Here are some chess puzzles from games of Varna 1962 Chess 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)
White mates in 5.
Leonard Barden vs M O'Hara, Varna, 1962
rr4k1/q3P1pn/3N1n1p/p1p5/Pp6/1P2R1B1/2Q3PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Kh8 Nf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Ridha Belkadi vs Rijd, Varna, 1962
1q4k1/pb4n1/1p4R1/4B3/2P4P/P2rQ3/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kf8 Qf4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Boije vs Rolf Roth, Varna, 1962
4nk2/1p1R2pp/p3Pp2/2pN4/q7/6PP/PPP4K/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ Kg8 Ne7+ ]

d)
Mikhail Botvinnik vs Arturo Pomar Salamanca, Varna, 1962
1k1n2rr/pp2q3/5R1p/2p1p3/2Pp1n2/3P3Q/PP1B2BP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf4 if exf4 Bxf4+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Sven Buskenstrem vs Garcia, Varna, 1962
5rn1/1p3pk1/4p2p/1p1pP3/2r3P1/2qBQ2R/P1P4P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ if hxg5 Rh7# or if Kh8 Rxh6+ ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Sven Buskenstrem vs Christ Papapostolou, Varna, 1962
r2rn2k/p4pp1/2p1b2p/8/3PR3/qPPB2Q1/P5PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 fxe6 Qg6 if Nf6 Rxf6 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
T Chipev vs Ionanidis, Varna, 1962
r1b1nr1k/2qnp1bp/pp1p2p1/2p3P1/2BPP3/2N1BPN1/PPPQ4/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Jan-Hein Donner vs Walter Estrada Degrandi, Varna, 1962
r2r1k2/3q1P2/pp1pnB1p/2p2Q2/P2b4/2N5/1P4PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qg6 if Qxf7 Bg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Echavery vs George Kleopas, Varna, 1962
8/6kp/2r1p1p1/1p6/2q2N2/4Q2P/r5PK/3R1R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5+ if gxh5 Qe5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
M Farboud vs P Lindlbloem, Varna, 1962
r4r2/pp5R/1q1ppkp1/8/4Pb2/2N5/PPP3Q1/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ e5+ if dxe5 Ne4+ Kf5 Qh3+ or if Kf5 Rh5+ ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ali Faruk vs Schnaider, Varna, 1962
4k3/6pp/1PbBnp2/p7/6P1/5P1P/5K2/5B2 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5 if Nd8 or Kd7 b7 ]

b)
Andrzej Filipowicz vs Roberto Silva Nazzari, Varna, 1962
r5k1/1q2bppp/3p4/pp6/4nP2/4BB1Q/PP4PP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc7 Qxc7 Bxe4 if Ra7 Qxh7+ mates ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Hajiotis vs Paul Cassidy, Varna, 1962
r4k2/4p1bQ/3pP3/1qp3P1/pp2P3/2P5/PP3N2/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nd3+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Karoly Honfi vs Josef Lokvenc, Varna, 1962
r4r2/ppp3Q1/4k1P1/q3pp2/8/1P1R1R1P/P1P3PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qd7+ ]

e)
Vlastimil Hort vs Robert Byrne, Varna, 1962
r1bq1r1k/5p1p/p1pp1npQ/1p2n3/2PNP1P1/2NB1P2/PP6/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Nxc6 if Nxf3+ Kd1 Qd7 Nd5 Qxg4 Nxf6 ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hristos Kokkoris vs Volf Bergraser, Varna, 1962
2r1r1k1/5ppp/p2bp3/3bR1P1/1p1P3P/qP1QNP2/2PB4/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 if Bxe5 Bxb4 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Konchi vs Filip, Varna, 1962
8/1Q2p2p/3k2p1/3p4/1p6/1q1P1K2/p5PP/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe7+ Kc6 Re6+ Kb5 Qb7+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Konchi vs Harry Golombek, Varna, 1962
r1r4k/1pq1bp2/p3pN1p/4P3/6R1/2PR4/PP4PP/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rh3 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Konchi vs Peter Korning, Varna, 1962
4r2k/1R5p/2R3pB/2PpP3/r2P4/7Q/6PK/4q3 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Kg8 Qe6+ Rxe6 Rc8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
A Konradi vs George Kleopas, Varna, 1962
8/1pq3k1/p2pb3/2p1b1Bp/2P5/5Q1P/PP3RP1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ if Kh7 Qh6+ ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Khelil Lagha vs Suarez, Varna, 1962
1N1b2k1/6pp/1P1n1p2/B2pp3/b7/3BP3/5PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb4 Nb7 Ba6 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Franck Triger, Varna, 1962
k7/5p2/1Q2p3/2P2p1p/p1B3qP/p5P1/5r2/K3R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Drogoljub Minic vs Christophe Fery, Varna, 1962
2r1bbk1/p1n5/1p2pBq1/3pP3/3P2PQ/7R/PP3P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kf7 Rh7+ ]

d)
Morlok vs Haije Kramer, Varna, 1962
r2qkbnr/2pb1ppp/3p4/1p6/4P3/1BPp4/1P3PPP/RNBQK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Qh5 if g6 Qd5 Be6 Qxa8 ]

