Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Stefan Kristjansson.
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 3.
Stefan Kristjansson vs Morten Rasmussen, Copenhagen, 1999
n2n1r1k/4R2p/6pN/1ppP4/8/1PqB2QP/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ ]

b)
Stefan Kristjansson vs Martin Neubauer, Plovdiv, 2003
1nq2rk1/1r2pNbp/p1ppPpp1/8/2B5/4B2P/1pP2PP1/1R1QK2R w K - 1 0
[ Nxd6 exd6 e7+ ]

c)
Stefan Kristjansson vs Sigurdur Steindorsson, Reykjavik, 2004
rq2k2r/3b1ppp/3Qpn2/4n1B1/4P3/2N2P2/PPP3PP/2KR3R w kq - 1 0
[ Qxb8+ Rxb8 Bf4 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Stefan Kristjansson vs Bjoern Bente, Antalya, 2004
4k3/ppQb1n2/4p3/1q1pPp1B/3P3N/1P4P1/P4PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qb8+ ]

e)
Stefan Kristjansson vs Jon Vidarsson, Reykjavik, 2005
2r1kr2/1q1n1p1p/4p1p1/1p1pP3/3N1P2/2R1Q3/2P3KP/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Ra7 if Qxa7 Rxc8+ or if Qb8 Rxc8+ Qxc8 Qa3 ]



Stefan Kristjansson Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Stefan Kristjansson vs Torfi Leosson, Reykjavik, 2005
k6r/p1q1np2/4pNp1/2ppP2p/Q6P/2P3P1/P4P2/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 if a5 Nb6+ or if Rc8 Nb6+ ]

b)
Stefan Kristjansson vs Fabio Bruno, Warsaw, 2005
R2b2r1/4kp1p/p1r5/4pp2/2P5/4B3/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc1 if Rxc4 Ba3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Stefan Kristjansson vs Falko Bindrich, Budapest, 2005
1B6/1q4p1/1p2np2/4p3/PQPk3p/1P5P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd2+ Ke4 Qe2+ Kf5 Qg4# ]

d)
Stefan Kristjansson vs Dimitar Karapchanski, Hastings, 2005
3r1rk1/n3qpp1/2n1p2p/1bP1P3/p3Q1NP/PpBp2P1/1P3P2/1BR1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 exf6 ]

e)
Stefan Kristjansson vs Eduardo Galvez Dastin, Turin, 2006
r3k2r/pppnqppp/3b4/8/3Nn1b1/2N5/PPP1BPPP/R1BQK2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nxe4 Qxe4 f3 ]

Stefan Kristjansson Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Stefan Kristjansson vs Norbert Stull, Differdange, 2008
r3nrk1/pp3p1p/1qp1b1pQ/3p4/3P4/bP1B1NNP/5PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 Nf6 Nh5 if gxh5 Bxh7+ ]

b)
Stefan Kristjansson vs Egill Thordarsson, Reykjavik, 2009
r6r/pRnk1q2/2p1p1p1/2Ppp3/3P2P1/P3Q2P/5P2/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Rxc7+ Kxc7 Qxe5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Stefan Kristjansson vs Helgi Brynjarsson, Reykjavik, 2010
r1bq1r2/pppp1pp1/3b1k2/4p1Nn/1PB1P1QP/2PP4/P4P2/R1B1K3 w Q - 1 0
[ Nxf7 Ke7 Qxh5 g6 Qg5+ ]

d)
Stefan Kristjansson vs Baldur Kristinsson, Reykjavik, 2015
8/p1q2pk1/1p2n2p/3Q2p1/PbPN4/4B1PP/5P2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe6 if fxe6 Nxe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Stefan Kristjansson vs Mikael Karlsson, Reykjavik, 2016
r1b1kbr1/pp2n2p/4pBp1/q3N3/8/1B6/PP3PPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc8+ ]


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