woerishofen, 1992
3rk3/pp4pp/1n2pp2/5q2/2Q3PB/2P5/PP3P1K/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Qc7 ]

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