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Here are some chess puzzles from the 1966 Olympiad in Habana.
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)
Jose Araiza Munoz vs Ahmed Hadri, Habana, 1966
2r2rk1/p3ppb1/1p3np1/3qN1B1/2RPp3/1Q2P3/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 if Rxc4 Bxg7 ]

b)
Rosendo Balinas vs Grigorios Bastas, Habana, 1966
r1r3k1/5pp1/4pn2/2q1N1R1/pp1R4/4QN2/bPP2P1P/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]

c)
Gedeon Barcza vs Alberic O'Kelly De Galway, Habana, 1966
r1b1r1k1/pp3p1p/5qpB/3p4/3b4/1Q4P1/PP3PBP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa4 ]

d)
Grigorios Bastas vs A Baca, Habana, 1966
r1b1rbk1/ppp2p2/3p1q1p/2n2NpQ/2P2P2/3B2B1/PP4PP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ fxg5 if Qxg5 Nxh6+ Qxh6 Qxf7+ or if hxg5 Nxd6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
+Ridha Belkadi vs Raymond Cassidy, Habana, 1966
1Q6/p4bkp/4q1p1/2Bn1p1n/2B2P2/3N4/6PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Kf6 Bd4+ Qe5 Bxe5+ Ke6 Nc5# ]

1966 Olympiad chess puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
A Benis vs Emanuel Morales, Habana, 1966
r6k/4b1pp/3p4/3Rpp2/1P2P3/q4P1P/P1Q3PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ra5 ]

b)
Bjorn Brinck-Claussen vs Cesar Boutteville, Habana, 1966
4rrk1/1p4pp/pn1bp3/3p2P1/3N1P1q/PP2P1nP/1B4B1/3QRRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf3 Qh5 Qd4 if Qf7 Qxb6 ]

c)
Bjorn Brinck-Claussen vs Jose Ortega Ruiz, Habana, 1966
3qnr1k/rb1n2p1/1p1P2p1/2b2p2/p1N2Q2/P5PB/1B3P1P/1R2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8 Rxe8 Qh6+ ]

d)
Guido Cappello vs Eugenio Larrain Cadaiz, Habana, 1966
r7/p1pq2rk/4b2p/1p1pQn2/3P1PB1/B1P5/P6K/R5R1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf5+ Bxf5 Rxg7+ Qxg7 Qxf5+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Eldis Cobo Arteaga vs Antoine Galeb, Habana, 1966
2b4r/Q4ppp/Bpk1pn2/2n4q/1p2P3/5N2/PP3PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5+ Kxb5 Nd4# ]

1966 Olympiad chess puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Salvador Diaz vs Joao Cordovil, Habana, 1966
7Q/p1p1b1B1/6r1/2p3kp/4Bp1q/7P/PPP2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6+ Rxh6 Qe5# ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Norbert Dietrich vs Gonzalo Hernandez, Habana, 1966
r5r1/1bq2ppk/p6p/3pPN2/1p6/6RQ/PPP1R1PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ ]

c)
Svein Johannessen vs Joaquim Durao, Habana, 1966
r4rk1/pp2p1bp/6p1/3p4/2PnNP2/2BQ3P/qP4PK/4RR2 w - - 1 0
[ Nd2 if e5 Ra1 or if dxc4 Qe4 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
George Kleopas vs Andre Tarazi, Habana, 1966
8/8/r7/1pr2p1R/3pbk2/1P1B4/2P1RKP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe4+ fxe4 g3+ Kg4 Be2# ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Norman Littlewood vs Rolf Roth, Habana, 1966
5r1k/p1p1R2p/5p2/1p6/q1BQ3P/8/PPb2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8 if Kg7 Rxf8 ]

