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Here are some chess puzzles from the 2016 Asian Team Chess 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)
White mates in 3.
Akmal Faizulaev vs Hamid Musallem Hardan, Abudhabi, 2016
5B1k/3R3p/6pN/n4p2/r2b1p2/7P/2P3P1/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Bxg7 Re8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Murtas Kazhgaleyev vs Thien Hai Dao, Abudhabi, 2016
5k2/5Pb1/r5Q1/2np4/1p1p4/3BP3/qP6/1N3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Anuar Ismagambetov vs Mohammad Minhaz Uddin, Abudhabi, 2016
r7/ppQ5/4p1B1/np1kB3/3P4/q1P4P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ c4+ bxc4 Qd7+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Irina Gevorgyan vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, Abudhabi, 2016
3rb2k/p3N1pp/1p3p2/5P2/1P2R2Q/7P/q5P1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs R Weerawardane, Abudhabi, 2016
r1bQ4/ppR4p/4p1k1/3p4/3q3n/8/PP3PBP/4RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ Kf5 Bh3+ ]

Puzzles of the 2016 Asian Team Chess CH, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Badr Al-Hageri vs Alshaeby Boshra, Abudhabi, 2016
r5k1/p6p/3p2p1/p3b3/P1b1pn1q/5r1P/1PPN2P1/R1BR2QK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxh3if gxf3 Nxg1+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Severa Baymuradova vs Mozah Al-Moaamari, Abudhabi, 2016
6k1/3R1N1p/1p2p3/pB1b2p1/P2P2P1/8/1P3P1P/2b3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Kh8 Bd3 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Yi Wei vs Thien Hai Dao, Abudhabi, 2016
r1b4r/5p1n/p7/kpQ2Pp1/6P1/8/qPP3BP/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qc3+ Kb6 Rd6+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Abdulaziz Ali vs Arun Shankar Baidya, Abudhabi, 2016
rn3r2/ppq2kp1/2p2npp/4R3/1b1P2PP/2NQ1B2/PPP2P2/R1B3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc4+ Nd5 Bxd5+ cxd5 Qxd5+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Anahita Zahedifar vs Ali Abeer, Abudhabi, 2016
r2qr2k/pppb2pp/5n2/nBB3N1/3P4/1QP5/P4PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Qg8+ ]

Puzzles of the 2016 Asian Team Chess CH, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who ves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Battsooj Amina vs Ali Abeer, Abudhabi, 2016
6r1/2q2p2/Bpkb3p/2pr4/3P1Bn1/5Q2/5PP1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb5+ if Kxb5 Qxd5 Kb4 Bd2+ or if Kb7 Qxd5+ Kc8 Ra8+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Thi Bao Tram Hoang vs Nora Mohd Saleh, Abudhabi, 2016
2kr4/p6p/8/2P3p1/4q3/2Pn2Q1/P5PP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Kd7 Qd6+ Ke8 Rxd8+ Kf7 Rf8+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Akhlidin Buzurukov vs Mahmoud Alhadad, Abudhabi, 2016
2r4r/1p1b1kb1/p5p1/2p2pq1/P1Pp4/1P1Pp1PP/4Q2K/RNB2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ Kxh3 f4+ g4 Bxg4+ if Kg2 Bxe2+ or if Qxg4 Rh8+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Wenjun Ju vs Nafisa Muminova, Abudhabi, 2016
6kr/p5p1/2Q3p1/2b1Pq2/P4n2/7r/1R3NB1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Bxh1 Qg4+ Bg2 Nh3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Khaled Khalifah vs Bader Alkhaldi, Abudhabi, 2016
8/p7/3p4/1p1P3p/1P5P/P3k3/5p2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Kf3 a4 bxa4 ]

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Puzzles of the 2016 Asian Team Chess CH, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Alexei Barsov vs Semetey Tologontegin, Abudhabi, 2016
5bnk/3q2p1/p1p3Rp/Pp1P4/1P5Q/2BB4/r4PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ Nxh6 Qxh6+ Kg8 Bh7+ Kf7 Bg6+ Ke7 Qg5+ ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Anahita Zahedifar vs Dilhara Ishini Wickramasinghe, Abudhabi, 2016
1r3k1r/4pP2/3p1n2/qp1B1PQ1/8/3p4/PP5p/2R2K1R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh2 if Rxh2 Qg8+ or if e5 Rxh8+ Ke7 f8/Q+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Fadi Eid vs Zozek Salah Mohammed, Abudhabi, 2016
r2r4/6k1/pq1p2p1/4p1P1/1pB1Pb2/1P3Q1R/PP6/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ if Kxh7 Qh3+ or if Kf8 Rf7+ Ke8 Qh3 ]

