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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Michael Stean.
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)
John Nunn vs Michael Stean, Islington, 1970
r5k1/1bq2rpp/p2p1b2/7Q/1P1NP3/p2R4/P1P3BP/1K1R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd4 if Rxd4 Qc3 ]

c)
Michael Stean vs Martyn Corden, England, 1975
1r2r1k1/pp3pp1/1qp2np1/8/8/1BP3Q1/PPP3PP/R4R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 if gxf6 Qxg6+ mates ]

c)
Konstanty Kaiszauri vs Michael Stean, Buenos Aires, 1978
8/1R1pk1pp/4np2/2P1p3/4P3/1P1NR1P1/r2r1PKP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3 Rxd3 Nxc5 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Michael Stean vs Petter Stigar, Oslo, 1981
3r3k/6Rp/8/p3pN2/4n3/Pq2P1P1/4QP1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ if Kxh7 Qh5+ ]

1d)
mate in 5
Michael Stean vs Petter Stigar


English GMs

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