Here are some chess puzzles from the 2007 Great Britain Championship.
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)
Michael White vs Stuart Conquest, Great Yarmouth, 2007
6k1/p1b2pp1/7p/2p2P2/2PpB1P1/PP1n1K1P/2r5/2B2R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5+ Kg3 Ng6+ Bf4 Rc3+ ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Thomas Rendle vs Malcolm Armstrong, Great Yarmouth, 2007
b7/5kp1/1qppN3/p1p1p3/P1P1P3/1r1P4/K1Q3R1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qf2+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4.
Steven Barrett 2219 vs David Howell 2519, Great Yarmouth, 2007
8/1bn5/ppk4q/1p1pQ2B/5P2/P3R2P/1Pr5/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Be8+ ]

d)
Graeme Buckley 2379 vs Simon Williams 2480, Great Yarmouth, 2007
r2k1b1r/pp1b2p1/6Q1/1P2p2P/P1pB1q2/8/5P1P/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 if Rh6 Rxd7+ Kxd7 Rd1+ or if Qf6 Bg5 or if Qf3 Qe6 ]

e)
Dominic Foord 1950 vs Alex Posazhennikov 2247, Great Yarmouth, 2007
r1bqk2r/p2nbp2/2p3p1/5p1p/2BP1N1P/3QP3/P2N1PP1/1R2K2R w Kkq - 0 1
[ Bxf7 Kxf7 Qc4+ w/Qxc6 ]

2007 Great Britain CH Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 3. Simon Knott vs Ken McEwan, Great Yarmouth, 2007
2q1b1k1/p5pp/n2R4/1p2P3/2p5/B1P5/5QPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ ]

b)
White Mates in 3. Michael White vs Christopher Dossett, Great Yarmouth, 2007
r2k1r2/3b2pp/p5p1/2Q1R3/1pB1Pq2/1P6/PKP4P/7R w - - 0 1
[ Qb6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 5.
Matthew Anderton 2229 vs Susan Lalic 2350, Great Yarmouth, 2007
r2q1b1r/1p4kp/p7/8/5N2/1Q3P2/PP3P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh5+ Kg6 Qe6+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 4. David Adams vs Mark Lyell, Great Yarmouth, 2007
6k1/ppp1q1pp/4p3/P7/1P2P1n1/2P1b2P/5rP1/RN2QB1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh4 if Kg1 Qg3 ]

e)
Black Mates in 3.
Daniel Hall 2113 vs Dominic Foord 1950, Great Yarmouth, 2007
r4qk1/2p4p/p1p1N3/2bpQ3/4nP2/8/PPP3PP/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Ng3+ ]

f)
Michael White vs Graeme Buckley, Great Yarmouth, 2007
4rr1k/1b6/p5pn/8/4p1Pb/7P/PPP2B1R/3RKBN1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf2 Rxf2 e3 Be2 exf2+ ]

g)
Ken McEwan 2170 vs Philip Makepeace 1978, Great Yarmouth, 2007
r2q1rk1/pp2nppp/2nbp3/1B1p4/8/3P1Q1P/PPP1NPP1/R1B1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qa5 if Nc3 Nd4 ]


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