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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Dmitry Schneider.
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.
Dmitry Schneider vs Davor Palo, Oropesa, 2000
r2rk3/p7/1p2p1p1/2Pq1pBp/P7/4R3/1Q1b1PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7 if Qxc5 Rxe6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 4.
Juan Grosso vs Dmitry Schneider, Cusco, 2001
2r3k1/1p3pp1/5b1p/p7/Pnq5/3p4/1P1R1PPP/KQ1RN3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb3 if Nc2 Qxa4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Daniel Fernandez vs Dmitry Schneider, Dallas, 2002
4r1k1/1b4p1/1nq5/B1p5/P1Pp4/1Q3pr1/3R2B1/1R4K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...f2+ if Rxf2 Rxg2+ ]

d)
Matthieu Cornette vs Dmitry Schneider, Heraklio, 2002
r2qk2r/pp1b1ppp/2nb1n2/1B1p4/3N4/2N1PQ2/PP3PPP/R1B2RK1 b kq - 0 1
[ ...Bg4 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Dmitry Schneider vs Anton Allemann, Nakhchivan, 2003
2r1rk2/7p/3p1B1P/3qpQ1P/pp6/8/PPP3R1/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Be7+ if Kxe7 Rg7+ ]

Dmitry Schneider puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Dmitry Schneider vs Ignacio Etchevers, Botucatu, 2003
4nr1k/pp2qrp1/3p3p/P2Pp2N/4Q1R1/7P/1P2RPP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf4 if Qc7 Ng6+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Dmitry Schneider vs Dimo Werner, Torokbalint, 2004
8/pp6/2kn1N2/4Rp2/P2P3P/6P1/1r3P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc5+ Kb6 Nd7+ Ka6 Nb8+ ]

c)
Jean Netzer vs Dmitry Schneider, Pardubice, 2007
r3r1k1/p4ppp/b4q2/2p5/3pn3/PPnN2P1/2QNPPBP/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxd3 if Nxe4 Bxe4 Bxe4 Rxe4
or if exd3 Qxf2+ Kh1 Nxg3+ hxg3 Rxe1+
]

d)
White mates in 3.
Dmitry Schneider vs Mindaugas Genutis, Beijing, 2008
2r5/5R2/p3pPpk/1r2Pb1p/5P2/B1P2q2/P1PQ3P/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qd7+ ]


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