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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hugo Spangenberg.
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)
Hugo Spangenberg vs Daniel Contin, Buenos Aires, 1988
1kr5/nr6/Q3p2p/3q2p1/8/R5N1/5P1P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxa7+ Kc7 Rxb7+ Qxb7 Rc3+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Hugo Spangenberg vs Sarobe, Buenos Aires, 1989
1r3kr1/3R1p1R/p3p3/q1pnP3/1p3pP1/8/1PP4Q/1BK5 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if Rg6 Rh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Hugo Spangenberg vs Andres Rodriguez, Buenos Aires, 1991
7R/p3qkpQ/4np2/4p3/8/2p1P2P/P1Pr1PPK/B7 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ g6 Qh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Hugo Spangenberg vs Eduardo Pena, Parana, 1991
rq3k2/5b2/p4Qp1/2p1p3/1p2P3/1P3P2/P1P5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7 Qe8 Qh8+ Bg8 Qh6# ]

e)
Hugo Spangenberg vs Roberto Debarnot, Buenos Aires, 1991
6r1/p6k/2n1NR2/3pr2p/1p6/8/PPP3RP/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Nf8+ ]

Hugo Spangenberg Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Hugo Spangenberg vs Daniel Langier, Buenos Aires, 1993
rbb1kn1r/1pqp4/p3P3/6Q1/2n1P3/1NN1B3/PP4PP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Hugo Spangenberg vs Marcelo Tempone, Buenos Aires, 1993
1qbrr2k/5Rbp/1p1pp3/2n1n1PQ/PBP1P1N1/2N5/6BP/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6 h6 Qxh6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Marat Dzhumaev vs Hugo Spangenberg, Bratislava, 1993
RQ6/1p2bpk1/4pq1p/1P4r1/8/7P/6P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5+ if Kh2 Rxg2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Julio Granda Zuniga vs Hugo Spangenberg, Buenos Aires, 1993
2q3k1/p7/P2p1P2/1Q1P3p/3p2p1/4b1P1/r3P2P/1R2K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd2+ Kf2 Qf5+ Kg2 Qe4+ ]

e)
Samuel Schweber vs Hugo Spangenberg, San Martin, 1993
1r5k/3b4/p2p3b/2pPp3/2P1N1P1/K7/RP3r2/5NR1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf3+ Nc3 Rxc3+ bxc3 Bc1+ ]

Hugo Spangenberg puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hugo Spangenberg vs William Lombardy, Buenos Aires, 1994
r6k/5rpp/p1p2p2/3Nq3/3QP3/3K3b/PPP2R1P/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe5 ]

b)
Hugo Spangenberg vs Gilberto Hernandez, Matanzas, 1994
r2r2k1/p4p1p/q1pP2p1/4bb2/1p2N3/1P4P1/P4PBP/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc5 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Hugo Spangenberg vs Klaus Berg, Groningen, 1994
1krR4/1p6/1p2p2p/1Np1q1p1/2P1n3/P5P1/1P1Q4/K7 w - - 1 0
[ Qd7 if Nd6 Nxd6 Qe1+ Ka2 Qe4 Rxc8+ ]

d)
Hugo Spangenberg vs David Calvisi, Mar del Plata, 1997
1kbr4/1p2q2r/pQpNpp2/8/P6p/7P/1PP2PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Hugo Spangenberg vs Alder Escobar Forero, Roque Saenz Pena, 1997
1b6/3bN2k/5R1P/2p1p3/1pP2p2/1P1r2P1/5PBK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Be4+ ]


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