Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Carlos Torre.
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 5.
Carlos Torre vs J Little, New Orleans, 1924
r1bq1k1r/1p1p2bp/p2N2p1/1Bp2p2/3p4/5Q2/PPP2PPP/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5 Qe7 Rxe7 Kxe7 Re1+ Kf6 h4 ]

b)
Carlos Torre vs R Smirka, New York, 1924
2q3r1/p1B4p/2k5/2pR4/2Pp4/1P2rQ1P/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc5+ if Kxc5 Qd5+ Kb4 Qa5#
or if Kd7 Qf7+ Re7 Qd5+ mates
]

c)
Carlos Torre vs Emanuel Lasker, Moscow, 1925
r3rnk1/pb3pp1/3pp2p/1q4BQ/1P1P4/4N1R1/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 Qxh5 Rxg7+ Kh8 Rxf7+ Kg8 Rg7+ Kh8 Rxb7+ Kg8 Rg7+ Kh8 Rg5+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Carlos Torre vs Frederick Yates, Baden-Baden, 1925
2r3rk/4qp1p/p3p3/1p2P1P1/2pR1P2/4Q3/PPP2KP1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh3+ Kg6 Qh6+ Kf5 Qh7+ ]

Carlos Torre Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Ernst Gruenfeld vs Carlos Torre, Baden-Baden, 1925
r1b2rk1/pp4pp/2p1pq2/2bpPp2/2P1n3/1P3PP1/PBQ1P1BP/RN3R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3+ hxg3 Qh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Carlos Torre vs Cervera, Mexico City, 1928
r1b5/pppp1B2/2n4k/6p1/4Pp1n/1P3N2/PBPP1KP1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Nxh4 gxh4 Bf6 ]

c)
Carlos Torre vs Eigdio, Mexico City, 1928
rk6/ppp2q2/2n2B1r/2NpPQ2/3P4/2P5/PP3P2/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7+ if Kc8 Nb6+ mates ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Carlos Torre vs Eigdio, Mexico City, 1928
4r3/pbn3Q1/1p2kp2/3p1N2/3P2P1/8/PP5P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc7 ]


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