e)
Miguel Najdorf vs Miroslav Filip, Varna, 1962
4q1k1/7p/p1b1p1pB/1p1nPpQ1/7P/P5P1/1P3PB1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5 if Bxd5 Qf6 ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ilmari Niemela vs Sjobi, Varna, 1962
5r2/pp4qk/6pp/2p1r2P/3bB1Q1/8/P5P1/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8 if Qxf8 Qxg6+ mates or if Rxe4 Qxe4 Qxf8 Qxg6+ Kh8 Re8 ]

b)
Ake Olsson vs Pedro Puig Pulido, Varna, 1962
3q1r1k/Q3Rpp1/3pR1bp/1pr5/8/1B5P/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6 if fxg6 Rxg7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Lexy Ortega vs Bjorn Brinck-Claussen, Varna, 1962
r7/1p2ppk1/2n3p1/5PQR/p3q3/P2r3P/1P4P1/R6K w - - 1 0
[ f6+ if exf6 Qh6+ or if Kg8 Rh8+ ]

d)
Nikola Padevsky vs Purevhav, Varna, 1962
2b3r1/3p1k1p/pRnPp3/2Q2p1P/3q1Bp1/3B4/P1P2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 if Qa1+ Kh2 dxc6 Qa7+ mates ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Hector Rossetto vs Younnus Safvat, Varna, 1962
2R2r1k/3Pnnpp/1p5r/1Q1Bp3/1N2Pp2/5PqP/PP3RP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Ng8 Rxg8+ Kxg8 d8/Q# ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
J Safvat vs Paul Cassidy, Varna, 1962
3rrnnk/p6p/8/q3pPQ1/1pp1P2R/3B2N1/bPP5/1NK4R w - - 1 0
[ Rg4 if Ne6 Rxh7+ ]

b)
Raul Sanguinetti vs Ali Faruk, Varna, 1962
r3r1k1/2p2pp1/p4q1p/1p1Pn2n/3R4/2P2P2/P4BPP/2Q1RB1K w - - 1 0
[ Rde4 Re7 Bd4 Rae8 f4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Schnaider vs Morphy, Varna, 1962
r2qb3/p6k/3r2pp/4Qp2/p2P1P2/3B3R/2P4P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Kg8 Bc4+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Bogdan Sliwa vs Bent Kolvig, Varna 1962
2r2r2/1R6/6pk/3N4/2PQp1Pp/3P3P/3q1PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Kg5 Qe7+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Boris Spassky vs Larry Evans, Varna, 1962
r1b1k1r1/2qnpR2/p1p3p1/4Nn2/3PN3/1B6/PP4Q1/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6 if Nxe5 Rf8+ or if Nh6 Rg7+ or if Rxg6 Rh8+ ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Bjorn Thorsteinsson vs Helmut Zeyen, Varna, 1962
6k1/1p3rpp/pBpq4/2np1b2/8/2P3P1/PPBQ2P1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Rf8 Rxf8+ Qxf8 Bxf5 Qxf5 Bxc5 ]

b)
Frank Triger vs Lazaros Vizantiadis, Varna, 1962
2r5/pq2rpbk/3R2p1/2p1p1Pp/2B1Q2P/2PR4/PP3P2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxb7 Rxb7 Ba6 ]

c)
Akakndzh vs Christ Papapostolou, Varna 1962
r4rk1/6pp/6Q1/1p1np3/p3Pn2/8/PP3RPP/N1R1NK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ Kg1 Ne2+ ]

d)
Bjorn Brinck-Claussen vs John Littlewood, Varna, 1962
4r1k1/pp3pbp/3Q4/2pP1pN1/2P3n1/8/PP4PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4+ Kh1 Nf2+ if Rxf2 Re1+ mates ]

e)
Zbigniew Doda vs Vlastimil Hort, Varna, 1962
2b5/1p2kp2/2p1n3/2P3p1/3BP1P1/5P2/r3BK2/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 Bxd4 Nf4 if Re1 Nd3+ ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part IX.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jan-Hein Donner vs Klaus Darga, Varna, 1962
6k1/1q5p/p5p1/P2P4/1rN1Q3/6P1/5P1P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc8 ]

b)
Echavery vs Anastasios Anastasopoulos, Varna, 1962
r2qnrk1/pp5p/n2p3b/2pPp3/2P3pB/P1NQ1N2/1P3PPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if gxf3 Qxh4 ]

c)
Fieros vs Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson, Varna, 1962
5r1k/1p4p1/pbpp2qp/P3p3/1PP1Prb1/1R1Q1N2/3NRPPP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 Nxf3 Rxf3 if gxf3 Bh3 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Filip vs Volf Bergraser, Varna, 1962
3Q4/1p4pk/2b3q1/2PP4/6rB/2P2p2/P3rP1P/R5RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg1+ ]

