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

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

a)
White Mates in 4. Evans vs W Young, Baltimore, 1948
r7/p1n2p1R/qp1p1k2/3Pp3/bPp1P3/2P1BBN1/3Q2K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5+ Kg6 Rh6+ ]

b)
Evans vs George Kramer, Omaha, 1949
r5k1/1p3qpp/1b6/1p6/p4pQ1/P3P1P1/1B3P1P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ Rxc8 Qxc8+ Qf8 Qe6+ ]

c)
Evans vs John Heinkinheimo, Dubrovnik, 1950
2r1rbk1/1p1b1p1p/n4np1/1ppP4/2N5/P1N1B2P/1P2BPP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb6 if Rcd8 Bg5 ]

d)
Evans vs William Winter, Hastings, 1950
2rr2k1/1b3p1p/p3pnpq/n1b5/3NP1P1/2N2P2/BP2QBKP/2RR4 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 fxe6 Bxe6+ Kg7 Bxc8 Rxc8 Bxc5 Rxc5 b4 ]

e)
Evans vs George Kramer, New York, 1951
3rr3/1k4pp/N1p2p2/1p1np3/2B5/1K6/1P1R2PP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb5 cxb5 Nb4 Nxb4 Rxd8 Rxd8 Rxd8 if Kc7 Rg8 ]



Evans Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Evans vs George Shainswit, New York, 1951
6k1/1bqn1pp1/1rp1p2p/8/p2PB3/Pr1N4/1PR2PPP/2QR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5 if Nxc5 dxc5 Ra6 Bd3 w/Bc4 ]

b)
Evans vs Israel Horowitz, New York, 1951
7k/7p/2P5/3pq3/8/5QrP/8/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ c7 Rxf3 c8/Q+ w/Qg4+ ]

c)
Evans vs Osvaldo Bazan, Buenos Aires, 1960
6k1/1p5p/p2p4/P2nrb2/1P1N4/2P2B2/5K2/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Re1 ]

d)
Evans vs Sidney Bernstein, New York, 1961
5rk1/2p2qpp/8/3P2n1/4p3/pPN1Q3/P5PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ h4 ]

e)
Evans vs Eldis Cobo Arteaga, Havana, 1964
3k4/6R1/5K2/p4B2/r6p/6bP/6P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ Ke8 Rd5 Rf4 Re5+ w/Rc5 ]



Evans Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 6. Evans vs Bernard Zuckerman, New York, 1967
r1r3k1/pp2pp1p/4b2Q/6Pp/4Nq2/3B1P2/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ exf6 Bxh7+ Kh8 Bf5+ ]

b)
Evans vs Joel Adler, Chicago, 1970
k3r3/1p2q2p/p2R4/r7/4Q3/1Rp5/P1P3PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]

c)
Evans vs Walter Browne, USA, 1971
7k/p2R2p1/1p5p/3N4/8/nP2P2P/3r2PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ w/Nf6+ ]

d)
Evans vs Lawrence Day, Lone Pine, 1975
r1n3k1/1p1b1pbp/2pr2p1/q7/4PP2/pP4PP/P1Q2BBK/1N1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 Nxd6 Rd1 ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Evans vs Rubens Filguth, Lone Pine, 1978
6k1/q4pp1/b4n1p/2pQ4/P4B1P/6PB/P4P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ if Kh7 Bf5+ ]



Evans Puzzles, Part IV. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Israel Horowitz vs Evans, New York, 1951
1r1r2k1/1p2bppn/pNq1p2p/2P5/2P5/B3Q1PP/P3RP2/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng5 if Rb1 Nf3+ Kf1 Nd2+ Rxd2 Qh1+ ]

b)
Nicholas Rossolimo vs Evans, Habana, 1952
1r2qrkb/2N2p1p/3R1npP/1b2p3/ppQ1P3/1B3P2/PPP2BP1/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4 Nxe8 Nxe8 ]

c)
Black Mates in 6. Fernand Morel vs Evans, Helsinki, 1952
2q3k1/1p5p/p2p3B/3P2p1/1P2Pp1b/1Q6/P1r2PKP/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4+ Kh1 f3 ]

d)
Black Mates in 3. S Wachs vs Evans, New York, 1954
7r/6kr/p5p1/1pNb1pq1/PPpPp3/4P1b1/R3R1Q1/2B2BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Qxh1 Bh2+ ]

Evans Puzzles, Part V. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Walter Shipman vs Evans, New York, 1956
8/5pkp/1R4p1/2nPp3/4P3/2r2P2/1p1KB1PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb3 Rxb3 Nxb3+ Kc2 Nd4+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 3. Erwin Nievergelt vs Evans, Munich, 1958
6k1/5p1p/2Q1p1p1/5n1r/N7/1B3P1P/1PP3PK/4q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ ]

c)
Istvan Bilek vs Evans, Amsterdam, 1964
8/8/R2p1rkp/P1pr2p1/3b4/6P1/2N2PP1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf2+ ]


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