Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Albin Planinec.
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 2. Planinec vs Milan Matulovic, Novi Sad, 1965
r3n1rk/q3NQ1p/p2pbP2/1p4p1/1P1pP1P1/3R4/P1P4P/3B2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Planinec vs Predrag Ostojic, Novi Sad, 1965
5rk1/p3Pppp/2r5/8/8/1B6/PpP2RP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Planinec vs Darko Gliksman, Cateske Toplice, 1968
5rk1/p4p1p/3N1Qp1/8/8/1P1B2P1/2P3KP/1q6 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 if gxf5 Qg5+ Kh8 Qxf5 Kg7 Qg5+ Kh8 Qh6 ]

d)
Planinec vs Stojan Puc, Novi Travnik, 1969
3q3Q/r3bkr1/p1b2p2/1p2p3/6R1/1P6/P4P1P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Ke6 Qxd8 ]

e)
Planinec vs Hristo Gerenski, Varna, 1970
r3k2r/1bq3pp/8/pPb2R2/4p1BP/8/1PP3P1/R2Q3K w kq - 0 1
[ Rxc5 if Qxc5 Qd7+ mates or if Qe7 Re5 ]

Planinec Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Planinec vs Srdjan Cvetkovic, Yugoslavia, 1972
2rr3k/q2b3p/p3pp2/8/1RPP2Q1/6P1/3N2BP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rb7 ]

b)
Planinec vs Nikola Padevsky, Majdanpek, 1976
4rrk1/ppnq1b2/2p3p1/3pBp2/2nP4/2PB1P2/PP1QN1P1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc4 if dxc4 Qh6 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Planinec vs Nino Kirov, Maribor, 1977
6rk/1b6/p5pB/1q2P2Q/4p2P/6R1/PP4PK/3r4 w - - 0 1
[ Bg7+ Kxg7 Qxg6+ ]

d)
Planinec vs Wlodzimierz Kruszynski, Polanica Zdroj, 1979
5r1k/1p4qp/3P4/p2Pn3/P2BB2Q/8/1P5P/5rRK w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Qxh7 Bxe5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Planinec vs Liuben Spassov, Polanica Zdroj, 1979
2rq1rk1/3bbp1p/p4p1Q/3ppP2/2n4B/3B1N2/PPP3PP/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 ]

Planinec Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Rajko Bogdanovic vs Planinec, Novi Sad, 1965
2k2r2/pbp3q1/1p2p3/3p4/3P1P1Q/P7/1PPnNK1P/R6R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh8 if Qg5 or Qg3 Ne4+ ]

b)
Dragoljub Janosevic vs Planinec, Cateske Toplice, 1968
3b1r2/6k1/3pq1pp/1P1Qp3/4Pp1N/1P4PP/6PK/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...fxg3+ Kxg3 Bxh4+ if Kxh4 Qf6+ mates ]

c)
Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Planinec, Novi Travnik, 1969
2k5/1p1n3p/p2Bp3/2P2pP1/PPK5/5BbP/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd6 ]

d)
Georgi Tringov vs Planinec, Athens, 1971
8/Q1pr2k1/4q2p/4P1p1/P7/3rR2P/5Pp1/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Rxd1 Rxd1+ Kg2 Qc6+ Rf3 Rd3 ]

e)
Black Mates in 5. Silvino Garcia Martinez vs Planinec, Madrid, 1973
8/Q3pk1p/4p3/1p3p2/2p1n1PK/P4q1P/1P6/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf4 ]

f)
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Planinec, Yugoslavia, 1975
r2q2k1/1pp1n1pp/p1pb4/5r2/3Q4/2N2N2/PPP1RPPP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if gxf3 Bxh2+ ]


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