Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jiri Lechtynsky.
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.
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Ludek Pachman, Czechoslovakia, 1968
r1bq2rk/1p1p4/p1n1pPQp/3n4/4N3/1N1Bb3/PPP3PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kxh7 Ng5+ Kh8 Nf7# ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Arne Iversen, Kapfenberg, 1970
1rr3k1/2q1bpp1/2bpp3/pp2P2R/3R1P1B/P1n4Q/1PP1B2P/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 if gxf6 Qg4+ ]

c)
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Uwe Boensch, Halle, 1981
r3r1k1/1p1n1p1p/p2p1qp1/P1pP4/4bPP1/2N1P3/1P2B2P/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra4 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Safet Terzic, Germany, 1994
r2rk3/p4p2/6p1/1p2p3/4P2Q/1Pq3P1/5PKP/R2R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxa7 if Qc5 Qh8+ Qf8 Qxe5+ ]

e)
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Heinrich Eisterer, Austria, 1995
2rq1rk1/pp3ppp/2n5/5Q2/8/Pb2PN1P/1B1nBPP1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd2 if Qxd2 Bd3 g6 Qf6 ]



Jiri Lechtynsky Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Martin Tupy, Pribram, 1996
2r3k1/p1q2pb1/6p1/1p3n1p/3p1P2/3N2PP/PPQ2PB1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Milos Kozak, Litomerice, 1999
3k3r/pQn1q2p/4ppp1/8/3Pp3/P3P3/5PPP/2R2BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb8+ Kd7 Rxc7+ Kd6 Rd7+ Kxd7 Bb5# ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Bohuslav Vyhnalek, Plzen, 2000
r2q1r2/6kP/pp1pBn2/8/2PpP3/2N5/PP1Q4/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ Kh8 Qg8+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Tomas Likavsky, Czech Republic, 2002
Q4n2/p1b1rpk1/1p2pNp1/4P3/3P4/7R/2q2PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ Nxh7 Qg8+ Kh6 Qxh7+ Kg5 f4+ ]


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