'Tactics in the Openings' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jan Foltys.
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)
Jan Foltys vs Korol Piltz, Jurata, 1937
3k2r1/5Rbp/p2p2p1/1p1r2P1/6B1/8/PPP4P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ Kc8 Rxg7+ ]

b)
Jan Foltys vs A V Gulbrandsen, Stockholm, 1937
r5k1/p4ppp/1pbr1q2/6N1/5P2/1B6/P1Q3PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ Kf8 Nxh7+ Kxf7 Nxf6 ]

c)
Abram Szpiro vs Jan Foltys, Jurata, 1937
5k2/5p1p/p2rb3/5p2/P6P/R2B2R1/1r3PP1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...f4 Rf3 Bg4 if Rxf4 Rb1+ mates ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Leon Widermanski vs Jan Foltys, Jurata, 1937
8/4k1p1/2p5/2NpK2p/1P3P2/2P3PP/3n4/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Kf5 Kf7 ]

e)
Jan Foltys vs John Morrison, Buenos Aires, 1939
1r3rk1/pppn1qp1/4b2p/5p2/Nn1Pp3/bP2P1PP/P1QB1P2/1R1RNBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb4 Bxb4 d5 ]

Jan Foltys Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jan Foltys vs Cenek Kottnauer, Prague, 1943
2r1k3/p1qbb1pp/3pp3/4n1P1/1p1BP2P/2N4B/PPP2Q2/2K2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5 if dxe5 Qf7+ Kd8 Qg8+ Be8 Rd1+ Bd6 Qxe6 ]

b)
Jan Foltys vs M Dietze, Prague, 1943
5rk1/5pp1/p1pPb3/8/2q2B2/6QP/P5P1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 if Qd4 Re5 ]

c)
Jan Foltys vs W Ritson-Morry, Birmingham, 1947
2r1r1k1/4bppp/p2p1n2/1p2pNB1/3Pb3/5N1P/PPq2PP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7+ Rxe7 Rc1 ]

d)
Kazimierz Makarczyk vs Jan Foltys, Poland, 1949
1Rb5/4kpbp/p3p3/3rN3/5P2/2K5/P3B1PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe5 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Enrico Paoli vs Jan Foltys, Trencianske Teplice, 1949
8/2k2p2/2b3p1/P1p1Np2/1p3b2/1P1K4/5r2/R3R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb5+ ]

f)
Jan Foltys vs Nejkirch, Prague, 1950
r1r3k1/2pbq1bp/n2n2p1/pN1Ppp2/Pp2P3/4BPP1/1P1N3P/R1RQ1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Na7 if Bh6 Qe1 ]

g)
Aatos Fred vs Jan Foltys, Mariaske Lazne, 1951
6k1/p3qpp1/7p/4PP2/3rN3/4Q2b/P6P/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 if Qxe4 or Qxh3 Qg5+ ]

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