King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Bojan Kurajica.
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)
Bojan Kurajica vs Karen Grigorian, Leningrad, 1964
3k4/4r2p/pP3pp1/P1n5/6P1/4RBKP/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ b7 Rxb7 Bxb7 Nxb7 Re6 ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Bojan Kurajica vs Robert Huebner, Barcelona, 1965
1q1r1rk1/3b1p1p/2np1p1Q/5P2/p5P1/P4N1P/pPP5/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if fxg5 f6 or if Bxf5 gxf5 Re8 Nxh7 ]

c)
Bojan Kurajica vs Vlastimil Hort, Sombor, 1968
3r1rk1/p1p1b1pb/2q5/2Pp2p1/3B2Bn/1PNQ4/P4P1R/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7 if Bxd4 Rxg7+ Kh8 Rxg5+ Rf6 Rxh4+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Bojan Kurajica vs Robert Hartoch, Wijk aan Zee, 1969
1r4k1/pp3q1p/5Pp1/4r3/8/1B1b3P/PP1Q2PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]

e)
Bojan Kurajica vs Francisco Garcia Tore, Malaga, 1970
1k2rb1r/1p1b1pp1/pBqpp1n1/6P1/P3P3/2N1Q3/1PPRBP2/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb5 if axb5 axb5 Qc8 Qa3 or if e5 Bc7+ ]

f)
Bojan Kurajica vs Vlastimil Hort, Wijk aan Zee, 1970
1k2r2r/pp3pp1/1qb5/3pb1P1/PP1Q2B1/2P1B3/3K1P2/R6R w - - 0 1
[ Qxe5 if Rxe5 Rxh8+ ]

g)
White mates in 5.
Bojan Kurajica vs Mathias Gerusel, Wijk aan Zee, 1973
2rr3k/7p/p4P2/1p2Rp2/2nB4/2P5/P6P/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ Rxe8 Rxe8+ Rxe8 f7+ ]

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