"A History Not Past" by Nan Harvey



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Noel Studer.
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)
O Koc vs Noel Studer, Herceg Novi, 2008
r4rk1/1pp2pp1/4b2p/q3p3/4B1P1/1PP4P/P2Q1P2/1K2R2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb3 axb3 Qa1+ Kc2 Ra2+ Kd3 Rxd2+ ]

b)
Noel Studer vs Tadas Vanagas, Prague, 2012
1r4k1/4b1p1/4p2p/1r2N3/p2nB1P1/P4P2/7P/3RR2K w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 if Bf6 Nxf6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Zaur Ojagverdiyev vs Noel Studer, Albena, 2012
2rr1k2/1b3p1Q/pp5N/6p1/P4q2/1PP4P/4pbP1/R5RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg2+ Rxg2 Rd1+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Noel Studer vs Patrick Grandadam, Biel, 2014
b2Q4/1q3k1p/p5p1/P7/5BN1/5P1P/1p4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ if Kg7 Be5+ ]

e)
Noel Studer vs Aurelien Pomini, Biel, 2014
5rk1/ppq2p2/4PQp1/2p5/1n1bB3/1P4P1/PB5P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bxd4 cxd4 e7 ]

f)
Noel Studer vs Alexey Kim, Marianske Lazne, 2015
1kr4r/p1q1b3/1n6/2p4p/2R3p1/4B3/P3B1PP/1R1Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf4 ]

a)

Noel Studer puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Noel Studer vs Kundu Subhayan, Bhubaneswar, 2016
1r1rk3/1b1n1p2/p2Rp1p1/N1p4p/2P5/5P2/PP1RBKPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bd1 if Ba8 Ba4 or if Bc8 Nc6 ]

b)
Noel Studer vs Peter Grove, Novi Sad, 2016
6k1/2p3qp/b2rpn2/P3r1p1/3P1pP1/1RQ2B2/1P2PP1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Kf7 Qxc7+ ]

c)
Noel Studer vs Renzo Mantovani, Porto Mannu, 2017
1rb1r1k1/ppqnbppp/2pp1n2/P3p3/2BPP3/2N2N1P/1PP2PP1/R1BQR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ Kxf7 Ng5+ Kg8 Ne6 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Oliver Said vs Noel Studer, Batumi, 2018
3r2k1/Np3p1p/6p1/4pbn1/1P6/2P2qP1/PQ3PBP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ if Kf1 Rd1+ or if Bxh3 Bxh3 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Noel Studer vs Felix Klein, Germany, 2020
r6k/4R2p/1p3Ppb/4Bn2/3P4/1Q5P/P2q4/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f7+ ]

f)
Black mates in 4.
Roberto Junio Molina vs Noel Studer, Internet, 2020
3r4/6pk/p2N3p/2P5/5p1P/1B1R3n/PP2r1bK/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc6+ Kxh3 Bd7+ ]


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