Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Gerald Hertneck.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.


a)
White Mates in 6. Hertneck vs Antonio Ferreira, Ravenna, 1983
r2q1r1b/ppn1pk2/2p2p1P/3pP3/3P4/8/PPPBQPP1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ e6+ Nxe6 Qh5+ Kg8 h7+ Kg7 Bh6+ Kxh7 Bd2+ Kg8 Qh7# ]

b)
Hertneck vs Gilbert Volpert, Marktredwitz, 1984
r4rk1/p4ppp/1p1Nnq2/3Q4/1P3P2/6P1/P6P/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ f5 if Ng5 h4 ]

c)
Hertneck vs Wolfgang Eisenmann, Munich, 1985
r1b2rk1/p1nq2p1/1p1b3p/2p2p2/2NP1P1B/2PB4/P3Q1PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd6 if g5 Bc4+ ]

d)
Hertneck vs Rainer Schmidt, Dortmund, 1988
5r2/1b2qpkp/1n2n1pN/p3P1P1/1prp2BQ/4BR2/PP2P2P/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ w/Qh6+ & Bxf5 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Hertneck vs Peter Rahls, Germany, 1989
r3nrk1/1q4p1/p2p1p2/1ppPnN1Q/P1B1P2R/8/1PP3PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be2 g6 Qh8+ Kf7 Rh7+ Ng7 Rxg7+ ]



Hertneck Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Hertneck vs Marc Santo-Roman, Europe, 1991
r1b1k1r1/1pPn2b1/5q2/1N1P1pp1/4p3/Q3P1B1/pP3PP1/K2BR3 w - - 0 1
[ Bh5+ Qf7 Nd6+ Ke7 Nxc8+ Kf6 Qd6+ Qe6 Qxe6# ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Hertneck vs Vitali Golod, Bad Wiessee, 2000
5rk1/p2b2bR/4p1p1/qp1nPpB1/2rPQ3/1B3P2/P3NKP1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qh4 ]

c)
Hertneck vs Ante Jurkovic, Aschach, 2003
1R6/r5p1/2krbp2/p3p3/P1p1P1P1/2P4P/8/2KR1B2 w - - 0 1
[ Rb6+ ]

d)
Hertneck vs Martin Grundherr, Austria, 2003
2r1r2k/2bq2pp/1p3pb1/p1nP1N2/P5PP/4BQ2/5PB1/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc5 if bxc5 d6 & Rb7 ]

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