Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ognjen Cvitan.
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)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Bosko Abramovic, Novi Sad, 1985
5k2/2r2pb1/pp4q1/3r1pP1/2pP3R/7Q/PP3P2/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 Qxh8+ Qg8 Re8+ Kxe8 Qxg8+ Ke7 g6 ]

b)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Budva, 1986
4r3/5p2/5k1p/r1q3p1/2P5/5BPP/5P2/1Q1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd5 if Qc7 Qf5+ ]

c)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Safet Terzic, Zenica, 1986
r1b1qrk1/p3bpp1/1p2pn1p/8/2BR4/2P1PNB1/P3QPPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5 if Bd7 Rxd7 Nxd7 Rd1 Rd8 Bc7
or if Nd7 Ne5 Ba6 Nxd7
]

d)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Vladimir Bukal, Mendrisio, 1987
5rk1/2n1pp2/1q4pQ/3pr2p/1P5R/5BP1/4PP1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh5 ]

e)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Milos Mozny, Prague, 1987
5rk1/3Q1ppp/pp3q2/5N2/n7/4P3/1P3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kh8 Qd8 ]



Ognjen Cvitan Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Nenad Sulava, Belgrade, 1988
r2r2k1/pb3p1p/1pn1pp1Q/8/3Pq3/P1R2N2/1P2BPPP/4K2R w K - 1 0
[ Nd2 ]

b)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Branko Filipovic, Bern, 1988
2R5/3rpk2/2Np1pp1/2pP3p/4PPnP/1PK3P1/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd8+ if Kg7 Ne6+ Kh7 Nf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Ognjen Cvitan vs Tobias Dolgener, West Berlin, 1988
r1r1q2R/p2bn2R/4pkp1/3pNp2/3P1P2/2p3P1/PP2P1B1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Ognjen Cvitan vs Milan Mrdja, Imperia, 1988
3r1r1k/1pR3b1/3PB1Pp/5p2/p3pQ2/8/Pq3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

e)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Joel Lautier, Novi Sad, 1990
r4bk1/3n1ppn/pp1P2r1/5Nq1/1PP1R3/3R4/P4BB1/3Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh4 Rf6 Rg4 ]

Ognjen Cvitan Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Hofbauer, Hartberg, 1991
r2qk2r/pb2bpp1/1pp1p3/6Nn/2PP1B1p/5BP1/PPQ2P1P/R4RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Nxe6 if fxe6 Bxh5+ Rxh5 Qg6+ or if Qd7 Nc7+ ]

b)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Andrei Kharlov, Biel, 1992
8/1p1q3p/p2Prpk1/6p1/5p2/7Q/PP3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe6 Qxe6 d7 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Ognjen Cvitan vs Stefano Tatai, Forli, 1993
4r2k/1p2rpp1/p1p1nR1p/3pP2N/1P1Pq2P/P3PQR1/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Kg8 Nf6+ or if gxh6 Qf6+ Kh7 Rg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Ognjen Cvitan vs Richard Gerber, Geneva, 1994
2b2k2/1pq3b1/2p2NQ1/4r3/1p5p/7P/5BB1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc5+ ]

e)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Marcel Becker, St. Ingbert, 1995
1r2r1k1/pp3ppp/2b2n2/q2pN3/P1pP4/2P1P3/1QB2PPP/RR4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc6 if bxc6 Qxb8 ]

Ognjen Cvitan Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Markus Loffler, Verona, 1995
r2r2k1/ppq1ppb1/n1p2npp/6N1/2PP4/1P2QNP1/PB3PKP/R3R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Qe6+ Kf8 Ne5 or if Re8 Nxh6+ ]

b)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Jole Petrov, Zadar, 1995
4r1k1/1p3p1p/4qBp1/p5Q1/Pn1R3P/6P1/1P3P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re4 if Qc6 or Qxe4 Qh6 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Ognjen Cvitan vs Boris Zilic, Zadar, 1995
4rr2/p1p2Nk1/1p4p1/2n3Qp/2Bqb3/P7/6PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Kg8 Ng5+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Ognjen Cvitan vs Dusko Pavasovic, Geneva, 1996
2R4r/p2r1ppp/4pq2/4k3/1Q2P3/5B1P/P4P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb8+ if Rd6 Rc5+ or if Kd4 Qb2+ ]

e)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Branko Kutuzovic, Kastel Stari, 1997
r4rk1/2p1b1pp/1p2q3/pP1p4/P2Pn3/BQ3N2/6PP/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe7 ]

Ognjen Cvitan Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Ognjen Cvitan vs Drazen Cvorovic, Makarska, 1997
2rr4/pq2n1b1/bp2B1k1/2pp2Np/P2P4/2P3P1/1P3P1P/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf7+ if Kf6 Re6+ Kf5 Qf3+ ]

b)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Alfred Weindl, Switzerland, 1997
r4r1k/1p2R2p/2pR2b1/8/p5P1/1P5P/P3Q1BK/q7 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6 if hxg6 Qe3 ]

c)
Ognjen Cvitan vs Juergen Somogyi, Oberwart, 1998
r1b1k2r/pp2p1bp/n1pp1np1/5p2/2NP4/1PP3PN/1P2PPBP/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Rxa6 if bxa6 or b5 Bxc6+ ]


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