Contains a chapter on the Gajewski Gambit

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Grzegorz Gajewski. 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)
Gajewski vs Mieczyslaw Stypka, Lubniewice, 2002
r1b1r2k/1pq1n2p/p2p1bp1/2n2p2/2B1P3/2N1BR1Q/PPP1N2P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3+ Bh4 Rxh4+ Kg7 Bd4+ Kf8 Rh8+ Ng8 Rxg8+ Ke7 Ne5+ ]

b)
Gajewski vs Jan Krensing, Pardubice, 2005
r4rk1/1N6/p2N3p/1p1nqbpP/3np3/8/PP3PB1/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf5 w/Rxe4 ]

c)
Gajewski vs Rafal Lubczynski, Pardubice, 2006
5q2/2R1r1k1/6pp/1p1Q2n1/3N4/7P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ Kf7 h4 ]

d)
Black Mates in 4.
Piotr Bobras vs Grzegorz Gajewski, Krakow, 2006
6k1/1pqb2pp/8/p2p1B1Q/P1pP4/B1P1rP2/6rP/1RK4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ w/...Qf4+ ]

e)
Gajewski vs Robert Veleski, Rijeka, 2010
rqr3k1/pb1p2pp/1n1Ppp2/1P6/3N4/Q5P1/4PPBP/1RR3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6 if dxc6 bxc6 ]

Grzegorz Gajewski Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 4.
Gajewski vs Tamir Nabaty, Eforie Nord, 2010
r2q1r1k/pp3p1B/6p1/1P2P1b1/2p3P1/P7/5PPQ/n1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg5 ]

b)
Gajewski vs Alexander Goloshchapov, Germany, 2012
8/bb2Q1pk/p6p/Pp1q1p2/3pn3/3N2P1/4PPBP/4B1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4 if Qc6 Ne6 ]

c)
Gajewski vs Joaquin Antoli Royo, Barcelona, 2012
rn3k2/pp4bp/3P3r/1N3b2/5p2/1Q3B2/PP3PPq/R3RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kxe8 Qg8+ Bf8 Nc7+ Kd7 Qf7+ mates ]

d)
Gajewski vs Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Warsaw, 2012
2rr1k2/1b3ppp/pp2p3/3n4/2PB4/b2NPB2/P4PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb2 Bxb2 Nxb2 Nf4 Bxb7 Ne2+ Kf1 Nxc1 bxc8 Rxd1+ Nxd1 ]

e)
Grzegorz Gajewski vs Wojciech Moranda, Gorzow Wielkopolski, 8/31/2013
4r3/5p1k/pr2q1pN/7p/1p1Qn3/1P4PP/P1R2PK1/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Rb7 Qxe4 ]

## See 4 moves ahead - Our 'mate in 4' volume

Grzegorz Gajewski Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Grzegorz Gajewski vs Elise Forsa, Reykjavik, 3/5/2014
1r3r2/p1qn1Nkp/n5p1/P1pBP3/1p3Q2/8/1P3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Kg8 Ng5+ ]

b)
Grzegorz Gajewski vs Alexander Donchenko, Fagernes, 4/13/2014
r3r3/p1p2p2/2kq3p/1p6/B5Q1/7P/P5P1/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Kb7 Qxb5+ Qb6 Rxe8 Rxe8 Qxb6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Pierre Bailet vs Grzegorz Gajewski, Montpellier, 6/5/2015
6rk/p2p4/1p4qp/2pPbp2/2P1bp2/1P3B1K/P2QP2P/4BR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh5+ if Bxh5 Bg2+ or if Bh4 Qg4+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Grzegorz Gajewski vs Benjamin Arvola, Oslo, 2017
5Q2/p1p4p/3p2p1/n3p1k1/2P1B3/2PP2PK/P4R1P/1r1q4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rf5+ gxf5 2.Qxf5+ ]

e)
Grzegorz Gajewski vs Grzegorz Masternak, Katowice, 2017
1r3rk1/p1q1bbpp/2p2p2/2n1p3/Q1B1P3/1N3PB1/PP4PP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bxf7+ Rxf7 2.Nxc5 ]

f)
Black mates in 2.
Piotr Widla vs Grzegorz Gajewski, Zgierz, 2018
5k1r/1b3p2/pq2pNp1/2R1P1P1/3p3r/1P4Q1/P4PB1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rh1+ ]

g)
Mikolaj Tomczak vs Grzegorz Gajewski, Katowice, 2019
6k1/3b1r1p/7q/p2Pp2n/1p2P3/1P4P1/3N2K1/4QB1R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nf4+ if 2.gxf4 Rg7+ or if 2.Kg1 Qb6+ 3.Kh2 Nd3 ]

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