Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Tomas Oral.
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.
Tomas Oral vs Brian Kelly, Bratislava, 1993
8/4QR2/p1r3qk/4p3/1p1p3P/1P6/1PP3P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ ]

b)
Tomas Oral vs Petr Novotny, Chrudim, 1993
6k1/7p/2r1ppp1/1p1n4/4B3/2P3PP/1P4P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Bxd5+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Tomas Oral vs Petr Kacirek, Luhacovice, 1993
2r4r/pp4qk/5pNp/5Pp1/3pp1N1/4P2R/PP5Q/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Kg8 Rxh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Tomas Oral vs Thomas Roos, Berlin, 1995
2b2rk1/2R1Qp1p/pr2pPp1/3p4/3P1P2/8/6PP/5BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ ]

e)
Tomas Oral vs Michael Goergens, Sala, 1995
r1b5/ppp2pk1/3p1q1r/3Pn3/3N1QP1/8/PPP1B3/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ Bxf5 g5 Qg6 Rxh6 ]



Tomas Oral Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Tomas Oral vs Emilis Slekys, Olomouc, 1996
3r3b/ppk3r1/2b1p3/2Q1Pp1p/2P2q1N/1R3B2/PP4P1/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7+ Kxb7 Qxc6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Tomas Oral vs Stefan Brodbeck, Loewenstein, 1997
r3r2k/p5b1/3QB1Pp/q1p1n1N1/1p2P3/5P2/PPP5/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Bxh6 Qxe5+ Bg7 Rh1# ]

c)
Tomas Oral vs Peter Vavrak, Presov, 1997
5rk1/5q1n/2n1r1p1/3Q4/2p3P1/2B1P3/1P1R1P2/4K2R w K - 1 0
[ Rxh7 if Kxh7 Qh1+ mates ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Tomas Oral vs Vaidas Sakalauskas, Batumi, 1999
6k1/1p1q2pb/p1r2R2/2P1P2Q/P2p4/6R1/6PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ if Qxg7 Qe8+ or if Kxg7 Qh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Tomas Oral vs Joanna Dworakowska, Koszalin, 1999
5rk1/1p3p1p/2nQ1Pp1/p7/P1r3q1/4B3/7P/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 Bh6+ ]

Tomas Oral Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tomas Oral vs Stanislav Jasny, Pardubice, 2000
2r1kb1r/1p1nppp1/p1b4p/2pN4/4PB2/5N2/PPP2PPP/1K1RR3 w k - 1 0
[ Nc7+ Kd8 Ne5 if Kxc7 Nxf7+ ]

b)
Tomas Oral vs Artur Jakubiec, Czech Republic, 2003
r2r4/pb3pk1/1p3np1/2p1N2p/2p1P3/2Q3NP/PPPq2P1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 if Kxf6 Nd7+ Ke6 Qxd2 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Tomas Oral vs Mikhail Antipov, Pardubice, 2008
2k5/1p3R2/pP2N3/P2pr2n/6B1/6P1/7P/3b2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc5+ Kd8 Nxb7+ Ke8 Nd6+ ]


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