"Chess Olympiads" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 1927 London Chess Olympiad.
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 2.
Richard Reti vs Massimiliano Romi, London, 1927
1nbr2k1/1p1qQ1pp/p7/5p2/4pP2/1P2P3/PB2B1PP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Henri Weenink vs Hans Kmoch, London, 1927
r5n1/ppp1q3/2bp2kp/5rP1/3Qp3/2N5/PPP1B3/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bh5+ if Kxg5 Rdg1+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Geza Maroczy vs Vladimir Vukovic, London, 1927
2r1kbr1/pn2p1p1/2p1P1Np/B2p2p1/2pP4/2N3P1/PP1R4/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rdf2 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Massimiliano Romi vs Gerard Kroone, London, 1927
2k5/5q1p/p5p1/2p1n3/Pp1p3Q/1P1P4/1BPbK1bP/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3+ Kxd2 Qe3+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Max Euwe vs Orla Krause, London, 1927
4k3/3r3p/1P1p4/3Q1p2/2P1p3/R5P1/1q5P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ if Kf8 Ra8+ ]

Chess puzzles of the 1927 London Chess Olympiad, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Johannes Terho vs Carl Ruben, London, 1927
6k1/pp3pp1/2p1r3/3p4/3P4/2PB2nP/PPQ2KPq/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh1+ if Rxh1 or Kf1 Qf4+ ]

b)
White mates in 8.
Luis Palau vs Jan Willem Te Kolste, London, 1927
rnbq3r/pp4bR/2p2pk1/3pp3/3P4/2N1PNP1/PPP2PP1/R2QK3 w Q - 0 1
[ Nxe5+ if Kxh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qf7+ Kh7 Kd2 ]

c)
Erik Anderson vs Carl Carls, London, 1927
q1r2k2/p3p1rp/4Q3/3nN1p1/2pP1pP1/7P/P1R2P2/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd7+ Ke8 Qxd5 if Qxd5 Nf6+ ]

d)
Frederick Yates vs M Censer, London, 1927
r1qr2k1/pb2bp1p/1p2p1pB/2p1P2N/5Q2/8/PPP2PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kh8 Qh4 ]

e)
Richard Reti vs Andre Muffang, London, 1927
4r3/p6p/5kp1/2pPrb2/1qPQ4/1P6/P3R2P/4R2K w - c6 1 0
[ Qh4+ g5 Qh6+ Bg6 Rxe5 Rxe5 Qf8+ ]

f)
Willem Schelfhout vs Antonio Sacconi, London, 1927
3b4/5k2/p3p2p/1p4pn/1P6/Pn2P1B1/5PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb1 ]

g)
Henri Weenink vs Boris Kostic, London, 1927
5r1k/pppb2pp/2np1r1q/1B2p3/8/1QPPR3/P1PN1PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2 if Nf3 R8xf3 or if Nb1 Rf1+ mates ]


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