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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alex Sherzer.
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)
Herman vs Alex Sherzer, Eger, 1988
rn1qr1k1/p4p1p/3p2p1/3P1b2/5B2/2PB1Nn1/P1Q2PPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd3 Qxd3 Ne2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Paul Atkinson vs Alex Sherzer, Mamaia, 1991
r1r3k1/3nbppp/b2pp3/q5PP/4P3/1PBN1PN1/1P3Q2/1K1R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 w/Bxd3+ ]

c)
White mates in 8.
Alex Sherzer vs Helgi Olafsson, Philadelphia, 1991
2rrnbk1/1pqb4/p2pp1p1/6P1/Pn1BP3/2N3Q1/1PP3PP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qf2+ Kg8 Rf1 ]

d)
Alex Sherzer vs Antonio Torres, New York, 1992
r5k1/2p1bq1p/p3p3/1p1pP1p1/5r2/2P4Q/PPB3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ g3 ]

e)
Jay Bonin vs Alex Sherzer, Chicago, 1992
6rk/2p3r1/p1Pp3p/3Np2q/4Pp1b/5P2/PP1NQ2B/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd8 Nc4 Qh3 ]

f)
Alex Sherzer vs Luis Chiong, Washington, 2002
rnbqkb1r/1p2pp1p/pn4p1/3NP1B1/8/5N2/PPP3PP/R2QKB1R w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ exf6 Qxd8+ Kxd8 Bxf6+ ]

g)
Black mates in 3.
Ildar Ibragimov vs Alex Sherzer, Virginia Beach, 2003
8/1p6/8/2P3pk/3R2n1/7p/2r5/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ w/Rg2+ ]

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