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Here are some chess puzzles from top rated games of 1969.
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.
Vitaly Leonidov vs Boris Kogan, Moscow, 1969
1R6/5p1Q/p3rkp1/P4p2/q2P4/2P3P1/3bNP1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Oleg Dementiev vs Janis Klovans, Riga, 1969
Rn2rr2/1k5p/1pN2b2/1pP2P2/4PB2/1b3N2/7P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Gedeon Barcza vs Borislav Ivkov, Vrsac, 1969
5rk1/7p/1b1p2p1/N2Pp3/Pp2P1b1/1P1QR1P1/2R2q1P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf3+ if Rxf3 Qg1# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Robert Huebner vs Istvan Csom, Athens, 1969
2q1k2r/1n2Bp2/p4P2/1p1Qp2p/4P2p/8/PPP5/1K1R4 w k - 1 0
[ Qxb7 if Qc7 Qa8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Zoltan Ribli vs Simon Webb, Groningen, 1969
r2k1q2/p3pnrp/1p2Bp2/3P4/1R6/2R4P/P3Q1P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qc4 if Qh8 Qc8+ or if Nd6 Qc7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1969, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Eleazar Jimenez vs Oscar Panno, Habana, 1969
4rbk1/6pp/1p1p3P/1PpP2PQ/N1Pnq3/8/1K1B4/5R1R w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kh8 Qxf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Dragoljub Minic vs Albin Planinec, Novi Travnik, 1969
5rk1/5pp1/8/pN3Q2/P6p/1BP2P2/2P3qr/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ if Rxf7 Rd8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Oscar Panno vs Henrique Mecking, Palma de Majorca, 1969
8/4R3/p4k2/6p1/8/2P2P2/1r1r2PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ R1e6+ Kf5 g4+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Evgenij Ermenkov vs Jens Kristiansen, Stockholm, 1969
1r2b3/ppq1N2k/6n1/3p2Bp/8/1pPP4/P1P2Q1P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Bxf7 Rxf7+ Kh8 Bf6# ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Mikhail Botvinnik vs William Lombardy, Wijk aan Zee, 1969
3Rbk2/1p5R/p3rp1p/8/PrP1P1B1/1P6/5KPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6 if a5 Rf7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1969, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Triantafyllos Siaperas vs Moshe Czerniak, Zagreb, 1969
r1b2BQ1/pp6/5q2/5k2/8/6P1/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ g4+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Andrew Soltis vs Troels Bjerre, Dresden, 1969
Q4b1R/5p1R/4pkp1/1P6/1q3PP1/1Pnp4/1KP5/8 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ if Kf5 Rxf7+ or if Ke7 Qxf8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Elizbar Ubilava vs Boris Gulko, Batoumi, 1969
r5k1/pp3ppp/1bpq4/3p1P2/2P5/5NnP/PPQ3PK/R1BR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf1+ Kh1 Qh2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Istvan Polgar vs Troels Bjerre, Dresden, 1969
7R/1p2knQ1/1q1pp1p1/6P1/p1r5/1BP2P2/P1P5/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ Kb2 a3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Vlastimil Jansa vs Jan Smejkal, Luhacovice, 1969
r5k1/4bpP1/2b3PQ/4p3/2p1P2P/1qP2B2/1P6/rNKR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb2+ Kxb2 R8a2+ ]

King-pawn Opening Series



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1969, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Jan Smejkal vs Ulf Andersson, Raach, 1969
8/7k/pp1p4/3Pnp2/PP4PP/4b2K/5r2/Q7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf4 if Qg1 fxg4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Slobodan Martinovic vs Andrew Soltis, Dresden, 1969
r4k2/1p3pRp/p7/5q2/3Q4/1P6/4r2P/K6R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa5+ if Qa4 Qc3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Alberic O'Kelly De Galway vs Bent Larsen, San Juan, 1969
8/1p4r1/3p3k/pP1P3p/4QPq1/2P5/8/5RBK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ Bh2 Qxf1+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
William Lombardy vs Karoly Honfi, Monaco, 1969
6rk/1qn2Qb1/5R1p/pppPp3/P3P2P/1P1P2P1/1B6/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 if Kh7 Qg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Bruno Parma vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Novi Travnik, 1969
3r3r/1p4b1/pq1N2kp/4P3/6n1/Q7/PPP3PP/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Qd3+ if Kg5 or Kh5 Qf5+ Kh4 g3+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1969, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
James Tarjan vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Dresden, 1969
2k3r1/pp2P2p/8/3b4/3q4/1B5P/PPP2Q2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1+ Qe1 Qf3+ Qf2 Rg1+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Boris Rytov vs Alexander Malevinsky, Leningrad, 1969
r1q1r1k1/p1pp1pb1/bpn3p1/5nB1/3P4/1BN2N2/PPP2PPQ/R5KR w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 if Bxf6 Qh7+ ]

