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David Bronstein.6

AWARDCHESS
Oct 7, 2008, 6:33 AM 0

Here are some chess puzzles from the games of David Bronstein. 
White to move and win except where noted.

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

a) 
White Mates in 3. Bronstein vs Grigory Lowenfische, USSR, 1946
Re5+ ]

b) 
White Mates in 6. Bronstein vs Alexander Kotov, Moscow, 1946
Bh6 ]

c) 
Bronstein vs Arnold Denker, New York, 1954
Rxh7 if Kxh7 Qh1+ ]

d) 
Bronstein vs Antonio Medina Garcia, Goteborg, 1955
d6 w/Nd5 ]

e) 
Bronstein vs Mikhail Botvinnik, Moscow, 1951
Bg3 if Qxb3 Rf8+ mates ]

Bronstein Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Bronstein vs Andor Lilienthal, Moscow, 1944
2r3k1/2r2ppp/p1q5/2p1P3/1pQnNP2/7P/PP4PK/2RR4 w - - 0 1
Nd6 ]

b) 
Bronstein vs Boris Ratner, Moscow, 1945
r4qk1/pp1r1p2/1n2ppp1/8/2PN2P1/1P2Q1P1/P4PK1/3R3R w - - 0 1
Nxe6 if fxe6 Rxd7 w/Qxe6+ ]

c) 
White Mates in 8. Bronstein vs Iosif Rudakovsky, Moscow, 1945
3r2k1/pp3r1p/1nq3NQ/3p1B2/8/8/6PP/4RR1K w - - 0 1
Ne7+ Kh8 (if Rxe7 Qg5+) Nxc6 Rdf8 Ne5 ]

d) 
Bronstein vs Jaroslav Sajtar, Moscow, 1946
2rrn1k1/2q2p1p/p5p1/2bBN3/3Q1P2/P5PP/7K/2RR4 w - - 0 1
Rxc5 w/Qxc5 Bxf7+ & Rxd8 ]

e) 
Bronstein vs Grigori Levenfish, Leningrad, 1947
8/PKnk4/7p/7P/8/5p2/5B2/8 w - - 0 1
Bg3 ]



Bronstein Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
White Mates in 5. Bronstein vs Vasily Panov, Moscow, 1947
3r3r/3n4/PkNpqp2/4p1pp/4P1n1/2PP4/2Q3PP/4RR1K w - - 0 1
Rb1+ Kc5 (if Kxc6 Qa4+) d4+ ]

b) 
Bronstein vs Lajos Tipary, Budapest, 1949
1r1q1rk1/ppn2ppp/2p1p3/4N1b1/2PP1B2/PR5P/1P3PPQ/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
Bxg5 w/Nd7 ]

c) 
Bronstein vs Arpad Vajda, Budapest, 1949
3q1rk1/3bbp1p/2p2np1/p1p1pPB1/2P3PQ/2N4P/PP4B1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
Ne4 if Nxe4 Bxe7 g5 Bxd8 gxh4 Bxh4 Nd2 Rd1 ]

d) 
Bronstein vs Vladas Mikenas, Moscow, 1949
r4k1r/pp1nb2p/5pp1/2PNn3/4R3/4B3/PP2B1PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
Nc7 if Rc8 Bh6+ w/Rxd7 ]

e) 
White Mates in 5. Bronstein vs Vladimir Makogonov, Tbilisi, 1951
k6r/p4R2/1p2p1pP/N2pP1q1/1Q6/P7/KPr5/8 w - - 0 1
Nc6 Rxc6 Qa4 ]

Bronstein Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win.
a) 
Bronstein vs O Pastuhoff, Liverpool, 1952
2k5/1pqr1p1r/n5p1/RBPp1b2/3B4/2p3P1/2P2P1P/2Q1R1K1 w - - 0 1
Rxa6 bxa6 Bxa6+ if Kd8 Bf6+ ]

b) 
Bronstein vs Alberic O'Kelly de Galway, Hastings, 1953
8/1p1R4/8/pr5p/1P3B2/P4KPk/6n1/8 w - - 0 1
Rd1 Kh2 Rd2 ]

c) 
Bronstein vs Efim Geller, Goteborg, 1955
r3k2r/1p1bppbp/p4np1/P2pR3/3P4/1QNq1N2/1P3PPP/R1B3K1 w - - 0 1
Rxe7+ if Kf8 Rxf7+ or if Kd8 Rxf7 or if Kxe7 Nxd5+ ]

d) 
Bronstein vs Harry Golombek, Moscow, 1956
1n3r1k/p2nq3/1p1p3p/4p1p1/P1BPP3/Q1P3B1/6PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
Rxf8+ w/dxe5 ]

e) 
Bronstein vs Reinhard Fuchs, Gotha, 1957
b4k2/4bppp/1Bnr4/1p6/4B3/5N2/1P3PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
Ne5 Nxe5 Rc8+ Bd8 Bc5 ]



