King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983.
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.
Nikola Spiridonov vs Paul Van Der Sterren, Albena, 1983
8/rp1R3p/1R6/2r2pk1/3p4/2bP1KN1/4PP1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Jozsef Pinter vs Erling Mortensen, Helsinki, 1983
r6k/pb1P2bp/2N4N/3Q4/1p4p1/7P/PP2q3/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Joel Benjamin vs Nigel Short, London, 1983
2r1rb2/1p3p2/p2p1Q1p/3P1N2/P1p2k2/8/1P3KPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ng3+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Mihai Suba vs Harry Schussler, Tallinn, 1983
1rn2r2/p2p2k1/1p1P4/2p1p1N1/2P3q1/P3B3/1PB2P2/2K4Q w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Gennadi Sosonko vs Jan Timman, Tilburg, 1983
R7/5Npk/1p3n1p/4p1p1/2P1P1Pr/4KP2/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Yasser Seirawan vs Adam Kuligowski, Wijk aan Zee, 1983
r1r5/3qp2Q/1p3kp1/3PnP2/6P1/5RP1/P4PK1/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ g5+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Gennadi Sosonko vs Ivan Radulov, Plovdiv, 1983
8/2N1Qpkp/6p1/4n3/2p5/2b3P1/P3r1BP/5n1K w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Krunoslav Hulak vs Andras Adorjan, Jakarta, 1983
6k1/5pb1/3p2pp/3P4/Q4RP1/2q4P/1rN5/2KR1B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Anton Deze vs Milan Bjelajac, Novi Sad, 1983
2b1k3/pr1p4/2p1p2Q/1P5N/2Pbq2r/8/P5PP/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Vladimir Hresc vs Zbigniew Ksieski, Polanica Zdroj, 1983
6k1/6p1/8/p1P1b1Bp/P2p3P/3rPqP1/1P5K/4Q2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Jaime Sunye Neto vs Laszlo Hazai, Tuzla, 1983
r6q/ppp1nkb1/3pN3/1P1Pp3/P2P1pn1/B4QP1/4P1Br/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Konstantin Lerner vs Arshak Petrosian, Yurmala, 1983
4r1k1/Q4b1p/2p3pP/1p2q1P1/P7/8/1P6/K4R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Eugenio Torre vs Zoltan Ribli, Alicante, 1983
5rk1/1p6/4p3/2PpN3/3Pn1p1/3K1P2/R1Q3q1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Kiril Georgiev vs Evgeny Bareev, Belfort, 1983
r2r2k1/5ppp/2nR1b2/2p5/P7/5N2/qP3PPP/2BQR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8+ if Rxd8 Qxd8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Tamas Utasi vs Zsuzsa Polgar, Budapest, 1983
2r5/4p2p/3pQ1p1/1qr2p2/5Pk1/7R/6P1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh4+ Kxh4 Qxe7+ ]

