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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Erik Blomqvist. 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)
Erik Blomqvist vs Jonas Eriksson, Stockholm, 2006
2kr4/pp2rpp1/2pbp2p/q2nN3/3P3P/1R3PB1/PPP1Q1P1/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nc4 if Qc7 Nxd6+ Rxd6 c4 ]

b)
Erik Blomqvist vs Christopher Lissung, Gothenburg, 2006
r6r/1pq1kp1p/p4p1Q/4p3/2B1P1b1/1PP1R3/5PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7 if Bxd1 Qxf7+ Kd8 Qxf6+ or if Bh5 Rf3 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Erik Blomqvist vs Mladen Gajic, Vaxjo, 2008
7k/3b3q/1n2p2p/p2pP2N/1p1P4/1PrBQ1R1/7K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7 Rxe3 Rg8+ Kxh7 Nf6# ]

d)
Erik Blomqvist vs Emil Lindahl, Vaxjo, 2008
1rbr2k1/1pb2p1p/p3nnp1/8/1P3P2/q1N1B1PP/2PQN1B1/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe1 a5 Rb3 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Erik Blomqvist vs Elena Boric, Stockholm, 2009
r2r2k1/1bp4p/ppn1p1p1/6B1/3q1QN1/4p3/PPP2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Kg7 Qf7+ Kh8 Bf6+ ]

1e)
mate in 4
Erik Blomqvist vs Elena Boric

Erik Blomqvist Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Erik Blomqvist vs Sergey Ivanov, Stockholm, 2009
2r3k1/p2bnr1p/1p2p1pP/3pPpQ1/1R1P4/PnP5/qB2NPP1/3RKB2 w - - 1 0
[ Nc1 if Nxc1 Rxc1 Nc6 Ra1 or if Qxb2 Rxb3 Qa1 Qd2 w/Ne2 ]

b)
Erik Blomqvist vs Pavel Jirasek, Pardubice, 2010
3r3r/p1p4n/1pq1p3/2k1P1pp/2P3Q1/2P1P1P1/P5PP/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4+ Rxd4 cxd4+ Kxc4 Rbc1+ Kd5 e4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Erik Blomqvist vs Rasmus Holving, Stockholm, 2010
2Qn1r1k/8/2p4p/3p2N1/p1P1p3/8/Pq3P2/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ if Rxf7 Qxd8+ or if Kh7 Qf5# ]

d)
Erik Blomqvist vs Axel Tiger-Norqvist, Norrkoeping, 2013
1rb2k2/2qr2p1/p3p2p/1p1pPp1P/5QR1/3B2R1/P1P2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6 if Qxe5 Qh8+ ]

e)
Erik Blomqvist vs Veronika Schneider, Budapest, 2013
2rr1k2/5p1p/2Rn1p2/pp6/5P2/1P3N2/P4KPP/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 ]

2b)
Erik Blomqvist vs Pavel Jirasek

Erik Blomqvist Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Erik Blomqvist vs Fabian Englert, Stockholm, 2014
4r2k/pbqR2pp/1p2Bn2/4b1N1/8/2r4Q/PPP3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ Kg8 Nxe5+ Rxe6 Qxe6+ Kh8 Qe8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Erik Blomqvist vs Ilja Sirosh, Viljandi, 2015
r2qr1k1/b1pb1p2/p1n2n1Q/Pp1p2N1/3pP3/1BP3NP/1P3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Erik Blomqvist vs Dominic Foord, London, 2015
5rk1/pR3pbp/2N3p1/8/1P2p2P/P3n1PK/3r2B1/B4R2 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Rxf7 if Rd4 Rxf8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Erik Blomqvist vs Can Ertan, Stockholm, 2015
1q5k/3r2pb/pb1p4/3B1Pp1/1P2P3/PNr3Q1/2P4R/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

e)
Erik Blomqvist vs Mejdi Kaabi, Cappelle la Grande, 2016
6k1/1R3p1p/1p6/p2n2p1/3NRr2/7P/PP3PPK/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kg7 Ne6+ ]

3a)
mate in 5
Erik Blomqvist vs Fabian Englert

Erik Blomqvist Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Erik Blomqvist vs Urmas Simson, Puhajarve, 2016
r1bqr3/pp1n1pp1/2n1p1k1/3p2P1/3P1B2/2P5/PP1NQPP1/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Qh5+ Kf5 g6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Erik Blomqvist vs Allan Savage, Reykjavik, 2017
1n2r1k1/r1q1pp1p/pp1p2pB/6Q1/8/2P2b2/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 ]

c)
Erik Blomqvist vs Bjorn Thorfinnsson, Internet, 2018
r4qk1/pp1R1r1p/1bp3p1/4pN2/2P4Q/8/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 Kxf7 Qxh7+ Ke6 Ng7+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Erik Blomqvist vs Patrick Fransson, Vaxjo, 2018
r6Q/pp1b1kr1/4p3/3nP3/8/3B4/PPPb4/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Bg6+ if Rxg6 Rh7+ or if Ke7 Qxg7+ Kd8 Qf8+ ]

e)
Erik Blomqvist vs Med Ali Boudriga, Batumi, 2018
3n2k1/3Nqp1p/3np1p1/1p1p4/1P1P1Q1P/2PB1RP1/5PK1/r7 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if g7 Qxd6 Qxd6 Ne8+ or if Kf8 Qh6# or if Kh8 Qh6 ]

f)
Philip Lindgren vs Erik Blomqvist, Gothenburg, 2019
3r4/1b2qpkp/1p1rP1p1/p1p5/2P3Q1/6P1/PP3PBP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rxd1 2.Rxd1 Qxe6 ]

g)
Petr Golubka vs Erik Blomqvist, Gothenburg, 2019
r1r3k1/3n1ppp/p1b1p3/q2n2Q1/Np1B4/1B3P2/PPP3PP/1K1RR3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nc3+ ]

4a)
mate in 3
Erik Blomqvist vs Urmas Simson

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