Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ivan Farago.
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 8. Farago vs Lutz Espig, Budapest, 1975
r4k2/3R1p1Q/p4p2/4n2P/6r1/1q3N2/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Qxd1+ (if fxe5 Qh6+ Rg7 Rd8+ mates) Rxd1 fxe5 Rd7 Rg7 Qh8+ Rg8 Qf6 ]

b)
Farago vs Rene Borngaesser, Dortmund, 1978
3r2k1/pp1r2bp/2npqnp1/2p2p2/N1P5/1P2P1P1/PB3PBP/1Q1R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 ]

c)
Farago vs Stefan Kindermann, Oberhausen, 1980
rnb2rk1/4ppbp/3p1np1/1ppP4/P2qP3/2NB4/1P1BQPPP/R3K1NR w - - 0 1
[ Nf3 w/Nd1 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Farago vs Petar Velikov, Albena, 1983
r2q1r2/pp3p2/6pk/3pQ2N/3P2b1/5R2/PP3PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg7+ Kg5 (if Kxh5 Qh7+ & h4#) h4+ Kxh4 Qh6 Bxf3 Nf6+ Bh5 Qf4+ Bg4 Qxg4# ]

e)
Farago vs Branko Damljanovic, Belgrade, 1984
2b1rr1k/1p5p/5qp1/3PNp2/p7/2Q5/1P4PP/2R1R2K w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6+ if hxg6 Qxf6+ & Rxe8+ ]



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