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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Milan Matulovic. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
White mates in 2.
Milan Matulovic vs Ante Zaradic, Zagreb, 1955
r3r3/2QR3p/p3kp2/1p1p3P/4b3/8/2P2KP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ g4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Milan Matulovic vs S Shahal, Nethanya, 1961
7r/r4q1p/p2QNpk1/6p1/1p3P2/7R/PPP3PP/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ f5+ Kxf5 Qd3+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Milan Matulovic vs Jacek Bednarski, Polanica Zdroj, 1963
7k/3N1pp1/7p/2PK1P2/1p6/rPb1R1P1/7P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kh7 Nf8+ Kh8 Ng6+ ]

d)
Milan Matulovic vs Hans-Joachim Hecht, Hamburg, 1965
3Rr2k/5ppp/8/p3bP2/q3N3/2p2P1P/6P1/2Q3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa3 if Rxd8 Qxa4 Rc8 Qd7 Rb8 Qc6 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Milan Matulovic vs Dragoljub Minic, Titograd, 1965
r1b1NRrk/1p2q2p/p3p2Q/8/8/P2P4/6PP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Rbf1 if e5 or Bd7 R1f7 ]

Milan Matulovic Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Milan Matulovic vs Istvan Bilek, Hungary, 1966
8/3b1qn1/1p6/2p2pk1/B3p2p/P1Q5/1P2NPP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd2+ e3 Qxd7 ]

b)
Milan Matulovic vs Lothar Zinn, Halle, 1967
r1bk1r2/ppq1np1Q/4p2B/1B1pN3/3p4/P7/2P1KPPP/7R w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ Rxf7 Qh8+ Ng8 Bg5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Milan Matulovic vs Enver Bukic, Kraljevo, 1967
r4rk1/p4pp1/7P/2pp4/3Bn3/8/qPP1QP1P/2KR2R1 w - - 1 0
[ h7+ Kh8 Bxg7+ ]

d)
Milan Matulovic vs Piet Kroon, Lugano, 1968
b5k1/1r2qp1p/pQ2p1p1/1p6/7P/1P6/PP2N1P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

e)
Milan Matulovic vs Aleksandar Matanovic, Vinkovci, 1968
5r2/6pk/p3P3/1p6/6K1/1B1p4/1P2nP2/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ e7 if Re8 Bf7 Rxe7 Rh1# ]

Milan Matulovic Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Milan Matulovic vs Srdjan Cvetkovic, Yugoslavia, 1969
r2b3k/1b1q1r1p/3p1P1Q/1p1Np3/3BP3/5R2/PP5P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rg7 Rxg7 fxg7+ Qxg7 Rf8+ Qg8 Qxd6 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Milan Matulovic vs Dragoljub Janosevic, Yugoslavia, 1970
r2q1r1k/5p1p/p1p2pbR/3pp3/2P4Q/6PB/PP3P1P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ if Bxh7 Bf5 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Milan Matulovic vs Wolfgang Uhlmann, Herceg Novi, 1970
5rk1/1prBQppp/pq4b1/3p4/3N4/2P5/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Milan Matulovic vs Olafur Kristjansson, Reykjavik, 1970
r4r1b/B3k2p/n1pNp2P/4P1R1/p4P2/P7/2P5/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Bxg7 Rxg7+ ]

e)
Milan Matulovic vs Asfary, Skopje, 1972
r3b1n1/ppp1q2k/3p2pp/8/3BPQ2/2N5/PPP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Qd8 Qf7+ or if Qd7 Nf6+ Nxf6 Qxf6 mates ]

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Milan Matulovic Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Milan Matulovic vs Martyn Corden, Birmingham, 1975
5rk1/3qb1pp/8/1pn1PP2/2ppN1Q1/8/1P4PP/2BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 ]

b)
Milan Matulovic vs Salvatore Matera, Birmingham, 1975
3r1r2/pp3pkp/2n2np1/3p3q/4PP2/2Q5/PPP2NNP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ exd5 Rxd5 Ne4 Rf5 Rd6 ]

c)
Milan Matulovic vs Rajko Bogdanovic, Sarajevo, 1976
rn2kb1r/1b3ppp/p1Nqp3/1p6/8/2NQ4/PPP1B1PP/3RKR2 w kq - 1 0
[ Qf3 ]

d)
Milan Matulovic vs Vladimir Raicevic, Odzaci, 1978
r1b2rk1/1p3pp1/p3p2p/4Q3/1PN5/P2q4/5PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb6 if Ra7 Qb8 ]

e)
Milan Matulovic vs Krunoslav Hulak, Belgrade, 1978
1k6/1pr2N2/2bQp1p1/p1RpP2p/P2q3P/6P1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Kc8 Nxe6 mates ]

Milan Matulovic Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Milan Matulovic vs Ivan Radulov, Bulgaria, 1981
1knrr3/1pq2p2/p1b1p1p1/3p3p/3NP2P/P1R2PQ1/BPP3P1/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc6+ bxc6 Rb3+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Milan Matulovic vs Zoran Brkovic, Banja-Luka, 1987
8/pp4pk/4r2p/2q1Bp2/5P2/P6P/1P4RK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kh8 Re7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Milan Matulovic vs Stefan Cigan, Maribor, 1987
1rbr2k1/2qnbp1p/p2pp1p1/1p3PPQ/3BP3/2N2R2/PPP3BP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

d)
r1bqkb1r/1p3p2/p1nppnp1/6B1/3NP2P/2N5/PPP2P2/R2QKBR1 w Qkq - 1 0
[ Nxc6 bxc6 e5 if dxe5 Qxd8+ Kxd8 Bxf6+ ]

e)
Milan Matulovic vs Gerard Kool, Haringey, 1989
r1br2k1/ppq2ppp/4pn2/8/2B5/BP6/P1P1QPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 ]

f)
Milan Matulovic vs Nebojsa Ristic, Novi Sad, 1995
r1b2rk1/4npp1/p2bpn1p/1pq1N3/5B2/3B1N1P/PP2QPP1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 Bxd7 Bxd6 Qxd6 Bh7+ ]

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