## 'Tactics in the Sicilian' series

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Wolfgang Unzicker.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 Unzicker vs Merkle, Munich, 1946
r3qrk1/4bp1p/p3b1pQ/npppP3/3N1P2/2P5/PPB3PP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f5 if gxf5 Nxf5 mates or if Kh8 Rf3 ]

b)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Kristian Skold, Dubrovnik, 1950
rn2r1k1/pp3p1p/2p3pB/2q5/2b2P2/2PQ2P1/P3P1BP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qd8 if Na6 Qf6 ]

c)
Gosta Stoltz vs Wolfgang Unzicker, Saltsjobaden, 1952
8/3q3k/4PBp1/7p/P1Q5/2p1PKP1/1r5P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1+ Ke4 Rb4 Qxb4 Qg4+ ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Moshe Czerniak, Amsterdam, 1954
3r1nr1/5k1p/p3pPpQ/1bp3P1/2N5/5B1R/PqP2P2/3R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Nxh7 Rxh7+ Rg7 Rxg7+ ]

e)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Hans Bouwmeester, Munich, 1954
4rbk1/5np1/1p2p2p/5p1Q/1PP5/2Bq1NP1/5P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ Kxf7 Ne5+ ]

1c)
Gosta Stoltz vs Wolfgang Unzicker

Wolfgang Unzicker Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Robert Wade vs Wolfgang Unzicker, Munich, 1954
4r3/7k/p1R2p2/5P2/2b3P1/2P1p2P/P1P5/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re4 if Rxf6 Rf4 mates ]

b)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Svetozar Gligoric, Moscow, 1956
4r2k/7p/4p2b/1p2P1p1/1q1p1P2/1B1Q2PP/1P6/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7 Re7 Rc8+ if Kg7 Bc2 ]

c)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Kurt Gumprich, Bad Neuenahr, 1957
r1r3k1/1n1b1ppp/1b1p1n2/1p1Pp3/qP2P3/3B1N1P/1B1QNPP1/1R3R1K w - - 0 1
[ Ra1 if Qb3 Nc1 ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Oberhausen, 1961
7r/3rkp2/1R5p/p3Pp2/P1pP1q2/2P5/2P3QP/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ Re6+ if fxe6 Qg7+ Kd8 Qxh8+ or if Kxe6 Qc6+ Ke7 Qf6+ ]

e)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Erik Lundin, Stockholm, 1961
2nk1r2/3b2R1/1p2pp1p/p3P2P/1q1NB2Q/2p5/2P2PPK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc6 if Ne7 Bxd7 Kxd7 Qe4 Rc8 exf6 ]

2e)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Erik Lundin

Wolfgang Unzicker Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Max Eisinger vs Wolfgang Unzicker, Bad Pyrmont, 1963
1rbq1rk1/4bpp1/p2p1n1p/Q3p3/Pp2P3/1N2BB2/1PP2PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 if Bb6 Qc6 Bc7 Rb7 or if Rfd1 Bd8 ]

b)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Pesh, Germany, 1964
8/Bb2p2p/pN2n1pb/4kp2/P1B4P/5PP1/4K3/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bb8+ if Kf6 Nd7+ Kf7 Bxe6+ Kxe6 Nc5+ ]

c)
Silvino Garcia Martinez vs Wolfgang Unzicker, Sochi, 1965
2rr2k1/pbq1bp1p/1p2p1p1/4P3/2RN4/3B4/PP2QPPP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd7 if Rd1 Rxc4 Bxc4 Bc5 or if Rxc8 Bxc8 ]

d)
Bent Larsen vs Wolfgang Unzicker, Santa Monica, 1966
7k/4pp2/3pqb1p/1p6/1P3Q1P/4PP2/P1R1BK2/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5 if Qe4 Qh3 Kxg1 Bh2+ mates or if Kxg1 Bxf4 exf4 Qg6+ ]

e)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Jan-Hein Donner, Bad Aibling, 1968
r2qr1k1/1bp2ppp/pn1b4/1p6/4n3/1PP2N1P/P1BN1PP1/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe4 if Bxe4 Bg5 ]

3b)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Pesh

Wolfgang Unzicker Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Wolfgang Unzicker vs I Husain, Lucerne, 1982
2r1qr1k/7p/7P/p2pPpR1/3N1P1Q/P2b4/6R1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ Rxg8 Qf6+ ]

b)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Stuart Conquest, Germany, 1986
2r3k1/1p3p1p/p1r1b1p1/3Np3/4P2q/4Q2P/PPP2RP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ g3 Qxh3 Rh2 if Qg4 Nf6+ ]

c)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs M Jackle, Dortmund, 1992
4r1k1/pp5p/2n1q1pB/3pbb2/8/2N2N1P/PP1Q2P1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Nxe5 Bf4 if Be4 Nxe4 Nc4 Nf6+ ]

4b)
Wolfgang Unzicker vs Stuart Conquest

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