Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jay Bonin.
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 5.
Jay Bonin vs Robert Byrne, New York, 1986
1rb2rk1/5p1p/1q1p1Bpb/1B6/P3p3/3nN3/1P1Q2PP/R4R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Bg7 Qh6 ]

b)
Jay Bonin vs Lev Alburt, New York, 1986
5b2/2r1q1k1/p2pQ1p1/P1pPp2p/4P3/2P1NR1P/6PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if gxf5 Rg3+ mates ]

c)
Jay Bonin vs Brian Campbell, Boston, 1988
2kr3r/1pp2nbp/2R3p1/1B1p3P/Q3qP2/4B3/PP4P1/4K2R w K - 1 0
[ Qa8+ Kd7 Rc4+ if Kd6 Qa3+ or if Ke6 Rxe4+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Jay Bonin vs Sergei Goregliad, Long Island, 1989
2rr4/p2Q2pp/q3pk2/2p2N2/1p6/4P1P1/P3nPBP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Kxf5 e4# ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Jay Bonin vs Roger La Flair, Long Island, 1989
5k2/1p3r2/8/2q1p1Q1/5r2/4R3/P4PP1/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ Kg7 Rg3+ ]



Jay Bonin Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jay Bonin vs Paul Song, New York, 1990
4k3/p3r3/1p2P2Q/2p3pN/2Pq4/7P/P5PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kd8 Qf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Jay Bonin vs Jesse Kraai, Philadelphia, 1990
1r2rb2/2nq1p1k/5P1p/2pP1pBQ/5P2/2p3R1/1P4PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 if Bxh6 Rg7+ ]

c)
Jay Bonin vs Augusto Moran Nuque, New York, 1993
3r2k1/pbr1q1pp/4p3/Q3Np2/1PPp4/2n3P1/P4PBP/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb7 if Rxb7 Rxc3 or if Nxd1 Rxd1 Rxb7 Nc6 ]

d)
Jay Bonin vs Leonard Chipkin, Long Island, 1994
r2q1rk1/pb3pp1/np1ppb1p/8/1PP5/P4NP1/3NPPBP/1QRR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 Bxg5 Bxb7 ]

e)
Jay Bonin vs Andrew Karklins, Philadelphia, 1995
5qk1/1rn1pr1p/3pQ1p1/2pP1PN1/2N3n1/P7/1P5P/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ fxg6 Nxe6 gxf7+ if Kh8 Nxe6 ]


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