## See 3 or 4 moves ahead

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Gabriel Schwartzman. 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 5.
Gabriel Schwartzman vs Joerg Bauer, Hallein, 1988
5k2/p2B1p2/1p2b2P/2r1Q3/1q6/1P4P1/5P2/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Ke7 Rxe6+ if Kd8 Qf8+ ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Philippe Sion vs Gabriel Schwartzman, Avoine, 1993
3r2k1/2Q2pp1/1pB4p/p1p1P3/P4P2/2P1q1P1/2b3KP/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2+ if Kh1 Be4+ or if Kh3 Bf5+ ]

c)
Mircea-Sergiu Lupu vs Gabriel Schwartzman, Bucharest, 1993
6k1/3q1pp1/1p3n1p/2p2n2/P1Pp4/3P2PP/3Nr1B1/1R1QB1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Kxg2 Ne3+ or if Kh1 Nh4 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Stefan Buecker vs Gabriel Schwartzman, Dortmund, 1993
7k/p5pp/2p2p2/2N4b/1P3PPB/2Q2K1P/8/4r1q1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf1+ Kg3 Re2 if Qf3 Qg1+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Gabriel Schwartzman vs Dimitri Komarov, Metz, 1994
2Q1b1r1/p1n2p1p/1pkNp1qn/2p5/2P5/1P3P2/P5PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qb7+ Kd7 Nf5# ]

1a)
mate in 5
Gabriel Schwartzman vs Joerg Bauer

Gabriel Schwartzman puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 6.
James Mennella vs Gabriel Schwartzman, USA, 1994
r5rk/ppp5/n2p3b/1N1Pp2p/2P1qp2/1N3Q1b/PP1B2PP/2R2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ Kh1 Rg1+ if Rxg1 Qxf3+ or if Kxg1 Rg8+ Kf2 Rg2+ Qxg2 Qxg2+ ]

b)
Gabriel Schwartzman vs Alex Yermolinsky, Alexandria, 1996
1q3b1k/7p/p1r2npN/1pp1p1Q1/4P3/1P4PP/P5BK/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 if Qxd8 Nf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Gabriel Schwartzman vs Robin Cunningham, New York, 1996
3r4/p6Q/1qp2kB1/8/2pr3P/P5P1/1P3P2/4nNK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Ke5 Qe7+ Kd5 Ne3# ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Gabriel Schwartzman vs David Vest, Las Vegas, 1997
1r1k4/2R5/4Pn2/4pp1p/2Q1p1pP/Pq2P3/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ e7+ Ke8 Qc6+ if Nd7 Qxd7+ Kf7 e8/Q+ ]

2d)
mate in 5
Gabriel Schwartzman vs David Vest

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