King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Florin Gheorghiu.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 7.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Gudmundur Larusson, Hague, 1961
r2q1b1r/pbp1nk1p/3p1Np1/3PP3/1P6/P2p4/2Q3PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e6+ Kg7 Qc3 Nf5 Ng4+ Kg8 Bb2 if Bg7 Qxg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Adrian Hollis, Krakow, 1964
1qb3rk/5pp1/p4P1p/3pP2P/p1rN1Q2/P1P1R3/1P6/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7 ]

c)
White Mates in 6.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Svend Pedersen, Sinaya, 1965
2r4k/6pp/1q1PNb2/1pBQ4/8/p4P2/PrP5/K2R3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Rh1+ if Kg8 Nd4+ ]

d)
Florin Gheorghiu vs Vladimir Savon, Sinaya, 1965
2bq3k/2r2p1p/p2p1b1B/1pn2P2/3r2Q1/P2P2R1/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg7+ Kg8 Bxf6+ Rxg4 Rxg4+ w/Bxd8 ]

e)
Florin Gheorghiu vs Gunther Moehring, Romania, 1966
5qk1/p4p2/1pr1NQp1/n1pR4/6p1/4P3/PP3P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh5 ]

Florin Gheorghiu puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Florin Gheorghiu vs Daniel Rivera, Oerebro, 1966
4rk1r/p1n2p2/1p1p4/2pP1Qpp/P1N1q3/2P3P1/5PP1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6 Rh7 Nxd6 Qxd5 Rad1 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Laszlo Barczay, Vrnjacka Banja, 1967
5r1k/4q3/6Q1/7n/1p4pP/1B3n2/PPP5/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Heikki Westerinen, Palma de Majorca, 1968
Q1R5/5p2/p4ppk/4q3/8/7P/r3B1P1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ if Kg5 h4# ]

d)
Florin Gheorghiu vs Ulf Andersson, Siegen, 1970
7k/q6p/2p1p3/2PpPp2/3P1Q2/P7/7P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Raymond Keene, Reykjavik, 1972
r4r2/pp3pkp/4bNpb/3N4/7Q/8/PP3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5+ if Kg8 Ne7+ Kh8 Qf6+ if gxh5 Qf6+ ]

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Florin Gheorghiu puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Laszlo Lengyel, Los Angeles, 1974
5R2/4Nppk/b3pn1p/4N3/8/1n2P1P1/rB3PBP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be4+ Nxe4 Nxf7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Heikki Westerinen, Torremolinos, 1974
7k/2pq1p2/1n1p1PP1/Q2B3p/b6P/8/8/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qd2 if fxg6 Qh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Jean-Claude Letzelter, Vratsa, 1975
5q1k/pp5p/5r2/n3QN2/3P4/P7/5PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf6+ if Qxf6 Re8+ ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Rainer Schlenker, London, 1981
r6r/p1p4k/2ppqQn1/5R2/2b1P1P1/2NB3P/PP6/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rh5+ Kg8 Bxc4 if Rxh5 Bxe6+ Kh7 gxh5 or if d5 Qxe6+ Kg7 Qd7+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Florin Gheorghiu vs Stephane Vincent, Lugano, 1984
r4r2/3p1p1k/1q1bp3/1p1P1pQ1/2P5/1P4P1/P6P/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Re4 fxe4 Rf6 ]

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