Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Johan Hellsten.
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)
Johan Hellsten vs Robert Bator, Malme, 1996
1Qb2rk1/3r1ppp/pR1Pp3/2q1p3/2p5/2P2B2/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc6 if Qa7 Qxc8 ]

b)
Johan Hellsten vs Tapani Sammalvuo, Copenhagen, 1997
5rk1/pbp3pp/8/2PqN3/4n3/BQ6/P5PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ c6 Qxb3 axb3 Bc8 Bxf8 Kxf8 Rxa7 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Johan Hellsten vs Peter Bjarnehag, Stockholm, 1998
r5k1/pb3p2/3p1npQ/2pn2Np/2B3Nq/7P/PP3PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ Nxf6 Bxf7# ]

d)
Karsten Mueller vs Johan Hellsten, Germany, 1998
2kr3r/1bq1bQ2/p4p2/4pP1p/1p6/3BB3/PPP3PP/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd5 if Qg6 Rhg8 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Stefan Balster vs Johan Hellsten, Germany, 2001
1b2r1k1/3R1ppp/6r1/p2P4/7q/P1N1n1PP/3B1P1K/3Q2RB b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ ]



Johan Hellsten Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Ballesteros vs Johan Hellsten, Madrid, 2001
r1q5/5pk1/3p2p1/3Pp2p/1b2P1nP/p3P1P1/1PR1Q1K1/3N1N2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc2 if Qxc2 a2 ]

b)
Johan Hellsten vs Walter Alarcon, Arequipa, 2002
1r2rnk1/2qb1pp1/p1p1pb1p/1p4N1/2PPB2P/1PB5/P1Q2PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Nxh7 Qxh7+ Kf8 Bb4+ ]

c)
Johan Hellsten vs Oscar Panno, Mendoza, 2004
1r1k3r/p2bq2p/1pQ2np1/2p1n3/2P1pB2/2P2B1N/P5PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 Qxe5 Bg4 if Qe7 Rxf6 mates ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Johan Hellsten vs Luis Rojas, Santiago, 2006
1R6/p6k/1p3p2/3pQ1Pp/1P2n2K/P5P1/7P/5q2 w - - 1 0
[ g6+ Kxg6 Qxh5 ]

e)
Johan Hellsten vs Lars Karlsson, Gothenburg, 2006
8/6B1/1p1r2Pp/pPbp3k/P7/4P3/4K3/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bf8 Rxg6 Rh1+ if Kg5 Rg1+ w/Rxg6 ]

f)
Black mates in 4.
Johan Eriksson vs Johan Hellsten, Gothenburg, 2006
2r3k1/p2pq3/1p2p2Q/n3P2P/2P1b3/P1r5/KP3P1P/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa3+ bxa3 Rc2+ Kb1 Rd2+ Ka1 Nb3# ]


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