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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Reuben Fine.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

a)
Hermann Steiner vs Reuben Fine, New York, 1932
5rk1/Qpr1ppbp/3q2p1/3p4/P1nPP3/2B2B1P/1P3PP1/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...dxe4 Bxe4 b5 if Bb7 Qd7 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Reuben Fine vs Beckhardt, New York, 1933
2kr1n1r/p4p1p/1p1p1Pp1/2pPp3/4P3/2P1n1Pq/P3Q2P/1R3RKN w - - 0 1
[ Qa6+ w/Rxb6+ Qxb6+ Qa6+ & Rb1+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Israel Horowitz vs Reuben Fine, New York, 1934
7r/pppbbkp1/3p2r1/3Pp1n1/1PP1Pp1q/P1N2Pn1/3Q1RBP/R1B2NK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ Bxh3 Ne2+ ]

d)
Reuben Fine vs George Thomas, Hastings, 1935
2n3k1/p2q1pp1/1pp4p/3nPN1Q/4N3/6PP/PP3P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4 ]

e)
Edmund Nash vs Reuben Fine, Milwaukee, 1935
r1r3k1/2q1bppp/p3p3/1p1bn3/3N4/P1PBBP2/1PQ3PP/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd3 Qxd3 Bc4 ]

Reuben Fine puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Reuben Fine vs Teodors Bergs, Kemeri, 1937
2br1r1k/pp4pp/1q6/2p5/2QN1Pn1/1P3BP1/P5KP/3RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 Rxd1 Bxd1 Qa5 b4 ]

b)
Viacheslav Ragozin vs Reuben Fine, Semmering, 1937
4r1k1/5p1p/1n1P1np1/p3p3/P7/Q4BB1/3q1PPP/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e4 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Paul Vaitonis vs Reuben Fine, Stockholm, 1937
4r1k1/5bpp/2p5/3pr3/8/1B3pPq/PPR2P2/2R2QK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Reuben Fine vs Herbert Seidman, New York, 1940
2q5/1b2Q2p/1p4pk/pPnP1p2/P4P2/B5P1/6BP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb2 ]

e)
Reuben Fine vs Herman Steiner, Hollywood, 1945
3n1b1r/1bN1k1pp/5p2/q2Pn3/1pQp4/8/1PB2PPP/2B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ d6+ if Kxd6 Nb5+ ]

f)
Reuben Fine vs Herman Steiner, New York, 1948
8/p1Q2n1k/2p3qp/2Pp2r1/3N1p2/5P2/P6P/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 w/Nxg5+ or Nf8+ ]

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