Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Daniel Fridman.
White to move and win except where noted.

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


a)
Black to move and win. A Abdul Rahman vs Fridman, Duisburg, 1992
8/7p/1B1k2p1/P2n4/rpR5/5PKP/5P2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...b3 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Cristina Hava vs Fridman, Stockerau, 1993
2r2rk1/p3ppbp/3p1np1/qp2n3/4P1PP/1P2BP2/P1P1N1Q1/1K1R1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc2 if Kxc2 Qxh2+ mates ]

c)
Fridman vs Akaki Iashvili, Stockerau, 1993
3qr1k1/r3b2p/b5p1/p1pPn1P1/2p1B2Q/P1N4N/1P3R1P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf7 Nxf7 Rxf7 h5 (if Kxf7 Qxh7+ mates) Bxg6 ]

d)
White Mates in 7. Fridman vs R Fontaine, Bratislava, 1993
2r4k/pp4Rp/8/4P3/1n5Q/5r2/PPqp1P1P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Qg5 Rg3 Qxg3 Qe4+ f3 Qxf3+ Qxf3 d1Q Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qf7+ ]



e) White Mates in 3. Fridman vs A Arcimenia, Marijarnpole, 1996
r1bnrn2/ppp1k2p/4p3/3PNp1P/5Q2/3B2R1/PPP2PP1/2K1R3 w - - 0 1



Fridman Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Fridman vs Jan Hudecek, Pardubice, 1996
2r1r1k1/pR1nppbp/6p1/n4q2/3PN3/B3P1P1/3Q1PBP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Fridman vs Viesturs Meijers, Germany, 1998
6rk/1b3pb1/q4p1p/p1p2B2/3r1PQN/6R1/PP4PP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ ]

c)
Fridman vs Pit Schulenburg, NRW, 1998
4qrk1/pp2p1bp/n2p2p1/3P2N1/1P2Q3/6PB/r3PP1P/2B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Be6+ Kh8 Nxh7 Rf5 Ng5 Bh6 Qh4 Qf8 Bxf5 gxf5 Ne6 ]

d)
Fridman vs Roman Bar, Rishon le Zion, 1998
2q3k1/1b1r1ppp/p3p3/6P1/p1nPPQ2/5NP1/5P2/1R3BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc4 if Qxc4 Qb8+ ]

e)
Fridman vs Markus Hidding, Kleve, 1999
3r2k1/2q1rp1p/p1Bb1np1/2pP4/1p2nP2/4P1P1/P1QN3P/B1R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb2 ]

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Fridman Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Fridman vs Utut Adianto, Las Vegas, 1999
2r3k1/5p1p/1q1pb1p1/1p2n3/1P1N1P2/2Q1P1PP/6B1/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Fridman vs Siegfried Coenen, Duisburg, 2000
r2q2r1/1p2p2k/3pR1b1/p2P2pp/1nPQB2P/1P4R1/P7/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg5 Rg7 Rexg6 Rxg6 Bxg6+ Kh6 Rxh5+ ]

c)
Fridman vs Alfred Weindl, Zurich, 2001
4r1k1/1p1r2b1/2p5/p1q3Pp/2p5/3B1Q1P/P1NB4/1R5K w - - 0 1
[ Bh7+ w/Qxh5+ & Qxe8 ]

d)
Fridman vs Jiri Jirka, Pardubice, 2002
r3kb1r/1b1npppp/8/p2qN1P1/Pp1Pp1Q1/4P3/1P1B1PBP/2R1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Bxe4 Nxe5 Bxd5 Nxg4 Bxb7 Ra7 Bc6+ Kd8 h3 ]

e)
Fridman vs Oliver Kniest, Zurich, 2002
8/4R1p1/1P2nk2/4p2p/7r/5P2/4PK2/5N2 w - - 0 1
[ e4 ]



Daniel Fridman Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Daniel Fridman vs Sergei Azarov, Yurmala, 2/17/2012
2r5/p6R/3Bkp2/2P5/8/4PK1p/r3N3/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Daniel Fridman vs Luke McShane, Wolvega, 11/18/2012
1r6/2R1B1k1/1n1P1p1p/7P/1p3K2/1B5b/1P6/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6+ if Kf8 Bg7+ ]

c)
Mindaugas Genutis vs Daniel Fridman, Warsaw, 12/15/2012
1r4k1/5ppp/5n2/1q2n1B1/1P1R3Q/6P1/5PB1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng6 ]

d)
Daniel Fridman vs Vidmantas Malisauskas, Tallinn, 1/12/2013
r7/p3Rr2/5kpP/1pp4n/4R3/P3P3/1P2KP2/8 w - - 1 0
[ R4e6+ Kf5 Re5+ ]

Daniel Fridman Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Daniel Fridman vs Suren Poghosyan, Yerevan, 3/3/2014
2b1nr2/5kpp/prN1p1n1/1p3pPQ/2p2q2/1P5R/PB4BP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne5+ if Ke7 Qxg6 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Daniel Fridman vs Kamil Miton, Trzcianka, 4/12/2014
2R1bk2/4pp2/8/p2n4/8/1PQ1P3/P7/KB5q w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Daniel Fridman vs Wlodzimierz Schmidt, Trzcianka, 4/12/2014
3r1rk1/pp3p1R/6p1/Q1pP4/2P5/3pp3/PP3Pq1/4K2R w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kg7 Qc3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Andrei Cioara vs Daniel Fridman, Germany, 4/6/2014
r3r1k1/1p3ppp/1Q1b4/p7/2P3n1/2N2qP1/PP1B3P/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxg3 ]

e)
Andrzej Dassuj vs Daniel Fridman, Trzcianka, 4/12/2014
r3k2r/pp3ppp/2n1p3/3q4/1b1Pn3/3B1N2/PP1B1PPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Nxd2 Nxd2 Qxd4 Be2 Rd8 ]

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