Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zhongyi Tan.
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. Tan vs Krishna Ramya, Halkidiki, 2003
5n1k/4q3/3N1Rpp/p2QP3/1p1P1N2/P1p5/1n4PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ if Qxf8 Nxg6+ ]

b)
Guo Yu vs Tan, Suzhou, 2006
4rbk1/1p3ppp/p4P2/8/PP1rq3/5R2/N1P3PP/3R1Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd1 if Qxd1 Qxc2 ]

c)
Tan vs Shen Yang, JinZhou, 2009
2R5/5pk1/2pPn1pp/8/3p4/r2N2PP/6PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ d7 if Rxd3 Re8 ]

d)
Tan vs Anna Ushenina, Ningbo, 2009
3r2k1/ppr2ppp/2pNqnn1/b7/8/2N1P1BP/PPQ2PP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc4 if Rxd1+ Nxd1 ]

e)
Tan vs Elina Danielian, Ningbo, 2009
r1bqr1k1/p2nbpp1/2p2n1p/1p1p4/3P1B2/2NBPN2/PPQ2PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nxb5 ]



Zhongyi Tan Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Zhongyi Tan vs Xiaowen Zhang, Jiangsu Wuxi, 4/14/2012
2b1k3/p2q4/3PnQ2/Pp1B4/1P3P2/6PP/7K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bc6 ]

b)
Zhongyi Tan vs Yang Shen, Tianjin, 7/13/2012
4Nn2/1p1r1k1p/r1p2pp1/p4P2/P2RP3/1P5R/6PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd7+ Nxd7 Nc7 if Rb6 Rxh7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Nur Zullkafli vs Zhongyi Tan, Guimaraes, 8/20/2012
5r1k/1ppbn3/p2p2p1/3Pp2p/P1P1P3/1P3q1r/2BQ2RN/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Zhongyi Tan vs Dinara Saduakassova, Astana, 3/10/2013
rn3rk1/pb4p1/1p2p1B1/4N2p/2pP4/2q5/P3QP1P/1K1R2R1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Kxh7 Qxh5+ Kg8 Rxg7+ Kxg7 Rg1+ ]

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Zhongyi Tan Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Zhongyi Tan vs Pin Wang, Tianjin, 5/2/2013
4k2r/p1q2r2/b1p1p2P/1p1nP1BQ/P1pP4/2P5/4B1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6 if Bc8 Bh5 Rhf8 h7 c5 Rxf7 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Zhongyi Tan vs Lela Javakhishvili, Wuxi, 6/3/2013
2R1B3/7r/4k1p1/4ppP1/pB3P2/1b1P4/p6P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc6+ ]

c)
Zhongyi Tan vs Irina Bulmaga, Kazan, 7/15/2013
5rk1/pqr2ppp/1pn2b2/3B4/8/5N2/PP2QPPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc1 if Qc8 Qc2 or if Rfc8 Qe8+ ]

d)
Andrew Bird vs Zhongyi Tan, Reykjavik, 2/21/2013
6k1/2p2pbp/1n2pBp1/2q5/2P4Q/N7/1P1r1PPP/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf5 if Bxg7 Qxb1+ ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Zhongyi Tan vs Sarai Sanchez Castillo, Caleta, 1/29/2014
rn3k1r/ppq3p1/2p1P1Q1/8/P7/7P/1p3P2/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Ke7 Qg5+ ]

Zhongyi Tan Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Zhongyi Tan vs Turkan Mamedjarova, Tromsoe, 8/5/2014
r7/pp2RQ2/2p2Ppk/7p/8/4P2P/Pq4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ h4 ]

b)
Emil Sutovsky vs Zhongyi Tan, Caleta, 2/1/2014
8/N2r4/1P3k1p/P4p2/8/K2n3P/4p1P1/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb4 if Kxb4 Rd1 or if b7 Rxb7 ]

c)
Jue Wang vs Zhongyi Tan, Xinghua, 3/13/2014
q4B2/5p1k/1Q4pp/Pp2p3/1P6/4RPPP/3r4/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc8 if Bc5 Qxh3 Re2 Qxg3+ mates or if Re1 Qxh3 ]

d)
Huahua Xu vs Zhongyi Tan, Sharjah, 4/19/2014
5rk1/q2n2bp/p2p2p1/3b2N1/PP1P3P/2B1rP2/3QB3/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 if Rxc3 Qxd4+ or if Qxc3 Bxd4+ ]


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