Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Tingjie Lei.
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 5.
Lei vs Huanlu Xie, Hefei, 2011
2r2r2/2p1npk1/p2qpN1p/3P2p1/8/2Q1P1P1/PP3P1P/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ Kg6 Qf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Lei vs Xueyi Li, Hefei, 2011
8/p4pkp/2r3n1/2Pp2QP/q5P1/4RPK1/P3R3/8 w - - 1 0
[ h6+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Lei vs Bobby Cheng, Kuala Lumpur, 2011
5k2/p1QrR3/2p2Pr1/8/2P5/1P6/P6P/3qR2K w - - 1 0
[ Qc8+ if Rd8 Re8+ ]

d)
Tianlu Gu vs Lei, Qingdao, 2013
3r1r1k/p3p1bp/2p3p1/2q5/4RPn1/2N1B3/PP2Q1PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 if Rxe3 Bd4 ]



Tingjie Lei Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Tingjie Lei vs Xue Zhao, Jiaxing, 2014
7r/p1kq4/1p1b1R2/2pQ1Ppp/2P5/8/PP4PP/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7 Be7 Qe5+ Kc6 Rxe7 ]

b)
Bence Szabo vs Tingjie Lei, Graz, 2016
r5k1/pp5p/6p1/4rnb1/8/2R1N3/PP3KPP/3N3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3 Nxe3 Rf8+ Ke2 Rfe8 ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Gyula Pap vs Tingjie Lei, Graz, 2016
3rB1k1/p1p3q1/1p5p/1P1p1Qp1/2b2n2/4RPP1/P1P4P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa1+ ]

d)
Tingjie Lei vs Ying Zhu, Xinghua, 2017
5r2/pp6/2n1Rr1k/3p4/3q1pQ1/6P1/PP3P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxf6+ if Qxf6 Re6 or if Rxf6 Re8 Rf7 Rg8 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Tingjie Lei vs Phuong Luong, Chengdu, 2017
4rn1k/r3p2n/2pqP1pQ/p1N1p3/1pBP2P1/8/PP5R/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rf1 ]


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