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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Stellan Brynell.
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)
Stellan Brynell vs Bertil Wikstrom, Hallsberg, 1980
5rkb/p1qbpp2/3p1np1/1p6/2r1P1P1/2N2P2/PPPQN3/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh8+ Kxh8 Rh1+ Kg8 Qh6 Nh5 gxh5 if Qc5 hxg6 ]

b)
Stellan Brynell vs Saevar Bjarnason, Malme, 1985
2r2rk1/pp4pp/1q2pn2/3pP1Nb/1b6/1P1B4/PB1Q1PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ exf6 if Bxd2 Bxh7+ mates or if gxf6 Bxf6 Rxf6 Rxc8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Stellan Brynell vs Lars Karlsson, Malme, 1986
r4r2/p1p4p/1p2R3/5p2/2B2K2/7k/PPP2P2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 h5 Re1 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Stellan Brynell vs Goran Fant, Joenkoeping, 1988
7r/Bk1r1p2/5q1p/1N1pb3/1Q4b1/8/1PP2PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6+ ]

e)
Stellan Brynell vs Leif Kristensen, Aalborg, 1989
r2q4/pQ2bkpp/4pp2/8/8/2P1BP2/P4P1P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc5 ]

Stellan Brynell puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Stellan Brynell vs Yrjo Rantanen, Nykoping, 1989
b3q1k1/2p1rpb1/3p4/1p1Bn1NQ/4P3/6R1/1P3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Stellan Brynell vs Jonas Barkhagen, Helsingborg, 1991
kr4nr/1p2R2p/pQ3Rb1/6p1/3P4/7P/PPP3P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxa6+ ]

c)
Stellan Brynell vs Roberto Cifuentes Parada, Haninge, 1992
r5k1/3b2pp/p3pr2/1p1p4/1n1P4/5N2/PP3PPP/2R1RNK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 if Nxa2 Nxd7 or if Be8 a3 ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Stefan Schneider vs Stellan Brynell, Gothenburg, 2018
1r6/6bk/p5p1/2p1p3/1r2q3/3BPbB1/QP1R1P2/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4 if Bxh4 Rxh4 ]

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