Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jaroslav Sajtar.
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)
Sajtar vs Rudolf Keller, Chocen, 1942
2r3k1/p1n1q1pp/bp2p3/4Nr2/Pb6/5PP1/1B1Q2BP/3RR2K w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 if Bxd2 Nxe7+ w/Nxf5 & Ba3+ ]

b)
White Mates in 9. Sajtar vs M Dietze, Prague, 1943
3b1rk1/1bqr1pp1/ppp1p2p/4P2Q/1PPPB2P/P5P1/1B3R1K/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 if f5 exf6 & if Rff7or Bxf6 Qh7+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. Jiri Fichtl vs Sajtar, Prague, 1943
2rr2k1/1b2bpp1/p2ppn1p/1pq1n3/3NPQ2/PPN3PP/1BPR1PB1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nfg4 w/...Bg5 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Ruzena Sucha vs Sajtar, Prague, 1943
q1r2rk1/B5pp/2N1b3/3n1p2/QP2pb2/P4P2/2R1B1PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be3+ w/...Bxa7 ]

e)
Sajtar vs Cenek Kottnauer, Prague, 1946
r5k1/5ppp/3P4/p2p1PPQ/1ppP4/1nP1r3/6P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g6 if hxg6 fxg6 f6 Qxd5+ ]

f)
Sajtar vs E Joppen, Amsterdam, 1954
8/4kp1p/p2p1b1P/2nPpK2/2P1P3/4BP2/2B5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 w/d6+ ]

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