Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zoltan Almasi.
White to move and win except where noted.

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


a)
White Mates in 6. Almasi vs Lajos Abel, Hungary, 1991
5r2/p4pk1/1p2R3/2rB2bP/4Q3/8/PPPq2p1/1K3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Rxf7 Rg6+ Kf8 Rg8+ Kxg8 Qe8+ Kh7 Qxf7+ Kh8 Qg8# ]

b)
Almasi vs Zoltan Racz, Hungary, 1991
1r5k/6bp/3p1q2/5p2/2P1p3/6P1/Rr1RQP1P/5BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rdxb2 w/Ra8+ ]

c)
Almasi vs O Gladyser, Belatonbereny, 1992
5rk1/1r3q1p/3R2n1/pp6/3QppP1/2P1N3/1P4KP/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 ]

d)
Almasi vs Jonathan Parker, Duisburg, 1992
1q3r2/2R2pk1/3Q2pp/p2Np3/4Pb2/2Pr3P/5PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ if Kg8 Ne7+ & Rc8 ]

e)
Almasi vs Konstantin Chernyshov, Balatonbereny, 1993
3q1rk1/1p1rppb1/2p2npp/p4b2/P1NP4/1BP2Q1P/1P3PPB/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 if Rc7 g4 Bc8 Nxg6 ]



Zoltan Almasi Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Almasi vs Vera Juergens, Balatonbereny, 1993
6rk/1p1P4/p4b2/4pq1p/4R1r1/2B2p2/PP5P/3QR2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 if Qg6 d8/Q Rxd8 Qxd8 Bxd8 Re8+ mates ]

b)
White Mates in 9. Almasi vs Vasily Yemelin, Bratislava, 1993
4r3/6kp/r5p1/4R3/2q5/6PP/5PK1/Q7 w - - 0 1
[ Re7+ Kh6 Qg7+ Kh5 g4+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Zoltan Almasi vs Sergey Volkov, Nakhchivan, 2011
2b1B1nk/2n2Qp1/1q2p2p/2NpPp2/1PpP1P1N/2P4P/6P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Kh7 Nf8+ Kh8 Qg6 ]

d)
Zoltan Almasi vs P Harikrishna, Habana, 2013
2b5/4rpbk/p2R2pp/2N5/4p3/2p1QqP1/PP5P/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf3 exf3 Rxe7 if Bf5+ Ne4 ]

e)
Artyom Timofeev vs Zoltan Almasi, Legnica, 2013
4r3/5pk1/2n3p1/1pBp2n1/2pPP1q1/2P3N1/5Q1K/1R3R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh8+ ]

f)
Zoltan Almasi vs Khalil Bengherabi, Tromsoe, 2014
r2qr1k1/1bp1bpp1/ppn2n1p/3pN3/3P1B2/1QN3P1/PP2PPBP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 Nxd5 Bxd5 Nxe5 Bxb7 ]

g)
White mates in 2.
Zoltan Almasi vs Sergey Fedorchuk, Bol, 2014
r2k1n1R/1q3p2/b4N2/3p4/1p3P2/p2PB3/PP2Q1r1/1KR5 w - - 1 0
[ Bb6+ ]

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