Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mladen Muse.
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 4.
Mladen Muse vs Frank Behrhorst, Germany, 1984
r6r/3Q3p/3p1pkP/2pP4/5Pp1/4PnK1/PP2qP2/R6R w - - 1 0
[ f5+ Kg5 Qg7+ Kxf5 Qxg4+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Mladen Muse vs Jiri Lechtynsky, Budapest, 1986
8/p2R3p/6pk/4b2r/8/P3qP2/1PQ4P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

c)
Mladen Muse vs Wolfgang Haist, Biel, 1989
1r2k2r/pbQn1ppp/1p1b4/3pNq2/3Pn3/3BP3/PB1N1PPP/R4RK1 w k - 1 0
[ Bxe4 if Qxe5 Qxd7+ Kxd7 dxe5 or if dxe4 Qxd6 ]

d)
Mladen Muse vs Yona Kosashvili, Biel, 1989
3Q4/p1r2qk1/1n4p1/1ppp4/8/PP3N2/5PPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Qd7 Qxc7 Qxc7 Ne6+ ]

e)
Mladen Muse vs Oswald Gschnitzer, Budapest, 1990
1r4k1/3rnp2/p3p1pp/2Bpq3/4P3/1P6/P2R1QPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4 if Qxe4 Qf6 Kf8 Qg7+ or if Qd6 Qf6 e5 Qxd6 Rxd6 Bxe5 ]



Mladen Muse puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Mladen Muse vs Michael Schlosser, Austria, 1997
6k1/5Nb1/3pQn1p/8/8/3B3P/3q1PP1/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ Kh8 Qg8+ Nxg8 Nf7# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Mladen Muse vs Schmid, Travemunde, 2001
rn3rk1/pp3Np1/2p1Qn2/6Np/3q4/8/PPP2PPK/R1B2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ ]

c)
Mladen Muse vs Baldur Schroeter, Travemunde, 2004
r1b3k1/ppp2rpp/8/3Q4/2P2P2/4P3/P5BP/q1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Rf8 Qxf8+ Kxf8 Ba3+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Mladen Muse vs Peter Schnitzer, Germany, 2006
2r5/pp6/2bR2B1/n3kpN1/7P/2P5/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ if Kf4 g3+ Kg4 Ne5+ ]

e)
Ralf Lau vs Mladen Muse, Bad Neuenahr, 1991
5r1k/7p/3p3q/1prNb3/4Qp2/1P4P1/P2R1PKP/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...f3+ if Kh1 Qxd2 or if Kg1 Rxd5 Qxd5 Qh3 ]

Mladen Muse puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gyula Sax vs Mladen Muse, Vinkovci, 1993
3rkb1r/1p2qppp/p3pn2/2P3N1/N2n3Q/8/PP3PPP/R1B2RK1 b k - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kh1 Rd4 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Herbert Kauschmann vs Mladen Muse, Berlin, 1998
7r/p3Qp1k/b1pp2p1/4p1P1/4P3/2P1N3/P2n1NKP/4q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf1+ Nxf1 Qxf1+ Kg3 Qg1+ ]

c)
Andrew Law vs Mladen Muse, Berlin, 1998
7k/p1pR3p/5bp1/8/2P2PK1/4rB2/Pr4PP/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Bxg2 h5# or if Kh3 Rf2 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Eckhard Schmittdiel vs Mladen Muse, Recklinghausen, 1999
5rk1/8/4p1p1/QPq4p/P1PrP2P/3B4/4K1P1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf2+ Kxf2 Rxe4+ if Kg3 Qe3+ or if Kf1 Rf4+ ]

e)
Jan Zamostni vs Mladen Muse, Rabac, 2003
2rr2k1/5p2/p5p1/4Q1Pn/8/1qN5/1P2R2P/1K4R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 if Qxc3 Rd1+ Rxd1 Qxd1+ ]

f)
Matthias Luetzen vs Mladen Muse, Travemunde, 2004
r1bqk2r/ppp2p2/1nnb4/2N1p3/1P4p1/P1NP2P1/4P1BP/R1BQ1RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Bxc5+ bxc5 Qd4+ ]


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