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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Arpad Vajda
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
White mates in 4.
Arpad Vajda vs Vladimir Vukovic, Vienna, 1921
2r1qn2/pp4r1/2p3pk/2PpPp1B/1P1Q4/P3P1R1/6RP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg6 if Rxg6 Rh3+ Kg7 e6+ Kg8 Rh8# ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Arpad Vajda vs Endre Steiner, Gyor, 1924
1r4nk/7p/pn1N4/2pPp3/2P2r2/2N4q/P3QP2/1R2K1R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe5+ Rf6 Nf7# ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Arpad Vajda vs Manuel Golmayo De La Torriente, Paris, 1924
5k2/r3b3/p2p1pR1/2p2n1q/1pP5/4B2P/PP4Q1/1NK5 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ ]

d)
Ehrhardt Post vs Arpad Vajda, Berlin, 1925
2r3k1/Q4p1p/5bp1/1p1q4/2pP4/P3rN1P/1P4P1/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if Rxf3 or gxf3 Bxd4+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Arpad Vajda vs Carl Ahues, Kecskemet, 1927
6k1/2p4R/p2b1P2/1p3PN1/3P1p2/1P6/r4PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ f7+ Kf8 Ne6+ ]

f)
White mates in 3.
Arpad Vajda vs Geza Fuester, Gyor, 1946
7r/2rn4/1p2pp2/pPPk2p1/N2P2P1/7n/2RK4/2R2B2 w - - 1 0
[ Bg2+ Kxd4 Rc4+ Ke5 Re1# ]

g)
Arpad Vajda vs Jozsef Toth, Gyor, 1946
5k2/2nb2p1/3qp3/1p1pNp1p/pP1P1P2/4P2P/P5P1/1BQ3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc5 if Qxc5 Nxd7+ or if Ke7 Ng6+ ]

1a)
mate in 4
Arpad Vajda vs Vladimir Vukovic


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