'Characteristic Puzzles in the Opening' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zoltan Gyimesi.
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)
Black mates in 7.
Cristina Hava vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Stockerau, 1991
2kr4/ppp3pp/2p5/6q1/1b3n2/2P1PP2/PPQ4P/R1B2K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Qxd1 Qg2+ Ke1 Qxh1+ Kd2 Qxh2+ ]

b)
Martin Maly vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Kecskemet, 1992
3rr3/pb4pk/1p2pp1p/8/2N2R2/2P4P/PP3PP1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 Rg4 f5 Rg3 f4 Rg4 Bc8 Rh4 g5 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Jose Andrade Ocana, Guarapuava, 1995
2Q2R2/5ppk/2p4p/1p2P3/4qP1K/7P/1P4P1/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

d)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Eric Prie, Paris, 1995
3R2bk/p4npp/1p6/8/P6P/4P1K1/4rPP1/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg8+ Kxg8 Rc8+ ]

e)
Jose Gonzalez Garcia vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Budapest, 1995
r3k2r/4ppQp/3p1np1/2pP4/4q3/5P2/P3NKPP/R2R4 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ Kf1 Rg8 ]

1a)
mate in 7
Cristina Hava vs Zoltan Gyimesi

Zoltan Gyimesi Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Karen Petrosian, Budapest, 1995
4r1k1/pbq1r1p1/1pp5/6p1/3pN3/6Q1/PP4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3+ Kh8 Nxg5 Qd6 Nf7+ ]

b)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Jan Votava, Germany, 1996
4k1r1/pb1q1p2/1pn1pP1Q/3p4/3P4/1P1B2N1/P4PK1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Qg7 if Rf8 Qxf8+ mates or if Ne7 Rh8 ]

c)
Stefan Schneider vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Zagan, 1997
1k5r/pp5p/1bn1p3/4q1rN/4pp2/2P2B2/PP3PPP/1Q2RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...exf3 Rxe5 fxg2+ Kg1 Nxe5 Qe4 gxf1=B+ Kxf1 Rxh5 ]

d)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Sandor Kustar, Hungary, 1998
6rk/ppr2p1p/5npQ/5NN1/8/7P/qP3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd6 ]

e)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Mladen Palac, Pula, 1999
3rk2r/pbn2ppp/8/q1b1B3/1pB1P1Q1/1P4P1/P4P1P/3RK2R w Kk - 0 1
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Qxg7+ or if Ke7 Qg5+ ]

2c)
Stefan Schneider vs Zoltan Gyimesi

Zoltan Gyimesi Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Edin Pezerovic, Bad Wiessee, 2000
r3k3/1rn4p/2NRp1pP/p2pP3/p5R1/4P3/1P3P2/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 if hxg6 h7 Kf7 Rd7+ ]

b)
Kalman Rovid vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Hungary, 2000
4r1k1/2p2r1p/1p1b4/p1p3N1/PnP2PP1/4B2P/2P2R2/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rfe7 Rfe2 Bxf4 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Attila Czebe, Ohrid, 2001
8/p4kpp/qnPBpp2/2Q5/P7/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ ]

d)
Alexander Beliavsky vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Bled, 2002
1rr4k/5Qp1/6Rp/3n3P/P4R2/1N6/1bPB2q1/1K6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd2 if Nxd2 Nc3# or if Kxb2 Rxc2+ ]

e)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Tibor Reiss, Hungary, 2004
8/2Rnp1kp/4b1p1/3pP3/pr1p1P2/1P1B4/P2KN1P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ a3 if Rxb3 Nxd4 ]

3b)
Kalman Rovid vs Zoltan Gyimesi

Zoltan Gyimesi Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jochen Schlenker vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Eppingen, 2004
r3k2r/pq1nppbb/2p4p/3n2p1/N6P/3B1PB1/PPPQ2P1/2KR2NR b kq - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 if Bxh7 Nxa4 or if Nxc5 Qxb2# ]

b)
Wolfgang Ebert vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Hungary, 2004
r5rk/2p3bp/p1p1P3/2P2p2/2Q1R3/2N3Rq/PP5P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5 ]

c)
Zoltan Gyimesi vs Alexei Fedorov, Sibenik, 2005
3q4/1p5k/r2pRbp1/2pP1r1p/P1P1NpQ1/7R/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Tigran Gharamian vs Zoltan Gyimesi, Belfort, 2012
8/1R6/4p1B1/4kpp1/8/3n1KPP/2r2P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne1+ Ke3 f4+ ]

4d)
mate in 3
Tigran Gharamian vs Zoltan Gyimesi


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