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



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Tom Dorsch.
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)
Black mates in 3.
Richard Finacom vs Tom Dorsch, California, 1992
1rr4k/7p/p3Qpp1/3p1P2/8/1P1q3P/PK4P1/3B3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3+ if Ka3 Qc5+ ]

b)
Tom Dorsch vs Thomas Weideman, Hawaii, 1994
5rk1/pp1rq1bp/nnp3p1/N3pp2/1P6/PN1PB1P1/2Q1PPKP/1R3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5 if Rc7 Nxa6 bxa6 Bc5 ]

c)
Leslie Au vs Tom Dorsch, Hawaii, 1994
r3r1k1/3b3p/p2p2p1/2pP4/PpP1qB2/1Pb1QN1P/5PP1/2RK3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf5 if Nh4 Qh5+ ]

1b)
Tom Dorsch vs Thomas Weideman

US GMs
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