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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 2007/8 Bundesliga.
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 3.
Lubomir Ftacnik vs Francisco Vallejo Pons, Germany, 2007
7k/1p2b2p/1qp2r2/p3pPQ1/8/P2P3P/1P4B1/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qg8+ Kxg8 Bd5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Petr Haba vs Nazar Firman, Germany, 2008
2q3k1/1p4pp/3R1r2/p2bQ3/P7/1N2B3/1PP3rP/R3K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ Kxf1 Qc4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Maxim Korman vs Almira Skripchenko, Germany, 2007
r1b2RB1/pp4p1/q5kp/5p2/3Q1P2/6P1/1PPK3P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bf7+ Kh7 Rh8+ Kxh8 Qd8+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Thomas Casper vs Ilja Brener, Germany, 2008
6r1/pp3p1k/4bQ1p/2p2P1N/2P5/1P5P/1P3P1q/3R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ Rxg7 Nf6+ Kh8 Rd8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Gennadij Fish vs Kevin Huth, Germany, 2008
r2qrn2/pb2kp1B/1pp4Q/3pP3/3P2p1/2N5/PP4PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Rf1+ Ke7 Qg7+ ]

1d)
mate in 4
Thomas Casper vs Ilja Brener

2007/8 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Dietmar Kolbus vs Peter Heine Nielsen, Germany, 2007
2r3k1/pb3ppp/8/qP2b3/8/1P6/1P1RQPPP/1K3B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Kxc1 Qa1+ Kc2 Qxb2+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Vlastimil Babula vs Markus Ragger, Germany, 2008
8/ppk5/2p2pr1/P7/4Pbq1/2NR4/1P3QB1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5+ if Kc8 Nxa7+ or if cxb5 Qc2+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Martin Kraemer vs Daniel Stellwagen, Germany, 2007
r2br3/2qb2k1/pn1pp1p1/1p6/2nNP3/P1N1B3/1PPQ3P/2K2RR1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ Kxg6 Qg2+ Kh5 Qh3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Christopher Lutz vs Bartosz Socko, Germany, 2007
8/8/8/8/5nk1/8/7R/4rBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Kg3 Rf2 Nh3+ Kh1 Nxf2+ ]

e)
Pawel Jaracz vs David Berczes, Germany, 2007
5rbk/3Q2pp/8/1nqp4/1rPRp3/4N1PB/4PP1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if Bxd5 Rxd5 ]

2a)
mate in 4
Dietmar Kolbus vs Peter Heine Nielsen

2007/8 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Fabian Doettling vs Klaus-Juergen Schulz, Germany, 2007
1nrq1rk1/1bp1bppp/p3pn2/1p4B1/3P4/P4NP1/1PQ1PPBP/RN1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Bxf6 Ng5 Bxg5 Bxb7 ]

b)
Vadim Malakhatko vs Heiko Machelett, Germany, 2008
4n1rk/1p3qrb/p2p4/P1pPp1pP/2P1P3/1P3BRN/3Q2RK/8 w - - 0 1
[ h6 if Rg6 Bh5 ]

c)
Fabian Doettling vs David Gross, Germany, 2008
8/3n1kp1/1p2p3/p2bP1pP/P2P1p2/3BqP2/1Q3NP1/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Qc3 w/Ng4 ]

d)
Uwe Boensch vs Gennadij Fish, Germany, 2007
5rk1/R5p1/1p2p3/2b1Bn1B/4p3/6P1/PP4KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ Kh3 Rf5 ]

e)
Gennadij Fish 2546 vs Thomas Casper 2421, Germany, 2007
3r3k/r1qN2bp/1p2Qpp1/p7/2PRPP2/6P1/PP4BP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc8 if Bh3 f5 ]

3a)
Fabian Doettling vs Klaus-Juergen Schulz

2007/8 Bundesliga Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Andras Flumbort vs Aloyzas Kveinys, Germany, 2007
7k/3q4/pp1p1p2/2pPP1r1/P5nr/2N2Q2/1P1R2P1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf5 if e6 Qh7 mates or if Qe2 Rh1+ mates ]

b)
Vlastimil Babula vs Romuald Mainka, Germany, 2008
2r3k1/5pp1/1pb4p/4P2q/P1Q5/6P1/1P1B1P1P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3 if Kf1 Qg2+ Ke2 Bf3+ Kd3 Rxc4 ]

c)
Martin Senff vs Peter Heine Nielsen, Germany, 2008
5rk1/pb4b1/5r2/5qQ1/7P/2P1B3/PP4P1/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg6 if Qxf5 Rxg2+ Kh1 Rxf5 Rd7 Re2+ ]

d)
Eva Moser vs Tomi Nyback, Germany, 2008
7k/6pp/8/N2B3b/P1Pn4/7P/1P2nr2/3R1N1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3 ]

4b)
Vlastimil Babula vs Romuald Mainka


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