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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lubomir Kavalek.
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 2.
K Sales vs Lubomir Kavalek, Helsinki, 1961
8/5Rpk/4p2p/1r6/4n3/6B1/2r3PP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Ladislav Alster vs Lubomir Kavalek, Jablonec, 1962
4r1k1/4ppbp/6p1/r5N1/1RP5/P3N3/K1bp1PPP/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Ilkka Kanko, Halle, 1963
2bqQ3/p2n1pk1/2p2b2/6p1/P1PP2P1/1P3R2/6K1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qxf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Drazen Marovic, Krakow, 1964
5rk1/ppR2p1p/q2p2pB/P2pb3/1P1n2P1/5Q1P/6B1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ Rxf7 Rc8+ ]

e)
Whiate mates in 3.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Coen Zuidema, Tel Aviv, 1964
4r3/2p5/2p1q1kp/p1r1p1pN/P5P1/1P3P2/4Q3/3RB1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe4+ Kf7 Qh7+ ]

Lubomir Kavalek puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Bernardo Fernandez vs Lubomir Kavalek, Tel Aviv, 1964
6rk/pp2K3/3p4/1P3r2/2Pp2bp/P2Pn3/3QN2P/1R2R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg7+ if Kxd6 Rfg5 ]

b)
Craig Pritchett vs Lubomir Kavalek, Habana, 1966
6k1/1b5p/p5p1/6N1/P2p2p1/8/1PP1rRPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re5 if Nf7 Re1+ ]

c)
Lubomir Kavalek vs Joost Marcus, Dieren, 1969
2r5/R5N1/2p2p1k/1p2p2p/1P2n2P/2P3P1/4K3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ ]

d)
Lubomir Kavalek vs Hans Ree, Eersel, 1969
1r1r2k1/5ppp/1b2b3/1p2pN2/1P1nP3/2B3P1/5PBP/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd4 if exd4 Ne7+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Edward Formanek, USA, 1970
Qnkqb3/2r5/1p1Bp1r1/4P1pp/2pP2n1/2P3P1/2P2PB1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxb8+ Kd7 Qxb6 Nxe5 dxe5 Qc8 Ra7 ]

Lubomir Kavalek puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Lubomir Kavalek vs Ole Jakobsen, Skopje, 1972
2n5/p1b2k2/2Np2p1/pP1Pp2p/2K1P3/4B1P1/7P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nxa7 if Nb6+ Bxb6 Bxb6 Nc8 ]

b)
Ridha Belkadi vs Lubomir Kavalek, Skopje, 1972
6R1/5p2/1pRbrkpp/1P6/r7/5P1P/3N2P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1+ Kf2 Ra2 ]

c)
Lubomir Kavalek vs Samuel Estimo, Bauang, 1973
r3r2k/1pqb2pp/p1p1p3/P1B1Pp2/1Q1R1P2/2RP4/1P4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb6 if Qc8 Qd6 ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Edmar Mednis vs Lubomir Kavalek, El Paso, 1973
2q5/p7/2Rp2pk/3Pp2p/QP1rPp2/5P1P/2r3PK/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Kxg2 Rd2+ Kf1 Qxh3+ ]

e)
Karoly Honfi vs Lubomir Kavalek, Solingen, 1974
2r3k1/1p1b1pbp/3p1np1/2qP4/8/1PBQ2PP/4NPB1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb5 Qd2 Bxe2 ]

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Lubomir Kavalek puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Egon Ditt vs Lubomir Kavalek, Delmenhorst, 1975
8/3R1pk1/6p1/7p/3bNP2/5KP1/P7/4r3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re3+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Manila, 1976
R7/4Npkp/3p2rb/2rP2p1/2n1Q3/6PP/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf5 if f6 Rg8+ ]

c)
Miguel Quinteros vs Lubomir Kavalek, Amsterdam, 1977
r3r2k/p1p3pp/2p5/8/1P1R1P2/4p1qP/PP2NnP1/R1B2QK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxh3+ Kh1 Nf2+ Kg1 Qh4 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Kim Commons, Pasadena, 1978
r1r2nk1/5pp1/4b3/p3PB2/1p3qNP/8/PPP1Q3/1K1R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kh8 Qh5+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Gennadi Sosonko vs Lubomir Kavalek, Waddinxveen, 1979
r4rk1/6b1/1p1N4/3Pp2p/PB2P1p1/R3Np1q/5P2/1Q2R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...g3 ]

Lubomir Kavalek puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Wolfgang Huisl vs Lubomir Kavalek, Germany, 1981
8/2n1pp1p/3p1kp1/2r5/1p1NP3/1P2KP2/P1R3PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Hans Ree, Wijk aan Zee, 1982
4rk2/p2b2p1/4p1P1/3p3Q/8/6N1/PqP3PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 ]

c)
Lubomir Kavalek vs Klaus Gawehns, Germany, 1983
4rrk1/pp2n1b1/3p2p1/2pPpp1p/5P2/P1NP2Pq/1P2P2P/1RB1QRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd1 if exf4 Rxf4 Nxd5 Nf2 ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Walter Browne, Estes Park, 1986
r1q1r2k/p1pn2b1/1p4Qp/6p1/1P1Pp3/2P1BN2/P5PP/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg5 if hxg5 Rf7 or if Nf6 Rxf6 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Lubomir Kavalek vs Rene Mollet, Zuerich, 1988
1r6/3r2pk/3P2Rp/2R2Q2/q1p5/P6P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Kg8 Qh7+ Kf7 Rf5+ ]

f)
Lubomir Kavalek vs C Rindlisbacher, Zuerich, 1988
4k3/pR1r1p1p/p4npB/2pN4/2P1P3/1P3P2/1b4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Rd8 Rxd8+ Kxd8 Bg5 ]

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