Here are some chess puzzles from the games of William Lombardy.
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)
Lombardy vs Ralph Hallerod, Toronto, 1957
r4rk1/pbp4p/1p1p2p1/8/1PPnnP1q/P1BB4/6PP/3QRRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe4 ]

b)
Lombardy vs R Dava, Helsinki, 1961
3r2k1/2Rb3p/3P2p1/1pQnqp2/4p2P/1NP3P1/5PBK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 ]



c) White Mates in 3. Lombardy vs Larry Kaufman, New York, 1972
1k6/b2q1r2/p2PQ1p1/4Bp1p/3P3P/6PK/6B1/8 w - - 0 1

d)
Lombardy vs Miguel Quinteros, Manila, 1973
2bk1r2/3n2p1/prq2bQp/1p1NpR2/6B1/8/PPP3PP/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 Rxf6 (if gxf6 Qg7) Qxg7 Re6 Qf7 ]

e)
Lombardy vs Stephen Basson, USA, 1973
2krb2r/1p2q3/p3p2p/3pPp2/P1pQ1N2/2P5/2P2PPP/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qa7 if Bc6 Ng6 ]

f)
Lombardy vs Heikki Westerinen, Lone Pine, 1978
1r2nr1k/p2q1p1p/4nPpQ/2p1PN2/2p1B3/P2p3P/1P4P1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf4 ]

g)
Lombardy vs Vincent McCambridge, Neskaupsstadur, 1984
2b5/p1p2rnk/1pP5/4qpQN/4pR2/2P4P/P3B3/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 if Be6 Nxg7 & Qh5+ mates or if Re7 Rh4 mates ]



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