Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dennis Wagner.
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.
Dennis Wagner vs Maria Bajorski, Willingen, 2007
rn3rk1/1b1p1ppp/ppq1p3/4P2Q/4Nn2/3B4/PPPN1PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Dennis Wagner vs Alexander Mueller, Dresden, 2008
r1b2r2/3k1p1p/1qnNpQp1/1N2P3/2P2P2/8/PP4PP/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ Nd4 Qe7+ Kc6 Nfxd4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Dennis Wagner vs Aleksander Kaczmarek, Schleife, 2010
2k5/pR2bpr1/2P2p2/q1P1p3/4B2p/4B1P1/P4P1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf5+ Kd8 Rb8+ ]

d)
Dennis Wagner vs Matthias Bluebaum, Internet, 2011
3r2k1/rQ3ppp/4p3/p2nP1N1/Pp1q4/8/1P3PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8 if Rf8 Qb8 Qc5 Rxf8+ ]

e)
Dennis Wagner vs Gerd Fischer, Bad Wiessee, 2011
6k1/6p1/5p1p/8/1p1KPP2/rb1B2P1/7P/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb3 if Rxb3 Bc4+ ]



Dennis Wagner Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Dennis Wagner vs Gerlef Meins, Bad Wiessee, 2011
r7/pp1q1p2/3p1Q1p/2pP3k/2P1P1rP/P1N2BP1/1P6/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne2 ]

b)
Dennis Wagner vs Rene Libeau, Osterburg, 2012
r6k/pp2q1pp/1np1b3/8/P2QP2P/1BN2P2/1P6/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5 if Re8 Qxe6 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Dennis Wagner vs Richard Hendriks, Hoogeveen, 2013
2r4k/7q/p2p1PQ1/1p1Pp3/8/4P3/PP1K4/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh1 ]

d)
Dennis Wagner vs Jonas Lampert, Dresden, 2015
5rk1/r4p1p/pp1n2pP/2bpq1B1/3N2Q1/1P2PP2/P5P1/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc5 if bxc5 Nc6 ]

e)
Dennis Wagner vs Jozsef Horvath, Zalakaros, 2015
2k4r/ppp5/2n1bP2/2BR3p/5p2/2PB4/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf5 if Bxf5 Rxf5 Nd8 f7 or if Nd8 f7 ]

Dennis Wagner Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Dennis Wagner vs Marco Cordeiro, Berlin, 2015
3r1b1k/1br3p1/pqp1Bp1p/1p5Q/1P1PP2N/P7/5PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Kh7 Qf5 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Nicole Manusina vs Dennis Wagner, Willingen, 2007
6k1/p7/1bp3pp/3p4/1P4Pr/P1P4P/4RqQ1/1B5K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Enis Zuferi vs Dennis Wagner, Internet, 2011
2r3r1/5p1k/p2ppb2/7P/5P2/5qNR/Pp1Q3P/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Rxc1 bxc1/Q+ Qxc1 Bd4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Vojtech Plat vs Dennis Wagner, Stroebeck, 2011
2b2Bk1/R4pbp/4p1p1/Q1N5/3q4/8/1r3PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ Rxf2 Rb1+ if Rf1 Bd4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Philipp Kaulich vs Dennis Wagner, Oberhof, 2011
5k2/p4pp1/1pB3rp/3Pp3/2R1Pn2/P3RP2/7P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3 ]

Dennis Wagner Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Matthias Budzyn vs Dennis Wagner, Schwaebisch Gmund, 2012
1rr3k1/5p1p/p3p1p1/1q6/6Q1/2R5/PP3P1P/2KN3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3+ bxc3 Qd3 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Merten Hubel vs Dennis Wagner, Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse, 2012
8/6pk/1R6/2p3rp/8/P3P2K/6r1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...R5g3+ Kh4 g5+ ]

c)
Petr Benes vs Dennis Wagner, Triesen, 2012
3R4/1p1r2k1/6pp/4p1N1/1p6/1P2P1PP/P4P2/3b2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd8 Ne6+ Kf6 Nxd8 Bf3 ]

d)
Tobias Schoepe vs Dennis Wagner, Internet, 2012
2k1r3/pp3ppp/8/5PP1/2pp4/5bPP/PPPK1N2/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...c3+ ]

e)
Saravanan Sathyanandha vs Dennis Wagner, London, 2014
r2qr1k1/p2n1ppp/2p5/2b5/3p1P2/2P2Q2/PP2N1PP/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2 if Qxe2 d3+ ]


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