Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yi Wei.
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)
Wei vs Dimitrios Ladopoulos, Thessaloniki, 2009
3rr1k1/1p1b1pp1/7p/1P1R4/8/2n1B2P/5PP1/R4BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd3 if Ne4 Bb6 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Wei vs Jun Zhao, Tianjin, 2013
r6k/pbp1Q2p/1p3N2/2p1R3/P7/1P1q3P/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Vyacheslav Tatekhin vs Wei, Thessaloniki, 2009
6k1/1p4pp/pb5q/4r3/3P1p2/1R2nP2/1P3QPP/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ ]

d)
Alexander Krapivin vs Wei, Moscow, 2012
2r4k/7p/3Pbp2/6Q1/3BP3/5q1P/1P3N2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc4+ Kg1 Rg8 ]

e)
Sahaj Grower vs Wei, Kocaeli, 2013
rnb2rk1/ppqn1ppp/4p3/4P3/2BP3P/P2Q1P2/6P1/R1B1K1NR b KQ - 0 1
[ ...Nxe5 if dxe5 Qxe5+ Ne2 Qxa1 ]



Yi Wei Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Ahmed Abdulwahhab vs Wei, Tagaytay City, 2013
8/6pk/6q1/P3pp1p/2R1b3/2B3rP/3QR1PK/1r6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ ]

b)
Bayarsaihan Gundavaa vs Wei, Tagaytay City, 2013
r1b2rk1/pp2pp1p/6p1/q2Q4/2P2B2/1Pb1P3/4KPPP/2R2B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg4+ if Kd3 Rad8 or if f3 Qa2+ ]

c)
Yi Wei vs Rui Wang, Jiaxing, 2014
r3kb1r/ppqn1ppb/2p1pn1p/4N2P/2BP2P1/2N2P2/PPP1Q3/R1B1K2R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Qxe6# ]

d)
Yi Wei vs Constantin Lupulescu, Bazna, 2014
1k1r3r/1pp1qb2/pnp2p2/N3p1pp/PP2P3/2QP1P2/2P1N1PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxc6 if bxc6 Nxc6+ ]

e)
Yuanhe Zhao vs Yi Wei, Zhongshan, 2014
r2q1rk1/pp3p1p/2n2npb/1NP1p1N1/2P1PP2/6B1/PP1Q2PP/2R1K2R b K - 0 1
[ ...Qxd2+ Kxd2 exf4 Bxf4 Bxg5 ]

Yi Wei Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
M R Venkatesh vs Yi Wei, Gibraltar, 2015
r3n2k/3bq1rp/8/ppnPNp2/2p5/P1P1Q1NP/1PB3K1/1R4R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4 if Bxe4 Qxe5 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Yi Wei vs Vladimir Potkin, Wijk aan Zee, 2015
2b4R/r3n2Q/4k1p1/3pPp2/3P1P2/p1p1B3/P1q4P/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6+ if Kd7 Qxe7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Cheng Wang vs Yi Wei, China, 2016
r5k1/p6p/2p3pb/2N1pb1n/8/1PN3Pq/P1P2P1P/3RQRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4 if gxf4 Bxf4 ]

d)
Yi Wei vs Bedri Sadiku, Baku, 2016
rn4kr/4bp1p/b2q2pQ/1B1pN3/3P4/1P6/2P2PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be8 ]

e)
Yi Wei vs Yu Guo, Shenzhen, 2016
6k1/2q1npp1/3n1b1p/1p1rp3/4Q3/2P2NPP/1PB2P2/2B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Qh8+ Ng8 Bh7 ]


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