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Here are some chess problems taken from the games of Arthur Bisguier.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first:

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your left mouse button from one bracket to the other.

a)
White mates in 2.
Arthur Bisguier vs J. Penrose, Southsea, 1950
r4r1k/2qb3p/p2p1p2/1pnPN3/2p1Pn2/2P1N3/PPB1QPR1/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rg8+ ]

b)
Arthur Bisguier vs Ross Siemms, Hollywood, 1954
2n2k1r/1r2b1pp/5n2/1Bp5/P7/2B1PP2/1P3P1P/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Ba6 Rc7 Be5 Rc6 Bb7 ]

c)
Arthur Bisguier vs Jan-Hein Donner, Goteborg, 1955
q5k1/1p3p1p/3Pn1pB/2p3P1/r1Pb4/5Q1B/7P/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6 if fxe6 d7 b5 Rf1 ]

d)
Arthur Bisguier vs R Benedicto, New York, 1955
4rnk1/6pp/1pq1p3/4B2P/1PP5/5R2/6P1/4Q2K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Qe5+ Kg8 Qg5+ Kh8 Rf7 ]

e)
Arthur Bisguier vs Samuel Reshevsky, New York, 1955
5rk1/6b1/p4nBp/2p3n1/1pP1pq1B/4N1RP/PP4P1/4Q1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg5 if hxg5 Bg3 ]


Arthur Bisguier vs Samuel Reshevsky

Arthur Bisguier Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arthur Bisguier vs Samuel Reshevsky, New York, 1957
2r5/6pk/pr6/n2B1P2/3p1P2/2bP4/6R1/2B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Be6 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Arthur Bisguier vs Hans Bouwmeester, Utrecht, 1961
1q1r2k1/1b3p1p/3rpQ2/1Pp5/1nR5/P3PP2/5P1P/3R1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg4+ Kf8 Rg7 Qc7 Rxd6 Rxd6 Rxh7 ]

c)
Arthur Bisguier vs Pal Benko, New York, 1964
5r1k/ppn2rb1/2p1p1pp/2P1P1B1/3P1pR1/1B3P1q/PP1Q3P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh4 Qf5 Bxf4 Rd7 Bc2 Qf7 Bxh6 ]

d)
Arthur Bisguier vs Anthony Saidy, New York, 1966
8/4p2k/1p2p1pB/p1p1b3/P1P3PP/1P1Q4/1q3PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ h5 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Arthur Bisguier vs Sergey Kudrin, Philadelphia, 1985
3r2k1/p1p2p2/bp2p1nQ/4PB1P/2pr3q/6R1/PP3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ ]


mate in 6
Arthur Bisguier vs Hans Bouwmeester

Arthur Bisguier Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arthur Bisguier vs Edward Friedman, Chicago, 1990
8/p3Rrkp/1p4p1/1PpN4/P1Pb1P1P/6K1/8/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Nxb6 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Arthur Bisguier vs Fabian Geisler, New York, 1991
5k2/p3Rr2/1p4pp/q4p2/1nbQ1P2/6P1/5N1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8+ ]

c)
Arthur Bisguier vs A Colby, Las Vegas, 1995
5k2/2R4p/3P1p2/5P2/2p1p3/p3K2P/P6r/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rc8+ Kg7 d7 Rxh3+ Kxe4 ]

d)
Arthur Bisguier vs Irina Krush, Parsippany, 1998
r4rk1/1q2bp1p/p4np1/2p1N3/P1N5/1Pp5/2P1Q1PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7 if Nxd7 Qxe7 Rad8 Rxf7 or if Rfe8 Rxf6 Bxf6 Nxf6+ ]

e)
Arthur Bisguier vs William Wright, Philadelphia, 2000
4n1k1/1p2q3/1Pr1b2p/3p2pP/3Pp3/4P1B1/2Q1B1P1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxc6 bxc6 Ra7 Qb4 b7 ]


