Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yixin Ding.
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.
Yixin Ding vs Zhongyi Tan, Xinghua, 2010
6k1/7p/1rpn1ppQ/p3R1N1/2q3P1/2P4P/4N1K1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kf8 Qh8+ Qg8 Nh7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Yixin Ding vs Jilin Zhang, Tianjin, 2012
6r1/2NRbk1p/1p2p3/4P2n/P1P1bppN/1P6/3R2nP/2B4K w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7+ if Kxe7 Ba3+ Kf7 Rd7# or if Kf8 Rf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Yixin Ding vs Xiao Yi Ren, Xinghua, 2013
1kr5/1p3p1p/3p1q2/1R2p3/4P1rP/3PQ1P1/2P2P1K/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb7+ Kxb7 Qa7+ Kc6 Ra6+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Linlin Ding vs Yixin Ding, Wuxi, 2005
2r3k1/6pp/p2Q4/3N4/1p6/3q4/PK3nPP/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd1+ Rxd1 Rc2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Chengjia Wang vs Yixin Ding, Tianjin, 2013
6k1/1b3pp1/p4q1p/2b5/N2p4/PQ1R2P1/2P1r2P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2+ ]



Yixin Ding Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Yixin Ding vs Alisa Melekhina, Ningbo, 2013
r5k1/1q4pp/p2r4/bp3p2/2pNbP2/P1P3QP/1P2RBP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf5 if Bxf5 Re7 or if Re6 Rxe4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Yixin Ding vs Yang Shen, Qingdao, 2013
6k1/5p2/2B3p1/pp1pq3/7Q/P4n2/2b3K1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Chengjia Wang vs Yixin Ding, Tianjin, 2013
4r1k1/1b3pp1/p4q1p/2b5/N2p4/PQ1R2P1/2P4P/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 if Rf3 d3+ Nxc5 Qd4+ or if Rf1 Rg2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Tingjie Lei vs Yixin Ding, Jiangmen, 2014
8/8/5k2/3BNppp/3P4/4P2K/r3n2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng1+ ]

e)
Doudou Wang vs Yixin Ding, Jinan, 2014
6k1/5ppp/3R4/pPNR1b2/8/5PK1/r3r1PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5 if Rxf5 Rxg2+ mates ]


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