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

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
B Takyrbashev vs Edward Lee, Dresden, 2008
r4k2/pbr5/1p2p1Q1/3n1qB1/4R3/8/P4PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ ]

b)
NA Hussein vs Reece Creswell, Dresden, 2008
r2qk2r/1p2bp1p/p2p1p2/3Ppn2/8/N3P1P1/PP3PBP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Qg4 if Qd7 Bh3 or if Nh6 Qg7 ]

c)
Robert Zelcic vs Igor Yarmonov, Dresden, 2008
5k2/p4rp1/4Q2p/P2P4/3q3P/4N1P1/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc8+ Ke7 Nf5+ ]

d)
Phemelo Khetho 2229 vs Sadikin Irwanto 2441, Dresden, 2008
1n1r3k/p2r1p1p/q3pP2/4P2Q/1p1p1n2/P1Pb2P1/5P1K/3R1B1R w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 if Rg8 Bxd3 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Roy Phillips vs K Meier, Dresden, 2008
1R1br1k1/pR5p/2p3pB/2p2P2/P1qp2Q1/2n4P/P5P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ if Kh8 Rxh7+ ]

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Dresden Olypiad Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Bazar Hatanbaatar vs M Alice, Dresden, 2008
1r5k/4q2p/3p1pr1/2n5/3BPR2/7B/1P4PK/5Q2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 if Kg8 Qc4+ ]

b)
Miguel Mucongoma vs Tumendemberel Oyunbaatar, Dresden, 2008
6k1/5ppp/8/1b6/1b1P4/6P1/1q3B1P/4QBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe5 ]

c)
Vadim Bondarets vs Cornelis Hoogendijk, Dresden, 2008
rn1qk2r/p1p1bppp/1p2pn2/6Bb/2PP4/1Q3N1P/PP2BPP1/RN2K2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if Bxf6 Qb5+ ]

d)
Yueh Wei Po 1920 vs Pa Constantinou 2093, Dresden, 2008
2r1r1k1/pbqn1pp1/1p5p/4p1N1/1PP1B3/P3Q3/5PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb7 if Qxb7 Ne4 ]

e)
Helgi Ziska 2416 vs Loek Van Wely 2618, Dresden, 2008
4r3/2P2p1k/p2B2p1/1n1RP2p/1p3b2/1P6/1K6/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb5 if axb5 e6 ]

Dresden Olypiad Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Mateusz Bartel vs R Zerafa, Dresden, 2008
4rrk1/1p1q3p/p5p1/3Npb2/3Q4/1P2R3/1PP2RPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Rxf6 Qxd7 Bxd7 Rxf6 ]

b)
Luka Lenic vs Russell Dive, Dresden, 2008
r1r3k1/5ppp/bq2p3/p7/3PP2P/2bB2R1/1B2QPP1/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxa6 ]

c)
Mesgen Amanov vs Martin Neubauer, Dresden, 2008
3k4/pp3r2/7p/3N4/n7/r7/P2R2PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc3+ if Kc8 Nb5 or if Ke7 Re1+ w/Nb5 ]

d)
Tarek Goutali vs Cornelis Hoogendijk, Dresden, 2008
3r2k1/1pqnrp2/p1pNp1p1/2P2nP1/2NP1Q1P/8/PPR5/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nxf5 ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Dritan Mehmeti vs B Gebregziabher, Dresden, 2008
1r3r1k/pRq4p/2p2ppB/2P1bb2/2B1R3/8/PQ3PP1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 if Bxc7 Re7 ]



Dresden Olypiad Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Faisal Khairallah vs Pradeep Seegolam, Dresden, 2008
r6r/4k3/3R4/3Pp1p1/1P4P1/1qPQ4/1P1K4/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ if Kxf7 Qf5+ or if Kxd6 Qg6+ or if Ke8 Qb5+ Kxf7 Qd7+ ]

b)
Hussien Asabri vs R Rajapakse, Dresden, 2008
r3qrk1/1ppbn1bp/p2p2p1/2PPpp1n/4P3/1QN1BNPP/PP3PB1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ c6 ]

c)
David Ponce vs Michael Smith, Dresden, 2008
r1bqk2r/2pp1ppp/p2b1n2/1p2n3/4P3/1B3N2/PPP2PPP/RNBQK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if Bxe5 f4 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Sergei Zhigalko vs Miguel Cordoba, Dresden, 2008
r1qr1b1k/5ppp/1p3N2/pPn1P3/P2p1PQ1/6RP/1B4P1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 ]

e)
Levente Vajda vs Darius Zagorskis, Dresden, 2008
4b1k1/pp3p2/1q2pBp1/4P2p/2n1B2Q/2P1b2R/P2r2PK/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh5 ]

