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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Gerardo Barbero.
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 4.
Gerardo Barbero vs Michael Pasman, Graz, 1978
r1b5/7p/k1Pp4/p7/2PN4/P1q2r2/4Q2P/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ c5+ Ka7 Qe7+ ]

b)
Gerardo Barbero vs Marcos Sanchez, Mercedes, 1979
5rr1/1p1n3p/p1p1k3/3p1pR1/PP1P3P/3BPP2/3K4/7R w - - 1 0
[ Bxf5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Gerardo Barbero vs Tihomir Toshkov, Shiene, 1979
8/Q7/2b2pkp/8/p1B2P2/P1P3Pq/7P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kf5 Qh7+ Kg4 Be2+ ]

d)
Gerardo Barbero vs Guillermo Soppe, Lomas de Zamora, 1984
r1b4k/ppnq3p/5b2/2pP1n1Q/2P1N3/P2B3P/5P2/4K1R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Kxg8 Nxf6+ Kg7 Nxd7 Bxd7 Bxf5 ]

e)
Rene Letelier vs Gerardo Barbero, Santa Fe, 1984
b2r1rk1/7p/1p1Nq3/pN3p2/P1PRpb2/1P6/4Q1PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh6 if g3 Be3+ ]

Gerardo Barbero puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Gerardo Barbero vs Sergio Slipak, Mendoza, 1985
7k/5rq1/p2p1N1p/2pPp1P1/2P1Q3/1R6/P7/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ ]

b)
Gerardo Barbero vs Wilhelm Schlemmermeyer, Delmenhorst, 1986
2r1k2r/4np1p/4p1p1/3pP3/1pnNb1P1/7P/PP3PB1/R1B1R1K1 w k - 1 0
[ f3 Bd3 Rd1 Nxe5 f4 ]

c)
Andre Hirzel vs Gerardo Barbero, Winterthur, 1986
8/p4pk1/3p1qpp/8/3Q1Pb1/4r1P1/PP4BP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ ]

d)
Gerardo Barbero vs Urs Rueetschi, Lugano, 1987
r1b5/pp3rk1/3q2pp/2pPN3/2P5/7P/PP1Q2P1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh6+ if Kg8 Qh8+ ]

e)
Gerardo Barbero vs John Fedorowicz, Montpellier, 1987
4q1k1/2Rr4/3rpQp1/7p/P2p4/1P4PP/7K/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8 if Rd8 R1c7 ]

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Gerardo Barbero puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gyula Horvath vs Gerardo Barbero, Budapest, 1988
4rr1k/1pp4p/p2p2q1/3n4/1P1P1N2/2P2R2/1P1Q3P/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4 if Kg1 Nxf4 or if Qd3 Rxf4 ]

b)
Gerardo Barbero vs Gennadi Zaichik, Palma de Majorca, 1989
r4k2/3qpp1Q/1R3bp1/B1pp4/2P2PP1/3PP3/4K3/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 exf6 Qh8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
M Eston vs Gerardo Barbero, Jaca, 1990
r1b3k1/pp3ppp/5q2/1B1p4/3br3/2P2QB1/PP4PP/R4K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Hubert Koller vs Gerardo Barbero, San Bernadino Brocco, 1990
5k1b/p3rp2/6p1/1pp1p1PN/2n1b1NQ/2P1P2P/PPBq4/1KR5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc2+ Rxc2 Qd1+ Rc1 Nd2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Jonny Hector vs Gerardo Barbero, Copenhagen, 1991
1r5k/q5p1/7p/8/P2b3P/1P1b1P2/KPnQ2P1/4R2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxa4+ bxa4 Rxb2# ]

Gerardo Barbero puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Vladimir Tukmakov vs Gerardo Barbero, Wijk aan Zee, 1991
4nrk1/pQ3p1p/8/2R2Pp1/2P1r3/4q1N1/6PP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Gerardo Barbero vs Karel Mokry, Austria, 1992
6k1/p5P1/7p/1p2q3/2pr4/8/PPQ4P/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ ]

c)
Gaspar Mathe vs Gerardo Barbero, Austria, 1992
8/2p2k2/2pp3p/1p3np1/8/P1P2PBP/1P2R1PK/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ ]

d)
Gerardo Barbero vs Neeyko Kelecevic, San Bernadino Brocco, 1994
3r2k1/p4p2/2R3p1/1p2P1q1/1P1r2np/PQ6/6PP/1B2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Gerardo Barbero vs Pascal Vianin, Zuerich, 1994
1rr3k1/2qb4/1p1p2PR/1P1Pp1b1/p1P3P1/3B1R2/K4P2/4Q3 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ if Kxh8 Qh1+ or if Kg7 Rf7+ ]

f)
White mates in 4.
Gerardo Barbero vs Miso Cebalo, Bratto, 1998
r3r1k1/2qbb3/p1p1pnp1/4p1B1/2B5/2P4Q/PP3PP1/4RK1R w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kf7 Rh7+ Nxh7 Qxh7+ ]

g)
Black mates in 3.
Gabor Pinter vs Gerardo Barbero, Hungary, 2000
2r3k1/8/1p4pQ/pN5P/P3ppq1/5nP1/1P3P2/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ if Ke2 Rc2+ ]

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