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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ferenc Berkes.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 2.
Ferenc Berkes vs Diana Nemeth, Hungary, 1996
rn2k2r/pp2b2p/2p1Q1p1/5B2/1q3B2/8/PPP3PP/3RR2K w kq - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Ferenc Berkes vs Gergely Antal, Paks, 1996
r4r1k/pppbq1p1/2n1pN1p/3pP3/3P2Q1/5R2/PPP1BP1P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 if gxf6 Qxh6+ ]

c)
Ferenc Berkes vs Robert Torma, Paks, 1997
8/3qp1kp/1pp1p1pb/p2nPr2/P2PN3/1BP4Q/1P4PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Rf8 g5 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Ferenc Berkes vs Csaba Kerek, Zalakaros, 1997
3r3k/p3qpb1/1p3NPp/2p1Pp2/5P2/2P2P2/PP6/2K3QR w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ Bxh6 g7+ Bxg7 Qh2+ ]

e)
Ferenc Berkes vs Sz Eordeogh, Paks, 1998
r4rk1/3bq1pn/2p1p2p/p1PpP2P/1p4Q1/3BRN2/PP3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 Ng5 Nxg5 if Qxg5 Qh7+ Kf7 Bg6+ ]

1d)
mate in 4
Ferenc Berkes vs Csaba Kerek

Ferenc Berkes Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Ferenc Berkes vs Attila Guld, Paks, 2000
4b1k1/3q3p/1p1p1Qr1/p1p2p2/2P5/P2P2P1/1P4BP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8+ Qxe8 Bd5+ ]

b)
Ferenc Berkes vs Emil Anka, Budapest, 2001
r3r3/6kp/1pp5/2n1q3/p1PR3Q/P5P1/4PP1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ Nxd7 Rxd7+ Re7 Rxe7+ ]

c)
Ferenc Berkes vs Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Balatonlelle, 2002
r1b2rk1/ppQ3pp/5p2/2bp4/2p2B2/2P5/PPB2qPP/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 ]

d)
Ferenc Berkes vs Csaba Balogh, Budapest, 2004
5b1k/3b2pp/1q3pn1/p7/2Q5/PP1B2P1/5P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7 Qd8 Bxg6 hxg6 Rd1 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Ferenc Berkes vs Ante Saric, Neum, 2011
4r1r1/5ppk/4b3/pn1pP1QN/2pq2PB/1n5P/6B1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ gxf6 Qh5+ Kg7 Bxf6+ ]

2d)
Ferenc Berkes vs Csaba Balogh

Ferenc Berkes Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ferenc Berkes vs Bosko Abramovic, Neum, 2011
5qk1/5rp1/1p1P1pQ1/p2p3p/3P4/4R2P/PP4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ d7 if Rxd7 Re8 ]

b)
Ferenc Berkes vs Jure Borisek, Porto Carras, 2011
2rr2k1/5p1p/p5p1/Npnpn3/8/P3B3/1P1R1PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc5 if Rxc5 Nb7 ]

c)
Trajce Nedev vs Ferenc Berkes, Porto Carras, 2011
6k1/p5p1/p3p2p/Pr1bP3/3P1RP1/5N1P/1r3P2/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...R5b3 if Ne1 Rb1 Rxb1 Rxb1 Kf1 Bc4+ or if Nh2 Rb1+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Ferenc Berkes vs Krasimir Rusev, Skopje, 2012
2r1r2k/p5pp/b3Q3/q3Np2/P2Pn3/2b3P1/4PPBP/RNR3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ ]

e)
Ferenc Berkes vs Guliskhan Nakhbayeva, Skopje, 2014
3R4/1b3p2/p1p3k1/2n3P1/2P2p2/8/PP2K2P/8 w - - 1 0
[ b4 if Ne6 Rb8 ]

3b)
Ferenc Berkes vs Jure Borisek

Ferenc Berkes Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Lehel Vrencian vs Ferenc Berkes, Arad, 2014
1r6/p1b3pk/5p1p/2P2P1P/R3Q1P1/4p1q1/1PPr2B1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf2 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Kirill Makin vs Ferenc Berkes, Tallinn, 2016
5r2/pp1b3k/4p2p/2P1b3/4p3/1Q3N2/PP5q/R4KN1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg3 if Qe3 or Nh3 Rxf3+ ]

c)
Ferenc Berkes vs Shinya Kojima, Baku, 2016
6k1/1p2n3/p2q2p1/3p2Np/8/2P4Q/PP2rPP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf3 ]

d)
Juan Jose Pineda vs Ferenc Berkes, Baku, 2016
8/6pk/7p/3p1p1Q/3P1P1P/6P1/2r1R2K/1q6 b - - 0 1
[ ...g6 Qf3 Qd1 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Ferenc Berkes vs Gabor Papp, Zalakaros, 2016
2q1k3/2r3b1/p3p1N1/1pn1N1P1/5P2/7Q/PP1r1P2/1KR4R w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ ]

4d)
Juan Jose Pineda vs Ferenc Berkes

Ferenc Berkes Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Murali Karthikeyan vs Ferenc Berkes, Moscow, 2017
1k4r1/pp2q1pb/2prN2p/b2nPP1P/P7/1B3Q2/1P3K2/2BR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe6 if fxe6 Rf8 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Ferenc Berkes vs H Raja, Villorba, 2018
5r2/r4p1p/1p3n2/n1pp1NNk/p2P4/P1P3R1/1P5P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Ng7+ Kh6 2.Rxf6+ Kxg7 3.Nxh7+ if 3...Kxh7 4.Rf4 ]

c)
Gabor Kallai vs Ferenc Berkes, Hungary, 2018
8/5p1p/pp5k/3R2p1/PP6/2r1PK1P/5PQq/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qf4+ 2.Ke2 Qc4+ ]

5b)
mate in 5
Ferenc Berkes vs H Raja

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