'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Josef Pribyl.
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 3.
Josef Pribyl vs Josef Novacek, Prague, 1968
1rnqb3/1r3pk1/5R2/pp1pP1PQ/2pP3P/P1P5/1PN5/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Kg8 Rg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Josef Pribyl vs Jan Sikora-Lerch, Trinec, 1972
r2q1k1r/pp2n2p/3pQ1p1/1B1Pb3/4P3/2N5/PP1B1P1P/R3K1Nb w Q - 1 0
[ Bh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Josef Pribyl vs Jan Smejkal, Vrnjacka Banja, 1972
5rk1/3b2p1/p3p2p/1p2N2R/n5R1/4Q2P/P4PP1/q1r2BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ ]

d)
Josef Pribyl vs Juan Fernandez, Decin, 1976
2r2rk1/pb2nppp/1p1pp3/4P3/1PqP4/P4NP1/5PBP/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd2 if Qc7 exd6 or if Qa6 b5 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Josef Pribyl vs Waldemar Swic, Lodz, 1978
r1b2rk1/pp1npp1n/6pQ/q2pP3/P2p3N/3BR2P/2P2PP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 ]

Josef Pribyl puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Josef Pribyl vs Pavel Nemec, Trnava, 1980
3r1r1k/pp2Qp2/6p1/4p2q/5b2/3B2RP/PPP3P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ if Kh7 Rg4 or if Kg8 Bxg6 ]

b)
Josef Pribyl vs Jindrich Trapl, Trnava, 1980
r3kb1r/pp5p/2n3p1/4qp2/2P5/2N5/PB2QPPP/R3K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Qxe2+ Kxe2 Rg8 Nc7+ ]

c)
Josef Pribyl vs Wademar Mazul, Warsaw, 1980
1rb2n2/5rk1/pp1q1p1p/2pPp1pP/P3P3/1R4Q1/1BP1B1PK/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 if Rxf6 Bxe5 or if Kxf6 Rf3+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Josef Pribyl vs Gerardo Lebredo, Hradec Kralove, 1981
r4r1k/1bn3Rp/pp3q2/2nPp3/4Pp2/2B4B/PP3PQP/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Bf5+ Kh6 Qh3+ ]

e)
Josef Pribyl vs Martin Dolezal, Prague, 1985
r4rk1/pbq2ppp/1p2p3/2p1n3/2P5/2NP2P1/PQ2PPBP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 if Qb8 Bxb7 ]

Josef Pribyl puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Josef Pribyl vs Richard Gerber, Prague, 1988
r1b2n1k/1p3pqp/2p5/p5p1/P2N4/2Q2RPP/1PP2PB1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Qxf7 Nf5+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Josef Pribyl vs Dieter Weiler, Erlangen, 1989
3r4/pp3k1p/8/2N2p2/2P5/4Q3/PP2n1Bq/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ if Rxd5 Qe6+ ]

c)
Josef Pribyl vs Ruzena Pribylova, Prague, 1989
r5k1/p1rn1p1p/3R2p1/2p5/3PN3/2P5/5PPP/4RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Josef Pribyl vs Emil Klemanic, Trnava, 1990
1r3k2/5b2/8/2P1p1Q1/4Bp2/3P2P1/p6P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ if Ke7 Qd6+ or if Kg8 Bh7+ ]

e)
Josef Pribyl vs D Gutin, Belgorod, 1991
3k3r/6pr/1pp1p1p1/p3Pn1P/3pNP2/P2P3R/1PP5/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 ]

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Josef Pribyl puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Josef Pribyl vs Jaroslav Hybl, Pardubice, 1993
5r2/pp3r1k/2p2npb/3pB2p/3PqNnP/4PR1B/PPP3Q1/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6 if Rg8 Bxg4 ]

b)
Josef Pribyl vs Julius Kolin, Prague, 1993
1k3r2/q4pp1/2pN3p/1p1rPP2/2nP4/p5RP/P1PQ4/K2R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc4 bxc4 Qb4+ ]

c)
Josef Pribyl vs Herbert Wohlfahrt, Schwabisch Gmund, 1994
8/pb3k1p/1p1p1qp1/3P4/1P2QP1P/6P1/6B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Qxe6 dxe6+ Kxe6 Bxb7 ]

d)
Josef Pribyl vs Martin Jacek, Ceske Budejovice, 1995
2r3k1/3RQ1p1/4p1rp/1q1p4/3P2P1/2p1PPK1/1P5R/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6 ]

e)
Josef Pribyl vs Silvie Saljova, Pardubice, 1996
2r2rk1/pbnq1ppp/1pnbp3/2pp4/2P3NP/1P1PP1P1/PB2QPB1/1NRR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Qg4+ ]

Josef Pribyl puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Josef Pribyl vs Silvestar Ziger, Liechtenstein 1997
r2qr1k1/p2b1p2/2p3pp/4pn2/2P1N3/1P4P1/P4PBP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd7 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Josef Pribyl vs Vaclav Koubek, Svetla nad Sazavou, 1997
3R4/4krp1/5p2/4p3/1p6/6NP/1r3P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ R1d7+ Ke6 Rd6+ Ke7 Nf5# ]

c)
Josef Pribyl vs Regina Pokorna, Presov, 1999
8/6p1/p4p1p/1p1p1k1P/1Pq5/Q4PP1/P3PK2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe3 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Josef Pribyl vs Robert Hardarson, Pardubice, 2001
r4r2/pb2bp2/1p5k/3qN2p/3PpP2/4P3/PP1K2R1/2RQ4 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh5+ Kxh5 Rh1+ Bh4 Rg5+ ]

e)
Josef Pribyl vs Michael Huettig, Schwaebisch Gmund, 2010
6k1/7p/4b1p1/2P2p2/qr1R1P2/5N2/1B6/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb4 Qxb4 Rd8+ Kf7 Ne5+ w/Nc6+ ]

Josef Pribyl puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Josef Pribyl vs Jindrich Janicek, Liberec, 2011
3qr1k1/5Rp1/2bpp1Pp/4n1bP/1p1BPQ2/1P2N3/r1P3B1/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Qf7+ or if Kh8 Bxe5 Qf6 Bxf6 Bxf4 Rh7+ ]

b)
Josef Pribyl vs Dominik Parak, Tabor, 2013
r4rk1/pp1q2pp/1n1bp3/8/1np1P3/2N3PB/PP3P1P/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 Bxe5 Qxd7 Nxd7 Bxe6+ Rf7 Bxc4 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Josef Pribyl vs Sofie Pribylova, Prague, 2017
8/6k1/6p1/3qR2p/7P/6P1/rQ3P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ ]

d)
Josef Pribyl vs Arnas Zukauskas, Katowice, 2017
3r4/p3q1k1/b2r1npp/2p1p3/1p1nP1PN/6NP/PPP2QB1/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd4 if cxd4 or Rxd4 then Nhf5+ or Ngf5+ ]

e)
Josef Pribyl vs Winfried Gradl, Bamberg, 2018
r1r3k1/p4ppp/1p1q4/n2p4/3P4/P1PQN3/5PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 Qf8 Ne7+ ]

f)
White mates in 5.
Josef Pribyl vs Vladimir Krnak, Prague, 2018
5r2/1r1n1p2/p1pPB2k/1p1N2qp/1P1B4/P3Q1P1/5P2/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ if Kg6 Ne7+ Kxg7 Qxg5+ or if Kxg7 Qxg5+ Kh7 Bf5+ ]


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