Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Michael Stean.
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)
Black to move and win. John Nunn vs Stean, Islington, 1970
r5k1/1bq2rpp/p2p1b2/7Q/1P1NP3/p2R4/P1P3BP/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 if Rxd4 Qc3 ]

c)
Stean vs Martyn Corden, England, 1975
1r2r1k1/pp3pp1/1qp2np1/8/8/1BP3Q1/PPP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 if gxf6 Qxg6+ mates ]

c)
Black to move and win. Konstanty Kaiszauri vs Stean, Buenos Aires, 1978
8/1R1pk1pp/4np2/2P1p3/4P3/1P1NR1P1/r2r1PKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Stean vs Petter Stigar, Oslo, 1981
3r3k/6Rp/8/p3pN2/4n3/Pq2P1P1/4QP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ if Kxh7 Qh5+ ]




English GMs

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