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Here are some chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982.
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.
Jens Kristiansen vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Denmark, 1982
5r1k/7p/3R1ppP/1p6/3Q4/1P2N1Pq/PB2rP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Jacob Murey vs Erling Mortensen, Randers, 1982
r4r1k/ppqn2bp/6p1/2BQNb2/2B2P2/8/PP4PP/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Predrag Nikolic vs Petar Popovic, Sarajevo, 1982
3r1bk1/8/p2PrPp1/2pn2PQ/q1P5/P7/3B4/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Yuri Anikaev vs Evgeni Vasiukov, Telavi, 1982
3q4/6p1/1p3n1k/p4Q2/2BBp1pp/PP2Pb1P/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf7 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
John Van Der Wiel vs Jan Timman, Wijk aan Zee, 1982
k3r3/1p4p1/p2R4/8/2QN1Bn1/8/PPP5/2KN3q w - - 1 0
[ Rxa6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Reynaldo Vera vs Lexy Ortega, Cuba, 1982
2b3k1/1p4p1/r2p4/2pPp1nP/P1P1P2r/2NB1pK1/P4P2/1R5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Nick De Firmian vs Sergey Kudrin, Gausdal, 1982
5k2/ppRbpp2/3p1np1/8/3NP1n1/1B4K1/PP5r/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Simen Agdestein vs Nick De Firmian, Gausdal, 1982
5r1k/p6p/1p6/1Qp1b3/8/6Pn/4BqNP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Wenzhe Liu, Lucerne, 1982
r3r1k1/1p3p2/p7/3P1Q2/P4Pnp/5B2/1P3NPq/R1B2K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Lev Polugaevsky vs Eric Lobron, Manila, 1982
6k1/3N4/p2p1q2/P1pP1n2/1pN3p1/1P4Pn/6KP/4Q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh4+ if gxh4 Qf3# ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Heikki Westerinen vs Mikhail Tal, Moscow, 1982
6k1/5ppp/Q1b3q1/2P5/PP6/5NB1/3r2rP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Spyridon Skembris vs Georgi Tringov, Vrnjacka Banja, 1982
8/6b1/2pQ2pk/5p2/P4q1p/5P1P/3R2K1/3Nr3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Artashes Minasian vs Sergey Galdunts, Yerevan, 1982
8/b1R2Npk/p7/4p2n/3nP3/7P/6QK/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Lutz Espig vs Mikhail Tal, Yerevan, 1982
8/p3r2p/QppN2p1/8/1PPn4/Pk1q4/5PPP/KR6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb1+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Theodor Ghitescu, Berlin, 1982
6R1/7p/3p3k/2pB4/p1Pr2PK/1P3P2/P7/5b2 w - - 1 0
[ Be4 ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Knut Helmers vs Predrag Nikolic, Esbjerg, 1982
5R2/2kqr3/p2Np1pp/P2nP3/Q7/8/1P4PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Qc6 Rc8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Tamas Utasi vs Luis Galego, Groningen, 1982
2b1k3/3n1pbQ/2B1p3/p7/3q3B/4R1P1/2P2PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Bf8 Rxe6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Viktor Kupreichik vs Larry Christiansen, Hastings, 1982
2r1k3/pp4Q1/1q6/3p4/2nPpN2/2P5/PP1r4/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Kd7 Rg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Paul Littlewood vs Murray Chandler, Hastings, 1982
r1B5/ppQ3p1/2p2p2/1k1p1N2/1n1P4/8/PP3q2/KR6 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6+ if Ka4 b3+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Yuri Razuvaev vs Yuri Anikaev, Kislovodsk, 1982
r2q1r2/5p2/p3P1pQ/2Rb1B1n/1p1p3P/6k1/PP4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 if Qxd5 Qg5# or if b3 Rf3+ w/Rh3# ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Murray Chandler vs Manuel Rivas Pastor, Minsk, 1982
2b3rk/r3bQ1p/p1qp1p2/5p2/Np2PN2/1P1R4/PP4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rh3 if Rg7 Ng6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Beliavsky vs Mikhail Tal, Moscow, 1982
3k4/p2r4/1pR4p/4Q3/8/5P2/q5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ if Re7 Qf8+ or if Ke8 Rc8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Orest Averkin vs Predrag Nikolic, Sochi, 1982
r1b1kr2/pp3p2/1b1qP3/3p2Q1/8/P5P1/1PB2P1P/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba4+ if Qc6 exf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Valentin Lukov vs Tihomir Toshkov, Sofia, 1982
r2rkb1R/7Q/2b3p1/1p2PpP1/3q1N2/pP6/P1P5/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Nxg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Garry Kasparov vs Elmar Magerramov, URS, 1982
3r1r1k/1p3p1p/p2p4/4n1NN/6bQ/1BPq4/P3p1PP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ if Rxf7 Qxd8+ or if Kg8 Nf6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Michael Tseitlin vs Nikolay Popov, URS, 1982
5rkr/p2R2pp/8/1pn5/4Q2B/5N2/q4PPK/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qg4+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alvis Vitolins vs Alexander Ivanov, URS, 1982
2q1B2k/7r/3pp2B/3b3Q/1p1p4/1P6/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Kxg7 Qf7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Viktor Ciocaltea vs Zoltan Ribli, Baile Herculane, 1982
8/3N2kp/pB2p1p1/P3P3/1P4K1/5r1r/5R2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...h5+ Kg5 Rhg3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Javier Gil Capape vs Marcelo Tempone, Copenhagen, 1982
