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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jean-Noel Riff.
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 3.
Jean-Noel Riff vs Uwe Rauch, Germany, 1998
7k/pbR1p2p/1p4p1/4brN1/Q2P3q/4BP2/PP4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ Kg7 Ne6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Jean-Noel Riff vs Georg Nippgen, Germany, 2001
r1b2Q2/pp4p1/6k1/4Rp2/8/2PB1N2/PP4q1/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf5+ ]

c)
Jean-Noel Riff vs Enguerran Depoorter, Vandoeuvre, 2004
r4b1k/5q1p/5pp1/2Bn1n2/2BP2Q1/p4N1P/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe4 if Bxc5 Bxd5 or if Rd8 Bxf8 ]

d)
Jean-Noel Riff vs Joel Adler, Switzerland, 2005
2r3k1/5ppp/4p3/1Q2P3/1Rn1q3/5N1P/5PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa6 ]

e)
Jean-Noel Riff vs Ali Bitalzadeh, La Fere, 2005
6k1/N1r1ppb1/3p1np1/7p/2nP4/2B1P1P1/5PBP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Kh7 Nb5 Rd7 Bc6 ]

Jean-Noel Riff puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Jean-Noel Riff vs Marc Furrer, Saint Chely d'Aubrac, 2006
1r2kb1r/R4np1/2p1ppn1/5q1p/4NP2/6PP/2P1Q1B1/2BR2K1 w k - 1 0
[ Nxf6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Jean-Noel Riff vs Julien Carron, Switzerland, 2007
3q1r2/6k1/1npp2pR/1p2p1P1/4P3/1BPP4/1P3PK1/3Q4 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ ]

c)
Jean-Noel Riff vs Michel Saucey, Saint Chely d'Aubrac, 2008
2r2b2/1q3k1n/1n4p1/1P2p2p/2p1P2P/4BP2/1P1Q2PK/2R2B2 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb6 Qxb6 Qd7+ ]

d)
Jean-Noel Riff vs Sebastien Muheim, St-Chely d'Aubrac, 2010
br3R2/3QB2p/k1n1p1q1/pp1p4/2pP4/P1P5/2P3BP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxb8 Nxb8 Qc8+ if Bb7 Qxb8 or if Ka7 Bc5# ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Jean-Noel Riff vs Michel Hileyan, Marseilles, 2012
r4k1r/p1pR2bp/1p4p1/qb2p1Pn/4P3/PBN1B3/1PPQ1P1P/2K4R w - - 1 0
[ Qd5 ]


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