King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986.
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.
Pablo Ricardi vs Miguel Najdorf, Buenos Aires, 1986
q3r1kr/6p1/p3NbN1/1p1Q4/2p5/2P5/PP3PPP/4RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Mihail Saltaev vs Jaan Ehlvest, Minsk, 1986
5N2/1pp5/p1np3k/7p/2Bp1n1q/2P2Q1P/P4r2/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Qxf4+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Karl Thorsteins vs Margeir Petursson, Reykjavik, 1986
8/7p/3Bp2R/2P3p1/4p1k1/2r3P1/5K1P/8 w - - 1 0
[ h3+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Vasilios Kotronias vs Mihail-Viorel Ghinda, Sofia, 1986
5k2/1p3p2/pN1p1P2/4n3/4q1b1/Pr6/1PPQ3P/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Jaime Sunye Neto vs Guenter Capelan, Solingen, 1986
1r4k1/p4ppp/b1pQ4/4P3/p1p1NP2/2P3PP/1q4BK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Gildardo Garcia vs Petar Popovic, Somerset, 1986
6rk/r4p2/p3pP1B/1p6/nP6/2q5/P5QP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ if Kh7 Qe4# ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Eduardas Rozentalis vs Yury Dokhoian, Tallinn, 1986
1r5r/4R1pp/pp4kq/2p2Rb1/8/5PQ1/1PP3PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Slavoljub Marjanovic vs Ognjen Cvitan, Budva, 1986
2r4k/6p1/7p/8/5p2/3Q1P2/P3R1q1/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Alexey Vyzmanavin vs Vladimir Tukmakov, Simferopol, 1986
6k1/p3Q3/1pp1R3/6p1/5r1p/2q5/P4PPK/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Hans-Ulrich Gruenberg vs Igor Glek, Tallinn, 1986
5B2/5k2/5p2/4pKp1/4P3/5P2/1p5r/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh4 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Lev Gutman vs Yehuda Gruenfeld, Beer-Sheva, 1986
3q3r/R2nkppp/3bp3/1Q6/3pN3/2P3P1/4PPKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ if Ke8 Nxd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Anatoly Karpov vs Anthony Miles, Brussels, 1986
3nr1k1/1b3p2/p2pnPpQ/rp1R3p/2P1P3/bP3N1P/P5P1/1B3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Walter Browne, Estes Park, 1986
r1q1r2k/p1pn2b1/1p4Q1/6p1/1P1Pp3/2P1B3/P5PP/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7 if Rg8 Qh5+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Joel Lautier vs Jean-Marc Degraeve, France, 1986
3r3k/Q4R2/2p1R1p1/8/6Pq/8/PP5P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qd4+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Ilan Manor vs Lars Bo Hansen, Groningen, 1986
3r3k/1qNQ2bn/2n3p1/8/P6R/6P1/3B1P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Konstantin Aseev vs Sergey Ionov, Leningrad, 1986
3R4/pp3rbk/6R1/2p1p3/8/1P1B4/1PP2r1P/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Jim Plaskett vs Anthony Miles, Lugano, 1986
r1b2n2/pp5p/2p1k1n1/7N/2P4P/1P1RP1Nq/PB6/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng7+ Ke7 Ba3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Ronny Gunawan vs Iossif Dorfman, Minsk, 1986
2b2k2/1p1r3p/2nPQ3/p1p3PP/P7/1P2p3/8/2K2B2 w - - 1 0
[ Bc4 Rg7 Qxc8+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Yury Dokhoian vs Aloyzas Kveinys, Minsk, 1986
2q1Nb1k/3n1Q2/3P2pp/2pb4/r4B2/4P2P/5PP1/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be5+ if Nxe5 Qxf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Yehuda Gruenfeld vs Samuel Reshevsky, New York, 1986
8/R4R1p/4p1p1/r3p3/1b2PnkP/6P1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf4+ exf4 f3+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Bachar Kouatly vs Karel Mokry, Trnava, 1986
4r1k1/1R2n2p/3p2p1/p2P3Q/2PBr3/q7/P6P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Attila Groszpeter vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Trnava, 1986
7r/p3pPq1/1n3b2/5Bk1/2p3P1/2p3Q1/P6P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qf4+ Kh4 g5+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Nikolay Popov vs Valery Loginov, URS, 1986
2bq3k/3n3r/p2P1bPB/2pQp3/4N3/p7/1r2B3/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Kxg7 Qf7+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Eduard Meduna vs Maia Chiburdanidze, Bad Woerishofen, 1986
6Q1/2p1k1p1/b3P1p1/3p4/1p2p3/4q3/1rB3KP/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2+ Rxc2 Qf3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Anthony Miles vs Viktor Korchnoi, Brussels, 1986
5rk1/p1P3n1/3K4/4pb2/2q5/5P1P/R4QP1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Sergey Kudrin vs Johann Hjartarson, Commonwealth, 1986
7r/1pp1kp2/1pPp4/8/1P2PPbr/6Q1/Pq2B1P1/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Gyula Sax vs John Fedorowicz, Dubai, 1986
R5rk/6qp/8/3Q1p2/4p3/2PP4/3r2PP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Ralf Appel vs Michael Hoffmann, Germany, 1986
8/8/R1p2ppp/1p2k3/1P2P1KP/1P3PP1/8/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1 if f4+ Kxe4 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Hans Ree vs John Van Der Wiel, Hilversum, 1986