6rk/3P1p1p/R2Q4/1Np1p3/Pr2P3/5PpP/2P1n3/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...g2+ Kh2 gxf1/N+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Boris Gulko vs Viktor Kupreichik, Kislovodsk, 1982
k2r4/1pQ5/p7/4n2q/4p3/P3P1P1/1P3PP1/2R1K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if gxf3 Qh1+ Ke2 exf3# ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Amador Rodriguez vs Evgeny Mochalov, Minsk, 1982
2r5/6pk/3p3p/P3p2Q/4Pb1n/1P3PPP/6RK/4q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg3+ Rxg3 Rc2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Emir Dizdarevic vs Gyula Sax, Sarajevo, 1982
5rk1/6rp/8/2p1P3/P1NpK3/3P1p1q/1RP2Q1P/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 if Ne3 Qc6+ or if e6 Qxe6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Jan Smejkal vs Bojan Kurajica, Sarajevo, 1982
5rk1/ppp3p1/3p2p1/2PP4/2P5/2R1P3/P1b3K1/2Bq2Q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4+ if Kh2 Qh4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Sergey Dolmatov vs Vladimir Malaniuk, Severodonetsk, 1982
8/2R2pk1/1p4p1/4p2p/7P/2P1q1P1/1Q1n2K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Radoslav Simic vs Spyridon Skembris, Vrnjacka Banja, 1982
k7/1pR1n1pp/p3B3/1b2b3/4p1K1/1R2B2P/PP4P1/5r2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be2+ if Kh4 Ng6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Lars Schandorff vs Carlos Alejandro Martinez, Copenhagen, 1982
r1r2nk1/pp1b3p/4p1pP/qn1pP3/3P4/P1NBB1P1/1P4K1/1R1Q1R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qf3 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Lev Psakhis vs Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Minsk, 1982
1qr5/1r3p1p/ppbRpknQ/8/2P1P3/2n1B1P1/P4K1P/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5+ Ke5 Qg7+ Kxe4 R1d4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Predrag Nikolic vs Anton Deze, Novi Sad, 1982
6k1/3r1pp1/pp5p/5P1P/2R5/6Q1/Pqn2PBK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ if Kh7 Qg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Alexander Panchenko vs Murray Chandler, Sochi, 1982
1rk4r/5Qpp/q1N5/2BP4/1P6/4P1P1/Pb1p3P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ if Kb7 Na5+ Kc7 Rf7+ or if Kc7 Nf7# ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Mikhail Tal vs David Bronstein, Tbilisi, 1982
2b2k2/2p2r1p/p2pR3/1p3PQ1/3q3N/1P6/2P3PP/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ if hxg6 Qd8+ Kg7 Rxg6+ or if Kg8 or Kg7 Ne7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Andras Adorjan vs Krunoslav Hulak, Toluca, 1982
r1b2n1k/pp3r1p/2nq1P1B/4p1Q1/3pB3/6P1/PP5P/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Rxg7+ fxg7+ Kg8 Rxf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Ratimir Kholmov vs David Bronstein, URS, 1982
4r3/5p1k/8/5P2/6QK/6P1/P1P1p2P/8 w - - 1 0
[ f6 if Re4 Qxe4+ Kh6 Qg4 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Gilles Miralles vs Tamas Utasi, Groningen, 1982
6k1/pp3ppp/8/2P1b3/1RR1PP1K/P2r4/7P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf6+ Kg4 g6 f5 h5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Krunoslav Hulak vs Miso Cebalo, Zagreb, 1982
5bk1/5p2/R2pb1p1/4p2p/2P1P2P/Q4NP1/1r3PK1/2q2B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh3+ if Kh2 Qxf1 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Gyula Sax vs Vlastimil Jansa, Baile Herculane, 1982
4k1r1/R4p1p/p1b1p2Q/2Np2p1/1r6/1P1P4/P2q1PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ if fxe6 Qxe6+ or if Kd8 Qf6+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Robert Huebner vs Bozidar Ivanovic, Bugojno, 1982
3q1n1k/8/5P2/5p2/2Qb1P2/6K1/PP4P1/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rh1+ Nh7 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Evgeni Vasiukov vs Evgeny Sveshnikov, Kislovodsk, 1982
r6k/4Q2p/2b1B1pb/1p2p3/4qp2/2P3P1/5P1P/1R1R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Rxd8 Qf6+ Bg7 Qxd8+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Walter Browne vs Aldo Haik, Lucerne, 1982
4k3/1p1Rb1pp/2p5/p3pP2/q5P1/3QB2P/5N1K/r7 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7+ if Kxe7 Bg5+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Beliavsky vs Bojan Kurajica, Sarajevo, 1982
7R/3b1k1p/p4p2/2b1p3/4B3/5Q2/P4PKP/4q3 w - - 1 0
[ Qb3+ if Ke7 Rxh7+ Kd6 Qd5+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Konstantin Lerner vs Igor Novikov, Yalta, 1982
b6r/2R5/p3Ppk1/3p2pp/1Q1N4/P5PP/5P1K/5q2 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Kxg7 Qe7+ Kh6 Qxf6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Miguel Illescas Cordoba vs Florin Gheorghiu, Badalona, 1982
R7/4pk2/4p3/8/P2b2pp/8/3r3P/5B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...h3 if Rh8 Rd1 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Nikola Spiridonov vs Jozsef Pinter, Baile Herculane, 1982
7k/6p1/7p/P2q1p2/1p1p1P1b/7Q/4r2P/1R1R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf2+ Kf1 Rc2 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Lev Polugaevsky vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Lucerne, 1982
2r3k1/1b4p1/pp2p3/2brP2Q/P6P/1P4qP/1B4B1/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ Kxg2 Rd2+ Kg3 Rg2+ ]

