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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Roberto Grau.
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)
Roberto Grau vs A Barboza de Oliveira, Carrasco, 1921
2rq1rk1/pb3ppp/1p1b4/3p1N2/1P6/P1n1P3/1B2BPPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc3 if Rxc3 Qd4 ]

b)
Benito Villegas vs Roberto Grau, Mar del Plata, 1928
6k1/5pp1/bq5p/p2pP3/Pp3P2/1P2N3/2Q2KPP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 if Nc4 d3+ ]

c)
Roberto Grau vs Carlos Maderna, Rosario, 1929
2b3k1/Rrqnb1pp/1Np1pp2/2Pp4/3P1P2/3B1NP1/Q4P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc8 if Qxc8 Qa6 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Roberto Grau vs Edgard Colle, San Remo, 1930
1k5r/pP3ppp/3p2b1/1BN1n3/1Q2P3/P1B5/KP3P1P/7q w - - 0 1
[ Na6+ Kxb7 Bd7+ if Kxa6 Qb5# or if Ka8 Nc7# ]

1b)
Benito Villegas vs Roberto Grau


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