Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Evgeny Postny.
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)
Postny vs Victor Dumitru, Braunfels, 1998
r1bq1rk1/p1p1bppp/8/2ppP3/3Nn3/8/PPP2PPP/RNBQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 Qd7 Nxe7+ Qxe7 Qxd5 ]

b)
Postny vs Hans Scherler, Braunfels, 1998
8/5Bp1/Ppk4p/4pb2/8/1Nb3P1/4K2P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd5+ Kxd5 a7 ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Postny vs Umut Atakisi, Litohoto, 1999
2rrq3/p5kp/1p1P4/2pBpb2/5P2/8/PP1B3Q/K6R w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ ]

d)
Postny vs Rafal Tomczak, Athens, 2001
6k1/p1n2ppp/n1Nqp3/1r6/1pQ5/P7/5PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rad1 Rd5 Rxd5 ]

e)
Postny vs Laurent Guidarelli, Patras, 2001
6Q1/8/8/5K1p/3k3P/8/8/2q5 w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ ]



Postny Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Postny vs Marek Stryjecki, Patras, 2001
k1r5/ppn3R1/2p1p3/4Np1p/PP6/4qB2/KQ6/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 if Rd8 Rd7 or if Rxc7 48.Ng4 ]

b)
Postny vs Sergey Erenburg, Tel Aviv, 2002
2bR4/1k4pp/1P2p3/3pP3/2rN4/3K2P1/7P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 Kxb6 Nd6 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Postny vs Georgy Ginzburg, Ashdod, 2003
5r2/1R5n/p5k1/2pP1Nn1/4P3/P1B3Pr/2B5/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ Kh5 Bd1+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Postny vs Sergei Reutsky, Budapest, 2003
8/p3b3/6Rp/2p5/1kB5/1P2r3/P1K5/8 w - - 0 1
[ a3+ Kxa3 Ra6+ ]

e)
Postny vs Jerzy Slaby, Olomouc, 2004
r1bqnrk1/3np2p/3p1ppQ/1B2P3/3p4/2N2P1N/PP4PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bc4+ Kh8 Rxd4 g5 e6 ]

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Postny Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Postny vs Marc Schweitzer, Metz, 2006
rnb1k1nr/1p1pppbp/p1q3p1/8/2N1P3/2P2N2/PP3PPP/R1BQKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Be3 b5 Nb6 Bb7 Nxa8 ]

b)
Postny vs Gary Quillan, Port Erin, 2006
2b1r3/R3bk2/B2p1ppp/3P4/1B6/8/5PPP/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc8 Rxc8 Bxd6 ]

c)
Postny vs Jesus Garrido Dominguez, Evora, 2007
3r1rk1/ppn4p/2ppbpp1/2q5/2P1P1P1/2N4R/PP1QBPP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Na4 Qe5 f4 ]

d)
Postny vs Momchil Nikolov, Agios Kirykos, 2008
2r3k1/pq3pr1/1P2p3/2Q5/3p2p1/2P3P1/5P1P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxc8+ Qxc8 bxa7 Qa8 Rfb1 Kh7 Rb8 Rg8 Rxa8 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Postny vs David Gershkowich, Haifa, 2008
b1r4k/6p1/4R2p/2bNQp2/2P5/6P1/2q2P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ Kg8 Qe6+ ]

Postny Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 3. Postny vs Eliahu Shvidler, Israel, 2009
8/8/8/8/3K2p1/6k1/4Q3/5B1q w - - 0 1
[ Qe1+ if Kh2 Qf2+ or if Kf4 Qe5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 2. Postny vs Alexander Mikhalevski, Israel, 2009
2r1k3/3bPpp1/p1p1r3/4Q3/3RP3/1P1KN3/Pq6/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Kxe7 Nf5# ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Postny vs Pablo Almagro Llanas, Barbera del Valles, 2009
7q/8/p2r4/1p1P1p2/7k/PP2RB1N/5PKp/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Re4+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Postny vs Marko Tratar, Sibenik, 2009
5r1k/1p2Qq1p/8/4p3/8/4rP1R/7P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Postny vs Konstantinos Moutousis, Peristeri, 2010
6k1/3b1p2/1R5R/3p1N2/8/b3PP1p/P2Q1KPq/2r2B2 w - - 0 1
[ Rbg6+ fxg6 Qxd5+ ]

f)
Postny vs Evgeny Miller, Haifa, 2010
6k1/p1p2p1p/4bnp1/2q1p3/8/P1N2BP1/1P2PP1P/3Q2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ Kg7 Qxf6+ Kxf6 Ne4+ ]

g)
Postny vs Oliver Kurmann, Porto Carras, 2011
5rk1/1b3pb1/3q3p/2nNp1p1/r1p5/4Q2P/4BPPB/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb6 Qxd5 Rxd5 Bxd5 Qxc5 ]


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