Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Robert Hess.
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)
Hess vs Junta Ikeda, Halkidiki, 2003
r1bqkb1r/pppp3p/2nn2p1/1N2pp2/8/1B3Q2/PPPP1PPP/R1B1K1NR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qd5 ]

b)
Hess vs Noah Belcher, Kerhonkson, 2003
1r2kb1r/1pqb1ppp/p3p3/2p1Pn2/2P5/N2B2Q1/PP1B1PPP/R4RK1 w k - 0 1
[ Bxf5 if exf5 e6 ]

c)
Hess vs Nelson Castaneda, Stratton, 2004
5kn1/pp6/4b1p1/3p1q2/5Q2/1B6/PPP1N3/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd4 ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Hess vs Effim Treger, New York, 2007
1R4nr/p1k1ppb1/2p4p/4Pp2/3N1P1B/8/q1P3PP/3Q2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ ]

e)
Hess vs Niclas Huschenbeth, Belfort, 2005
3qkb1r/Q2b1p2/p2pp2p/1p1Np3/2r5/5N2/PPP2PPP/2KRR3 w k - 0 1
[ Nxe5 if dxe5 Nf6+ or if exd5 Nc6+ ]



Hess Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Luis Vera vs Hess, Villa Giardino, 2002
3rr1k1/1ppq1pp1/p1nb1n1p/4pP2/8/P1PB1N2/1PQ2PPP/2BRR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 if Bxe4 Nxe4 Rxe4 Rxe4 Bxh2+ ]

b)
Black Mates in 5. Benjamin Coraretti vs Hess, Dallas, 2006
5r1k/1b2qppp/pP6/6PN/3p2P1/2pP3P/2P5/2QK1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re8 ]

c)
Adam Maltese vs Hess, New York, 2005
r4rk1/pp4bp/3pp1p1/2p1n1q1/4Pn2/2P2P2/PPQN2PP/R1B1RB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ned3 ]


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