Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Alejandro Ramirez.
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)
Ramirez vs Chau Sau Ming, Bled, 2002
4k3/1p1q1pBp/4p1n1/pn1p4/7r/2P3Q1/2P1RP1P/5KR1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb8+ if Ke7 Rxg6 or if Qd8 Qxd8+ Kxd8 Bf6+ ]

b)
Ramirez vs Valerij Nazarov, Heraklio, 2002
rN4k1/2q2rpp/p4p2/4pb2/8/8/Q1P2PPP/1R1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb7 ]

c)
Ramirez vs Irisberto Herrera, Habana, 2003
r3qrk1/6pp/pB1b1p2/Pb1Np3/8/5P2/1P3QPP/2RR3K w - - 0 1
[ Bc7 if Bxc7 Nxc7 or if Be7 Nxe7 Qxe7 Bd6 or if Qe6 Qb6 ]

d)
Ramirez vs Peter Kokol, Pula, 2007
rn1q1rk1/pp1bppbp/6p1/2pn2N1/Q7/P1N3P1/1P1PPPBP/R1B2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh4 if h6 Nxf7 Rxf7 Bxd5 or if Nf6 Bxb7 ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Ramirez vs Nenad Ristovic, Mesa, 2009
6k1/pR2p2p/q5p1/3P1p2/6b1/5N2/5PPP/B2B2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ ]

f)
Ramirez vs Michael Brown, Orlando, 2011
1r4qk/5p1b/1n3Pr1/p1pp2NQ/Pn5P/3P2P1/5PB1/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7+ Qxf7 Re7 ]




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