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Here are some chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973.
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.
Janis Klovans vs Mikhail Mukhin, Kirovabad, 1973
5b1k/1R6/4pPP1/8/4p3/8/1P1p4/2r2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Lutz Espig vs Romuald Grabczewski, Polanica Zdroj, 1973
5k2/pb2rp1p/8/2Q5/1N4P1/1P5q/P6P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Artur Hennings vs Jan Timman, Sochi, 1973
4r3/6Qp/p2pk3/2p5/1pP1p2q/1P6/P4R1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Roman Dzindzichashvili vs Leonid Shamkovich, URS, 1973
2Q5/p1R4p/1p1pq1pk/8/1b6/4rBP1/4P2P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Pavlosz Geszosz vs Josef Pribyl, Decin, 1973
3qnr1k/pp1nNp1p/2bp1r1Q/8/4P3/1N1B4/PP5P/R5RK w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
William Hartston vs Heikki Westerinen, Alicante, 1973
r3r3/pp4Bp/2nQ2b1/7k/8/2P4P/P5P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qd1+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Eugenio Torre vs Aleksandar Matanovic, Madonna di Campiglio, 1973
r6k/r1p2Qpp/8/1q2p3/8/pB6/2PB1PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Samuel Reshevsky vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Petropolis, 1973
5k2/p5r1/2p4Q/2qp3p/5P1P/6P1/P3R1K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kf7 Qe8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Hans Ree vs Jan-Hein Donner, Wijk aan Zee, 1973
r5kq/ppp1R1b1/3p2Q1/3P2Pp/2P3p1/6P1/P5PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kh7 Re6 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Theodor Ghitescu vs Miguel Quinteros, Wijk aan Zee, 1973
1k6/1N3p2/pKPPn1p1/4p3/4P1P1/p4P2/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ d7 if Ka8 c7 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Samiel Reshevsky vs Vladimir Savon, Petropolis, 1973
6R1/4bQ2/pn4pk/1pqP3p/6P1/5B2/5PKP/1b6 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ Kxg5 h4+ if Kxh4 Qf4# ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Leonid Shamkovich vs Rafael Vaganian, Dubna, 1973
3R4/4rkp1/7p/p1p2p1q/2P5/2B2PbP/PPB3K1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2+ if Kxg3 Qg5# or if Kg1 Bh2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Ulf Andersson vs William Hartston, Hastings, 1973
8/1pQ2pk1/q3bn1p/p3p1p1/1P2P3/P1P1BPP1/2B3KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh3+ if Kxh3 Qf1# or if Kh1 Qf1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Shimon Kagan vs Istvan Csom, Sao Paulo, 1973
5r1k/6q1/3Q4/3Bp3/1p2P2b/6NK/1PP2r1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kxh2 Qxg3+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
George Botterill vs Uwe Kunsztowicz, Bath, 1973
r3r1k1/1p3pb1/p1bPpBp1/2p1P1P1/2P3NQ/q6P/5P2/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 ]

King-pawn Opening Series



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Jan Timman vs Hans-Joachim Hecht, London, 1973
6k1/p4pp1/Q6p/8/4P3/2P1qP1P/1r4P1/3R3K w - - 1 0
[ Qc8+ Kh7 Qf5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Johnny Ivarsson vs Moshe Czerniak, Eksjo, 1973
3r2k1/p3pp1p/3r2p1/5n2/4Nb2/P3nP1K/RP2B2P/2B4R b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 if Nxd6 Rxd6 Bxe3 Nxe3 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Zbigniew Doda vs Krzysztof Pytel, Gdynia, 1973
5r1k/pp3r1p/2pN2pP/3pp3/P4n2/2P1NPq1/1P2P3/R2Q1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf5 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Ratmir Kholmov vs Vlastimil Jansa, Luhacovice, 1973
3B2k1/5p2/7p/p7/2Pb1Nb1/6P1/7r/2R1K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be3 if Kf1 Bf3 ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Sergey Makarichev vs Rafael Vaganian, Tbilisi, 1973
2kr4/1pp3pp/p7/8/QP6/4n3/PP1BRKPP/1q6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf5+ Kg3 Qg4+ Kf2 Qf4+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Alexander Kuyindzhi vs Evgeni Vasiukov, Tbilisi, 1973
5r1k/7p/4Q3/3N2b1/1p1qpp2/4N2R/1PP3PP/r4BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf1+ Kxf1 fxe3+ Qf6+ Rxf6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Albin Planinec vs Evgeni Vasiukov, Wijk aan Zee, 1973
3r2k1/5pp1/5b1p/5b2/Q1p5/P4qP1/1P1B3P/R1K1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb2+ Kxb2 Rxd2+ Kc1 Qc3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Zoltan Ribli vs Bertus Enklaar, Wijk aan Zee, 1973
r7/p4k2/1p1Q4/5qn1/2P3p1/4R1P1/P4P1P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Nicolaas Cortlever vs Robert Hartoch, Netherlands, 1973
5r1k/6p1/2bqp1Q1/2p1p3/2P1P3/2r4B/7P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Qxf8 Qh5+ Kg8 Bxe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Lajos Portisch vs Samuel Reshevsky, Petropolis, 1973
2rqrnk1/1p2p3/3p1bp1/3P2B1/2P4Q/1P5R/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 exf6 Qh8+ Kf7 Rh7+ Nxh7 Qxh7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Edmar Mednis vs Lubomir Kavalek, El Paso, 1973
2q5/p7/2Rp2pk/3Pp2p/QP1rPp2/5P1P/2r3PK/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Kxg2 Rd2+ Kf1 Qxh3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Evgeny Sveshnikov vs Leonid Stein, Moscow, 1973
4r1k1/pp1B1pp1/7r/2b1B3/5Pp1/2P4b/P6K/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf2 Rd6 Bf1+ Rxh6 g3+ ]

