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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 1974 Olympiad in Nice.
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.
Emilio Ramirez vs A Rolle, Nice, 1974
2kr1r2/q2b4/1pp1pPp1/2NpQnPp/P2P3P/2PB4/7B/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ba6+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Jon Kristinsson vs Ch Najar, Nice, 1974
4rr1k/ppqbR1p1/2pR2Qp/2P2p2/5N2/1B6/Pb3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Arthur Williams vs Vlastimil Hort, Nice, 1974
r3r1k1/7p/2p2b2/p1Bp1Q1q/5Kp1/P1P3P1/4NP1P/2R1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re4+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Gerald Bonner vs Shimon Kagan, Nice, 1974
r4rk1/p1Q5/1p1R2p1/3Pb3/1P2p2N/5R1K/P3B3/6q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Ch Najar vs Karl Janetschek, Nice, 1974
6k1/7p/4p1p1/7r/7B/2P3PK/Pr2q2P/2Q1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh4+ ]

Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
S Al Mallah vs Helder Camara, Nice, 1974
8/5p1k/8/5qpK/1p2Q3/1P3P2/P5r1/5R1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Anatoly Karpov vs Mohamad Al-Modiahki, Nice, 1974
4rrk1/1p1b1p1p/p1N5/2np4/8/1P3R2/1BP1q1PP/R2Q3K w - - 1 0
[ Rg3+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Helgi Olafsson vs Slim Bouaziz, Nice, 1974
2rrb3/1p2pk2/4qpp1/3p3R/p1P1P3/4Q1R1/PP3PP1/5BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ if Kf8 Qh6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Eugenio Torre vs Lothar Schmid, Nice, 1974
r5k1/q4ppp/rnR1pb2/1Q1p4/1P1P4/P4N1P/1B3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Roland Ott vs R Graa, Nice, 1974
1r1k4/3b1Pb1/8/1n1Pp3/n3B3/B4PN1/PPR5/1K5R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
David Sully vs Zoltan Ribli, Nice, 1974
4r1k1/pb2qp2/1p4p1/3p4/3Q3p/1BP2P2/PP1Rr1PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Kf2 Qe2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Josef Boey vs Peter Biyiasas, Nice, 1974
2k5/2p4p/p1b3q1/2p2r2/5n2/4Q1P1/PPPN4/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Alberto Moreno vs Samuel Reshevsky, Nice, 1974
k7/Pp6/6p1/4pp2/Q1P1P3/2KP2P1/P3pq2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...e1/Q+ Kb3 Qb1+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Slim Bouaziz vs Craig Pritchett, Nice, 1974
r6k/2qb2b1/p2p2pN/3pn3/1p1Br3/1P5R/1PPQ3P/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
James Tarjan vs Ramon Lontoc, Nice, 1974
3q3r/r4pk1/pp2pNp1/3bP1Q1/7R/8/PP3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ if Rxe8 Qh6+ or if Kg8 Rxh8+ Kxh8 Qh6+ ]

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Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
K Arita vs Roland Beyen, Nice, 1974
2Q5/7p/2p2pk1/2Np2p1/3q2P1/P6P/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ Kh6 Qh5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Luis Torres vs Branislav Tasic, Nice, 1974
4r1n1/6RR/1p2pk2/2b1p2p/4P3/5P2/PP2K1PP/8 w - - 1 0
[ g4 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Moshe Czerniak vs Peter Jamieson, Nice, 1974
6k1/1p3r1p/3R1P2/p1p3PP/2rp2K1/8/2P2R2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Rf8 f7+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
William Hartston vs Lajos Portisch, Nice, 1974
r1br2k1/p1q2p2/4p1nQ/2ppP1N1/8/2Pn4/2P2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh7 if f5 Nf6+ Kf7 Qh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Gennadi Kuzmin vs Glenn Bordonada, Nice, 1974
Q1rkr3/p2n1Rp1/1p5p/2p1P2P/3P4/4q1N1/6PK/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ Kxd7 Qd5+ if Kc7 Rf7+ ]

Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Leif Ogaard vs Leslie Leow, Nice, 1974
2q2rk1/pb4pp/8/1pPR1pb1/2Q1p3/1P2P1P1/PB3P1P/5BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ if bxc4 Rxg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Itchak Radashkovich vs Jose Alves Santos, Nice, 1974
r4rk1/ppq2pp1/1nn2B1p/4pN2/8/P5P1/P2QPPBP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxh6+ if Kh7 Be4+ g6 Ng4 or if gxh6 Qxh6 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Carlos Cuartas vs Frits Van Seters, Nice, 1974
1r3k2/6R1/p1q2P1p/7b/3pPQ2/3P1N2/1r4BP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ if Kxg8 Qg3+ or if Kf7 Ne5+ Kxg8 Qg3+ ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Nikola Padevsky, Nice, 1974
r1q4r/1bp2pbk/1pn4p/3Np1pP/p1Q1P3/P1P2NB1/1P3PP1/3RK2R w K - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Qxf7+ Bg7 Nxg5+ hxg5 h6 if Qd7 hxg7+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Dragoljub Velimirovic vs Jan Plachetka, Nice, 1974
6k1/5rpp/2rp4/PR1Np3/3pQ2P/5P2/3q2P1/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Rf8 Ne7+ Kf7 Qf5+ ]

Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 6.
M Bakali vs Werner Hug, Nice, 1974
1r6/8/2pq1pk1/Q3p1p1/1PRnP3/5P2/5BP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ if Kh2 Rh8+ or if Kf1 Qd1+ Be1 Ng3+ Kf2 Qe2+ Kxg3 Qxe1+ ]

b)
Black mates in 6.
Fernando Silva vs Benoie, Nice, 1974
7k/8/3pB2p/2pP2pP/q3Pp2/2b2P2/P1Q3P1/1rRK4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd4+ Ke2 Qe3+ Kf1 Rxc1+ ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Krzysztof Pytel vs Joao Cordovil, Nice, 1974
r2rk3/pp1b1p2/7Q/6p1/B7/8/P5PP/4B1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Qe5+ Kf8 Bb4+ Kg8 Qxg5+ Kh7 Bc3 ]

d)
White mates in 8.
John Cooper vs Jan Adamski, Nice, 1974
r4rk1/p2n2p1/1q1Qpn1p/1P6/P6B/2p5/2B1KP1P/R5R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qe7+ Kh8 Rg1 if Rg8 Bxf6+ ]

e)
Wadha Mubarak vs Pertti Poutiainen, Nice, 1974
2qr2k1/ppr2p1p/5bp1/4Nb2/1n1B1P2/1B6/P1P2QPP/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 ]

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Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
M Baslan vs Jorge Freyre, Nice, 1974
r1b2rk1/ppp2ppp/6q1/5n2/3P2P1/2P2N1P/PP2BR2/R2QK3 b Q - 0 1
[ ...Ne3 ]

b)
M Alaba vs Victor Vincenti, Nice, 1974
8/2q3kp/2p2np1/p3R1Q1/2Bp1r2/PP1P4/6PP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg4 ]

c)
Anatoly Karpov vs Craig Pritchett, Nice, 1974
2brr1k1/pp3ppp/8/2N5/PPnnPB2/6P1/5RBP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc7 ]

d)
Anibal Gamboa vs Mehrshad Sharif, Nice, 1974
1r3rk1/p2n1pbp/2pp2p1/4p3/1qPnP3/1PN1B1PP/P2Q1PB1/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3 ]

e)
J Kassaba vs Wilfred Attard, Nice, 1974
3q1rk1/p1nnppbp/3p2p1/2pP4/1rP1P3/2N3PP/PB2QPB1/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb8 ]

Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. viii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Foo Choon vs Ridha Belkadi, Nice, 1974
1r4k1/3q4/Rp2p2p/1Pp1Ppb1/2P5/4B1P1/3Q1K1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd2+ ]

b)
Iolo Jones vs Juergen Dueball, Nice, 1974
6k1/p2n1pbp/q5p1/3p4/N7/1P1n1PP1/P1N4P/3QBR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb2 ]

c)
David Levy vs N Tabbane, Nice, 1974
1r6/5k1p/p1Rpq1p1/5p2/1P3P2/1Q6/P5PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rc7+ if Kf6 Qc3+ ]

d)
Barris Fite vs Luis Garcia, Nice, 1974
r4rk1/1pp3qp/3p2p1/p2P1p2/2P1p3/1P2P1Pb/P4P1P/R2QKB1R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Qc3+ Ke2 Bg4+ ]

e)
Jan Plachetka vs Hans-Guenther Kestler, Nice, 1974
4r2r/1p3k2/p2q1Pp1/2pNn1p1/2P5/3P4/P3R2P/4QR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3 if Rxf3 Rxh2+ ]

Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. ix.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Josef Pribyl vs Dan Uddenfeldt, Nice, 1974
r4bk1/p1p2p2/p4npp/4R3/4P3/5N2/PP3PPP/1KB5 b - - 1 0
[ ...c5 if Be3 Bd6 ]

b)
Joao Cordovil vs H L Gavey, Nice, 1974
r3kb1r/ppqn1ppp/2p1pn2/5b2/2BP4/5NN1/PPP3PP/R1BQ1RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Nxf5 if exf5 Ng5 ]

c)
W Kan vs Henry Camilleri, Nice, 1974
rnbq1knr/ppp1b2p/8/5p1Q/3PP3/7p/PPP3PP/RNB1KB1R w KQ - 1 0
[ Bc4 if Qe8 Bh6+ mates ]

d)
Nigel Young vs Renato Cappello, Nice, 1974
6r1/1b3r1k/pq1p3p/1p1P1p2/1P1QpP2/P1N3PP/2R4K/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd4 Rxd4 Rc7 w/Rgc8 ]

e)
Krzysztof Pytel vs M Hamam, Nice, 1974
1qr1r1k1/pb2bppp/1p2pn2/1Np5/1PNP4/P3PB2/2Q2PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb7 Qxb7 Ncd6 ]

