Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lufei Ruan.
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 3.
Ruan vs Lan Zhao, Wuxi, 5/9/2005
3r2k1/1pq2rbp/p1bp1p2/P3pN1Q/4P3/2NP3R/1P4PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]

b)
Ruan vs Xue Zhao, Jiangsu Wuxi, 5/20/2008
2b2r2/5kp1/1NP5/p3rpp1/Pp1pn3/3B4/1P4PP/2R1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4 if Rxe4 Rxe4 fxe4 Rf1+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Ruan vs Jun Guo, Jiangsu Wuxi, 10/29/2008
3R4/2r2kr1/4p2p/p1p1qppP/2P5/1P6/P2Q1PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd7+ Rxd7 R1xd7+ ]

d)
Ruan vs Yixin Ding, Ningbo, 4/18/2010
4rbk1/2qb3p/1p1p2p1/p2p4/P1P5/1P4Q1/2B3PP/5RBK w - - 1 0
[ Bxg6 if hxg6 Qxg6+ Kh8 Bd4+ mates ]

e)
Wang Yu vs Ruan, HeiBei, 2001
6k1/3R4/3r1pbp/2N5/1P5P/3p4/5PP1/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...d2+ if Kd1 Bc2+ ]

f)
Black mates in 5. Nisha Mohota vs Ruan, Calicut, 2003
R1R5/5ppk/6b1/8/4P2p/3n1P1P/6P1/3q2NK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ if Kh2 Qd6+ ]



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