Here are some chess puzzles from the games of John Donaldson.
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)
Donaldson vs Charles Jones, Philadelphia, 1997
5r2/1R2p3/R2bk1pp/3p4/1B6/1P2P3/P3KP1r/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe7+ Kxe7 Bxd6+ ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Donaldson vs Bryan Smith, Los Angeles, 2000
1r2r2k/4q1b1/p3BnQ1/P1pp4/1P1PP3/6P1/1B4K1/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rh1+ Bh6 Rxh6+ Nh7 Qxh7+ ]

c)
Donaldson vs Robert Sulman, Stillwater, 2001
4nk2/r5qp/3p2p1/3p1p2/3P3Q/P4NP1/5PKP/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 ]

d)
Donaldson vs Sonny Kamberi, Oklahoma City, 2003
r4rk1/2p3pp/p7/1p2q2n/8/4P1N1/PPQ2PKP/R2R4 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3+ Kh8 Rd5 ]



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