Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Eugenio Torre.
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)
Torre vs Anthony Saidy, Malaga, 1969
r1r4k/1b1n1Qpp/p1qN1b2/4pP2/3nP3/P2BB2R/2P3PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 w/Qg8+ or Rxh7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Torre vs Noel Craske, Stockholm, 1969
r2r1k2/5pRp/pq2pBn1/1p2P2Q/2p4P/2Pn2P1/PP3Pb1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ w/Qh6 ]

c)
Torre vs Florin Gheorghiu, Skopje, 1972
5q2/2RQ1pk1/p4r1p/3p1ppP/P2P4/2P3P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8 if Qa3 Qe8 mates ]

d)
Black Mates in 6. Shimon Kagan vs Torre, Skopje, 1972
3rr1k1/5p1p/1P4pB/pP6/2R5/5qNP/PQ3P2/2n3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Roberto Cosulich vs Torre, Madonna di Campiglio, 1973
1r1q1r2/p3p1bk/6pp/1N1nPb2/2BP4/4B2P/PP1Q4/2KR2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb5 if Bxb5 Qc7+ ]



Torre Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Torre vs Aleksandar Matanovic, Madonna di Campiglio, 1973
r6k/r1p2Qpp/8/1q2p3/8/pB6/2PB1PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 ]

b)
Torre vs Vlastimil Hort, Nice, 1974
4qrk1/RR2b1pp/4pp2/2pnB3/5P2/8/1Q4PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 if Qh5 Qb1 or if Rf7 Rb8 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Torre vs Lothar Schmid, Nice, 1974
r5k1/q4ppp/rnR1pb2/1Q1p4/1P1P4/P4N1P/1B3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ ]

d)
Torre vs Glenn Bordonada, Australia, 1975
r1b1r1k1/pp3p1p/4p1pB/3n4/4Q3/2q3P1/P4PBP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 ]

e)
Torre vs Stefano Tatai, Haifa, 1976
r2b1q1k/pp2r2p/2p1Qp2/3p4/3N4/2P3P1/PP2RP1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd6 if Rf7 Re8 ]

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Torre Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Torre vs Samuel Reshevsky, Amsterdam, 1977
r2qr1k1/3b2bR/3p1nP1/1ppP1pP1/p1P1pP2/P3B3/BP5Q/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ w/Qh6+ & Rh1 ]

b)
Torre vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Vrsac, 1977
4kb1r/4qpp1/p6p/1prQ1B2/5B2/8/PPP2PPP/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Qa8+ Qd8 Bd7+ ]

c)
Black Mates in 4. Slim Bouaziz vs Torre, Hannover, 1983
3r2k1/3q2p1/1b3p1p/4p3/p1R1P2N/Pr5P/1PQ3P1/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Torre vs Vlastimil Jansa, Biel, 1985
8/5R1p/4p1p1/3pN1k1/1rnP4/p3P3/P1K2PPP/8 w - - 0 1
[ f4+ Kh6 Ng4+ Kh5 Nf6+ ]

a)
Black to move and win. Jonathan Schroer vs Torre, New York, 1985
3r2k1/pp2qpnp/6p1/2RB4/1P2P3/P6P/3p1PP1/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b6 if Rc2 Rxd5 ]

Torre Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Nelson Magaldi vs Torre, Uruguay, 1985
rn1q1rk1/ppp3pp/8/3p1p2/2PP2b1/2NB1N2/PP2QnPK/R1B1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 Qxd3 Bxf3 if Qxf3 or gxf3 Qh4+ ]

b)
Torre vs Viktor Korchnoi, Brussels, 1987
r1b1qrk1/pp1n2bp/2p1pnp1/3p1p2/2PP1B2/3BPN2/PP1N1PPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 if Rf7 Ng5 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Derek Butler vs Torre, Adelaide, 1987
r1r1n1k1/p2bBpbp/4p1p1/Pp1p4/3P4/1PN2P2/2P1N1PP/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 if Nxc3 Bxd4+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Torre vs John Van Der Wiel, Brussels, 1987
3Q4/8/p6k/Pp2b2q/1P3p2/2r5/6RP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rd6+ ]

e)
Torre vs Utut Adianto, Salonika, 1988
8/4kp2/pq2pn1p/1p1bN1p1/5P2/P3P2P/1P3QP1/1B4K1 w - - 0 1
[ fxg5 if hxg5 Qxf6+ ]

Torre Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Torre vs Edhi Handoko, Bali, 2000
3r2k1/1p3qpp/5n2/p1rn1p2/2BR4/PQ3N2/1P3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 Qe6 Nd3 if Rcc8 Nf4 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Salauat Izmukhambelov vs Torre, Calcutta, 2001
2r3k1/p2p1ppp/bp6/3P2q1/1P1pPn2/P1r2P2/R2Q2PP/1BN1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be2 if Rxe2 Rxc1+ Re1 Qxg2+ ]

c)
Torre vs Enamul Hossain, Kuala Lumpur, 2005
3R4/6k1/p3p1p1/2r1pq1p/8/5Q1P/P4PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb7+ if Kh6 Rh8+ Kg5 Qe7+ Qf6 h4+ Kf5 Rf8 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Semyon Furman vs Torre, Bad Lauterberg, 1977
3R1bk1/5ppp/8/2p2b2/PpQ2NP1/1P2qP1P/6BK/4r3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1 ]

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