Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Anthony Santasiere.
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 5. Santasiere vs Boris Blumin, New York, 1939
4r1k1/p4pb1/1pp1pBp1/2q1P3/2Pr1Q2/1P5R/P4PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]

b)
Black to move and win. James McCormick vs Santasiere, Ventnor City, 1940
2b5/2B2k2/1p4r1/p1p5/3P4/2P5/PP3P2/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba6+ ]

c)
Santasiere vs Carl Pilnick, New York, 1941
4r1k1/2nqppbp/1pN3p1/pP1P1b2/8/B4B2/P2Q1PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7 if Rxe7 Bxe7 w/d6 or if Kh8 d6 w/Bc6 ]

d)
Milton Hanauer vs Santasiere, New York, 1941
5k2/6pp/R4p2/1p1P4/1N3b2/7P/PP1r2P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg3 Kf1 Rf2+ ]


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