Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Wolfgang Unzicker.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Unzicker vs Merkle, Munich, 1946
r3qrk1/4bp1p/p3b1pQ/npppP3/3N1P2/2P5/PPB3PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f5 if gxf5 Nxf5 mates or if Kh8 Rf3 ]

b)
Unzicker vs Kristian Skold, Dubrovnik, 1950
rn2r1k1/pp3p1p/2p3pB/2q5/2b2P2/2PQ2P1/P3P1BP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qd8 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Gosta Stoltz vs Unzicker, Saltsjobaden, 1952
8/3q3k/4PBp1/7p/P1Q5/2p1PKP1/1r5P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1+ Ke4 Rb4 Qxb4 Qg4+ ]

d)
White Mates in 7. Unzicker vs Moshe Czerniak, Amsterdam, 1954
3r1nr1/5k1p/p3pPpQ/1bp3P1/2N5/5B1R/PqP2P2/3R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Nxh7 Rxh7+ Rg7 Rxg7+ ]

e)
Unzicker vs Hans Bouwmeester, Munich, 1954
4rbk1/5np1/1p2p2p/5p1Q/1PP5/2Bq1NP1/5P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]



Unzicker Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Robert Wade vs Unzicker, Munich, 1954
4r3/7k/p1R2p2/5P2/2b3P1/2P1p2P/P1P5/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re4 if Rxf6 Rf4 mates ]

b)
Unzicker vs Svetozar Gligoric, Moscow, 1956
4r2k/7p/4p2b/1p2P1p1/1q1p1P2/1B1Q2PP/1P6/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7 Re7 Rc8+ if Kg7 Bc2 ]

c)
Unzicker vs Kurt Gumprich, Bad Neuenahr, 1957
r1r3k1/1n1b1ppp/1b1p1n2/1p1Pp3/qP2P3/3B1N1P/1B1QNPP1/1R3R1K w - - 0 1
[ Ra1 if Qb3 Nc1 ]

d)
White Mates in 7. Unzicker vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Oberhausen, 1961
7r/3rkp2/1R5p/p3Pp2/P1pP1q2/2P5/2P3QP/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ Re6+ if fxe6 Qg7+ Kd8 Qxh8+ or if Kxe6 Qc6+ Ke7 Qf6+ ]

e)
Unzicker vs Erik Lundin, Stockholm, 1961
2nk1r2/3b2R1/1p2pp1p/p3P2P/1q1NB2Q/2p5/2P2PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc6 if Ne7 exf6 ]

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Unzicker Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Unzicker vs Hans Bouwmeester, Bern, 1962
r7/2k1n3/pq3p2/3bp3/3pN3/3B1P2/2P3PP/R3Q2K w - - 0 1
[ Rb1 Qc6 Qa5+ if Kd7 Rb6 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Max Eisinger vs Unzicker, Bad Pyrmont, 1963
1rbq1rk1/4bpp1/p2p1n1p/Q3p3/Pp2P3/1N2BB2/1PP2PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 if Bb6 Qc6 w/...Bd8 ]

c)
Unzicker vs Pesh, Germany, 1964
8/Bb2p2p/pN2n1pb/4kp2/P1B4P/5PP1/4K3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bb8+ if Kf6 Nd7+ Kf7 Bxe6+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Silvino Garcia Martinez vs Unzicker, Sochi, 1965
2rr2k1/pbq1bp1p/1p2p1p1/4P3/2RN4/3B4/PP2QPPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 if Rd1 Rxc4 Bxc4 Bc5 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Bent Larsen vs Unzicker, Santa Monica, 1966
7k/4pp2/3pqb1p/1p6/1P3Q1P/4PP2/P1R1BK2/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5 if Qe4 Qh3 Kxg1 Bh2+ mates or if Kxg1 Bxf4 exf4 Qg6+ ]

Unzicker Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Unzicker vs Jan-Hein Donner, Bad Aibling, 1968
r2qr1k1/1bp2ppp/pn1b4/1p6/4n3/1PP2N1P/P1BN1PP1/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe4 if Bxe4 Bg5 ]

b)
Unzicker vs Mikhail Tal, Milan, 1975
r1b1k3/4brq1/p1p1p1Qp/6p1/4N3/4B1P1/PPP3BP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6+ Bxd6 Bxc6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Unzicker vs I Husain, Lucerne, 1982
2r1qr1k/7p/7P/p2pPpR1/3N1P1Q/P2b4/6R1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Ulrich Dresen vs Unzicker, Germany, 1985
6r1/7k/1p5p/4n3/1PPrP3/2R2p2/1R3N1P/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc4 if Rbc2 Nd2+ ]

e)
Unzicker vs Stuart Conquest, Germany, 1986
2r3k1/1p3p1p/p1r1b1p1/3Np3/4P2q/4Q2P/PPP2RP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ g3 Qxh3 Rh2 if Qg4 Nf6+ ]

f)
Unzicker vs M Jackle, Dortmund, 1992
4r1k1/pp5p/2n1q1pB/3pbb2/8/2N2N1P/PP1Q2P1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Nxe5 Bf4 if Be4 Nxe4 Nc4 Nf6+ ]

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