Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Chao Li.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
White Mates in 3. Li vs Liu Qingnan, Xiapu, 2005
r2r2k1/1q2bpB1/pp1p1PBp/8/P7/7Q/1PP3PP/R6K w - - 0 1
[ Bh7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Li 2320 vs Wang Hao 2622, Yerevan, 2006
3R4/1pr2p1k/p3p3/P3Pn2/1P2Q2P/8/3rqBRK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ if Kxg7 Qg2+ Kh7 Qg8+ Kh6 Qh8+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Li 2320 vs Deep Sengupta 2420, Yerevan, 2006
2q4r/R7/5p1k/2BpPn2/6Qp/6PN/5P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be3+ Nxe3 Qg7+ w/Nf4# ]

d)
Li vs Huynh Nguyen, Singapore, 2006
2rq1rk1/1p2bp1p/p2p2p1/3NnR2/P3P3/3B3Q/1PP3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 dxe5 Qxc8 Qxc8 Nxe7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Li vs Tian Bohan, Shandong, 2007
r1q1r2k/1p3p1p/pBbR3R/P3p3/1nB1n3/2N3Q1/1PP3PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh4+ Kg8 Rg6+ Kf8 Bc5+ Nxc5 Qh8+ ]



Li Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Li 2320 vs Pablo Lafuente 2489, Pamplona, 2007
5r1k/R6p/2p2qbp/3pR3/1Q3P2/6P1/P6P/2r2BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Re6 ]

b)
Li vs Attila Czebe, Beijing, 2008
r1bqkb1r/pp1n4/2p2npp/1N2p3/2Q1P3/4BN2/PPP2P1P/2KR2R1 w - - id 1-0
[ Qe6+ if Qe7 Nd6+ w/Nc7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Li vs Amir Bagheri, Beijing, 2008
2r3k1/pp2Bp1p/6p1/1P2P3/P7/1q2bP1P/3Q2P1/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 4. Huang Qian 2416 vs Li 2320, Manila, 2007
5r1k/3q3p/p2B1npb/P2np3/4N3/2N2b2/5PPP/R3QRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3 (or ...Qg4) if gxh3 Nf4 ]

Chao Li Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Guanchu Liu vs Chao Li, Ningbo, 4/12/2011
4Q3/4p1bk/4P1p1/2N2p1p/2P2q2/2r5/r5PP/5RRK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxh2 Be5+ if Kh1 Rh3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Jianchao Zhou vs Chao Li, Danzhou, 5/20/2011
8/7p/5Q2/4p2k/4Pn2/6Rb/P2r1r2/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ Rg1 Bg2+ Kh2 Bxe4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Yifan Hou vs Chao Li, Danzhou, 5/23/2011
2r5/4kp2/3p1p2/b3pP2/2B1P2P/3K1QNR/1q4P1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc4 if Kxc4 Qc2+ Qc3 Qxc3+
or if Ne2 Qc2+ Ke3 Bb6+
]

d)
White mates in 4.
Chao Li vs Jianchao Zhou, Xinghua, 4/26/2013
4r2k/1q5p/p7/2pp4/P4R2/6QP/4p3/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Rxf8 Qe5+ ]

Chao Li Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Chao Li vs Emmanuel Emperado, Manila, 5/20/2013
1r3qk1/1b4pp/pp2p2n/6NQ/4B3/6P1/5P1P/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb7 if Rxb7 Nxe6 or if g6 Qh3 Rxb7 Nxe6 Qf3 Rd8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Zilun Lan vs Chao Li, Tianjin, 12/24/2013
8/5p1k/5rp1/2q5/2P5/RQ5P/6P1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf1+ Kh2 Qg1+ Kg3 Qf2+ ]

c)
Bassem Amin vs Chao Li, Reykjavik, 3/10/2014
7q/p3nk2/Pp1p1bpr/1Pp1p3/2P1PpP1/3P1P2/2N2Q2/4BKR1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2 if Rg2 Qh3 ]

d)
Chao Li vs Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Barcelona, 2014
3r2k1/1p1nqp1b/p3p3/4B1p1/Pn2P3/1BN5/1P4PP/2Q2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bd6 if Qxd6 Qxg5+ Bg6 Qxd8+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Oswald Gschnitzer vs Chao Li, Deizisau, 2014
5rk1/7p/p5p1/q2b4/P3p3/3r2P1/1Q2KPBP/R6R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2+ Qxd2 Rxf2+ Kxf2 Qxd2+ ]

f)
White mates in 2.
Chao Li vs Diego Flores, Baku, 2016
r2n4/p4bR1/1p5k/2p3RN/4P2p/2P5/P5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6 ]


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