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

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Black mates in 6.
Matt Guthrie vs Tal Shaked, Webb, 1989
6r1/1p5p/p3b2k/2B2p2/4pP1b/P1N2n2/4R2P/3B1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc4 Bf2 Nxh2+ Ke1 Nf3+ Kf1 e3 ]

b)
Tal Shaked vs Jens Heger, Duisburg, 1992
r3kbnr/pp3ppp/1qn1p3/2ppP3/Q2P2b1/2P2N2/PP2BPPP/RNB2RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ dxc5 if Bxc5 Qxg4 ]

c)
Arnar Gunnarsson vs Tal Shaked, Duisburg, 1992
8/2pb2k1/1p3r2/p2P1p1q/2PRpP1P/PQn5/6NP/5B1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3 if Kg1 Ne2+ Bxe2 Qxb3 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Tal Shaked vs G Leonard, Philadelphia, 1993
2rq1r2/pp1bNp1k/3p1Qp1/7p/4P1n1/5N2/PPP5/2KR1B1R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh5+ gxh5 Ng5# ]

e)
Tal Shaked vs Tom O'Donnell, New York, 1994
8/rp1k1r2/2p5/P2p1pp1/3q1n2/Q7/1RB3PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Bxf5+ if Kd8 Qd6+ ]

f)
Black mates in 5.
Donny Ariel vs Tal Shaked, Philadelphia, 1994
6rk/pp1q3p/3p3r/2p2b2/2PbpP2/2N4P/PP1Q1BPK/R4R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Kxg2 Bxh3+ Kh1 Bg2+ Kxg2 Qh3+ ]

3f)
mate in 5
Donny Ariel vs Tal Shaked


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