Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Igor Glek.
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)
Glek vs Bukhuti Gurgenidze, Borzhomi, 1984
5r1r/1R1p2k1/p4p2/3Qn2p/6p1/8/1Pq2PPP/4RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 if fxe5 Qxd7+ mates ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Glek vs Leonid Yurtaev, Tashkent, 1987
rq4r1/p6p/1p4p1/1Pp1Q1Pk/2PpR2n/8/P2N1P1P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh4+ Kxh4 Nf3+ Kg4 Qe4+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Glek vs A Korolev, corr., 1988
5q2/p7/3R4/3Q2p1/5pk1/4p1P1/P6P/2r2NK1 w - - 0 1
[ h3+ Kxh3 Qe6+ ]

d)
Glek vs Torsten Fiedler, Erfurt, 1989
5qk1/1p3ppp/p5r1/P4N2/1nr1P3/6Q1/1P4PP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ if Qxe7 Qb8+ mates ]

e)
Glek vs Thomas Welz, Krumbach, 1991
8/5p2/3k1pp1/2Rn3p/1P5P/N5P1/r4PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5+ ]



Glek Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Glek vs Carsten Lingnau, Dortmund, 1992
1rrbb1k1/1p3p2/pB1p2p1/3Np3/P3P3/3B2P1/1PPq3P/4RQ1K w - - 0 1
[ Be3 Qa5 Ra1 w/b4 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Glek vs Alfred Kertesz, Bonn, 1995
r1n1qnr1/2p3k1/1pP1p1pp/bP1pPp2/3P1P1Q/BR3NR1/4BP1P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ Kh7 Ng5+ ]

c)
Glek vs Oleg Nikolenko, Moscow, 1995
2r2rk1/pp1b1p1p/4p1pP/3pP3/1qnQ1PN1/2N5/PPP3P1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if exd5 e6 ]

d)
Glek vs John Hall, Vienna, 1996
1kr4r/p5p1/1bq1pp2/4nn1p/Q2p1B1P/3P1NP1/5PBN/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if Qxa4 Nd7# ]

e)
Glek vs Josip Gazic, Bad Zwesten, 1997
1r3rk1/1p1n1pp1/p2bp3/3B3p/5P2/2B3Pq/PPP1Q2P/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bg2 Qf5 Rd1 if Qc5 Qd2 ]

New Title from wtharvey.com


2,817 Checkmates !

Glek Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Glek vs Corina Peptan, Berlin, 1997
4r1k1/1R4bp/pB2p1p1/P4p2/2r1pP1Q/2P4P/1q4P1/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Rd7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Glek vs Frans Cuijpers, Germany, 1997
1qr1k3/pb2p3/1p2N3/1NpPp3/8/7Q/PPP5/2K1R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 if Bxd5 Ng7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Glek vs Emil Anka, Vienna, 1998
1r6/qP3p1k/2Q4p/3p4/7P/1P4R1/5P2/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Qc2+ ]

d)
Glek vs Sebastian Kaiser, Bad Wiessee, 1999
r2q1rk1/3n1p1p/p3p1p1/1p1n4/3PN2b/2PB3Q/1P3PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 if Re8 Nd6 ]

e)
Glek vs Ildiko Madl, Recklinghausen, 1999
8/5p1k/1p1pr1pp/3R4/p1P5/qP4PP/P2Q1PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ b4 w/Rd3 ]

Glek Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Glek vs Marinus Kuijf, Germany, 2001
7k/r3q1pp/p2pP3/2p1bPPR/2p1N3/5Q1K/PP6/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 g6 if Qb7 e7 mates ]

b)
Glek vs Sergey Arkhipov, Tomsk, 2001
r3kb1r/2qp1ppp/p3p3/2pbP3/2N5/8/PPP2PPP/R1BQR1K1 w kq - 0 1
[ Nd6+ if Bxd6 Qxd5 or if Ke7 Bg5+ f6 Qh5 ]

c)
Glek vs Alexander Ivanov, Tomsk, 2001
r3r1k1/pp1q1p1p/2pB2p1/3PPn2/2P5/Q7/PP3R1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5 if gxf5 Qg3+ Kh8 e6 ]

d)
Glek vs Thomas Kuhn, Zurich, 2001
2kr2r1/p2nb2p/2p1Bp2/1pq5/5B2/3Q3P/P1P2PP1/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qxd7+ if Rxd7 Rxd7 ]

e)
Glek vs Cyril Marcelin, Germany, 2002
5k2/Rn2rpp1/7p/1r2P3/2pp4/6P1/2P3BP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra8+ Re8 Rxe8+ Kxe8 Bc6+ ]

Glek Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Glek vs Roland Schmaltz, Griesheim, 2002
1r2rbk1/3b1p2/2p2q1p/1p2n1p1/3NR3/2P3BP/BP3PP1/R2Q2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 Rxe5 Nf3 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Glek vs Bram Van Den Berg, Vlissingen, 2002
8/2B3R1/2p1pkp1/1r2N3/1p6/7P/2r3PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7+ Kg5 Bd8+ Kh6 Ng4+ ]

c)
Glek vs Gojko Laketic, Porto San Giorgio, 2003
r3r1k1/pp3p2/3P2p1/P2NnRP1/2p5/6P1/1P6/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if Kf8 Rxe5 or if Kh8 Rf4 ]

d)
Glek vs William Pimentel, Internet, 2003
q3rk2/1n2bppp/8/2pQ1N2/3p4/7P/1P3PPB/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7 if Rxe7 Bd6 ]


More German GMs

Back to the Index