Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Ludwig Rellstab, Sr.
White to move and win except where noted.

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

a)
Rellstab vs Karl Gilg, Bad Elster, 1938
1r2r1k1/pp1q2bp/3pb3/1P3p2/3p1P2/3P2P1/P2QRNBP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 Rxe6 Bd5 Re8 Qe2 Kf7 Qh5+ ]

b)
Rellstab vs Heinz Nowarra, Berlin, 1940
1b1rrnk1/1b2q1pp/pp2p3/3nN3/2P4Q/3B2N1/PB4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ if Kxf8 Ng6+ hxg6 Qh8+ mates ]

c)
Black to move and win. Jan Foltys vs Rellstab, Salzburg, 1943
r2r2k1/1p2b2p/4n1p1/2P1pp2/1P6/4B2P/4NPP1/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4 if Bd2 Ra2 ]

d)
Rellstab vs Ludwig Roedl, Weidenau, 1947
2kr1br1/pp3p1p/2n1pn2/3p4/3P1B2/q1P3NP/P2NQPP1/1R3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb7 if Kxb7 Qb5+ mates or if Rd7 Qb5 Rxb7 Qxc6+ ]

e)
Rellstab vs Harald Enevoldsen, Helsinki, 1952
1r4k1/5p1p/p5q1/3p1RQ1/P5p1/2P5/1r2R2P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxb2 if Rxb2 Qd8+ Kg7 Rg5 ]

f)
Rellstab vs Gerard Kool, Amsterdam, 1963
r2r2k1/pb2bpp1/np2pn1p/8/1PP1Nq2/P1BB1N2/2Q2PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be5 if Qg4 h3 ]


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