Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jesus De La Villa Garcia.
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)
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs K Dyke, New York, 1989
1k1r1b2/1pp2pp1/p1p2qn1/4p3/3PP1Q1/6P1/PPPN1P1r/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf3 (if Kxh2 Qxf2+ Kh3 Be7) Rh7 Bg5 ]

b)
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Romuel Reyes, New York, 1989
5r2/Q1r1k1pp/1pp1n3/2b1P3/8/2N2R2/PP1q2PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8 if Rxa7 R1f7# ]

c)
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Jaan Ehlvest, Pamplona, 1992
4r1k1/5q1p/b2p2pB/p2Nbp2/PpP4Q/1P5P/6P1/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5 if dxe5 Nf6+ Kh8 Nxe8 or if Rxe5 Qd8+ Qe8 Nf6+ ]

d)
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Miriam Munoz, San Sebastian, 1993
2r1r3/1b2nkbp/p4np1/1p1p4/1PpP2N1/P3RN1P/1B3PP1/1B2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ Kf8 Ne6+ Kf7 Nxg7 ]

e)
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Pedro Lezcano Jaen, Benasque, 1996
2krr3/1Rp2ppp/p1qp4/Q7/P3nP2/3BB2b/2P3PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxc7+ Qxc7 Bxa6+ Kd7 Bb5+ if Kc8 Qa8+ mates ]



Jesus De La Villa Garcia Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Rafael Rodriguez Lopez, Mondariz, 1999
1qrk4/pbn2Q2/1p1Np3/4P3/1PP5/P1N5/1B4PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bc1 ]

b)
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Xavier Rechi Montes, Andorra, 2000
2b5/p3p2k/2pn1b1p/4pqp1/2P1N1N1/1P1P3P/P2B2P1/4Q2K w - - 1 0
[ Ngxf6+ if exf6 Nxd6 ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Manuel Pena Gomez, Mondariz, 2000
1Q2r3/1p1rkpBp/2p1n3/8/1q6/3P4/P1P3PP/4RRK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6+ if fxe6 Bf8+ or if Kxe6 Qe5# ]

d)
White mates in 6.
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Eduardo Brana Lopez, Leon, 2006
3q2rr/p1bb2kn/p1p2p1R/2B1pPp1/4P1P1/1PNQ1N2/2P3K1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rg6+ Kf7 Qc4+ Ke8 Rxh7 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Mauricio Gentes Benito, Sevilla, 2009
r5r1/1Q3p2/5q2/2k1pP1p/P2p4/1PbR3P/6P1/2R4K w - - 1 0
[ Rcxc3+ Kd6 Rc6+ Kd5 Rxf6+ ]

Jesus De La Villa Garcia Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 6.
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Agustin Garcia Luque, Sevilla, 2009
5kr1/p4pR1/2Q1pn1p/8/7r/3BB3/P1P4q/1R3K2 w - -1 0
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Rb7+ ]

b)
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Jose Candela Perez, Villava, 2009
4r1k1/pp1rbp1p/2p1p1pB/q3P2n/2P5/1R5P/PPB1QPP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh5 if gxh5 Rg3+ Kh8 Bg7+ Kg8 Bf6+ Kf8 Bxh7 mates ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Sergio Garza Marco, Arenal d'en Castell, 2011
r2k1n2/2q3N1/2p2P2/1p1b4/rP5Q/2P4P/5PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ Kd7 Qg4+ Kd6 Re6+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Sant Gonzalez De La Torre, Leon, 2012
r3k1r1/4n2q/p2PQ3/6p1/2P1p3/1P2B3/6PP/R5K1 w q - 1 0
[ d7+ Kf8 Rf1+ Qf5 Rxf5+ Kg7 Rf7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Jesus De La Villa Garcia vs Leonardo Perez De Aranda, Linares, 2013
r1r1k3/1b3pp1/3Rpn2/1NB1n2p/P3P3/1P3P2/1KP3PP/3R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Rxd8 Nc7# ]

