Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yang Shen.
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)
Shen vs Turkan Mamedjarova, Oropesa, 2001
r1qn4/5k2/2p1Rbpr/p2p4/Pp1P1PPp/1N5Q/1P3B1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ if Kxf6 g5+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4.
Shen vs Sergei Rublevsky, Beer-Sheva, 2005
4r3/2RN4/p1r5/1k1p4/5Bp1/p2P4/1P4PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rb7+ if Ka4 b3+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4.
Shen vs Li Ruofan, Beijing, 2005
6rk/5Q1n/pp1p1p1B/3P2p1/P3R3/7P/2Pq2PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg7+ ]

d)
Shen vs Wang Xinyue, Wuxi, 2005
r3rk2/1n1b1pp1/pq1P1n2/1p2N1p1/8/1PP4P/2B2P2/RN1QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh5 if Rxe5 Qh8+ or if Nxh5 Nxd7+ ]

e)
Shen vs Arman Pashikian, Moscow, 2006
r4rnk/pp3ppn/7B/2q2P1Q/2p4P/2b2N2/PPB2RP1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ f6 ]



Yang Shen Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Yang Shen vs Xiao Ren, Xinghua, 2013
r1b3k1/1pq2pbp/2p3p1/p3r3/2n1PB2/2N2P2/PP1Q2PP/2RR3K w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Qxd8 Rxd8+ Bf8 Bh6 Bd7 Rxa8 ]

b)
Qian Huang vs Yang Shen, Wuxi, 2014
1k4r1/1pn5/p1p5/2Pb4/1P2pp2/2N2P1P/1P1R3K/4RBr1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e3 if Rg2 R8xg2+ or if Rc2 Bxf3 mates ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Yang Shen vs Xiaowen Zhang, Xinghua, 2015
2q5/p4pk1/1p3Npp/4Q3/1P6/P4PP1/B4PK1/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Nh5+ Kf8 Qd6+ Kg8 Qxg6+ ]

d)
Yang Shen vs Maritza Arribas, Teheran, 2017
2rq1nk1/pp2rp1p/4b1p1/1PQp4/3N1P2/3BP3/P5PP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxe6 ]

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