Here are some sacrifice chess puzzles from the games of 2017.
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 4.
Alexander Fier vs Justin Tan, Hastings, 2017
r3r1k1/pp6/1b3PB1/2n1p1P1/2q5/P7/1P6/R1BQK2R w KQ - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kxh8 Qh5+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Christian Bauer vs Rasmus Svane, Basel, 2017
Q7/5pk1/4q1p1/3p1p2/2nP1Q1P/5P1K/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ if Kxh6 Qh8# or if Kf6 Qhh8+ ]

c)
Chanda Sandipan vs Katarzyna Toma, Mumbai, 2017
5rk1/1p2q1p1/2pRb3/6p1/1P1QPP1P/8/1B3K2/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 ]

d)
Mihai-Lucian Grunberg vs Jonathan Westerberg, Stockholm, 2017
2q2rk1/p1n1bppp/4p3/2rpP3/PN6/6P1/1BQ2P1P/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc6 Rxc2 Nxe7+ Kh8 Nxc8 Rxc1 Rxc1 Rxc8 Bd4 ]

e)
Jinshi Bai vs Sam Collins, Basel, 2017
r2q1rk1/2p2ppp/np3b2/p2b4/P1p5/5NP1/1PQ2PBP/R1BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 Bxg5 Rxd5 ]

Sac Puzzles of 2017, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Eltaj Safarli vs Alexander Donchenko, Basel, 2017
r1b3rk/1p3ppp/pnq1p3/7N/8/6Q1/PPP2PPP/2KR1B1R w - - 1 0
[ Rd8 if g6 Qe5+ ]

b)
Arman Mikaelyan vs Stanislav Bogdanovich, Yerevan, 2017
rkbr4/pp5p/2n1BQ2/5P2/7P/4R3/P4PPq/2R2K2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxd8 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
P Harikrishna vs B Adhiban, Wijk aan Zee, 2017
4r3/3br3/1bp2p1R/pp1p2k1/3P3N/P2NP3/1P3K2/2R5 w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ Kxh4 Rh1+ Bh3 Rg3 ]

d)
Markus Ragger vs Eric Hansen, Wijk aan Zee, 2017
r4r1k/1pq3p1/pn3PQp/2pp4/3bN3/1B6/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if hxg5 Re7 or if gxf6 Qxh6+ Kg8 Ne6 ]

e)
Gabor Nagy vs Dorsa Derakhshani, Prague, 2017
3rr2k/6p1/3p2qp/5R1n/pP2P3/3P2PB/5Q1K/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rf8+ Rxf8 Qxf8+ Kh7 Bf5 ]

Sac Puzzles of 2017, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Thomas Hoefelsauer vs Jan Pultorak, Marianske Lazne, 2017
r1q2rk1/pp2R1p1/n1p4p/7Q/3P4/B1PB2P1/P6P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ Kxg7 Qg6+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Miguoel Admiraal vs Henk Vedder, Belgium, 2017
5b1k/2r2p1p/3p4/3q1NQ1/8/6P1/5P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Bxg7 Re8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Michael Adams vs Wenjun Ju, Gibraltar, 2017
r6r/p6p/bb1R2pB/3R2Nn/1p4k1/8/1PP2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ h3+ Kf4 Rf6+ Nxf6 g3# ]

d)
Laurent Fressinet vs Lela Javakhishvili, Gibraltar, 2017
1r2b2k/r3bpp1/2p2q1p/p1P1pP2/N1BpP1R1/1P5R/P2Q2PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Rg6 if fxg6 Rxh6+ mates ]

e)
Fabien Libiszewski vs Sebastian Mihajlov, Gibraltar, 2017
r7/pp1bkp2/4p3/4q3/6Q1/P1p5/2P1BPP1/3RK3 w - - 1 0
[ Qb4+ Ke8 Rxd7 if Kxd7 Qxb7+ ]

Sac Puzzles of 2017, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Masoud Mosadeghpour vs Shojaat Ghane, Sareyn, 2017
7k/p5r1/q1pb1QPp/3p4/2nPP3/1RN5/P5R1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb8+ Bxb8 Qf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Tycho Dijkhuis vs Loek Van Wely, Netherlands, 2017
r4bk1/1b3pPp/p2p4/q4P1Q/1p1r1P2/1P1R4/1PP4P/2K3R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]

c)
Mateusz Bartel vs Gergely Szabo, Hungary, 2017
3rkb1r/3p1ppp/p1qBp3/1p1nP3/4N3/1P6/P1PQ1PPP/2KRR3 w k - 1 0
[ Qxd5 exd5 Nf6+ gxf6 exf6+ Be7 Rxe7+ Kf8 Re8+ ]

d)
Alexander Fier vs Maximo Iack Macedo, Rio de Janeiro, 2017
1q1r1rk1/p2n1bpp/2n2p2/4p3/1bNPN3/1P4PB/1B2QP1P/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd7 Rxd7 Nxf6+ if gxf6 Qg4+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Shiqun Ni vs Valentina Gunina, Teheran, 2017
1b5r/p4ppp/1p2k1b1/3R4/2B5/Q3B2P/PP3PPq/R4K2 w - - 1 0
[ Re5+ if Kxe5 Qe7+ or if Kd7 Qe7+ ]

