Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Samuel Shankland.
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)
White mates in 4.
Samuel Shankland vs Steven Zierk, Las Vegas, 2008
4rRQ1/pp2P1p1/6k1/6B1/4b3/6PP/P6K/4q3 w - - 1 0
[ Rf6+ Kh5 Rh6+ ]

b)
Samuel Shankland vs Zoltan Varga, Budapest, 2009
2kr4/5pp1/pBbr2q1/4p3/Pp5Q/1P1R1P2/6PP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7 if R8d7 Qf8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Samuel Shankland vs John Bryant, Fremont, 2012
2rk4/4n3/3p2p1/1B1P2n1/1p1Q1PP1/q6P/8/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Qb6+ Rc7 Qb8+ if Nc8 Re8# or if Rc8 Qxd6# ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Samuel Shankland vs Evgeny Vorobiov, Dresden, 2013
r6R/4p3/1pkp4/p2Nq3/2P1n3/7Q/PPb3P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ if Kb7 Qd7+ ]

e)
Guillermo Vazquez vs Samuel Shankland, Tromsoe, 2014
2r3k1/p4pp1/1p2p3/3pPnNp/7P/6q1/PP4PN/3Q1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3+ if Rf2 Rc1 or if Kh1 Ng3# ]




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