Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jessie Gilbert.
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)
Gilbert vs Anna Kohut, Oropesa, 1999
3rr1k1/ppq2ppp/2p1pn2/4Nb2/P2Pn3/B1PBP3/2Q2PPP/R1R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ f3 if Nd6 e4 w/Nxg6 & e5 ]

b)
Gilbert vs Sahaj Grower, Hastings, 2005
2rb2k1/3b1pp1/1p1q3p/3N4/rR1P4/3BPQ2/5PP1/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa4 if Bxa4 Qf5 ]

c)
Gilbert vs Jose Lopez Castilla, Gibraltar, 2006
2rr2k1/pp3ppp/8/2bpn2q/4n2P/1P2P1P1/PB2NPB1/2RQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf4 if Qxd1 Rfxd1 Nd7 Rxd5 ]

d)
Black to move and win. David Haydon vs Gilbert, Hastings, 2006
q1r3k1/3nppbp/Q5p1/NP6/1p2P3/5P2/NP4PP/5RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc5 if Qb6 Bd4+ Kh1 Nb3 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Kidambi Sundararajan vs Gilbert, Gibraltar, 2006
r4q2/ppp3k1/3p2p1/2PPp3/PP1b3r/3B1P1N/4R1K1/3N1Q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3 if Kxh3 Qf4 mates ]



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