c)
Ulf Andersson vs Jan Smejkal, Amsterdam, 1973
R7/1pp3bk/4q1pp/1Pp4n/2Qp1P2/2NP2P1/5PBK/4r3 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5 if Qe7 Bg8+ Kh8 Bh7+ ]

d)
Lubomir Kavalek vs Ivan Radulov, Amsterdam, 1973
8/p2q2p1/1p2p1k1/n4pP1/5P2/BP3QK1/P4P2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Kh4 Kh7 Qh5+ Kg8 g6 ]

e)
Stefano Tatai vs Renato Naranja, Bauang, 1973
3k4/3q4/1b4Qp/3n4/6P1/P1N5/1P4KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Istvan Bilek vs Ivan Farago, Budapest, 1973
3r3k/5pp1/p3n2p/1p1Bq3/7P/1P3QP1/P4PK1/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6 if Rxd1 Qa8+ Kh7 Bxf7 ]

b)
Istvan Bilek vs Ervin Nagy, Budapest, 1973
3r2k1/3P1p2/5p1p/2b1pQ2/3qB2N/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kg8 Qxh6+ if Ke7 Nf5+ or if Kg8 Bh7+ mates ]

c)
Fabio Bruno vs Dragoljub Minic, Catanzaro, 1973
2r5/p4qnk/2p4p/3bBp1N/7Q/3P3P/P3P2K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kg6 Qg3# or if Qxf6 Qxf5 Rg8 Bf4 ]

d)
Jan Timman vs Lev Polugaevsky, Hilversum, 1973
2kr1b1r/1b3pp1/p2ppn1p/qp1N4/3NPP2/3B3Q/PPP3PP/2KRR3 w - - 1 0
[ Nb3 if Qa4 Nb6+ ]

e)
Miguel Quinteros vs Vladimir Tukmakov, Leningrad, 1973
8/R1p4p/3b1kp1/3Rpp2/4P1qP/4B1P1/5P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6+ cxd6 f3 Qh5 Bg5+ if Ke6 Re7# ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Istvan Csom vs Borislav Ivkov, Ljubljana/Portoroz, 1973
5r1k/4Q1bp/6p1/5p2/4p3/1B4P1/Pq3P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 ]

b)
Jan Smejkal vs Bruno Parma, Ljubljana/Portoroz, 1973
4R3/pnr2p1k/1pQq1Pp1/2pP3p/8/2P4B/P4P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd6 Nxd6 Rd8 if Nb7 d6 ]

c)
Jan Smejkal vs Stefano Tatai Stefano, Ljubljana/Portoroz, 1973
1rbq1rk1/1p3pbp/pn1p1np1/2pP4/P1N5/2N3P1/1P2PPBP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd6 if Qxd6 Bf4 ]

d)
Hans-Joachim Hecht vs Peter Markland, London, 1973
r5k1/1p1np2p/1q1p2pb/pP6/2P1br2/3B4/PBNQ2PP/2R2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4 if Rxf1+ Rxf1 Bxd2 Bd5+ mates or if Rxe4 Qd5+ ]

e)
Walter Browne vs Silvino Garcia Martinez, Madrid, 1973
1r2r1k1/pp1bnpp1/6qp/8/2pNN3/2P3Q1/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Walter Browne vs Julio Kaplan, Madrid, 1973
4k2r/1p1r2bp/p2p1pp1/3Pp3/5PQ1/1Pq1B1P1/P1P4P/2R1R1K1 w k - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kd8 Bb6+ Kc8 Re4 w/Rc4+ ]