d)
Mihai Suba vs Aleksander Sznapik, Baile Herculane, 1982
8/8/1p1pR1pp/1P1B2k1/2Pb4/3P2PK/3r4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Be4 if Bf6 Rxd6 ]

e)
Dmitry Gurevich vs Jonathan Tisdall, Brighton, 1982
r1b1r1k1/pp3ppp/8/3Qn3/1P6/4PP2/1q1B2PP/RB3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra2 if Be6 Qxe6 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Fabio Bruno vs Vladimir Bukal, Catanzaro, 1982
5k2/1p1nqp2/p4n2/2pP1RQ1/1r4P1/3P4/1P5P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Ke8 Qh8+ if Nf8 Qxf6 or if Qf8 Re1+ ]

b)
Niaz Murshed vs Lars Schandorff, Copenhagen, 1982
5r2/pQ3p2/3r1qk1/3BRbp1/8/6P1/P4PK1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rxf5 if Kxf5 Qb1+ mates or if Qxf5 Be4 ]

c)
Vlastimil Hort vs Slavoljub Marjanovic, Dortmund, 1982
6r1/1b2kp2/1q1Np2p/1pn5/3b4/4B3/6PP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ if Kxd6 or Kd8 Qxd4(+) mates ]

d)
Viacheslav Dydyshko vs Maia Chiburdanidze, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1982
rk1rn3/pq3p2/b1pp1n1R/4bP2/4PN1Q/2N1BB2/PPR2K2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5 if Qe7 Bg5 ]

e)
Viacheslav Dydyshko vs Sergey Smagin, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1982
1q4k1/3n1pp1/p2r3p/P3p3/bpQN4/4PP2/1P2B1PP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if Rd2 Qg4 g6 Rc8+ or if Rc6 Ne7+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Peter Korzubov vs Maia Chiburdanidze, Ivano-Frankovsk, 1982
5rk1/5ppp/pp3n2/4qN2/P6Q/2P5/1P4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qg5 if Nd7 or Nd5 Nh6+ ]

b)
Yasser Seirawan vs Anatoly Karpov, London, 1982
3R4/q1r2ppk/Qp5p/8/P7/5BP1/1r2PP1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd3+ if f5 Qxf5+ g6 Qe6 Rg7 Qe8 or if g6 Qd4 ]

c)
Jacob Murey vs Miguel Quinteros, Lucerne, 1982
1k5r/1pr2p2/p2Qp3/NPq1P3/2P5/P4Pp1/1KR5/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ ]

