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Here are some chess puzzles from top rated games of 1970.
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)
Black mates in 2.
Tudev Ujtumen vs Lajos Portisch, Palma de Majorca, 1970
3n2rk/7p/1p2p3/5p2/2Pp1P2/N5nr/PP1R2N1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Miguel Quinteros vs Oscar Panno, Buenos Aires, 1970
2R5/p4p1p/1p1rpQpk/3qP3/n2p1P1P/3P2P1/PP6/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Rafael Vaganian vs Anatoly Karpov, Leningrad, 1970
r1rR4/5kpp/p7/5p2/q2NpB2/4P3/5PPP/3Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Duncan Suttles vs Tudev Ujtumen, Palma de Majorca, 1970
7k/2r4p/1b3RP1/p3p2Q/1p1pN1q1/3Pn3/PP1B4/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Kg7 Rf7+ Rxf7 Qxh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Igor Platonov vs Viktor Moiseev, Riga, 1970
r4r2/3p1pk1/p3bq1p/3n3Q/4R2P/1P1B4/PB4P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rg4+ Bxg4 Qxg4+ Kh8 Qf5 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1970, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Robert Huebner vs Albin Planinec, Sombor, 1970
2r4k/5Q1p/6p1/3B4/8/2q3PP/P4PK1/2n2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc1 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Mikhail Tal vs Viktor Korchnoi, Herceg Novi, 1970
2b1Qr1k/5rpp/pqB2p2/3R4/Pp6/1Pp5/2P2PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7 if h6 Qxf8+ Kh7 Re7 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Bent Larsen vs Boris Spassky, Belgrade, 1970
2kr4/ppp1qpp1/2p5/2b2b2/2P1pPP1/1P2P3/PBQPB1p1/RN2KR2 b Q - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ Kd1 gxf1/Q+ Bxf1 Bxg4+ ]

d)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Efim Geller, Amsterdam, 1970
r3n1k1/5pbp/pQ4p1/2P2b2/1Pq2BP1/5P2/3R3P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb7 Qxf4 Qxa8 if Qxd2 Qxe8+ ]

e)
Mikhail Tal vs Naum Levin, Georgia, 1970
6k1/1pqrnp2/3p2p1/2pn2b1/P1Q3Pp/2B4P/1PP1RP2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd5 if Nxd5 Re8+ mates ]

'Sac&Mate' - sacs that end in mate



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1970, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Igor Platonov vs Yuri Sakharov, Kiev, 1970
rn2r3/1b2N2p/p7/4P3/kp2n3/4B3/PPP3PP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Bxd5 Rxd5 mates or if Nd7 Nc7
or if Rxe5 Nb6+ Kb5 Nxa8 Bxa8 Rd8
]

b)
Jan-Hein Donner vs Bent Larsen, Leiden, 1970
r3r2k/1p1b1p1p/p2p1q1B/2nP1P1Q/P2p1R2/3B4/1P4PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Qe5 Qh6 or if Qg7 f6 Qg8 Bh6 ]

c)
Mikhail Tal vs Mikhail Podgaets, Sochi, 1970
r2k4/3q3r/1pp1pp1p/8/3P4/B5Q1/P5PP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

d)
Dragoljub Velimirovic vs Jan Smejkal, Yugoslavia, 1970
6k1/p1p3p1/1p1q3p/3P3r/2P2P1P/8/5P2/1Q2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kf7 Re6 if Qd8 Qg6+ ]

e)
Igor Platonov vs Gennadi Kuzmin, Kiev, 1970
4r1kr/R3Bp2/7p/5q2/3p1b2/1P3Q2/1P3PPP/3KR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc8 if Bc5 Qxc5 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1970, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Samuel Reshevsky vs Robert Fischer, Palma de Majorca, 1970
4rbk1/3Q1ppp/3p4/3P4/3q4/B7/P5PP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2 if Rg1 Re1 mates ]

b)
Jan Smejkal vs Ulf Andersson, Prague, 1970
4rrk1/1p1n2np/p2p4/2pP4/P1P3P1/2P4Q/2q3B1/2B1RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1 if Rxe1 Qf2+ ]

c)
Lajos Portisch vs Svetozar Gligoric, Siegen, 1970
5r1k/1p3Pbp/p2p4/3Q2PP/6q1/8/PPB5/1K2R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb4 ]

d)
Zoltan Ribli vs Robert Huebner, Sombor, 1970
r4rk1/1pp2ppp/4q3/2P2b2/p4n2/2P1BR2/PP1QB1PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe2+ Qxe2 Bg4 ]

e)
Dragoljub Velimirovic vs David Bronstein, Vinkovci, 1970
8/8/p5pk/4p1q1/1Q2R3/1P6/PKP3PP/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc1+ Kc3 Qa1+ Kc4 Rd4+ ]


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