2r3k1/R5p1/1p5p/3R1p2/2nN4/3K4/5rPP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb2+ Ke3 Nd1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Rafael Vaganian vs Jim Plaskett, London, 1986
2r4r/2q2k2/1p2Rn2/pR3P2/P2Pp1pP/4P1Q1/6PK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh4+ Kg1 Qc1+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Sergey Kishnev vs Valentin Arbakov, Moscow, 1986
4r1k1/5p2/6p1/1NP1r2p/P2p4/7q/1Q3PR1/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg5 if f4 Qh1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Frans Andre Cuijpers vs John Van Der Wiel, Netherlands, 1986
3B2k1/5ppp/p2b1q2/8/6n1/5P2/PP1Q3P/RN2rBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3 if Qg2 Bxc5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Vadim Ruban vs Slobodan Martinovic, Novosibirsk, 1986
4kr2/1b1p2RQ/q3p2p/2p5/r2nP3/2N5/1P3PPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf1+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Constantin Ionescu vs Alexander Chernin, Sochi, 1986
6k1/pp4pp/2p3n1/5b2/2PP1n2/1B6/P5PP/B2Rr1NK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3 if c5+ Kf8 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Peter Ostermeyer vs Ralf Lau, Solingen, 1986
7r/1bp1b1k1/pp2p3/3nPp2/1P1B2p1/P3P1P1/3NQPBq/2R2K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Bxh1 Rxh1+ Kg2 Nxe3# ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Jesus Nogueiras vs Stefan Kindermann, Dubai, 1986
6k1/5rp1/pq1p4/3P2RQ/2p1p3/2B5/P1B5/4K3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Rxe7 Qe8+ Kh7 Qxe4+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Karl Thorsteins vs Johann Hjartarson, Grundarfjordur, 1986
2b2rk1/2n1r2p/p2p2pQ/2pP2P1/5N2/3Bq3/PPK5/5R1R w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 Ne6+ if Ke8 Rf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Jim Plaskett vs Jonathan Mestel, London, 1986
2r3R1/p2k1p2/4p3/3PP2P/7Q/2p5/P1P3RK/1rq5 w - - 1 0
[ Qa4+ if Kc7 Qc6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Jan Smejkal vs Jacob Murey, New York, 1986
2k4r/Qp2r1pp/1np1ppb1/1pR5/1B1qP3/6P1/P4PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6+ if bxc6 Rxc6+ or if Kd8 Qb8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Karel Mokry vs Stefan Dejkalo, Polanica Zdroj, 1986
2r2r2/2q2pk1/3p3p/1p1BpQbP/p7/8/PPP5/1K1R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg5+ if hxg5 h6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Harry Schussler vs Yasser Seirawan, Reykjavik, 1986
rnb4r/pp4bp/1k3np1/1N3p2/2P1p3/BP2P3/P4PPP/2KR1B1R w - - 1 0
[ c5+ if Ka6 Nc7+ Ka5 Rd4 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Murray Chandler vs Ian Rogers, Wellington, 1986
2r5/2b2p2/kr2p1p1/1R1q3p/PQp5/2P5/6PP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Qa5+ Kb7 Rxb6+ Bxb6 Qxb6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Nigel Short vs David Norwood, 1986
r6k/ppq1pQ2/4P3/6b1/3R4/1P5P/1PP2PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ Kg8 Qxg5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Aleksander Sznapik vs Jonny Hector, Cap d'Agde, 1986
6k1/pp4pp/2p5/8/2N1Qn2/1PP2P1q/P6r/R3K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ if Qxd3 Qg3+ or if Kd1 Qf1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Jozsef Pinter vs Karel Mokry, Dubai, 1986
r1b4k/ppn3pp/8/3p4/P2PP2q/1Q2BPn1/NP3N2/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kg2 Bh3+ Nxh3 Qg3+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Slavoljub Marjanovic vs Marinus Kuijf, Amsterdam, 1986
1n1R4/5q1k/4p1Np/r2nP3/1p1P4/1P1Q3P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf8+ Kh8 Nxe6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Nigel Short vs Lubomir Kavalek Dubai, 1986
5k2/q2b1p1r/4p2P/2NpP1Q1/p2P2P1/8/KP6/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6+ fxe6 Rf1+ Rf7 h7 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Evgeny Bareev vs Sergey Smagin, Kiev, 1986
r3r2k/pp1nqp1p/5p2/5P2/b3N1RB/P2B3P/1P1Q2P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 Rg8 Nxf6 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Carlos Garcia Palermo vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Szirak, 1986
2R5/p4k1p/3p2p1/Q5P1/5P2/4q2P/7K/b7 w - - 1 0
[ Qd5+ Ke7 Qb7+ Ke6 Re8+ Kf5 Qf7+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
John Van Der Wiel vs Hans Ree, Wijk aan Zee, 1986
2qb3r/1b3pk1/1Bnp1N2/4pPPQ/4P3/rP6/2P5/1K1R1BR1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh8+ Kxh8 Rh1+ Kg7 Rh7+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Lev Alburt vs Johann Hjartarson, Philadelphia, 1986
6k1/5pb1/R2p3p/N2b4/2N2pP1/7K/5r2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ....Rf1 if g5 h5 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Krunoslav Hulak vs Marinus Kuijf, Wijk aan Zee, 1986
1k6/q4p1Q/4p2p/1r2P3/2pr4/2R1K3/6P1/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd3+ Ke2 Rb2+ R3c2 Rxc2+ Rxc2 Qe3+ ]

