Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Bassem Amin.
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)
White mates in 4.
Amin vs Cegmed Batchuluun, Oropesa, 2001
rr3n1k/1b2bP1p/1qn3pP/3p4/p1pP1B2/P1P2NP1/4QPB1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe7 if Nxe7 Be5+ ]

b)
Amin vs Giumas Youssef, Ajelat, 2003
r2q1rk1/1bp1nppp/pbnp4/1p4N1/3PP3/1BN5/PP3PPP/R1BQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 h6 Bxf7+ if Kh8 Ne6 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Amin vs Arik Braun, Belfort, 7/27/2005
8/6p1/5b1r/3R1B1k/6R1/8/5PKP/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Kh3 g5 Bd3 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Amin vs Fouad El Taher, Dubai, 9/19/2005
1q3r2/1Q3pr1/1n1Np1p1/k3P3/p1pP1R1P/RnP5/1P3P2/3K4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxa4+ if Kxa4 Qa6+ ]



Amin Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Amin vs Yuriy Kuzubov, Batumi, 10/25/2006
r4rk1/ppqb1p2/3bpp1p/4n3/8/P1N1PN2/1PQ1BPPP/3RK2R w K - 1 0
[ Qd2 if Be7 Nxe5 or if Nxf3+ gxf3 ]

b)
Amin vs Phemelo Khetho, Windhoek, 9/1/2007
1r1q2k1/3n1p1p/b3p1pP/2p1PnN1/p1Pp1QN1/P2P2P1/1r3PB1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc6 if Nb6 Nf6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Amin vs Ashraf Omar, Egypt, 12/5/2008
rnbq1r2/pp2npp1/2p3k1/4p1N1/2PP2Q1/B7/P1P2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ ]

d)
Amin vs Vladimir Burmakin, Cappelle la Grande, 2/20/2010
4r3/pq2kpQ1/4p3/3r2P1/2Np4/P4PP1/6K1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ if Kd7 Qxf7+ ]

Amin Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Amin vs Mejdi Kaabi, Doha, 12/11/2011
1R3b2/5k2/1p3rpp/1p3N2/3P2P1/1n3N2/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ if Kg8 Nd7 or if Ke6 Rxb6+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Amin vs Francis Dimarucut, Dubai, 4/15/2012
r4r2/p3bp1k/1nq4p/2ppPN1Q/1n5P/3P2P1/1P3PB1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ e6 ]

c)
Amin vs Robert Gwaze, Istanbul, 8/31/2012
r4rk1/pn2qbpp/5n2/4p3/1Pp1N1QN/2P4B/P6P/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 ]

d)
Amin vs Abdelrahman Hesham, Kazan, 7/11/2013
2r3k1/R4b1p/6p1/6P1/3Q1p2/6P1/5P2/4qBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 Kxf7 Qd7+ ]


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