Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yasser Seirawan.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.


a)
Seirawan vs Jonathan Mestel, Hastings, 1979
4r3/pp5k/n1q3pp/Q4p2/4n3/2rNP1P1/P4P1P/1R1R1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 ]

b)
Seirawan vs Edhi Handoko, Shiene, 1979
8/p4q1p/3p2k1/p2P1p1b/2r2P2/P1N1Q1P1/KP5R/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 ]

c)
White Mates in 7. Seirawan vs Gudmunder Sigurjonsson, Wijk aan Zee, 1980
Thanks to Norbert Stegemann (ed.)!
3rr1k1/1b1n1p1p/1q1p2p1/p2P2QN/1p2P1P1/7P/PP4B1/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]

d)
Seirawan vs John Peters, Greenville, 1980
3R1bk1/6p1/p1q1p2p/1n3p2/8/1Q5P/4NPP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb4 if Nd6 Qb8 ]

e)
Seirawan vs Boris Kogan, Philadelphia, 1986
1n6/2qb1kp1/1p2pp1p/1P1p4/1Q1P1N2/4P1PB/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6+ w/Qf8+ & Nxe6+ ]



Seirawan Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Seirawan vs Dmitry Gurevich, Estes Park, 1986
rn1q3r/3b1pkp/5npb/p1pPN3/1pB5/8/1P1N1PPP/R1BQR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 w/d6+ & Re7 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Seirawan vs Lawrence Day, Grand Manan, 1983
1rb1r3/1p3pkp/p2p2p1/4nP1Q/P1PqP3/5RR1/3N2PP/5B1K w - - 0 1
[ f6+ Kh8 Qh6 Qg1+ Kxg1 Nxf3+ Nxf3 Rg8 Ng5 Bd7 Nxf7# ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Seirawan vs Milan Andrijevic, Lugano, 1988
8/p5Q1/1p4pp/n4q1k/6R1/7P/5P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh4+ Kg5 Qe7+ Qf6 Qe3+ Kf5 Qe4+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 4. Susan Polgar vs Seirawan, Monte Carlo, 1993
7r/pRpk4/2np2p1/5b2/2P4q/2b1BBN1/P4PP1/3Q1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd3+ if Qxd3 or Be2 Qh1+ ]

e)
Seirawan vs Mikhail Gurevich, Belgrade, 1991
8/p1nr3p/2p1qrpk/8/P1N1p3/6PP/1Q2PP2/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 w/Ng4+ ]

Seirawan Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Seirawan vs Alex Yermolinsky, Key West, 1994
r1b3rk/bpq3pp/p3pn2/3pn1N1/NBP5/4P3/PP3PQP/1K1R1BR1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg3 Nfg4 Bc3 if Bb1 f4 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Seirawan vs Larry Christiansen, Chandler, 1997
6k1/B2N1pp1/p6p/P3N1r1/4nb2/8/2R3B1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ w/Nf8+ & Nfg6+ ]

c)
Seirawan vs Walter Browne, San Francisco, 1999
1nkr4/p3q3/1p6/2pQ2N1/2P2P2/P3PB2/1P6/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Bg4+ if Nd7 Ne6 ]

d)
Seirawan vs Bazar Hatanbaatar, Istanbul, 2000
1rr3k1/5ppp/pp2pn2/4N3/8/1P4P1/P2RPPKP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 w/Ne7+ ]

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