Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Svetozar Gligoric.
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)
White Mates in 3.
Gligoric vs Veniamin Urseanu, Europe, 1946
5rrk/3bq1np/3p1p1Q/1ppPpP2/p3P1R1/P1P1N2P/1PB2P1K/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ ]

b)
Gligoric vs Pavle Bidev, Yugoslavia, 1946
1nqr1r2/1bp2p1k/p4bp1/1p1P1N2/n7/7P/PPBB1PP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7 Bxe7 Qh5+ Kg8 Bxg6 fxg6 Qxg6+ w/Rxe7 ]

c)
White Mates in 3.
Gligoric vs Miroslav Radojcic, Ljubljana, 1947
5qr1/pr3p1k/1n1p2p1/2pPpP1p/P3P2Q/2P1BP1R/7P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxh5+ ]

d)
Gligoric vs Andrzej Pytlakowski, Warsaw, 1947
8/6p1/1p1Pk1p1/1n1N4/2R1P3/7P/6K1/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7+ ]

e)
Gligoric vs Savielly Tartakower, Saltsjobaden, 1948
2r2rk1/p2q1ppp/bpN1pn2/8/8/6P1/PP1QPPBP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd7 Nxd7 Ne7+ ]

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Gligoric Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gligoric vs Henry Grob, Bad Pyrmont, 1951
r3k1nr/2p1qp2/ppn1b1p1/3p2Np/3P1Q1P/3B4/PPP2PP1/2KRR3 w kq - 0 1
[ Bxg6 if fxg6 Rxe6 or if 0-0-0 Bxf7 ]

b)
Gligoric vs Roman Toran Albero, Habana, 1952
r1bq1rk1/pp3pbp/2p1pnp1/2N1NnB1/2BP4/2P2Q2/PP3PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Ne4 if h5 g4 ]

c)
Gligoric vs Lionel Joyner, Hollywood, 1952
r4rk1/pb2bppp/1p2pn2/2qN4/2P5/3B4/PB2QPPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if gxf6 Qg4+ Kh8 Qh4 f5 Nxe7 or if Bxf6 Qe4 ]

d)
Gligoric vs JM Ayerra, Montevideo, 1953
4r1k1/1pp1rqpp/1pnpb3/5p2/2P1PP2/1PQ2B2/PB4PP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ exf5 if Bxf5 Bd5 or if Qxf5 Rxe6 ]

e)
White Mates in 2.
Gligoric vs Tigran V Petrosian, Belgrade, 1954
1n3Q2/7q/p1P5/1n1P2kp/8/3N4/4r1PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ h4+ ]

Gligoric Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gligoric vs Ludek Pachman, Buenos Aires, 1955
1q3rk1/pb2np1p/1p4p1/3B4/4PN2/5P2/PQ4PP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 fxe6 Bxe6+ Rf7 Qf6 Qf8 Rc7 ]

b)
Gligoric vs Rodrigo Flores Alvarez, Mar del Plata, 1955
5k2/3rppbp/p2P2p1/4P3/p7/P1B5/1P2KP1P/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ dxe7+ if Kxe7 Rxd7+ or if Rxe7 Rd8+ Re8 Bb4+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3.
Gligoric vs Bent Larsen, Zurich, 1959
2q4k/p2Q2pp/6P1/6N1/4B3/1pr5/3K3P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ Kg8 gxh7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6.
Gligoric vs Erwin Nievergelt, Zurich, 1959
6r1/4kp2/p1bRpp2/1pr1P3/5b1p/PBP1N3/1P4PP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ exf5 exf6+ Kf8 Rxc6 ]

e)
White Mates in 4.
Gligoric vs Janez Stupica, Kragujevac, 1959
r5k1/1p2Qp1p/p1r3b1/2B4q/1P5P/4R3/P5P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ if Kg7 Bf8+ ]

Gligoric Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gligoric vs Robert Wade, Buenos Aires, 1960
1q6/5R1Q/2p1r1p1/1pP3k1/4Pp1p/2P4P/6PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rf5+ gxf5 Qxf5+ Kh6 Qxe6+ Kh6 e5 ]

b)
Gligoric vs Brian Reilly, Madrid, 1960
1r1q3r/p2nkppp/4p3/2b5/Bp1QP3/4B3/PP3PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Qxd7+ ]

c)
Gligoric vs Edgar Walther, Madrid, 1960
r7/1pn1Rrkp/p5p1/2Np1p1n/2P5/2N2P2/PP4PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 w/Ne6+ ]

d)
Gligoric vs Arturo Pomar Salamanca, 1960
5rk1/pp3ppp/3r4/q3pR2/4n3/1B6/PPP2QPP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Nxf2+ R7xf2+ ]

e)
Gligoric vs PD Sanderson, Leicester, 1961
6k1/1n3p1p/rb1p2p1/3Pp3/pP2P1P1/N3B3/5PP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ b5 ]

Gligoric Puzzles, Part V. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 3.
Gligoric vs Edwin Bhend, Zurich, 1961
2r1k1B1/p2b2BR/3P1rp1/q1p2p2/1pQ2P2/4P3/PP3b2/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Bf7+ ]

b)
Gligoric vs Vlastimil Hort, Moscow, 1963
5Q2/pp1b2pk/1n1p2rp/2pP1p2/2P2P2/q1BB4/6PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Rxg7 Bxf5+ ]

c)
Gligoric vs Nona Gaprindashvili, Reykjavik, 1964
1Q6/4rpkp/3p2p1/p1qPn3/Pp1b1B2/1P1B3P/5PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ Kxh6 Qf8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4.
Gligoric vs Georgi Tringov, Hague, 1966
8/1p6/p3p1qQ/3b1k1p/3Bp3/7P/PP4P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ if Kg5 Be3+ ]

e)
Gligoric vs Florin Gheorghiu, Hastings, 1966
3R1bk1/1p2rppp/p1q5/8/P7/1P1Q2BP/5PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qd6 ]

f)
Gligoric vs Bela Soos, Titovo Uzice, 1966
4r1k1/3Q1R1p/4q1pb/1p6/1B6/P3r2P/6P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bd2 ]

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