'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Lajos Portisch vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Jakarta, 1983
2bR4/4Qp1k/6pq/1n6/P7/5N2/1r3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ if Qxg5 Qxf7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Petrushin vs Alexander Semeniuk, Krasnodar, 1983
5rk1/4Qpnp/2N1p3/pqNrP1p1/1p3R2/8/PPP3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 Rxf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Valery Chekhov vs Jan Adamski, Lvov, 1983
8/p3Q3/7p/n4k2/3pN3/6K1/P1q3PP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6+ Kg6 Qf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Andras Adorjan vs Paul Van Der Sterren, Plovdiv, 1983
4bQ2/p4p1p/1n4p1/4q3/3R2Pk/P3P3/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ if Qh5 gxh5+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Slavoljub Marjanovic vs Goran Cabrilo, Bela Crkva, 1983
r1b3k1/1q4p1/pp1p2NB/7Q/3b4/3P4/PP4PP/4RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kf7 Ne5+ Kf6 Qg6# ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Jacek Flis vs Vladimir Hresc Polanica Zdroj, 1983
R7/1r4k1/2pp2bp/4Nn2/1qB5/3P2PP/1Q4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7+ if Qxb2 Rg8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Bela Toth vs Fernand Gobet, Reggio Emilia, 1983
6k1/pp3pPp/2p2R2/8/4P1b1/1B1n1nNP/PP1QNqP1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Kxg7 Qh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Attila Groszpeter vs Lexy Ortega, Varna, 1983
1r1k4/8/p2p4/2PP1Q1B/4p3/3nP3/Pq3PP1/2R2K2 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ if Kc7 Qe7+ or if Kd7 Bg4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Eugenio Torre vs Helmut Pfleger, Hannover, 1983
2Q5/pp1r1ppk/7p/8/4pK2/PBP5/1P4q1/R1B5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3+ Ke5 f6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Ennio Arlandi vs Valery Salov, Groningen, 1983
6k1/6pp/p3p3/B1P5/4KP2/P6r/4B2q/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Jan Timman vs Artur Jussupow, Linares, 1983
2r5/1p3Rpk/1B4b1/P1p4p/2Pn4/KP4Q1/4q3/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc2+ if Ka4 Qe8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Anatoly Lein vs Eric Lobron, New York, 1983
8/1b2r1k1/p4r1b/1pQ5/3p2PP/1B1P4/PPP5/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Kh2 Bf4+ or Re2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Jan Timman vs Bent Larsen, Niksic, 1983
5bk1/1Q3p2/1Np4p/6p1/8/1P2P1PK/4q2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Valentin Lukov vs Lexy Ortega, Varna, 1983
2Q2bk1/3r1p1p/6p1/4N3/1p1n4/1P3P1q/2P2P2/2B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Uwe Boensch vs Constantin Ionescu, Zinnowitz, 1983
4q2k/r1n4r/1p1p1PQ1/pPpPp3/6N1/1P4P1/R7/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f7 if Qf8 Qf6+ ]

"Tactics in the Queen's Gambit" by wtharvey.com



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Eric Lobron vs Eduard Gufeld, Dortmund, 1983
6R1/1b2k2p/pq2B2p/5Qb1/Pp2p3/1P6/2Pr2PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Kd6 Rd7+ Kc6 Qxe4+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Sergey Kudrin vs Nick De Firmian, Greenville, 1983
7k/3q2bp/p5p1/2PBR3/1P1Q4/8/P3r2P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Bxf8 Re8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Bjorn Tiller vs Adam Kuligowski, Helsinki, 1983
b2r3r/8/B3p3/4Q2p/1P1N1P2/2k4P/P4qP1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Ne2+ Kc2 Qc3+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Evgeny Pigusov vs Avigdor Bykhovsky, Irkutsk, 1983
8/4Q1bk/q5p1/6p1/2PpN3/3P1P2/3BP1K1/1r6 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg5+ if Kh6 Ne6+ or if Kg8 Qf7+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Valery Zilberstein vs Evgeny Vladimirov, Irkutsk, 1983
r3r1k1/ppp1qp1p/1n5Q/n4Pp1/4P3/1BP1B3/P5PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd4 if Qe5 f6 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Andrei Sokolov vs Boris Gulko, Moscow, 1983
6rk/5Rpp/1q1B4/p1np3P/8/6Q1/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Rxg7 Rf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Sergey Kudrin vs Jacob Murey, New York, 1983
8/2kq1p1p/Q7/p7/8/2P2P2/Pnr2BPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg3+ if Kd8 Qxa5+ or if Qd6 Qxd6+ or Bxd6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Garry Kasparov vs Lajos Portisch, Niksic, 1983
6Q1/p1r1b3/1p3p2/2q1n3/3R2P1/P4k2/5P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb3+ if Qc3 Qd5+ Ke2 Qe4+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Yuri Balashov vs Igor Polovodin, Tallinn, 1983
2r3k1/p1PQ1p1p/4q1pB/np2p3/4P3/5P2/6PP/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Qe8 Qxe8+ Rxe8 c8/Q ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Vlastimil Jansa vs Jon Arnason, Tallinn, 1983
7k/1p4rp/p4Q2/q3p3/4P3/2N5/1PPKB3/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4 if Qb4 Qd8+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Sergey Dolmatov vs Iossif Dorfman, URS, 1983
8/pp3p2/4b3/4P2r/4PK1p/P1P2N1k/1P6/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh1+ Kg2 Rh2+ Kf1 Ke3 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Igor Polovodin vs Vladimir Zhelnin, URS, 1983
r1b1qr2/p3B1Q1/6p1/1p3k2/2p5/3n2P1/5PBP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh3+ Ke4 Rfe1+ Nxe1 Qd4+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Aloyzas Kveinys vs Viktor Gavrikov, Vilnius, 1983
r3k2r/5RR1/p2b2Bp/8/1pnp4/5K2/PPP4P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ra7+ Kg8 Rgf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Bosko Abramovic, Vrnjacka Banja, 1983
5q1k/r2r1p2/p4R1p/8/4Q1R1/6P1/1P3P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Qxh6 Qe8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Stefan Djuric vs James Tarjan, Vrsac, 1983
q2n3k/p2N1p1p/1p2p3/6Qp/3P4/8/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ Kg8 Qh6 if Nc6 Nf6+ ]

