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    edited by Bill Harvey

    Here is a collection of 52 critical positions from the 2013

    Reykjavik Chess Open, held in Iceland from Feb 19-27. The

    player at the bottom of the board moves first and wins.

    Solutions are found at the back of the pamphlet, along with

    the diagram. Bill Harvey is the webmaster of the website

    wtharvey.com, where you will find 10,000 chess puzzles

    taken from modern and classic games and indexed by

    grandmaster, date or ECO classification.

    52 Chess Puzzlesfrom the 2013

    Reykjavik Open

    Tournament

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    1) Gudmundur Kjartansson vs

    Kristjan Eliasson

    2) Irina Krush vsSondre Merkesvik

    3) Yuri Shulman vs

    Robin Karlsson

    4) Bjorn Thorfinnsson vs

    Eric De Winter

    White Mates in 5.

    5) Simon Bekker-Jensen vsIngibjorg Birgisdottir

    6) Nansy Davidsdottir vs

    Joerg Mehringer

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    7) Grzegorz Gajewski vs

    Alina Kashlinskaya

    8) Olafur Jonsson vs

    Jon Bergthorsson

    White Mates in 6.

    9) Aryan Tari vs

    Hallgerdur Thorsteinsdottir

    10) Qi Guo vs

    Yuriy Kuzubov

    11) Leif Haraldsson vs

    Henrik Storesund

    12) Stephen Jablon vs

    Gudmundur Agnar Bragason

    White Mates in 2.

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    13) Sondre Merkesvik vs

    Andri Hilmarsson

    14) Jorge Rodriguez Fonseca vs

    Magnus Wahlbom

    15) Richard Bjerke vs

    Sondre Merkesvik

    16) Alina Kashlinskaya vs

    Marcel Marentini

    17) Bjorn Thorfinnsson vs

    Michael Raddatz

    White Mates in 5.

    18) Eduardo Bauza Mercere vs

    Yelizaveta Orlova

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    19) Jakob Petersen vs

    Thorsteinn Leifsson

    20) Per Andreasen vsJuergen Kleinert

    21) Leif Haraldsson vs

    Daniel Billot

    White Mates in 4.

    22) Stephen Jablon vs

    Veronika Magnusdottir

    White Mates in 2.

    23) Andrew Muir vsLynda Roberts

    White Mates in 2.

    24) Bobby Beeke vs

    Dagur Ragnarsson

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    25) Jan Schadd vs

    Leif Haraldsson

    White Mates in 3.

    26) Saevar Bjarnason vsTinna Finnbogadottir

    27) Adarsh Jayakumar vs

    Sebastian Mihajlov

    28) Erik Kislik vs

    Wesley So

    29) Jon Thorgeirsson vsGudlaug Thorsteinsdottir

    30) Simon Thorhallsson vs

    Oskar Maggason

    Black Mates in 2.

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    31) Andrew Bird vs

    Zhongyi Tan

    32) Lukas Handler vs

    Hannes Stefansson

    Black Mates in 4.

    33) Leif Haraldsson vs

    Dinara Saduakassova

    Black Mates in 5.

    34) Sigurd Ofstad vs

    Svetlana Cherednichenko

    Black Mates in 7.

    35) Giuseppe Valenti vs

    Dagur Arngrimsson

    36) Simon Bekker-Jensen vs

    Simon Williams

    Black Mates in 3.

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    37) Andrew Bird vs

    Peter Schreiner

    38) Sigurdur Ingason vsRenato Frick

    39) Raman Ramtin vs

    Hilmir Hrafnsson

    Black Mates in 4.

    40) Leif Bjornes vs

    Kjartan Maack

    Black Mates in 2.

    41) Arnt-Ole Johansen vsJorge Rodriguez Fonseca

    Black Mates in 4.

    42) Milton Pantzar vs

    Andri Hilmarsson

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    43) Bartosz Socko vs

    Hannes Stefansson

    44) Sigve Sundsbo vsArman Ghaderi

    45) Daniel Van Heirzeele vs

    Irina Krush

    Black Mates in 5.

    46) Dragan Solak vs

    Throstur Thorhallsson

    Black Mates in 5.

