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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Borislav Kostic.
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)
Albert Hodges vs Borislav Kostic, New York, 1916
5r1k/p1p3pp/3b4/8/5N1Q/1P6/P1q3PP/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 ]

b)
Henri Weenink vs Borislav Kostic, London, 1927
7k/pppb2pp/2np3q/1B2p3/8/1QPP1P2/P1P4P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd2 w/...Bh3 if Qf7 Qxe1+ & Qd2+ ]

c)
Jakob Seitz vs Borislav Kostic, Nice, 1930
r1br3k/ppp4n/3p1bp1/2PB1p2/4p3/1PN3P1/PB2PP1P/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...c6 w/...d5 ]

d)
Borislav Kostic vs Leon Kremer, Munich, 1936
3qk2r/R2b1p1p/3P1b1Q/3P4/7p/3P2P1/P1P1KP2/7B w - - 0 1
Black's king has moved.
[ Ra8 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Borislav Kostic vs Paul Keres, Stockholm, 1937
r1bq3r/ppp1b1kp/2n3p1/3B3Q/3p4/8/PPP2PPP/RNB2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6+ ]

f)
White mates in 6.
Borislav Kostic vs Savielly Tartakower, Bled, 1950
1k4rr/p1p3p1/2p1qp1p/3pPN2/Q2P4/8/P2B2PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 if cxd6 Rb1+ Kc8 Qxa7 ]

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