c)
Artur Sygulski vs Jozsef Horvath, Naleczow, 1986
1r1q2k1/pr4pp/4p3/3p4/3B4/Pn2P1P1/2R2P1P/1R3QK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be5 if Ra8 Qd3 ]

d)
Garry Kasparov vs John Nunn, Brussels, 1986
r1bq2k1/pp4bp/4p1p1/8/3nN3/4B1P1/PP4BP/R4QK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd1 if e5 Ng5 Bf5 Qc4+ ]

e)
Vladimir Tukmakov vs Dimitar Donchev, Calcutta, 1986
2r3k1/3n1ppp/4p3/pq2N3/2bPp3/6P1/P2Q1PBP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf1 if Nb6 Bxc4 Nxc4 Qc2 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Georgy Agzamov vs Ventzislav Inkiov, Calcutta, 1986
1r2kn2/1bq2r1p/p2ppQ2/2p3P1/2P5/3RP3/1P1N2BP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Qxf7 Rxf7 Kxf7 Rb3 ]

b)
Gildardo Garcia vs Alonso Zapata, Colombia, 1986
6k1/2nR3p/p3p3/4Rr1B/2rP4/6P1/6K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf5 exf5 Bf7+ ]

c)
Dan Barbulescu vs Pablo Ricardi, Dubai, 1986
r4r2/1p2Npkp/6p1/p4PB1/P1B5/1P6/1Pn2bPP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ f6+ Kh8 Bh6 Rg8 Bxf7 if Rgd8 Bg7# ]

d)
Larry Christiansen vs Roberto Cifuentes Parada, Dubai, 1986
q2r3k/1r3pb1/2R1p2p/p4p2/2QN4/1P2P1P1/5P1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra6 if Qb8 Nc6 or if Ra7 Rxa7 ]

