"Chess Olympiads" by wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Gideon Stahlberg.
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 6.
Gideon Stahlberg vs Ejnar Andersen, Copenhagen, 1934
1n1rnrk1/R4p1p/1q1p3Q/2pP1P2/4B3/2p4P/1P3PP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ f6 Nxf6 Qg5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Gideon Stahlberg vs Andor Lilienthal, Moscow, 1935
3kn3/p1p2Rp1/1p2q3/7p/7P/5QP1/P6K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qa8+ w/Qd5+ & Qg5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Gideon Stahlberg vs Moishe Lowcki, Jurata, 1937
8/Q7/5pkp/2n1q3/8/1B5P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ if Kf5 Qh5+ or if Kg5 Qg8+ ]

d)
Gideon Stahlberg vs Sonja Graf-Stevenson, Mar del Plata, 1941
3R4/p3Bp1p/bp3Ppk/2p1n3/8/8/P5PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd5 if Nc6 Bf8# ]

e)
Gideon Stahlberg vs Haije Kramer, Amsterdam, 1950
1n6/4bk2/1p2p3/1B1pP1p1/3P2P1/BP6/K7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd6 ]

Gideon Stahlberg Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gideon Stahlberg vs Wolfgang Uhlmann, Moscow, 1956
q6k/pQn2rbp/1p2p3/2p1Pp1N/P4P2/1P2P2P/5BRK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxa8+ if Nxa8 Bh4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Gideon Stahlberg vs A Westol, Moscow, 1956
6qk/4rRn1/1p3NQp/p3P3/8/1P2b2P/PB4PK/3r4 w - - 0 1
[ Qh7+ ]

c)
Gideon Stahlberg vs Roman Toran Albero, Beverwijk, 1957
3R4/5pNk/4bK2/7p/4p1Pp/4P3/5P2/6r1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 fxe6 g5 if Rf1 g6+ mates or if Rg2 Rd7+ w/f4 ]

d)
Gideon Stahlberg vs V Olofsson, Gothenburg, 1957
1rb5/1p1n1pbk/p1pprnpp/4p3/1qPPP3/2N1BNPP/3Q1PB1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ d5 if Re7 Ra4 Qb3 Rb1 ]

e)
Gideon Stahlberg vs Jan-Heim Donner, Wageningen, 1957
4q1k1/2p1rp2/2R2Qp1/3P3p/1p2P1N1/1P4P1/r4PKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nh6+ Kh7 Nf5 if gxf5 Qxf5+ mates ]

f)
White mates in 5.
Gideon Stahlberg vs Jens Enevoldsen, 1960
4r1k1/1n2pp1p/r1Np2p1/1p1P4/1P1QP3/2R3Pq/5P1P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7+ if Rxe7 Rc8+ or if Kf8 Rc7 ]

g)
Gideon Stahlberg vs Tan Hong Ghee, Beverwijk, 1963
3r2k1/p4pp1/1p6/5NPp/1r1p4/5B2/P3PPK1/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ ]

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