Dresden Olympiad Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win.
a)
Mohamed Waqar 2207 vs T Kett 2272, Dresden, 2008
r3r1k1/1b1q1pp1/p1n4p/1p2pN2/2pp4/1BPP1Q1P/PP3PP1/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Rainer Buhmann vs Boonsueb Saeheng, Dresden, 2008
q1r2b1k/rb4np/1p2p2N/pB1n4/6Q1/1P2P3/PB3PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe6 if Bc5 or Nf6 Qg8+ ]

c)
Evgenij Ermenkov vs Gu Guidi, Dresden, 2008
1r2bk2/R3ppbp/1n1p2p1/1p1P4/3N4/1P2B1PP/2P2PB1/4K3 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 if Bxc6 dxc6 Na8 c7 ]

d)
Uriel Capo Vidal vs S Chung, Dresden, 2008
r1br1k2/p4ppQ/1p1qpb1p/3P4/8/5N2/PP3PPP/1B1RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ dxe6 if Qxd1 e7+ ]

e)
Daniel Jere vs Philip Corbin, Dresden, 2008
2b4r/1pp2p2/5kr1/p1Q1p1q1/2P1R1P1/P7/5PB1/1R3K2 w - - 0 1
[ f4 if exf4 Qd4+ mates ]

Dresden Olympiad Puzzles, Part VI. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Rupert Jones vs Maurice Lettsome, Dresden, 2008
1r1q1rk1/3bb1pn/p1nppp2/2p3PQ/1p2PP2/2NP2N1/PPP2KB1/R1B2R2 w - - 0 1
[ g6 if Ng5 Rh1 ]

b)
Yusyup Atabaev vs Pradeep Seegolam, Dresden, 2008
3r1bk1/r1q1np1p/p2p2p1/Pp1P2P1/1Pp1PBBP/2P3Q1/7K/4RR2 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 w/Bb6 ]

c)
NA Hussein vs Reece Creswell, Dresden, 2008
r2qk2r/1p2bp1p/p2p1p2/3Ppn2/8/N3P1P1/PP3PBP/R2Q1RK1 w kq - 0 1
[ Qg4 ]

d)
Jorge Lopez Falcon vs Rupert Jones, Dresden, 2008
1k2r3/1b3p2/1N1r1n1p/3P1Bp1/1p6/1n3NP1/5PP1/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc4 Rxd5 Rxb3 Rxf5 Nd6 ]

e)
Robert Zelcic vs Igor Yarmonov, Dresden, 2008
5k2/p4rp1/4Q2p/P2P4/3q3P/4N1P1/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc8+ Ke7 Nf5+ ]

Dresden Olympiad Puzzles, Part VII. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Florian Jenni vs Yusyup Atabaev, Dresden, 2008
2b1rbk1/1p5p/3pPqp1/p2B4/2P3P1/1P5P/P3Q2K/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 if Qg7 e7+ Kh8 Rxf8+ Rxf8 e8/Q ]

b)
Liem Le Quang vs Weiming Goh, Dresden, 2008
2b1r2k/4P1p1/1p5p/2qp4/3N4/4Q1P1/P5PK/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rc1 ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Stephen Lukey vs solomon Celis, Dresden, 2008
3R4/3Q1p2/q1rn2kp/4p3/4P3/2N3P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4+ ]

d)
White to move and win. Narayanan Geetha vs Hector Eduardo Chavez, Dresden, 2008
qr4k1/4Rp2/6p1/2p4p/7P/1rQ5/1P3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc4 ]

