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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Larry Evans.
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 4.
Larry Evans vs W Young, Baltimore, 1948
r7/p1n2p1R/qp1p1k2/3Pp3/bPp1P3/2P1BBN1/3Q2K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5+ Kg6 Rh6+ Kg7 Bf6+ ]

b)
Larry Evans vs George Kramer, Omaha, 1949
r5k1/1p3qpp/1b6/1p6/p4pQ1/P3P1P1/1B3P1P/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rc8+ Rxc8 Qxc8+ Qf8 Qe6+ ]

c)
Larry Evans vs John Heinkinheimo, Dubrovnik, 1950
2r1rbk1/1p1b1p1p/n4np1/1ppP4/2N5/P1N1B2P/1P2BPP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb6 if Rcd8 Bg5 Bg7 Nxd7 Rxd7 Bxb5 ]

d)
Larry Evans vs William Winter, Hastings, 1950
2rr2k1/1b3p1p/p3pnpq/n1b5/3NP1P1/2N2P2/BP2QBKP/2RR4 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe6 fxe6 Bxe6+ Kg7 Bxc8 Rxc8 Bxc5 Rxc5 b4 ]

1b)
Larry Evans vs George Kramer

Larry Evans Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Larry Evans vs George Shainswit, New York, 1951
6k1/1bqn1pp1/1rp1p2p/8/p2PB3/Pr1N4/1PR2PPP/2QR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc5 if Nxc5 dxc5 Ra6 Bd3 Ra5 Bc4 ]

b)
Larry Evans vs Israel Horowitz, New York, 1951
7k/7p/2P5/3pq3/8/5QrP/8/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ c7 Rxf3 c8/Q+ Kg7 Qg4+ ]

c)
Israel Horowitz vs Larry Evans, New York, 1951
1r1r2k1/1p2bppn/pNq1p2p/2P5/2P5/B3Q1PP/P3RP2/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng5 if Rb1 Nf3+ Kf1 Nd2+ Rxd2 Qh1+ ]

d)
Nicholas Rossolimo vs Larry Evans, Habana, 1952
1r2qrkb/2N2p1p/3R1npP/1b2p3/ppQ1P3/1B3P2/PPP2BP1/1K5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4 Nxe8 Nxe8 ]

e)
Black mates in 6.
Fernand Morel vs Larry Evans, Helsinki, 1952
2q3k1/1p5p/p2p3B/3P2p1/1P2Pp1b/1Q6/P1r2PKP/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg4+ Kh1 f3 Rg1 Qxg1+ Kxg1 Rc1+ ]

2e)
mate in 6
Fernand Morel vs Larry Evans

Larry Evans Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
S Wachs vs Larry Evans, New York, 1954
7r/6kr/p5p1/1pNb1pq1/PPpPp3/4P1b1/R3R1Q1/2B2BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Qxh1 Bh2+ ]

b)
Walter Shipman vs Larry Evans, New York, 1956
8/5pkp/1R4p1/2nPp3/4P3/2r2P2/1p1KB1PP/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rb3 Rxb3 Nxb3+ Kc2 Nd4+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Erwin Nievergelt vs Larry Evans, Munich, 1958
6k1/5p1p/2Q1p1p1/5n1r/N7/1B3P1P/1PP3PK/4q3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Qf2+ ]

d)
Larry Evans vs Osvaldo Bazan, Buenos Aires, 1960
6k1/1p5p/p2p4/P2nrb2/1P1N4/2P2B2/5K2/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Re1 ]

e)
Larry Evans vs Sidney Bernstein, New York, 1961
5rk1/2p2qpp/8/3P2n1/4p3/pPN1Q3/P5PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ h4 ]

3b)
Walter Shipman vs Larry Evans

Larry Evans Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Larry Evans vs Eldis Cobo Arteaga, Havana, 1964
3k4/6R1/5K2/p4B2/r6p/6bP/6P1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ Ke8 Rd5 Rf4 Re5+ Kd8 Rc5 ]

b)
Istvan Bilek vs Larry Evans, Amsterdam, 1964
8/8/R2p1rkp/P1pr2p1/3b4/6P1/2N2PP1/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxf2+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
Larry Evans vs Bernard Zuckerman, New York, 1967
r1r3k1/pp2pp1p/4b2Q/6Pp/4Nq2/3B1P2/PPP5/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ exf6 Bxh7+ Kh8 Bf5+ Kg8 Qh7+ ]

d)
Larry Evans vs Joel Adler, Chicago, 1970
k3r3/1p2q2p/p2R4/r7/4Q3/1Rp5/P1P3PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ if Ka7 Rxb7+ Qxb7 Qd4+ Qb6 Rd7+ ]

e)
Larry Evans vs Walter Browne, USA, 1971
7k/p2R2p1/1p5p/3N4/8/nP2P2P/3r2PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ Kh7 Nf6+ ]

f)
Larry Evans vs Lawrence Day, Lone Pine, 1975
r1n3k1/1p1b1pbp/2pr2p1/q7/4PP2/pP4PP/P1Q2BBK/1N1RR3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd6 Nxd6 Rd1 ]

g)
White mates in 7.
Larry Evans vs Rubens Filguth, Lone Pine, 1978
6k1/q4pp1/b4n1p/2pQ4/P4B1P/6PB/P4P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qd8+ Kh7 Bf5+ g6 Qxf6 gxf5 Bxh6 mates ]

4d)
Larry Evans vs Joel Adler


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