e)
Eugenio Torre vs Heinz Wirthensohn, Dubai, 1986
2b1Bbk1/p5pp/1p1p4/3P1p2/PP1B4/5Q1P/3q1PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if g6 Bxg6 Bh6 Bf7+ ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Krum Georgiev vs Vitaly Tseshkovsky, Dubai, 1986
r1b1kr2/ppbp1pQp/2p5/4P3/1PPp1n2/8/PBqN1PPP/R3R1K1 w q - 1 0
[ Ne4 Ne6 Qf6 if d5 exd6 ]

b)
Aleksander Sznapik vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Dubai, 1986
1r1r1n1k/6pp/pp2Bb2/8/qP1B1Q2/2P5/6PP/3RR2K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6 if gxf6 Bxf6# ]

c)
John Van Der Wiel vs Paul Van Der Sterren, Hilversum, 1986
r2k3r/1pp2b1N/1b1p1p1R/5N2/1P2Pp2/8/P4PP1/R3K3 w Q - 1 0
[ Ng5 if fxg5 Rxh8+ or if Rxh6 Nxf7+ ]

d)
Miguel Illescas Cordoba vs Yona Kosashvili, Holon, 1986
2n1r2k/p1n1r1p1/2p1Bpqp/8/P1p2QPP/4R3/P4P1K/B3R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bf5 Qf7 Qxc7 if Rxe3 Qxf7 Rxe1 Bxf6 mates or if Rxc7 Rxe8+ ]

e)
Viktor Gavrikov vs Konstantin Aseev, Irkutsk, 1986
5rk1/p5r1/1p2p3/4N3/6RQ/P6q/5Pb1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qe7+ Kg8 Qg5+ Kh7 Qg6+ Kh8 Qxg2 if Rg8 Ng6+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xiv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dmitry Gurevich vs Yair Kraidman, Jerusalem, 1986
1nbr2k1/6b1/pp4p1/2pP3p/P3r3/8/1P3QPP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kh7 Qc7 ]

b)
Curt Hansen vs Nathan Birnboim, Jerusalem, 1986
2r4R/2nk1p2/6p1/2Pp4/1P4p1/1b2P2P/5P2/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ c6+ ]

c)
Viktor Gavrikov vs Evgeny Bareev, Kiev, 1986
1q6/r4p1k/1n2r1pb/1p1N3p/bPpQPP2/P7/1B5P/2R1RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

d)
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Evgeny Bareev, Kiev, 1986
3k4/pp2r2p/2p2Rp1/8/3N4/1B1r4/PP3KPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ if Ke8 Rf8+ Kd7 Rd8# ]

e)
John Nunn vs Jim Plaskett, London, 1986
4r1k1/pppq1ppp/3p4/8/1nPPRQ2/3B4/PP3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf5 Re6 d5 if Re7 Rxe7 mates ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Johann Hjartarson vs Nick De Firmian, London, 1986
r1r3k1/6p1/1p2Npbp/pB1Pn3/P7/8/1P4PP/2R1R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rxc8+ Rxc8 d6 ]

b)
John Nunn vs Bela Toth, Lugano, 1986
2r1k3/p3n1pp/3BP3/8/6P1/p6P/8/K4R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7 if Ng6 Rxg7 ]

c)
Miso Cebalo vs Bachar Kouatly, Marseilles, 1986
1r2r1k1/pp2bppp/8/PRp5/3p4/2qP2P1/2QNPP1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa2 if c4 Nb1 ]

d)
Boris Gulko vs Istvan Csom, Marseilles, 1986
6k1/2n3pp/1pq2b2/p2p1Q2/P2Pp3/1PN1B2P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc8+ Kf7 Nb5 ]

e)
Yuri Balashov vs Alexander Khalifman, Minsk,1986
3r2k1/2q3pp/1p2p3/p3PN2/b1r2QP1/2P1R3/1P5P/1K3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Qxe7 Qxc4 ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xvi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ventzislav Inkiov vs Sergey Arkhipov, Moscow, 1986
r4b2/7k/1p1n3p/p2R1p2/2rB4/P4N2/5P1P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 Bxd6 Rg7+ Kh8 Ra7+ ]