Bronstein Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
White Mates in 3. Bronstein vs Efim Geller, Moscow, 1961
4r1k1/pR3pp1/1n3P1p/q2p4/5N1P/P1rQpP2/8/2B2RK1 w - - 0 1
Qg6 fxg6 Rxg7 ]

b) 
Bronstein vs Viktor Korchnoi, Leningrad, 1962
1Q5R/6p1/6kp/8/6P1/1p3q2/1P1r2PK/8 w - - 0 1
Rxh6+ if gxh6 Qg8+ or if Kxh6 Qh8+ w/Qh5+ & g5+ or if Kf7 Qc7+ ]

c) 
Bronstein vs Bela Berger, Amsterdam, 1964
5rk1/4bppp/p1rqpn2/1p6/3P4/2N4Q/PPB2PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
Ne4 ]

d) 
Bronstein vs Nikola Padevsky, Zagreb, 1965
5rk1/1p1r2b1/p3p2p/2R1nPp1/1P1pN1P1/PQ2n2P/5B2/q1N1R1K1 w - - 0 1
Rxe5 if Bxe5 Nd3 ]

e) 
White Mates in 5. Bronstein vs Svetozar Gligoric, Moscow, 1967
5bk1/2R3pp/p4p2/4rP2/1p1qn1Q1/1P5P/P4PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
Rxg7+ Bxg7 Rc8+ Kf7 Qh5+ ]

Bronstein Puzzles, Part VI. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Bronstein vs Mikhail Tal, Riga, 1968
2r5/p3R2p/5nk1/2pb2Nr/2B2P2/BP6/P1P4P/2K5 w - - 0 1
Bd3+ Kh6 Bb2 ]

b) 
Bronstein vs Vladislav Vorotnikov, URS, 1970
5r1k/p5p1/1p5p/3R4/1r2q3/6P1/P2Q1P1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
f3 if Qc4 Rc1 or if Qe7 Re1 ]

c) 
Bronstein vs Dragoslav Tomic, Vinkovci, 1970
r1b1k2r/pp1pnpbp/6p1/2q1p3/B1NnP3/3P1N2/P1Q2PPP/1RB2RK1 w kq - 0 1
Nxd4 if Qxd4 Be3 or if exd4 Ba3 w/Nd6+ ]

d) 
Bronstein vs Albert Kapengut, Leningrad, 1971
4r3/ppp1rb1p/3p1Qpk/3P4/2P1pPq1/1P4N1/P5KP/1R3R2 w - - 0 1
h3 if Qc8 or Qd7 Nh5 mates ]

e) 
Bronstein vs Wolfgang Uhlmann, Moscow, 1971
r3qrk1/3nbppp/b1n1p3/2ppP1N1/pp3BQP/3P2P1/PPP2PB1/R3RNK1 w - - 0 1
Nxe6 ]



Bronstein Puzzles, Part VII. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
Bronstein vs Alexander Vaisman, Tbilisi, 1974
r1r3k1/1pnqppbp/6p1/p1RpP3/n2P4/1B2BN1P/1P3PP1/1Q2R1K1 w - - 0 1
Bxa4 if Qxa4 Rec1 ]

b) 
Bronstein vs Jonathan Mestel, London, 1976
2kbb2r/pp2rRp1/1q2p1Qp/3pP2P/2pP4/P1P1B1PB/1P6/5RK1 w - - 0 1
Rxe7 if Bxg6 Rxe6 Bd3 Rc6+ mates or if dxe7 Qxg7 ]

c) 
Bronstein vs Wojciech Dobrzynski, Poland, 1976
1b4k1/2q1rpp1/5nbp/1B2p3/8/Q1P1B1NP/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
Bb6 Qxb6 Qxe7 if Qxb5 Rd8+ w/Qf8 & Rxb8 ]

d) 
White Mates in 7. Bronstein vs Henryk Dobosz, Sandomier, 1976
2k4r/5Qpp/rp1p2n1/p2Pp1P1/2P5/qP2B1P1/P7/1K3R1R w - - 0 1
Rxh7 Qxa2+ Kxa2 Kd8 Rxh8+ Nxh8 Qf8+ Kd7 Qxh8 Ke7 Qxg7+ Ke8 Rf8# ]

e) 
Bronstein vs Ignacy Nowak, Sandomier, 1976 
2qr1k1n/p3R3/1p3n1P/2p2rpQ/2PpR1N1/3P4/PP4K1/8 w - - 0 1
Nxf6 if Rxf6 Qxg5 or if g4 Ng7+ mates ]

