Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Oscar Panno.
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)
Panno vs James Sherwin, Copenhagen, 1953
3rr1k1/1p1bbp2/2p5/q1n1NPp1/p1P3P1/Pn6/1PQ2BBK/3RRN2 w - - 0 1
[ f6 if Bxf6 Nxd7 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Panno vs Boris Spassky, Goteborg, 1955
1rrq3k/R5Rp/8/3Pp3/4b1P1/7P/1Q2PP2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ if Bxh7 Qxe5+ or if Kg8 Rh8+ ]

c)
Panno vs Ronaldo Cantero, Rio de Janeiro, 1957
3brr2/p7/1p4pk/2p1pnq1/2P1B1Q1/1P2P2P/P4R2/2B3RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxg5 Bxg5 Rfg2 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Panno vs Gedeon Barcza, Munich, 1958
1R4Q1/3nr1pp/3p1k2/5Bb1/4P3/2q1B1P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ ]

e)
Panno vs David Godoy, Rio Hondo, 1966
1qrrnbk1/1b2nppp/pp1pp3/4P3/2P5/1PN3P1/PBNRQPBP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb7 Qxb7 exd6 ]



Panno Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Panno vs Chemin, Tucuman, 1971
r2q1r1k/pp4bp/3n2p1/4p3/2BnNP2/P3B3/1P1Q2PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd6 Qxd6 fxe5 ]

b)
Panno vs Miguel Quinteros, Buenos Aires, 1978
q7/5k1p/5pp1/2pn4/8/2r2N1P/2PQ1PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd1 if Ke6 Qe1+ Kf7 Rxd5 ]

c)
Panno vs Pablo Ricardi, Buenos Aires, 1985
rq1r2k1/p4pp1/2p1pnp1/8/npP1P1PP/6RN/PP2QPB1/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ Qxd8 e5 Nd7 Bxc6 ]

d)
Panno vs Zsuzsa Polgar, Aruba, 1992
3r2k1/2r1nb1p/1p3Bp1/2n2p2/1Np2P2/R2PP2P/6BK/1R6 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe7 Rxe7 Nc6 ]

e)
Panno vs Pablo Ricardi, Buenos Aires, 1992
r2q1rk1/p3p1bp/1p1p2p1/2nN1b2/2P2P2/4BB2/PP1Q2PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7+ Qxe7 Bxa8 if Rxa8 Qd5+ ]

f)
Panno vs Sebastian Garay, Mendoza, 2004
r2qk2r/ppp1nppp/2npb3/2b1p3/2P5/2N1P1P1/PP1PNPBP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ d4 ]


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