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1966 Olympiad chess puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Aleksandar Matanovic vs Bjorn Brinck-Claussen, Habana, 1966
r1b2r1k/1pp3pp/5b2/p1q1Np2/2B5/1Q6/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ if hxg6 Qh3+ ]

b)
Antonio Medina-Garcia vs Edgar Walther, Habana, 1966
r3k2r/ppq2p1p/2p1pp1Q/3n4/3P2b1/5N2/PPP1BPPP/2KR3R w kq - 1 0
[ Qg7 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Juan Minaya vs Duncan Suttles, Habana, 1966
5rk1/7R/p2p4/2pP4/2P5/1p1Q1P2/1P4r1/qBK1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ if Kf7 Qh7+ ]

d)
Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren vs Renato Naranja, Habana, 1966
6k1/1b3ppp/2q2b2/1p2p3/4N1P1/1Pr3NP/5P2/3QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ if gxf6 Qd8+ mates ]

e)
Arturo Pomar Salamanca vs Martin Johansson, Habana, 1966
rnB3k1/6pp/pp6/5p2/3Pb3/P7/3B1P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ if Kh8 Bxf5 Bc6 d5 or if Kf8 Bb4+ ]

1966 Olympiad chess puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Carvalho Rego vs Earmon Keogh, Habana, 1966
4rr1Q/ppb2k1n/3p2q1/P1pP1bp1/2P1N3/1P4P1/1B5P/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg5+ if Qxg5 Qxh7+ or if Nxg5 Rxf5+ ]

b)
Joao Mario Ribeiro vs Trotzky Yepez, Habana, 1966
4r1k1/1p3ppp/p1n5/2P3q1/3Q1N2/6B1/PP4PP/R4bK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc3 if Be2 Re1 ]

c)
L Vyzantiadis vs Ridha Belkadi, Habana, 1966
r4r1k/6b1/p5pp/N1pn4/P2n1P2/2B2B2/q5PP/1R1QR2K w - - 1 0
[ Bxd4 Bxd4 Re2 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Leo Weiss vs Kuen Sin, Habana, 1966
2r3k1/1p1R1p1p/p1p1r1pB/P3P3/3Q4/6PP/8/1q3BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Re8 e6 ]

e)
Laszlo Witt vs K Mc Alpine, Habana, 1966
6k1/4qpp1/5n1p/3r4/1p6/3B1Q2/1PP3PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qxd5 Nxd5 Ra8+ Qf8 Bh7+ ]

1966 Olympiad chess puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lothar Zinn vs Gudmundur Sigurjonsson, Habana, 1966
2k4r/1p3pb1/5n1p/1PrpRP2/8/6B1/1PP3PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7 Kd8 Rxf7 if Rg8 Bh4 ]

b)
Juan Aguilar vs Christ Papapostolou, Habana, 1966
3r1rbk/1p2p1bp/2p1n2Q/p2qBp2/3P4/P4N2/1P2BPPP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe5 ]

c)
Bjarne Andersen vs Gudmundur Palmason, Habana, 1966
5rk1/p3q1pp/4N3/2rB1p2/1n6/8/Pb2QPPP/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc1 if Rxc1 Nxd5 Rc6 Rb8 or if Nxf8+ Nxd5 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
A Bakali vs Carlos Cuartas, Habana, 1966
2k4r/8/p3pQ2/Pp1pP1n1/1PpP4/2P2R2/2q2NP1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Nxh1 Qd1+ Kf2 Ne4+ ]

e)
Agathoclis Constantinou vs Jean-Philippe Martinez, Habana, 1966
r3r1k1/2p1bpp1/ppb1p3/4P2P/2P4B/3R1N2/PP3PP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 ]

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1966 Olympiad chess puzzles, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Salvador Diaz vs Luis Roux, Habana, 1966
2r3k1/p1Q2ppp/1p4q1/8/8/5N2/PPb2PPP/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh6+ ]

b)
Norbert Dietrich vs Michael Freeman, Habana, 1966
2r1r1k1/5ppp/p1Np1b2/2qP1P2/1pb1B1P1/7P/PPP2QK1/3RR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ Kxf2 Bh4+ Kf3 Bxe1 Rxe1 Bxd5 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Dolfi Drimer vs Gudmundur Sigurjonsson, Habana, 1966
6k1/5ppp/1b6/3p1P2/6n1/3pq1N1/1P1N2PP/Q6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Nd1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Fung Yee Wang vs Rosendo Balinas, Habana, 1966
8/Q4pk1/6pp/8/5n2/6P1/P1r2P1P/4qBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ ]

e)
Fung Yee Wang vs Rolf Roth, Habana, 1966
2r3k1/5pp1/bqr1pn1p/pNB1p3/4P3/2R2PP1/1PP1Q2P/3R1BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc5 Rxc5 Rxc5 if c4 Rxb5+ ]

