Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jennifer Shahade.
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)
Shahade vs Martha Fierro Baquero, Guarapuava, 1995
3r3r/4kqpp/2B2p2/p3p3/6Q1/P1P5/5PPP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ if Rxd7 Qxd7+ mates ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Shahade vs Sean Nagle, Kona, 1998
R7/5pkp/3N2p1/2r3Pn/5r2/1P6/P1P5/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Ne8+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Shahade vs Albert Chow, Philadelphia, 1998
r1br2k1/4p1b1/pq2pn2/1p4N1/7Q/3B4/PPP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bh7+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 4. Lewis Eisen vs Shahade, Hawaii, 1998
6rk/3Q3p/4p3/4Pp2/3NbP2/pNb4P/PqP2R2/3K4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb1+ if Nc1 Qxc1+ ]



Shahade Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Shahade vs Alejandra Guerrero, Istanbul, 2000
3rk1nr/ppp2pp1/2pbb2p/8/N2qPP2/3B2Q1/PPP1K1PP/R1B4R w - - 0 1
[ Be3 ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Shahade vs Arthur Feuerstein, Parsippany, 2002
rn1k3r/1b1q1ppp/p2P4/2B2p2/8/1QNBR3/PP3PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb6+ Kc8 Bxf5 ]

c)
White Mates in 9. Shahade vs Kristjan Edvardsson, Reykjavik, 2002
1r1n1k2/3Q1p1B/p1pp1q2/1p4N1/3b1P2/P6P/1P4P1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ Kg7 Rg8+ Kh6 Qg4 ]

d)
White Mates in 9. Shahade vs Jerry Hanken, Las Vegas, 2003
r1r5/pR3pkp/2pn1bp1/8/2P2N2/q2B1Q1P/P4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ if Kg8 Qxf6 ]

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