Here are some chess puzzles from games of the 1960 Leipzig Olympiad.
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)
Jesus Diez Del Corral vs Napoleon Garces, Leipzig, 1960
2rb2k1/1b3pp1/p2p3p/3Np3/QP2q3/2R5/5PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc8 Bxc8 Qe8+ ]

b)
Ragnar Hoen vs Alex Casa, Leipzig, 1960
1r4k1/5p2/1r3np1/p1pp1b1p/7q/1PP2B1P/P3NPP1/1RQR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ g3 Qxh3 Nf4 ]

c)
Borislav Ivkov vs Hans Bouwmeester, Leipzig, 1960
r2r2k1/p5bp/2p2ppB/2R2q2/3p4/4Q3/PP2N2P/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qb3+ Rd5 Bxg7 Kxg7 Rxd5 w/Qb7+ ]

d)
Oleg Neikirkh vs Aleksandar Matanovic, Leipzig, 1960
2rq4/pp3p1k/2np1b1p/2pN1P2/2P5/3B2Q1/PP4PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8 if Qxe8 Nxf6+ or if Bd4+ Kf1 Qxe8 f6+ mates ]

e)
Michael Littleton vs Josef Gabriel, Leipzig, 1960
r1bq1rk1/p3bppp/2pp4/1p2nP2/3BP3/2N3R1/PPPQB1PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 dxe5 Qh6 Qb6+ Kh1 if g6 Rh3 mates ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Freysteinn Thorbergsson vs Naidan Namzhil, Leipzig, 1960
n2qr2b/1p2p1nk/p2pPrNp/2pP4/P1P2P2/1P3RNP/2Q4B/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Nxf8+ ]

b)
Wolfram Bialas vs Osvaldo Yepez, Leipzig, 1960
1b4k1/3q1rPp/2r5/1p1QpNBb/pPn1P2N/P6P/5P1K/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Imannuel Guthi vs Gudmundur Larusson, Leipzig, 1960
r4r2/2q2p1k/p2p1p1p/4pP2/1p1n3P/1B3PR1/PPP3Q1/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Kh8 Rh7+ ]

d)
Zubieta vs Thibaut Fauconnier, Leipzig, 1960
r3r1k1/pp1q1ppp/3p2n1/2pP3b/2P1B3/P1P1P3/2Q3PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf5 Qe7 g4 ]

e)
Atanas Kolarov vs Bernardo Wexler, Leipzig, 1960
8/2Q1N1pp/3n1p1k/2qPpb2/8/6P1/2r2PBP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6 Qxd6 Nxf5+ ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Erik Lundin vs Kazimierz Plater, Leipzig, 1960
r2q1rk1/pb1n2bp/1p3pp1/4N3/3PpP2/1P1B3P/PB4P1/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ Kh8 Nf7+ ]

b)
Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren vs K Cormier, Leipzig, 1960
r4rk1/1p3p2/p2q1n1p/1P4p1/Pn1pPNb1/3B2B1/2P3PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 Bxd1 Bxd6 if Nxd3 Nxf6+ or if Nxh5 Bxb4 ]

c)
Ilmari Niemela vs Erling Myhre, Leipzig, 1960
4r1k1/1p1q1p1p/1b2r3/3p3Q/1P6/6P1/5P1P/B1R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg4+ Kf8 Bf6 ]

d)
Fiorentino Palmiotto vs Thibaut Fauconnier, Leipzig, 1960
r3r1k1/p1p1qp1p/2p2bp1/8/4n3/3BBQ2/PPP2PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4 if Bxb2 Bxc6 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Florencio Campomanes vs Arovah Bachtiar, Leipzig, 1960
q5k1/4Qb2/8/1p2B2p/4pP2/1P2P1K1/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ Kf8 Bd6+ ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Estival Puig vs Allam, Leipzig, 1960
4r2k/2p3pp/p1p5/1p2Np2/3Pr2q/1Q5P/PPP2PP1/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Hoan Liang Tan vs R Fenech, Leipzig, 1960
1R2rbk1/3q4/p6p/2pb1N2/P7/2B2P2/2Q2KPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ Bxh6 Qg6+ if Kf8 Qxh6+ or if Qg7 Rxe8# ]

c)
White mates in 4.
C Tchalkhasuren vs Napoleon Garces, Leipzig, 1960
5k2/2q4p/p5p1/1pbQ4/n4rP1/7P/PP2R1B1/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kg7 Rg8+ Kh6 Qh5+ gxh5 g5# ]