b)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Albin Planinec, Madrid, 1973
5rk1/1p1n4/2bQ2p1/2P1n2p/p3Pq2/2B2P2/PP4PP/3R1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4+ if Kg7 Qe7+ Kh6 Bd2 or if Nxc4 Qxg6# ]cbr>
c)
Lubomir Kavalek vs Radolfo Cardoso, Manila, 1973
r6k/6pp/p2p4/1p1P2b1/3B2Q1/P5RP/3q2P1/4rRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe1 Qxe1+ Kh2 if Bf6 Bxf6 or if h6 h4 ]

d)
Lev Polugaevsky vs Nukhim Rashkovsky, Moscow, 1973
2R5/1rn1k1p1/1p2pp1p/1P2P3/3N4/7P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ if Kf7 Nd8+ or if Kd7 Rd8# ]

e)
Mikhail Tal vs Paul Keres, Moscow, 1973
5r2/1p1r2b1/p1k1b2p/2pN3B/2Pnp2B/1P5P/P5P1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8 Bxf8 Be8 ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gennadi Kuzmin vs Viktor Korchnoi, Moscow, 1973
1r6/5p1p/P5p1/1pb1N1P1/3pkP2/7P/R1P5/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 if Rc8 Nxc5 ]

b)
Peter Biyiasas vs Shimon Kagan, Petropolis, 1973
1r1r4/k4pb1/1p2p1pp/p3P3/Pq5P/1P1R1Q2/5PN1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8 Rxd8 Qxf7+ ]

c)
Bozidar Ivanovic vs Ivan Farago, Pristina, 1973
3r2k1/1p3p2/2n3pp/2Q2N2/3R1P2/6P1/2P1q1PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ if Kh7 Nxc6 ]

d)
Goran Antunac vs Jacek Bednarski, Wijk aan Zee, 1973
2br2k1/2N2qpp/1p6/3r1p2/1pQ1p3/1P4P1/P3PPBP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 if Qxd5 Rd1 or if Rxd5 Qxc8+ ]

e)
Pal Benko vs Arturo Pomar Salamanca, Orense, 1973
1r2N2k/p2b2p1/8/1pp1p1p1/3n4/3P2P1/PP2P1BP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Kh7 Nf6+ gxf6 Rxb8 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lothar Zinn vs Josef Pribyl, Decin, 1973
2r4k/pp4bp/3p2p1/8/q2PRN2/2P1Q1P1/P5KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6+ if Kg8 Ne7+ or if hxg6 Rh4+ Kg8 Qe6+ ]

b)
Robert Hartoch vs Vlatko Kovacevic, Amsterdam, 1973
5k2/2p3bp/1p4p1/4P1PP/1pP1Bp2/1P2nN2/P3R2K/r7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf1+ if Kh3 Ng3 ]

c)
Andrzej Filipowicz vs Zoltan Ribli, Bath, 1973
1q1r2k1/6bp/b1Q1p1p1/1N3p2/P4n2/3B4/6PP/1R2R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb7 if Qc2 Bxg2+ Kg1 Qb6+ mates ]

d)
Samuel Reshevsky vs Robert Byrne, Chicago, 1973
6rk/p5bp/1p1Q4/2p1B3/2P5/1P2R2P/q5PK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ Kxg2 Bxe5+ ]

e)
Wladyslaw Schinzel vs Andrzej Maciejewski, Gdynia, 1973
8/p3r1k1/P2R1pp1/1P1Q3P/8/2qBP2K/5P1P/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc8+ if Bf5 Qxf5+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1973, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Igor Ivanov vs Viktor Korchnoi, Leningrad, 1973
3qr1k1/pb3ppp/3ppb2/1P4n1/NP1P4/P5PP/2Q2PBB/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa8 Bxb7 Qxb7 Qc6 Qxc6 bxc6 Nf3+ ]

b)
Silvino Garcia Martinez vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Madrid, 1973
6k1/5p1p/3q2p1/8/P3nP2/3B4/4Q1PP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd3 Qxd3 Nf2+ ]

c)
Efim Geller vs Vladimir Tukmakov, Moscow, 1973
1r3bk1/5p2/5Ppp/8/8/5NqP/3R2P1/2Q3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5+ Kh1 Be3 ]

d)
Vladimir Savon vs Henrique Mecking, Petropolis, 1973
4k2r/4Bppp/p2pp3/1pn5/2rNbPP1/P7/1PP1B2P/2KR3R b k - 0 1
[ ...Nb3+ Kb1 Rxd4 if Bxd6 Bxh1 cxb3 Rxd1+ ]

e)
Eduard Gufeld vs Rafael Vaganian, Tbilisi, 1973
R7/1pp1k3/5r2/4N3/5P2/pn4P1/4K2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...a2 if Rxa2 Nc1+ or if Kd3 Ra6 ]

f)
Hans Ree vs Evgeni Vasiukov, Wijk aan Zee, 1973
8/6rk/1brpb1qp/3Np3/7p/PQ3P1P/3R2PB/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd4 Bg1 Rc5 if Bxd4 Bxd5 or if Rxd4 Qxg2# ]


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