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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Walter Shipman. 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)
Black mates in 3.
Albert Sandrin vs Walter Shipman, Pittsburgh, 1946
4r1k1/1p3q1p/p1pQ4/2P1R1p1/5n2/2B5/PP5P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ if Kg2 Qf2+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Walter Shipman vs Robert Fiala, Baltimore, 1948
1r5q/pp2k3/4B1R1/3Pp2Q/3b4/P1NP3K/1P3r2/8 w - - 0 1
[ d6+ Kxd6 Bf5+ if Ke7 Nd5+ or if Kc5 b4# ]

c)
Walter Shipman vs Ronald Lohrman, USA, 1969
2rr4/pp3pk1/5n1p/q2p1QpP/3P4/2N5/PP3PP1/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Re7 if Rf8 Qg6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Walter Shipman vs Marc Weber, New York, 1985
r1b3r1/ppp1R2p/3p3k/1q2B1p1/5Q2/8/PPP2PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf6+ if Rg6 Rxh7+ ]

1d)
mate in 3
Walter Shipman vs Marc Weber

Walter Shipman Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 8.
Walter Shipman vs P Carter, Chicago, 1988
r1q2rk1/1p2npp1/p2p3p/6bQ/3B2b1/1BN5/PP4PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7 if Bxh5 Rxg7+ or if Kh8 Bxg7+ Kg8 Rxf8+ ]

b)
Alex Yermolinsky vs Walter Shipman, New York, 1989
6k1/p3r2p/Q1p3p1/3pNq2/3P1r2/P3pP1P/7K/4RR2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe5 if dxe5 Rh4 ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Eugene Levin vs Walter Shipman, Concord, 1995
r1b3nr/ppp1kB1p/3p4/8/3PPBnb/1Q3p2/PPP2q2/RN4RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Eric Dimazana vs Walter Shipman, Las Vegas, 1996
r3r1k1/pp3pp1/2pb1nnp/3p4/3P4/2NNPPPq/PP1Q1B1P/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh4 Nf4 Bxf4 ]

2c)
mate in 2
Eugene Levin vs Walter Shipman

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