    47) Ian Thompson vsWenliang Li

    48) Brandur Hojgaard vs

    Mikael Helin

    Black Mates in 3.

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    49) Robin Karlsson vs

    Stefan Bergsson

    50) Juergen Kleinert vs

    Mikael Ohlsson

    Black Mates in 4.

    51) Jakob Petersen vs

    Fredrik Seim

    Black Mates in 2.

    52) Yiye Wang vs

    Simon Bekker-Jensen

    Black Mates in 5.

    Solutions

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    1) 1.Rxf6 Kxf6 2.Bh3 Rc8 3.Qxc8

    2) 1.Bb6+

    3) 1.Rxd4

    White Mates in 5.

    4) 1.hxg7+ if Bxg7 2.Rxh7+

    5) 1.Nd5 Qb8 2.Nxf6 Rxc1 3.Nxd7

    6) 1.Nxc6 if Bxe3 2.Ne7+

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    7) 1.f5

    White Mates in 6.

    8) 1.Rb8+ Kd7 2.Rd6+ Kc7 3.Rxd4+

    9) 1.Nxe7 Kxe7 2.Qd6+ Ke8 3.Bb4

    10) 1.exd6 hxg5 2.dxe7 if Qxe7 3.d6+

    11) 1.Bg5

    White Mates in 2.

    12) 1.Qh8+

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    13) 1.Nxd5

    14) 1.Bf5

    15) 1.b3 if Qa3 2.Rxc6

    16) 1.Rab1 if Na4 2.Qxc8 Qxc8 3.Ne7+

    White Mates in 5.

    17) 1.Rh7+ Kxh7 2.Nxf6+ if Kg7 3.Ne8+

    18) 1.Bxe6 if Bxe3 2.Bd5

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    19) 1.Nxb5 if cxb5 2.Bc7

    or if Ba6 2.Nc7

    20) 1.Qd8+ Qg8 2.Bxg7+ Kxg7 3.Qxg5+

    White Mates in 4.

    21) 1.Qg5 if Rb7 2.Qh6 or if Bxa2 2.Qf6

    White Mates in 2.

    22) 1.Qxh7+

    White Mates in 2.

    23) 1.Qg8+

    24) 1.Bxe5 Bxe5 2.Qe4

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    White Mates in 3.

    25) 1.Nxf5+

    26) 1.Rxb6 if Ra1 2.Rb8+

    27) 1.Qb7

    28) 1...Bxc3

    29) 1...Qf4

    Black Mates in 2.

    30) 1...Rd1+

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    31) 1...Qf5

    Black Mates in 4.

    32) 1...Rxh3 if 2.gxh3 Qg5+

    Black Mates in 5.

    33) 1...Nb4 if 2.cxb4 Rxd1+

    Black Mates in 7.

    34) 1...Rxa3+

    35) 1...Bb7+ if 2.Kh2 Rg2+

    Black Mates in 3.

    36) 1...Nde2+

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    37) 1...g5 if 2.Qg4 f5 3.Rxf5 Qxg3+

    38) 1...Bxd5

    Black Mates in 4.

    39) 1...Rxh2+ 2.Kxh2 Qh4+

    Black Mates in 2.

    40) 1...Qxa2+

    Black Mates in 4.

    41) 1...Bxh3 if 2.Rg1 Bxg2+

    42) 1...Rxa4 2.Qxa4 Qxf2+ 3.Kh3 Nf2+

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    43) 1...Bxe5 if 2.Kxe5 Re2+

    3.Kf5 f2 4.Kg5 Re5+

    or if 2.Re6+ Kf7 3.Rxe5 Re2

    44) 1...Qxc6 2.Rxc6 Bb5

    Black Mates in 5.

    45) ...Re1+ if Kh2 Bg1+

    Black Mates in 5.

    46) 1...Qc4+ 2.Qc3 Rxa3

    47) 1...Rxb5 2.Qxb5 Rb6

    Black Mates in 3.

    48) 1...Qf2+ 2.Kxh3 Rxh5+

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    49) 1...Rh5

    Black Mates in 4.

    50) 1...Qf4+

    Black Mates in 2.

    51) 1...Bd3+

    Black Mates in 5.

    52) 1...Kg7

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