Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Cyrus Lakdawala.
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)
Cyrus Lakdawala vs Mike Nietman, USA, 1987
r1bq1rk1/p1p1bppp/1p2pn2/6B1/3P4/3B1N2/PPP1QPPP/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Bxf6 if gxf6 or Bxf6 Qe4 ]

b)
Cyrus Lakdawala vs Steve Fairbairn, Las Vegas, 1995
2rq1rk1/pp2bppp/2n1p3/3NP3/3n4/3QBB1P/PP3PP1/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe7+ if Qxe7 Bxd4 or if Nxe7 Bxd4 ]

c)
Cyrus Lakdawala vs Adrian Keatinge-Clay, San Francisco, 2002
r3n1k1/5pbp/6p1/pQ1P1q2/1p1p1B2/5B1P/PP3PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb8 if Nf6 Qb7 ]

d)
Cyrus Lakdawala vs Armen Ambartsoumian, Costa Mesa, 2003
2Q2bk1/1R5p/3q4/p3p1p1/4P3/P4P2/KP4PP/3r4 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Kh8 Qf7 ]

e)
Frank Thornally vs Cyrus Lakdawala, San Francisco, 2002
4r1k1/1p3p1p/2p1q1p1/p1b3P1/P2N1Q2/1P3PP1/2PR2K1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe1 if c3 Bd6 or if Rf2 Qa1 Rd2 Bxd4 Qxd4 Re2+ ]




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