Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Matthias Bluebaum.
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.
Matthias Bluebaum vs Alex Plotkin, Willingen, 2006
1r1q1r2/4p3/3p2Q1/4kB2/p3P2P/P7/1P3P2/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Rf6 Qg3+ Kd4 Qc3# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Matthias Bluebaum vs Armanda Pettersson, Schleife, 2010
3q2k1/1b3ppp/p4P2/1p1r4/2pQ4/5N1P/PPB2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe4 if Kf8 Qxh7 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Matthias Bluebaum vs Carsten Hecht, Dortmund, 2010
r1b2rk1/2p3b1/pp1p2PR/3Pp3/1q2P3/2N5/PP2B3/K1Q4R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 Rxh8+ if Kg7 Qh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Matthias Bluebaum vs Rick Frischmann, Oberhof, 2011
3rk3/R5Rp/1pn2r2/p3p3/4P3/1B3P2/PP2KP1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ ]

e)
Matthias Bluebaum vs Hendrik Tabatt, Saarbruecken, 2013
3b3k/p2r1p1p/8/8/3N1Q2/P4BPK/1q5P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ ]



Matthias Bluebaum Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Matthias Bluebaum vs Ales Jedlicka, Pardubice, 2014
2b4k/p5p1/5B1p/2P4Q/1P6/P2B4/6PP/2q1rR1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Matthias Bluebaum vs Omar Eltigani, Durban, 2014
2kr1r2/1b5p/1R6/4Q1p1/2P5/5qP1/5P2/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra8+ Bxa8 Qb8+ Kd7 Qd6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Matthias Bluebaum vs Michael Walda, Bad Wiessee, 2014
r7/4Q3/p2p2pk/3P1p2/5P2/2p5/2P2BPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Matthias Bluebaum vs Dmitrij Kollars, Bad Zwischenahn, 2015
1b3rk1/3n4/p3q1pQ/1p2p3/1P4N1/P1p5/2B2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 if Qxe7 Bb3+ ]


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