Arthur Bisguier vs A Colby

Arthur Bisguier Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Arthur Bisguier vs John Monickaraj, New York, 2004
4rb2/p4br1/1p1p2p1/2p2pB1/4kP2/1P2P2R/1P2B1P1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Bf3+ Kxe3 Bc6+ if Kf2 Bh4+ or if Ke2 Rd2+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Yarmak vs Arthur Bisguier, Hollywood, 1954
r3r1k1/2Q2p1p/p5p1/2b5/4n3/3N4/q1B3PP/3K1R1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3+ Kd2 Re2+ ]

c)
P Brandts vs Arthur Bisguier, New York, 1954
4r2k/p4Qp1/7p/8/3P4/5PP1/PPq5/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 Qh5 Rh2 Qe8+ Kh7 Qe4+ Qxe4 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
James Sherwin vs Arthur Bisguier, New York, 1955
3B2k1/pp4pb/2p1n3/2b5/8/PP3Nr1/2P5/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh3+ if Nh2 Be4+ or if Kg2 Nf4# ]

e)
Max Pavey vs Arthur Bisguier, New York, 1956
6k1/5ppp/1p2p3/3rP3/4b3/P3PNP1/1Pp1K2P/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1 ]


P Brandts vs Arthur Bisguier

Arthur Bisguier, Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Samuel Reshevsky vs Arthur Bisguier, New York, 1957
4k3/2r2ppp/p1PQ4/pq1np3/N7/PP3KPP/5P2/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ if Kg2 or Kg4 Ne3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 6.
Svetozar Gligoric vs Arthur Bisguier, Hastings, 1962
4r2k/1p6/p2N1p2/5b1q/3Q4/8/PP5P/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3+ Rg2 Re1+ Qg1 Bh3 ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Karl Robatsch vs Arthur Bisguier, Hastings, 1962
4r1k1/3b3p/p2p2p1/1p1Pp3/1P2Pp2/3Q1Pbn/P2BBqP1/N2R3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ Rxg1 Nf2# ]

d)
James Sherwin vs Arthur Bisguier, New York, 1962
1q2r1k1/p2p1p1p/3n2p1/2p5/3bB3/B2P4/P1P1RPPP/3Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb5 if Bc1 Nc3 ]

e)
James McCormick vs Arthur Bisguier, New York, 1966
3r2k1/p4pp1/5q2/4r2p/1P2nQ2/8/P3NPPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc3 ]


mate in 6
Svetozar Gligoric vs Arthur Bisguier

Arthur Bisguier Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
D Birn vs Arthur Bisguier, USA, 1967
7k/1p2bp1p/1qp5/p2bP3/5P2/P2Q3P/1P4pK/6R1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg1+ if Kxg1 Bc5+ ]

b)
Tibor Weinberger vs Arthur Bisguier, New York, 1968
r1b1r1k1/ppN2ppp/2p5/8/2P1n3/P3BqPP/2Q2P1K/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh3 if Kxh3 Re5 ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
John Jackson John -vs Arthur Bisguier, Dearborn, 1992
r4r2/2p1k1p1/pp1p4/4p2p/4Pn2/2P2PK1/P1P2PBP/1R3R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...h4+ if Kxh4 Rf6 Bh3 Rh8+ Bh3 Rg6+ or if Kg4 Rf6 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Ankit Gupta vs Arthur Bisguier, Los Angeles, 2003
4R3/5p2/2k3pp/2p5/Kp6/1P3P2/P3R1PP/r3r3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2+ Rxa2 Rxe8 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Nathaniel Williams vs Arthur Bisguier, Parsippany, 2006
N2k3r/1b1p2pp/p7/2b1p3/1p4nq/1B1P1P1P/PPPp2P1/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg3 ]

f)
Aaron Jacobson vs Arthur Bisguier, Parsippany, 2013
r1b1kb1r/p4ppp/2p1n3/n3N2Q/3qp3/8/PPP2PPP/RNB1KB1R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...g6 if Nxg6 hxg6 Qxa5 Bb4+ c3 Bxa5 ]


Aaron Jacobson vs Arthur Bisguier

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