Here are some chess puzzles from the games of James Aitken.
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)
Aitken vs Harrouchi, Munich, 1958
8/p1r3k1/1n3pp1/1p3p1q/3Q3p/1P1N1R1P/P5PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 if Qh7 Ne6+ ]

b)
Aitken vs Dennis Mardle, York, 1959
r2n1bk1/pp5p/q2p2r1/3NppN1/bP3P2/1Q2B3/P1P3PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ if Kg7 Qg8+ mates ]

c)
Aitken vs David Prichard, York, 1959
r3r1k1/pp1q1p1p/2pn2p1/8/3R4/2N2Q2/PPP2PPP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne4 ]

d)
White Mates in 4.
Aitken vs Robert Payne, Whitby, 1962
1rb4k/4bp1p/p3pNp1/1p2qP2/P7/5B2/1PPQ2PP/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]

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