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Here are some chess puzzles from the 1968 Olympiad in Lugano.
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.
Jan Adamski vs Lawrence Day, Lugano, 1968
5k2/p4ppp/2B2r2/1P6/r7/6BP/5P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Roger Ferry vs B Pantebre, Lugano, 1968
1k6/1rRr2q1/RP6/3BPp1p/5P1P/2P1PQP1/1P3K2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ra8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Antoine Galeb vs Luis Belliard, Lugano, 1968
5rk1/1Q5R/4pp2/6q1/pn2B3/6P1/6KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Douglas Hamilton vs M Bakali, Lugano, 1968
2k5/p1q1rp1n/2Q1p3/6p1/N2b2Pp/P6P/5PB1/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
R Bandal vs Eduardo Flores Soto, Lugano, 1968
6k1/2r1q2p/p2Rp1pQ/1p1b1pN1/3B4/P1PR4/2P4P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

1968 Chess Olympiad in Lugano puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Cavit Uzman vs Juan Soler, Lugano, 1968
r3nr1k/1n2Nppp/3b4/pq1N2B1/1p2Q3/3R4/PPP3PP/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
C Kueluer vs Norbert Stull, Lugano, 1968
4rnkr/3R4/4p3/2qpP1Pp/pp6/3Q3B/PPP4K/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8+ if Kxf8 Qf3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Semprun Martinez Fernando vs Michael Littleton, Lugano, 1968
6r1/1p1Q2bk/p1p1N1pp/3p4/8/2P4R/1q4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ Kh8 Rxh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Samuel Reshevsky vs D A Yanofsky, Lugano, 1968
r1b2rk1/1p3pb1/2p3p1/p1B5/P3N3/1B1Q1Pn1/1PP3q1/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Qxg6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Terry Shaw vs Javier Robles, Lugano, 1968
5r2/5r1p/3pnpp1/p1p1k3/4PNPP/1PKP4/2P2R2/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6+ hxg6 Rf5+ ]

1968 Chess Olympiad in Lugano puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Roman Toran Albero vs Cesar Malagon, Lugano, 1968
r1bq1rk1/p3b1np/1pp2ppQ/3nB3/3P4/2NB1N1P/PP3PP1/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Rf7 Qxh7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Bent Larsen vs Miguel Najdorf, Lugano, 1968
8/6pk/pN5p/4Rp1q/4nP2/2r4P/Q5P1/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Qxh3+ Qh2 Nf2# ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Ernesto Palacios De La Prida vs Antonio Rocha, Lugano, 1968
b4k2/5Np1/p3p3/2p3P1/2P2Q2/5n1P/P1B1K3/q7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1+ Kd3 Be4+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Ingvar Asmundsson vs Rogelio Ortega, Lugano, 1968
5bk1/2p4p/4q1p1/p3B3/1r2n1NQ/6PP/P4R1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Bxh6 Qd8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Lawrence Day vs E Kann, Lugano, 1968
r1b5/p4N1k/1p2p2q/5pr1/3Q3P/8/PPP2P2/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kg6 Ne5+ Kh5 Rxg5+ ]

See 2, 3 or 4 moves ahead



1968 Chess Olympiad in Lugano puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Khelil Lagha vs Georgios Trikaliotis, Lugano, 1968
1rb2r2/5pk1/p4Np1/1ppP3p/P1P3Pq/1PQ4P/2K5/5R1R w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ Kh6 g5+ Kxg5 Qe3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Bjorn Brinck-Claussen vs Borislav Ivkov, Lugano, 1968
6k1/p1rb4/1p1p4/1P1Pp3/4Pp1b/1Q1N1Pq1/P5BR/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Nxc1 Qf2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Ivan Delgado Cespedes vs H Sardinha, Lugano, 1968
3r2k1/p4pp1/1p6/6qp/4RP1n/2B1P2P/P5PK/Q2r2R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if Kh1 Qg3 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
M Batres vs Arthur Dunkelblum, Lugano, 1968
6r1/p3bp1k/8/2pbPp1p/3P1PrP/1P2RqP1/P4B1K/4Q1R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh4+ gxh4 Rg2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Abada Gomez vs Ismet Ibrahimoglu, Lugano, 1968
2r3k1/pp3ppp/8/3p4/Q3n3/2Pbq3/P5PP/R3R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kg1 Nh3+ ]

1968 Chess Olympiad in Lugano puzzles, pt.v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Hans Bouwmeester vs Henri Koskinen, Lugano, 1968
4bknR/5p1R/2q1p1p1/1pNpP3/1P3QP1/5B2/r1r2PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Ke7 Qh4+ Kf8 Rxg8+ Kxg8 Rh8+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Tigran Petrosian vs Manuel Castro Molero, Lugano, 1968
r3k3/pp1npNb1/4Pp2/2pP3Q/2p5/4B3/Pq4PP/R5K1 w q - 1 0
[ Nd6+ Kd8 Qe8+ Kc7 Qxd7+ Kb6 Nxc4+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Lothar Zinn vs Zbigniew Doda, Lugano, 1968
r1q2b1r/p4k1p/2p1Npp1/3p1R2/3N4/B2P2Q1/P1P3PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ if Kxf6 Qf4# or if Kg8 Rxg6+ Kf7 Rg7+ ]

d)
Edwin Bhend vs Frans Cornelis, Lugano, 1968
r1b3k1/1p4pp/2p5/p3n3/2PR4/P1N5/1PB3PP/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Kf8 Bf5 ]

e)
Joaquim Durao vs Hachemi Ben Rehouma, Lugano, 1968
2r2rk1/4nppp/pn6/1p2pNq1/3pP3/3P2P1/PPB2PK1/2RQ3R w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 Qxh5 Nxe7+ Kh8 Rxh5 if Rc7 Rxh7+ ]