d)
Black mates in 6.
Dulan Edirisinghe vs A Salih, Abudhabi, 2016
4rk2/1R1Q2pp/3p4/2pP4/5P1P/6q1/P1K1p3/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...e1/N+ Kb1 Qd3+ Ka1 Qc3+ Kb1 Qc2+ ]

e)
Chamil Priyankara vs Rajendra Prasad Shrestha, Abudhabi, 2016
r1b1r3/pp1n1ppk/2nqp3/3pN3/3P4/2P5/PP2QPPP/RN3RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ Kg8 Qxf7+ Kh7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qxe8+ ]

Puzzles of the 2016 Asian Team Chess CH, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
M Aboudi vs Marshool Hamdan, Abudhabi, 2016
2R5/6bk/6pp/5p2/2n5/4B1PP/2p1qPB1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf1 ]

b)
Krishnan Sasikiran vs Rustam Khusnutdinov, Abudhabi, 2016
4r1k1/1p2bppp/5n2/1Nrp2B1/8/pPPR4/P4PPP/4RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 gxf6 Nd6 ]

c)
Madina Davletbayeva vs Shaikha Abdallah Aldhaheri, Abudhabi, 2016
r1b3k1/4Bp1p/p5pb/P1n1p3/1N2n3/1p1R1N2/5PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Kg7 Bf8+ ]

d)
Zhongyi Tan vs U G Udupitiya, Abudhabi, 2016
2r4k/5pp1/5n1p/p1q5/2Q4P/5N2/P4PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ ]

e)
Yue Wang vs Parham Maghsoodloo, Abudhabi, 2016
8/k3p3/1p3p2/1K3P2/1P6/6P1/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Kc6 Ka6 b5+ ]

"A History Not Past" by Nan Harvey



Puzzles of the 2016 Asian Team Chess CH, pt. vi.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Davaademberel Nominerdene vs Mona Al-Harmoudi, Abudhabi, 2016
6k1/1p1rpp1p/r2pn1p1/pN1RPb2/2P1qP2/PP6/1R2BQPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ g3 if Bh3 Bd3 ]

b)
Dilhara Ishini Wickramasinghe vs Thi Mai Hung Nguyen, Abudhabi, 2016
r5k1/p4ppp/1pb1p3/2b5/2P1N1n1/PP4P1/1BB2PP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe4 Bxe4 Nxf2 ]

c)
Khalil Bashaer vs Thi Thanh An Nguyen, Abudhabi, 2016
1b1rr1k1/1p3pp1/p2q3p/1b1p4/3Rn3/1QP1BN1P/PP3PP1/1B2R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng5 if Bxg5 Rxe1+ or if Bf4 Nxf3+ ]

d)
Attallah Tamra vs A Salih, Abudhabi, 2016
1r4k1/4pp1p/3p2p1/3P4/3pPP2/3B2PP/2Q5/1qN3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc2 Bxc2 Rc8 ]

e)
Sarasadat Khademalsharieh vs Wenjun Ju, Abudhabi, 2016
3rr1k1/4qpp1/pN2n2p/2p5/8/1P3Q1P/P2R1PP1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 if Qg4 Nf3+ Qxf3 Rxd2 Rxd2 Qe1+ ]

Puzzles of the 2016 Asian Team Chess CH, pt. vii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
U G Udupitiya vs Rout Padmini, Abudhabi, 2016
3r1r2/1p2kp2/1nbNp1p1/p3P2p/P1BR4/1P5P/2P2KP1/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...f6 if Rf4 fxe5 Rxf8 Rxf8+ or if exf6+ Rxf6+ ]

b)
Kholoud Essa Al-Zarouni vs Mitra Hejazipour, Abudhabi, 2016
5rk1/p4ppp/4p3/3BP2q/5b2/5P2/Pr1BR2P/4QRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd2 Rxd2 Qg5+ ]

c)
Gulruhbegim Tokhirjonova vs Gulmira Dauletova, Abudhabi, 2016
2r2k1r/1b1p1pp1/pp2p3/8/2P1P3/3Qq2P/PPB1NbP1/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Bxe4+ if Qxe4 Qxh3# ]


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