'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Predrag Nikolic vs Stefan Djuric, Yugoslavia, 1983
1q1N4/3k1BQp/5r2/5p2/3P3P/8/3B1PPb/3n3K w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ if Ke8 Qd7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Andrei Kovalev vs Vereslav Eingorn, URS, 1983
4r1k1/1p3p1p/p7/3p1bp1/5b2/2PB4/PP1Q1KP1/3RR2q b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg3+ if Kf3 Qh5+ Kxg3 Qh4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Boris Gulko vs Sergey Smagin, Moscow, 1983
QR6/5pk1/5r1p/5r2/p2q4/6P1/3p1P1P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ Rxf2 d1/Q+ Kg2 Rxf2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Mihail Saltaev vs Edvins Kengis, Tashkent, 1983
7r/5pk1/p2p4/1pq1nPp1/8/P1Pb2QB/8/R2R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4+ Kh2 Ng4+ Qxg4 Qf2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Ratmir Kholmov vs Igor Naumkin, URS, 1983
1k4B1/ppq5/P7/2p1P3/5p1b/1Q3b2/1P1R1Pr1/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ Kxg1 Qg7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Helmut Reefschlaeger vs Ole Jakobsen, Plovdiv, 1983
2q4k/5Qnp/6p1/pb1B1p2/2p4P/2P3P1/5P2/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re1 if h5 Re7 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Alonso Zapata vs Silvino Garcia Martinez, Bayamo, 1983
br2r1kb/5p2/6pB/p3p3/7R/2P3Q1/1q4PP/3R1B1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxg6+ fxg6 Bc4+ if Kh7 Bf8# ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Artur Jussupow vs Edhi Handoko, Jakarta, 1983
5rk1/p2b2n1/2p1r1BR/2PpP3/P4pP1/5q2/1B1Q4/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh2+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Alexander Petrushin vs Igor Polovodin, Tallinn, 1983
q5k1/1b3p1p/p4Bn1/1p3QR1/4r3/P2r4/BP3PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ if hxg6 Qxg6+ or if Kf8 Rg8+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Eduard Meduna vs Petko Atanasov, Varna, 1983
8/4p2p/b3P1pk/3P4/r1pQ4/P1R4P/1q2B1P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4+ Kg7 Qxe7+ Kh6 Qf8+ Kg5 Rg3+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Krunoslav Hulak vs Vlastimil Hort, Wijk aan Zee, 1983
2kr4/2p5/7Q/1p2pP2/1q6/7P/5BP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa6+ Kb8 Ba7+ Ka8 Bb6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Saeed-Ahmed Saeed vs Valery Salov, Belfort, 1983
4r1k1/1b4pp/pp1pp1r1/4q3/NPP1P3/P4PnP/1Q5K/2RBR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf1+ Kh1 Qg3 if Rxf1 Qxh3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Bukhuti Gurgenidze vs Tamaz Giorgadze, URS, 1983
4r1k1/5pb1/3p2p1/3P4/6q1/3p4/PP1K3Q/R1B1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb4+ Kxd3 Qd4+ Kc2 Rc8+ ]

