Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Conrad Holt.
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 3.
Conrad Holt vs D Glascock, Stillwater, 2009
1r3k2/ppR4Q/3qb3/3pNn2/3P1P1p/PR2P1p1/4B1P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7+ Ke8 Qg8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Conrad Holt vs Allen Becker, Wheeling, 2009
8/1p1brk1p/3p4/p4pQ1/2P1qP2/P3P3/1P1K3P/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Ke6 Rg6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
K Cao vs Conrad Holt, Oklahoma City, 2009
r5k1/pQ4pp/2p1b1r1/3pp3/8/1N3P2/P2BqbBP/2R1N2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Bxf1 Rg1# ]

d)
Black mates in 2.
Matt Anzis vs Conrad Holt, Indianapolis, 2009
6k1/pp3q1p/4p2Q/3pB1rP/3Pn3/2P5/PP4R1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf2+ ]




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