"Chess Olympiads" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 1924 Paris Olympiad.
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)
White mates in 5.
Hans Johner vs Shaun Smith, Paris, 1924
6qk/r4p1p/4pP1Q/1p1pN1P1/1p1Pn1R1/1Pr5/P6P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ g6 ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Ion Gudju vs Carl Behting, Paris, 1924
1k5N/ppp3pp/4n3/2b5/2q1N1Q1/PP2p3/KB1r3P/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb2+ Kxb2 Bd4+ ]

c)
Manuel Golmayo de la Torriente vs Kornel Havasi, Paris, 1924
r2q2k1/p1p1rpbp/2p2nP1/3p4/6b1/1P1B1Q2/PBP1N1PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ gxh7+ if Kh8 (or Kf8) Qxf6 ]

d)
Herman Mattison vs Luis Palau, Paris, 1924
r5k1/1p4pp/p1b2r2/4p3/4pn1q/2P1N1N1/PP1R1PPP/3Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nef5 if Qg5 h4 ]

e)
Stefano Rosselli Del Turco vs E Malmberg, Paris, 1924
3k1r2/1p1bq3/p1nQB1p1/5p2/3P1P2/P3PK2/1P4P1/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc6 ]

f)
Anatol Tschepurnoff vs Victor Kahn, Paris, 1924
3k1B2/3b1pp1/7p/1BPp4/1b5P/6P1/4KP2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd7 Kxd7 c6+ ]

1924 Paris Olympiad Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
K Vanek vs Marcel Duchamp, Paris, 1924
2r2rk1/p2b1pp1/1p1b1q1p/4p2Q/3P2R1/1B6/P1P2PPP/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg6 if Qe7 Qxh6 Qf6 Bg5 ]

b)
Ramon Rey Ardid vs Giovanni Cenni, Paris, 1924
4r2k/pp3pp1/2p3qp/3bP3/8/1PR5/P3Q1PP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe5 ]

c)
Kornel Havasi vs Max Euwe, Paris, 1924
2rr2k1/5ppp/bp2p3/6q1/P2R1P2/1pQ1P1P1/1P2B2P/4K2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 fxg5 Rxd4 bxc3 b2 ]

d)
John O'Hanlon vs Max Euwe, Paris, 1924
2rrb1k1/pp3p1p/1b2p1p1/1PnpP3/1RqB1P2/P1P2BN1/5QPP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 ]

e)
Gerard Oskam vs George Koltanowski, Paris, 1924
r4rk1/1pqb1pp1/2p2b1p/p1n5/2P5/PP3B2/1BQ1NPPP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb2 if Qxb2 Nd3 ]

f)
Sandro Kohn vs Joern Schulz, Paris, 1924
2kr1bR1/1p1n1p2/4p3/p2pB3/PP1P3p/2P1QP2/3KNP2/1q6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb6 w/...Nc4+ ]


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