Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Walter Shipman.
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)
White Mates in 5. Shipman vs Robert Fiala, Baltimore, 1948
1r5q/pp2k3/4B1R1/3Pp2Q/3b4/P1NP3K/1P3r2/8 w - - 0 1
[ d6+ Kxd6 Bf5+ Ke7 Nd5+ ]

b)
Shipman vs Ronald Lohrman, USA, 1969
2rr4/pp3pk1/5n1p/q2p1QpP/3P4/2N5/PP3PP1/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Re7 if Rf8 Qg6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Shipman vs Marc Weber, New York, 1985
r1b3r1/ppp1R2p/3p3k/1q2B1p1/5Q2/8/PPP2PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ if Rg6 Rxh7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 8. Shipman vs P Carter, Chicago, 1988
r1q2rk1/1p2npp1/p2p3p/6bQ/3B2b1/1BN5/PP4PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Bxh5 Rxg7+ or if Kh8 Bxg7+ Kg8 Rxf8+ ]



Shipman Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black Mates in 3. Albert Sandrin vs Shipman, Pittsburgh, 1946
4r1k1/1p3q1p/p1pQ4/2P1R1p1/5n2/2B5/PP5P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ if Kg2 Qf2+ ]

b)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Shipman, New York, 1989
6k1/p3r2p/Q1p3p1/3pNq2/3P1r2/P3pP1P/7K/4RR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe5 if dxe5 Rh4 ]

c)
Black Mates in 2. Eugene Levin vs Shipman, Concord, 1995
r1b3nr/ppp1kB1p/3p4/8/3PPBnb/1Q3p2/PPP2q2/RN4RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 3. Eric Dimazana vs Shipman, Las Vegas, 1996
r3r1k1/pp3pp1/2pb1nnp/3p4/3P4/2NNPPPq/PP1Q1B1P/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh4 ]


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