Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Joshua Friedel.
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 2.
Joshua Friedel vs Brandon Burrows, San Francisco, 2000
4R3/6bk/3N2p1/3Q1p1p/8/8/PPr3PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Kh6 Nf7# ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Joshua Friedel vs Jason Duncan, Chicago, 2004
6qk/6rp/p3P3/1p1pQN2/8/2P5/PP5P/7K w - - 1 0
[ e7 if h6 Qf6 d4 e8/Q ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Joshua Friedel vs Blas Lugo, Boca Raton, 2008
r2k1r2/1b1q2pp/p7/P7/3Q1B2/1B3p2/1P3PPP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb6+ Kc8 Rc1+ Bc6 Be6 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Joshua Friedel vs Roland Simon, Bad Wiessee, 2009
4k3/2B1rpp1/p4b1p/2p2Pq1/8/2P2QP1/PP5P/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Qc6+ Kf8 Qa8+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Joshua Friedel vs Albert Chow, Wheeling, 2010
3r2k1/pp1r1p2/2p2qp1/3p2NP/2nP2Q1/2P5/P1P1RP2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ if Kg7 h6+ Kxh6 Qh4+ ]

f)
Black mates in 5.
Dale Sharp vs Joshua Friedel, Manchester, 1999
7k/pp2Qpp1/4b2p/4p2K/4P3/2qr2P1/P3R2P/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3 if hxg3 Qf3+ or if Re3 Bg4+ Kh4 Rh3+ Kxg4 Qc8+ ]

g)
Black mates in 5.
Steven Peter vs Joshua Friedel, Edmonton, 2008
7k/3P2r1/p6p/P1p2p2/3b1PnP/1Q3R1K/1P2q3/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ if Rxf2 Qg4+ Kh2 Qxh4+ or if Kh2 Nxh1+ ]




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