Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Robert Markus.
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 4.
Robert Markus vs William Paschall, Nova Gorica, 2005
r4rk1/p1p2nb1/1p1p1qB1/3Pp1p1/2P2nP1/2N1B3/PPQ4R/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Kh8 Bg8+ ]

b)
Goran Arsovic vs Robert Markus, Zlatibor, 2008
4r1k1/5pbp/q2p2p1/p2P4/1p1N4/1P1n2PP/PB1Q1P2/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxb2 Qxb2 Re4 ]

c)
White Mates in 5.
Robert Markus vs Borki Predojevic, Zupanja, 2009
4rk2/q1br1p1B/p3pp2/3b4/Pp1P2Q1/4N3/1P3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 ]

d)
Robert Markus vs Balazs Szuk, Hungary, 2010
r1r3k1/p4qb1/4b2p/1ppn1pp1/1P6/1B3NPP/5BP1/1R1QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 ]

e)
Sinisa Drazic vs Robert Markus, Vrnjacka Banja, 2010
2qr2k1/1p4bp/4r1p1/Q2p1p2/Pp3P2/1P1RB1PP/6B1/1N4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 Rxe3 Bd4 if Kf2 Qc2+ ]



Robert Markus Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Robert Markus vs Tomislav Vukelic, Bol, 2011
r1b3k1/1p2rp1p/3q2p1/8/2Bn4/1pN5/PP4PP/2RQ1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 ]

b)
Robert Markus vs Alin Berescu, Skopje, 2012
r3r1k1/5pp1/2p2q1p/1p2nb2/1P6/4P1Q1/1BB2PPP/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ e4 if Bg4 Bxe5 or if Bh7 f4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Robert Markus vs Vladica Andrejic, Valjevo, 2012
4r1k1/1pq1r3/2p2pb1/3p4/p1nP1NB1/P3PP2/1P5Q/4R1KR w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kf7 Rh7+ Bxh7 Qxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Robert Markus vs Oliver Mihok, Hungary, 2013
2Nn4/1p2Qp2/p1k3p1/3p4/3P4/P7/1P2r3/3KB2q w - - 1 0
[ Na7+ Kb6 Qc5# ]

e)
Moawia Ahmed Holi Ali vs Robert Markus, Tromsoe, 2014
4r1k1/pp3p2/6p1/6Pp/1QR1bq2/4pN2/P3P2P/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3+ ]

Robert Markus Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Robert Markus vs Benjamin Gledura, Hungary, 2014
6k1/r1n2ppp/p1P5/3Nn3/B7/6P1/P5KP/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rb1 if Nb5 c7 or if h6 Rb8+ Kh7 Rb7 ]

b)
Robert Markus vs Attila Kiss, Hungary, 2015
4r1k1/3n1p1n/pp1p2p1/4P1Pp/P1Br1P1P/8/1P3N2/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 if fxe6 Bxe6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Robert Markus vs Mert Erdogdu, Kocaeli, 2017
7R/1p2rp2/1q3kp1/1p5Q/1b1Pp3/4P1PB/5P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh4+ Kg7 2.Rf8 ]


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