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Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. x.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Mehrshad Sharif vs Carlos Escondrillas, Nice, 1974
2r1rqk1/p1pb1pp1/1p1n3p/8/3PNQ2/2PBR2P/P4PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ if gxf6 Rg3+ ]

b)
Alberto Garcia vs Jacques Macles, Nice, 1974
2kr4/2p5/p7/2p1pN1p/3bP3/2pR3P/PP2KP2/8 w - - 1 0
[ bxc3 if c4 Rd1 Bxc3 Ne7+ ]

c)
Jorge Rubinetti vs Jonathan Penrose, Nice, 1974
r4rk1/ppn1n1pp/3q1p2/2pP2Bb/2B5/5N1P/PP3PP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 if Qxe7 d6+ or if fxg5 Rxc7 ]

d)
Raymond Keene vs Maxwell Fuller, Nice, 1974
2b1k2r/4pp1p/1Bpr2p1/8/2P5/2n2P2/P5PP/R3KB1R w KQk - 1 0
[ a4 if 0-0 Ba5 or if Bf5 Ba5 Nb1 g4 Bc2 Ra2 ]

e)
Nevzat Suer vs Nino Kirov, Nice, 1974
1rb2rk1/2q1b1pp/p1n5/1p2ppN1/PP6/2P5/4QPPP/R1BR1NK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa2+ Kh8 Nf7+ if Kg8 Nh6+ mates ]

Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. xi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Friedgood vs Hugh McGrillen, Nice, 1974
1rq2rk1/3bbppp/pp1ppn2/8/P1n1PP1B/1NN2B2/1PP1Q1PP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 dxe5 fxe5 Nd5 Bxd5 if Bxh4 Bxc4 or if Bc5+ Nxc5 ]

b)
M Meftouh vs D B Savident, Nice, 1974
1b1r2k1/r1q2ppp/4p3/2nb4/1BB5/4PNP1/5P1P/1RQ1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5 Rxd5 Bxc5 if Rxc5 Rxb8+ ]

c)
Ljubomir Ljubojevic vs Heikki Westerinen, Nice, 1974
6k1/6p1/1Q1p3p/8/1P5q/5p2/P3rPP1/3RN1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe1+ Rxe1 Qg4 ]

d)
O Rigaud vs John Cooper, Nice, 1974
rnbqkbnr/ppp2ppp/8/3pP3/4P3/8/PPPP2PP/RNBQKBNR b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Qh4+ g3 Qxe4+ if Kf2 Bc5+ ]

e)
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson vs Arne Zwaig, Nice, 1974
4rr2/2p3kp/3b2p1/2p5/2Q1N3/1P5P/q4PP1/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 if Qxe4 Qxf2+ Kh1 Qg3 or if Rxe4 Qxf2+ Kh1 Qg3 ]

Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. xii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Anatole Kostjoerin vs Ethan Iglesias Dougherty, Nice, 1974
4rr2/1p3k1p/p4p2/8/3P3q/P2Q4/1P3PK1/R5R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg8+ if Kf1 Rxg1+ Kxg1 Rg8+ or if Kf3 Qh5+ Kf4 Qh2+ ]

b)
Luitjen Apol vs Pedro Lamas, Nice, 1974
r1bq1rk1/pp3ppp/5n2/3Bp3/1b1nP3/1NNQ4/PPP2PPP/R1B1K2R b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Nxd5 if exd5 Bf5 Qd1 Nxc2+ ]

c)
Chan Fye vs Roman Toran Albero, Nice, 1974
r2r2k1/pp3pbp/2p1qnp1/2P1p3/1P1nP3/P1N2B2/5PPP/1QBR1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3+ gxf3 Qh3 Rd3 Rxd3 Qxd3 Ng4 ]

d)
Amador Rodriguez vs Yaacov Bleiman, Nice, 1974
r3r1k1/3nbpp1/pp3n2/3q1PB1/P3N3/8/1PP3BP/R2Q2RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe4 if Bxe4 Qxe4+ Rg2 Bxg5 or if Be3 Qxf5 ]

e)
Abdelnour Ahmed-Zaid vs Kamran Shirazi, Nice, 1974
1r4k1/p2b1p2/6pp/3P4/q4PP1/P1N1Q2P/1Pr5/KR5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rbxb2 Rxb2 Qxa3+ Ra2 Rxa2 Nxa2 Qxe3 ]

Chess puzzles from the 1974 Olympiad in Nice, pt. xiii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Ivan Radulov vs Jacques Macles, Nice, 1974
r5k1/5r2/1p1Rq1p1/4b2p/1PP5/7P/4Q1P1/3R1BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf1+ if Kxf1 Rf8+ Kg1 Bh2+ ]

b)
Istvan Bilek vs Frits Van Seters, Nice, 1974
r1q1r1k1/5pbp/p4np1/2p5/4b3/1PB2NPP/P1Q2PB1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb2 if Nh5 Rxe4 Rxe4 Bxg7 Nxg7 Ng5 or if Qc6 Rxe4 ]

c)
Gennadi Kuzmin vs Alexandru Sorin Segal, Nice, 1974
4k3/3n3p/b2r2p1/2pN1p2/B4P2/6P1/P6P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nb6 if Rd4 Bxd7+ or if Bd3 Re1+ Be4 Nxd7 ]


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