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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Klaus Darga.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)
Klaus Darga vs Ruediger Von Saldern, Leipzig, 1951
1q4k1/6r1/pbn1p1pQ/1p1pPpP1/3P1P2/8/PP3BK1/1B5R w - - 0 1
[ Bxf5 if gxf5 Qxe6+ or if exf5 e6 Kf8 Qh8+ & Qxg7 ]

b)
Lodewijk Prins vs Klaus Darga, Hamburg, 1955
rnb2rk1/ppq2ppp/4pn2/8/2BP4/P3PN2/4QPPP/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...b5 if Bxb5 Qc3+ ]

c)
Karlheinz Bachmann vs Klaus Darga, Bad Pyrmont, 1961
1r4k1/Q4ppp/b2q4/4p3/1b1pP3/4PBP1/5P1P/2BR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5 if Ba3 Bxa3 ]

d)
Klaus Darga vs Guy Mazzoni, Enschede, 1963
2r3k1/1q2bpPp/7R/3Pp3/1r2N3/8/1PPNQ1PP/5n1K w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 if Kxg7 Rxh7+ ]

e)
Klaus Darga vs Stefano Tatai, Enschede, 1963
2r3k1/4R2p/p3nQp1/1p1q4/4p1P1/1P5r/P4P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ Kh8 Rxe6 if e3 Re8+ ]

1e)
Klaus Darga vs Stefano Tatai

Klaus Darga puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Klaus Darga vs Andreas Dueckstein, Lucerne, 1963
3r1r1k/p5pp/1pQ5/2nB1pP1/3n1B2/6P1/Pq2PPK1/4RR2 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 if Rxd5 Rh1 Kg8 Rxh7 Nxe2 Qh5 mates ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Klaus Darga vs Jan-Hein Donner, Beverwijk, 1964
r2q2kr/pp1n2b1/2n3R1/2p3Pp/5Q1P/2NP3B/PPPB1P2/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ Kh7 Rxg7+ ]

c)
Klaus Darga vs Hansruedi Glauser, Leysin, 1967
5r1k/p2RRrqp/1p2Q1p1/8/8/1bN4P/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Bxe6 Rxg7 Bxd7 Rxd7 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez vs Klaus Darga, Lanzarote, 1976
r2r2k1/2Q2ppp/4p3/3bp3/P7/1PN1q1nP/R3NbBK/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf1+ Bxf1 Bg1+ ]

e)
Klaus Darga vs John Trevelyan, Germany, 1979
2rr1k2/1p1bppbp/p6q/2pP1P2/5R2/P3B1P1/1P1QB2P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f6 if exf6 Rh4 Qg6 Bh5 ]

2d)
mate in 3
Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez vs Klaus Darga

Klaus Darga puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arnulf Westermeier vs Klaus Darga, Germany, 1981
2r2rk1/3b2pp/3b1nq1/1p1p2Q1/3Np3/1B5P/PP3PP1/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc1 Bxd5+ Kh8 Qxg6 Rxe1+ ]

b)
Klaus Darga vs Wolfram Bialas, Berlin, 1982
3r4/pb1rq1kp/1p3pp1/4P3/1P1QpP2/P6R/4B1PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ exf6+ if Qxf6 Rxh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Klaus Darga vs Lev Gutman, Germany, 1986
r5k1/2R1Q1bp/6r1/3P2p1/8/1p1NP1P1/qB3P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kh8 Bxg7+ ]

3a)
Arnulf Westermeier vs Klaus Darga

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