Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ladislav Prokes.
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)
Ladislav Prokes vs Sika Sika, Prague, 1905
2rq3r/p2np2k/2bp2p1/1pp1b1P1/4PNQp/1P2B2P/P1P3B1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6 if Kxg6 Qf5+ mates or if Re8 Qf5 mates or if Rg8 Qxh4+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Ladislav Prokes vs Jan Schulz Sr, Pardubice, 1923
2r3kb/4Q2p/5ppB/p1pqp3/P6P/6P1/5P2/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc5 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Ladislav Prokes vs Otto Zander, Berlin, 1925
r1bqkb1r/ppppn3/3n3p/3Q2B1/8/1B6/PPP2PPP/RN2R1K1 w kq - 1 0
[ Bf4 if h5 Bxd6 Rh7 Qf5 h4 Qg6+ ]

d)
Ladislav Prokes vs Bedrich Thelen, Prague, 1927
6k1/1b3ppp/p3pn2/q2pN3/3P1P2/2r1P1P1/P2Q2BP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb1 Bc8 Rb3 ]

e)
Ladislav Prokes vs Theodore Tylor, Hamburg, 1930
r1br2k1/1pp1qpbp/6p1/p1n1p2n/2N1P3/2P1BN2/PPB2PPP/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc5 ]

f)
Kurt Moll vs Ladislav Prokes, Berlin, 1913
r4r2/1pp1b1k1/p1p3p1/4P1q1/3P1pP1/1Q6/PPP1NK2/R6R b - - 0 1
[ ...f3 if Ng3 Qd2+ mates ]




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