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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Wlodzimierz Schmidt.
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)
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Hans Holaszek, Hague, 1961
r1bq1r1k/2ppnppp/p3n3/1pbNPN2/6Q1/1B6/PPP2PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ndxe7 w/Bxe6 ]

b)
White mates in 7.
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Ryszard Drozd, Poznan, 1962
r1b3kr/1pqnB1p1/p3p1Qp/4P3/8/2N5/PPP3PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 Qxe5 Nf6+ Qxf6 Bxf6 Rh7 Qe8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Heinz Liebert, Polanica Zdroj, 1967
8/8/p3p3/3b1pR1/1B3P1k/8/4r1PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be1+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Milko Bobotsov, Varna, 1967
1rr5/3bp2Q/3p1k2/2qP4/1p4P1/1p3P2/PPP5/1K1R3R w - - 1 0
[ g5+ if Kxg5 Qh6+ or if Ke5 Qe4# ]

e)
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Wiktor Matkowski, Lodz, 1968
4rr2/1bq1b1kp/p2pQ1p1/1p2p1Bn/4P3/P1NB1R2/1PP3PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8 if Rxf8 Bxe7 or if Kxf8 Bh6+ mates ]

Wlodzimierz Schmidt puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Ryszard Gasiorowski, Lublin, 1969
2k3r1/1pq5/5p2/2p1n2R/p1PpN3/P2P3P/1P2Q1r1/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qxg2 if Rxg2 Rh8+ Kd7 Rh7+ Kd8 Rxc7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Ove Kinnmark, Poland, 1969
1r2r2k/2q1p1b1/p2p2Q1/n1pP4/1pP1R3/1P4P1/P2B1P1P/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7 if Bf6 Rg4 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Witold Balcerowski, Piotrkow Trybunalski, 1970
1n3q1k/4b2p/p2pBp1P/2pPp3/4P1Q1/P3N1P1/b2B4/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 Nc6 Qg7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Ryszard Drozd, Zielona Gora, 1974
3b1B2/2q5/1n1pB1k1/1PpPp1pp/4P3/6P1/4Q2P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf3 if Qg7 Qf5+ Kh6 Bf7 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Wlodzimierz Schmidt vs Josip Rukavina, Brno, 1975
6k1/p2qr1b1/1p1p2Q1/1P1Pp3/7R/3BNpP1/P4P1K/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

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