e)
Miroslav Filip vs Fridrik Olafsson, Varna, 1962
4rb1k/8/1p2r1pp/8/R3B1p1/8/PP3P1P/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...b5 Rd4 Bc5 if Rd5 Bb4 ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part X.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Andrzej Filipowicz Lexy Ortega, Varna, 1962
r5k1/3bRq2/8/p1QP2p1/8/PBB2p2/1P5r/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f2+ Kxh2 Qf4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Frid vs Lexy Ortega, Varna, 1962
Q1R5/p5rk/5p2/1q3P2/1p1p2P1/7P/PP1b4/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ ]

c)
Svetozar Gligoric vs Viktor Ciocaltea, Varna, 1962
8/4k2p/R3B1p1/p3n3/8/8/Pr4PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 if h4 or Kf1 Nc5 ]

d)
Anton Fritz Gragger vs Garcia, Varna, 1962
3rk2r/1b1q1ppp/4p3/p3Pn2/Pp1p1PP1/5N1Q/1PP2N1P/3R1RK1 b k - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 Qxf3 Ne3 ]

e)
Hajiotis vs Prieto, Varna, 1962
r3k2q/1p2bp2/p2np1p1/3P3p/5P2/1P3B2/P3Q1PP/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb5 if Qb2 Na3+ Ka1 Bf6 ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part XI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Kincel vs Raul Sanguinetti, Varna, 1962
8/1b6/3Npk2/8/r4p2/4p3/1PP5/3KR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
George Kleopas vs Hristos Kokkoris, Varna, 1962
5k2/5r1p/p3pp2/2rp1P2/1b3P2/qPpBP2P/P1P5/KRQ4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa2+ ]

c)
Khelil Lagha vs Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren, Varna, 1962
4r2k/7p/3p3P/4b3/1Q6/1P3q2/1P6/1K1NR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ Kc1 Ra8 if Nc3 Ra1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Andreas Lantsias vs Boisan, Varna, 1962
5rk1/6p1/pb5p/1p1qp1P1/2p1R1KP/P1P2r2/1P2Q3/2B1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe6+ Kh5 Kh7 ]

e)
Morphy vs M Tillmann, Varna, 1962
r3r1k1/1b3pb1/p1qP2p1/4n2p/1B1N4/3B2Q1/R4PPP/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd5 ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part XII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Edward O'Reilly vs M Farboud, Varna, 1962
2b2bk1/R7/3p4/p2Pp3/4P3/P4Qqr/6B1/5K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh1+ Bxh1 Bh3+ if Bg2 Qxf3+ or if Ke2 Bg4 ]

b)
Edward O'Reilly vs Konchi, Varna, 1962
4r1k1/1b3p1p/p2P2p1/1p1np3/8/1P3P2/PB3qPP/1BQ1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 Rg1 Bxf3 if Qf1 Bxg2+ or if Qc2 Ne2 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Nikola Padevsky vs Ridha Belkadi, Varna, 1962
4r1k1/pB3ppp/2N3r1/8/2P2Pn1/1P6/PB1R1P1P/5b1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf2+ Rxf2 Bg2+ ]

d)
Ylvi Pustina vs D Rivera, Varna, 1962
4r1k1/p4p1p/bp1Q2p1/2p1b3/P3q3/5PP1/1P1BP2P/1R2R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb7 ]

e)
D Rivera vs Robert Fischer, Varna, 1962
r4rk1/pb3ppp/1pq1pn2/n1p5/3P4/PBP1PPN1/1B4PP/2RQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb5 ]

Varna 1962 Chess Olympiad Puzzles, Part XIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
J Safvat vs Arne Zwaig, Varna, 1962
4r1k1/5ppp/p1qb4/1p3b2/3P4/3P3P/PP3PP1/RNBQ2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc2 if Qd2 Re2 or if Qxc2 Re1# ]

b)
Suer vs Duraku, Varna, 1962
3N2k1/p4p2/7p/5b1q/3P1p2/1P3Q2/P3r1PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4 if Qxh5 Rxg2+ mates ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Alfred Tarnowski vs Sven Buskenstrem, Varna, 1962
8/6k1/p3p1p1/1p2p3/4b1q1/P2r4/1P2R3/2R1QK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Kg1 Qh1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Alfred Tarnowski vs Borislav Ivkov, Varna, 1962
2k1q3/pp3P2/8/3p4/1QpP4/P1Pb4/4r3/R2K3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc2+ ]

e)
Jindrich Trapl vs Dragoljub Minic, Varna, 1962
3r2k1/3q1p2/5Qpp/3r4/4RP2/3p2P1/PP3B1P/1K2R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...d2 if Rd1 Qg4 ]

f)
Black mates in 4.
T Tsagan vs Andrzej Filipowicz, Varna, 1962
4r1k1/5pbp/2Np2p1/1Q1Pn3/2n2B2/6PP/2P2qBK/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Kh1 Re1+ ]

g)
Weizai vs Arne Zwaig, Varna, 1962
1r2r1k1/2nb2bp/2Np1qp1/pp1P1p2/2P2Pn1/1RNQ1B2/P5PP/5RBK b - - 0 1
[ ...bxc4 if Qxc4 Rxb3 Qxb3 Qxc3 ]


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