### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Istvan Csom. 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)
Istvan Csom vs Laszlo Prelovszky, Budapest, 1966
3n4/p1pqrpbk/6rp/2P1Pp1n/1p1p4/1P1P1N2/P2B1QRP/R3N2K w - - 1 0
[ Qh4 ]

b)
Istvan Csom vs Artur Hennings, Berlin, 1968
1r3b1r/2kb1pp1/p1n1p2p/p3P3/B7/2P1BN2/5PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ Kxd7 Nd4 Rb6 Nxc6 Rxc6 Bb6 w/Rd1+ ]

c)
Istvan Csom vs M Batres, Lugano, 1968
2rq1rk1/3n1pbp/3pbnp1/1p1Np1B1/1P2P3/2R3P1/P2QNPBP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc8 ]

d)
Istvan Csom vs Zoltan Ribli, Hungary, 1969
r3r1k1/3q1pbp/p2P2p1/1p6/2p5/2P2Q2/P4PPP/3RRNK1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7 if Rxe7 dxe7 Qe8 Qxa8 ]

e)
Istvan Csom vs Borislav Ivkov, Ljubljana/Portoroz, 1973
5r1k/4Q1bp/6p1/5p2/4p3/1B4P1/Pq3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 if Qf6 Qxf6 Bxf6 Rxf8+ ]

Istvan Csom Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Istvan Csom vs Klaus Franke, Hannover, 1976
r3kb2/5qp1/p3p1p1/2p1B1P1/2Q2P2/1P6/PKP5/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qa4+ ]

b)
Istvan Csom vs Thomas Casper, Berlin, 1979
1r2nQbk/2q4p/1ppr2p1/p7/2PR3P/1P4P1/P4PB1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 Nxd6 Qf6+ Qg7 Qxd6 ]

c)
Istvan Csom vs Jan Plachetka, Berlin, 1979
1r4k1/1Q1R1p2/4p1pp/1q6/1p6/1P3PP1/5PKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]

d)
Istvan Csom vs Anders Eriksson, Budapest, 1994
3r4/3P1pkp/pp4p1/2p2q2/8/1P4P1/P3QP1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8 Qf6 Re1 if b5 Re7 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Istvan Csom vs Andras Ozsvath, Hungary, 1994
2r2R2/p2b2kp/6p1/3Np3/2P1N1P1/7P/P4RK1/r7 w - - 1 0
[ R2f7+ Kh6 g5+ ]

Istvan Csom Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Istvan Csom vs Guntram Gaertner, Hungary, 1994
4r2k/p3Q1pp/5n2/4n3/8/6P1/PP2q1BP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxe8+ if Ng8 Qxg8+ ]

b)
Istvan Csom vs Vaszilij Sikula, Hungary, 2003
1n1rr2k/p2q2bp/1pppb1p1/3N1p2/2PB1P2/1P1Q1BPP/P4P2/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Istvan Csom vs Thanh Trang Hoang, Hungary, 2006
4r2k/p3r1pp/2R1B3/6Q1/4p3/1P4P1/PB2PPKP/1q6 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe7 if Rg8 Bxg8 ]

d)
Bela Toth vs Istvan Csom, Budapest, 1967
2rr2k1/p2q1ppp/1p6/n2n1N2/3PQ3/P4P2/1B1R2PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc4 if Rc2 Nxb2 Rxb2 Nc3
or if Qxd5 Qxd5 Nxe7+ Kf8 Nxd5 Nxd2 Rxd2 Rxd5
]

e)
Andre Lombard vs Istvan Csom, Athens, 1969
3r2k1/2q2ppp/p3p1b1/3rR3/1p1N1Q1P/1P4B1/1PPR2P1/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 ]

Istvan Csom Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tom O'Donnell vs Istvan Csom, Slofok, 1990
3r3k/p1Qq2p1/1p5p/4p3/3rNn2/2R1R2P/PP3PPK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc7 Rxc7 Nd5 ]

b)
Alexander Hoenig vs Istvan Csom, Hungary, 1991
6k1/p2q1pp1/3rp2p/4n3/2p1P3/2P5/PPQ2NPP/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 Qc1 Rxf2 ]

c)
Ferenc Jenei vs Istvan Csom, Lenk, 1994
6k1/pb3pbp/1p1pp1p1/5n2/3PPP2/4B1P1/PPr2RBP/3N2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 Nxe3 Rc1+ Rf1 Bxd4 ]

d)
Janis Klovans vs Istvan Csom, Saint Vincent, 2001
r3k2r/ppqnn1bp/2p1p1p1/1P1pPp2/N2P1PP1/3B1Q1P/P1P2B2/1R2K2R b Kkq - 0 1
[ ...Qa5+ ]

e)
Ivan Farago vs Istvan Csom, Hungary, 2007
2r3k1/rR1nbpp1/4p2p/2p1B3/2P5/4P1PP/P2R1PBK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb7 Bxb7 Nxe5 if Bxc8 Nf3+ ]

f)
Black mates in 5.
Csaba Berczes vs Istvan Csom, Hungary, 2010
6kN/p1pp2p1/1p6/2bP4/2PP4/2B3P1/PP1Qq1rP/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kg1 Bxd4+ ]

More Hungarian GMs

Back to the Index