Here are some chess puzzles from the 2007 US Championship.
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)
White Mates in 6. Walter Browne vs Michael Langer, Stillwater, 2007
8/4RN1p/p5p1/5p1k/r4P2/P5PP/7K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 h6 Ne6 g5 Ng7+ Kg6 Ne8 ]

b)
Julio Becerra Rivero vs Justin Sarkar, Stillwater, 2007
8/2k1r2p/3b4/2p5/5p2/1q2BQP1/5P1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 ]

c)
Alexander Shabalov vs Ildar Ibragimov, Stillwater, 2007
q5r1/3br3/1k2p2p/pp1pP1pP/n1pP2P1/2P1NQ2/2P3BK/1R3R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qf6 Rh7 Nxd5+ if Ka7 Ne7 ]

d)
Iryna Zenyuk 2176 vs Movses Movsisyan 2280, Stillwater, 2007
3r2k1/p2r1p2/1p1q2p1/2pb4/2B4R/2P2QP1/P6P/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd5 w/Qf6 ]

e)
White Mates in 6. Yuri Shulman vs Enrico Sevillano, Stillwater, 2007
3n3q/4p1k1/3pQb2/2pR2p1/5PRP/6B1/P5PK/2r5 w - - 0 1
[ Rdxg5+ Bxg5 Qxe7+ Nf7 Rxg5+ ]

f)
Joseph Bradford vs Jay Bonin, Stillwater, 2007
3r2k1/1pR2R1p/1p2r3/8/3b4/4p1PP/PP5K/5B2 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 ]

2007 US Championship Puzzles, Part III. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Robert Hess vs Alexander Ivanov, Stillwater, 2007
2r2rk1/5pbp/pq2p1p1/2np4/B2n1B2/PPN3QP/2PR1PP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf5 Qf3 Nxb3 cxb3 Bxc3 ]

b)
Walter Browne vs Varuzhan Akobian, Stillwater, 2007
2r2b1k/5p1p/4pP2/3q4/R2Bp1P1/2P1Q3/7P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...e5 if Qg5 Qb3 or if Bb6 Qd1+ ]

c)
Ildar Ibragimov vs Sergey Kudrin, Stillwater, 2007
4r3/5kpp/1Np5/2Ppq3/1P1n1p2/5P1P/6P1/1R1Q2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ ]

d)
Sergey Kudrin vs Gregory Kaidanov, Stillwater, 2007
4r1k1/5pp1/p1q4p/8/P1pQ4/2Pn1P1P/R4BP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc1 Rb2 Ne2+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Alexander Ivanov vs Michael Langer, Stillwater, 2007
5rk1/2R4p/3QP1p1/3p4/4p3/1P5P/q7/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf8+ ]


2008 US Championship

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