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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Michal Krasenkow.
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)
White mates in 2.
Michal Krasenkow vs Sergey Kalinitschew, URS, 1985
1rq4k/3R1Rp1/3p3p/3Bp3/2N5/1r3nPK/3Q3P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

b)
Michal Krasenkow vs Johannes Van Mil, Lillafured, 1989
1b2rrk1/1p4p1/1Ppp3p/3Pnp2/2P2N2/2B1Pq1P/4Q3/R5RK w - - 1 0
[ Qxf3 Nxf3 Rxg7+ mates ]

c)
Johannes Van Mil vs Michal Krasenkow, Budapest, 1989
2Rb3r/p2k2pp/1p6/3r4/8/8/P2BKPPP/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2+ Kxd2 Bg5+ ]

d)
Michal Krasenkow vs Erik Chaplin, Paris, 1990
4r3/1p2q1k1/2p1bpp1/r4pNp/p1pPPQ1P/P1P5/1P3PP1/2KRR3 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6+ Qxe6 Qc7+ ]

e)
Bernd Baum vs Michal Krasenkow, Vienna, 1990
1k2r3/2p3p1/3rP2p/1p3n2/p3B1n1/2B3P1/PP1R1P2/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf2 if Rxf2 Rxd1+ mates or if Rxd6 Nxd6 ]

Michal Krasenkow puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Michal Krasenkow vs Helmuth Luik, Jyvaskyla, 1991
5rk1/5Rbp/1p2p1P1/nP2p3/1qPrN2B/8/5QPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 if Rxf7 Qxf7+ Kh8 Bf6 or if Bxf6 Nxf6+ ]

b)
Michal Krasenkow vs Karol Pinkas, Mikolajki, 1991
6k1/2q2p2/1pP2p1p/1b2pB2/8/6P1/5P1P/3Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg4+ if Kh8 Qb4 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Michal Krasenkow vs Vladimir Georgiev, Cappelle la Grande, 1992
r5r1/pppb1knQ/n2p2R1/3Pp1P1/2P3q1/2NB4/PP1R1PP1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Rxg7 Bg6+ if Kf8 Qh8+ ]

d)
Michal Krasenkow vs Christoph Nogly, Dortmund, 1992
2r5/5kpp/p3p3/2pb1p2/q7/4QP1P/6P1/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Rb7+ Kf6 Qe7+ ]

e)
Michal Krasenkow vs Roman Slobodjan, Dortmund, 1992
3q2rk/1p3p1p/p2ppPp1/2r3Q1/3nP3/2N4R/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Qf8 Qh4 ]

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Michal Krasenkow puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Michal Krasenkow vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Moscow, 1992
r1br3k/pp2qp1p/2p4N/5p2/2PP4/8/PP1Q1P1P/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe2 if Qxe2 Nxf7# or if Re8 Qxe7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Michal Krasenkow vs Anatoli Shvedchikov, Povedniki, 1992
2r3k1/1b3p1p/6p1/q1r1Q3/1p6/1B2B2P/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Rd7+ or if Kf8 Bh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Michal Krasenkow vs Piotr Bartosik, Katowice, 1993
5r1k/2p1q2r/3p2Q1/p1pP4/2P1Nb2/7R/PP3P2/3K2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6 if Rxh3 Qg8+ ]

d)
Michal Krasenkow vs Valeri Yandemirov, Katowice, 1993
4k3/pb2np2/1p1Q3R/1r2P3/5P2/8/P3N1q1/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Ng8 Rxg8+ Qxg8 Qb8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Michal Krasenkow vs Andrei Obodchuk, Pardubice, 1993
r5rk/ppp3b1/3p2PB/3PpqQ1/2P3b1/3p4/PP3P2/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ Kxg7 Rh7+ ]

Michal Krasenkow puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Michal Krasenkow vs Oleg Nikolenko, Lubniewice, 1994
r3r3/ppp4p/2bq2Nk/8/1PP5/P1B3Q1/6PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4+ Kxg6 Qg4+ ]

b)
Michal Krasenkow vs Ziaur Rahman, Dhaka, 1995
R7/4qppk/1p1r3p/4p3/1pBbP2P/1P3QP1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf5+ if g6 Qc8 or if Rg6 h5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Michal Krasenkow vs Stellan Brynell, Copenhagen, 1996
r2q3k/5R1p/p2Np1p1/1p1bP3/3P1Q2/6P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8 if Qxe8 Qf6+ ]

d)
Michal Krasenkow vs Joerg Hickl, Jakarta, 1996
3r2k1/2Q2ppp/p1p2n2/2P1p3/2BqP3/8/5PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5 if Rf8 Qxf7+ mates ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Michal Krasenkow vs Piotr Bobras, Glogow, 2001
6k1/p4nP1/7Q/3P1p2/8/1P3r2/P3q3/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ ]

f)
Michal Krasenkow vs Krum Georgiev, Kavala, 2001
7k/1p3qbp/p2p3r/3Pp2P/1P2N3/P4rQ1/8/4K1RR w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 ]

g)
White mates in 4.
Michal Krasenkow vs Alexei Fedorov, Leon, 2001
5R2/1p4kp/r2p4/P1pPq1r1/5Q2/5RP1/8/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ if Kh6 Qh4+ Rh5 Rf6+ ]


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