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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Borislav Milic.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 4.
Borislav Milic vs Oleg Neikirch, Novi Sad, 1945
3r4/pk3pq1/Nb2p2p/3n4/2QP4/6P1/1P3PBP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc1 Qxd4 Qc6+ Kxa6 Ra1+ Qa4 Rxa4# ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Borislav Milic vs Borko Simonovic, Zagreb, 1946
7k/1q3r1p/1b1p1p1P/3PpBp1/2P3P1/8/5PK1/RQ6 w - - 1 0
[ Qxb6 if Qxb6 Ra8+ or if Qe7 Qb8+ Rf8 Ra8 ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Srecko Nedeljkovic vs Borislav Milic, Ljubljana, 1951
3B4/R2P4/3bkp1p/5Nn1/P3p3/8/1r6/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Borislav Milic vs Rajko Bogdanovic, Belgrade, 1952
r1b2r1k/p1n1Nppp/q2Np3/8/8/4BQ2/Pb3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7 if Bb7 Qg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Borislav Milic vs Dragoslav Andric, Belgrade, 1952
8/7R/3q2p1/p3ppk1/P2bP1P1/5QK1/2r2P2/6N1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh3+ Kf6 g5+ Ke6 Qb3+ ]

Borislav Milic puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Borislav Milic vs Anton Prajnfalk, Zagreb, 1953
6k1/2q1bppp/2n1b3/p1ppp1N1/P3n3/2PPN2P/2BB1PP1/1Q4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6 if Nxd2 Nxc7 ]

b)
Robert Wade vs Borislav Milic, Opatija, 1953
r2r4/p3kp2/1bp1p2p/4np2/8/2N1P1P1/PP1N1P1P/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Miroslav Filip vs Borislav Milic, Zagreb, 1955
5rk1/pR6/3Q4/2pPnp1p/P3p2q/4P1N1/5Pp1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Kxg2 Qh2+ Kf1 Qg1+ ]

d)
Raaphi Persitz vs Borislav Milic, Ljubljana, 1955
rr2q1k1/3b1ppp/1pn1p3/1B1p4/N2Pn3/1Q3N2/PP3PPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Na5 if Bxd7 Nxb3 Bxe8 Nxc1 ]

e)
Borislav Milic vs Kazimierz Plater, Krynica, 1956
r5k1/1p1r2bp/1B1ppnp1/p4q2/P4P2/1P3B1P/1P1Q2P1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 ]

Borislav Milic puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Back mates in 3.
Tadeusz Gniot vs Borislav Milic, Krynica, 1956
6k1/2R3pp/p1Q1pp2/1p6/6K1/P4PP1/1P1r3P/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...h5+ if Kxh5 Qh3+ or if Kf4 g5+ ]

b)
Borislav Milic vs Mato Damjanovic, Sarajevo, 1961
4qb2/5rpk/p4R1p/1p5N/2pB4/P1Pn2QP/1P4P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Kg8 Rxf7 Qxf7 Nf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Borislav Milic vs Janos Flesch, Belgrade, 1965
6k1/6Pp/2Q5/p1n1pq1P/4p1N1/6RK/PP1r4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ Kxg7 h6# ]

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