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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Pavel Blatny. 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)
Pavel Blatny vs Pascal Horn, Groningen, 1985
nk2rb1r/pp1qp3/2ppN2p/P2Pp1p1/2P1N1P1/1Q2P3/1P5P/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Nc5 dxc5 Nxc5 if Qc7 Na6+ ]

b)
Pavel Blatny vs Jan Przewoznik, Poznan, 1987
2k2b1r/pp1n1bpp/2p5/5q2/1P6/P3R3/1BPQ1PPP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Re5 if Qg4 f3 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Pavel Blatny vs Zbigniew Szymczak, Trnava, 1987
r7/p3Q3/4p1pk/2pp4/3P2P1/P4N2/2PK1P1P/5q2 w - - 0 1
[ g5+ Kh5 Qh7+ Kg4 Ne5+ ]

d)
Pavel Blatny vs Michael Werner, Altensteig, 1988
rnb1k2r/pp2bppp/4p3/2p5/4B3/3PB1P1/q1P1NP1P/1R1QK2R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Rxb7 ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Pavel Blatny vs Marcel Peek, Groningen, 1990
r3kq1Q/1p1r1p2/2p1pPp1/3p4/p7/2PRPR2/2PK1PP1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 Rh3 Kg8 Rd4 ]

1e)
mate in 6
Pavel Blatny vs Marcel Peek

Pavel Blatny Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Pavel Blatny vs Keith Ruxton, Oakham, 1990
1k3r1r/p6p/PpR1p3/1B1pPpq1/P2P1pPb/2Q5/7P/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb6+ axb6 a7+ Ka8 Qc6+ ]

b)
Pavel Blatny vs Daniel Moldovan, Stara Zagora, 1990
2kr3r/1p1qbp2/p1n1b2p/1N1p3Q/3P1B1p/3N4/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 if Nxe5 Qxe5 or if Qe8 Nxc6 bxc6 Qe5 ]

c)
Pavel Blatny vs Wilhelm Thoma, Austria, 1991
r1q2rk1/3n1p2/4p3/p2pn1Bp/1p1R3P/8/PPPQ1PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 if Nxe5 Bf6 or if Kh7 Qd3+ Kg7 Bh6+ Kxh6 Rxh5+ mates ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Pavel Blatny vs Thomas Pioch, Triberg, 1991
2r2k2/pb4bQ/1p1qr1pR/3p1pB1/3Pp3/2P5/PPB2PP1/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ Kxg7 Rh7+ ]

e)
Pavel Blatny vs Konstantin Aseev, Bad Woerishofen, 1992
3rk3/pp4pp/1n2pp2/5q2/2Q3PB/2P5/PP3P1K/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Qc7 ]

2a)
mate in 5
Pavel Blatny vs Keith Ruxton

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