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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jacek Gdanski.
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)
Jacek Gdanski vs Facundo Roman, Rio Gallegos, 1986
2qrr1k1/3n1ppp/p2Rpb2/2p1B3/N1P5/1P4Q1/P4PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 Rxd7 Bxf6 g6 Nb6 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Jacek Gdanski vs Zbigniew Pyda, Gdynia, 1987
3r4/1p3qb1/p6k/n1p4p/4QN2/1PP4P/2B2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ Kg5 Ne6+ Kf6 Nxd8 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Jacek Gdanski vs Ivan Farago, Haifa, 1989
5r1k/6R1/Q6p/3pP3/3P1q2/1pP3RP/6PK/5r2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ ]

d)
Jacek Gdanski vs Natalia Konopleva, Dortmund, 1990
r1b2rk1/2pqnp1p/p5p1/1p1P4/3Q4/1BN5/PP3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 if Nf5 Nf6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Jacek Gdanski vs Lawrence Day, Manila, 1992
4rnk1/1qnp4/4pBpp/4PN1P/5P2/4R1Q1/r5PK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ Kh7 Rxd7+ ]

Jacek Gdanski puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jacek Gdanski vs Leszek Ostrowski, Poland, 1996
r4rk1/3qbppp/3p1n2/1Ppn1bB1/8/2NB1N1P/1P3PP1/1R1Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd5 Nxd5 Bxf5 ]

b)
Jacek Gdanski vs Gunter Spiess, Germany, 1997
1k2rq1n/pp5P/2n1B3/3Q1P2/4p1r1/P6R/2P5/1R2K3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7+ if Kxb7 Rb3+ mates ]

c)
Jacek Gdanski vs Zbigniew Pyda, Koszalin, 1998
2qr1rk1/pp2bppp/8/3R1b2/5B2/1B3Q2/PP3PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc1 if Qe6 Rxd8 ]

d)
Jacek Gdanski vs Sergej Berezjuk, Ostrava, 1998
8/p3kpp1/Pn6/4P2p/1R1p4/1P1N1P2/6rP/3K4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb6 axb6 Nc1 w/a7 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Ponnuswamy Konguvel vs Jacek Gdanski, Koszalin, 1998
4k3/1p3pr1/p3p3/2b1P2p/7Q/1P3P2/3qB2P/3R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd1+ ]

Jacek Gdanski puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Johan Eriksson vs Jacek Gdanski, Stockholm, 1998
3qr1k1/Q2n3p/3p2p1/p2P4/1p3P2/1P4RP/2B3PK/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 Bxg6 Re7 ]

b)
Olli Salmensuu vs Jacek Gdanski, Vantaa, 1999
B4rk1/p4pp1/6qp/4Bb2/4n3/1NP5/PP2Q1PP/R3bK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ Bxg3 Bd3 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Jacek Gdanski vs Jelmer Jens, Belgium, 2003
r2q2r1/pp1n3Q/3ppkp1/4p3/3pP1P1/3P1P2/PPP1N3/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ g5+ ]

d)
Jacek Gdanski vs Maciej Nurkiewicz, Lubniewice, 2003
1r5k/5rpp/pn1p1q2/2pP1NR1/P2pPP1P/8/6P1/3QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 dxe5 fxe5 Qd8 e6 Ra7 e7 Qe8 Nxg7 ]

e)
Marcin Dziuba vs Jacek Gdanski, Ustron, 2006
r1b1qrk1/2n1ppbp/p5p1/N1P5/2p2P2/2N1B2P/PP4P1/R2Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc3 bxc3 Qb5 ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead - 3 Books in One!



Jacek Gdanski puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arkadiusz Leniart vs Jacek Gdanski, Warsaw, 2006
7r/1r2npk1/1q2pNp1/p2pP3/2pP1P1p/P1P3nP/2BQ2PK/RR6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb1 Rxb1 Rxb1 if Qf2 Rh1# or if Bxb1 Nf1+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Jacek Gdanski vs Michal Paterek, Warsaw, 2008
r1br4/pp4Q1/3kpp2/qB6/2R5/P7/3b1PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd2+ Qxd2 Qc7+ ]

c)
Andrius Rimeikis vs Jacek Gdanski, Warsaw, 2009
8/6p1/p3k2p/1pb2p2/2p2P2/2P3KP/PP1Br1P1/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf2+ Kf3 Rxe1 ]

d)
Jacek Gdanski va Pawel Stoma, Katowice, 2011
6k1/1nqr1p1p/rpN3p1/8/1R4Q1/4P1P1/5P1P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb8 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Jacek Gdanski vs Ferenc Frink, Wroclaw, 2014
2r2k1r/3R1ppp/4q2n/1p4P1/p7/4B2P/PPP1Q3/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Bc5+ if Rxc5 Rd8+ or if Ke8 Rd8+ Rxd8 Qxb5+ ]

f)
Jacek Gdanski vs Marcin Chmiel, Zgierz, 2018
3R1b1r/pkp2pp1/1pb4p/4P3/3p1N2/1P5P/P1P2PP1/5NK1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 g5 e7 Bg7 Nh5 ]

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