d)
Manuel Rivas Pastor vs Jan-Hein Donner, Marbella, 1982
q2r1rk1/2R2pp1/pp1Np2p/3nP3/1P1nNPQ1/P7/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if Kh8 Rxf7 or if Nxf6 exf6 g6 Nxf7 ]

e)
Manuel Rivas Pastor vs Jonathan Mestel, Marbella, 1982
1rbq4/5p1k/3p1Pp1/2pNr1QB/1p2P2P/8/PP6/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Ne7 if Rxg5 hxg5 Qxe7 fxe7 Be6 Bc1+ Kg7 Ba4 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xiv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Valery Chekhov vs Yuri Razuvaev, Moscow, 1982
r4rk1/pp2ppbp/2npbnp1/2q5/2P1P3/2N2N1P/PP1BBPP1/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Na4 if Qh5 Ng5 ]

b)
John Van Der Wiel vs Milan Bjelajac, Novi Sad, 1982
2kn1R2/p2p4/3P1ppB/1pp1p3/8/2P2P2/qPP3P1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7 if b4 Bxf6 ]

c)
Adam Kuligowski vs Wlodzimierz Schmidt, Poland, 1982
8/4Rpkp/1n1N2p1/2p3B1/2bb4/7P/6P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rb7 ]

d)
Jacob Murey vs Yrjo Rantanen, Randers, 1982
6k1/1b3R2/p6p/2b1N1p1/8/5PP1/6PK/2r2B2 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3 if Bd5 Bh7+ Kh8 Ng6# ]

e)
Petar Popovic vs Emir Dizdarevic, Sarajevo, 1982
4r1k1/3q2bp/p5p1/3p2P1/3B2nP/1P4Q1/P5B1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 Kxg7 Bh3 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jan Smejkal vs Faruk Bistric, Sarajevo, 1982
1Q6/p1q1rppk/R4n1p/8/8/5PP1/5PKP/5B2 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3+ g6 Qxc7 Rxc7 Rxf6 ]

b)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Petar Popovic, Sarajevo, 1982
3r4/p3r3/1p4qk/2pBB2p/P1P2P2/2Q3Pb/5K2/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ f5 if Qe8 Bf4+ Kh7 Qf6 or if Bxf5 Bf4+ mates ]

c)
Alvis Vitolins vs Nikolai Andrianov, Severodonetsk, 1982
3r4/P1R1n3/5k2/4p3/PN2p3/4pb2/4B3/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 if Kxe7 Nc6+ ]

d)
Bruno Parma vs Bachar Kouatly, St.Maxime, 1982
r7/1p4kp/p2q1rp1/2p5/4P3/2Q5/PP4PP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rad1 if Qc6 Rxf6 Qxf6 Rd7+ ]

e)
Gennadij Timoscenko vs Sergey Nadyrhanov, Tashkent, 1982
8/4r2p/5p2/1p1k4/3n4/1N4P1/5PKP/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rd1 if Re4 f3 ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xvi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Smbat Lputian vs Andrei Lukin, Telavi, 1982
3k1r2/1q2b1pp/4R3/1p1nN3/1P1P4/1Q2p3/1P3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ if Kc8 Qxd5 ]

b)
Yasser Seirawan vs Amador Rodriguez, Toluca, 1982
5rk1/R7/5qp1/1b6/4p1P1/8/1Q3N1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb3+ if Rf7 Rxf7 or if Kh8 Qh3+ mates ]

c)
Lubomir Kavalek vs Hans Ree, Wijk aan Zee, 1982
4rk2/p2b2p1/4p1P1/3p3Q/8/6N1/PqP3PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if exf5 Qh8# ]

d)
Krum Georgiev vs Smbat Lputian, Yerevan, 1982
2r3k1/5p2/5p2/8/p2p4/b1rR3R/2P2PPP/4NK2 w - - 1 0
[ Rdg3+ Kf8 Rh8+ Ke7 Rxc8 Rxc8 Rxa3 ]

e)
Artur Jussupow vs Viktor Gavrikov, Yerevan, 1982
8/3R2b1/1B4kp/3Pp2r/8/8/6P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 d6 if Rf5 d7 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xvii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Adam Kuligowski vs Gennadi Sosonko, Amsterdam, 1982
8/1p2rpkp/6p1/1R1B4/3rp3/P2n2P1/3P1P1P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re5 if Bc4 Rxc4 ]

b)
Anthony Miles vs Vlastimil Hort, Amsterdam, 1982
5r2/3R1p2/R3pk2/3p1p1p/3P1K1P/4PPP1/5r2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg8 if Raa7 Rg4# or if e4 dxe4 Ke3 Rxf3+ ]

