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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hans Kmoch.
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)
Hans Kmoch vs Ernst Gruenfeld, Debrecen, 1925
6k1/2q3p1/P1bR3p/r7/2PQp3/4P2P/6P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6 if Qxc6 Qd8+ ]

b)
Vladimir Vukovic vs Hans Kmoch, Debrecen, 1925
4r1k1/5pp1/p3b2p/2n1N3/1bB1p3/q3P3/2R1KPPP/3Q3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4+ if Nxc4 Qd4+ or if Rxc4 Rxe5 Qc2 Qd3+ ]

c)
Hans Kmoch vs Edgard Colle, Budapest, 1926
r1b5/p3b2p/1p1p1k2/1NpP1n2/2P3B1/P2N4/1P5P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 if Rb8 Ne6 ]

d)
Hans Kmoch vs Mario Monticelli, Budapest, 1926
2b1r2k/p4qpp/1p6/n1pNR3/2P2PP1/2PB1Q2/7P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe4 ]

e)
Hans Kmoch vs Sigmund Beutum, Vienna, 1928
2kr1br1/pp3p2/3nbp1p/q2p4/4P2N/2NB2P1/PPQ4P/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5+ Kb8 b4 if Qa3 Qc7+ ]

f)
White mates in 3.
Hans Kmoch vs Baldur Hoenlinger, Vienna, 1928
r4k2/pp1R1n1r/2p1RQ2/q6p/7P/6P1/PPP3P1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ if Rxf7 Qh8# or if Kg8 Qg6+ ]

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