b)
Nick De Firmian vs Zsuzsa Polgar, New York, 1986
2n1r1k1/5pbp/6p1/p2N3n/1pP1p3/1P4P1/PB2RP1P/4N1K1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 if Bxb2 Rxb2 Ng7 Nf6+ ]

c)
Anatoly Lein vs Nigel Davies, New York, 1986
3r4/pp2R1bk/7p/3n2qQ/6P1/PBP5/1P5P/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Bc2+ Kh8 Re8+ ]

d)
Raj Tischbierek vs Peter Enders, Nordhausen, 1986
r3r2k/2qbb2p/p5pB/1p1pp3/P2N4/3P1Q2/1P4PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qf7 Bf8 Ne6 if Rxe7 Qxf8+ ]

e)
Jiri Lechtynsky vs Jan Plachetka, Prague, 1986
r7/bp1b1p1k/p2Bpn1p/6p1/4P3/1N4P1/PP3PBP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be7 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xvii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jan Plachetka vs Lubomir Ftacnik, Prague, 1986
5rk1/5p2/1p3b1p/pQ4pb/Pq3p2/3B1P1P/4R1PK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Qf5 ]

b)
Lajos Portisch vs Goran Dizdar, Sarajevo, 1986
3R4/2rb4/1p3p2/3Pk2P/p3P3/5P2/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ d6 Kxd6 h6 Ke7 Rb8 ]

c)
Petar Velikov vs Lothar Vogt, Sofia, 1986
5k2/2p2rr1/p1PnR2p/1pRQ1p2/1P2p2P/6P1/1q2BP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 cxd6 c7 ]

d)
Jesus Nogueiras vs Glenn Flear, Szirak, 1986
R1R5/1p1r1p1k/1B1b3p/1P1Ppp2/1r4P1/1p5P/1P4K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kg7 Rag8+ Kf6 Rxh6+ Ke7 Bf2 ]

e)
Yury Dokhoian vs Vidmantas Malisauskas, Tallinn, 1986
8/2Rn1k2/5p2/3Nn3/3BPK2/8/6r1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe5 fxe5+ Kf3 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xviii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gennadi Zaichik vs Evgeny Pigusov, Tashkent, 1986
r1b4r/pp1nkpp1/3N3p/bPq1p3/8/PQ6/2P1KPPP/3R1B1R w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Kd8 Nxb7+ ]

b)
Murray Chandler vs Ian Rogers, Wellington, 1986
4k2r/1p1b1ppp/r2Qp3/qp1pP3/n2N4/2PB4/2P2PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxa4 if Qxa4 Qb8+ or if bxa4 Bxa6 bxa6 Rb1 ]

c)
Julian Hodgson vs Hans Ree, Wijk aan Zee, 1986
2r3k1/3b2pp/4p3/pp1pPp2/2rN3q/P1PQ3P/1P3PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf5 if Qg5 Nd6 or if exf5 Qxd5+ Kh8 Qxd7 ]

d)
Oleg Romanishin vs Istvan Csom, Yerevan, 1986
3rb1k1/p4pp1/q3p1np/p4r2/P3N1NP/1P4Q1/5PP1/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ h5 if Ne7 Nxh6+ or if Rxh5 Ngf6+ gxf6 Nxf6+ Kf8 Nxh5 ]

e)
Jaime Sunye Neto vs Ognjen Cvitan, Zenica, 1986
5r2/b1qB2kp/p4pp1/3Q4/Pr6/6P1/5PK1/3RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ Kh8 Rh1 if h5 Rxh5+ mates ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lutz Espig vs Ventzislav Inkiov, Varna, 1986
2r3k1/5pp1/4b2p/1R6/4P2P/q5P1/5P2/3Q1BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1 if Qe2 Bh3 or if Qd8+ Kh7 Kg2 Rxf1 ]

b)
Nathan Birnboim vs Mihai Suba, Beer-Sheva, 1986
5rk1/p1n1q2r/1p1p4/2pP4/P4R2/1P2PpN1/1Q3P1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf4 exf4 Qh4 ]

c)
John Van Der Wiel vs Viktor Korchnoi, Brussels, 1986
1k1r4/pp1b4/2n3Q1/2R1p3/4B1p1/8/6PP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5 ]

