Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Kayden Troff.
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)
White mates in 2.
Kayden Troff vs Timothy Taylor, Los Angeles, 2011
r2qkb1r/ppp3pp/5nn1/8/2BpP3/1QN2P2/PP3P1P/R3K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bf7+ ]

b)
Kayden Troff vs John Bartholomew, Saint Louis, 2014
2kb1R1r/1p4p1/p1p1r3/2P5/3Pp3/2B1n2P/PP6/5RNK w - - 1 0
[ Rxh8 Nxf1 Ba5 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Kayden Troff vs Ellinor Frisk, Gibraltar, 2015
5B1k/p6P/4pK2/4P3/5nN1/3b4/2Bb4/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Kxh7 Kf7 Bg6+ Bxg6+ ]

d)
Volodymyr Vetoshko vs Kayden Troff, Porto Carras, 2010
1r4k1/p4p1p/1q2pbp1/3n4/3PB2P/Pr4P1/4QP2/BRR3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb1 if Rxb1 Qxb1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
David Pruess vs Kayden Troff, Fremont, 2012
8/5p2/1n4kp/1p2Q1p1/1Pp2P2/2P1p1PK/1B5P/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ ]



Kayden Troff Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Justus Williams vs Kayden Troff, Saint Louis, 2012
3q1rk1/5pn1/2r1p2p/3NR1p1/Pp1P4/3Q1N1P/1Pn2PP1/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4 if Nc3 Nxf3+ Qxf3 Qc7 or if Rd1 Nxf3+ Qxf3 exd5 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Alexander Ostrovsky vs Kayden Troff, Saint Louis, 2012
r6q/pQ6/1b2bk2/4p1p1/5nP1/1P1P4/P6N/4RR1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ Kxh2 Rh8+ ]

c)
Yuri Shulman vs Kayden Troff, Saint Louis, 2012
8/2p1kp2/3pn3/PQ6/2P5/KPB3r1/2qPrp2/2R2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc1+ Rxc1 Rg1 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Jernej Skuhala vs Kayden Troff, Maribor, 2012
3r4/4np1k/p4qp1/1p1pp2p/5n1P/1B3PK1/PP3Q2/3RR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh4+ Kxh4 Nf5+ Kg5 Kg7 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Rentala Nagendra vs Kayden Troff, Arlington, 2013
8/8/6Qp/8/5P2/3p1kPK/4q2P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ ]

Kayden Troff Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Pablo Venegas Ocampo vs Kayden Troff, Rockville, 2013
2r2k1r/1b2ppbp/p5p1/qpnP4/4PB2/2NB4/P2QKPPP/2R4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 Kxd3 Qa3 if e5 b4 ]

b)
Fidel Corrales vs Kayden Troff, Saint Louis, 2013
2r3k1/pp1q1pbp/3pr1p1/8/2Pn4/1P1Q3P/P2N1PP1/1RBR2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ Kf1 Nc3 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Dagur Arngrimsson vs Kayden Troff, Budapest, 2013
3b4/5pk1/1P2p3/7K/2B3p1/1R6/P7/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f5 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Alisa Melekhina vs Kayden Troff, Philadelphia, 2014
r5k1/5ppp/5b2/5b2/1PN5/2r1B3/P1R2PPP/1KR5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb3+ Nb2 Rxb2+ ]

e)
Vishnuvardhan Arjun vs Kayden Troff, Wheeling, 2014
5rk1/2q1b1p1/p6p/4pPpP/4P3/1PpN2Q1/8/1K1R1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...c2+ Kc1 Qc3 b4 Bxb4 Nxb4 cxd1/Q+ Kxd1 Qxg3 ]

f)
Black mates in 5.
Luke Harmon vs Kayden Troff, Saint Louis, 2014
2kr4/3q1R2/p1pp4/4p3/2P1n2r/4Q3/PBP4P/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ if Kxh2 Rh8+ or if Kg1 Qg4+ ]


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