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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of 2017.
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 2.
Uffe Kallenbach vs Peter Thorsbro, Ballerup, 2017
r4k2/1b4pp/p4B2/1pb2n2/6q1/2N5/PPQ3PP/3RR2K b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ng3+ 2.hxg3 Qh3# ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Bjarke Jensen vs Lars Hansen, Denmark, 2017
4r1kr/pb1p2pp/3Q1n2/b1Bp1P2/8/P2B4/1q2NPPP/RN3K1R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qc1+ 2.Nxc1 Re1# ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Teodora Rogozenco vs Magdalena Miturova, Germany, 2017
q2r2k1/4n1pp/2p1b3/1pP5/1P6/4PN2/1Q3PPP/1K3B1R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rd1+ 2.Kc2 Qa4+ 3.Kc3 Nd5# ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Sean Watharow vs Anthony Ker, Wellington, 2017
r4rk1/3bppb1/1p4Bp/2pn4/q7/N5BP/1PP1QPP1/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Bxb2+ if 2.Kd2 Qb4+ or if 2.Kb1 Nc3+ or if 2.Kxb2 Qxa3+ ]

e)
Black mates in 3.
Natalja Mieze vs Karina Ambartsumova, Riga, 2017
3rr1k1/2p2pPp/b1p5/p7/Pb6/3qP3/1P1P1PP1/R1BQK2R b KQ - 0 1
[ 1...Rxe3+ 2.fxe3 Qxe3+ ]

1e)
mate in 3
Natalja Mieze vs Karina Ambartsumova

2017 Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Anasrasia Travkina vs Elena Semenova, Riga, 2017
r5k1/1p1q1p2/p5p1/2pP4/3brB1Q/P6R/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qh7+ Kf8 2.Bd6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Benjamin Arvola vs Frode Elsness, Norway, 2017
2R5/1R3ppk/p3r1bp/Pr6/3Bp2P/2P1Q3/q4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rh8+ Kxh8 2.Qxh6+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Martyn Hamer vs John Merriman, Blackpool, 2017
3r2k1/7p/1b2bPp1/4Qp2/1p2qP2/4P1P1/1P3KP1/4R2R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rd2+ 2.Re2 Bxe3+ 3.Kf1 Rd1+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Roel Abelgas vs Julius Endrina, Tagaytay City, 2017
r1b2rk1/p4pp1/2p4p/3pN1q1/3P4/P2BR3/2Q1N1P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bh7+ Kh8 2.Nxf7+ Rxf7 3.Re8+ ]

e)
White mates in 6.
Raset Ziatdinov vs Sumit Panta, Mumbai, 2017
r1r3k1/1p3pp1/p2Q4/8/7R/3B2P1/PPPN1nq1/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Bh7+ Kh8 2.Bg6+ Kg8 3.Bxf7+ Kxf7 4.Rf4+ Kg8 5.Qe6+ ]

2e)
mate in 6
Raset Ziatdinov vs Sumit Panta

2017 Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Leon Piasetski vs Gerald Larson, Reykjavik, 2017
3k1r2/ppb4p/1np2q2/5p2/3NP3/P3B2P/1PQ2P2/4K2R w K - 1 0
[ 1.Bg5 Qxg5 2.Ne6+ ]

b)
Galina Strutinskaya vs Brigitte Burchardt, Hersonissos, 2017
3R4/1p3pkp/4q1p1/1P3r2/1Q2p3/4P2P/1R3PPK/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qf8+ Kf6 2.Rd6 ]

c)
Virgilio Vuelban vs Panagiotis Hristodoulou, Heraklion, 2017
4b2r/p3qpk1/1p3Rr1/3pP2R/3Q3P/2P3P1/P1PK4/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxg6+ if 1...fxg6 2.e6+ or if 1...Kxg6 2.Qg4+ ]

d)
Sigitas Kalvaitis vs Valdas Bucinskas, Lithuania, 2017
7r/6bk/p1p1Qn2/7p/1ppP3P/6R1/1P1B1PPK/3q4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Qf5+ Kg8 2.Qxf6 if 2...Rh7 3.Qe6+ mates ]

e)
Slobodan Mirkovic vs Marko Maksimovic, Belgrade, 2017
5k2/p2q2p1/1p1Pr2p/2pQbp2/5p2/2P2P2/PP3NPP/3R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Re1 if Qxd6 Qxd6 ]

3a)
Leon Piasetski vs Gerald Larson


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