Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Tomasz Markowski.
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)
Markowski vs Krzysztof Jurkiewicz, Bielsko-Biala, 1991
1k6/3r2r1/Ppp5/1Pqn1p1p/4p1nB/1B4P1/5P2/2QRR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc5 w/bxc6 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Markowski vs Robert Kempinski, Czestochowa, 1992
6Q1/8/q2p1k2/2pBp3/8/8/5P2/r4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ Kg5 f4+ Kh5 Bf7+ ]

c)
Markowski vs Alexander Kalinin, Katewice, 1993
8/3q2kp/p2B1bp1/1ppB4/5Qb1/P1PP4/1P5P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf8+ Kxf8 Qxf6+ Ke8 Bc6 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Markowski vs Alexander Sokalsky, Kotawice, 1993
5k2/8/1p1p4/1b1PnN2/4P2p/1B5P/5qP1/2Q4K w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ Ke8 Qe6+ Kd8 Qe7+ ]

e)
Markowski vs Ralf Akesson, London, 1994
r2r4/2n2bk1/1q1p1p2/p6p/4P2P/1P2NPPB/P2Q3K/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ Kf8 Qh6+ Ke8 Qxf6 & if Rd7 Qh8+ mates ]

f)
Markowski vs Aleksander Wojtkiewicz, Kotowice, 1995
2r2n2/p1q1Q1bk/1p2R1pp/5p2/1PPB4/P2P4/5PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be5 ]

g)
Markowski vs Yge Visser, Groningen, 1997
7k/2p1q2p/1nPpb3/r7/4Pp2/2N2N1P/P3QK2/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 w/Qb2+ ]



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