Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Aleksandar Matanovic.
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)
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Wilfried Lange, Hamburg, 1955
4r3/ppqr1kb1/4ppp1/2pP1n1p/2P5/1Q1R1N2/PP1B1PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba5 Qxa5 dxe6+ Rxe6 Rxd7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Franck Triger, Varna, 1962
k7/5p2/1Q2p3/2P2p1p/p1B3qP/p5P1/5r2/K3R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Erno Gereben, Bordeaux, 1964
1rbq1rk1/p5p1/2pb4/4Np1p/3P4/2P5/1P1BQP1P/2KR2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ if Kf6 Bg5+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Hans-Joachim Hecht, Kecskemet, 1964
2bkr3/1q6/4P3/p2NQpbp/1p1P4/6P1/1B3K1P/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Qd6+ Bd7 Rc7 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Bjorn Brinck-Claussen, Habana, 1966
r1b2r1k/1pp3pp/5b2/p1q1Np2/2B5/1Q6/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ hxg6 Qh3+ ]



Aleksandar Matanovic Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Lev Polugaevsky, Skopje, 1968
1r1r1k2/pp3p1Q/2nNb3/2q5/3p4/P2B4/1PP3PP/1K1RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 ]

b)
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Hrvoje Messing, Yugoslavia, 1971
r2b1r2/pp2Qq1k/2p3p1/P4b2/2P2P1p/2B5/1PB4P/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Rxf7 Re8 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Jacek Bednarski, Vratsa, 1975
r5kr/pp2Q2p/4R1p1/5p2/8/8/2Pb1PPP/q4BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6 if Qa2 c4 ]

d)
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Albin Planinec, Belgrade, 1978
2bqr1k1/2pp1ppp/8/pr1NP3/1p3Q2/1P3P2/1PP3PP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 fxe6 Nxc7 ]

e)
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Ivan Nemet, Pula, 1980
5rk1/4bp1p/p2p2p1/1p5n/3B4/P1P2Q2/2q3PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rde1 if Bd8 Qxf7+ mates ]


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