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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Isaac Kashdan.
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)
Henri Weenink vs Isaac Kashdan, The Hague, 1928
8/4kp2/3rb2R/p5p1/6P1/P2p4/1P3P2/2KB4 b - - 0 1
[ ...d2+ w/...Bb3+ or ...Ba2+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Isaac Kashdan vs Salomon Flohr, Hamburg, 1930
4Q3/8/8/8/6K1/8/6k1/7q w - - 0 1
[ Qe2+ Kg1 Kg3 ]

c)
Edgard Colle vs Isaac Kashdan, Bled, 1931
5k2/pp2rp2/7q/3p4/3N2BQ/2Pn3K/PP4PP/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4+ Kg3 Qxh4+ Kxh4 Nxg2+ ]

d)
Isaac Kashdan vs George Koltanowski, London, 1932
r2qrbk1/2p3pp/p2ppn2/1p2n2P/4PBP1/2N2P2/PPPQB3/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5 dxe5 g5 ]

e)
Isaac Kashdan vs Samuel Reshevsky, Pasadena, 1932
3rn1k1/r1p1qppp/1pn5/3p4/3P4/1PBN2P1/2RQPP1P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb4 ]

Isaac Kashdan Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Harold Morton vs Isaac Kashdan, New York, 1936
2r3k1/q4p1p/4pbp1/3p4/1NrP1P2/P1P5/3Q2PP/R1R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 if Rxc3 Bxd4+ Kh1 Bxc3 Qc2 Rc4 ]

b)
Christian Poulsen vs Isaac Kashdan, Stockholm, 1937
2r1r3/6bk/1p2q1pp/p3p3/2n1N3/BQPR1PP1/P5KP/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...a4 if Qb4 Bf8 ]

c)
David Polland vs Isaac Kashdan, Boston, 1938
1r6/1b2kp2/4p3/1p1q1R2/3p1P2/1PrB4/P3Q1PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ Qxg2 Bxg2 if Re1 Bh3 ]

d)
Isaac Kashdan vs Herbert Seidman, New York, 1940
2r5/1p3kbp/p1q1pnp1/3p4/8/1P2Q1PB/PB2PP1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc1 w/Bxe6+ ]

e)
Isaac Kashdan vs Alexander Kotov, Moscow, 1946
Q1b3k1/pq3pp1/1pN1p2p/3n4/1P1PB2P/P7/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ ]

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Isaac Kashdan Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Isaac Kashdan vs G Drexel, New York, 1946
6k1/3bbpp1/1pNqpn1p/8/1PP1B2B/8/4QPPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg3 e5 Bxe5 Qe6 Bd5 Nxd5 cxd5 ]

b)
Isaac Kashdan vs Lewis Isaacs, New York, 1946
8/1p3q1k/p1p1r2p/P1P1n1p1/4P3/2B4P/5QP1/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qf5+ Qg6 Rf1 if Qxf5 exf5 w/Re1 ]

c)
Isaac Kashdan vs Walter Suesman, New York, 1946
3rb1k1/1pq1bpp1/p6p/2p1P2n/P7/1BNnBN1P/1P2QPP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

d)
Isaac Kashdan vs Aleksandrs Liepnieks, Fort Worth, 1951
r3r1k1/5pp1/p3p3/1pn1P3/2p1b3/2P1B3/PPB2P1P/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe4 Nxe4 f3 ]

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