Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hannes Stefansson.
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)
Hannes Stefansson vs Hilmar Karlsson, Reykjavik, 1986
r1b1R3/1p1n1q1k/2p3pp/p7/P2p4/3Q1N2/1PP2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ if hxg5 Qh3+ ]

b)
Hannes Stefansson vs Rodrigo Vasquez, Innsbruck, 1987
2r5/3kbp1p/b3p1p1/1N4P1/P2B1P2/1K6/7P/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Be5+ Ke8 Nc7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Hannes Stefansson vs Konstanty Kaiszauri, Stockholm, 1988
2r2rk1/pp3pb1/4b3/7Q/2q1PK2/5P2/P6P/3R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ ]

d)
Hannes Stefansson vs Andrei Sokolov, Gausdal, 1990
r2q1rk1/1ppb1nbp/p2p2p1/5P2/B2n4/4B2P/PP1N1PPN/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd7 Qxd7 f6 Bxf6 Ne4 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Hannes Stefansson vs Nana Ioseliani, Gausdal, 1991
2b3k1/1p1r3p/8/3N1pp1/2PQ1p2/3N1B2/2nq2PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kf7 Bh5# ]



Hannes Stefansson Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hannes Stefansson vs Christof Zahneisen, Gausdal, 1991
3b1rk1/1pp4p/p2p1n1q/3PpQ2/PPP3r1/5RP1/3N1PK1/3RB3 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kg7 Rxf6 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Hannes Stefansson vs Saevar Bjarnason, Iceland, 1993
r5k1/1pq2rp1/p3Q3/1b1pP3/5P1R/P7/1PP4P/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ ]

c)
Hannes Stefansson vs Theodoros Haritakis, Komotini, 1993
3rbrk1/1p3pp1/p3qn1p/8/2N5/2PB4/PP2Q1PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxe6 fxe6 Bh7+ ]

d)
Hannes Stefansson vs Laurent Bruneau, Oviedo, 1993
1r1rn1k1/p4pp1/1p5p/3NR3/5P2/5B1P/PPb3P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kf8 Nc6 ]

e)
Hannes Stefansson vs Leonardo Valdes, Moscow, 1994
7k/R2r3p/3q2p1/2p2p2/p6P/2P2QP1/4PP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ if Kg7 Qd8 or if Rd8 Qb7 ]


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