c)
Peter Ostermeyer vs Oleg Romanishin, Dortmund, 1982
2rr2k1/p2qbppp/4pn2/8/4P3/PP1B4/4QPPP/1RBR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc3 ]

d)
John Nunn vs Harry Schussler, Eksjo, 1982
r1br2k1/pp2bp1p/2n3p1/2q1p1B1/4Q3/2PB1N2/PP3PPP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5 if Qh4 Rxd3 ]

e)
Heikki Westerinen vs Leonid Shamkovich, Esbjerg, 1982
5b2/1p5p/p3kn2/6R1/P7/1P5P/6P1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 if Rg8 Kf7 or if Rg3 Nf7+ or if Ra5 Bb4 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xviii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lars-Ake Schneider vs Michael Tseitlin, Hradec Kralove, 1982
6k1/7p/p4p2/3r4/6P1/2P2RP1/PP5r/R3K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re5+ ]

b)
Ivan Farago vs Yrjo Rantanen, Jarvenpaa, 1982
7r/pp4k1/2p1R3/2P2pp1/2B3n1/1PN2PP1/P4bK1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ Kf1 Ne3+ Ke2 Nxc4 bxc4 Kf7 ]

c)
Anatoly Vaisser vs Elizbar Ubilava, Kislovodsk, 1982
7k/1p3pp1/7p/8/3n4/P7/1Pr2RPP/2q2QKR b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3 g3 Rc1 ]

d)
Andras Adorjan vs Eric Lobron, London, 1982
5rk1/1P3p2/1Qq1p1p1/2r4p/5P2/8/6PP/RR4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ if Rxc1 Qxb6+ or if Kf2 Rc2+ mates ]

e)
Lars Karlsson vs Sergio Mariotti, Lugano, 1982
r5k1/Np6/pP2bnpp/3p1p2/q2PpP2/4P1P1/P3Q1BP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb4 w/Qxb6 & Rxa7 ]

'More tactics in the Sicilian' series



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgeny Mochalov vs Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Minsk, 1982
2k2r2/pp6/3b4/2p1N3/2Pp1B1n/6KP/PP6/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe5 Bxe5 Rg8+ Kf2 Rxg1 Kxg1 Nf3+ ]

b)
Amador Rodriguez vs Leonid Yudasin, Minsk, 1982
r2r2k1/pb1qbppp/1p2n3/1P1p4/2pP1B2/P1R2NPB/4PP1P/1Q1R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf4 Bxd7 Nxe2+ Kg2 Nxc3 if Qc1 Nxd1 ]

c)
Albert Kapengut vs Nikolai Andrianov, Minsk, 1982
6k1/5ppp/p7/1P6/Qb1q4/6B1/P3rPPP/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4 if Qd1 Re1+ ]

d)
Yuri Averbakh vs Sergey Kalinitschew, Moscow, 1982
1r2n1k1/1q1bbppp/3p4/3Pp3/4P3/Q1N3P1/1P1BBP1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra8 ]

e)
Igor Zaitsev vs Eduard Meduna, Moscow, 1982
3r1rk1/pp1b1ppp/6q1/6N1/8/2R5/PP1Q1PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...h6 if Nf3 Bh3 or if Ne4 Bc6 Qc2 Bxe4 Rxe4 Qxe4 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1982, pt. xx.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Smbat Lputian vs Alex Yermolinsky, Pavlodar, 1982
r1b2r2/1p3pbk/6pp/q1pP4/1nP1PBPP/p1N2P2/P2QB3/1R2K2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 Qxc3 Nd3+ Kd2 Qxc3+ Kxc3 Nxf4 ]

b)
Jon Arnason vs Johann Hjartarson, Reykjavik, 1982
r5k1/5p2/Np1R2pp/1B6/P4qP1/2P1b3/4Q1P1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ..Qg3 if Rd3 Qh4# ]

c)
Karl Thorsteins vs Julio Granda Zuniga, Rio de Janeiro, 1982
6rk/8/p2Q3p/3P4/3b1P2/6Bq/Pr3RB1/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2+ Bxf2 Qxg2+ Ke2 Qxf2+ ]

d)
Lothar Vogt vs Guenther Moehring, Salzwedel, 1982
1r2r1k1/5p1p/2pb1Qp1/p2p4/P2B4/2P3Pq/1PBn1P1P/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5 Bxe5 Rxe5 if Rfd1 Rh5 mates ]

e)
Robert Huebner vs Mikhail Tal, Wijk aan Zee, 1982
r4rk1/1pp3pp/p1pb1n2/4N2b/4PB2/3R1N2/PPP2PPP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf3 if gxf3 Nh5 ]


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