Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Erno Gereben.
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)
Erno Gereben vs Pal Benko, Budapest, 1951
4qrn1/p1Rr3k/1p1p2pp/3P4/4N3/2Q5/P4PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ hxg5 Qh3+ ]

b)
Erno Gereben vs Jozsef Pogats, Budapest, 1951
1r3rk1/3nq1pp/1p6/2b2p2/1nN1pN2/2B1P1P1/4QP1P/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb4 Bxb4 Nd5 Qc5 Nxb4 Qxb4 Rxd7 ]

c)
Erno Gereben vs Eugenio Szabados, Budapest, 1951
4r1k1/3b2p1/1pnq1p1p/p1pP4/2P1Qp2/P1B4P/1P3PP1/4RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe8+ Bxe8 Rxe8+ Ke7 Re6 Qd7 Rxc6 ]

d)
Erno Gereben vs Bogdan Sliwa, Sopot, 1951
4rrk1/pnpq1ppp/1p6/2bnp1N1/8/P1NP4/1PPBQPPP/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe4 if Nf6 Qxb7 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Erno Gereben vs Octav Troianescu, Budapest, 1952
r1b1rqk1/5p2/5Pp1/ppp1B1Q1/8/1P1P3R/P5PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ fxg6 f7+ Qxf7 Rh8# ]

Erno Gereben Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Erno Gereben vs Karoly Honfi, Budapest, 1955
1q2rk2/1p1R1p2/pQ4Rp/P1p2r2/2B2P2/2P3nP/1P4P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Erno Gereben vs Ulrich Eggenberger, Arlesheim, 1961
6k1/4Rr1p/1pr1b2P/p4p2/4p1P1/8/P4PBK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Rf8 Rg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Erno Gereben vs H Crabbendam, Beverwijk, 1965
4r3/p2R4/1k2Pp1r/5b2/6p1/3P2P1/PP3PB1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc6+ Kb5 Rb7+ Ka5 b4+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Erno Gereben vs Hans Muller, Beverwijk, 1965
rn1q2r1/pppknQPp/6p1/3P4/2p5/2P5/PP4PP/RNB2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Ke8 Bh6 ]

e)
Erno Gereben vs Roland Beyen, Nice, 1974
rnqr2k1/pb2bppp/1p2pn2/6B1/7Q/2N2NP1/PP2PPBP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Nc6 Nxe7+ or if Qd7 Nxf6+ ]

Erno Gereben Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Erno Gereben vs Gabor Pirisi, Tapolca, 1980
r1b2r1k/1ppqNpbp/p2p1Bp1/4n3/2P5/1P3PP1/P2Q1PBP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 if Rg8 Nxg8 Bxf6 Nxf6 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
C Laszlo vs Erno Gereben, Budapest, 1953
2k1r2r/ppb2pp1/2p3b1/3p2P1/PP4p1/R1PPPNq1/6B1/2BQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...gxf3 if Rxf3 Rh1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Hermann Emden vs Erno Gereben, Arlesheim, 1961
4rr1k/1p5p/p2Q1pp1/3p4/3P1P1q/PP1B2nP/2P2bPK/R1B3R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg1+ Kxg1 Re1+ Kf2 Nf5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Dirk Van Der Lijn vs Erno Gereben, Amsterdam, 1967
6k1/6p1/2p1P1r1/1pNp4/pPnPq3/P1Q2rPp/6RP/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ ]


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