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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Borislav Ivkov.
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)
Borislav Ivkov vs Erwin Nievergelt, Belgrade, 1954
2q2rk1/4bppp/r1n1p3/p7/2nP4/1R3B1P/P3NPP1/2BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc3 if Nb4 Qb3 or if Nd6 Qa4 ]

b)
Borislav Ivkov vs Carlos Guimard, Buenos Aires, 1955
2br2R1/p3kp1Q/2n1p3/2P5/3p1P2/P7/1P2q3/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4+ Kd7 Rxd8+ if Nxd8 Rxd4+ mates ]

e)
Borislav Ivkov vs Heinz Lehmann, Germany, 1955
2r3k1/4Pbpp/p3N3/1p1p4/7P/1P6/P4RP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd8 ]

b)
Borislav Ivkov vs Bernardo Wexler, Buenos Aires, 1960
8/p3rppk/1p5p/n3q3/4r3/Q1R1P2P/P3NPP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng3 if Rh4 Nf5 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Borislav Ivkov vs Lajos Portisch, Bled, 1961
r3b3/pN2R3/2k5/3p1n2/P2p1B2/2P5/2P2PrP/R2K4 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7+ Kb6 Rb1+ Ka6 Rc6+ Bxc6 Nc5+ ]

Borislav Ivkov puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Borislav vkov vs Levente Lengyel, Belgrade, 1962
2Q1b3/4pk1p/p4p1B/3P2p1/4P2P/5P2/q5PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ h5 ]

b)
Borislav Ivkov vs Robert Wade, Habana, 1965
2r3k1/r1B2pp1/2R1p2p/1P1p4/pp1PnP1n/1N2P2P/1P4P1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ b6 if Rb7 Na5 ]

c)
Borislav Ivkov vs Zvonimir Mestrovic, Kraljevo, 1967
6rk/pp3Qbp/4pBp1/1q1pP3/8/8/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc1 if Qe8 Bxg7+ ]

d)
Borislav Ivkov vs Stefano Tatai, Amsterdam, 1969
r4k2/p2R1ppp/1p6/1N6/6n1/1P4P1/P3rP1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc7 if Rc8 Rd8+ Rxd8 Rxd8+ Ke7 Re8+ ]

e)
Borislav Ivkov vs Laszlo Vadasz, Vrnjacka Banja, 1971
1r1q1rk1/Q2n1p1p/3N2p1/p2Nb3/P7/7P/5PP1/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb8 if Qxb8 Ne7+ Kg7 Qxd7 or if Nxb8 Ne7+ Kg7 Ndf5+ ]

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