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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Laszlo Szabo.The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
Laszlo Szabo vs Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, Tatatovaros, 1935
3n3r/2pk2pp/p5b1/1p1p1nB1/3P2B1/2P1R3/PP1N2PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re5 if Rf8 Rxd5+ Kc8 Bxd8 Rxd8 Bxf5+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Laszlo Szabo vs Fritz Gygli, Warsaw, 1935
n4qk1/1p3p2/p2p1pnQ/3P1N2/8/2P5/PP2R1P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8 ]

c)
Laszlo Szabo vs Jan Foltys, Ljubljana, 1938
4rr2/2k2N2/1p1p1R2/p1n3pp/8/8/PPP3PP/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd6 if Rxf6 Nxe8+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Laszlo Szabo vs Elek Bakonyi, Budapest, 1946
k3qr2/r2b2p1/8/p1Q1pP1p/6nP/6P1/3B1P2/1RR3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ Bc6 Rxc6 Rb7 Ra6+ ]

e)
Laszlo Szabo vs Alexander Kotov, Groningen, 1946
r1b2rk1/1p2qpp1/p1n1pn1p/6N1/1PB5/P1N1P3/1BQ2PPb/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 exd5 Bxf6 if Qxf6 Qh7# ]

1a)
Laszlo Szabo vs Eugene Znosko-Borovsky

Laszlo Szabo puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Laszlo Szabo vs Alberic O'kelly De Galway, Groningen, 1946/a>
rn2k2r/1p4pp/p4p2/2n1p3/2N1P3/N7/PP2KPPP/R6R w kq - 1 0
[ Nb6 Ra7 Rac1 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Laszlo Szabo vs Willem Muhring, Zaandam, 1946
3r4/pp3kpQ/5p1p/3q1b2/1B2N3/8/PP3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ fxg5 Re7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Laszlo Szabo vs Gosta Stoltz, Zaandam, 1946
6r1/3r4/p1R5/3k3p/3B2q1/P3P1P1/1PQ2P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e4+ Kxd4 Qc4+ Ke5 f4+ ]

d)
Laszlo Szabo vs Laszlo Sooky, Budapest, 1946
rnbqkb1r/pp2pp1p/3p2p1/8/3NP1n1/2N1B3/PPP2PPP/R2QKB1R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bb5+ if Nc6 Nxc6 bxc6 Bxc6+ ]

e)
Laszlo Szabo vs Theo Van Scheltinga, Hilversum, 1947
r4r1k/1pp4p/3qbNp1/1p2Q1N1/8/2R4P/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc7 if Qxe5 Rxh7# ]

2c)
mate in 4
Laszlo Szabo vs Gosta Stoltz

Laszlo Szabo puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Laszlo Szabo vs Marcos Luckis, Mar del Plata, 1948
6k1/2p2n1q/1r1p1Q1B/p3p2P/6P1/1P6/P3P3/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

b)
Laszlo Szabo vs Norelle Kellner, Vienna, 1948
bn1qkbnr/5ppp/4p3/2p1N3/2pP4/4P3/5PPP/1NBQKB1R w - - 0 1
[ Qa4+ if Nd7 Nxd7 ]

c)
Laszlo Szabo vs Saviely Tartakower, Venice, 1949
3Rrk2/ppp2prp/2q3p1/2P5/8/2Q3P1/P3PP1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8+ if Qxe8 Qf6 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Laszlo Szabo vs I Greenfeld, Schiavno Zdroj, 1950
8/pr2npq1/2p1kNp1/4P1Pp/3P3P/5R2/PP6/2Q3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ if Nd5 Qxc6+ ]

e)
Laszlo Szabo vs Ion Balanel, Marianske Lazne, 1951
r1bq2k1/pp5p/1bn3pB/1B1p4/1P2n3/5NN1/P4PPP/2RQ2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe4 if dxe4 Qb3+ Kh8 Qf7 mates ]

3e)
Laszlo Szabo vs Ion Balanel

Laszlo Szabo puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Laszlo Szabo vs Eigil Pedersen, Prague, 1954
1rb2r1k/p2nQqpp/1pp1R3/2n2p2/5P1B/1B4NP/PP4P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7 Rxf7 Re8+ Rf8 Rxf8+ Nxf8 Rd8 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Laszlo Szabo vs Jan-Hein Donner, Goteborg, 1955
3r1rbk/4p1bp/1p4p1/pq1nN3/8/1P4PB/1B2RP1P/R1Q3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6+ ]

c)
Laszlo Szabo vs Moshe Czerniak, Moscow, 1956
5r2/1b2rBkp/pp4p1/8/PP1bq3/1Q4RP/1B4P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rg4 ]

d)
Laszlo Szabo vs Rein Etruk, Tallin, 1969
3r2b1/7p/p4rnk/1p4p1/3N1p2/2P4P/1P2Q1P1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa6 if Rxa6 Nf5# ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Laszlo Szabo vs T Balazs, Hungary, 1992
r2q1r2/p4p1k/1p2bPp1/3pP2p/3P3P/2NB4/PP1Q4/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6+ fxg6 Rxg6 Kxg6 Qg5+ ]

4e)
mate in 6
Laszlo Szabo vs T Balazs

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