Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Eugene Meyer.
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)
Eugene Meyer vs Jo Dunning, USA, 1972
k1r5/pp1r1ppp/4bn2/3p4/1Qq5/R1P3P1/P3PPBP/2BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qb6 a6 Be3 ]

b)
Eugene Meyer vs T Furtado, Pasadena, 1983
r2qk2r/ppp2pbp/2npbnp1/3Np3/2PP4/4P1P1/PP3PBP/R1BQK1NR w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ ]

c)
Eugene Meyer vs Cyrus Lakdawala, Pasadena, 1983
r6k/p1pb2bp/1p1p2q1/3Ppr2/2P1Np1n/5B2/PP1B1PPP/3QR1RK w - - 1 0
[ Bg4 if Rf7 Bh5 ]

d)
Eugene Meyer vs Hikaru Nakamura, Washington, 1998
5r2/p1pbrpkn/3p4/5Ppp/1PP4N/3PP3/P1qB1QBP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ f6+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Helgi Olafsson vs Eugene Meyer, Lone Pine, 1977
2b3k1/1p5p/RPPp1r2/1N1Pp2n/1B2P1p1/5pPq/6nP/1Q3NRK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxg3+ Nxg3 Rh6 Nf1 g3 ]

f)
Bernard Zuckerman vs Eugene Meyer, New York, 1979
1k1b2rr/1b5p/p2p4/1p6/2q1P3/2N1Q2P/PPP3B1/R1B2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Kxg2 Rg8+ if Kf2 Bh4+ mates or if Qg3 Rxg3+ Kxg3 Qxf1 ]

g)
Black mates in 3.
Peter Kurucz vs Eugene Meyer, Arlington, 1998
5Q2/6rk/4p2p/8/2P1n2p/5b1K/P7/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ Kxh4 Rg4+ Kh5 Rf4# ]




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