1968 Chess Olympiad in Lugano puzzles, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Choo-Kwee Giam vs M Andujar, Lugano, 1968
3r4/5ppp/1kb1p3/pr2P3/p1R2P2/P1P1K1P1/4B2P/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6+ Kxc6 Bxb5+ ]

b)
Jesus Gonzalez Mata vs Juan Soler, Lugano, 1968
r1bq1rk1/p2pbpp1/1p3n1p/6B1/2PQ4/2NB4/PP3PPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 Bxf6 Qe4 g6 Qxa8 ]

c)
A Hentati vs M Soussi, Lugano, 1968
2rr2k1/1pqbbppp/p2pp3/n2nP3/P4P2/2N1BN1P/1PP1B1P1/3RQRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 exd5 Nxd5 if Qxc2 Nxe7+ ]

d)
Ann Lian vs Charles Salameh, Lugano, 1968
r4rk1/pb2bppp/1p2pn2/4Q1Bq/2B5/5N2/PPP2PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 if Bxf3 Qxh5 ]

e)
Kaarle Ojanen vs Martin Johansson, Lugano, 1968
2r2k2/R4pp1/p3p2p/1bb5/3BBP2/4P1PP/8/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra8 ]

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1968 Chess Olympiad in Lugano puzzles, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Paul Reissmann vs Khelil Lagha, Lugano, 1968
7k/5qp1/Q6p/N2b1p2/4pn2/2B5/1PP3PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

b)
Jorge Van Der Laat vs W Hoyt, Lugano, 1968
6r1/pp1qn2r/5k2/3PpP2/4B3/B5Q1/P6P/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Bxe7+ ]

c)
Paul Reissmann vs Ronald Hobson, Lugano, 1968
2r1r1k1/2q2ppp/p1bp1b2/1p3R2/4P3/PBNRQ3/1PP3PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6 if gxf6 Qh6 Re5 h4 ]

d)
W Hoyt vs Ahmed Hadri, Lugano, 1968
2r1nrk1/3bbppp/p2pp3/q5P1/1p2PP1P/2N1BB2/PPP2Q2/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bb6 ]

e)
Istvan Bilek vs Helmut Pfleger, Lugano, 1968
4r1k1/pp1Q1p1p/2q3p1/8/8/P5P1/1P3P1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ ]

1968 Chess Olympiad in Lugano puzzles, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jan Adamski vs Milan Matulovic, Lugano, 1968
2r3k1/R6p/3p2p1/3P4/8/8/Br3nPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 if Rf1 or Rd1 Rcc2 ]

b)
Alexander Davie vs Andreas Dueckstein, Lugano, 1968
r1b2rk1/1p4p1/p3p2p/2bp3q/6n1/2NB3P/PPPBQPP1/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2 if Rxf2 Bxf2+ or if hxg4 Rxf1+ mates ]

c)
Andreas Lantsias vs Mauricio Levy, Lugano, 1968
3r1nk1/1b3rbp/pp1q2p1/3P1p2/1PP1pQP1/P6P/1B1RB2N/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf4 Rxf4 Bh6 ]

d)
Leo Weiss vs Alvise Zichichi, Lugano, 1968
r5k1/1p1nrqnp/p2p1ppQ/2pP4/2P1PP2/4RN2/PP2N2P/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf5 ]

e)
Lothar Zinn vs Viktor Ciocaltea, Lugano, 1968
2r1k2r/p4p2/4p1p1/2q1P3/3pBPPp/PR4nP/2P3K1/2Q1R3 b k - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 Rxe4 Qd5 Kf3 Qxb3+ ]

1968 Chess Olympiad in Lugano puzzles, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Eleuterio Recalde vs Brian Reilly, Lugano, 1968
3r1k2/pp3pp1/2p1qn2/4bBB1/PP5R/2P2Q1P/5PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxf5 ]

b)
G McCurdy vs Elod Macskasy, Lugano, 1968
r5k1/pbp2p2/1pq3pQ/8/4r3/b1P1PN2/P1R2PPP/1B3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg4 if Qh3 Qxf3 ]

c)
Adolphe Potter vs Abderrahman Nejjar, Lugano, 1968
6k1/5p1p/pp2p1p1/2bqP1P1/P1p1PP1P/2P2R2/1PQ3K1/2Br4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg1+ if Kh2 Qd1 Qxd1 Rxd1 Be3 Rd3 ]

d)
Kristian Skold vs Burkhard Malich, Lugano, 1968
3r2k1/6pp/p4p2/8/4nP2/6P1/PB1b3P/1R2N2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb8 if Nd3 Bc3 or if Kg1 Be3+ Kg2 Nc3 ]


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