'Best Chess Puzzles' series



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Hao Wang.
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)
Hao Wang vs Urfan Sevdimaliev, Nakhichevan, 2003
4r1k1/2q3p1/p1P2p1p/8/8/1R3Q1P/r5P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rb7 if Qc8 Qb3+ Qe6 Re1 ]

b)
Hao Wang vs Polina Malysheva, Moscow, 2004
r4rk1/4qppp/p2bp3/2n5/Pp2Q3/1P2PN2/1B3PPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd4 ]

c)
Hao Wang vs Bandyopadhyay Roktim, Hyderabad, 2005
3r2rk/2Rn2pp/5p2/2p1pP1N/p5RQ/3qP2P/6PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 if exf5 Qxh7+ or if Qxf5 Ng6+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Hao Wang vs Vyacheslav Ikonnikov, Moscow, 2005
1q1r3k/6p1/3pB3/p1r3p1/p2pP1P1/3P3P/1PP2Q2/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7 ]

e)
Gao Rui vs Hao Wang, Xiapu, 2005
6k1/p4rpp/1p2p3/3pP2b/P2P1P2/2P1QPq1/4K3/R6R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg2+ Qf2 Bxf3+ Ke3 Qxf2+ Kxf2 Bxh1 ]

Hao Wang Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hao Wang vs Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Amsterdam, 2006
3r4/1q3pkp/6p1/p2Np1b1/1pRnP1P1/1P3Q2/P7/3RK3 w - - 0 1
[ Rdxd4 if exd4 Rc7 ]

b)
Hao Wang vs Kim Le Kieu Thien, Singapore, 2006
r2r1nk1/p1q2ppp/2pp4/1p3QP1/3B4/2P5/PPP2PP1/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7 Nxh7 Rh1 if Nf8 Qh3 f6 gxf6 or if Nxg5 Bxg7 ]

c)
Li Shilong vs Hao Wang, Suzhou, 2006
8/1B1kbpp1/4p3/P2pPn2/3P3r/2Q1BK2/5P1P/r7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd4+ if Bxd4 Rh3+ or if Kg2 Rg1+ ]

d)
Hao Wang vs Csaba Balogh, Taiyuan, 2007
1r2r2k/6p1/3p3p/8/4q1P1/PB1Q3P/KPP5/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ ]

e)
Hao Wang vs Chakkravarthy Deepan, Yerevan, 2007
r7/1k1r4/2pRpq1p/1pQ1n3/1P6/6P1/4BP1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ f4 ]

Hao Wang Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Hao Wang vs M K A Russell, Visakhapatnam, 2008
6k1/rp2q1p1/p1p5/2Pp3n/3Pp2P/1QN1P3/PP6/2K2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if cxd5 Qxd5+ Kh7 Qxa5+ ]

b)
Hao Wang vs Weiming Goh, Beijing, 2008
1kb4r/p1r3pp/1pBqp3/3p2nP/R2N4/2Q2P2/1KP3P1/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa7 Rxa7 Rxa7 Kxa7 Nb5+ ]

c)
Henrik Danielsen vs Hao Wang, Beijing, 2008
r3k2r/1bp2pb1/pp2p3/2q5/6Q1/2PB2P1/PP1N1R1P/4R1K1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2 ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Hao Wang vs R R Laxman, Al Ain, 2008
6q1/2r2p1k/3RpQ1p/1p1pP3/nPbB4/6PB/4PK1P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bf5+ if Qg6 Rxe6 Bd3 Bxd6+ ]

e)
Hao Wang vs Zhou Jianchao, JinZhou, 2009
5r1k/p6p/1p4p1/3Pp1Q1/1qn1P3/6NP/P1R3PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ d6 if Nxd6 Qe7 Re8 Qf6+ mates ]

'Tactics in the Sicilian' series



Hao Wang Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 7.
Hao Wang vs Hilario Fier Alexander, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3r2k1/p2P1q2/1p1R2pp/3Q4/4P1P1/5PKP/1Pr5/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ Kf8 Qd6+ Qe7 Rf6+ ]

b)
Hao Wang vs Lazaro Bruzon, Khanty Mansyisk, 2010
3rrnk1/1p3pp1/b1p2n2/p4NB1/Pq1NPP2/1Pb4P/5QB1/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 if gxf6 Qg3+ ]

c)
Hao Wang vs Davit Shengelia, Rogaska Slatina, 2011
r5kn/6p1/1pp1P1n1/p1Np3Q/P1qP4/2P5/1P1B4/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ b3 ]

d)
Hao Wang vs Daniel Jere, Istanbul, 2012
3Q2Bk/2r3b1/p5p1/5p1p/8/P1B1n1q1/1P4P1/K7 w - - 1 0
[ Bf7+ Kh7 Qg8+ Kh6 Qxg7+ Kg5 Qxg6+ Kf4 Be5+ ]

e)
Weiqi Zhou vs Hao Wang, Zaozhuang, 2012
5rk1/pp6/2pR1rb1/2n3qp/2P1P1P1/1PN1R1Q1/P3B1P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...h4 ]

Hao Wang Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Alexander Riazantsev vs Hao Wang, Dubai, 2014
7r/5k2/pp1p1Pp1/2pP4/P1P5/1PN1rRn1/R5P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 ]

b)
Hao Wang vs Peter Leko, Beijing, 2014
3rn1k1/1p6/2pPbp2/2R5/2r5/2B2P2/1P4B1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc4 Bxc4 d7 if Nc7 Bxf6 ]

c)
Rustam Khusnutdinov vs Hao Wang, Alma-Ata, 2016
6k1/1p3p2/1pp2qp1/3nN2p/3P3P/PQP3P1/1P6/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne3 ]

d)
Hao Wang vs Mikhail Al Antipov, Abudhabi, 2016
4r1k1/5Rpp/4p3/3p3Q/8/P1Pq3P/6P1/1r3R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qf7+ Kh6 Qf4+ if Kh5 Qg4+ or if Kg7 Qf6+ ]

e)
Alexandr Bortnik vs Hao Wang, Abudhabi, 2016
r3rnk1/pp3ppp/4b3/q1P4Q/3n1B2/4N2P/P1B2PP1/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc2 Nxc2 Qa4 ]

Hao Wang Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Oliver Dimakiling vs Hao Wang, Ho Chi Minh City, 2017
8/5p1k/1p3qp1/p3r2p/PbPQ1p2/1P5P/4BPP1/3R1K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...f3 if gxf3 Bc5 Qd8 Qe6 or if Bxf3 Re1+ ]

b)
Hao Wang vs Raunak Sadhwani, Sharjah, 2017
2r1r1k1/p4p1p/bp2p1p1/2n5/1nP1P3/1P2BP2/3RBNPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng4 if Re7 Rd8+ or if Kg7 Bh6+ Kh8 Nf6 ]

c)
Shanglei Lu vs Hao Wang, Danzhou, 2017
r5k1/1p2rppp/1p4q1/2pQ4/2Pn1B2/PP4P1/2P2R1P/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ne2+ 2.Kf1 Nc3 ]

d)
Chao Li vs Hao Wang, Riyadh, 2017
3r2k1/p1p2ppp/1p5q/4bQ2/P1P3nP/1PN2bP1/1B3P2/1B3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qxh4 ]

e)
Viswanathan Anand vs Hao Wang, Douglas, 2019
6k1/2p2bp1/1pr5/p4r2/4R3/R1P5/P5PP/2B3K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Rcf6 if 2.Re1 Bc4 ]

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