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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Levente Vajda.
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)
Levente Vajda vs Pawel Blehm, Szeged, 1994
r2q1rk1/pb2bp1p/1p2p1p1/2pnN3/3P4/2PQ4/PPB2PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 if Re8 Ba4 ]

b)
Levente Vajda vs Arnaud Payen, Eger, 1996
1r1qr1k1/p6p/3pbbp1/2p2p2/5B2/2PB4/PP3PPP/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 Rxe6 Bc4 Kf7 Qxd6 Qxd6 Bxd6 Rxb2 Re1 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Levente Vajda vs Dennis De Vreugt, Cala Galdana, 1996
3r2k1/p1np1rbp/1q2pp1B/3P3Q/1p2N3/6R1/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Kxf7 Rxg7+ Kf8 Rxh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Levente Vajda vs Eva Forgo, Zalakaros, 1997
r1n5/1b2q1kp/2p3p1/p3p3/P4Q2/1P4P1/1B4BP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5+ Kg8 Qc4+ ]

e)
Levente Vajda vs Tibor Fogarasi, Budapest, 2000
2r2bk1/pbq1np2/1p2p1pp/7r/1P1PB1Q1/P4N2/5PPP/2BRR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf4 if Qd7 Ne5 ]

Levente Vajda puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Levente Vajda vs Csaba Horvath, Budapest, 2000
b2r1rk1/p4pbp/1pnNp1p1/1N1q4/P2P3P/4P3/1P3QP1/1BR2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be4 Qb3 Bxc6 if a6 Nc7 ]

b)
Levente Vajda vs Alin Berescu, Romania, 2000
8/pp1bk1B1/3r1p1P/4p3/8/6R1/PPr2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf8+ if Ke6 h7 Rd1+ Kh2 Rcc1 Rh3 ]

c)
Levente Vajda vs Slavoljub Marjanovic, Bucharest, 2000
3k1r2/4r2p/pp6/2n2p2/2Bb2P1/8/P2B3P/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 if Rxe1 Rxe1 Re8 Rd1 Re4 Bg7 or if Rfe8 Bg5 ]

d)
Levente Vajda vs Alexandru Manea, Bucharest, 2001
4R3/3r3k/6pp/8/2pqp3/6PP/3Q1P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ ]

e)
Levente Vajda vs Joerg Blauert, Budapest, 2002
3rr1k1/1p3p2/pbq3pp/4Rn2/3p4/1BPQ1PB1/PP3PKP/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf5 gxf5 Qxf5 if Rxe1 Qxf7+ Kh8 Bh4 ]

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Levente Vajda puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Levente Vajda vs Boris Avrukh, Bled, 2002
5bk1/5p1p/1q2pQpP/p2rP3/8/1p6/2R2PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 Rxd1+ Kh2 ]

b)
Levente Vajda vs Arpad Boronyak, Zalakaros, 2002
r2r2k1/ppRbbppp/8/3pP2q/3P4/5N2/PP1NQ1PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 if fxe8 Rxd7 Rxd7 Qxe6+ ]

c)
Levente Vajda vs Shi Porat, Budapest, 2004
r4rk1/p1q1bppp/1pn1p3/3n4/P2N4/2P5/1P1NQPPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6 fxe6 Qxe6+ Kh8 Qxd5 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Levente Vajda vs Viktor Erdos, Budapest, 2004
r3b1Q1/pp2N1p1/7k/q6n/7R/3r2P1/PPp2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re6+ Kg5 Qxg7+ Nxg7 f4# ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Levente Vajda vs Evangelia Avdouli, Kavala, 2005
r1b1r1k1/1ppp1p2/pq4nQ/4n1N1/2B1P3/8/PP3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Nxf7 Qh7+ ]

Levente Vajda puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Levente Vajda vs Peter Weber, Germany, 2007
2r1q1k1/pp1R2b1/3R4/P1p1rpBQ/2P5/7P/1P3Pp1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Bf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Levente Vajda vs Steven Geirnaert, Belgium, 2008
4R3/1pBk4/p3N3/3p1P2/3P4/6p1/1PK3P1/r5r1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Kc6 Rd6+ Kb5 Rb6+ if Ka4 Nc5+ or if Kc4 b3# ]

c)
Levente Vajda vs Oliver Kurmann, Zuerich, 2012
r1b2b1k/p4p2/1p2pNp1/2q4p/4Q2R/2P5/P2r1PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh5+ if Qxh5 Nxh5 gxh5 Qxa8 or if Kg7 Ne8+ ]


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