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Here are some chess puzzles from top-rated games of 1967.
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.
Iivo Nei vs Vladas Mikenas, Moscow, 1967
5Nk1/1R2R3/5p1p/8/n7/4KP2/bp4PP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6 ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Robert Byrne vs Viktor Korchnoi, Sousse, 1967
5k2/pp3pnR/q2pb1p1/6P1/5P2/1NQ5/rPP3P1/1KR5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Vlastimil Hort vs Bent Larsen, Sousse, 1967
8/2r2pk1/3p2p1/3Pb3/2P1P2K/6r1/1R2B3/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Kh6 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Dieter Keller vs Drazen Marovic, Beverwijk, 1967
r7/5p1k/1R5p/p3B1p1/3p1PP1/2bn2K1/8/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Kxh6 Rh1+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Peter Szilagyi vs Jozsef Szily, Budapest, 1967
2b5/2pNr1kp/2p1P2q/p4Q2/P1p1R3/7P/1P4K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Kg6 Qf6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top-rated games of 1967, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Bernard Zuckerman vs Martin Martens, Harrachov, 1967
r2q1r2/1p3Qb1/p6k/P3p1N1/1P2N3/2P5/5PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ if Kh5 or Bf6 Qh3+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Eduard Bukhman vs Vladimir Savo, Kharkov, 1967
4r1qk/p4Rb1/1p4Qp/2n1p2p/2P5/P2B4/6PB/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Valerij Zhuravliov vs Lev Gutman, Riga, 1967
2br3r/1pk2p2/3Rp2p/p3q3/2p2p2/2P2B1K/2P3PP/1R4Q1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7+ if Bxb7 Qb6+ or if Kxd6 Qb6# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Isaac Boleslavsky vs Roman Dzindzichashvili, URS, 1967
7r/1qr1nNp1/p1k4p/1pB5/4P1Q1/8/PP3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kxc5 Qd6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Sergey Makarichev vs Itzhak Veinger, Kislovodsk, 1967
5rk1/8/p2p1r2/1p1Pp2p/1P2P2q/7Q/P5PN/2RRb2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ Nxf1 Rxf1+ ]

Chess puzzles from top-rated games of 1967, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Vlado Kozomara vs Pal Benko, Sarajevo, 1967
6k1/1p3pb1/p2B4/4Pp1p/3q1Pp1/6P1/2r4P/R4Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd2 if Qg1 Qd5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Coen Zuidema vs Borislav Ivkov, Vrnjacka Banja, 1967
7r/5pk1/3P2p1/1pp1p1q1/4Ppb1/1PN5/P5K1/R4RQ1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd1+ Kf2 Qh4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Theodor Ghitescu vs Jan-Hein Donner, Beverwijk, 1967
r3rb2/pbq4p/1pn2kpB/6N1/2Q5/P1P5/5PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh7+ Qxh7 Qf4+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Vlastimil Hort vs Dragoljub Minic, Halle, 1967
r7/pp4R1/4bn1p/2p1Np1k/2P4q/7Q/PP3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6 if Qxh3 Nf4+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Arne Zwaig vs Viktor Ciocaltea, Halle, 1967
1r6/6R1/1p6/7p/P1n2N1k/2P4P/5K2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ng2+ Kxh3 Rg3+ Kh2 Nf4 ]

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Chess puzzles from top-rated games of 1967, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Yuri Sakharov vs Georgy Borisenko, Kharkov, 1967
6k1/1R5p/6p1/p1p2p1q/P1P5/K1BP4/4rr2/1Q6 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Kf8 Qb8+ Re8 Qd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Rafael Vaganian vs Sergey Makarichev, Spartak, 1967
7R/2rr1kp1/p3p3/1p1q1p2/n4P1Q/P4P2/4B2P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qh6+ Kf7 Qf8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Robert Huebner vs Dumitru Ghizdavu, Gausdal, 1967
5rk1/pp1R4/2p1n2p/3pq3/1P6/N1P3P1/P1B3KP/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2+ if Kh3 Ng5+ Kh4 Qxh2+ or if Rf2 Rxf2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Lothar Zinn vs Nikolay Minev, Halle, 1967
6rk/5p1p/pn3P2/1r6/3P3R/KP5Q/PBP2R1P/2q5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc4+ Ka4 Nxb2+ Ka3 Nc4+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Yuri Sakharov, Kharkov, 1967
4r1k1/5pp1/pNRp4/P2P2b1/1P1qb1Q1/6K1/8/5B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ Kh3 Qxf1+ Kh2 Bf4+ ]