d)
Henry Camilleri vs C Humerez, Leipzig, 1960
1rb2rk1/p6p/3p2p1/1q2b3/1p1nP3/1P1PB1N1/2PQ2BP/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qf2+ ]

e)
Robert Fischer vs Max Euwe, Leipzig, 1960
1B6/1R5p/P3p3/5pp1/2kb4/2r2P2/5P1P/3K4 w - - 1 0
[ Rc7+ Kd3 Rxc3+ Kxc3 Be5 ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Werner Golz vs Hasian Panggabean, Leipzig, 1960
r5k1/1b1nqpp1/2pRp2p/r2nP3/p2RN3/5N2/PP1QBPPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Qxd7 Nf6+ if gxf6 Qxh6 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Lajos Portisch vs Suren Momo, Leipzig, 1960
1r6/p7/8/2pNNp1k/1pPn4/3P2P1/P2K1P2/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Rh1+ ]

c)
Lajos Portisch vs Lothar Schmid, Leipzig, 1960
2bq3k/r4p2/3p1Ppr/2pPn1R1/1p3N2/1P2Q1RP/P7/1B4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5 dxe5 Ne6 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Lodewijk Prins vs Bernard D'Avriac, Leipzig, 1960
rnb4R/pp2k1p1/4pnP1/1q1pP3/2pP4/5Q2/PPP2KP1/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Qa3+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Raymond Weinstein vs Eleazar Jimenez, Leipzig, 1960
1qb1k3/4bp1p/1p5r/1Np1p2B/Q1P1Pp2/P7/1P4PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc7+ Kf8 Qe8+ Kg7 Qxf7+ Kh8 Rd8+ ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Eero Boek vs Henry Camilleri, Leipzig, 1960
r2q1rk1/2pnbppp/p1np4/1p2p2b/P3P3/1BPP1N1P/1P2QPP1/RNB2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5 if Ndb8 axb5 ]

b)
Ludek Pachman vs Laszlo Szabo, Leipzig, 1960
1r4k1/p4p1p/4RQ2/3p4/5r2/8/Pq3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

c)
Joao Mario Ribeiro vs Charles Salameh, Leipzig, 1960
5qk1/p4ppp/1p4r1/2n2N2/8/P3PQ2/5PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ ]

d)
Arinbjorn Gudmundsson vs Zandor Nilsson, Leipzig, 1960
rn1r1qk1/6pp/pp2p3/2bb1pQ1/8/2B1PN2/PP2BPPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 if Be7 Bf6+ Kf7 Ne5+ Ke8 Qh5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Paul Keres vs Corvin Radovici, Leipzig, 1960
2b2rk1/2q2pp1/1p1R3p/8/1PBQ4/7P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6 ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Cezar Munoz vs Charles Salameh, Leipzig, 1960
7r/1p2RR2/p5pk/2p3q1/P6p/5Q1P/1r4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ Rxh7 Qf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Arthur Bisguier vs Werner Golz, Leipzig, 1960
r2r4/k3n1R1/b7/Q7/3P2P1/5q2/1P5P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc5+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Jorge Goncalves vs Alfons Franck, Leipzig, 1960
r1b3Q1/pp2k1PR/4p3/3pn3/q4r2/8/PP3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Kxd8 g8/Q+ if Qe8 Qg5+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Zubieta vs Arovah Bachtiar, Leipzig, 1960
2r1k1r1/5pq1/bP1Rp3/p1p1P1pQ/P1P5/B4P2/4N1PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ Kf8 Bxc5+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Zubieta vs Gunnar Gunnarsson, Leipzig, 1960
5r1k/7p/1q1P1n1P/4Q1R1/2b1Pp2/1P3P2/8/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Bxg8 Rxg8+ if Kxg8 Qg5+ ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Francisco Jose Perez vs Eleazar Jimenez, Leipzig, 1960
8/5pk1/5np1/p2pq3/2p3P1/2p1PP2/P2r4/K1Q1R2R b - - 0 1
[ ...c2+ Qb2 c1/Q+ ]

b)
C Humerez vs Laszlo Szabo, Leipzig, 1960
1rk5/R7/2p2n2/2B5/7R/2b2b2/P1P5/2K5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 if Be3 Bb2+ mates ]

c)
Max Euwe vs Miguel Najdorf, Leipzig, 1960
r3r1k1/1p4bp/2pR2p1/2n5/p1P5/N2nB1P1/PP3PK1/2N2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 fxe3 Nxc1 Rxc1 Bxb2 ]

d)
Nikola Padevsky vs Arovah Bachtiar, Leipzig, 1960
r6k/p1p3p1/P4p1p/1R1n1P1R/3Br3/2P5/6PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 if Rh4 Ne2+ Rxe4 Nxb5 ]

