Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jan Smejkal.
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)
Smejkal vs Ladislav Alster, Brno, 1964
r5kr/pp1nQ1pp/2p2n2/2Pq2N1/3P4/8/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 if Nh5 Nc7 ]

b)
Smejkal vs Meir Romm, Sinaya, 1965
1r4k1/5q1p/p2Rr1p1/2p3B1/p3b3/7P/P2Q1PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 Qxe6 f3 ]

c)
Smejkal vs Lothar Zinn, Lugano, 1968
r3r1k1/6bp/p1R2n2/3p1N2/4pq2/1P6/P4BPP/3QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg7 if Kxg7 Bd4 & Rf1 or if Rec8 Nh5 Nxh5 Qxh5 Rxc6 Qxd5+ ]

d)
Smejkal vs Luben Popov, Kapfenberg, 1970
6nk/2p4p/6p1/p2P1p2/8/2PP2P1/r5BP/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ d6 cxd6 Bd5 Rc2 Re8 ]

e)
Smejkal vs Antonio Medina-Garcia, Amsterdam, 1971
r4rk1/1nqb1pbn/7B/pppPp2p/8/1PP2N1P/P1BQ2P1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ Kxh7 Bxg7 Kxg7 Qg5+ Kh7 Qxh5+ w/Ng5 mates ]

f)
White Mates in 5. Smejkal vs Gheorghe Mititelu, Luhacovice, 1971
3r2k1/p2bq2p/2n1pp1Q/1p6/3RB3/6P1/P3PP1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ Qxh7 Rg4+ ]



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