Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yehuda Gruenfeld.
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)
Gruenfeld vs Andrew Soltis, Lone Pine, 1979
r5nr/1bq1pkb1/pn4pp/1p2pp2/7N/P1NQ2B1/1PP1BPPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxg6 if Kxg6 Bh5 Kf6 Bxe5+ ]

b)
Gruenfeld vs Vladimir Raicevic, Oberwart, 1980
rq6/1pb3pk/p1b3rp/2N1p2Q/6NP/8/PP3PP1/2R1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 w/Ng5+ if Rxe6 Qf5+ ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Gruenfeld vs Charles Partos, Biel, 1981
2R5/p2r1kb1/5pN1/5P2/r2pK3/2p5/2P5/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh7 ]

d)
Gruenfeld vs Arne Duer, Graz, 1981
8/RP2b3/4kp2/pr2p2p/4P3/2P1B3/2K5/8 w - - 0 1
[ c4 w/Bd2 ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Gruenfeld vs Robert Morrison, Graz, 1981
8/6p1/2N1Rb2/1pk2r1p/4R3/2P3PP/1P4K1/r7 w - - 0 1
[ Nb4 ]



Gruenfeld Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Gruenfeld vs Fred Van Der Vliet, Amsterdam, 1982
1n6/rk6/pNb2n1P/Qp3B1q/8/P7/1PP5/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Bc8+ Kc7 Nc4+ Kxc8 Rd8+ Kb7 Qb6+ Ka8 Rxb8# ]

b)
Gruenfeld vs Klaus Berg, Gausdal, 1982
5r2/pp3B1p/2p2P1k/2r4b/5K1R/P1P5/2P5/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 w/Bxh5 Kf5 & Rh1+ ]



c) White Mates in 3. Gruenfeld vs Mark Meeres, New York, 1985
8/1p2p1kp/2rRB3/pq2n1Pp/4P3/8/PPP2Q2/2K5 w - - 0 1



d) White Mates in 3. Gruenfeld vs Samuel Reshevsky, New York, 1986
8/R4R1p/4p1p1/r3p3/1b2PnkP/6P1/5PK1/8 w - - 0 1

e)
Gruenfeld vs Joseph Gallagher, Tel Aviv, 1988
1rk5/p1q5/2p1r3/2B1p2p/3b4/3Q4/P6P/1RR4K w - - 0 1
[ Rxb8+ Qxb8 (if Kxb8 Qb3+) Qf5 & Qf7+ ]

f)
Gruenfeld vs Yochanan Afek, Rishon le Zion, 1992
rbb2rk1/1p1qn1pp/p7/3nP3/2B5/4BN1P/PP3PP1/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5 if Rd8 Bxe7 ]

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