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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Gosta Stoltz.
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)
White mates in 5.
Gosta Stoltz vs Valentin Marin y Llovet, The Hague, 1928
5r1n/pbq2ppk/3N3p/1p2PP1Q/2B1p1R1/3nP1B1/P5PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 f6+ Kh7 Nf5 ]

b)
Gosta Stoltz vs Savielly Tartakower, Bled, 1931
3bR3/p2r1p1k/2Q2Ppp/1p6/1P2B2K/6P1/8/5q2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg6+ (if Qxd7 Bxf6+ mates) Kxg6 Rg8+ if Kh7 Qe4+ mates ]

c)
Gosta Stoltz vs Gideon Stahlberg, Goteborg, 1931
4rnk1/pq1n1ppp/1p6/3pNP2/1b1P1BP1/8/PP2Q1BP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb5 ]

d)
Gosta Stoltz vs Salomon Flohr, Prague, 1931
4r2b/3q1r1k/p2p3B/1p1Pnp2/8/7Q/P4PP1/1B1R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Bg7 Bxf5+ Rxf5 Bxg7+ or if Nxg4 Qxg4+ w/Qh4+ & Rg1+ ]

e)
Gosta Stoltz vs Lajos Steiner, Folkestone, 1933
1R2bkr1/2Q3q1/3p1p2/4pP2/3pP3/P2p1B2/7P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8+ w/Bh5+ ]

Gosta Stoltz puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gosta Stoltz vs Birger Rasmusson, Bad Niendorf, 1934
1qr5/p3kr1Q/4bp2/8/8/1n4P1/1P3PBP/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6+ if Kxe6 Bd5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Gosta Stoltz vs Willy Pettersson, Stockholm, 1946
r5rk/pp2q1pp/2pb4/3pNp2/3PnP2/1P2P1P1/PB4QP/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Gosta Stoltz vs Edith Keller, Dortmund, 1951
3rk3/pbq1rpQp/1p3p2/3p1N2/n1P5/6PB/P2N1P1P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6+ ]

d)
Gosta Stoltz vs Eigil Pedersen, Marianske Lazne, 1951
7k/6pp/2p5/4Nr2/pp2pPQb/4q2P/1P1R2K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ if Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Qxg7+ Kxg7 Nxf5+ or if Rxf7 Qc8+ ]

e)
Gosta Stoltz vs Robert Wade, Saltsjobaden, 1952
r5k1/3br1pp/1q2p3/2N1Q3/1P2pP2/2P3PB/7P/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Rxd7 Bxe6+ Rf7 Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Qd5+ w/Qxa8 ]

f)
Back mates in 5.
Wolfgang Pietzsch vs Gosta Stoltz, Helsinki, 1952
5Q2/p6k/1p3p1B/3p1q1b/2nP2r1/2P5/5PP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Kxg2 Bf3+ ]

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