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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zoltan Ribli.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.
Zoltan Ribli vs Simon Webb, Groningen, 1969
r2k1q2/p3pnrp/1p2Bp2/3P4/1R6/2R4P/P3Q1P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qc4 if Nd6 Qc7+ ]

b)
Zoltan Ribli vs Artur Hennings, Forssa, 1972
r5k1/b1R2rpp/p7/1p6/2n1R1P1/1B4BP/P4P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rexc4 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Zoltan Ribli vs Artur Hennings, Leipzig, 1973
r4r2/2q2pk1/p2b1N1p/4NP2/Pp1p4/3B4/1P3PbP/2Q1K1R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5+ if Kh7 f6+ or if Kh8 Qxh6+ or if Kg8 Rxg2+ ]

d)
Zoltan Ribli vs Bela Perenyi, Budapest, 1974
2r3k1/3R1p1p/6p1/4B3/3b1P2/6PK/5r1P/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rc1 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Zoltan Ribli vs Pavlos Gesos, Budapest, 1975
5RB1/6p1/7p/6kP/1p6/1n1r2PK/5P2/8 w - - 0 1
[ f4+ Kxh5 Bf7+ g6 Rg8 ]

1e)
mate in 5
Zoltan Ribli vs Pavlos Gesos

Zoltan Ribli puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Zoltan Ribli vs Pal Petran, Budapest, 1976
Q7/1p3pkp/2pB2p1/8/1Pb1P3/2N1q2P/8/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bf8+ Kf6 Qd8+ ]

b)
Zoltan Ribli vs Kick Langeweg, Amsterdam, 1978
1rb2rk1/5ppp/1p2p3/2Q5/8/2PB2P1/P3PPKP/1RBq4 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 Ba3+ ]

c)
Zoltan Ribli vs Iztok Jelen, Bled, 1979
2r3k1/2p2ppp/8/8/qp1N4/4P1P1/1Q3PBP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if f6 Ne7+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Zoltan Ribli vs Stefano Tatai, Europe, 1987
r4k1r/pq2Nppp/1p3n2/8/2Q5/BP6/P4PPP/3Rb1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc8+ if Ke8 Qe2+ Qe4 Qb5+ or if Kg8 Rd8+ ]

e)
Zoltan Ribli vs Orestes Giustina, St. Ingbert, 1987
r1b1r3/ppq1n1pk/2p1p1pp/4P1B1/3PN2Q/8/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Qxh6+ Kg8 Bxf6 Nf5 Qh8+ Kf7 Qh7+ Kf8 Qxc7 ]

f)
Zombor Erdelyi vs Zoltan Ribli, Hungary, 2017
6k1/1q3p1p/6p1/8/5P2/6P1/r2R3P/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qa7+ if 2.Kg2 Qd4 or if 2.Kh1 Ra1 ]

g)
Jan Timman vs Zoltan Ribli, Platja d'Aro, 2017
4r1k1/1p3p1p/6p1/p3B3/5P2/1P2r1Pb/P4R1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...f6 if 2.Bxf6 Re1+ ]

2e)
Zoltan Ribli vs Orestes Giustina

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