Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Yang Wen.
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)
Yang Wen vs Wenliang Li, Wuxi, 2005
r4r1k/1p1qn1p1/2p2p1p/6nP/pQ2PNP1/P2P4/BP6/2KR1R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxe7 ]

b)
Yang Wen vs Gwenaelle Burel, St. Lo, 2005
r3k1nr/pp1bppbp/1q1p2p1/1npP4/4P3/2P1BP2/PP1Q2PP/R2NKBNR w KQkq - 1 0
[ a4 if Nc7 a5 Qb3 Ra3 ]

c)
Yang Wen vs Chong Liang, Beijing, 2008
5r1k/1b1n4/p4pQ1/1pq2P2/3rR3/3B3N/PPP4P/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qh5+ Kg8 Qg4+ Kh8 Rxd4 ]

d)
Yang Wen vs Ruiyuan Yu, Lishui, 2009
4R1nk/p1r2ppp/2q5/3p4/5Q2/3B3P/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4 if g6 Qd8 or if h6 Rxg8+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Marcin Sieiechowicz vs Yang Wen, Moscow, 2011
7k/ppp2p1p/3p4/2n2P2/3b2q1/5R2/PP2r2P/R1B2Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re1 if Be3 Qxf3+ ]

Yang Wen puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Yunguo Wan vs Yang Wen, China, 2015
5r1k/RQ4p1/1p1R3p/2p1n2r/4p1q1/2P1B3/PP3PP1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ Kf1 Rh1+ ]

b)
Yang Wen vs Vladislav Artemiev, Moscow, 2016
r1bk3r/4b2p/p1nq1Np1/1ppQn3/5N2/3PB1P1/PPP3BP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc5 if Qxd5 Bb6# ]

c)
Yang Wen vs Ziji Zhang, Danzhou, 2016
4r1k1/2rn2pp/p3p3/1p1q2B1/3P2Q1/6RP/P4PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd8 ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Yang Wen vs Viachaslau Zarubitski, Qingdao, 2019
5Q2/r3r3/3k1p2/pq1PpB2/1pR1n3/8/PP6/1KR5 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe4 if Qxc4 Rxc4 Ra8 Rc6+ Kd7 Bf5+ ]


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