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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Helgi Dam Ziska.
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)
Mads Svendsen vs Helgi Dam Ziska, Copenhagen, 2004
2r2rk1/1p1b1pbp/3p1np1/pNnPp2P/1q2P3/4BPN1/PP1QB1P1/2R1K2R b K - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ Bxd3 Rxc1+ ]

b)
Helgi Dam Ziska vs Rani Nolsoe, Oyrabakki, 2005
r3r1k1/1p3pqp/p3b1p1/2ppR1B1/3P3Q/1PP5/1P3PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 Qf8 Rh5 ]

c)
Sigurdur Sigfusson vs Helgi Dam Ziska, Copenhagen, 2005
5rk1/1b3ppp/2q5/4Q3/1p6/4N3/1PP3PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re8 if Qd5 Qb6 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Helgi Dam Ziska vs Juan Torres Tur, Calvia, 2006
4r3/1p2bkpp/p2pNp2/q4r2/3R4/1Q6/PPP3PP/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Ng5+ Kg6 Qf7+ Kxg5 Qxg7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Omar Salama vs Helgi Dam Ziska, Vagur, 2006
6k1/R7/1p2p1N1/2p2p1P/4bP2/PP2n1P1/3rP3/K7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc2+ if Kb2 or Kb1 Nd4+ ]

1d)
mate in 5
Helgi Dam Ziska vs Juan Torres Tur

Helgi Dam Ziska puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Paul Johansen vs Helgi Dam Ziska, Dresden, 2007
5r1k/2RQ2b1/1p5p/3B4/4p3/1P3N1P/5PPK/r3q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5+ if Nxe5 Qg1+ Kg3 Qxf2+ ]

b)
Helgi Dam Ziska vs Torkil Nielsen, Faroe Islands, 2009
r4rk1/ppp4p/3bq2B/5p1Q/3P1p2/2PB4/P1P3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4 Qxc4 Qg5+ Kf7 Re1 ]

c)
Helgi Dam Ziska vs Igor Janik, Riga, 2015
B4b1r/p4kpp/4b3/2qnp3/8/3R2P1/PP3P1P/4QRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5 Bxd5 Qxe5 Bxa2 Rd7+ Kg6 Rxg7+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Thorvardur Olafsson vs Helgi Dam Ziska, Reykjavik, 2013
q2r3k/4N1bp/6p1/4p1B1/3n3P/4PrP1/P5K1/1RQR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf2+ Kxf2 Qf3+ Kg1 Ne2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Andreas Kelires vs Helgi Dam Ziska, Luxembourg, 2016
1rb1Qbk1/5p1p/6p1/p3p1P1/2q4P/2n1BB2/PPR2P2/2K3NR b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ if Kd2 Nb1# ]

f)
Black mates in 2.
Jacob Vang Glud vs Helgi Dam Ziska, Runavik, 2016
6k1/8/3q2pQ/8/pp4PK/3P3P/P5r1/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf6+ ]

2c)
Helgi Dam Ziska vs Igor Janik


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