Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lubomir Ftacnik.
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)
Ftacnik vs Stanislav Petrik, Detva, 1977
r4rk1/p1q1b1pp/1pp5/2n1Nn2/8/2N3P1/PP2QP1P/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc4+ Kh8 Nf7+ if Kg8 Nh6+ mates ]



b) White Mates in 3. Ftacnik vs Ivan Jankovec, Marianske Lazne, 1978
R7/3nbpkp/4p1p1/3rP1P1/P2B1Q1P/3q1NK1/8/8 w - - 0 1

c)
Ftacnik vs Peter Petran, Dolny Kubin, 1979
7r/p2k1ppp/b3pn2/n7/3N4/Pp4P1/1P1NPPBP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc5 Nb7 Rc6 ]



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