Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Laurent Fressinet.
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)
Fressinet vs P Filipe, Szombathely, 1993
5rk1/1p1bpp2/pqrp2p1/7n/3QP2P/2N2P2/PPP5/2KR1BR1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxb6 Rxb6 Nd5 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Fressinet vs Pascal Hell, Nantes, 1993
n4r2/5Pbk/b6p/p2pP3/3B2B1/1P2K3/6RP/1N6 w - - 0 1
[ Bf5+ Kh8 Rxg7 ]

c)
Fressinet vs Olivier Baillon, Saint-Affrique, 1998
6r1/b4p1k/pqp2n1p/1p2pN2/4PpPP/2P5/PP2QPB1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ g5 if hxg5 Rd6 or if Ne8 Rd7 ]

d)
Fressinet vs Giovanni Barbieri, Verona, 1998
r3kb1r/pppb1p2/3p1qpp/8/4P3/2N2BPP/PPP2P2/R2QK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qd8 Qd4 ]

e)
Fressinet vs Jim Plaskett, Hastings, 1999
b1rbrk2/3R1ppp/5n2/8/1q1B1N2/2NP2Q1/6PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nh5 if Nxd7 Bxg7+ Ke7 Re1+ Ne5 Qxe5+ ]



Fressinet Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Fressinet vs Cyril Marcelin, Saint Vincent, 2000
q4r2/6kp/p2p1Np1/2pP4/1r5Q/2NP4/6PP/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh7+ Kxf6 Rf1+ Kg5 Qe7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 7. Fressinet vs Roland Ekstroem, Leon, 2001
2qrr3/p4kp1/2p1RbNp/1p3Q1P/2P2P2/8/PP6/1K2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ if gxf6 Nh8+ Rxh8 Qg6+ or if Kg8 Rxe8+ Rxe8 Ne7+ Rxe7 Qxc8+ ]

c)
Fressinet vs Javier Moreno Ruiz, Pamplona, 2002
5bk1/1q4p1/5p1B/pP2pN1Q/r7/2P4P/5Pb1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Bxg7 Rd8+ ]

d)
Fressinet vs Igor-Alexandre Nataf, Pontoise, 2003
r6r/pp1q1kpp/1n1bbp2/1Q1p4/P7/2N1BN2/1P3PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb6 axb6 Qxd7+ Bxd7 Rd5 if Ke7 Re1+ Be6 Nd4 ]

e)
Fressinet vs Stelios Halkias, Warsaw, 2005
r2r3k/1p3Qp1/q3n3/2RbP1N1/p7/P7/1P3PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5+ Kg8 Qh7+ Kf8 Rxd5 ]

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Laurent Fressinet Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Laurent Fressinet vs Christian Bauer, Nancy, 3/12/2011
3r3r/p4kp1/5p1p/p1p5/6Q1/6N1/Pq3PPK/3RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ Rxd7 Qxd7+ Kg6 Re7 ]

b)
Laurent Fressinet vs Iossif Dorfman, Mulhouse, 6/1/2011
r1rn2k1/3q1ppp/5n2/2b1R3/p1NB4/P2Q1N2/5PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc5 Rxc5 Nb6 Qd6 Nxa8 Ne6 Qe3 Nxd4 Qxd4 ]

c)
Laurent Fressinet vs Rinat Dzhumabayev, Khanty Mansyisk, 8/28/2011
2r2bk1/1q1n1pp1/4p2p/4N3/1pNPP3/2nQ1PP1/1B5P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd7 Qxd7 Nb6 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Laurent Fressinet vs Marian Jurcik, Plovdiv, 3/20/2012
5kr1/2R2p2/4r3/p3P3/1p1Q4/4R3/qP3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ if Re8 Qd6+ Kg7 Rg3+ or if Kg7 Rg3+ Rg6 Qf6+ ]



Laurent Fressinet Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Laurent Fressinet vs Vassily Ivanchuk, Beijing, 12/16/2012
r6k/4pR2/pp1q2bB/2pP3Q/2Pb4/8/6P1/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Kg8 Rf8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Nicolas Brunner vs Laurent Fressinet, Belfort, 6/7/2012
6rk/2p1R3/1p1p2q1/p4p2/2P2P2/1P1r3P/P4Q1K/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ Kxh3 Qg4+ ]

c)
Nigel Short vs Laurent Fressinet, Bastia, 10/29/2012
5rk1/1b3ppp/8/1N6/6Q1/1B2q3/Pb3RPP/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba6 if Qe2 Qc1+ or if Ba4 Rc8 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Laurent Fressinet vs Gerald Murcia, Calvi, 4/13/2013
rn3k2/pp1nr1b1/1q2pNQ1/2p1Pp2/5P2/3B4/PPP3P1/R1B1K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

Laurent Fressinet Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Laurent Fressinet vs Alexander Grischuk, Elancourt, 9/23/2013
R1bkr3/2p5/3p4/3Pr1p1/4P1p1/2NK2P1/2R3P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nb5 if Rxe4 Rxc8+ Kxc8 Nxd6+ ]

b)
Quentin Massardo vs Laurent Fressinet, Calvi, 4/13/2013
r3b1k1/5pp1/r6p/1N6/1R6/p3P1P1/5P1P/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb6 Nc7 Rxb4 Nxa8 Bc6 if Nc7 a2 ]

c)
Jean-Marc Degraeve vs Laurent Fressinet, Haguenau, 6/5/2013
5rk1/ppn2rbp/2pp3q/8/1PP1RB2/P1N2BPb/4QP2/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf4 if Rxf4 Bf1+ ]

d)
Laurent Fressinet vs Alexander Fier, Saint-Quentin, 5/24/2014
4k3/R7/2rP1pp1/B3p2p/8/6Pb/4PP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ Kf8 d7 ]


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