Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alexandre Lesiege.
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)
Lesiege vs Jean-Pierre Boudre, France, 1992
r3kb1r/p2n1ppp/b1p1p3/3q4/1p1P4/5N2/PPQ1PPPP/R1B1KB1R w - - 0 1
[ e4 if Qa5 Qxc6 ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Lesiege vs Alaa-Eddine Moussa, North Bay, 1996
7r/5kp1/1p1P1p2/p3pPP1/qP6/P2p1Qn1/5K2/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qb7+ Kf8 Qe7+ Kg8 Qd8+ Kh7 g6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Lesiege vs Danny Goldenberg, Defi, 1997
5r1k/1p4pp/p2N4/3Qp3/P2n1bP1/5P1q/1PP2R1P/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ w/Nh6+ ]

d)
White Mates in 8. Lesiege vs Benoit St Pierre, Quebec, 1997
3b2k1/2r2r2/3p1p2/3PpRp1/1qN1Q3/1P5R/6P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rxg5+ Kf8 (if fxg5 Qg6+) Rh8+ Ke7 Qf5 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Lesiege vs Robin Girard, Quebec, 1997
8/pp2Q1p1/2p3kp/6q1/5n2/1B2R2P/PP1r1PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Kf5 (if Kh7 Bg8+) Be6+ Nxe6 Qxe6+ ]

f)
White Mates in 6. Lesiege vs Corina Peptan, Bermuda, 1998
4r1k1/p1qn1p2/4P1pp/2nP4/2p5/2Q1R1PP/PrB5/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ exf7+ Kxf7 Rf3+ Qf4 Rxf4+ Kg8 Rxe8+ ]

g)
Lesiege vs Francois Leveille, Quebec, 1998
6k1/4p1bp/6p1/P2p4/2b5/4B1P1/1r3PBP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc4 dxc4 Bd5+ w/a6 ]



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