Here are some chess puzzles from the games of the 2016 USA CH.
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)
Black mates in 4.
Agata Bykovtsev vs Irina Krush, Saint Louis. 4/17/2016
8/4k3/3p2p1/p2Rp2p/1p2P1nP/1P4NK/P1r1R1P1/2r5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc3 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Jennifer Yu vs Katerina Nemcova, Saint Louis, 4/20/2016
5k1r/1p3pp1/p1ppq3/8/2Pb1P2/1P2rNP1/P2R2K1/3R1Q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2+ if Qf2 Qh3+ ]

c)
Jennifer Yu vs Alisa Melekhina, Saint Louis, 4/22/2016
5r1r/ppk5/2npqNp1/2p1p1b1/2P1P2B/3P3P/PP4K1/R3QR2 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5+ Kd7 Rxf8 Bxh4 ]

d)
Hikaru Nakamura vs Jeffrey Xiong, Saint Louis, 4/24/2016
4n1k1/6qp/1p1pp1p1/2p3P1/2PN4/2B5/1P3QPP/1b4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 ]


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