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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Viktor Laznicka. 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)
Laznicka vs Pierre Huebner, Svetla nad Sazavou, 1997
3r4/p1p2p1p/1p3kp1/4n3/8/2PN1PPP/PP2K3/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if Rxd1 Ng4+ ]

b)
Laznicka vs Michael Buscar, Oropesa, 1999
r2q2r1/pppn1p1k/3p1p1p/7N/2P1P1Q1/2P5/P1P3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd7 ]

c)
Laznicka vs Petr Sykora, Czech Republic, 2000
r1b2rk1/pp2bp2/2ppn1p1/6Pp/n1qPP2P/P1N1QNBB/1PP5/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bf1 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Laznicka vs Pavel Rozumek, Czech Republic, 2001
rn3rk1/2qp2pp/p3P3/1p1b4/3b4/3B4/PPP1Q1PP/R1B2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Rxf8+ ]

e)
Laznicka vs Josef Obsivac, Roznov, 2002
2r3k1/1p2R1p1/p1b2r1p/3p1p2/3P4/P6P/1q1BQPP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Bxh6+ or if Kh8 Qe7 mates ]

Laznicka Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Laznicka vs Thomas Schunk, Internet, 2005
r3k2r/pR2ppbp/2p2np1/8/4N3/3PB1QP/q4PP1/5RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Rb8+ ]

b)
Laznicka vs Alexsej Lanin, Herceg Novi, 2005
r2qr1k1/p1pn1ppp/4pn2/2bp2B1/Q7/P3PN2/1P2BPPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Laznicka vs Sergei Movsesian, Pardubice, 2007
4N1k1/1p2qrb1/p1p1np2/2P5/8/4B3/Pp5Q/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 8. Laznicka vs Henrik Teske, Benasque, 2009
r1br4/1p2k3/p1p1n1Q1/6N1/P2P1qnP/8/2B2PP1/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb7+ if Kd6 Rxe6+ Kd5 Qe4+ ]

e)
Laznicka vs Kirill Stupak, Pardubice, 2009
5bk1/rb1n2pp/1pp1Np2/p7/5B1P/P5P1/1P3PB1/2K1R3 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf8 if Nxf8 Re7 or if Kxf8 Bd6+ ]

Viktor Laznicka Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Viktor Laznicka vs Dmitry Kononenko, Pardubice, 7/21/2011
5Q2/pp2p2p/3pkbp1/8/n3P2P/5BP1/1q3P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg4+ Ke5 Qf7 ]

b)
David Navara vs Viktor Laznicka, Novy Bor, 8/5/2011
6k1/p4p2/1bQ1pq1p/8/6rP/2R5/PP3P1K/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf4+ if Rg3 Rxg3 ]

c)
Viktor Laznicka vs Kaido Kulaots, Caleta, 1/27/2012
2r4k/pb4bp/3q2p1/3Ppp2/4P3/1B4BP/P1Q3P1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc8+ Bxc8 Rxc8+ Bf8 Rxf8+ if Qxf8 Bxe5+ Kg8 d6+ ]

d)
Viktor Laznicka vs Romain Edouard, Plovdiv, 3/27/2012
3r1rk1/4bp2/pqn3pp/1p1R4/5Q1P/5N2/PPB2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh5 if gxh5 Qf5 ]

e)
Mohammed Al-Sayed vs Viktor Laznicka, Caleta, 1/30/2012
3r2k1/ppq4p/4b1p1/2n1Np2/2P5/P3RB2/1P3QPP/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4 Re2 Bxc4 if Nxc4 Nd3+ ]

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Viktor Laznicka Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Viktor Laznicka vs Piotr Bobras, Czech Republic, 2013
5r1k/pp1q1pp1/2p2r1p/7P/3PPn2/PB2Q3/1P6/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ e5 if Rf5 Bc2 or if Ng2 Qg3 Qf5+ Rd3 ]

b)
Viktor Laznicka vs Viktor Bologan, Poikovsky, 2013
8/4k1p1/pp3pP1/1p1P3P/4p3/1P2n2K/P4N2/8 w - - 1 0
[ h6 gxh6 d6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 6.
Saleh Salem vs Viktor Laznicka, Dubai, 4/15/2013
6k1/1B3pp1/p7/1p2pP1Q/1P4n1/P3qP2/3r3P/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg2 Nh3+ ]

d)
Viktor Laznicka vs David Burnier, Deizisau, 2014
2rqr1k1/pp5p/4bbp1/P2Np3/Q2nP2P/6P1/1P3PB1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe8+ Qxe8 Nxf6+ ]

e)
Yuri Shulman vs Viktor Laznicka, Arlington, 2014
r7/1p2q2k/3r3p/1PQ2pp1/4b3/P4NP1/4PPBP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Bf1 Qxc5 Rxc5 Rxa3 if Kg2 g4 ]

Viktor Laznicka Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
1b1r1rk1/1p1n1ppp/p1p5/5P2/1PQ1n3/4qN1P/PBB3P1/1R2R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Nxh3+ Kh1 Qg1+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Viktor Laznicka vs Jan Bernasek, Czech Republic, 2014
2r2kn1/3q4/3P1pQ1/p1p5/1pP5/4B3/PP6/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ if Nxf6 Bh6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Ivan Saric vs Viktor Laznicka, Germany, 2015
8/6pk/2B2p2/3Rp2p/7r/3b4/Pr6/2R1K1B1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1 if Rc2 Rxc2 ]

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