Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jean-Marc Degraeve.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your mouse from one bracket to the other.




a) White Mates in 3. Degraeve vs Christian Lecuyer, France, 1988
1r2nr2/2q3kp/p2pQ1pR/4n1P1/Np2P3/1B6/PPP4P/2KR4 w - - 0 1

b)
Degraeve vs Omar Petrone, Groningen, 1989
r3r1k1/1p2p1b1/p2p1pQp/3P4/1P3q2/6N1/P5PP/R3R2K w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ ]

c)
Degraeve vs Pogorelov, Paris, 1992
8/3q4/QP2p3/R3bk2/8/3P4/6pr/3KB3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5+ w/Bg3+ ]

d)
Degraeve vs D Bandot, London, 1996
r3k2r/pp1bppbp/1q1p1np1/1NpP4/Q1P1P3/3B4/PP1B1PPP/R3K2R w - - 0 1
[ Ba5 ]



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