Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the Munich 1936 Olympiad.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Leonhard Abramavicius vs V Mezgailis, Munich, 1936
2rq1rk1/p3bppp/1p1n1n2/2p1NN2/8/1P4P1/PB2QP1P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Leonhard Abramavicius vs Ernst Sorensen, Munich, 1936
5rkn/2p1rp2/1p1p3R/p1nP2PQ/2P1BR1P/7K/Pq6/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bh7+ Kg7 Rg6+ Nxg6 Qh6+ ]

c)
Albert Becker vs Hansen Norman, Munich, 1936
r1bq1rk1/p1p1bppp/1p2pn2/6B1/3P4/3B1N2/PPP1QPPP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Bxf6 w/Qe4 ]

d)
Ludwig Engels vs Alexandar Tsvetkov, Munich, 1936
5r1k/1b1rbppp/pqp1pn2/1p4B1/3PN3/3B4/PPP1QPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6 if Bxf6 Qe4 g6 Bxf6+ or if gxf6 Qe4 mates ]

e)
Erno Gereben vs Hector Carlos, Munich, 1936
2r5/6pk/pn4qp/1pp5/6Q1/1P5P/PB2RPP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg6+ Kxg6 Re6+ ]

Munich 1936 Olympiad Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Paul Keres vs Gheorghe Alexandrescu, Munich, 1936
r6r/ppq3Q1/nb1kp2p/3p4/8/P5P1/3NBPP1/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4+ if dxe4 Rfd1+ Bd4 Qxd4+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Krassnig vs Hartvig Nielsen, Munich, 1936
r7/4Qp2/p4P2/3p2b1/Bpr2k2/4q1N1/PP4K1/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1+ if Kg4 Bd1+ ]

c)
Gideon Stahlberg vs Jan Foltys, Munich, 1936
r1b2rk1/3n1pp1/p1p1p2p/1n6/1qNP3B/3BP3/2Q2PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb1 if Qc3 Qd1 e5 Be7 w/Bb4 ]

d)
Endre Steiner vs Hansen Norman, Munich, 1936
r1b2k2/pp2p1bQ/4p3/3pq1N1/5nP1/8/PP1B1P2/2R2K2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf4 if Qxf4 Nxe6+ or if Qf6 Qh5 Kg8 Be5 ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Paul Vaitonis vs Movsa Feigin, Munich, 1936
r1br2k1/1p2qpn1/p3p1B1/4n1P1/5N2/4PP2/PpQ5/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

Munich 1936 Olympiad Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 3. A Pluess vs Jorge Pelikan, Munich, 1936
1r4k1/4r1b1/p2p3p/2pP2P1/1pP1p1n1/1P2Nn1q/P3QP1P/1RB1RN1K b - - 0 1
[ Ngxh2 ]

b)
Black Mates in 4. H Christoffersen vs Vladimir Petrov, Munich, 1936
6rk/Q2n2rp/5p2/3P4/4P3/2q4P/P5P1/5RRK b - - 0 1
[ Rxg2 ]

c)
Mirko Schreiber vs Endre Steiner, Munich, 1936
1r2r1k1/pq3ppp/2R5/2Q5/3p4/PP4P1/3NbP1P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ Bb5 ]

d)
Dikenmann vs Uulberg, Munich, 1936
r3r1k1/pp3ppp/2p1b1n1/q7/1bP1Q3/2N1PNBP/PP1R1PP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ Bf5 if Qd4 Bc5 or if Bc7 Bxe4 ]

e)
Black Mates in 2. Cherubino Staldi vs Uulberg, Munich, 1936
8/1p3k2/4p1rp/p3Pp1Q/3qnP2/1P6/P6P/2R2R1K b - - 0 1
[ Qg1+ ]


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