See 3 moves ahead from wtharvey.com



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Eugene Perelshteyn.
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.
Eugene Perelshteyn vs Irina Krush, San Francisco, 1999
r2q4/pp1rpQbk/3p2p1/2pPP2p/5P2/2N5/PPP2P2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5+ gxh5 Rh1 ]

b)
Eugene Perelshteyn vs Justin Sarkar, Catonsville, 2000
5k2/1pR3p1/p1b3B1/3pp1n1/5r2/P5K1/1P6/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rh1 if Kg8 Rh8+ mates ]

c)
Black mates in 7.
Andrie Zaremba vs Eugene Perelshteyn, Philadelphia, 2000
8/4p1bk/3pQ1p1/3Pq2p/4P1rP/7K/2R2PB1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh4+ Kxh4 Qh2+ Bh3 Bf6+ ]

d)
Hikaru Nakamura vs Eugene Perelshteyn, New York, 2001
r4rk1/1p2q2p/2pp2p1/2n1bb2/p1P2B2/P1N3Q1/BP3PPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf4 if Qxf4 Bd3 ]

e)
Bernd Salvermoser vs Eugene Perelshteyn, Bad Wiessee, 2001
8/5p2/3p2k1/2pP2p1/2P1NbP1/r4R2/P1R1K3/7r b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 if Kxf3 Rh3+ Ke2 Re3+ ]

Eugene Perelshteyn Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Eugene Perelshteyn vs Tony Simpson, Bermuda, 2002
r1b2rk1/1q2ppbp/p2p1np1/1p1N4/4P3/1B2BP2/PPPQ2PP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxf6+ w/Bd5 ]

b)
Michael Langer vs Eugene Perelshteyn, Stillwater, 2007
5rnk/4b1pp/8/1N1p4/P2P4/2p2PB1/1r4PP/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5+ if f4 Rxf4 ]

c)
Todd Andrews vs Eugene Perelshteyn, Foxwoods, 2007
8/pb3kbQ/1p3qp1/1B1p1r2/P2pn3/1P3R2/2PP2PP/2B2NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 gxf3 Ng5 if Qh4 Nxf3+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Eugene Perelshteyn vs Alexander Chua, Philadelphia, 2017
5k1r/p4p2/1q1r1p1p/2R1pN2/4P2Q/P5P1/5PKP/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qxf6 if 1...Rh7 2.Qe7+ or if 1...Rxf6 2.Rc8+ ]


Other US GMs

Back to the Index