Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Robert Huebner.
Black 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)
Georg Hodakowsky vs Huebner, Bad Aibling, 1965
5r1k/pp1R2rp/1bp3p1/4q3/P1P1B1Q1/1P3PPK/8/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...h5 Qh4 Rxd7 Rxd7 Qe6+ ]

b)
Hans Ree vs Huebner, Krefeld, 1967
r1b1r1k1/pp4pp/2pp2n1/1P4q1/2PPN3/4P2P/P1QRB1P1/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 if Qxe4 Bf5 ]

c)
Borislav Ivkov vs Huebner, Palma de Majorca, 1970
6k1/5pp1/5n2/3np2p/P5PP/1Q6/1P6/2r2BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg4 if Qxd5 Rxf8+ or if a5 Nde3 ]

d)
Zoltan Ribli vs Huebner, Sombor, 1970
r4rk1/1pp2ppp/4q3/2P2b2/p4n2/2P1BR2/PP1QB1PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe2 Qxe2 Bg4 ]

e)
Kick Langeweg vs Huebner, Wijk aan Zee, 1971
2rqkr2/1b3pbQ/p2p2p1/1pn1p3/4PPP1/1B2B2P/PPPN4/R3K2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxb3 Nxb3 Bf6 w/...Rh8 ]



Huebner Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Huebner vs Jonathan Penrose, Cheltenham, 1971
8/4r2p/2R3p1/k3Np2/n4P2/6P1/4P3/4K3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 w/Nc6+ ]

b)
Huebner vs Frans Kuijpers, Wijk aan Zee, 1971
1r2bk2/5pp1/7p/3p4/Pq3nN1/2Q2R1P/2B2PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe5 ]

c)
Huebner vs Raymond Keene, Vienna, 1972
2r5/4ppk1/2p2bp1/q1P4p/1N1r3P/PQ3R2/1P2RPP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7 if Bxe7 Rxf7+ Kh8 Qe3 or if Rd5 Rxf7+ Kxf7 Nxd5 w/Qxd5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Huebner vs Julio Kaplan, Houston, 1974
1Q6/6kp/3N4/1B1Pp3/R3P3/K4b2/1r6/2q5 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ Kf7 (if Kg6 Qg8+ or if Kf6 Qh8+) Qe8+ Kf6 Qe7+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Ragnar Hoen vs Huebner, Oslo, 1974
6k1/p4rbp/b7/3p3q/3P4/4B3/P2Q1N1P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5 if dxe5 Rg7+ ]

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Huebner Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Lajos Portisch vs Huebner, Bugojno, 1978
8/1b3rpk/1p1qp3/8/3Pp3/4P1Pr/2QBB3/2R1K1R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Huebner vs Helmut Pfleger, Germany, 1981
5r2/5pk1/p2R2p1/q3p2p/1pP3nP/1P1Q2P1/P7/1K3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ if Kh7 Rxg4+ or if Kh8 Qf5 or if fxg6 Qd7+ ]

c)
Huebner vs John Nunn, Johannesburg, 1981
5r1k/3RQ1bp/2p3p1/p3q3/2P1p3/1P2B2P/P4P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ Bxf8 Bd4 ]

d)
Huebner vs Vassily Smyslov, Velden, 1983
5r2/p5bk/3p2p1/3n4/Q7/4B1Pq/1P3P2/2RB2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg4 if Rf4 Qxf4 ]

e)
Black Mates in 6. Pastor Manuel Rivas vs Huebner, Linares, 1985
2r5/p3kpQ1/1p2p1p1/4R1P1/3q4/2r2PK1/8/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3+ Kxf3 Rc3+ Kg2 Qd2+ ]

Huebner Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Huebner vs Gennadi Sosonko, Brussels, 1987
3q1r2/pp1bppkp/3p1np1/8/2rN2P1/2N1QP2/PPP5/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ w/Ne4 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Volker Wolf vs Huebner, Germany, 1987
2r5/1kq3p1/pn1pp3/1p2n1P1/1P2P3/P1N3QR/2P1B3/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Na4 ]

Huebner Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
c)
Huebner vs Andreas Ostl, Germany, 1987
1kr4r/qp2bp2/2nppp2/1Q5p/N1R1PP2/P7/1P2B1PP/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Nb6 ]

d)
Black Mates in 5. Predrag Nikolic vs Huebner, Barcelona, 1989
3r2k1/2p1Pppp/8/p1N5/2R1QP2/1P2n2P/3q2P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Kh2 Ng4+ hxg4 Qh4+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 5. Michael Adams vs Huebner, Dortmund, 1992
8/2PP4/6k1/8/4b1p1/p3P1P1/P6r/2R1KBr1 b - - 0 1
[ ..Bf3 Rc6+ Kh7 Rc2 Rxc2 d8/Q Re2+ ]

Huebner Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Huebner vs Lucas Brunner, Moscow, 1994
1rqn3k/6pp/1pn5/4P3/1P2bNP1/1Q2N3/4BR1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ hxg6 Rf8+ Kh7 Qg8+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. Christopher Lutz vs Huebner, Garmisch Partenkirchen, 1994
8/pk3r1p/6p1/3N2R1/2P3P1/PK6/1P6/5n2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd2+ w/...Nf3 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Dirk Mirschinka vs Huebner, Germany, 1997
3r2k1/6p1/1N3p2/p2p2q1/P2Pr3/3Q2P1/1P3P1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re6 if Qb5 Rb8 ]

d)
Huebner vs Joerg Hickl, Altenkirchen, 1999
r3r1k1/pb2qppp/1n1p4/1Q2p3/1p4P1/6NP/PPP2PB1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 Qc7 Bxb7 Qxb7 Nxd6 ]

e)
Huebner vs Ioannis Nikolaidis, Corfu, 1999
r4rk1/2pq2bp/p2pp3/5n2/2pP4/2N1B2P/PP4Q1/2K2RR1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5 exf5 (if Rxf5 Qxa8+) Bh6 f4 Bxg7 ]

Huebner Puzzles, Part VI. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Anatoly Karpov vs Huebner, Germany, 2002
r3k2r/3qbpp1/p4np1/1p2n3/3p4/1B2PPP1/PP1BN1KP/2RQ3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ if Kf2 Nd3+ or if Kg1 Nxf3+ Kf2 Nxh2 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Olivier Touzane vs Huebner, Leipzig, 2002
3r1k2/5pp1/5b2/2RP3P/8/1Pp5/r1B1R1K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re8 if Rf2 Bd4 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Mikhail Umansky vs Huebner, Switzerland, 2002
4r1k1/p2q1ppp/n2p1b2/2r2N2/4P3/2B2QP1/P4P1P/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 if Rxc3 Rxf5 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Huebner vs Ivan Sokolov, Germany, 2004
8/nq4rk/7p/8/6Q1/8/6RP/5B1K w - - 0 1
[ Qf5+ Kg8 Bc4+ Kh8 Qf8+ ]

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