Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Romain Edouard.
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)
Edouard vs Paul Pachta, Herceg Novi, 2005
2r2rk1/1p1bppbp/p2p1np1/2q3B1/4P3/1PN3PP/1PPQ1PB1/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 ]

b)
Edouard vs Kevin Terrieux, Besancon, 2006
1q5k/r2b2bp/P2r1p2/1P1QpP2/8/3B4/5PPP/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd6 Qxd6 b6 if Ra8 Be4 ]

c)
White Mates in 2.
Edouard vs Ivan Salgado Lopez, Herceg Novi, 2006
1q6/p2rB2k/2p3RN/5Npp/3P1p2/7P/Pr2QPP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ ]

d)
Edouard vs Christine Flear, France, 2007
3rr1k1/p4p1p/1p1qnQp1/8/2Pn4/2B2B2/2P3PP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 if Qe7 Bxd4 ]

e)
Edouard vs Diego Flores, Andorra, 2007
r1r5/pb2k1pp/1p2pp2/P1n1n3/2PN4/1P2BP2/4BKPP/R2R4 w - - 0 1
[ b4 Na6 b5 Nc5 a6 ]



Edouard Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Edouard vs Yvain Bruned, Sautron, 2007
r1r3k1/1b1p1p1p/p3pQ2/1p2R3/8/2qB1P2/P1P3PP/2K4R w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7+ if Kf8 Bg6 ]

b)
Edouard vs Pavel Govciyan, Pau, 2008
3rqk2/4b1p1/1Q3r2/3R1p2/2BRpP1P/6PK/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd8 ]

c)
Edouard vs Martin Zumsande, Germany, 2008
5rk1/7p/p7/3p4/Pp1Ppbq1/1P2B3/6PP/4QRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf4 Rxf4 h3 if Qh4 g3 ]

d)
Edouard vs Axel Bachmann, Bad Wiessee, 2008
3r4/1pR4p/3r1pk1/5p2/P4P2/1R6/1P6/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Rg3+ Kh6 Rh3+ Kg6 Rcxh7 mates ]

e)
White Mates in 4.
Edouard vs Cristobal Pons, Palma de Majorca, 2008
r3r2k/1q1np1b1/pnp1Q1Pp/3pP1N1/R2P2P1/1PN1B3/2P5/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ Kg8 Nxh6+ ]

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Edouard Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Edouard vs Beat Zueger, Rijeka, 2010
1R6/5k1p/3n2p1/6P1/4rB1P/b2N1K2/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ra8 ]

b)
Edouard vs Adrien Demuth, La Massana, 2010
r3r1k1/p4p1p/2nRbBp1/1pq5/2p1P3/8/PQ2NPPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd2 if Qh5 Ng3 ]

c)
Edouard vs Lukas Cernousek, England, 2011
r2q1rk1/pp2ppbp/2p2np1/n2P4/1Q2P1b1/2N2N2/PP2BPPP/R1B1K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ e5 if Bxf3 exf6 Bxe2 fxg7 ]

d)
Edouard vs Daniyyl Dvirnyy, Plovdiv, 2012
3rq1k1/3n1pbp/p2P2p1/1pp5/4r3/1N2BQPP/PP3P2/R3RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 ]

e)
White Mates in 4.
Edouard vs Rout Padmini, Hastings, 2012
1q1k3r/1pNnb1pp/p5b1/N3p1P1/r7/2Q1B3/PPP5/2KR1R2 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ Ke8 Nxg7+ Kd8 Bb6+ ]



Edouard Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Romain Edouard vs Georg Von Zimmermann, Deizisau, 3/28/2013
r4b1r/pp3Qpk/4Pp1p/q2p1P2/P7/6RP/1P4PK/R1B5 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 ]

b)
Romain Edouard vs Elisabeth Paehtz, England, 5/5/2013
6k1/4q2p/3nNp1Q/1p1P3p/2b1B3/6P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh7+ Kh8 Kg2 if Bb3 Nf4 Qxh7 Ng6+ mates ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Romain Edouard vs Henrik Danielsen, Helsingor, 7/30/2013
k6r/pp2Qp1q/2pB1pp1/5P2/7p/P1N4P/1PP5/1K3B1b w - - 1 0
[ Ba6 bxa6 Bc5 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Romain Edouard vs Jean-Marc Degraeve, Nancy, 8/18/2013
7k/6rb/5Q2/1p3nNq/8/1PP3P1/5P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Bg8 Rxg8+ ]

e)
Romain Edouard vs Mikhail Al Antipov, Linares, 9/9/2013
2nq2k1/1p1r2p1/3p1r2/2PRpPpQ/4P3/1P6/8/3R1B1K w - - 1 0
[ Bc4 if Rdf7 Rxe5 ]

f)
Romain Edouard vs Sebastien Maze, Bastia, 10/19/2013
r7/2p2rk1/1p3q1p/pBnPR1p1/8/1PQ5/P5PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf1 if Ne4 Qd4 ]

g)
Vladislav Kovalev vs Romain Edouard, Warsaw, 11/9/2013
1Q6/p5k1/7p/2p5/7R/2P2pnP/P4P1K/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Kxg3 Qg2+ Kf4 Qh2+ Kxf3 Qxb8 ]


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