Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Moshe Czerniak.
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 6.
Moshe Czerniak vs Paolo Millin, Reggio Emilia, 1951
5r1k/1p4Rp/p4Pp1/q1P5/2PQ1P2/6PP/8/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ if Kxh7 Qd7+ or if Kg8 Qd5+ Kxh7 Qd7+ ]

b)
Moshe Czerniak vs Theo Van Scheltinga, Helsinki, 1952
r4rk1/1b1p1p1p/p3pQp1/1pP1PnR1/8/P2B1q2/2PB1P1P/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf5 if exf5 Bh6 or if gxf5 Rg1+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Moshe Czerniak vs G Szapiro, Nethanya, 1961
7r/1Q1Nk3/p4bp1/Bp6/n2P4/2p1P3/P6P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Moshe Czerniak vs U Ruetschi, Biel, 1981
r6k/p6p/2qQ1NpB/8/2rb4/PP4P1/5P1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Kxg7 Qe7+ Kh6 Ng4+ ]

Moshe Czerniak puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Juan Traian Iliesco vs Moshe Czerniak, Mar del Plata, 1949
4r1k1/1R4p1/7p/1p1Pn2n/4B1P1/1P1P2P1/2r5/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Meir Romm vs Moshe Czerniak, Tel Aviv, 1965
2k1r3/p4p1p/2r4P/3pb1Q1/qp6/1P1P2P1/P1P2P2/1K1R2NR b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa2+ Kxa2 Ra6+ ]

c)
Drazen Marovic vs Moshe Czerniak, Beer-Sheva, 1976
3b1rk1/p4b2/2Q1p3/2PpP1p1/P2Pp2p/4P2N/4q1PP/2B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ Kxf1 Be8+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
David Bernstein vs Moshe Czerniak, Israel, 1976
5k2/R6p/5P1P/6p1/3n4/1P2p3/P1r5/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf2+ Kg1 Nf3+ ]


Israeli GMs

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