Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lazaro Bruzon Batista.
White to move and win except where noted.

Soltions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
White Mates in 2. Bruzon vs Thomas Willemze, Marina d'Or, 1998
rq3rk1/3n1pp1/pb4n1/3N2P1/1pB1QP2/4B3/PP6/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ ]

b)
Bruzon vs Jose Santalla Pinto, Basarrate, 1998
2kn3r/p7/Pq1Bp2p/1b2Ppr1/2pP1Nn1/2P2QP1/2P2PK1/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb5 Qxb5 (if Qxa6 Rc5+ w/Rc7+ & Re7+ mates) Qa8+ w/Qxa7+ & axb7 ]

c)
Bruzon vs Lenier Dominguez, Matanzas, 1998
r4rk1/2qbbp1p/p3pn2/3p4/1n6/1BN3N1/1PP3PP/R1BQ1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 if Qd8 Bxf6 Bxf6 Qg4+ & Qxb4 ]

d)
Bruzon vs Chingiz Aliev, Aviles, 1999
r1r3k1/3b3p/p3qpp1/4p3/2n1P3/PBN5/5QPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Kh8 Bxc4 w/Nb6 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Bruzon vs Sergio Rocha, Lisbon, 1999
1r1q2k1/p1nr2b1/4R1Q1/2B2ppP/1P1PB3/8/5P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf5 if Nxe6 or Rd6 Qh7+ or if Rd6 ]



Bruzon Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Bruzon vs Aleksa Strikovic, Lisbon, 1999
Q7/2r2k1p/6p1/1p6/5P2/b2q4/P4B1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ ]

b)
Bruzon vs Mika Karttunen, Oropesa, 1999
r4k1r/1bR5/p3pp1p/n4q2/1b6/3N1N2/PP2QPPP/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd4 if Qe4 or Qg6 Nxe6 ]

c)
Bruzon vs Dusko Pavasovic, Istanbul, 2000
r5k1/pp3p1p/4rnp1/1q2pNQ1/1n1p4/1P1P2PP/P4PB1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd4 if h6 Nxb5 hxg5 Nc7 ]

d)
Bruzon vs Heinz-Werner Szudra, Lisbon, 2000
1r1r4/5pkp/ppqp2p1/P2Rp3/2P1P3/1PQ2PP1/3R2KP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 Rxd6 Qxe5+ Rf6 Qxb8 ]

e)
Bruzon vs Nikolai Kabanov, Yerevan, 2000
1r1r2k1/1p3p2/6pp/p2nnq2/8/PP4P1/3QNPBP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ f4 (if Bxd5 Nf3+) ]

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Lazaro Bruzon Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Lazaro Bruzon vs Ivan Bringas Osuna, Toluca, 4/19/2011
1r4k1/7p/3n2p1/1np1B3/2P3Pq/1P6/3Q2B1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Lazaro Bruzon vs Francisco Vallejo Pons, Khanty Mansyisk, 9/2/2011
3Q4/5pk1/6pN/8/n3PP2/3p2PK/7P/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
David Arenas vs Lazaro Bruzon, Santiago de los Caballeros, 3/18/2011
4r1k1/2p3b1/p2pb3/6PN/4qr2/1nPR4/1PK4Q/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd3+ ]

d)
Lisandro Munoz vs Lazaro Bruzon, Santiago de los Caballeros, 3/20/2011
7k/5r1p/3qb3/1p4pP/p2RB3/P4rP1/5P1K/3R1Q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2+ if Bg2 Qxd4 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Lazaro Bruzon vs Ryosuke Nanjo, Istanbul, 8/28/2012
r5rk/pp1nPQ1p/2p5/2P5/3q1N2/5R2/PP5P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]



Lazaro Bruzon Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Raphael Prasca vs Lazaro Bruzon, Quito, 4/16/2012
5b2/8/4kp2/1R2pNrp/2P1K3/6PP/1P1r4/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf5 if Rxf5 Rd4+ or if Rb6+ Bd6 ]

b)
Black mates in 6.
Lisandra Llaudy vs Lazaro Bruzon, Panama, 10/30/2013
4Q3/5pbk/3pp1pp/7n/1P1qbPn1/PB6/6PP/2BNN2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ ]

c)
Lazaro Bruzon vs K Salazar, Alajuela, 1/22/2014
3r1bk1/p5p1/1p3p1p/2pNqP2/4P2P/6Q1/PP4P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe5 fxe5 Nf6+ ]

d)
Michael Brown vs Lazaro Bruzon, Las Vegas, 6/13/2014
2r3k1/5pp1/bp5p/7q/8/PQ3PB1/3R2PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ if Rd1 Qb5 or if Kf2 Qc5+ mates ]

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