Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ferdinand Hellers.
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)
Hellers vs Holmes Alfonso Romero, Groningen, 1984
3q2k1/pr3pb1/4p1p1/2QN2Pp/3N1Pb1/2P5/PP1R2P1/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 w/Nde7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Hellers vs Jeroen Piket, Amsterdam, 1985
r1b2n2/2q3rk/p3p2n/1p3p1P/4N3/PN1B1P2/1PPQ4/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kh8 Qxh6+ Nh7 Qxh7+ Rxh7 Rg8# ]

c)
Black to move and win. AE Mousa vs Hellers, Baguio, 1987
2r2bk1/5p1p/4p1p1/1p2P3/2q2P2/P3B3/3R2PP/Q6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc1+ ]

d)
Hellers vs Viktor Kupreichik, Esbjerg, 1988
4r3/1p2ppk1/1q1n2p1/p2r4/8/3B2Q1/PPP3PP/4RR1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6 if fxg6 Re6 ]



e) White Mates in 3. Hellers vs Eric Lobron, Salonika, 1988
8/4Kp2/P5k1/1P1Q4/r3p1P1/8/7P/r7 w - - 0 1



Hellers Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Hellers vs Lev Polugaevsky, Haninge, 1989
2b1k3/r3b2p/p2RpQpq/1p3p2/2n5/2N2B2/PPP1R1PP/4K3 w - - 0 1
[ Bc6+ if Bd7 Rdxe6 or if Rd7 Rexe6 ]

b)
Hellers vs Michael Valvo, New York, 1990
4kn2/3r4/pp4p1/5pP1/2B1rP2/1P1R4/P2K4/7R w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 if Rxf4 Bc6 Rf2+ Kc3 Rxa2 (if Re2 Rh8) Bxd7 w/Re1+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. Josif Dorfman vs Hellers, Amsterdam, 1990
7k/1pp1qbpp/5p2/1Pn5/3pPP2/r1rP2P1/3Q1R1P/1RN2B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 if dxe4 Qe4+ ]

d)
White Mates in 8. Hellers vs Klaus Berg, Copenhagen, 1991
2r1kb1R/p4p1R/4p1p1/1p2P1B1/8/1P4P1/1Pr2PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Kd7 Rhxf7+ Kc6 Rxc8+ Kb6 Rxc2 ]

e)
White Mates in 10. Hellers vs Miso Cebalo, Herning, 1991
2r1rbk1/1pq3pp/p1b3P1/8/1P2N3/2B2QR1/1PP4P/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kh8 Rh3 h6 Rxh6+ gxh6 Nxe8+ ]

f)
Hellers vs Ian Rogers, Malme, 1993
r3kb1r/5ppb/p3pn1p/qp2N3/3B1NP1/2P1Q3/PP3P1P/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Qxe6# ]

g)
White Mates in 4. Hellers vs Curt Hansen, Malme, 1997
2r2r2/p4p1k/1pn1pP1p/n2pP3/q2p2PN/2P5/2PQ3P/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf5 exf5 Nxf5 ]

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