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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Liren Ding. White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.

a)
Ding vs Christian Cruz, Heraklio, 2002
1r4k1/3n1r1p/R3p1p1/2p5/2Q1N3/1q4PP/1b2PPB1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxb3 Rxb3 Ng5 if Re7 Ra7 ]

b)
Ding vs Wang Rui, Shandong, 2007
7r/1pqnkpp1/p1p1p1p1/2Pp3r/3P1P1b/2N1PQ1P/PP1B2P1/2R2K1R w - - 0 1
[ g3 Bf6 g4 Rh4 g5 ]

c)
Ding vs Li Shilong, Beijing, 2010
r4rk1/pp2p3/5pP1/n1pP2p1/q3P3/5Q2/P3KPP1/1R5R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ Kg7 Rh7+ Kg8 Qf5 mates ]

d)
Ding vs Anton Filippov, Manila, 2010
1k1r4/1b1r1p2/2p1pP1P/pp6/2pb4/P1N3P1/1P1R1PB1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd4 Rxd4 Rxd4 Rxd4 Nd5 ]

Liren Ding Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Liren Ding vs Daniele Vocaturo, Moscow, 2/10/2011
3r1k2/pp2R2Q/3P2p1/2pb3n/6r1/8/PPB2K2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Bg8 Qh6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Liren Ding vs Zhonghan Ma, Ningbo, 4/12/2011
6r1/r5PR/2p3R1/2Pk1n2/3p4/1P1NP3/4K3/8 w - - 1 0
[ e4+ ]

c)
Liren Ding vs Hao Wang, Ningbo, 5/26/2011
3r2r1/p3Rbk1/5q2/3P2p1/P2Q2P1/2p2p2/8/4RBK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qxa7+ if Kf8 Re6 ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Krikor Mekhitarian vs Liren Ding, Moscow, 2/11/2011
5bk1/1r4r1/3p4/1NpPp1q1/2P1P3/5p2/PR1Qb1P1/1R3BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Shilong Li vs Liren Ding, Xinghua Jiangsu, 4/4/2011
6k1/5p2/5Ppq/2pP4/1pNbP1K1/5QP1/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh5+ Kf4 g5+ Kf5 Qxf3+ ]

Liren Ding Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Deshun Xiu vs Liren Ding, Xinghua Jiangsu, 2011
5rk1/5p2/1q2b1p1/p3bp1p/2B4P/1P3P2/P2Q2P1/1KR4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd8 w/...Qd4 ]

b)
Yijie Lu vs Liren Ding, Hefei, 2011
r1b1kb1r/3q1ppp/4p3/2NnP3/p1R5/2P2Q2/1P4PP/1NBR2K1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Qb5 ]

c)
Liren Ding vs Rui Gao, Cappelle la Grande, 2014
5b1k/1p5p/6p1/p5N1/5prP/P3Q2K/1q3N2/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 if fxe3 Rxf8+ mates ]

d)
Thorsten-Michael Haub vs Liren Ding, Cappelle la Grande, 2014
5k2/r5pp/8/1B3p2/2nP4/rp4PP/5P2/1R2R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd2 if Re8+ Kf7 Rb2 Ra2 or if Rbe1 b2 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
R S Kalugampitiya vs Liren Ding, Tabriz, 2014
2B2r1k/bp4p1/pq1p3p/7Q/P3P3/2Pn4/1P1N2PP/R4R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ ]

Liren Ding Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Shanglei Lu vs Liren Ding, Danzhou, 2017
7k/6p1/7p/8/1R5K/p1P3QP/5q2/8 b - - 0 1
[ 1...g5+ 2.Kg4 h5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Jinshi Bai vs Liren Ding, China, 2017
7r/pQ2bN1k/2n3b1/6B1/2P1n1K1/4P2P/P4rP1/5B1R b - - 0 1
[ 1...Ne5+ 2.Nxe5 Bf5+ 3.Kh5 Kg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Liren Ding vs Santosh Gujrathi Vidit, Liaocheng, 2018
r3n1k1/3b1p1p/1q3BpQ/2p5/P3N3/1P3P2/6PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ 1.Be7 if 1...Nf6 2.Nxf6+ ]

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