Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alex Lenderman.
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 4.
Alex Lenderman vs Emory Tate, Internet, 2008
k1b4r/r7/1p1B1q2/1B2p2p/3p4/Q4P2/PP3nPP/2R2K2 w - - 1 0
[ Bc6+ Bb7 Bxb7+ Kxb7 Rc7+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Alex Lenderman vs Ariel Martinez Bejarano, Cochabamba, 2013
3r4/4q1kp/p3P1p1/PppPN3/2P1p3/2Q3P1/7P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alex Lenderman vs Samy Shoker, Tsaghkadzor, 2015
3q1rk1/pR3pb1/3B3p/3QN1p1/rn6/6P1/PP5P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rfxf7 if Kh8 Ng6+ ]

d)
Keith Mackinnon vs Alex Lenderman, Mesa, 2009
r4rk1/1R1npp1p/3p2p1/2qP4/2BQP3/5P2/6PP/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1 ]

e)
Nikita Kraiouchkine vs Alex Lenderman, Montreal, 2010
2r3k1/p2b3p/1q3pp1/3p1B2/1P1P1P2/2r5/2RQ2PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2 Bxc2 Rxc2 if Qxc2 Qxd4+ ]



Alex Lenderman Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Enrico Vroombout vs Alex Lenderman, Amsterdam, 2011
3r4/1pb2k1q/2p2n2/p3n1BP/8/2P5/PP2QP2/2K3RR b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ if Kb1 Nb4+ Ka1 Nc2+ Kb1 Nd4+ or if Kd1 Nf4+ mates ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Jessica Regam vs Alex Lenderman, Orlando, 2011
rr5k/3nbp2/2pp3p/4pPpP/2P1P3/1P2BP2/NKQ3R1/4qBR1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2+ Kxa2 Ra8+ ]

c)
Eric Rodriguez vs Alex Lenderman, Saint Louis, 2013
2r1k3/1p1b1p1p/p3pQ2/P7/3Pq3/4BP1P/4K1P1/5B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc2+ Kd1 Qxe3 if Kxc2 Ba4+ mates ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Jake Hung vs Alex Lenderman, London, 2015
6k1/4pp1p/3p2p1/5P2/3pPB2/3n2P1/1q2R1BP/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb1+ Kd2 Qc1+ Kxd3 Qc3# ]


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