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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Samuel Reshevsky. 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)
Reshevsky vs Grigoriev, Chicago, 1934
r4rk1/p1n1b1p1/1p1q1pN1/3Pp2Q/8/6P1/PP4PP/2R2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rc6 ]

b)
Reshevsky vs Sergey Belavenets, Leningrad, 1939
r5k1/2n1bppp/3p4/1B1n1q2/5B2/P1N2QP1/5P1P/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if Nxd5 Bc4 or if Qxd5 Be4 Qa2 Rb7 ]

c)
Reshevsky vs Alexander Tolush, Leningrad, 1939
2b2rk1/1p2qpnp/r2p2pB/pNpPn3/2P1PQB1/P6P/1P4P1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 f6 Bxf6 if Qf7 Bxe5 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Reshevsky vs Broderman, Hollywood, 1945
r2q1r2/4b1k1/npp1Ppb1/p2p3p/2P4Q/2N1B1R1/PP4PP/3BR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ Kxg6 Qxh5+ Kg7 Bh6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 7. Reshevsky vs Gudbjartur Gudmundsson, Amsterdam, 1950
b3r1k1/p7/P3nQ1p/1P2R1p1/8/7P/B4PpK/3q4 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6+ Rxe6 Qxe6+ Kg7 Qe7+ Kg6 Re6+ ]

Reshevsky Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Reshevsky vs George Shainswit, New York, 1951
2r2rk1/5ppp/pp6/2q5/2P1pP2/3QPRnP/P5P1/B1R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg3 if exd3 Rxg7+ mates ]

b)
Reshevsky vs Eero Boek, Helsinki, 1952
4k2r/pQ2b2p/2n3p1/8/2p5/4BqP1/PP3P1P/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Qa8+ if Bd8 Rxd8+ ]

c)
Reshevsky vs Miguel Najdorf, Helsinki, 1952
r1b1r1k1/1p1n1p1p/2ppnqp1/8/p1P1P3/5P2/PbNQNBPP/1R2RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxb2 if Qxb2 Nc3 w/Rb1 ]

d)
Reshevsky vs Miguel Najdorf, San Salvador, 1952
Rn3k1r/4q3/2Pb1pp1/3Q3p/2p5/2B1P3/1P3PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bb4 ]

a)
White Mates in 3. Reshevsky vs Miguel Najdorf, Buenos Aires, 1953
2Q1N1k1/5p2/1b2p2p/3bN1p1/nq4P1/6BP/5P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Kg7 Qg8+ ]

Reshevsky vs Donner, 1966

Reshevsky Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Reshevsky vs Arthur Bisguier, New York, 1957
6k1/p4pp1/6n1/2pR4/2P1N2p/P2QP2P/5PPK/qr6 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ Nf8 Rxf8+ Kh7 Ng5+ ]

b)
Reshevsky vs Charles Kalme, New York, 1958
3rb3/p1r1k3/1pnNp1pp/2p5/2P2P2/7P/PP1RP1B1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc6 Rxc6 Nf5+ ]

c)
Reshevsky vs Raymond Weinstein, New York, 1959
8/p3Nrk1/3pQn1p/2p5/2p1q3/P6P/1P1b1BP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf5+ w/Qxf7+ & Nxd6+ ]

d)
Reshevsky vs Anthony Saidy, New York, 1960
2b1n1k1/3n1q2/pr3p1p/Q1pPp1pN/2P1B1P1/7P/P2N1R2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf5 if Rd6 Ne4 ]

e)
Reshevsky vs Yosef Porath, Amsterdam, 1964
2bqr1k1/3n1ppp/p1Q5/3P4/8/P3R2P/5PP1/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe8+ Qxe8 Rc1 ]

Reshevsky Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Reshevsky vs Jan-Hein Donner, Santa Monica, 1966
q5k1/1b2R1pp/1p3n2/4BQ2/8/7P/5PPK/4r3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kh8 Rxh7+ ]

b)
Reshevsky vs Lhamsuren Myagmarsuren, Sousse, 1967
6k1/p1rq1p1p/1pr3pb/1Q1p3n/P2P4/2N1P2P/2R1NPP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ g4 if Nf6 or Ng7 Nxd5 ]

c)
Reshevsky vs Cesar Boutteville, Lugano, 1968
2r5/2n2pk1/p3n2q/2p1P1p1/P2pN3/1P3PB1/5KP1/2QR4 w - - 0 1
[ Nd6 ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Reshevsky vs Daniel Yanofsky, Lugano, 1968
r1b2rk1/1p3pb1/2p3p1/p1B5/P3N3/1B1Q1Pn1/1PP3q1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Reshevsky vs Lev Polugaevsky, Palma de Majorca, 1970
r4r2/pp1QN3/1q6/6kp/2P3n1/P1B1P3/1P2K3/7R w - - 0 1
[ Qd5+ ]

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Reshevsky Puzzles, Part V. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 2. Reshevsky vs Yasuji Matsumoto, Siegen, 1970
r3rknQ/1p1R1pb1/p3pqBB/2p5/8/6P1/PPP2P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ ]

b)
Reshevsky vs Salvatore Matera, Mentor, 1977
1r2r1kq/R6p/2p3p1/p1pb4/6PQ/7P/P4PB1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if cxd5 Bxd5+ mates ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Reshevsky vs Nick De Firmian, Lone Pine, 1980
R4brk/7p/3P4/1Q3N1q/4p3/8/6rP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qe5+ R2g7 Rxf8 ]

d)
Reshevsky vs David Glueck, Pasadena, 1983
7k/6bp/1p4p1/2p1n3/2B2B2/r6P/5PP1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re1 if Nxc4 Re8+ mates ]

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