Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yair Kraidman.
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 2.
Yair Kraidman vs Hans Bouwmeester, Tel Aviv, 1964
5Q2/5qr1/p3p2p/1p2k3/P1b1Pp1P/5P2/3R2P1/1B4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc5+ Kf6 e5# ]

b)
Yair Kraidman vs Malkiel Peretz, Tel Aviv, 1966
2r1r1k1/3n1pbp/3p2p1/1N1P4/1p2nB2/5B1P/RP3PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Yair Kraidman vs H M Hasan, Skopje, 1972
2bb1k2/1q5B/p3p1Qp/1p1pB1p1/3P2p1/4P3/PP3P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd6+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Yair Kraidman vs Shimon Kagan, Nethanya, 1975
r1q1k1r1/1pp2R2/3p4/p1nPp1p1/2P1P2P/7b/PPBQN2K/5R2 w q - 1 0
[ Qxg5 ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Yair Kraidman vs F Zullo, London, 1978
r1b2r2/3nNpk1/p2P2p1/P1p2PQR/2pbq3/8/1P2B1P1/R3K3 w Q - 1 0
[ f6+ ]

Yair Kraidman puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Itzhak Veinger vs Yair Kraidman, Beer-Sheva, 1978
rq1r2k1/4ppbp/p5p1/4n3/2p1P3/1PN3P1/PB2QP1P/1R3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 if Qxd2 Nf3+ or if Qe3 Rd3 ]

b)
Yair Kraidman vs Alexander Ginsberger, Israel, 1984
4qnk1/8/p1r2bp1/2R1p3/p1N1Pp2/1r3P1N/1PQ3P1/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 Qxc6 Rd6 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Yair Kraidman vs Shaul Dudakov, Iceland, 1986
5R2/1n1rr1kp/3p2p1/3Pp3/P1P1P1Pq/2N2Q2/7P/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ if Kh6 Qe3+ Qg5 Qh3+ ]

d)
Yair Kraidman vs Hans Harestad, Gausdal, 1991
rn1qk2r/p1p2ppp/bp2pn2/3p4/1bPP4/5NP1/PPQNPP1P/R1B1KB1R w KQkq - 1 0
[ Qa4+ ]

e)
Hans Wegener vs Yair Kraidman, Bad Liebenzell, 1996
2r3k1/p4pb1/6pp/1p6/2n5/P1P5/2KN1PPP/2B4R b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxa3+ if Bxa3 Rxc3+ Kb2 Rd3+ ]

Yair Kraidman puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Nikolaj Borge vs Yair Kraidman, Gausdal, 1996
7k/p3p2p/1p1p4/3P2bP/6q1/1PP5/1PK5/3Q2B1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ Qd3 Qg2+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Yair Kraidman vs Dusan Trifunovic, Grieskirchen, 1998
r1bq1k2/1pn2rn1/p1p1pNp1/4PpN1/3P4/P5P1/BP1Q1P1P/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ngh7+ Ke7 Qh4+ ]

c)
Harald Borchgrevink vs Yair Kraidman, Gausdal, 1998
3r2k1/1q3pb1/p1b4p/5BpP/4P3/P7/1PQ3P1/1K1NR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba4 if Qc1 Bxd1 ]

d)
Yair Kraidman vs Ferdinand Niebling, Gladenbach, 1999
r1r5/p4p2/RbP2k2/3pN2p/4pPp1/6P1/R5KP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nd7+ Kg7 Nxb6 ]

e)
White mates in 5.
Yair Kraidman vs Alper Olcayoz, Antalya, 2001
1R2N3/5Q1p/2rpp1pk/5q2/p1P1n3/P3P1PP/5P1K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ if Kg5 f4+ ]


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