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

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

a)
Filip vs Dimitrov, Bulgaria, 1949
r1b1qrk1/pp1nb1pp/4pn2/3p1p2/3P1B2/2NQ1NP1/PP2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 Bd8 Bd6 ]

b)
Filip vs Emanoil Reicher, Bucharest, 1953
r2q1rk1/pppb3p/1n1p4/3Pbp2/2PB1pP1/1PN2P1P/P2Q2B1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5 dxe5 c5 if Nc8 c6 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Filip vs Bogdan Sliwa, Bucharest, 1954
r1br1k2/pp3p1Q/5bp1/5pN1/2qP1B2/P1P5/5PP1/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6+ Rxd6 Qh6+ Bg7 Nh7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Filip vs Wolfgang Uhlmann, Prague, 1954
r5k1/p3pn2/3pN1p1/n2P4/2p1PQ2/1q3PP1/6K1/3N3R w - - 0 1
[ Rh7 ]

a)
Filip vs Bogdan Sliwa, Goteborg, 1955
4r1k1/5ppp/p3n3/q1pBP3/2P5/5RP1/5PKP/1Q6 w - - 0 1
[ Qb7 if Rf8 Rxf7+ or if Qc7 Qxc7 w/Bxf7+ ]

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Filip Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Filip vs Viacheslav Ragozin, Marianske Lazne, 1956
2b2r2/5Bpk/3R3p/p1p1n2P/2P1N1P1/r7/P4RK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg6 Nxg6 hxg6+ Kg8 Rxf8+ Kxf8 Rd8+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Filip vs Boris De Greif, Portoroz, 1958
4k3/R3n2p/4N3/3p1p2/2b2P2/5BP1/4P1K1/2r5 w - - 0 1
[ Bh5+ Ng6 Rxh7 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Filip vs William Lombardy, Leipzig, 1960
7r/6R1/p4k2/PpBq1b1r/3PpQ2/4P2P/5R2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rfg2 R8h6 Qc7 ]

d)
Filip vs A Konradi, Varna, 1962
r3rbk1/1pqb1p1p/p3pnp1/3nN1B1/3P3P/1BN3R1/PP2QPP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf3 if Bg7 Nxd5 or if Bc6 Nxc6 ]

e)
Filip vs J Simek, Prague, 1963
5r1k/3q2bp/pp1p4/3B1p2/1PP2Rn1/2BPr3/2Q4P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rgxg4 ]



Filip Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Filip vs Jorge Rubinetti, Buenos Aires, 1964
2r5/1b1n3Q/pq1kpr2/1p6/3P1Rp1/1NP3p1/1PB3P1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 if Nxf6 Qf7 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Filip vs Aleksandar Matanovic, Zagreb, 1965
2R2nk1/p1r3p1/1p4Qp/4N3/1P3PPq/4P3/P5K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe6+ Kh7 Qf5+ ]

c)
White Mates in 9. Filip vs Nikola Spiridonov, Sochi, 1973
rn3r1k/1p2p2p/1q1p1p2/p4P2/2P5/P1Q4R/1P2B1PP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh3+ Kg8 Qg4+ ]

d)
Filip vs Liuben Spassov, Budapest, 1977
5k2/pb4bQ/1p1rqp1p/n3p3/7N/P3P3/1B4PP/1B1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 Qxd6 Qxg7+ Kxg7 Nf5+ ]

e)
Filip vs Manuel Aaron, Bangalore, 1981
6k1/1R4p1/3Q2np/4pq2/8/3rBrP1/5P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc7 if Qf6 Qc4+ or if Qf7 Qc8+ Qf8 Qc4+ ]

Filip Puzzles, Part IV. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Eero Boek vs Filip, Helsinki, 1952
2r1r1k1/3R2bp/p1p3p1/5p2/2bBnN2/P2R2P1/1P2NPKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 R3xd4 Bxe2 Nxe2 Nc5 ]

b)
Gudmundur Agustsson vs Filip, Amsterdam, 1954
5rk1/6bp/6p1/1pQpP1P1/p2Pq1R1/8/6R1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3+ if Kh1 Rf1+ Kh2 Bxe5+ ]

c)
Octav Troianescu vs Filip, Bucharest, 1954
4r1k1/5pp1/8/2P2qnp/1P3N1R/6P1/5P2/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1 if Qxe1 Nf3+ Kf1 Nxe1 Kxe1 g5 ]

d)
Sieghard Dittmann vs Filip, Leipzig, 1960
3r4/1p4kp/2p5/2P1pp2/1PB5/rbN2K2/5PPP/R6R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4 if Rxa3 or Rhc1 Rd3+ w/...Rxc3+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 4. Enrico Paoli vs Filip, Vienna, 1961
8/4k3/1p2p1p1/pP1pPnP1/P1rPq2p/1KP2R1N/8/5Q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4+ if Ka3 Rxa4+ Kxa4 Qc2+ ]

Filip Puzzles, Part V. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Manuel Aaron vs Filip, Stockholm, 1962
2rr1qk1/1b3p2/p3p1p1/1p2P2p/4NQn1/P4N1R/1PP3PP/2K1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe4 Rxe4 Nf2 ]

b)
Eugenio German vs Filip, Stockholm, 1962
5rk1/6p1/3p3p/R2Pn3/5p2/1P3P2/1q1NQ1KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3 Qe6+ Kh8 Kxf3 Qc3+ ]

c)
Dragoljub Baretic vs Filip, Vrsac, 1971
1Q3bk1/5ppp/3R1n2/4p3/4PP2/5qPP/PPP5/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3+ if Kd1 Nxe4 ]

d)
Black Mates in 6. Luis Gonzalez vs Filip, Olot, 1975
7k/6pp/8/2P2P1b/3bN1nP/3P3Q/8/4qB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kh2 Nxh3 f6 Qxf1 ]


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