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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Darwin Yang.
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)
Ilya Krasik vs Darwin Yang, Internet, 2009
2r5/pb3qkp/1p1p2p1/3Pp3/1P1bQ3/PB4P1/3B1P1P/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ba6 Rd1 Qxf2+ Kh1 Be2 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Alexander Fishbein vs Darwin Yang, Philadelphia, 2009
4rrk1/6pp/3b2p1/pQ1p4/3B2q1/P1PN3n/1P3P2/R4K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
S Zierk vs Darwin Yang, Saint Louis, 2010
5nrk/6r1/1pb3qp/p1p1Pp2/PnPp1P2/1P1P1N1R/4BQ2/2B2N1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg1+ ]

d)
Kazim Gulamali vs Darwin Yang, Arlington, 2010
5rk1/pp1r2pp/4p3/4Pn2/2q2P2/P1Q5/2RB2PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc3 if Bxc3 Ne3 ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Justus Williams vs Darwin Yang, Wheeling, 2012
3r1r1k/R5p1/1p5p/1b2P3/1p6/1P4Pq/7P/1BQ1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd2 if Qxd2 Rf1+ ]

Darwin Yang puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Darwin Yang vs Rentala Nagendra, Arlington, 2013
1b1r2k1/1p2qppp/p3b2n/3p4/1P1N1N2/P3P2P/1B3PP1/Q2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ndxe6 fxe6 Bxg7 if Qxg7 Qxg7 Kxg7 Nxe6+ or if Bxf4 Bf6 ]

b)
Darwin Yang vs Alec Getz, Arlington, 2013
r2q2k1/1b3r2/4Qb1B/p2n4/Pp6/3B4/1P3PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh7+ Kxh7 Qxf7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Darwin Yang vs Raja Panjwani, Los Angeles, 2013
6rk/1p5p/pnp3nQ/4P2N/2p4r/P7/1P4PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rf7 ]

d)
Darwin Yang vs Victor Shen, Los Angeles, 2013
2r3k1/1p2q1bp/2nrp1p1/8/1PP2PB1/1Q2B1nP/R5P1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd6 Qxd6 c5 if Qe7 Qxe6+ ]

e)
Darwin Yang vs Joshua Sheng, Rockville, 2015
r1b2Q2/4B2p/p4nk1/3P3p/1ppq4/8/PP1NB1PP/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 Qxf6 Bxh5+ Kf5 g4+ Ke5 Nxc4+ ]


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