Chess puzzles from top-rated games of 1967, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
David Bronstein vs Svetozar Gligoric, Moscow, 1967
5bk1/2R3pp/p4p2/4rP2/1p1qn1Q1/1P5P/P4PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Bxg7 Rc8+ Kf7 Qh5+ ]

b)
Ivan Farago vs Csaba Meleghegyi, Budapest, 1967
3rr1k1/1pp2pbp/4bnp1/p3p1B1/2P5/2N2P2/PP2B1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8 Rxd8 Ne4 ]

c)
Efim Geller vs Vladimir Savon, Dnepropetrovsk, 1967
2r5/1pr3k1/pb2pNp1/4P1p1/1PR5/8/P4PKP/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc7+ if Rxc7 Ne8+ or if Bxc7 Rc1 ]

d)
Lev Alburt vs Viatcheslav Osnos, Kharkov, 1967
r2qk2r/ppp1bp1p/n2p2p1/3Pp3/1PPn2b1/2N5/P2BPPPP/R1Q1KBNR w KQkq - 1 0
[ e3 if Nf5 h3 ]

e)
Naum Levin vs Mark Dvoretzky, Kharkov, 1967
3qrn1Q/1p3k2/pN1p2p1/2pPp3/2P1Pp2/1P3P2/P5P1/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 if Qxd7 Rh7+ Nxh7 Qxh7+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top-rated games of 1967, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ratmir Kholmov vs Georgi Tringov, Leningrad, 1967
6k1/R4r2/1p1r2pp/2pq1p2/P4P2/2P1R3/7P/4Q1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ if Kg7 Rxf7+ or if Rf8 Rxf8+ ]

b)
Mikhail Mukhin vs Tamaz Giorgadze, Moscow, 1967
4R3/5pk1/6p1/1p6/4p1Q1/2b5/5B1P/1q1r1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh3 ]

c)
Sergey Makarichev vs Genadij Govashelishvili, Spartak, 1967
2r3k1/p3npp1/1p1qp2p/1b2N3/1P6/P1Q1P1P1/5PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc8+ Nxc8 Rxc8+ Kh7 Rh8+ Kxh8 Nxf7+ ]

d)
Vlastimil Hort vs Viktor Zheliandinov, Habana, 1967
2kr2nr/1pp3pp/p2b1p2/N1p5/4P1b1/5P2/PPP3PP/RNBR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 ]

e)
Viktor Zheliandinov vs Alvis Vitolins, Chernowitz, 1967
8/5pk1/p1p1n1p1/1p4B1/4q3/2P2NP1/1P1Q2K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg5 Qxg5 Qe2+ ]

Chess puzzles from top-rated games of 1967, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jan-Hein Donner vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Palma de Majorca, 1967
8/1p5p/p3k1p1/3nb3/PN2p1P1/1P5P/3BPK2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...e3+ if Bxe3 Nxb4 ]

b)
Eleazar Jimenez vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Palma de Majorca, 1967
6k1/4b2p/p3p1p1/1p2p3/2p1P3/P1PqBPP1/1P1Q3P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5 Qxd3 cxd3 Kf2 d2 ]

c)
Lubomir Kavalek vs Milan Vukic, Sarajevo, 1967
1r4k1/2qb1pbp/p2p1np1/3Pn1B1/N2NP3/2Q2P2/4B1PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa7 if Nb2 Nxf3+ Bxf3 Nxe4 Bxe4 Bxd4+ ]


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