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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Karel Treybal.
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)
Karel Treybal vs Heinrich Wolf, Teplits/Shoenau, 1922
1r4k1/2p2p2/3p1PpR/2p5/4P1n1/1q4N1/r5PP/2Q2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5 if Re8 Rh4 Rxe4 Ne7+ ]

b)
Jacques Mieses vs Karel Treybal, Teplits/Shoenau, 1922
r1b1r1k1/2p2ppp/1pp2qn1/3p4/4P3/1NPB1P2/PP2Q1PP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 w/Nxd3 & Ba6 ]

c)
Karel Treybal vs Aaron Nimzowitsch, Carlsbad, 1923
r5k1/4r1p1/pp2qp1p/3pB2P/n2P4/P2P1Q2/2R2PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc6 Qf7 Bxf6 if gxf6 Rxf6 & Rcc6 ]

d)
Karel Treybal vs Siegbert Tarrasch, Semmering, 1926
4qb2/p1r2p1k/1p2p1rp/3pP2Q/5BR1/1PP3RP/P4P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh4 if Rxg3 or Qe7 Bxh6 ]

Karel Treybal Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Karel Treybal vs Walter Henneberger, Hague, 1928
5b2/pp2r1pk/2pp1R1p/4rP1N/2P1P3/1P4Q1/P3q1PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ if Kg8 Nf6+ ]

b)
Victor Kahn vs Karel Treybal, Folkestone, 1933
1rr1b1k1/6pp/5p2/3P4/pq1RQ2N/2p4P/PP3PP1/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxb2 if Re1 c2 Rd2 Qb1 ]

c)
Black Mates in 3.
J Stepanek vs Karel Treybal, Prague, 1936
5r1k/2p1b1pp/pq1pB3/8/2Q1P3/5pP1/RP3n1P/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ ]

d)
Karel Treybal vs Pal Rethy, Ujpest, 1934
4k3/pp2r1p1/3qPn1p/2pP1Q2/P1P5/2P3R1/6PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf6 ]

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