Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Weaver Adams.
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)
White mates in 4.
Weaver Adams vs Stephens, Ventnor City, 1940
2r1r2k/6pp/5n2/2N1N3/1q1P1P2/2p5/Q5PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ Kg8 Nh6+ Kh8 Qg8+ ]

b)
Philip Woliston vs Weaver Adams, New York, 1940
r1b2rk1/pppq1ppp/6n1/4n1B1/2P5/P2P1NP1/1PQ2PBP/3RK2R b K - 0 1
[ ...Nxf3+ Bxf3 Qf5 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Weaver Adams vs Sven Almgren, Pittsburgh, 1946
r7/4k3/pp2pNp1/3pP3/1b1N4/8/P6P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc7+ ]

d)
Weaver Adams vs Forster, Pittsburgh, 1946
3r2k1/p4qp1/b7/3p4/8/1B2b2P/PPP5/1K1R3Q w - - 1 0
[ Rxd5 ]

e)
Larry Evans vs Weaver Adams, Pittsburgh, 1946
3r2k1/5p1p/1b4p1/4P3/2ppBP2/1b4P1/1B2P1KP/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ... d3 ]

f)
White mates in 4.
Weaver Adams vs Anthony Santasiere, Baltimore, 1948
7r/pp1k3p/4N1pB/3PQ3/6q1/8/P1P2b1P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qc7+ Ke8 Ng7+ Kf8 Nf5+ ]


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