Sac Puzzles of 2017, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jesper Thybo vs Murali Karthikeyan, Hastings, 2017
6k1/6pp/8/1BPp2q1/Pp1Qn2b/1P1KP2P/1B3r2/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxc5+ Qxc5 Qf5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Hamed Nouri vs Valeriy Neverov, New Delhi, 2017
3r1rk1/p5p1/2Q1N3/4Rb2/2Pp4/8/P4qPP/4R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Be4 if R5xe4 Qf1+ or if Rg1 Qxg2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 5.
Thomas Hoefelsauer vs Vojtech Plat, Marianske Lazne, 2017
6k1/p5pp/2q2p2/2Nn4/8/P1B3PK/3n1P1P/2Q5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf4+ if gxf4 Qf3+ Kh4 Qxf4+ or if Kh4 g5+ Kg4 Qc8+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Valentin Dragnev vs Maxime Lagarde, Gibraltar, 2017
r6r/5k2/4p3/p1QpPq2/6p1/1P2R3/P4PK1/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh2+ Kxh2 Qxf2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
German Kochetkov vs Dmitry Kononenko, Orsha, 2017
8/8/R1B5/1P4k1/1P3pp1/2P4r/3r2P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kxh1 Rd1+ ]

Sac Puzzles of 2017, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Richard Biolek vs Aleksander Mista, Czech Republic, 2017
4r1k1/5rbp/p3N1p1/2Pp4/8/8/P3R1PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe6 if Rxe6 Bd4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Gergely Aczel vs Balazs Bakos, Hungary, 2017
4r1kn/q7/3p2p1/2pP4/r1P2BP1/1p1B4/1P1Q4/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ra1+ Bb1 Rxb1+ Kxb1 Qa2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 2.
Mikhail Popov vs Sanan Sjugirov, Moscow, 2017
3N1rk1/2p2p1p/4p1p1/pB1p4/P2n1n2/4KP1P/1P1Q2q1/R2R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf5+ Kxf4 Qg3# ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Sergio Rocha vs Evgeny Vorobiov, Lisbon, 2017
QQ6/5pkp/4p1p1/3p4/8/3n2KP/6P1/5rq1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf3+ if Kxf3 Qf2+ Kg4 f5+ or if Kh4 Qd4+ g4 Qf2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Lars Ootes vs Steven Geirnaert, Belgium, 2017
3r4/p5pk/P3p2p/5p1K/5R2/5B2/6R1/3q4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Rh4 Qxg2 if Rg4 Qh2+ or if Bxg2 g6# ]

Sac Puzzles of 2017, Part VII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Thomas Reich vs Thies Heinemann, Germany, 2017
8/5Qpk/p5rp/1p3p2/6P1/P3PRKP/5R2/1q5r b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ Kxh3 Qh1+ if Rh2 Qxf3+ or if Kg3 Rxg4# ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Roman Khaetsky vs Vitaliy Bernadskiy, Lutsk, 2017
7k/pp4b1/6Qp/3nr3/7q/1B3P2/PP4P1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1+ Rxe1 Bd4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Radomir Caletka vs Christopher Repka, Slovakia, 2017
4r1k1/p4pp1/P1p5/2Pp1P2/3Pn1Np/1R1Q2qP/6P1/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf2+ if Kg1 Nxh3+ or if Nxf2 Re1+ ]

d)
Murali Karthikeyan vs Ferenc Berkes, Moscow, 2017
1k4r1/pp2q1pb/2prN2p/b2nPP1P/P7/1B3Q2/1P3K2/2BR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe6 if fxe6 Rf8 ]

e)
Bogdan-Daniel Deac vs Aljoscha Feuerstack, Neustadt a.d. Weinstrasse, 2017
8/5pk1/4pp2/1r6/1b1P4/p2NPPP1/4K3/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc3 if Rxb5 a2 ]

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Sac Puzzles of 2017, Part VIII.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Fabian Baenziger vs Noel Studer, Bad Ragaz, 2017
3r1rk1/1b3ppp/pp2p3/8/P4q2/1B2RN2/1PP1QP1P/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 Qxd2 Bxf3+ Rg2 Qg5 ]

b)
Florian Grafl vs Antonio Gual Pascual, Barcelona, 2017
5k1r/1q2pp2/3pnbp1/8/1P1n4/r1B1NPPp/3R1P1P/2QBR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3 if Qxc3 Ne2+ ]

c)
David Klein vs Eelke Wiersma, Netherlands, 2017
4r2k/p6p/8/3B2R1/3b1q2/4p3/PP4QP/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg5 Qxg5 e2 ]

d)
Alan Merry vs Peter Wells, Blackpool, 2017
r2qk1r1/1p3p1p/2b1p3/1PP2p2/P7/R2pPN2/5PPK/1N1Q1R2 b q - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Kxg2 Qg5+ Kh1 Qh5+ or if Kh1 Bxf3 Qxf3 Rg4 ]

e)
Black mates in 6.
Sandro Mareco vs Ruofan Li, Ho Chi Minh City, 2017
4r2k/pp4p1/2p4p/2P1b3/2B1br2/1P2pqBP/P3Q2K/2R2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ Kxg3 Rf3+ if Kg4 Rg3+ or if Kh4 g5+ ]

f)
Attila Turzo vs Anita Gara, Hungary, 2017
3q1b2/5pkp/1PQ3p1/4p3/8/2RrBPP1/6KP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 Rxe3 Qd2+ ]


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