Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Daniel Gormally.
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)
White Mates in 5. Gormally vs Sven Zeidler, Dyfed, 1999
r1bk4/pp1p4/n2PpbN1/2P4B/4p2Q/8/Pq4PP/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ Rf1 Nc7 Rxf6 if Qc1+ Rf1+ ]

b)
Gormally vs Jacob Aagaard, Oakham, 2000
r2r2k1/pb2bppp/4p3/q6Q/1p2P3/1n2B3/PPBN1PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 if g6 Nxb3 ]

c)
Gormally vs Stefan Marotzke, Guernsey, 2001
2r1k2r/1p3ppp/1pn1pn2/bB1pNb2/N2P1B2/4P3/PP2KPPP/R6R w - - 0 1
[ b4 Bxb4 Nxb6 if Rd8 Bxc6+ or if Rb8 Nxc6 ]

d)
Gormally vs Jonathan Grant, Torquay, 2002
R3nk2/5pp1/4b2p/1p6/3r4/6P1/6BP/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc6 if Bd7 Rd8 ]



Gormally Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Gormally vs Elisabeth Paehtz, Wrexham, 2002
2rq1rk1/7p/3QR1pP/1p1b4/3P4/2P5/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6+ ]

b)
Gormally vs Alexey Dreev, Caleta, 2005
2r3k1/R4p2/2r2Rb1/1Qpq2Pp/1P1p3P/6B1/6PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qb7 if Kh7 b5 or if Qe4 Rxf7 mates ]

c)
Gormally vs Robin Swinkels, Liverpool, 2006
3r2k1/5q1p/1b1r2p1/1Q1p1pRP/2nP1P2/4B3/B4P1K/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc4 dxc4 Bxc4 Re6 Bxe6 Qxe6 d5 ]

d)
Gormally vs Donald Mason, Canterbury, 2010
r1k5/1p3pp1/p1bqr2p/2Q5/8/2P3P1/P2N1P1P/1R2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxd6 if Rxd6 Nc4 ]

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