c)
Robert Huebner vs Triantafyllos Siaperas, Athens, 1969
4k2r/4bppp/2pp2n1/qb2p3/3PP3/5N2/PPQ2PPP/R1R3K1 w k - 1 0
[ a4 Ba6 Qxc6+ Kf8 b4 ]

d)
Boris Kliukin vs Alexander Beliavsky, Kiev, 1969
2bBr1k1/1pQn1pp1/1q2r2p/p1p5/P7/4PB2/5PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd7 Bxd7 Bxb6 if Bc8 Bxc5 ]

e)
Viktor Kupreichik vs Viacheslav Dydyshko, Minsk, 1969
4r1k1/1p3ppp/q2r1n2/2pP4/p4Q1P/PbN2B2/1P1R1PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 if Rxd5 Nc7 Rxd2 Qxd2 or if Rd7 Nc7 ]

See 3 or 4 moves ahead



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1969, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dragoljub Minic vs Milan Vukic, Novi Travnik, 1969
r2r2k1/pp3pbp/5pp1/3q4/P2P4/1Q3N2/1P3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

b)
David Bronstein vs Igor Zaitsev, URS, 1969
rn1q1rk1/ppp3pp/4R1n1/2b5/3P1p2/5N2/PP4PP/RNBQ2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb3 ]

c)
Karen Grigorian vs Viatcheslav Osnos, Voronezh, 1969
3r2rk/pp5p/4P3/3p1pR1/P1pP1n2/2P5/2B4P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ e7 if Rde8 Rxg8+ ]

d)
Milan Vukic vs Lothar Zinn, Zinnowitz, 1969
8/8/p5p1/1pN4p/1P6/P5Pk/6bP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd3 if Be4 Nf2# ]

e)
Arne Zwaig vs Ruben Rodriguez, Dresden, 1969
3r1rk1/p1p2p1p/1pnq2pQ/1R6/3P4/2P2BP1/P1P4P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc6 if Qxc6 Rh5 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1969, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Andras Adorjan vs Istvan Csom, Hungary, 1969
b2qkb1r/3n1ppp/4pn2/1pp5/3P4/5NP1/1PQ1PPBP/1NB2RK1 b k - 0 1
[ ...Be4 ]

b)
Julius Kozma vs Viktor Korchnoi, Luhacovice, 1969
2rq1rk1/1b2bp1p/pp3np1/8/3P4/1Q1BP3/PB2NPPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd5 Qa4 b5 Qxa6 Qxb5 Ra5 ]

c)
Vladimir Savon vs Efim Geller, Moscow, 1969
8/2R1n1kp/4qnp1/8/P2Q4/8/r5PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2 ]

d)
Vladimir Liberzon vs Alexander Zaitsev, Moscow, 1969
6k1/p5p1/2q1r3/8/2P5/5P2/PB4PP/3Q3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 if Qg1 Rd6 ]

e)
Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Albin Planinec, Novi Travnik, 1969
2k5/1p1n3p/p2Bp3/2P2pP1/PPK5/5BbP/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd6 cxd6 Ne5+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1969, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Viktor Korchnoi vs Roman Toran Albero, Palma de Majorca, 1969
6k1/1p1qN1b1/p2p1B2/5pQ1/P1P3n1/1P4Pp/4r2P/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe7 if Bxe7 Qc6+ ]

b)
Vlatko Kovacevic vs William Lombardy, Zagreb, 1969
5r1k/p1b3pp/1pp5/2P5/4P1q1/P7/6Q1/R1B2NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf1+ Kxf1 Qd1+ Kf2 Qd4+ ]

c)
Georgi Daskalov vs Jordan Ajanski, Plovdiv, 1969
4r2k/2r3qp/6p1/2R1p3/Pp2b1P1/4QPP1/1B4K1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3+ if Qxf3 Rxc5 or if Kxf3 Qf8+ ]


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