Dresden Olympiad Puzzles, Part VIII. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Lela Javakhishvili 2473 vs Dagne Ciuksyte 2339, Dresden, 2008
2r3k1/pN3ppp/1p2b3/4p3/1P1nPP2/P2K2PP/6B1/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc4+ ]

b)
John Shaw vs Igor Khenkin, Dresden, 2008
3r2k1/1p4p1/pn2pb1p/7P/1P6/R3BPN1/P5P1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc4 Rb3 Bh4 Ne4 Rd1+ Ke2 Re1+ ]

c)
Enrique Paciencia vs Ngoc Nguyen, Dresden, 2008
r1r3k1/q4ppp/4p3/3b4/1p1P3P/2nQPN2/1P2BPP1/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa1 Rxa1 Rxa1+ Kh2 Bc4 ]

d)
Black Mates in 3. Emre Can 2464 vs Jorge Baules 2317, Dresden, 2008
1Q6/1P2pk1p/5ppB/3q4/P5PK/7P/5P2/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh5+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 3. Nurlan Ibraev vs Stelios Halkias, Dresden, 2008
2B4k/1b4rp/1p6/2p5/2Ppr3/1P2bN1Q/P6P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ Nxg1 Rg4+ ]

Dresden Olympiad Puzzles, Part IX. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Aloyzas Kveinys vs Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Dresden, 2008
3b2rk/5Rpp/8/2p5/2N2Pq1/4Q3/1P3P1P/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1+ Qe1 Qd3+ Qe2 Qd5 ]

b)
Sebastian Bogner vs Hristos Banikas, Dresden, 2008
r4rk1/5ppp/1p2p3/4P3/2PQ1B1q/5R2/6PP/N5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rfd8 if Qb2 Rd1+ or if g3 Qh5 ]

c)
Iweta Rajlich vs Nana Dzagnidze, Dresden, 2008
8/5ppk/4qn1p/8/P2Rb3/4Q1B1/4P2P/1r3BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3 if Qf2 Ng4 ]

d)
Grzegorz Gajewski vs Sebastien Maze, Dresden, 2008
6k1/4r2N/p1bpP1n1/1p3p1Q/5P2/P1P3R1/7K/5qB1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2+ Qxe2 Rxh7+ Rh3 Rxh3+ Kxh3 Nxf4+ ]

e)
Gediminas Sarakauskas vs Ruben Miguel Pereira, Dresden, 2008
r7/5pk1/1p4p1/4p2p/n3q2P/R1P3P1/P4P2/2NQ2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb2 if Qd6 Nc4 ]

Dresden Olympiad Puzzles, Part X. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 5. Levente Vajda vs David Baramidze, Dresden, 2008
3r2rk/p1p1n2p/P4N2/1Q1b4/3P3q/2P2p1P/1PB2R2/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh3+ Rh2 f2+ ]

b)
Martin Neubauer vs Jure Borisek, Dresden, 2008
8/5p1k/6p1/7p/1b1Bp3/4P2P/2qnQPP1/3N2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 5. Hristos Banikas vs Alexei Fedorov, Dresden, 2008
8/1ppb4/3p1k2/3P1p2/1PPKpP2/1N3rP1/2r5/1R1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rcc3 ]

d)
Viktor Laznicka vs Surya Ganguly, Dresden, 2008
6k1/1p3n2/p3N2p/P3pRP1/1P5P/5K2/8/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ ]

e)
Bassem Amin vs Vugar Gashimov, Dresden, 2008
r1b2rk1/1p3pb1/3P2pp/pB4q1/8/1Q6/PP3PPP/RN2R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be6 if Qd3 Bxb2 ]

Dresden Olympiad Puzzles, Part XI. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Zoltan Almasi vs Alexei Fedorov, Dresden, 2008
8/5pkp/3R2p1/2n1p3/1Q2P3/2rB2P1/5PKP/4q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd2 ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Nigel Short vs Zdenko Kozul, Dresden, 2008
5k2/q4pp1/4pb2/1p5P/1n6/1P3QN1/1P6/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 ]

c)
Colin McNab vs Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Dresden, 2008
4r1k1/2Q2pp1/6p1/B3p3/1P2P3/7q/4BP2/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc8 ]


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