Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Carissa Yip.
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)
Carissa Yip vs William Ruegner, Parsippany, 2013
rn1q2k1/pp3p1p/2pb2p1/8/3NrBQ1/8/PPP2PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if Rxf4 Qxf4 or if Qd7 Rxd6 Qxf5 Rd8+ Kg7 Qxf5 gxf5 Bxb8 ]

b)
Carissa Yip vs Martha Samadashvili, Al-Ain, 2013
3q4/1p2n1k1/3p2p1/p3prN1/4Np2/Pb1P2P1/1PrQPPBP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc2 if Bxc2 Ne6+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Carissa Yip vs Anousha Mahdian, Porto Carras, 2015
r5k1/p1p1Rbqp/1b6/2pp2p1/3P1QN1/2P4P/P4PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ if Qxh6 Qxf7+ or if Kh8 Nxf7+ Kg8 Re8+ ]

d)
Carissa Yip vs Emily Nguyen, Saint Louis, 2017
2rr2k1/1b3ppp/pp1p4/3Pp3/P7/1qP1Q3/1P1RBPPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra1 if Bxd5 Ra3 ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Sarah Chiang vs Carissa Yip, Tulsa, 2015
2Q5/1pp2k1p/3p2q1/3P4/2P2P2/3b2P1/7P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ ]



Carissa Yip Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Mariia Berdnyk vs Carissa Yip, Porto Carras, 2015
r4k2/5rbQ/p1npp1p1/6P1/2P1q1B1/Pp2B3/1P6/K2R1R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb2+ ]

b)
Agata Bykovtsev vs Carissa Yip, Manchester, 2016
1r1nn3/3qb1kp/QR1p2p1/3Pp3/1P2P3/1NP1PN1P/6P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc7 if Qa5 Ra8 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Matthew Larson vs Carissa Yip, Saint Louis, 2017
3r2k1/5ppp/8/8/nBp3P1/P7/K3Q2P/3q1B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb3+ Ka1 Rd1+ ]

d)
Anna Ushenina vs Carissa Yip, Astana, 2019
1r3r2/Q2n1pkp/3p2p1/3Pp3/1q2P2B/1nR2P2/2R1B1PP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 if Qxd7 Qxc3 ]

e)
Emily Nguyen vs Carissa Yip, Saint Louis, 2019
2q1r1k1/pp1b2b1/7p/3P1p2/n2np1p1/B5P1/PP3PBP/2RQNRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc1 Qxc1 Ne2+ ]


US GMs

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