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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexander Fishbein.
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 4.
Alexander Fishbein vs Gary Lane, Hastings, 1988
1rk2r2/6pp/1P3p2/pNq1p3/Pn6/1Q6/1P3PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kb7 Rd7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Joel Benjamin vs Alexander Fishbein, Chicago, 1991
6k1/5pr1/7Q/2p4p/2P4q/pP2B1P1/P4RKP/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg3+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Lee Bates vs Alexander Fishbein, New York, 1991
r5k1/pp3pp1/2n3rp/3N3q/2PP2n1/1P2B3/3Q1P1b/R3RBNK b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg1+ Bh3 Qxh3+ Kxg1 Nxe3# ]

d)
Alexander Fishbein vs Zakhar Fayvinov, Philadelphia, 1995
5bk1/pp1q1ppp/Pr1p2n1/3P4/3Q4/4N1BP/1P3PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxb6 if axb6 a7 ]

Alexander Fishbein puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 2.
Glenn Umstead vs Alexander Fishbein, New York, 1997
5r2/7k/pP1Np2p/P5p1/4P1P1/3R2K1/2rn3P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf1+ ]

b)
Alexander Fishbein vs Thomas Bartell, Framingham, 2001
3rr1k1/1p3p2/p1np1bpp/q3p3/P3PPB1/1PN5/1P4PP/2RQR2K w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 Bg7 Rxc6 if bxc6 b4 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Alexander Fishbein vs Atulya Shetty, Arlington, 2014
4r3/kppr2pp/5p2/1p1N4/3P1B2/7P/5PPK/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Ra1+ Kb8 Nb6 ]

d)
Rhett Langseth vs Alexander Fishbein, Denver, 2019
4qr1k/1p3pbp/2p3p1/R3N3/P1P1Q3/1r5P/1P3PP1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...b6 ]


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