'Sac&Mate' - 1,000 sacs that end in mate



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zhong Zhang.
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)
Ivajlo Papazov vs Zhong Zhang, Bratislava, 1993
r1br2k1/ppb2pp1/2nq2np/3p1N2/8/2PB1N1P/PP3PP1/R1BQ1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf5 Bxf5 Nh4 ]

b)
Zhong Zhang vs Xie Jianjun, Beijing, 1996
8/p2r1pk1/2p4p/5p2/2P1bQ1P/4R1P1/P4P2/q4BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4 if fxe4 Qg4+ ]

c)
Zhong Zhang vs Suat Atalik, Beijing, 1997
3r1bk1/pp3pp1/3pb2p/2rN3P/4PRB1/8/PPP3P1/1K3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6 fxe6 Rxf8+ Rxf8 Ne7+ ]

d)
Zhong Zhang vs Tong Yuanming, Beijing, 1998
1r5r/p3n2Q/4q3/2p1p1k1/1pP1B1bn/3PN3/PP3P2/5KR1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg4+ ]

e)
Ahmad Najjar vs Zhong Zhang, Genting Highlands, 1998
8/6kp/2p1bb2/3p1N2/1PpPpP1r/r1P1P2B/7R/4K2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf5 if Bxf5 Ra1+ ]

f)
White mates in 3.
Zhong Zhang vs Wang Yaoyao, Jinan, 2005
5rkr/1p2Qpbp/pq1P4/2nB4/5p2/2N5/PPP4P/1K1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf7+ ]

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