Bronstein Puzzles, Part VIII. White to move and win except where noted.
a) 
White Mates in 4. Bronstein vs Milan Vukic, Vrsac, 1979
1rrb4/3b1p2/2np1P1p/1B2pN1k/PP5P/2P2P2/1K6/3R2R1 w - - 0 1
Ng7+ ]

b) 
Bronstein vs David Sands, London, 1989
r1b2rnk/3q1p1p/2p3pb/4p3/p1P1P1P1/2N1BQNP/PP2BP2/4K2R w - - 0 1
Bxh6 Nxh6 Qf6+ Kg8 g5 ]

c) 
White Mates in 9. Bronstein vs Margeir Petursson, Reykjavik, 1990
4Q3/1q1r2k1/3n1p2/1p4B1/2p5/2P2P2/6PK/4R3 w - - 0 1
Bxf6+ if Kh6 Qg8 or if Kxf6 Re6+ ]

d) 
Bronstein vs Einar Gausel, Gausdal, 1994
r5k1/1p1n1pp1/7p/8/b3p3/2N1P1PP/5P2/1R3BK1 w - - 0 1
Nxa4 w/Bb5 ]

e) 
White Mates in 5. Bronstein vs Richard Vedder, Hoogeveen, 1997
rn1R1bk1/1q4pp/pP2p3/3RNp2/8/PQr3P1/1P2PP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qb4+ Rc5 Qxc5+ Ke8 Rd8

Bronstein Puzzles: a) Re5+ b) Bh6 c) Rxh7 d) d6 w/Nd5 e) Bg3
Bronstein, Part II: a) Nd6 b) Nxe6 if fxe6 Rxd7 w/Qxe6+ c) Ne7+ Kh8 (if Rxe7 Qg5+) Nxc6 Rdf8 Ne5 d) Rxc5 w/Qxc5 Bxf7+ & Rxd8 e) Bg3 
Bronstein, Part III: a) Rb1+ Kc5 (if Kxc6 Qa4+) d4+ b) Bxg5 w/Nd7 c) Ne4 if Nxe4 Bxe7 g5 Bxd8 gxh4 Bxh4 Nd2 Rd1 d) Nc7 if Rc8 Bh6+ w/Rxd7 e) Nc6 Rxc6 Qa4 
Bronstein, Part IV: a) Rxa6 bxa6 Bxa6+ if Kd8 Bf6+ b) Rd1 Kh2 Rd2 c) Rxe7+ if Kf8 Rxf7+ or if Kd8 Rxf7 or if Kxe7 Nxd5+ d) Rxf8+ w/dxe5 e) Ne5 Nxe5 Rc8+ Bd8 Bc5 
Bronstein, Part V: a) Qg6 fxg6 Rxg7 b) Rxh6+ if gxh6 Qg8+ or if Kxh6 Qh8+ w/Qh5+ & g5+ or if Kf7 Qc7+ c) Ne4 d) Rxe5 if Bxe5 Nd3 e) Rxg7+ Bxg7 Rc8+ Kf7 Qh5+ 
Bronstein, Part VI: a) Bd3+ Kh6 Bb2 b) f3 if Qc4 Rc1 or if Qe7 Re1 c) Nxd4 if Qxd4 Be3 or if exd4 Ba3 w/Nd6+ d) h3 if Qc8 or Qd7 Nh5 mates e) Nxe6 
Bronstein, Part VII: a) Bxa4 if Qxa4 Rec1 b) Rxe7 if Bxg6 Rxe6 Bd3 Rc6+ mates or if dxe7 Qxg7 c) Bb6 Qxb6 Qxe7 if Qxb5 Rd8+ w/Qf8 & Rxb8 d) Rxh7 e) Nxf6 if Rxf6 Qxg5 or if g4 Ng7+ mates 
Bronstein, Part VIII: a) Ng7+ b) Bxh6 Nxh6 Qf6+ Kg8 g5 c) Bxf6+ if Kh6 Qg8+ or if Kxf6 Re6+ d) Nxa4 w/Bb5 e) Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qb4+ Rc5 Qxc5+ Ke8 Rd8+ 

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