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

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.

a)
Pablo Zarnicki vs Daniel Piscicelli, Argentina, 1989
5qk1/pp2p1b1/6Q1/5r2/3P4/2r3PR/P4P2/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf7 Qxf5+ ]

b)
Pablo Zarnicki vs Eduardo Peralta, Buenos Aires 1990
3r3k/p5pp/7Q/2N2p2/2pBp3/P5q1/6P1/3B3K w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7+ if Qxg7 Qxg7+ Kxg7 Ne6+ or if Kg8 Qe6+ Kxg7 Qe7+ ]

c)
Pablo Zarnicki vs Fernando Bertona, San Luis, 1990
1k6/1pp2rp1/p2q1rpp/3P4/2nNP2P/PR5Q/1PP5/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6+ ]

d)
Pablo Zarnicki vs Miroslav Markovic, Buenos Aires, 1992
1b3k2/pp2r3/4rpp1/P1p4q/2PpP1Q1/3P1N1P/2P3R1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh5 w/Rfg1 ]

e)
Pablo Zarnicki vs Hugo Spangenberg, 1992
3R1nk1/1R3p1p/n3p1p1/6P1/1p3P2/8/P5PK/2r5 w - - 0 1
[ Rb6 ]

f)
White mates in 5.
Pablo Zarnicki vs Eusebio Conlazo Zavalia, Martinez Valle, 1993
r3nbk1/p3p3/n1p1q3/3pN1B1/1p1P3Q/3P4/PP4PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ ]

g)
Pablo Zarnicki vs Oscar Panno, Argentina, 1993
3k3r/2q1b2p/4p1p1/r2pPp2/3P4/1Q6/5PPP/RR4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxa5 Qxa5 Qb8+ ]

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