"Chess Olympiads" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the Warsaw 1935 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 2.
Arthur Dake vs Timothy Cranston, Warsaw, 1935
r1bq2rk/pp3pbp/2p1p1pQ/7P/3P4/2PB1N2/PP3PPR/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Marcos Luckis vs Moshe Czerniak, Warsaw, 1935
k1n3rr/Pp3p2/3q4/3N4/3Pp2p/1Q2P1p1/3B1PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxb7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Lajos Steiner vs Vladimir Petrov, Warsaw, 1935
4r3/p1r2p1k/1p2pPpp/2qpP3/3R2P1/1PPQ3R/1P5P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Victor Winz vs Gosta Danielsson, Warsaw, 1935
r1b2rk1/pp1n2bp/3p2p1/3P4/2PnB2q/PPN5/3KN1PP/R1BQ3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh6+ if Kd3 Nc5+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Fritzis Apsheniek vs Mario Monticelli, Warsaw, 1935
3r1bk1/1p2np1p/p5p1/3p2P1/1P1B1q2/2PBR2Q/1P5P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ ]

Warsaw 1935 Olympiad Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ejnar Andersen vs Vasja Pirc, Warsaw, 1935
r4rk1/3n1pp1/q1p1p2p/p2nP1N1/Pp1PN3/8/1PQ2PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5 ]

b)
Matibet Betbeder vs J Creevey, Warsaw, 1935
8/pp3p2/2p2p1p/3p4/3k4/bP1N1PP1/P1P1K2P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kd2 w/c3# ]

c)
Kornel Havasi vs Jens Enevoldsen, Warsaw, 1935
3r1r2/pbp2pkp/1p1n2n1/2q5/3NP3/PBN1QP2/1P6/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh6+ Kf6 Rh5 ]

d)
Paul Vaitonis vs Laszlo Szabo, Warsaw, 1935
3r1r1k/pbpqb1p1/1pn2n1p/1N2pp2/8/PQ1P1NPP/1P1BPPBK/2R2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Nxe5 Rxc7 ]

e)
Milan Vidmar Sr vs David Enochs, Warsaw, 1935
4r1k1/p1pnrppp/1p3n2/3Pq3/1PPNp3/2Q3P1/P4PBP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ f4 if Qh5 Nc6 ]

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Warsaw 1935 Olympiad Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Julius Nielsen vs Andre Muffang, Warsaw, 1935
2r1r1k1/N2q1pp1/3n3p/1p1P4/1Q6/P7/5PPP/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1+ Rxe1 Rc4 if Qa5 Ra4 ]

b)
Glucksberg vs Miguel Najdorf, Warsaw, 1935
r1b2rk1/pp4pp/2p3n1/3p2N1/2P2P2/3B1KP1/PP5q/R1BQ1RN1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4+ if Kxg4 Ne5+ mates ]

c)
J Creevey vs Vasja Pirc, Warsaw, 1935
r1r2bk1/7p/pp2ppp1/nn1p4/3P1B2/1P1NPN2/P4PPP/1RR3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 if Ra1 Ne2+ or if Rb2 Ba3 ]

d)
A De Burca vs Pal Rethy, Warsaw, 1935
2kr3r/pp1n1ppp/2pbp3/5P2/P2P4/2NK4/1P3qPP/R1BQ1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5+ ]

e)
Frank Marshall vs Gosta Stoltz, Warsaw, 1935
5rk1/pp1q1ppp/2r5/2PpQ3/4P3/P1R2P2/1P3P1P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d4 if Rd3 Qh3 w/...Rg6+ ]


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