Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ramon Mateo.
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)
Ramon Mateo vs Dario Alzate, Lucerne, 1982
3br1k1/1N4p1/p1Q2n2/1p1q4/4B3/2PP3P/3BKP2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe8+ ]

b)
Ramon Mateo vs Carlos Reyes Najera, Lucerne, 1982
1B6/1p2p1k1/3nP1p1/1P4P1/3bpP2/1B6/8/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd6 ]

c)
Ramon Mateo vs Plinio Pazos Gambarrotti, Dubai, 1986
2b2rk1/1p3p1p/p2p2p1/4b3/5Q2/qBn2P1P/2P2BP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5 dxe5 Qxe5 Nb5 Bc5 Qa5 Bxf8 Kxf8 Qh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Ramon Mateo vs Jaco Nelson, San Sebastian, 1999
1r2kr2/7p/3P1RpP/p2Bp3/4P3/2p1B3/2P5/2K2b2 w - - 1 0
[ Bc6+ ]

e)
Ramon Mateo vs Roberto Griffa, Genoa, 2004
1k2rb2/ppp2p1p/5np1/q7/8/2P1B2P/PPB2PP1/4RQK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4 ]



Ramon Mateo Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Ramon Mateo vs Yvain Bruned, Balaguer, 2005
2b1r1k1/Q4R2/4p1p1/p2pq1Np/1p5P/1P4P1/P4P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ ]

b)
Ramon Mateo vs Joseph Ryan, Andratx, 2007
1r2r1k1/1p2ppqp/p2pb1p1/2nN4/2P5/PP2R1P1/3QPPBP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe7+ Kf8 Qxd6 if Qb2 Nc6+ ]

c)
Ramon Mateo vs Valerie Maupin, Cappelle la Grande, 2014
r2r2k1/5pp1/2q2b1p/2pb4/8/1P1BNQ1P/4RPP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 Qxd5 Qxd5 Rxd5 Re8+ ]

d)
Valentin Lukov vs Ramon Mateo, Rio Gallegos, 1986
6k1/p4p2/bp5p/2q5/5P2/1P1p2P1/P2Q2BP/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc1+ Qxc1 d2+ ]

e)
Hans-Georg Kleinhenz vs Ramon Mateo, Biel, 2000
5r1k/pb3Pp1/1p4np/6q1/3r4/P1N4Q/BP3PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2 ]

f)
Juan Paredes Sanchez vs Ramon Mateo, Andorra, 2002
3r2k1/5ppp/1q2p3/p1b1P3/P4P2/1bNB2Q1/1P4PP/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be3 if Re1 Bf2 ]

g)
Veselin Georgiev vs Ramon Mateo, Bled, 2002
6k1/6p1/8/R4n1P/2r2B2/p5P1/1r2R3/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf4+ ]


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