Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andor Lilienthal.
White 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)
White Mates in 4. Lilienthal vs Meir Romm, Paris, 1930
3r1bN1/3p1p1p/pp6/5k2/5P2/P7/1P2PPBq/R2R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Rd5+ if Kxf4 e3+ ]



b) White Mates in 3. Lilienthal vs Vera Menchik, Hastings, 1933
r3r2k/4b2B/pn3p2/q1p4R/6b1/4P3/PPQ1NPPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1



c) White Mates in 3. Lilienthal vs Erich Eliskases, Ujpest, 1934
4N1nk/p5R1/4b2p/3pPp1Q/2pB1P1K/2P3PP/7r/2q5 w - - 0 1

d)
Black to move and win. Rafael Domenech vs Lilienthal, Sitges, 1934
4r1k1/p6p/3p1np1/3P1p2/1P3P2/2R2Q1P/6P1/4qB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 ]

e)
Black Mates in 2. Nicolas Ticoulat vs Lilienthal, Sitges, 1934
r3k2r/1Bp2ppp/8/4q1b1/pP1n4/P1KP3P/1BP5/R2Q3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb5+ ]

Lilienthal Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.


a) White Mates in 3. Lilienthal vs Abram Khavin, Moscow, 1944
5rk1/5b1p/6pP/3p4/Bp3Q2/1P3R2/1qr2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

b)
Black to move and win. Yury Solntsev vs Lilienthal, Moscow, 1946
r1b3k1/pp3ppp/1b6/1N1p3r/3Bn3/3BPPPq/PP2Q2P/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3 ]

c)
Lilienthal vs Isaak Boleslavsky, Parnu, 1947
3r4/2p1r1p1/1p2Pn1k/pN1PR2p/2P5/8/PP2K1R1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nd4 if g6 Nc6 or if Ree8 Nf5+ Kh7 Rxg7+ w/Rxc7 ]

d)
Lilienthal vs Yakov Estrin, Moscow, 1955
2r2nk1/4bpp1/pqn1p2p/1p2P3/4BB2/P4N2/1P3PPP/2RQ2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 if Qd8 Qxd8 or if Qb7 Nd4 ]

e)
Lilienthal vs Bukhuti Gurgenidze, Moscow, 1964
3r2k1/pp1q1pp1/1n2p2P/4P3/3rB3/P7/3Q1PP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg5 ]

f)
Black to move and win. Jan Adamski vs Lilienthal, Baku, 1964
r1r3k1/pp3pbp/8/6Pp/1QbP4/2N1Bq1P/PP3P2/2R1K1R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 if Bxd4 Re8+ mates or if Kd2 Bxe3+ mates ]

g)
Lilienthal vs Ladislav Alster, Decin, 1977
r2r4/1b2q1kp/3p1np1/pNp1p1N1/P7/8/1PPQ1PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 ]

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