d)
Georg Danner vs Nikola Spiridonov, Albena, 1983
2r5/p3kp2/5R2/1ppPrR2/8/2P5/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ d6+ if Kd7 Rxe5 ]

e)
Andras Adorjan vs Aleksander Sznapik, Banja-Luka, 1983
n1kr1R2/r7/3P2p1/1bp1N2p/7P/8/5RP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8+ Kxd8 Rf8+ Be8 Nc6+ ]

'More tactics in the Sicilian' series



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Juan Hase vs Samuel Schweber, Buenos Aires, 1983
q2bk2r/p4n2/1p2p1p1/3pPp2/3P4/P7/1PQB1PPP/2R3K1 w k - 1 0
[ Qa4+ Kf8 Qd7 if Kg7 Rc8 ]

b)
Anthony Miles vs Jim Plaskett, England, 1983
r1b1r1k1/ppp2pp1/3p3p/3P4/1P6/3P2P1/qBQ2PBP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc3 if f6 Ra1 ]

c)
Peter Lukacs vs Bjorn Tiller, Helsinki, 1983
3rrbk1/ppp1npp1/4q2p/3p1b2/3P4/P1N1P1PP/1P1N1PBK/2RQ1R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 if c6 Nc7 ]

d)
H Ardiansyah vs Ediwan Miolo, Jakarta, 1983
1rbqr1k1/ppn1bp1p/3p2p1/2pnP1B1/P1N5/2N2P2/1P2B1PP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe7 Qxe7 Nxd5 Nxd5 Qxd5 ]

e)
Vassily Smyslov vs Zoltan Ribli, London, 1983
r2r3Q/pp2kpp1/4pN1n/3P4/8/P4P2/1q3P1P/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ fxe6 Qxg7+ Nf7 d6+ Rxd6 Nd5+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xiv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jim Plaskett vs Stuart Conquest, London, 1983
r2qr1k1/pp3pbp/2b1pnp1/8/3B1QP1/2N2B2/PPP4P/2KRR3 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc6 bxc6 Rf1 ]

b)
Yuri Balashov vs Yuri Anikaev, Minsk, 1983
2b5/p5k1/1pnR1r1p/2p1qp1P/4pQ2/1PP1N1P1/P5B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 if Qxf4 Rg6+ or if Qxf6 Qc7+ ]

c)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Garry Kasparov, Moscow, 1983
8/5pk1/1p3p2/4n1qp/4Q2N/7P/P4PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ Kg6 Ne7+ Kh6 f4 ]

d)
Milan Bjelajac vs Goran Cabrilo, Novi Sad, 1983
rn1r2k1/pb1qbppp/1p2pn2/5N2/2P5/2N2B2/PP3PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe7+ Qxe7 Bxb7 if Rxd1 Rxd1 Qxb7 Rd8+ mates ]

e)
Jacek Flis vs Zbigniew Szymczak, Piotrkow Trybunalski, 1983
1r6/1pp2p1k/2nrnP2/3B3p/8/P6P/P2Q2P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Be4+ if Kg8 Qh6 mates ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Aleksander Sznapik vs Kazimierz Pinkas, Piotrkow Trybunalski, 1983
4r1k1/1pp3p1/r5bp/p1p1np1q/P1P1p2P/1PP1N1PB/2Q1PP2/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Rc6 Nf4 or if Bh7 Nxc7 ]

