King-pawn Opening Series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Wolfgang Uhlmann.
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)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Robert Wade, Marianske Lazne, 1956
2r2rk1/p2n1ppp/5n2/qBp5/P3pQ2/4P2P/1B3PP1/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd7 if Nxd7 Qg4 ]

b)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Siegfried Muehlberg, Aschersleben, 1963
r1bq1rk1/ppp2pb1/2np2pp/8/2PNP1n1/2N1B3/PP2BPPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg4 if Bxg4 Nxc6 Bxd1 Nxd8 Bg4 Nxb7 ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Jose Ortega Ruiz, Havana, 1963
5Q2/7p/2p4n/4P2k/pP4pq/P6P/2Br2P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Kg5 Qe7+ Kh5 Rf5+ mates ]

d)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Borge Andersen, Tel Aviv, 1964
rn1qk2r/pbp2pp1/1p1ppn1p/8/1bPP3B/2N2N2/PPQ1PPPP/R3KB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qa4+ if Nc6 d5 ]

e)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Wlodzimierz Schmidt, Polanica Zdroj, 1967
2n3k1/5rpp/ppp5/2P1Bp2/5P2/4P2P/P5P1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ if Rf8 Rxc8 Rxc8 cxb6 ]

1b)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Siegfried Muehlberg

Wolfgang Uhlmann puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Stefan Witkowski, Polanica Zdroj, 1967
4r1k1/pp3p1p/2p2P2/5q1b/3BNb2/2Q4P/PP4P1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng3 if Rxe1+ Qxe1 ]

b)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Lutz Espig, Berlin, 1968
1R2nk1r/4qp2/3N3p/2pPbP2/1p2P3/3B2Q1/1P4K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ f6 if Bxg3 fxe7+ Kxe7 Nf5+ ]

c)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Zandor Nilsson, 1968
r3k2r/pbp3b1/2pp3p/4p1q1/2nPPN2/2N3P1/PPP1QB2/2KR3R w kq - 0 1
[ Rh5 if Qe7 Ng6 or if Qf6 Rf5 Qd8 Qxc4 ]

d)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Alberto Garcia, Habana, 1969
6k1/p4pp1/3nP2p/3p1P2/3N4/P6P/2R3PK/3r4 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 if Nxb5 Rc8+ Kh7 exf7 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Dragoljub Janosevic, Sarajevo, 1969
2r1r1k1/p3npb1/1p2p1p1/1P2P1B1/1qB1R2Q/1P5R/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 if Kf8 Bxg7+ or if Bf6 exf6 ]

2d)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Alberto Garcia

Wolfgang Uhlmann puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Renato Naranja, Palma de Majorca, 1970
5r1k/1p4q1/2p2nQp/8/3p3B/1b1B1P2/rP4PP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 Rxf6 Re8+ Bg8 Rxg8+ Kxg8 Bc4+ ]

b)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Artur Hennings, DDR, 1971
4Qnk1/1p1r1pp1/7p/3p3P/6R1/1P4P1/r1BR1PK1/2q5 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Kxh7 Qxf8 Qa1 Rxa2 ]

c)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Mato Damjanovic, Cienfuegos, 1973
2r1r1k1/ppB2pb1/3N2pp/2P5/2b5/3Q4/qP3PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxc4 Rxc7 Ra1 ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Bent Larsen, Hastings, 1973
r3q1k1/1b2r1p1/1p3pQ1/p2PpN1p/2P1B3/P5PP/4P3/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Kf8 Rxf6+ Qf7 Rxf7+ Ke8 Rxg7+ Kd7 Qe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Vassily Smyslov, Hastings, 1973
r5k1/pp4p1/2p1q1p1/4P1B1/2nn2P1/5Q2/P4RK1/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Rxf8 Rxf8+ Kh7 Rh1# ]

3d)
mate in 7
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Bent Larsen

Wolfgang Uhlmann puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Josip Rukavina, Brno, 1975
7k/2Qn4/4Bn1p/p3N1p1/3q4/7P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ if Kg7 Qe7+ ]

b)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Bernd Schwartz, Stralsund, 1975
2r2rk1/pp1bqpp1/2nppn1p/2p3N1/1bP5/1PN3P1/PBQPPPBP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Nxd5 Qh7# or if exd5 Bxf6 ]

c)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Wolfgang Dietze, Groditz, 1976
r2r4/4b1pp/3qk2n/1p1p1p2/1PpR1P1P/2B1P1PB/3Q4/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg2 if Qa6 Bxd5+ ]

d)
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Josef Pribyl, Tallinn, 1977
3rr1k1/1pRb1p2/3p2pp/p7/P5P1/1B2R2P/1P3P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Alexander Petrushin, Leipzig, 1980
r2qr2R/1p3p1R/p3b1p1/2p1pkb1/2P1N3/8/PP1QBPP1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ g4+ Kxe4 f3# ]

4e)
mate in 2
Wolfgang Uhlmann vs Alexander Petrushin

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