Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Conel Hugh O'Donel Alexander.
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)
Alexander vs William Fairhurst, London, 1932
1k1r3r/ppp2pp1/7p/3b4/8/Q1PPqB2/P5PP/1R3R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bxd5 if Rxd5 Qb3 ]

b)
Black Mates in 3. A Dulanto vs Alexander, Buenos Aires, 1939
5r1k/7p/p5q1/1p1N4/3P4/1PP3pQ/P4p1P/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ ]

c)
Alexander vs Cordingley, Surrey, 1947
rn3rk1/pq2bppp/1p1p4/2p2N2/2P5/6P1/PP2PP1P/R1BQK2R w - - 0 1
[ Qd5 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Alexander vs Efim Bogoljubow, Birmingham, 1951
n4b2/1p3pkp/p2p1N2/P1rP4/2P4P/1P5r/R7/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg2+ if Kh6 Rf5 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Alexander Tolush vs Alexander, Hastings, 1953
r1b1k2r/ppp3q1/3b1n2/5p2/1P3Pp1/P3Pn1p/BBPNQK1P/R4R1N b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxd2 Qxd2 Ne4+ w/Qxb2 ]


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