Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yuhua Xu.
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 5.
Yuhua Xu vs Angela Khegai, Halle, 1995
4krN1/5pQp/pq6/8/5p2/P2r4/1P4PP/2R2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ Qe6 Rc8+ Rd8 Nf6+ Ke7 Rc7+ ]

b)
Yuhua Xu vs Amelie Payet, Shenyang, 2000
rn1qk2r/pp3ppb/2pbpn1p/4N3/2BP3P/5N2/PPP1QPP1/R1B1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Qxe6+ mates ]

c)
Yuhua Xu vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Hyderabad, 2002
5r1k/2p2p2/pb4q1/1p1PpNQ1/6p1/1P6/1P3PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh4+ if Qh7 Qf6+ mates ]

d)
Yuhua Xu vs Olga Zimina, Moscow, 2004
5k2/1R6/p1r1pN1p/b4p1P/3B4/4K3/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bc5+ ]

e)
Yuhua Xu vs Xuan Hoang, Ekaterinburg, 2006
r2r1bk1/p1q2p1p/P5p1/4P3/2bp3Q/3B4/2PB2PP/4RR1K w - - 1 0
[ Ba5 Qxa5 Bxc4 if Rd7 e6 or if Qc7 Rxf7 ]



Yuhua Xu Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Yuhua Xu vs Marina Romanko-Guseva, Sochi, 2009
2R1Q3/5p2/3p2kp/3PP1p1/8/1P2B2P/6PK/r4q2 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Kf5 Qh7+ Kxe5 Re8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Yuhua Xu vs Elena Tairova, Sochi, 2009
3q1r1k/5p1p/5b1Q/p3rN2/Ppp1B3/3p2P1/1PnB3P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 if Ree8 Bxf6+ Qxf6 Qxf6+ ]

c)
Yuhua Xu vs Betul Yildiz, Nanjing, 2009
2r1rnk1/2Bbbpp1/p1B4p/Pp6/1Pp5/2P1RN1P/6P1/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Bxd7 Nxd7 Bd6 ]

d)
Yuhua Xu vs Yinghui Kuang, Shanghai, 2010
6k1/5p2/6rp/8/1p1Q4/5R1P/1P4PK/4q3 w - - 1 0
[ Re3 ]

Yuhua Xu Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Eliza Ibrahim vs Yuhua Xu, Macau, 1996
rn1qk2r/pbppbppp/1p2p3/8/2PP1BQ1/4P3/PP1N1PPP/R3KB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...g5 if Be5 h5 Qd1 f6 ]

b)
Camilla Baginskaite vs Yuhua Xu, Moscow, 2001
8/4pp1k/6p1/1q2p2p/1Pb1P2P/P1Q1bPP1/6K1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf1+ if Rxf1 Qe2+ or if Kh1 Qe2 ]

c)
Kieu Le vs Yuhua Xu, Bled, 2002
2r2rk1/p4ppp/1p2pb1q/8/1nPPQ3/5P2/PB3P1P/1BR2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bg5 Rc3 f5 Qe5 Bf4 ]

d)
Li Wang vs Yuhua Xu, Kuala Lumpur, 2010
r3r1k1/p4ppp/1pbp1q2/2b5/1PPn4/3N2B1/P2QBPPP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe2 if Rxe2 Nf3+ gxf3 Qxf3 mates ]


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