Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Andrew Soltis.
White to move and win except where noted.

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


a)
White Mates in 6. Soltis vs Karlheinz Maeder, Dresden, 1969
5rk1/2q2p1p/p2p1Qp1/4pP2/4b3/1B6/PPP4P/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ hxg6 Qxg6+ Kh8 Qh6+ Kg8 f6 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Soltis vs George Botterill, Graz, 1972
r6r/pp1qp3/2np3k/3Q2pp/4P3/1B6/PPP2PP1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5+ Kxh5 Qf7+ Kg4 Be6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Soltis vs Miguel Quinteros, Lone Pine, 1979
5qk1/1p4b1/p1p2pQn/3p1N2/3P2P1/1PP2PK1/1P2r3/7R w - - 0 1
[ Nxh6+ ]

d)
Soltis vs Dmitry Gurevich, Lone Pine, 1981
r1b2rk1/4bppp/p1qpp3/6PQ/3BP3/1Pp5/PP3P1P/2KR2R1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 if e5 Bxe5 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Soltis vs Alexander Shabalov, New York, 1992
5rk1/R1p2rpp/4Q3/8/3P2nq/2P3N1/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]



Soltis Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Soltis vs Nenad Vulicevic, New York, 1992
r3kb1r/1R1bpppp/p1np4/q7/B3n3/2N1B3/P1P1NPPP/3QK2R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Qd5 if Qxd5 Nxd5 Rc8 Nb6 ]

b)
Soltis vs Charles Van Buskirk, Reno, 1994
7k/1p2qrnp/4p3/pN1pr3/P7/6R1/1PP3QP/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 ]

c)
Black Mates in 9. Frode Fihl-Jensen, Ybbs, 1968
r5k1/ppp1n3/3p2pp/3P3n/1PPb1p2/5q2/P1QB1N1P/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4+ Kh1 Ng3+ hxg3 Qf3+ Kg1 Qxg3+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 7. Roberto Kaimo vs Soltis, New York, 1977
7k/8/6p1/1p3n2/1N1b1p2/1P5P/P3RPPK/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3 if fxg3 Bg1+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Tibor Weinberger vs Soltis, Pasadena, 1983
3r3k/1p4b1/3p2P1/pNpPpQ2/2P3Bq/1P2Rp1P/P4n1K/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg4+ Qxg4 Qf2+ ]

f)
Timothy Taylor vs Soltis, Chicago, 1992
8/8/p7/Bpp1nk2/8/1PK1P3/P1R4r/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...b4+ if Kb2 Nd3+ mates ]


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