Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Fridrik Olafsson.
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)
White Mates in 3. Olafsson vs James Sherwin, Copenhagen, 1953
7k/5p2/2b2p1B/1pn1p2p/4P3/q1P2PPB/3Q1K1P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ Kh7 Bf5+ ]

b)
Olafsson vs Gudmundur Palmason, Prague, 1954
5rk1/5ppp/pb2q3/1p1Np3/1P2P3/P2P1Q2/6PP/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ Rc6 ]

c)
Olafsson vs Bent Larsen, Oslo, 1955
4rr2/1q3p1k/1b1p1p1p/1b3P2/1p6/1B4RQ/1PP3PP/3N2RK w - - 0 1
[ Qh4 if Bxg1 or Rg8 Rh3 or if Rh8 or Re4 Qxf6 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Olafsson vs Conel H O'D Alexander, Hastings, 1956
1r1Rr1k1/p4pp1/1np5/2p1P1Q1/4B3/Pq4P1/1B2PP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if f6 Bxf6 Qd1+ Rxd1 Re7 Qg6 or if Qxb2 exf7+ Kxf7 Qg6+ ]



Olafsson Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Olafsson vs DG Horseman, Hastings, 1956
6k1/1b3p1p/p2rp2b/1p2Np2/3P1P2/P3K3/1P2N1PP/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7 Bxg2 Nxf7 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Olafsson vs Herman Pilnik, Reykjavik, 1957
r5k1/1b1r1p1p/ppq1nBpQ/2p1P3/5p2/2PB2R1/P1P3PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ ]

c)
Olafsson vs Leonid Stein, Stockholm, 1962
q5k1/1bR2ppp/1B2p3/3n4/pp2pPP1/8/PP1Q3P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Olafsson vs Alfred Kinzel, Havana, 1966
r3r3/p7/2p1qp1p/4N1k1/3P4/4P3/1P2Q1PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ h4+ Kxh4 Qf2+ Kh5 Qf3+ ]



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