Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Viktor Erdos.
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)
Erdos vs Csaba Szucs, Hungary, 2/14/1999
3r1rk1/pp1n1ppp/2q1pn2/2p1B1N1/2P2P2/3P2R1/PP2Q1PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne4 Kh8 Nxf6 gxf6 Bxf6+ mates ]

b)
Erdos vs Zoltan Kiss, Budapest, 4/9/2004
3rrnk1/2qb1pp1/p2b1n1p/3pN3/1ppP1P1B/2N1P2P/PP4P1/1BRQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 if gxf6 Nxd5 ]

c)
White Mates in 3.
Erdos vs Vasily Papin, Herceg Novi, 9/??/2005
r5rk/1p3nRp/p4p2/2Pq1N2/1P4QP/P7/6P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 2.
Erdos vs Sang Cao, Hungary, 4/23/2006
2r1bR2/p2rp1k1/6p1/q1pPb3/2p5/4B1N1/P4QP1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ ]

e)
Erdos vs Margarita Voiska, Porto San Giorgio, 8/25/2008
r1b1k2r/3qpp2/p5pp/2Q1P3/Pp4P1/1n4B1/NP3P1P/3RK2R w Kkq - 1 0
[ Qb6 ]



Erdos Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 7.
Erdos vs Raj Tischbierek, Berlin, 7/11/2009
1q3r1k/pPp2ppp/2Bpbn2/8/7R/2Q2p1P/PPP2P2/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Be4 if g6 Qxf6 Kg8 Rxh7 ]

b)
White Mates in 4.
Erdos vs Eric Van De Wynkele, Vlissingen, 8/8/2010
5r2/2q1p2p/1NB2n2/2P1kp2/8/1Q4P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ f4+ Kd4 Qc4+ ]

c)
Erdos vs Inna Gaponenko, Caleta, 1/31/2011
2R2bk1/pp1r2p1/4bp1p/4p3/4N1P1/P4B2/1P2PPKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nc5 if Re7 Nxe6 Rxe6 Bd5 ]

d)
Erdos vs Csaba Csiszar, Zalakaros, 5/22/2011
3r1rk1/1b1R1ppp/qp6/4p3/p2nP3/2B2P2/PP3QPP/3R1NK1 w - - 1 0
[ R1xd4 if exd4 Qxd4 ]

e)
Erdos vs Sandor Videki, Austria, 3/17/2012
3b2k1/p2n1ppp/2p5/4P3/5P2/1r4P1/2R1B1KP/3N4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd2 if Rb7 Bg4 ]

f)
Erdos vs Maximilian Mueller, Deizisau, 3/29/2013
r4rk1/p2nqpp1/4p2p/1pp5/8/6Pb/PPPN1P1P/R1BQR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if Bf5 Qxf5 ]

g)
White Mates in 5.
Erdos vs Muris Konjicanin, Sarajevo, 6/21/2013
r1bq1rk1/p2n1p2/2p2n1Q/1p4N1/2BPNb2/7P/PP3PP1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Kh8 Bxf7 ]


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