Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Bartosz Socko.
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)
Socko vs Edward Lupkowski, Torun, 1991
6k1/p2rn1bp/b2pp1p1/2p3B1/4P3/2P2QPB/qr3P1P/2RR1NK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ra1 if Qc4 Rxa6 Qxa6 Bxe6+ ]

b)
Socko vs Rafael Vaganian, Belgrade, 1999
2q2k2/1p2nrpp/1p6/3p1p2/1PrN1P2/P3Q3/2P3PP/3RR2K w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ Kg8 Ng5 ]

c)
Socko vs Cristhian Montero Martinez, Internet, 2000
3r2k1/4q1p1/pn1Npp1p/1p2Q3/8/1PPR3P/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Socko vs Milos Pavlovic, Internet, 2000
6k1/1b1p2r1/p1q1pQpR/4Pp2/2p2P2/6P1/P1P2R2/3r1NK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

e)
Socko vs Sipke Ernst, Bermuda, 2002
r1q2rk1/ppp1bppp/8/2p1Pb2/3Nn3/4B3/PPPNQPPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf5 if Qxf5 Qd3 ]



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