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

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




a) White Mates in 3. Campora vs Osman Palos, Tuzle, 1983
k1br4/ppQ5/8/2PB3p/7b/8/PP6/7K w - - 0 1

b)
Campora vs Arthur Van De Oudeseetering, Dieren, 1985
1k1r3r/1b1pn1p1/1p5p/1P1Bp3/5q2/2Qp1N2/1P3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb7 if Kxb7 Ra7+ mates ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Campora vs Turhan Yilmaz, Dubai, 1986
br1qr1k1/b1pnnp2/p2p2p1/P4PB1/3NP2Q/2P3N1/B5PP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ ]

d)
Campora vs Lajos Portisch, Sarajevo, 1986
3b2k1/q4npp/P2p4/1r1Ppp2/8/2B5/1PQ2PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa4 ]

e)
Campora vs Alejandro Hoffman, Argentina, 1987
5rk1/5ppp/p1p2b2/2P2b2/2rB1P2/2N3P1/KP5P/3RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 gxf6 Kb3 if Rxc5 Kb4 ]



Campora Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Campora vs Daniel King, Bern, 1987
8/6kp/p1rn2p1/8/P7/7P/4B1P1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf3 ]

b)
Campora vs Andreas Dueckstein, Brocco, 1988
5rk1/p3r1p1/1p2b2p/3pP3/5R2/P2B4/2P3PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Campora vs Byron Jacobs, Lugano, 1988
4Rrk1/ppp2rp1/3p2Qp/5n2/6N1/4R3/5P1K/B2q4 w - - 0 1
[ Nxh6+ if Nxh6 Rxf8+ Kxf8 Bxg7+ or if Kh8 Nxf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ ]

d)
Campora vs Kimmo Valkesalmi, Salonika, 1988
1nb1r3/5r1k/p2p1p1q/2pPp2p/PpP1P2P/1P3NR1/3Q1P2/3B2KR w - - 0 1
[ Ng5+ fxg5 hxg5 Qg6 Bxh5 Qxe4 g6+ mates ]

e)
Campora vs Diego Walicki, Buenos Aires, 1989
r3rnk1/1pp1n1p1/1p1p1p2/7p/P1PBPPqP/1P4P1/1Q4BK/4RR2 w - - 0 1
[ f5 w/Bf3 ]

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Campora Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Campora vs Andrei Kharitonov, Moscow, 1989
5r1k/7b/4B3/6K1/3R1N2/8/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ ]

b)
Campora vs Juan Aguilera, Osuna, 1991
r6r/pp1kbppp/2p1b3/2qp2B1/3N4/2P2Q2/PPP2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ b4 if Qb6 Nxe6 w/Qf7 & Qxe6+ or if Qd6 Bf4 ]

c)
Campora vs Jaan Eslon, Puebla Cazalla, 1991
r2qr1k1/p1pbbppp/2pp4/4P3/3N2n1/2N2Q2/PPP2PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 ]



d) White Mates in 3. Campora vs Boris Zlotnik, Sevilla, 1992
2b2r1k/1p2R3/2n2r1p/p1P1N1p1/2B3P1/P6P/1P3R2/6K1 w - - 0 1

e)
Campora vs Alvarez Ibarra, Canete, 1994
4rr2/1R4pk/6p1/3Nn1bp/P3P3/2Q4P/3q2B1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxd2 Bxd2 Nf6+ ]



Campora Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Campora vs Karl Robatsch, Moscow, 1994
2r1k2r/pp2pp2/1qnp3p/5b2/4N3/1N1B1P2/PbPQ2PP/4RR1K w k - 0 1
[ Nxd6+ ]

b)
Campora vs Bela Toth, Switzerland, 1996
6k1/2p2p1p/6p1/2b5/2P2QP1/3q3P/1r3PB1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ w/Qe5+ or Bd5 ]

c)
Campora vs Daniel Navarrete, Benasque, 1999
4r1k1/ppp2ppp/1bqp4/3nr3/6bN/2PQ2P1/PP1B1PBP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd5 ]

d)
Campora vs Gatto Aguilar, Lima, 1999
r2qr2k/6pp/2npp3/ppp1p3/4P2Q/3P1N2/PPP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 ]

a)
Campora vs Daniel Izquierdo, Asuncion, 2003
2b2rk1/r1Bn1ppp/p3p3/1p2P3/2pR4/6P1/P1P2PBP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 if Bxd7 Bb6 ]

Campora Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Campora vs Jaan Ehlvest, Santo Domingo, 2003
r4rk1/1bq1bpp1/pp1ppn1p/8/1PnNPPP1/P1N1B3/4B2P/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc4 Qxc4 Nb1 if Qa2 Rf2 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Campora vs Jorge Llorente, Coria del Rio, 2004
6k1/1p5p/1p2bp2/1Pnp1N2/1r6/3nBB2/1P4PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra8+ if Bc8 Bxd5+ or if Kf7 Bh5# ]

c)
Campora vs Gonzalez Marquez, Sevilla, 2006
1q2brk1/1r3p1p/2p1p1p1/2Pn2NP/pp1P4/P4QP1/1PB2P2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxh7 if Kxh7 hxg6+ Kg7 Rh7+ mates ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Campora vs Stanislav Mikheev, Calvia, 2004
4r2R/3q1kbR/1p4p1/p1pP1pP1/P1P2P2/K5Q1/1P2p3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Qc3+ ]


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