Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Chanda Sandipan.
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)
Sandipan vs Tihomir Dovramadjiev, Calicut, 1998
r1b1kbr1/1p1p1p1p/pBn1pQp1/4q3/N3P3/1B6/PP3PPP/R2R2K1 w q - 0 1
[ Qxe5 Nxe5 Bc7 ]

b)
Sandipan vs V Saravanan, Guntur, 2000
2k1q3/pp6/4r3/P2Q1pp1/n7/2p2P2/1PP2P2/2KR1B2 w - - 0 1
[ b3 if Nb2 Bb5 Qe7 Bd7+ or if Qe7 Qc4+ ]

c)
Sandipan vs C J Arvind, Jamshedpur, 2000
r1b2rk1/p1q1bppp/2pnn3/3pN3/8/2NB1Q2/P1PP1PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 Qxc6 Nxd5 if Qb7 Nxe7+ or if Kh8 Qh5 f5 Ne7 ]

d)
Sandipan vs Vedant Goswami, Jamshedpur, 2000
4k1r1/pp1bbpBp/2r2np1/q1p1Q3/8/2N2N1P/PPP2PP1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 Rxf6 Nd5 if Re6 Nc7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 9. Sandipan vs Josef Gheng, Leinfeld, 2000
2rrb1k1/1p2pp1p/p1n1n1pQ/3RP3/1q2N1P1/5N1P/PP3PB1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nfg5 if Nf8 Nf6+ ]



Sandipan Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Sandipan vs Mona Goihl, Senden, 2001
rk1r4/p3RR2/1p3Q2/3q1p2/2p2P2/7P/2P3P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Rb7+ ]

b)
Sandipan vs Marc Schuette, Bad Woerishofen, 2003
k7/6b1/1pq1pr1p/2p2P1P/2Pp2p1/5bB1/PPB2R2/2K1Q3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf3 if gxf3 Be5 ]

c)
Sandipan vs Sunil Prathamesh, Calicut, 2003
r3r3/1b3pkp/pp3np1/5P2/3N4/2N1q2P/PP1Q1RP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6+ if Rxe6 fxe6 Qxe6 Rdf1 ]

d)
Sandipan vs Vishal Sareen, Calicut, 2003
2rq1k2/Q3Rp1p/p2p1rp1/1p1P4/5P2/2P5/PP5P/1K2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7 if Qa5 Ree7 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Sandipan vs Maleq Abdul, Dhaka, 2004
6rk/3R2b1/7p/qpp1p1pP/6P1/P1p2P2/2Q3K1/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ R1d6 ]

Sandipan Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Sandipan vs Sharma Himanshu, New Delhi, 2006
1rbk3r/1pqpbp1p/p5pB/2pQ4/B7/2P4P/PPP2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7 if Kxe7 Qe4+ mates or if f6 Bf4 ]

b)
Sandipan vs Watu Kobese, Gibraltar, 2006
r3r1k1/1b3ppp/pP2p3/4Q1P1/qbp1p3/4BPN1/1PP4P/1K1R3R w - - 0 1
[ Nh5 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Sandipan vs Sergei Tiviakov, Ottawa, 2007
r1b1r1k1/pq3p1p/1p2np1Q/3p1N2/3Rn3/6PB/P4P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rexe4 dxe4 Qxf6 h5 Nh6+ Kf8 Qh8+ ]

d)
Sandipan vs Turkan Mamedjarova, Cappelle la Grande, 2008
r1b2r1k/1p3pp1/7p/4n3/p3P3/P2Q1NP1/BqR2PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd6 if Nxf3+ gxf3 Qxc2 Qxf8+ Kh7 Bxf7 ]

e)
Sandipan vs Harmen Van Den Berg, Dieren, 2008
3r2k1/2q3p1/7n/1p1pr1PQ/3pp3/1P1P4/P3RPB1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ f4 ]


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