Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ljubomir Ljubojevic.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Ljubojevic vs Gyozo Forintos, Caorle, 1972
3q2k1/rp2rp1p/2p2np1/p1Pp4/4PPb1/1PN2B2/P5PP/2QR1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 ]

b)
Ljubojevic vs Jacek Bednarski, Skopje, 1972
r1b3k1/pp2q1p1/2n5/4p2Q/3pN3/2N5/PPP3PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 if dxc3 Ng5 ]

c)
Ljubojevic vs Ricardo Calvo Minguez, Lanzarote, 1973
r1bqkr2/ppppbpQp/8/5n2/P7/2N5/1PPP1PPP/R1B1R1K1 w q - 0 1
[ Nd5 if f6 Qxh7 d6 Qg6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Ljubojevic vs Nikola Padevsky, Nice, 1974
r1q4r/1bp2pbk/1pn4p/3Np1pP/p1Q1P3/P1P2NB1/1P3PP1/3RK2R w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Qxf7+ Bg7 Nxg5+ ]

e)
Ljubojevic vs Arturo Pomar Salamanca, Las Palmas, 1975
5k2/p6R/6p1/3nq3/8/2P5/P4PpP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ ]



Ljubojevic Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Ljubojevic vs Hrvoje Messing, Zagreb, 1977
8/6p1/NRb1rp1p/4k3/pKP3P1/P6P/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 Rd6 Kc5 ]

b)
Ljubojevic vs Feridun Oney, Praia da Rocha, 1978
r7/ppp4k/4p1bN/8/2P5/1P1q2QP/P7/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ if Kxh6 Qh4+ mates ]

c)
Ljubojevic vs Nigel Short, London, 1980
q5k1/4p2p/3p1bp1/1n3rN1/5P2/1P2B3/3Q2PP/2R3K1 w - - 0
[ g4 if Rd5 Rc8+ ]

d)
Ljubojevic vs Rubens Filguth, Brazil, 1981
1bb2rk1/1p1rnpp1/2n4p/1Nqp4/8/3B1N2/PBPQ1PPP/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ba3 Qb6 Nbd4 if Qd8 or Qc7 or Qa7 Nxc6 ]

e)
Ljubojevic vs Timothy Taylor, New York, 1984
2r2rkq/5pp1/3Rb2p/1p6/p3B1P1/1P6/P1PQ3P/1K2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 fxe6 Qd7 if Rce8 Bg6 ]

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Ljubojevic Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Ljubojevic vs Amador Rodriguez, Biel, 1985
5k2/ppqrRB2/3r1p2/2p2p2/7P/P1PP2P1/1P2QP2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ if Kxf7 Qh5+ or if Kg7 Rg8+ ]

b)
Ljubojevic vs Jan Timman, Amsterdam, 1986
2r5/1b2kp2/p5p1/1p6/3QqN1P/1P6/P1P5/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Qd6+ w/Rd2 ]

c)
Ljubojevic vs Viktor Korchnoi, Tilburg, 1986
r4n2/3bk2p/p3pp2/1p5B/4p3/P1p1P1R1/2P4P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ Kd8 Rdxd7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Ljubojevic vs Ochoa De Echaguen, Bilbao, 1987
1r4k1/7R/p2p4/P5q1/1P2B3/5Pb1/2Q3K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5+ ]

e)
Ljubojevic vs Krunoslav Hulak, Wijk aan Zee, 1987
rr3k2/5p1p/4p1p1/2R1p3/bq2P2P/3B4/1P1Q1PP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ ]

Ljubojevic Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Ljubojevic vs Murray Chandler, Linares, 1988
6k1/5p1p/1p1Nrqp1/4n3/1r6/4Q1P1/3RPP1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa3 if Rg4 or Ng4 f3 ]

b)
Ljubojevic vs Jonathan Speelman, Linares, 1992
2r3k1/3r2p1/b2Bp2p/p1p1nq2/4N3/P7/1P3QPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf5 (if Nxc5 Qxf2 w/Rxc5 Rxd1 & Nd3+) exf5 Nxc5 ]



c) White Mates in 3. Ljubojevic vs Anatoly Karpov, Monte Carlo (active), 1997
3r4/4RRpk/5n1N/8/p1p2qPP/P1Qp1P2/1P4K1/3b4 w - - 0 1

d)
Ljubojevic vs Predrag Nikolic, Monaco (active), 1998
3rr1k1/ppqnppb1/2p3pp/8/3PP3/BPN2QP1/P4PKP/2RR4 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 Qa5 Bb4 Qxa2 Nxe7+ w/Qxf7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Ljubojevic vs Alfonso Romero Holmes, Villarrobledo, 2000
8/8/p6p/1p3Kpk/1P2P3/P1b3P1/2N4P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne3 ]

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