1966 Olympiad chess puzzles, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Gunnar Gunnarsson vs Eddy Suwandhio, Habana, 1966
1r4k1/5pp1/p7/6Pp/2pPpPq1/P1Q1P2R/6RK/Nr6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kxh1 Qxh3+ ]

b)
Guy Mazzoni vs Carlos Cuartas, Habana, 1966
2k2r2/pp1bn3/5r1p/4P1pP/2p3P1/P1P3KN/2PBpR2/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2 Nxf2 Bc6 if Re1 Rf3+ Kg2 Rd3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Guy Mazzoni vs Eugenio Larrain Cadaiz, Habana, 1966
6rk/5pr1/pQ1p4/3PqP2/2R1B2p/7P/PP4P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Bxg2 Qe1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
T Mohsen vs J F Olivera, Habana, 1966
3rr1k1/p1q2pp1/2p2n1p/5b2/N7/1P5P/P1PBBbP1/R2QRK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2 Kxf2 Ne4+ Ke3 Qg3+ ]

e)
Fridrik Olafsson vs Vlastimil Hort, Habana, 1966
2r5/p1r2kpp/4pp2/4n3/R1b1PB1P/4R1P1/P4PB1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb5 if Rb4 Rc1+ Kh2 Ng4+ ]

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1966 Olympiad chess puzzles, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ilhan Onat vs Alvise Zichichi, Habana, 1966
5rk1/5pbp/Bprqb1p1/3p4/3N4/1P5P/P2Q1PP1/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc1 Rxc1 Bxd4 Qxd4 Qa3 ]

b)
Miguel Rivera Maldonado vs Juan Carvajal, Habana, 1966
2b2rk1/ppp1q1p1/2p4p/8/3RP3/5NKP/PPP3P1/5Q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3+ if Qxf3 Qe5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Ruben Rodriguez vs Szinn, Habana, 1966
r7/3Q2pk/3P1pqp/8/8/Pp6/1P4r1/KR3R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Eddy Suwandhio vs Juan Minaya, Habana, 1966
5rk1/1p5p/3P2p1/1PP1p3/3q4/Q6P/P3prPK/1R2R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Kh1 Qf2 or if Kxg2 Rf2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Andre Tarazi vs Kurt Dreyer, Habana, 1966
7k/6b1/2p4p/p1q2p2/P3p1pB/2P2bP1/2Q4P/1N1rRK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc4+ if Kf2 Bd4+ ]

1966 Olympiad chess puzzles, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jan Westman vs Edgar Walther, Habana, 1966
2k3r1/ppq2p1p/n1P2p2/8/6r1/4B2b/PPQ2PPN/R3RBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Bxg2 Rxg2+ Kf1 Rxf2+ Kxf2 Qxh2+ ]

b)
Max Wotulo vs Javier Alzate, Habana, 1966
1r1qr1k1/p2b1p1p/6pB/4p3/1n1bN3/8/PP2BPPP/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4 ]

c)
D Zorigt vs Drogoljub Ciric, Habana, 1966
5rk1/5pp1/p2p4/1p1P1PP1/8/P3p1K1/1PPq4/3Q1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...e2 Qxd2 exf1/N+ ]

d)
Arne Zwaig vs Wolfgang Uhlmann, Habana, 1966
1q1r1nk1/1p3pb1/1Pp1b1pp/2P5/1Q1PN3/6P1/rB4BP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb2 if Qxb2 Bxd4+ ]


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