b)
Ian Rogers vs Bela Toth, Reggio Emilia, 1983
2r3kr/p2q1p1p/2N2b2/2Qp4/5p2/6P1/PP3P1P/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ ]

c)
Jan Smejkal vs Bojan Kurajica, Sarajevo, 1983
r2q1r2/pp5k/2p3pp/2RnQ3/6P1/7P/PP3PB1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5 if cxd5 Rc7+ ]

d)
Boris Gulko vs Yuri Balashov, Tallinn, 1983
5rk1/4Rppp/r2pbq2/pp1B4/8/2P1Q1P1/P3PP1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 fxe6 Bb7 ]

e)
Aidyn Guseinov vs Alexander Petrushin, Tallinn, 1983
2r1r1k1/pp3p1p/6p1/4bp2/Q4P1q/1NP4P/PP3P2/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd4 if Qxh3 fxe5 or if Bxd4 Rxe8+ ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xvi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Konstantin Aseev vs Sergey Smagin, URS, 1983
8/1R2n2p/p1rk4/4p1N1/8/2P4P/6P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ if Ke6 Nd8+ ]

b)
Vladimir Tukmakov vs Oleg Romanishin, URS, 1983
5rk1/3n1pqp/p5p1/N1NPpb1n/1r6/6P1/5PBP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6 if Rb6 Ne7+ Kh8 Nxf5 ]

c)
Zenon Franco Ocampos vs Zivoslav Nikolic, Vrnjacka Banja, 1983
6k1/2prq2p/pp3Rp1/3P4/2P1rQ2/8/P5PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 if Rd8 Rf7 ]

d)
Svetozar Gligoric vs Stefan Djuric, Vrsac, 1983
3r1k2/1b3p1Q/1p3q1p/p2rp1p1/1P6/P1B2P2/6PP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 ]

e)
Jan Adamski vs Ovidiu-Doru Foisor, Warsaw, 1983
3k1N1r/1n5p/8/4pP1p/8/P2P2P1/1P4B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ Kc8 Bxb7+ Kxb7 f6 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xvii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jan Plachetka vs Ryszard Skrobek, Warsaw, 1983
8/pk4p1/2R1Nr2/3Pp2p/1n2p2P/8/5PP1/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Nc5+ Kb8 Nd7+ Kb7 Nxf6
if Nxc6 dxc6+ Kxc6 Nxh5 or if gxf6 Rxf6
]

b)
Aleksander Sznapik vs Andrzej Sydor, Warsaw, 1983
r1b2rk1/1pp1bppp/p7/3qP3/2Bnn3/5N2/PP2QPPP/RNB2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd4 Qxd4 Rd1 if Qxe5 Rd5 Qe6 Rd4 ]

c)
Gert Ligterink vs Paul Van Der Sterren, Wijk aan Zee, 1983
3r2k1/pR3n1p/5pp1/2q5/3pQP2/P5P1/4B1KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6 if Rf8 Bc4 or if Qd5+ Qxd5 Rxd5 Bc4 ]

d)
Sergey Zagrebelny vs Sergey Nadyrhanov, Yaroslavl, 1983
5k2/5p2/p4Bp1/1n4P1/5P2/1R6/r6P/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Rh3 if Ke8 Rd3 ]

e)
Sergei Movsesian vs Ara Minasian, Yerevan, 1983
1q3bk1/6p1/pp1pPpp1/2p2bN1/P4Q2/7P/1PP2PPB/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e7 if fxg5 Qc4+ Kh7 Bxd6 or if Bxe7 Qc4+ Kh8 Nf7+ mates ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xviii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Rainer Knaak vs Hans-Ulrich Gruenberg, Leipzig, 1983
6k1/pp3pp1/2np3p/2p3qb/2PP4/2PBr1B1/P5PP/4RQK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh4 ]

