Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Marie Sebag.
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)
Sebag vs Hoang Thi Bao Tram, Marina d'Or, 1998
8/4rkpp/2b1pp2/1p6/pP1P1PPP/P7/B7/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ f5 if Bd7 fxe6 ]

b)
Sebag vs Nadezda Stojanovic, Marina d'Or, 1998
2rqnrk1/3bppbp/p5p1/np2P1B1/8/1BN2N1P/PP3PP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 Nc6 Rc1 h6 Nxe7+ ]

c)
Sebag vs Elmira Hasanova, Oropesa, 1999
2r3r1/1b6/pn1pkp2/4pNPp/1P2P2P/3P4/1B3R2/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd6 Kxd6 Rxf6+ ]

d)
Sebag vs Emmanuel Neiman, France, 2000
4r1k1/pp3p2/2p1qBp1/3p1n1p/1P3QP1/2PP4/P3rP1P/R5RK w - - 0 1
[ Qxf5 ]

e)
Sebag vs Hoang Thi Bao Tram, Oropesa, 2000
2rqr3/p2n2Q1/4kb1B/1p2p3/2ppP3/3P4/PPP2RB1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh3+ Kd6 Qxd7+ Qxd7 Rxf6+ Re6 Bxe6 Qe7 Raf1 ]

f)
White Mates in 6. Sebag vs Nathalie Franc, Marseilles, 2001
2rr1k2/6R1/b1B2Pp1/pP1p4/3Bn3/1p6/1K4PP/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4 ]

g)
Sebag vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Rethymnon, 2003
r2r4/pp4k1/1n1p1pp1/3Nq1p1/3QP3/1P3P1P/1P4P1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 if Rac8 Qxe5 w/Ne6+ ]



Marie Sebag Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Marie Sebag vs Sven Charmeteau, Nantes, 3/23/2013
3r1k1r/1pN2pp1/p4b2/8/3P2Qp/4P2P/1q4P1/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ if fxe6 Rc7 Kg8 Qxe6+ mates ]

b)
Marie Sebag vs Mustapha Nezar, Haguenau, 6/3/2013
5k2/4b2p/r5p1/4Bp2/1p1N1P2/1B5P/4K1P1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6+ ]

c)
Marie Sebag vs Xue Zhao, Cap d'Agde, 10/31/2013
1rq1r1k1/2p2p1p/p2p2pB/2pb4/2PbPQ2/1P5P/P4PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd4 ]

d)
Marie Sebag vs Yifan Hou, Beijing, 12/14/2013
5rk1/1p1R2bp/p5pq/6r1/2P1pnQ1/1PN4P/P4PP1/B4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 or Kh8 Nxe4 (+) or if Qxg7 Qxg5 ]

e)
Marie Sebag vs Kateryna Lahno, Beijing, 12/15/2013
4rbk1/1r3pp1/2q1p2p/3b4/1p1B2Q1/2PB3P/1P3PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ c4 if Bxc4 Rc1 ]

French GMs
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