See 3 or 4 moves ahead



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zong-Yuan Zhao.
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)
Zong-Yuan Zhao vs Michael Herod, Gold Coast, 1999
rn3rk1/ppqbbppp/3ppn2/6B1/3PP3/2NB1N2/PP3PPP/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ e5 if Nd5 Nxd5 ]

b)
David Hacche vs Zong-Yuan Zhao, Melbourne, 2000
4r1k1/pp3qbp/2p1n3/6p1/1PR1P3/2n2PPB/P1Q2P2/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd4 if Qxc3 Ne2+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Zong-Yuan Zhao vs Victor Alcazar Jimenez, Calvia, 2004
r5qk/p3rR1p/3p2pQ/2pn2N1/8/8/PP4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 if Nxe7 Nf7+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Zong-Yuan Zhao vs Kevin O'Chee, Sydney, 2005
k1r3r1/1R3pp1/3q1n1p/p1p1p2B/P1P1P3/2P5/1Q4PP/1R5K w - - 1 0
[ Ra7+ ]

1c)
mate in 4
Zong-Yuan Zhao vs Victor Alcazar Jimenez

Zong-Yuan Zhao Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Zong-Yuan Zhao vs Felipe De Cresce El Debs, Sao Paulo, 2008
5rk1/1b1n1ppp/p3p3/q1r5/3p2Q1/1P1B4/PB3PPP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc5 if Nxc5 Qxd4 f6 b4 or if Qxc5 Bxd4 ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Fred Hamperl vs Zong-Yuan Zhao, Dresden, 2008
2r4k/5ppp/4p3/p2pP3/5nPR/6KQ/1Rq2P1P/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc3+ f3 Qe1+ if Kxf4 Rc4+ or if Rf2 Ne2+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Zong-Yuan Zhao vs Junta Ikeda, Canberra, 2014
3r3r/1p1k3p/pq3pp1/1b1P1p2/8/3B2Q1/PP2RPPP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf5+ if gxf5 Qg7+ or if Qe6 Rc7+ ]

d)
Thomas Xuan vs Zong-Yuan Zhao, Sydney, 2015
r1r3k1/1p1b1ppp/8/BnP1p3/4P3/PN3P2/3K2PP/2R4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Be6 ]

2b)
mate in 4
Fred Hamperl vs Zong-Yuan Zhao


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