'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zoltan Gyimesi.
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)
Black Mates in 7.
Cristina Hava vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Stockerau, 1991
2kr4/ppp3pp/2p5/6q1/1b3n2/2P1PP2/PPQ4P/R1B2K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Qxd1 Qg2+ Ke1 Qxh1+ Kd2 Qxh2+ ]

b)
Martin Maly vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Kecskemet, 1992
3rr3/pb4pk/1p2pp1p/8/2N2R2/2P4P/PP3PP1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 Rg4 f5 Rg3 f4 Rg4 Bc8 Rh4 g5 ]

c)
White Mates in 2.
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Jose Andrade Ocana, Guarapuava, 1995
2Q2R2/5ppk/2p4p/1p2P3/4qP1K/7P/1P4P1/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

d)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Eric Prie, Paris, 1995
3R2bk/p4npp/1p6/8/P6P/4P1K1/4rPP1/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg8+ ]

e)
Jose Gonzalez Garcia vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Budapest, 1995
r3k2r/4ppQp/3p1np1/2pP4/4q3/5P2/P3NKPP/R2R4 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ ]

Zoltan Gyimesi Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Karen Petrosian, Budapest, 1995
4r1k1/pbq1r1p1/1pp5/6p1/3pN3/6Q1/PP4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3+ Kh8 Nxg5 Qd6 Nf7+ ]

b)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Jan Votava, Germany, 1996
4k1r1/pb1q1p2/1pn1pP1Q/3p4/3P4/1P1B2N1/P4PK1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Qg7 if Rf8 Qxf8+ mates ]

c)
Stefan Schneider vs Gyimesi, Zagan, 1997
1k5r/pp5p/1bn1p3/4q1rN/4pp2/2P2B2/PP3PPP/1Q2RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...exf3 Rxe5 fxg2+ Kg1 Nxe5 Qe4 gxf1=B+ Kxf1 Rxh5 ]

d)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Sandor Kustar, Hungary, 1998
6rk/ppr2p1p/5npQ/5NN1/8/7P/qP3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd6 ]

e)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Mladen Palac, Pula, 1999
3rk2r/pbn2ppp/8/q1b1B3/1pB1P1Q1/1P4P1/P4P1P/3RK2R w Kk - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Qxg7+ or if Ke7 Qg5+ ]

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Zoltan Gyimesi Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Edin Pezerovic, Bad Wiessee, 2000
r3k3/1rn4p/2NRp1pP/p2pP3/p5R1/4P3/1P3P2/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 ]

b)
Kalman Rovid vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Hungary, 2000
4r1k1/2p2r1p/1p1b4/p1p3N1/PnP2PP1/4B2P/2P2R2/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rfe7 Rfe2 Bxf4 ]

c)
White Mates in 3.
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Attila Czebe, Ohrid, 2001
8/p4kpp/qnPBpp2/2Q5/P7/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ ]

d)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Jop Delemarre, Germany, 2001
5rk1/p3n1pp/2r1p3/1q2Pp1N/1p1Q4/5N2/1P1B1PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd7 if Qc5 Be3 ]

e)
Black Mates in 4.
Beat Zueger vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Ohrid, 2001
6r1/1pk5/2p2p2/p1P1p2p/1n3PrP/1NN4K/PPb2P2/R1R4B b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5 if Nb5+ cxb5 Be4 Rg3+ Kh2 Rh3# ]

Zoltan Gyimesi Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Bled, 2002
1rr4k/5Qp1/6Rp/3n3P/P4R2/1N6/1bPB2q1/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd2 if Nxd2 Nc3# or if Kxb2 Rxc2+ ]

b)
Adam Szeberenyi vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Nova Gorica, 2004
2r3k1/1pr2pp1/7p/p2pN1q1/3Pn3/2PR1R2/P4PPP/4Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f6 h4 Qh5 ]

c)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Tibor Reiss, Hungary, 2004
8/2Rnp1kp/4b1p1/3pP3/pr1p1P2/1P1B4/P2KN1P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ a3 if Rxb3 Nxd4 ]

d)
Jochen Schlenker vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Eppingen, 2004
r3k2r/pq1nppbb/2p4p/3n2p1/N6P/3B1PB1/PPPQ2P1/2KR2NR b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 if Bxh7 Nxa4 or if Nxc5 Qxb2# ]

e)
Wolfgang Ebert vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Hungary, 2004
r5rk/2p3bp/p1p1P3/2P2p2/2Q1R3/2N3Rq/PP5P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5 ]

f)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Alexei Fedorov, Sibenik, 2005
3q4/1p5k/r2pRbp1/2pP1r1p/P1P1NpQ1/7R/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5+ ]

g)
Black mates in 3.
Tigran Gharamian vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Belfort, 6/8/2012
8/1R6/4p1B1/4kpp1/8/3n1KPP/2r2P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne1+ Ke3 f4+ ]


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