Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ludek Pachman.
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 4.
Ludek Pachman vs Martin, Arbon, 1946
4Qb2/2p4k/7r/1p1q1r1p/3B1p2/2P3P1/1P3R1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ if Bxe7 Qh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Ludek Pachman vs Weber, Prague, 1947
6nr/p5pp/1kp2q2/2p1p3/Q3P3/8/P4PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb1+ Kc2 Qxa2+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Ludek Pachman vs Bogdan Sliwa, Warsaw, 1947
5Q2/7p/p2p4/1p1Nr1pk/n7/P7/1Pq3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ g4+ if Kxg4 Nf6+ or if Kh4 Qh6+ ]

d)
Ludek Pachman vs Alexandar Tsvetkov, Bulgaria, 1949
r5rk/5ppn/p2Bp3/1p2P3/2p1Q2P/4P1R1/PP1q1P2/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 if Rxg7 Qxa8+ or if f5 exf6 Nxf6 Rh7+ Nxh7 Qe5+ mates ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Ludek Pachman vs Kaarle Ojanen, Trencianske Teplice, 1949
8/1pR2p2/r2q1k1p/3pNbp1/1P1P4/P6P/6P1/2Q3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Ke6 Qc8+ ]

Ludek Pachman Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Ludek Pachman vs Alexandar Tsvetkov, Marianske Lazne, 1951
2r1b1rk/np2b2p/1q2ppnQ/pP1p3N/P2P4/3B1NB1/5PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 fxg5 Be5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Ludek Pachman vs B O'Sullivan, Dublin, 1957
4r3/p3q1kp/3p1p2/2pQ2p1/2B3P1/1PB1rP2/P6P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg5+ ]

c)
Ludek Pachman vs Josef Augustin, Bratislava, 1959
3Q4/1b3pk1/p4npp/1pq5/4p1P1/P1N1P1NP/1P3P2/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6+ ]

d)
Ludek Pachman vs Laszlo Szabo, Leipzig, 1960
1r4k1/p4p1p/4RQ2/3p4/5r2/8/Pq3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

e)
Ludek Pachman vs Rene Letelier, Habana, 1964
b1r1n1k1/r2nqpp1/p1p1p2p/2N1P3/1pNP4/8/PPQ1BPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd7 if Rxd7 or Qxd7 Nb6 ]

Ludek Pachman Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Ludek Pachman vs Viktor Ciocaltea, Sarajevo, 1964
6k1/1b3pBp/1p6/pP3NP1/1n2p1P1/1B6/3r3P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kxg7 Rxf7+ Kh8 Rf8+ ]

b)
Ludek Pachman vs Gunnar Gunnarsson, Vrnjacka Banja, 1967
3rq3/ppRr2kp/3Rp1p1/4Pp2/2Q2P2/1P6/P5PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rdxd7+ Rxd7 Qb5 ]

c)
Ludek Pachman vs Khalid Al-Awadhi, Baden-Baden, 1987
r1bqr1k1/3nbpp1/2p2n1p/1p1p4/p2P4/2NBP1B1/PPQ1NPPP/1R3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxb5 if cxb5 Bc7 or if Qb6 Nc7 ]


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