Jesus De La Villa Garcia Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 6.
Andrea Magalotti vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, San Sebastian, 1987
1bbr2k1/1p3r1p/p5pB/3B4/1P1Q4/P5nq/4NP2/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe2+ Rxe2 Bh2+ Kh1 Bf4+ Kg1 Qh2+ Kf1 Bh3+ ]

b)
Marcelino Sion Castro vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Leon, 1988
1r1q2k1/6bp/1pn1p1p1/pQ1p4/Pn6/1N1PB1PP/1P3PB1/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Na7 Bxb6 Rxb6 Qxa5 Nac6 Qc5 Nxd3 ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Jose Garcia Padron vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Las Palmas, 1991
6k1/Qp4pp/p2r4/1b2p3/1P6/4Br1q/1P1RN2P/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg6+ Ng3 Rf1+ ]

d)
Julian Hodgson vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia Dos Hermanas, 1992
7k/pB2B1p1/5p1p/8/PPbp2P1/5P1P/8/4n1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...d3 ]

e)
Horacio Rodriguez vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Sevilla, 1993
4rrk1/p2q2b1/2p1p1pp/2p1N3/8/2Pb3Q/PP1P2PP/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe5 if Rxe5 Rf1# or if Qh6 Qf7 mates ]

Jesus De La Villa Garcia Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 5.
Marc Narciso Dublan vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Vendrell, 1993
8/R1p2p2/1p2k3/4n3/2n2K1P/P1P4r/8/3R4 b - - 0 1
[ ...f6 if Rf1 Ne3 Rxc7 Nd5+ Ke4 Rxh4+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Pedro Aparicio Navarro vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Zaragoza, 1993
2kr3r/ppp2ppp/2n5/4p3/4P3/Pq1B4/QP1K1PPP/R1BbN2R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd3+ Nxd3 Qc2+ ]

c)
David Henriquez Garcia vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Benasque 1996
1rb1qr1k/p1p1n1p1/3p3p/n1p5/4QP2/B1P2NP1/P3P1BP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5 Qe3 Nc4 Qc1 Qa4 ]

d)
Cesar Estrada Martinez vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, San Sebastian, 1996
3r1r1k/ppp3p1/7p/1PPnPq2/Q3p3/6Pb/P2R1P1P/2B1R1KB b - - 0 1
[ ...e3 if fxe3 Qf1+ ]

e)
Le Barrueco vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Spain, 1996
q3kb1r/1bpn1ppp/4pn2/1p6/3P4/3Q1NP1/1P2PPBP/1NB1K2R b Kk - 0 1
[ ...Be4 ]

Jesus De La Villa Garcia Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 3.
Inigo Argandona Rivero vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Mondariz, 2000
3k4/p5pp/1pR2q2/2p2p2/8/2n2NP1/PK2PPBP/7R b - - 0 1
[ ...Na4+ Kb3 Qc3+ ]

b)
Fernando Lopez Gracia vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Zaragoza, 2001
2r1r1k1/p4pbp/1pn3p1/3p1b2/8/BN3P2/PPP1N1PP/2KRR3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nb4 if Ned4 Nd3+ ]

c)
Jose Garcia Moral Garcia vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Leon, 2006
2r1kb1r/1bq2ppp/p2pp3/2n3P1/1p1NP3/3PBP2/PP2NQ1P/1K1R3R b k - 0 1
[ ...e5 if Nc2 Nxd3 Rxd3 Qxc2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Rafael Vazquez Gonzalez vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Sevilla, 2009
r4r2/2q1ppkp/6p1/1p1R1b2/2n5/1NP2P2/PP4PP/K1Q2B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa2+ Kxa2 Qa7+ ]

e)
Black mates in 5.
Manuel Javaloy Guerrero vs Jesus De La Villa Garcia, Villava, 2009
6k1/8/p3R2p/1p3p2/1B2n3/P1P2p1P/1P4r1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ Ke1 f2+ ]


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