b)
Alvis Vitolins vs Jose Fernandez Garcia, Yurmala, 1983
4r1k1/1p5p/p1p4b/P7/1BNrB3/5P2/5P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ ]

c)
Oleg Romanishin vs Leonid Yudasin, Moscow, 1983
4rr1k/4pp1p/1q1p1b2/p2P1PpQ/1ppPB1R1/P1P3P1/1P5P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ h4 if gxh4 Rxh4 Bxh4 f6 ]

d)
Eugene Meyer vs Cyrus Lakdawala, Pasadena, 1983
r6k/p1pb2bp/1p1p2q1/3Ppr2/2P1Np1n/5B2/PP1B1PPP/3QR1RK w - - 1 0
[ Bg4 if Rf7 Bh5 ]

e)
Raymond Keene vs John Van Der Wiel, Aarhus, 1983
r1b1k1r1/pp5p/3p1R2/2pPP2q/2P5/3BP3/PP1BQ2b/R6K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 if Qg2 Bxe5+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Evgenij Ermenkov vs Paul Van Der Sterren, Albena, 1983
6k1/p3pp1p/1q4p1/1N2Q3/nP6/8/P1r2PPP/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb2 Rf1 Nd3 if Qd4 Qxb5 or if Qd5 Nxf2+ mates ]

b)
Paul Van Der Sterren vs Ivan Farago, Albena, 1983
rq3rk1/pb1nbppp/1p1ppn2/1N6/2P1PB2/P1N5/1PQ1BPPP/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 if Bg3 a6 ]

c)
Yasser Seirawan vs Eric Lobron, Amsterdam, 1983
6k1/R4pp1/5q1p/8/4B3/1rr1P1Pb/1Q3P1P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ Kxf2 Rxb2+ Kf3 Rxc1 ]

d)
Karel Mokry vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Bratislava, 1983
1k6/8/1K1p2p1/1P3p2/1PB1p3/8/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 if Be2 g4 Kc6 g3 Bf1 f4 ]

e)
Ferenc Portisch vs Aleksander Sznapik, Bratislava, 1983
2rq1rk1/pp3pbp/4p1p1/1B1NP3/1P6/P4P2/4QP1P/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg5+ Kh1 Rxc1 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xx.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jim Plaskett vs Igor Ivanov, Brighton, 1983
8/2r2pk1/2b1p1p1/P3P2p/3Q3P/4n1P1/1p3P1K/1B6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ if Kh3 Rd7 Qc5 Rd1 ]

b)
Roman Hernandez vs Alonso Zapata, Cienfuegos, 1983
1r3r1k/1p4b1/1p5p/7q/2PpN1n1/R2P1NPb/2Q4P/4R1KB b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3 if Qf2 or Qe2 Bg4 Ned2 Nc2 ]

c)
Valentin Lukov vs Silvino Garcia Martinez, Cienfuegos, 1983
5rk1/pb3p2/6p1/1p1NQ3/4n2q/P7/6KP/1B1R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4+ Kh1 Nf2+ Rxf2 Qxd1+ Kg2 Bxd5+ Kh3 Be6+ ]

d)
Reynaldo Vera vs Valentin Lukov, Cienfuegos, 1983
3r2k1/pR3ppp/1b1rb3/3Bp3/2P5/4N1P1/P3PP1P/2K4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe3+ fxe3 Rxd5 cxd5 Bxd5 ]

e)
Helmut Reefschlaeger vs Klaus Bischoff, Germany, 1983
7k/p3p1rp/4Pb2/2q2n2/5P2/3Q4/P2B2BP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ if Qxg3 Rxg3 hxg3 Qh5+ mates or if hxg3 Qh5+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xxi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Leif Ogaard vs Andras Adorjan, Gjovik, 1983
2r1r1k1/p2Q1ppp/1b4n1/2N5/7q/P7/1P2BPPP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf8 Qb5 Qe7 ]

