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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hannes Stefansson.
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)
Hannes Stefansson vs Hilmar Karlsson, Reykjavik, 1986
r1b1R3/1p1n1q1k/2p3pp/p7/P2p4/3Q1N2/1PP2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ if hxg5 Qh3+ ]

b)
Hannes Stefansson vs Rodrigo Vasquez, Innsbruck, 1987
2r5/3kbp1p/b3p1p1/1N4P1/P2B1P2/1K6/7P/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Be5+ Ke8 Nc7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Hannes Stefansson vs Konstanty Kaiszauri, Stockholm, 1988
2r2rk1/pp3pb1/4b3/7Q/2q1PK2/5P2/P6P/3R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ ]

d)
Hannes Stefansson vs Andrei Sokolov, Gausdal, 1990
r2q1rk1/1ppb1nbp/p2p2p1/5P2/B2n4/4B2P/PP1N1PPN/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd7 Qxd7 f6 Bxf6 Ne4 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Hannes Stefansson vs Nana Ioseliani, Gausdal, 1991
2b3k1/1p1r3p/8/3N1pp1/2PQ1p2/3N1B2/2nq2PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kf7 Bh5# ]

Hannes Stefansson Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hannes Stefansson vs Christof Zahneisen, Gausdal, 1991
3b1rk1/1pp4p/p2p1n1q/3PpQ2/PPP3r1/5RP1/3N1PK1/3RB3 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kg7 Rxf6 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Hannes Stefansson vs Saevar Bjarnason, Iceland, 1993
r5k1/1pq2rp1/p3Q3/1b1pP3/5P1R/P7/1PP4P/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ ]

c)
Hannes Stefansson vs Theodoros Haritakis, Komotini, 1993
3rbrk1/1p3pp1/p3qn1p/8/2N5/2PB4/PP2Q1PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxe6 fxe6 Bh7+ ]

d)
Hannes Stefansson vs Laurent Bruneau, Oviedo, 1993
1r1rn1k1/p4pp1/1p5p/3NR3/5P2/5B1P/PPb3P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ Kf8 Nc6 ]

e)
Hannes Stefansson vs Leonardo Valdes, Moscow, 1994
7k/R2r3p/3q2p1/2p2p2/p6P/2P2QP1/4PP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa8+ if Kg7 Qd8 or if Rd8 Qb7 ]

Hannes Stefansson puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hannes Stefansson vs Jon Viktor Gunnarsson, Reykjavik, 1997
3r2k1/pp3pp1/2pp1qp1/4r3/1PP1nn2/2PQB3/P1B3PP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf4 Qxf4 Rxe4 ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Hannes Stefansson vs Nikolai Vlassov, Cappelle la Grande, 1998
8/2P3pk/4b1rp/5p1q/2PQ4/6R1/PB4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Rxg7 Rxg7+ Kh8 Rd7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Hannes Stefansson vs Bergsteinn Einarsson, Reykjavik, 1999
2r3k1/p1r3p1/4P3/1p3P2/2p1P1P1/Pb1p2K1/1P1B1R2/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rfh2 Kf8 Bg5 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Hannes Stefansson vs Jorgen Norqvist, Stockholm, 1999
r1b2r1k/4b2p/p5pB/q1p1p1N1/2Q5/1BnP4/5PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

e)
Hannes Stefansson vs Lazaro Bruzon, Habana, 2001
2q1rrk1/1b1pb2p/p3p1p1/1p2B1Nn/4BP2/PP6/2P1Q1PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh5 if gxh5 Bxh7# ]

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Hannes Stefansson puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Hannes Stefansson vs Gad Rechlis, Ohrid, 2001
4rb1k/1q3pp1/p4n1p/3rBB2/Pp1NR3/6RQ/1PP3PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ gxh6 Bxf6+ Bg7 Rxe8# ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Hannes Stefansson vs Mark Heidenfeld, Panormo, 2001
5rk1/p1R4p/1r2p3/5p2/1p1P1R2/q3P1P1/P1Q4P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg4+ if Kh8 Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qc7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Hannes Stefansson vs Bragi Thorfinnsson, Strandgotu, 2001
2r3k1/1q1n3p/pp1p2pP/3Pp1P1/4P3/1P2BQ1B/P7/5nK1 w - - 1 0
[ Be6+ Kh8 Qf7 if Nb8 Qf6+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Hannes Stefansson vs Kalle Kiik, Halkidiki, 2002
4N3/pp3p1k/8/3pP2p/nB3p2/Pq6/1P4R1/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Hannes Stefansson vs Erik Hedman, Stockholm, 2003
5r1k/pp1b1q2/4p2r/2pp2R1/3P1P2/P1P1Q1R1/2P3PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ if Qf6 or Rf6 Qxf6+ ]

Hannes Stefansson puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Hannes Stefansson vs Loek Van Wely, Liepaya, 2004
5rk1/2Q4p/8/1p1P2p1/1Pp1RnN1/5Pq1/6B1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Hannes Stefansson vs Throstur Thorhallsson, Reykjavik, 2007
3rnr1k/qpR3pp/4Bp2/p4P2/P2P1R2/5Q1P/1P4P1/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rh4 h6 Rxh6+ gxh6 Qh5 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Hannes Stefansson vs David Kjartansson, Reykjavik, 2007
rqr2Bk1/3bpp1R/3p1bp1/pp2n1Q1/3NP3/1BN2P2/PPP3P1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf8 Qh6+ or if Nxf7 Qxg6+ or if Kxh7 Qh6# ]

d)
Hannes Stefansson vs Elvira Berend, Differdange, 2008
r3rbk1/1b3ppp/p1q5/2ppBB2/8/1R4Q1/PPP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh3 if h6 Bd7 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Hannes Stefansson vs Ante Saric, Sarajevo, 2010
4k3/p2R2pp/1PPb1r2/P1Q5/4p3/6P1/5PqP/2K2b2 w - - 1 0
[ c7 Kxd7 c8/Q+ Ke7 Qb7+ ]


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