## "Tactics in the Queen's Gambit" by wtharvey.com

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Milko Bobotsov. 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)
Milko Bobotsov vs Ladislav Alster, Prague, 1950
2r4k/p3rqbp/1np4Q/2N2p2/1P1ppP1B/6R1/P1P3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 Qxg7 Bf6 ]

b)
Dimitar Najdenov vs Milko Bobotsov, Sofia, 1950
2rqb2k/p6p/1p1bpp2/3p1p2/2rP1P2/1QR1P3/PP1BN1PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba4 if Rxc4 Rxc4 Qd3 Bc2 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Evgeni Jakovlev vs Milko Bobotsov, Sofia, 1952
6k1/1b3pp1/p3p3/P3N2p/1p1r4/4Q2n/1P3qNP/4RB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe3 Rxe3 Rd1 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Aleksandar Hadjipetrov vs Milko Bobotsov, Sofia, 1955
6k1/pp5p/6p1/6q1/3pP3/4bQ2/PP2K1P1/R4R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb5+ Ke1 Qb4+ ]

e)
Milko Bobotsov vs Hermann Heemsoth, Hastings, 1960
3k3r/3n4/4Q1p1/3B4/p4P2/P5P1/1P3BK1/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ Bb6+ Nxb6 Qxb6+ Ke8 Qe6+ ]

1b)
Dimitar Najdenov vs Milko Bobotsov

Milko Bobotsov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Milko Bobotsov vs Zdravko Milev, Varna, 1960
2N5/1p1R2bp/pB2k1p1/4Pp2/P4n2/8/1Pq4P/6QK w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ Kd5 Qd4+ ]

b)
Milko Bobotsov vs Stojan Puc, Belgrade, 1961
5rk1/6bp/1ppq2p1/2N5/6P1/P2b3P/1n1R2B1/2Q3BK w - - 1 0
[ Nxd3 Nxd3 Qc4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Milko Bobotsov vs Francisco Perez Perez, Marianske Lazne, 1961
5rkr/1R2Qp2/p2p4/P1pPbN1q/1P2P3/5pP1/5P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ if Kh7 Rxf7+ ]

d)
Harry Golombek vs Milko Bobotsov, Zevenaar, 1961
2b3rk/pp4rp/3p1q2/PP2b3/2P2n2/5P2/3QN2P/3RBBRK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe2 Rxg7 Qxf3+ Bg2 Rxg7 mates ]

e)
Ante Zaradic vs Milko Bobotsov, Zagreb, 1964
r5k1/pp1qppbp/3pbnp1/8/2rBP3/2N3PP/PPPQ1PBK/R3R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 if Qxd4 Ng4+ ]

2d)
Harry Golombek vs Milko Bobotsov

Milko Bobotsov puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
John Van Den Berg vs Milko Bobotsov, Beverwijk, 1965
5r2/1p1r2kp/p5n1/2q1pp1B/R7/2P3QP/PP4P1/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb5 ]

b)
Milko Bobotsov vs Krum Tomov, Sofia, 1966
r4n1k/2q2Rbp/r2pQ1p1/2p3B1/8/2N5/PP4PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 if Bxf6 Bxf6+ ]

c)
Dirk Van Geet vs Milko Bobotsov, Wijk aan Zee, 1968
5B2/1prbQ3/5pk1/P2qp1pp/3p4/3P3P/P4PP1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc6 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Milko Bobotsov vs Atanas Kolarov, Varna, 1971
r2qr3/p2pbpk1/1pb1pnpR/6B1/2P5/2N1P3/PPQ2P1P/4K1R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ fxg6 Bh6+ Kh8 Qxg6 ]

3d)
mate in 6
Milko Bobotsov vs Atanas Kolarov

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