e)
Sieghard Dittmann vs Miroslav Filip, Leipzig, 1960
3r4/1p4kp/2p5/2P1pp2/1PB5/rbN2K2/5PPP/R6R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4 if Rxa3 Rd3+ Ke2 Rxc3+ or if Rac1 Rd3+ ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Paul Cassidy vs Louis Mercuri, Leipzig, 1960
5rk1/pp6/6Pp/2p2b2/2Pq4/P2BR3/1P1Q1P2/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd8 if Kc2 Qxc4+ ]

b)
Baswedan vs Nikolay Minev, Leipzig, 1960
1r4k1/5rpp/pq1pp3/3P4/6QP/PpR1P3/6P1/K3N2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa5 if Kb2 Rf2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Christ Papapostolou vs Finn Petersen, Leipzig, 1960
7Q/pb4p1/1p4k1/6q1/8/1B1prP1P/PP4P1/6KR b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ ]

d)
Henry Camilleri vs Yosef Porath, Leipzig, 1960
2rq1rk1/1b2bp1p/p3pnp1/1p1n2B1/3PN3/P1N2P2/1PQ3PP/1B1R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 Bxe7 Qxe7 if fxe4 Ne3 ]

e)
Pedro Aguirre Izaguirre vs Georges-Pierre Thibaut, Leipzig, 1960
3R4/k1p3pp/pp6/4q3/1P6/5Q1P/1r4P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb1+ if Rd1 Qd4+ or if Kf2 Qe1# ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part X.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Werner Golz vs Osvaldo Bazan, Leipzig, 1960
r1r3k1/p1n1q1pp/3p1p2/1b1P4/1PNQPR2/3N4/6PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4 if Qxc4 Ne6 ]

b)
Frank Blockx vs Omari, Leipzig, 1960
3r1rk1/pb2bppp/4p3/3n4/1pN1B3/1P2PN2/P4PPP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 if Bc2 Ne2+ or if Bxb7 Rxd1+ ]

c)
Cesar Boutteville vs Nikola Padevsky, Leipzig, 1960
q1r3k1/5pp1/p3p3/1p5p/n1r5/P1PR2P1/N2QPP1P/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 if Re3 Nb3 ]

d)
Mario Tamburini vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Leipzig, 1960
2bqr1kb/r4n2/pp1p2p1/2pP1p1n/2P2N1p/2N1BP2/PP1Q2PP/1R1R1BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf4 Bxf4 Bd4+ Kh1 g5 ]

e)
Paul Cassidy vs Silvino Garcia Martinez, Leipzig, 1960
1r1qr1k1/p2b1pp1/2nb3p/1p1B4/2pP4/P4N1P/1PQB1PP1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne7 if Be4 f5 ]

1960 Leipzig Olympiad Puzzles, Part XI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
J Deslauriers vs Haije Kramer, Leipzig, 1960
r3r1kb/pp5p/1qpp1pp1/4nP2/1NP3P1/2Q4P/PP2PB2/R3K2R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Qxb4 if Qxb4 Nd3+ ]

b)
R Fenech vs Louis Mercuri, Leipzig, 1960
4rrk1/pp5p/2p3pb/3p4/3P3P/2P3P1/PPK1R3/3Q1qNR b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd1+ Kxd1 Rf1+ if Kc2 Rxe2+ ]

c)
Jerzy Kostro vs Vassily Smyslov, Leipzig, 1960
1r3rk1/p1pb2pp/2ppn1q1/2b5/8/4N1B1/PPPQ1PPP/1RN1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb4 ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Ismael Mendivil vs Kaj Blom, Leipzig, 1960
6k1/4p2p/2pp2p1/8/1PP1q3/P4r2/7P/4R1QK b - - 0 1
[ ...Re3+ ]

e)
Estival Puig vs Gudmundur Larusson, Leipzig, 1960
r3k2r/pp5p/1Qb2p2/4p3/2P5/3q1N2/5PPP/RN3RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3 if gxf3 Rg8+ mates ]

f)
R Sapre vs Daan De Lange, Leipzig, 1960
5rk1/5pb1/4q2p/pp3n2/3p1BQ1/1PrR2P1/P4P1P/R3N2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3 Nxd3 Qe4+ ]

g)
Black mates in 3.
Henry Camilleri vs Joaquim Durao, Leipzig, 1960
8/pp5p/5q1k/3p4/3Pn1Q1/1Pr2P2/P5PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd4+ ]


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