d)
Nigel Short vs Viktor Korchnoi, Brussels, 1986
2r5/p5R1/1p2pp2/1P3k1p/3p1P1P/Pn1R1K2/7P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc3 Rxc3 dxc3 Rc7 c2 if Rxc2 Nd4+ ]

e)
Aldo Haik vs Dragoljub Velimirovic, Dubai, 1986
3r1r1k/p4p1p/q2pp1p1/2p5/2N1PP2/1PR3P1/P3Q1NP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d5 ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xx.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Predrag Nikolic vs Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Dubai, 1986
r7/6rk/p4p1p/1p1R2n1/4qN2/4P3/R4PPP/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ if Kh1 Nxf4 ]

b)
Gert-Jan De Boer vs Marinus Kuijf, Hilversum, 1986
8/3RB1pk/5p2/8/7P/4Pr2/1r6/2R1K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh3 ]

c)
Zurab Azmaiparashvili vs Alexander Khalifman, Kuibyshev, 1986
8/pk3p2/1p1p3P/3Pq3/3QP3/5Pn1/P1r2BP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ if Rxe2 Rc1+ Re1 Rxe1+ ]

d)
Elizbar Ubilava vs Vladimir Tukmakov, Kuibyshev, 1986
2rr2k1/p1q3p1/1n2pp1p/Q1pnP3/2N4R/B1P3P1/P4P1P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 if Rxh6 Nxc4 Qa6 Nxe5 Qxe6+ Kg7 ]

e)
Paul Van Der Sterren vs Predrag Nikolic, Reykjavik, 1986
r1b2r1k/p5pp/2p4q/5p2/Np1PpPn1/4P1P1/PPB1Q2P/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba6 if Qxa6 Qxh2# ]

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Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xxi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Andres Rodriguez vs Aleksander Delchev, Rio Gallegos, 1986
8/6pk/5rqp/3pQ3/8/2P2P1P/2r1R1P1/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2 ]

b)
Igor Khenkin vs Igor Novikov, Sevastopol, 1986
r3r3/1q1n2bk/2Np2p1/1p1PnpPp/1P3Q1P/P7/1B4B1/3RR2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 ]

c)
Jonathan Mestel vs Murray Chandler, Southampton, 1986
2b5/5k1p/1p1bp1p1/3p2qn/8/2N2P2/1PP3PP/4QBBK b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ if hxg3 Bxg3 ]

d)
Sergey Arkhipov vs Ovidiu-Doru Foisor, Tbilisi, 1986
8/8/6p1/p3p1k1/4R1n1/2P5/P6r/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Ke2 Rxd1 Kxd1 Nf2+ ]

e)
Robert Huebner vs Viktor Korchnoi, Tilburg, 1986
6k1/6p1/p3p1qp/1p1pP3/5P1K/P1B4P/1P2RQ2/7r b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf5 if Qg3 g5+ ]

Chess puzzles from top rated games of 1986, pt. xxii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vitaly Tseshkovsky vs Karel Mokry, Trnava, 1986
2r5/1k3p2/pq1Qp3/4n3/4P3/1PN5/PK3P2/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc4+ ]

b)
Lev Alburt vs Kamran Shirazi, USA, 1986
8/1p3p2/k1p4p/3b1B2/5P2/4P3/1PKQq2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb3+ if Kc1 Qf1+ mates or if Kc3 Qc4# ]

c)
John Fedorowicz vs Dmitry Gurevich, USA, 1986
8/2R5/5k2/1p3p2/5P2/r7/2p2KPP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra2 if Ke1 or Ke3 b4 ]

d)
Ivan Farago vs Aleksandar Matanovic, Vienna, 1986
3r2k1/pB1b1ppp/1p1q1n2/3p4/3P1N2/P1Q3P1/1P3P1P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb8 Ba6 b5 Qa5 Rb6 ]

e)
Eduard Mnatsakanian vs Mark Taimanov, Yerevan, 1986
2rr2k1/4b1pp/p4p2/1p1qP3/2n5/2P1B1P1/PP4QP/R2N1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ Kxg2 Rxd1 Rfxd1 Nxe3+ ]

f)
Bosko Abramovic vs Jaime Sunye Neto, Zenica, 1986
2r2bk1/1b3q1p/1p1n1pp1/1P1p4/3Pn3/BQ1BNN2/5PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc3 ]


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