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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Eugenio Torre.
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)
Eugenio Torre vs Anthony Saidy, Malaga, 1969
r1r4k/1b1n1Qpp/p1qN1b2/4pP2/3nP3/P2BB2R/2P3PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 w/Qg8+ or Rxh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Eugenio Torre vs Noel Craske, Stockholm, 1969
r2r1k2/5pRp/pq2pBn1/1p2P2Q/2p4P/2Pn2P1/PP3Pb1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ w/Qh6 ]

c)
Eugenio Torre vs Florin Gheorghiu, Skopje, 1972
5q2/2RQ1pk1/p4r1p/3p1ppP/P2P4/2P3P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8 if Qa3 Qe8 mates ]

d)
Black mates in 6.
Shimon Kagan vs Eugenio Torre, Skopje, 1972
3rr1k1/5p1p/1P4pB/pP6/2R5/5qNP/PQ3P2/2n3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ ]

e)
Roberto Cosulich vs Eugenio Torre, Madonna di Campiglio, 1973
1r1q1r2/p3p1bk/6pp/1N1nPb2/2BP4/4B2P/PP1Q4/2KR2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb5 if Bxb5 Qc7+ ]

Eugenio Torre Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Eugenio Torre vs Aleksandar Matanovic, Madonna di Campiglio, 1973
r6k/r1p2Qpp/8/1q2p3/8/pB6/2PB1PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 ]

b)
Eugenio Torre vs Vlastimil Hort, Nice, 1974
4qrk1/RR2b1pp/4pp2/2pnB3/5P2/8/1Q4PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 if Qh5 Qb1 or if Rf7 Rb8 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Eugenio Torre vs Lothar Schmid, Nice, 1974
r5k1/q4ppp/rnR1pb2/1Q1p4/1P1P4/P4N1P/1B3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ ]

d)
Eugenio Torre vs Glenn Bordonada, Australia, 1975
r1b1r1k1/pp3p1p/4p1pB/3n4/4Q3/2q3P1/P4PBP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 ]

e)
Eugenio Torre vs Stefano Tatai, Haifa, 1976
r2b1q1k/pp2r2p/2p1Qp2/3p4/3N4/2P3P1/PP2RP1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd6 if Rf7 Re8 ]

Eugenio Torre Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Eugenio Torre vs Samuel Reshevsky, Amsterdam, 1977
r2qr1k1/3b2bR/3p1nP1/1ppP1pP1/p1P1pP2/P3B3/BP5Q/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ w/Qh6+ & Rh1 ]

b)
Eugenio Torre vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Vrsac, 1977
4kb1r/4qpp1/p6p/1prQ1B2/5B2/8/PPP2PPP/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Qa8+ Qd8 Bd7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Slim Bouaziz vs Eugenio Torre, Hannover, 1983
3r2k1/3q2p1/1b3p1p/4p3/p1R1P2N/Pr5P/1PQ3P1/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Eugenio Torre vs Vlastimil Jansa, Biel, 1985
8/5R1p/4p1p1/3pN1k1/1rnP4/p3P3/P1K2PPP/8 w - - 0 1
[ f4+ Kh6 Ng4+ Kh5 Nf6+ ]

e)
Jonathan Schroer vs Eugenio Torre, New York, 1985
3r2k1/pp2qpnp/6p1/2RB4/1P2P3/P6P/3p1PP1/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b6 if Rc2 Rxd5 ]

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Eugenio Torre Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Nelson Magaldi vs Eugenio Torre, Uruguay, 1985
rn1q1rk1/ppp3pp/8/3p1p2/2PP2b1/2NB1N2/PP2QnPK/R1B1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 Qxd3 Bxf3 if Qxf3 or gxf3 Qh4+ ]

b)
Eugenio Torre vs Viktor Korchnoi, Brussels, 1987
r1b1qrk1/pp1n2bp/2p1pnp1/3p1p2/2PP1B2/3BPN2/PP1N1PPP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 if Rf7 Ng5 ]

c)
Derek Butler vs Eugenio Torre, Adelaide, 1987
r1r1n1k1/p2bBpbp/4p1p1/Pp1p4/3P4/1PN2P2/2P1N1PP/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 if Nxc3 Bxd4+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Eugenio Torre vs John Van Der Wiel, Brussels, 1987
3Q4/8/p6k/Pp2b2q/1P3p2/2r5/6RP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Rd6+ ]

e)
Eugenio Torre vs Utut Adianto, Salonika, 1988
8/4kp2/pq2pn1p/1p1bN1p1/5P2/P3P2P/1P3QP1/1B4K1 w - - 0 1
[ fxg5 if hxg5 Qxf6+ ]

Eugenio Torre Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Eugenio Torre vs Edhi Handoko, Bali, 2000
3r2k1/1p3qpp/5n2/p1rn1p2/2BR4/PQ3N2/1P3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 Qe6 Nd3 if Rcc8 Nf4 ]

b)
Salauat Izmukhambelov vs Eugenio Torre, Calcutta, 2001
2r3k1/p2p1ppp/bp6/3P2q1/1P1pPn2/P1r2P2/R2Q2PP/1BN1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be2 if Rxe2 Rxc1+ Re1 Qxg2+ ]

c)
Eugenio Torre vs Enamul Hossain, Kuala Lumpur, 2005
3R4/6k1/p3p1p1/2r1pq1p/8/5Q1P/P4PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb7+ if Kh6 Rh8+ Kg5 Qe7+ Qf6 h4+ Kf5 Rf8 ]

d)
Semyon Furman vs Eugenio Torre, Bad Lauterberg, 1977
3R1bk1/5ppp/8/2p2b2/PpQ2NP1/1P2qP1P/6BK/4r3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1 ]

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