Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Mark Hebden.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
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a)
Hebden vs John Fedorowicz, Lewisham, 1981
1rr2bk1/p2qp2p/b1p1n1p1/B1p1Pp2/N1Pp1P1Q/1P1P1N1P/P5P1/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng5 if Nxg5 Nxc5 Qe8 Nxa6 ]

b)
Hebden vs Peter Large, Southport, 1983
5r1k/4Rpbp/7B/2pn1P2/pp1q1N1Q/7P/P5P1/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7+ if Kxg7 Ne6+ ]

c)
Hebden vs Dmitry Gurevich, Hastings, 1984
5rk1/p2n1pb1/3p2p1/qr4BP/2pP4/2P3PB/P2Q4/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Be7 if Re8 Bxd7 ]

d)
White Mates in 8. Hebden vs Eric Prie, London, 1984
2r3rk/q4pp1/7p/pp1pPQ1P/1n1P2R1/6R1/P4PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7 Rxg7 Qf6 Rcg8 Qxh6+ Rh7 Qf6+ Rhg7 h6 ]

e)
Hebden vs Andrew Martin, Edinburgh, 1985
3r2k1/6pp/pp1q4/2nb1Q2/2B1r3/P1B5/1P4PP/2R2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd5 if Qxd5 Rcd1 ]



Hebden Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Hebden vs John Toothill, corr., 1985
r3k1nr/pp1q1pnp/2p5/3pP2b/3P1Pp1/8/PPPQN3/2KN1BRR w kq - 0 1
[ f5 if f6 e6 Qd6 Ng3 ]

b)
Hebden vs Bruno Belotti, Cap d'Agde, 1986
r1r3k1/1p2n1p1/4Npp1/qPPpb3/8/P1N2R2/3Q2PP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe5 if fxe5 Qg5 Re8 Qxe5 ]

c)
Hebden vs Jean-Pierre Boudre, Le Touquet, 1987
3r1rk1/1bpn1ppp/8/p3P3/Pp2n3/1B1NB3/1PP3PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e6 if fxe6 Bxe6+ w/Bxd7 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Hebden vs Franciscus Borm, Toulon, 1987
2b1Nr1k/p3R2p/1r1P4/1p3pQ1/6p1/6P1/PqP5/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ w/Re7+ ]

e)
Hebden vs Neil Bradbury, London, 1988
1q2r2k/r1R3b1/p2P2pp/PppQ1p2/1P4PB/3B3P/5P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxa7 Qxa7 d7 ]

Hebden Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 8. Hebden vs Jean-Mark Jancu, Toulon, 1988
2k3r1/pp2bp1p/1qp3p1/4B3/8/P5QP/1P3PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4+ f5 Qc4 ]



b) White Mates in 3. Hebden vs Jean Pichon, Cappelle la Grande, 1990
1q3r1k/5pp1/3p1N1p/3P2NQ/n1P5/7P/r4PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1

c)
Hebden vs Patrick Van Dongen, Toulouse, 1990
8/1bqr3p/3pppkP/1p4p1/1P2P3/1PN1R2R/3Q1PPK/5r2 w - - 0 1
[ Qe2 if Ra1 Qh5# ]

d)
Hebden vs Chris Baker, Eastbourne, 1991
3r1b1k/1p1P2p1/pR5p/4p3/3Q3P/2B1P3/2q2PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh6+ if gxh6 Qxe5+ mates in 7 ]

e)
Hebden vs James Poulton, London, 1992
4r3/1PP5/3k4/3p4/8/8/3K4/2R3q1 w - - 0 1
[ c8/N+ (if c8/Q or b8/Q Qd4+ mates) if Rxc8 bxc8/N+ ]

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