Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Bruno Parma.
White to move and win.

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


a)
Parma vs Nikola Karaklajic, Belgrade, 1961
r5nr/pbp5/1p2k1pp/2p1Pp2/5PP1/4KNNP/PPP5/3R1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nh4 ]

b)
Parma vs Gudmundur Larusson, Hague, 1961
r1b2qk1/1p1n4/p3pb2/4p2Q/4N1P1/8/PPP4P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 if Nxf6 Qg6+ ]

c)
Parma vs Dieter Hottes, Bamberg, 1962
1r4k1/3n1pp1/pr1p1q2/3Ppbp1/1PP5/Q7/3NBPPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Bg6 c5 ]

d)
Parma vs Kick Langeweg, Bamberg, 1962
4r1k1/1br2p1p/p3p1p1/2qpP1QP/5P2/2pB3R/P1P3PK/7R w - - 0 1
[ hxg6 if fxg6 Bxg6 ]



Parma Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Parma vs Gert Rinder, Bamberg, 1962
7k/R6p/p4rp1/1p6/7P/1B1n4/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra8+ w/Rg8+ g4 & if Rc6 Bd1 ]

b)
Parma vs Jan-Hein Donner, Beverwijk, 1963
3r2k1/1b2qpp1/1p2pnp1/2b3N1/p1P5/P1BR4/1P2QPPP/1B4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8+ w/Bxg6 if fxg6 Qxe6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Parma vs Enrique Ramirez Guerrero, Torremolinos, 1963
2r2r2/3b1p1k/p3pp1p/q2p1P1B/8/2N3R1/P1PQ2PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bg6+ Kg7 (if fxg6 Rxg6) Bh7+ Kxh7 Rh3 ]

d)
Parma vs Juraj Nikolac, Novi Sad, 1965
1k1r4/p7/1p1PR3/2p1Qp2/6pr/7P/PP3RK1/3q4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8 if Rxd8 Qxd8+ w/Qe7+ & Qxh4 if Kc8 Rxd8+ w/Qe7+ or if gxh3+ Kh2 ]



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