Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mateusz Bartel.
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)
Bartel vs Danuta Zielinska, Poraj, 1997
1r3k2/p3pn1b/2pr1p2/2N3p1/2P3P1/2K2P2/PP1R3P/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 exd6 Nd7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Bartel vs Marcin Krysztofiak, Zamosc, 1999
Q7/8/6p1/6kr/2K5/5R1P/2P5/4q3 w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ ]

c)
Bartel vs Daniel Koval, Presov, 2000
r2q4/5pk1/2n1p1pr/3pP1N1/p4P2/2P4Q/P6P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ Kxh6 Nxf7+ ]

d)
Bartel vs Andrey Zhigalko, Budva, 2003
1r3rk1/4ppbp/1nnp4/5p2/1P1qP3/RB2B2P/1P1N1QP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ b5 if Qxe3 Bxf7+ or if Qxb2 Ra2 ]

e)
Bartel vs Mohamad Al Sayed, Turin, 2006
2r1r1k1/5pb1/3R4/3Qn3/1pp1P2q/P3B1N1/1P3RpP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 if Qh5 Rxg2 Ng6 Rdxg6 ]



Bartel Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Bartel vs Kevin Spraggett, Evora, 2006
2r4k/1b2qppP/p4b2/4p2P/1p2P3/1N1rB3/PP4Q1/1K3RR1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 if Kxh7 Bxg7 Bh4 Qg4 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Bartel vs Czeslaw Spisak, Ustron, 2006
4k3/5p2/p1q2n1p/1p1pp3/6Q1/PP1r2PB/2RB1K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qc8+ if Ke7 Bb4+ ]

c)
Bartel vs Pavel Shkapenko, Warsaw, 2006
4rk2/p3qpbQ/bpr3p1/2pn2N1/5BP1/2PP3P/PP2PR2/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 ]

d)
Bartel vs Rafal Lubczynski, Lublin, 2008
2R5/2P3k1/6P1/8/2p2bP1/3p3r/5K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ Kxg8 c8/Q+ Kg7 Qd7+ Kxg6 Qf5+ ]

e)
Bartel vs Jakub Czakon, Karpacz, 2008
r3n2k/2r1qppp/3p1b1B/4pP1Q/1p2P3/1B4R1/PP5P/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh3 if g6 fxg6 fxg6 Rxg6 hxg6 Bg7+ ]

Bartel Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Bartel vs Tamas Banusz, Budva, 2009
4r1k1/2pq2p1/6N1/1p1ppr2/3P1P2/2P4Q/6PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 Rexe5 fxe5 c6 Qxf5 Qxf5 Ne7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 2. Bartel vs Viktor Bologan, Budva, 2009
3kn3/PR6/2K4p/2N5/6P1/3p4/r7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ ]

c)
Bartel vs Tomas Polak, Prievidza, 2009
1r3q1k/2NR1Qp1/pp3b1r/4p2p/5P2/8/PP4PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ Rxf8 fxe5 Bd8 Rxd8 Rxd8 e6 ]

d)
Bartel vs Piotr Murdzia, Germany, 2010
r5rk/1pp2Rpp/n2q4/1b1Pp1Q1/4P3/3N2P1/P5BP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ R1f6 if gxf6 Qh6 or if Qd8 Nxe5 or if Bxd3 Rxd6 cxd6 Qe7 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Bartel vs Jacek Tomczak, Miedzybrodzie, 2011
5rk1/4Rp2/bpR2Qpp/6r1/P5P1/1B6/K1P5/5q2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ if Rxf7 Re8+ ]

Bartel Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Bartel vs Krystian Kuzmicz, Warsaw, 2011
2rq3k/1p5p/p3Rpp1/n1Qp4/3P1B2/7P/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd6 ]

b)
Bartel vs Tomasz Markowski, Warsaw, 2012
1r2q1k1/6b1/bnn3Np/p2pP3/3P2QP/6P1/P5B1/1RB3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb6 if Rxb6 Bxd5+ Kh7 Qf5 or if Bc4 Rxc6 Qxc6 Ne7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Rafal Tomczak vs Mateusz Bartel, Gorzow Wlkp, 9/16/2012
8/p4pk1/r5p1/6Kp/8/8/P1R4P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra4 ]

d)
Mateusz Bartel vs Quinten Ducarmon, Jerusalem, 2015
r4rk1/p4ppp/1p1p4/3QpnN1/6q1/P1R3P1/1P2PP1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Qh5 Nd8+ or if Rxf7 Qxa8+ ]

e)
Mateusz Bartel vs Markus Ragger, Germany, 2016
2rk3r/1p1bR3/p2p4/6Pp/3NQ3/1Pq1n2P/6B1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ Kxd7 Qe6+ Kd8 Qf6+ if Kc7 Qe7+ mates ]

Bartel Puzzles, Part V. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Mateusz Bartel vs Petr Neuman, Czech Republic, 2016
5rk1/1p1nRrpp/1n6/p1qp3N/3Q4/2P2P2/B5PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Rxf7 Re8+ ]

b)
Mateusz Bartel vs Robert Ruck, Katowice, 2016
5k2/p6B/3qpP2/8/8/6PP/P5QK/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ Kf7 Qg8+ Kxf6 Qg6+ w/Qg5+ ]

c)
Mateusz Bartel vs Gergely Szabo, Hungary, 2017
3rkb1r/3p1ppp/p1qBp3/1p1nP3/4N3/1P6/P1PQ1PPP/2KRR3 w k - 1 0
[ Qxd5 exd5 Nf6+ gxf6 exf6+ Be7 Rxe7+ Kf8 Re8+ ]


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