Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Stuart Conquest.
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)
Conquest vs Guenter Moser, Embalse, 1981
r1b1k2r/1p1n1ppp/pq1bpn2/4N3/2BP1P2/P1N5/1P2Q1PP/R1B1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Qxe6+ Kg6 f5+ Kh5 Qe3 mates ]

b)
Conquest vs Ahmed Saeed, Embalse, 1981
4r1k1/5p1p/b5p1/3Pb3/8/1R3N1P/Q2B2PK/5q2 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Rxe5 Rb8+ Kg7 Bc3 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Conquest vs V Gostkhorhevich, New York, 1984
6r1/p1q2p1k/2b1pPpp/2PpP3/3R2P1/7R/PP2Q2P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ ]

d)
Conquest vs DR Lewis, Edinburgh, 1985
r6b/pp2pk1p/2n1qp2/3p4/2pPnBPN/2P1P3/PPQN1P2/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ f3 Ng5 Bxg5 fxg5 Qxh7+ Bg7 Qh5+ Kg8 Qxg5 ]

e)
Conquest vs Peter Bauer, Dortmund, 1986
r4rk1/pp2ppbp/5n2/2p4q/P4B1N/6QP/1PP3P1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 if Qxh6 Nf5 or if Ne8 Bxg7 Nxg7 Nf5 ]

f)
Conquest vs Nebojsa Nikolic, Oakham, 1986
2n1q1k1/5p2/1p4pp/1PbQp3/4P3/5PPB/1B5P/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bd7 if Qd8 Bxc8 or if Qf8 Qxe5 ]

g)
Conquest vs Kevin Wicker, Farum, 1987
r7/3np2k/3pNrpp/ppnP1P1q/8/7P/PPQ1N1P1/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng3 Qh4 fxg6+ Kg8 (if Rxg6 Rf7+ mates) Nf5 w/Nxe7+ & g7# ]



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