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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lubomir Ftacnik.
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)
Lubomir Ftacnik vs Stanislav Petrik, Detva, 1977
r4rk1/p1q1b1pp/1pp5/2n1Nn2/8/2N3P1/PP2QP1P/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc4+ Kh8 Nf7+ if Kg8 Nh6+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Lubomir Ftacnik vs Ivan Jankovec, Marianske Lazne, 1978
R7/3nbpkp/4p1p1/3rP1P1/P2B1Q1P/3q1NK1/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ if Bxf6 or Nxf6 exf6+ ]

c)
Lubomir Ftacnik vs Peter Petran, Dolny Kubin, 1979
7r/p2k1ppp/b3pn2/n7/3N4/Pp4P1/1P1NPPBP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc5 Nb7 Rc6 ]

d)
Lubomir Ftacnik vs Juraj Druska, Slovakia, 2019
r3r1k1/1p3pp1/p1nN1np1/2P3q1/6P1/3B3R/PPQ3P1/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rh8+ Kxh8 2.Nxf7+ ]

e)
Lubomir Ftacnik vs Jari Reuker, Hamburg, 2019
1rn2q2/p1p3rk/2PpQ1pp/3Nb3/R4p2/1P3B2/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxe5 dxe5 2.Nf6+ Kh8 3.Nd7 ]

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