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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yasser Seirawan.
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)
Yasser Seirawan vs Jonathan Mestel, Hastings, 1979
4r3/pp5k/n1q3pp/Q4p2/4n3/2rNP1P1/P4P1P/1R1R1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 if Qc8 Rc7+ ]

b)
Yasser Seirawan vs Edhi Handoko, Shiene, 1979
8/p4q1p/3p2k1/p2P1p1b/2r2P2/P1N1Q1P1/KP5R/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 if Kxh5 Qe2+ ]

c)
White mates in 7.
Yasser Seirawan vs Gudmunder Sigurjonsson, Wijk aan Zee, 1980
3rr1k1/1b1n1p1p/1q1p2p1/p2P2QN/1p2P1P1/7P/PP4B1/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 if gxh5 Rxf7 Kxf7 Qxh7+ Kf6 Rf1+ or if Qd4 Rxf7 Nf8 Raf1 gxh5 R1f6 ]

d)
Yasser Seirawan vs John Peters, Greenville, 1980
3R1bk1/6p1/p1q1p2p/1n3p2/8/1Q5P/4NPP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb4 if Nd6 Qb8 ]

e)
Yasser Seirawan vs Boris Kogan, Philadelphia, 1986
1n6/2qb1kp1/1p2pp1p/1P1p4/1Q1P1N2/4P1PB/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6+ Bxe6 Qf8+ Kxf8 Nxe6+ Kf7 Nxc7 ]


Yasser Seirawan vs Boris Kogan

Yasser Seirawan Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Yasser Seirawan vs Lawrence Day, Grand Manan, 1983
1rb1r3/1p3pkp/p2p2p1/4nP1Q/P1PqP3/5RR1/3N2PP/5B1K w - - 0 1
[ f6+ Kh8 Qh6 Qg1+ Kxg1 Nxf3+ Nxf3 Rg8 Ng5 Bd7 Nxf7# ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Yasser Seirawan vs Milan Andrijevic, Lugano, 1988
8/p5Q1/1p4pp/n4q1k/6R1/7P/5P1K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rh4+ if Kg5 Qe7+ Qf6 Qe3+ Kf5 Qe4+ or if Kxh4 Qxh6+ Qh5 Qf4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Susan Polgar vs Yasser Seirawan, Monte Carlo, 1993
7r/pRpk4/2np2p1/5b2/2P4q/2b1BBN1/P4PP1/3Q1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd3+ if Qxd3 or Be2 Qh1+ ]

d)
Yasser Seirawan vs Mikhail Gurevich, Belgrade, 1991
8/p1nr3p/2p1qrpk/8/P1N1p3/6PP/1Q2PP2/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne5 if Rdf7 Ng4+ ]


mate in 6
Yasser Seirawan vs Lawrence Day

Yasser Seirawan Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Yasser Seirawan vs Alex Yermolinsky, Key West, 1994
r1b3rk/bpq3pp/p3pn2/3pn1N1/NBP5/4P3/PP3PQP/1K1R1BR1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg3 Nfg4 Bc3 if Bb8 f4 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Yasser Seirawan vs Larry Christiansen, Chandler, 1997
6k1/B2N1pp1/p6p/P3N1r1/4nb2/8/2R3B1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ Kh7 Nf8+ Kh8 Nfg6+ ]

c)
Yasser Seirawan vs Walter Browne, San Francisco, 1999
1nkr4/p3q3/1p6/2pQ2N1/2P2P2/P3PB2/1P6/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Bg4+ if Nd7 or Kc7 Ne6(+) ]

d)
Yasser Seirawan vs Bazar Hatanbaatar, Istanbul, 2000
1rr3k1/5ppp/pp2pn2/4N3/8/1P4P1/P2RPPKP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nc6 if Ra8 Ne7+ ]


mate in 4
Yasser Seirawan vs Larry Christiansen

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