Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Thanh Trang Hoang.
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 2. Hoang vs Alina Calota, Duisburg, 1992
2Q5/pp2rk1p/3p2pq/2bP1r2/5RR1/1P2P3/PB3P1P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Hoang vs Liat Miron, Bratislava, 1993
2rr2k1/pp5p/bn1q2pQ/3p4/3P1R2/2N1R1N1/PP4PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7 Kxf7 Qxh7+ Kf6 Rf3+ ]

c)
Hoang vs Erzsebet Cynolter, Hungary, 1994
r2q1rk1/1R1n1pb1/p2p4/2pPp1p1/N1P1Pnbp/P3B3/2QN1PPP/1R3BK1 w - - 0 1
[ f3 Bh5 g3 ]

d)
Hoang vs Mohamed Seif Hassan, Singapore, 1995
3rr1k1/pbq3p1/1p1bp1Qp/5p2/2P5/PP1B4/1B3PP1/3RR2K w - - 0 1
[ Bxf5 if e5 Qh7+ Kf8 Bg6 ]

e)
Hoang vs Valer Krutti, Hungary, 1999
2r2rk1/2BR3p/Q3pqp1/2p5/3b1nB1/8/P4PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf4 Qxf4 Rxd4 w/Bxe6+ ]

f)
Hoang vs Enrique Paciencia, Vung Tau, 2000
6Q1/4r3/6pk/8/6PP/4K3/1r6/8 w - - 0 1
[ Kf3 if Rbb7 g5+ Kh5 Qc4 ]

g)
Hoang vs Ferenc Berkes, Hungary, 2001
3r1k2/2n2p1Q/5b2/2P1q1p1/1r2B3/6P1/4RP1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg6 if Qd5 Re6 ]



Thanh Trang Hoang Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Thanh Trang Hoang vs A G Nimmy, Mumbai, 2012
2r1bq2/p5RR/4pk2/1rppNp2/3P1P2/1P2P1P1/P1Q2KP1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ Bxg6 Nd7# ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Alexandra Kosteniuk vs Thanh Trang Hoang, Belgrade, 2013
5rk1/1pP3r1/p2Q1p1p/4p2P/PP1p2q1/5b2/2P1pR2/R3K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ Kd2 Qd1+ ]

c)
Thanh Trang Hoang vs Atousa Pourkashiyan, Tromsoe, 2014
6k1/2q1bpp1/p1Np1n1p/1p1P1Q2/1P6/7P/PB3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc8+ if Qxc8 Nxe7+ ]

d)
Janelle Frayna vs Thanh Trang Hoang, Baku (w), 2016
6rk/7p/2p1p3/2P1Pp2/1p2pP2/1b5Q/4P2P/6BK b - - 0 1
[ ...e3 if Bxe3 Bd5+ ]

e)
Thanh Trang Hoang vs Ekaterina Atalik, Riga, 2017
2b2R2/2q2p2/1p3kpQ/3p2r1/1P6/3B4/2P4P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ if Ke7 Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qh7+ ]

Hungarian GMs
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