Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lajos Steiner.
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 2.
Lajos Steiner vs Albert Becker, Vienna, 1923
4rk2/2pQn2p/p4p2/1p2pN1P/4q3/2P3R1/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Lajos Steiner vs Ladislav Prokes, Debrecen, 1925
3k4/1Rn3pp/r1P2p2/pp3P2/1P1B4/P6P/6P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Ke7 Bc5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Lajos Steiner vs Josef Lokvenc, Vienna, 1927
br3k2/3r1pp1/pp1q4/3pb1P1/Pn2P2Q/1NN2R2/1PP4P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Rxf7+ Ke6 Qh3# ]

d)
Lajos Steiner vs Carl Ahues, Berlin, 1931
2r1rk2/1ppQ1ppp/p2R4/q3P3/7P/1PR5/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 fxe6 Rf3+ Kg8 Rxe6 ]

e)
Lajos Steiner vs Andor Lilienthal, Budapest, 1931
5r1k/5Pp1/7p/pn1p4/6N1/P7/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Ne5 ]

Lajos Steiner Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Lajos Steiner vs Josef Lokvenc, Vienna, 1931
rr4R1/p1qkpp1B/3p4/1p1Pb3/3B3Q/2P5/PP5P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bf5+ e6 Bxe6+ fxe6 Qh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Lajos Steiner vs Bernhard Lichtenstein, Vienna, 1931
8/8/6B1/R7/3p1k2/pr6/5KPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ g3+ Kg4 Bh5+ Kh3 Be2 ]

c)
Lajos Steiner vs Asmundur Asgeirsson, Folkestone, 1933
7k/4R3/5P1p/6p1/2pr4/6P1/7P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Lajos Steiner vs Vladimir Petrov, Warsaw, 1935
4r3/p1r2p1k/1p2pPpp/2qpP3/3R2P1/1PPQ3R/1P5P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Kxh6 Qh3+ Kg5 Qe3+ ]

e)
Lajos Steiner vs Trajan Ichim, Munich, 1936
8/1bq1k1P1/p3pp2/1p5p/8/P4P2/1P1Q1KP1/1B1r4 w - - 1 0
[ Qb4+ if Qd6 g8/Q ]

Lajos Steiner Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Lajos Steiner vs Alexandar Tsvetkov, Munich, 1936
3rqrk1/2R2p2/5p2/pp2BP1p/8/2P1Q2P/PP4P1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Qg3+ if Kh7 Qg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Lajos Steiner vs Zdenek Hostinsky, Brno, 1937
2rk3r/3nRR2/p1bp3p/1p1Np2Q/4q3/P3B3/1PP3PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ Bxd7 Bg5+ ]

c)
Lajos Steiner vs Karlis Reintals, Hobart, 1953
r1r1nbk1/5pp1/p1Nnp2p/4N3/8/4B1P1/P1R1PP1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 Rc7 Nb6 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Edward Glass vs Lajos Steiner, Vienna, 1935
2r3k1/p4ppp/Bp2p3/2b5/6K1/2B2nP1/PP5r/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5+ Kf4 g5+ Kxf3 Rf2# ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Jozsef Barta vs Lajos Steiner, Brno, 1937
3r2k1/p2Q1ppp/4P3/1p1N4/3bPBn1/8/P4qPP/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ ]

Lajos Steiner Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
John Hanks vs Lajos Steiner, Sydney, 1944
6rk/ppp3qp/3p4/3P4/1PP1Pp2/P4N2/6rP/3QR2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
George Lindgren vs Lajos Steiner, Adelaide, 1947
2r3k1/1b2bppp/2qp4/4pP2/Np4P1/1P1N4/2PQ3P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh4 ]

c)
Derek Wilson vs Lajos Steiner, Adelaide, 1947
6rk/1nqbb2p/p2p1r1B/1p1Pp2Q/1Pp2p2/2P4P/P1B2PPN/3RR2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be8 if Qh4 Rff8 ]


Hungarian GMs

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