Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Gregory Shahade.
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)
Gregory Shahade vs T Knoedler, USA, 1994
3r1rk1/pp3ppp/2b5/1q1N4/8/6P1/PP1QPPBP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Gregory Shahade vs Andy Reeder, Kona, 1998
r1b2rk1/pp1nqpp1/2p2n1p/8/2Bp3R/2N1PNP1/PPQ2PP1/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6 if gxh6 Qg6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Gregory Shahade vs Eric Schiller, San Francisco, 2000
6k1/Q4pp1/4b1p1/3p2N1/1r1P4/7P/1q3PPK/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 if Rb8 Qxf7+ ]

d)
Arne Hagesaether vs Gregory Shahade, Internet, 2000
8/4k1pp/4p1b1/1p1pPpP1/1npP1P1P/N1R1K3/3NB3/r7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa3 Rxa3 Nc2+ ]



Gregory Shahade Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Gregory Shahade vs Lawyer Times, Framingham, 2001
3r1k2/p3rp2/2n1P2p/q5p1/2p1N3/1P5P/P4QK1/1B3R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Rxf7 Rxf7+ Kg8 Nf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Gregory Shahade vs Alexander Stripunsky, New York, 2002
6r1/q4p1k/5Qpp/8/4bP2/1PBR3P/P5PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Jay Bonin vs Gregory Shahade, New York, 2002
6k1/p3Bp1p/b5p1/8/Q3P2P/1N1r2Pq/P3KP2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4+ if Kf1 Rxg3+ ]

d)
Luke Harmon vs Gregory Shahade, Philadelphia, 2012
1n2rr1k/2p3p1/p6p/P7/3PN1qP/2P3P1/2QK1R2/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2+ Nxf2 Re2+ ]


USA GMs

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