Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yannick Pelletier.
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)
Yannick Pelletier vs Daniel Borner, Zuerich, 1992
2r2rk1/1p3p1p/p3p1p1/2qNP2n/2P5/1P3P2/P3Q2P/2RR3K w - - 1 0
[ b4 if Qa7 Ne7+ ]

b)
Yannick Pelletier vs Armin Huber, Altensteig, 1994
4q3/p2nr1k1/1p2RpP1/2pQ4/8/KPB5/P7/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5 if Kg8 Qh7+ Rxh7 Rxe8+ or if Rxe6 Qh7+ Kf8 g7+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Yannick Pelletier vs Pontus Sjodahl, Germany, 1998
r7/1R4p1/P3pp1k/b2b3p/3P4/3B1PBP/6P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf4+ g5 Rh7# ]

d)
Yannick Pelletier vs Michael Bruns, Bad Woerishofen, 2000
6k1/1p4bp/4P1p1/p2p1q2/8/1P4P1/P1r1Q2P/B3R2K w - - 1 0
[ Qxc2 Qxc2 e7 ]

e)
Yannick Pelletier vs Ennio Arlandi, Istanbul, 2000
2r4k/1R4pp/2b2p2/p2Q1N2/8/q3P2P/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc6 ]



Yannick Pelletier Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Yannick Pelletier vs Benoit Perruchoud, Switzerland, 2001
r1b1r2k/p1p1qQ1p/2p3p1/4p1N1/5P2/2P1P3/P4P1P/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Yannick Pelletier vs Florian Jenni, Zug, 2001
4R3/pp4kp/2p5/5prB/3b4/BQq5/P6P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bf8+ Kh8 Bh6+ ]

c)
Yannick Pelletier vs Joel Adler, Switzerland, 2004
6k1/pp4pp/4r3/1PBpb3/5n1q/4R2P/P5Q1/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxd5 if Kf7 Rxf4+ Qxf4 Rf3 or if Nxd5 Rf8# ]

d)
Yannick Pelletier vs Edvins Kengis, Calvia, 2004
2b2r2/p4pkp/5qp1/2Q5/N1P5/1P3B2/3r1nPP/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe3 if Rfd8 Bd5 ]

e)
Yannick Pelletier vs Igors Rausis, France, 2005
7k/2p1np2/p2p1q1b/5Pp1/4P2p/5Q1P/PrB3PB/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ e5 if Qg7 f6 ]


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