b)
James Tarjan vs Larry Christiansen, Greenville, 1983
4r1k1/6p1/4p2p/p1q5/P3Q3/4P1P1/1rpR1P1P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb1 Rxb1 c1/Q+ if Rxc1 Qxc1+ ]

c)
Victor Frias vs Jesus Nogueiras, Habana, 1983
8/1r4kp/1P1q1pp1/2rp1b2/8/4P3/Q1N2PPP/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc6 ]

d)
Aleksander Sznapik vs Eduard Prandstetter, Bratislava, 1983
7k/p5rp/b4r2/1p2RB2/8/8/PP3K1P/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rgf7 Rg5 Bc8 ]

e)
Jingxuan Qi vs Tamaz Giorgadze, Hannover, 1983
3rr1k1/1p2b1pp/pNq1b3/P1p1Qp2/4n3/2P1BB2/1P3PPP/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd6 if Bxe4 Qc7 Nd5 Qf7 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xxii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jim Plaskett vs Ivan Farago, Hastings, 1983
6k1/1r3pb1/4b2R/1pp1B2P/P2nP3/8/5P2/3K2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb3+ ]

b)
Alexey Dreev vs Vidmantas Malisauskas, Leningrad, 1983
3Q4/5p1k/4p1np/3pP1p1/1p1P2P1/3NK2P/P1q2P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 if Nxf4 gxf4+ Kxf4 Qxf2# ]

c)
Karen Grigorian vs Viktor Kupreichik, Minsk, 1983
3r2k1/2R2pp1/7p/3pPb2/4P3/1r4P1/2p2PBP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc8 if R7xc2 Rxc2 Rxc2 Rb1+ mates ]

d)
Leonid Yudasin vs Valery Salov, Nikolaev, 1983
r3r1k1/2QR2p1/2p5/6qp/2P1p1Nn/1P4RP/6PK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf5 ]

e)
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Bosko Abramovic, Nis, 1983
3r2k1/5p2/p6p/q5pB/4P3/2R5/1nQ2PPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd1 ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xxiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lars-Ake Schneider vs Jan Adamski, Oslo, 1983
5rk1/5p1p/2Qp2p1/1p1R4/1P2q3/P3r2P/6PK/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd3 if Rxd6 Qe5+ ]

b)
Nino Kirov vs Eduard Prandstetter, Prague, 1983
1Q2r1k1/N4ppp/p7/1p6/1P1R2n1/6P1/1P2qPK1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf2+ Kh3 Qh2+ Kxg4 h5+ Kg5 Rxb8 ]

c)
Valery Chekhov vs Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Sochi, 1983
1r2r1k1/5p1p/5qp1/1p2n3/P2Q4/5BP1/4PP1P/2RR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3+ exf3 Re1+ ]

d)
Lembit Oll vs Boris Gulko, Tallinn, 1983
2r1n1k1/q1rb1ppp/pn1p4/1p1Pp1b1/1P2P3/P1NB4/1BRNQPPP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Na4 if Nf3 Nxb2 Rxb2 Rxc3 ]

e)
Niaz Murshed vs Jan Adamski, Tbilisi, 1983
4r1k1/1pp1r1p1/1q2bn2/2pPR2p/p7/P5PP/1P2Q1BK/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1983, pt. xxiv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs John Van Der Wiel, Tilburg, 1983
5r2/p3n1k1/2q1n3/1rp1PpN1/3p1P2/P2P2K1/1P1Q1N2/4RR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg5 fxg5 f4+ if Kh2 Qf3 ]

b)
Goran Cabrilo vs Nikola Spiridonov, Varna, 1983
r3r1k1/3n1pp1/bq5p/1p1RB3/p2P4/P4N2/1P3PPP/R3Q1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb7 Rd6 f6 ]

c)
Zivoslav Nikolic vs Bosko Abramovic, Vrnjacka Banja, 1983
5k2/4bp1p/r5p1/2P1p3/N2nP2P/6P1/5P2/2RB2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa4 if Bxa4 Ne2+ ]


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