Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Wolfgang Pietzsch.
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)
Wolfgang Pietzsch vs Rudolf Elstner, Sommerda, 1950
2kr3r/Q4b2/2q2n2/1p1p1P1p/5B2/P2P4/1PP3PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7 Rd6 Bxd6 Qxd6 Qa8+ Qb8 Qc6+ Kd8 Qxf6 ]

b)
Wolfgang Pietzsch vs Dieter Bertholdt, Dresden, 1959
2r3k1/p3Q1pp/8/2q1P3/1p6/6PP/5P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Ullrich Bruemmer vs Wolfgang Pietzsch, Premnitz, 1961
2k5/5R2/2p3p1/2N1p2p/2P1P2P/2b2PP1/r1n5/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3+ ]

d)
Wolfgang Pietzsch vs Ludek Pachman, Habana, 1962
3r4/4kp2/1q1p3Q/4pR2/1pP1n2P/1P4P1/r4P2/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Wolfgang Pietzsch vs Mato Damjanovic, Kecskemet, 1964
r1b2qk1/r1n2p1p/4pQpP/3pP1N1/1p1p1R2/1P1P2PB/2P2PK1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 ]

Wolfgang Pietzsch Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Wolfgang Pietzsch vs Mato Damjanovic, Sarajevo, 1966
3Q4/2q3kp/3R2p1/3n1r2/p7/5N1P/1P4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd4 if Qxd8 Nxf5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Lothar Zinn vs Wolfgang Pietzsch, Zinnowitz, 1966
R5Q1/1r1k4/8/2p5/P6P/2B1n3/4n2K/4N1r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf1+ ]

c)
Wolfgang Pietzsch vs Nikola Spiridonov, Sofia, 1967
3r2k1/1R3pnp/3p2p1/3N4/P2b1BP1/7P/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ if Kf8 Nc6 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Wolfgang Pietzsch vs Slavko Leban, Sarajevo, 1968
3rk2r/2p1b3/p4P2/6Np/1q5P/1P4P1/P1P1Q3/1K3R1b w k - 1 0
[ f7+ ]

e)
Hermann Packroff vs Wolfgang Pietzsch, Schwerin, 1969
4r1k1/5p1p/p2B1b2/3p2p1/PP1Nr3/6Pb/2PR3P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 ]


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