Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Gawain C. Jones.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
White Mates in 4.
Jones vs Jacopo Frontali, Cortina d'Ampezzo, 2002
1r3r1k/1bq2pp1/p1n1p3/2p1P1BP/n1Pp2N1/3P2P1/P2Q1PB1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6 ]

b)
Jones vs Mohamed Saleh Yahya, Genoa, 2003
1r4k1/1pp2p1p/8/2bNp3/1p2P3/3R4/rPP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kh8 Nd7 ]

c)
Jones vs Philip Short, Limerick, 2004
8/8/R4n1p/1p2pk2/1P6/1PP1K3/5N1r/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ if Kxf6 Ng4+ ]

d)
Jones vs David James, England, 2004
r1b1k3/1p4pp/p1nRpp2/2B5/5P2/2P3P1/P1P2KBP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6 ]

e)
White Mates in 2.
Jones vs Li Wu, England, 2005
r2qrk2/pp3ppQ/1nn1b3/3pR3/8/3B2NP/PP1B1PP1/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 ]



Jones Puzzles, Part II. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jones vs A Therrien, Douglas, 2005
3kr3/8/p2P4/2N1R3/5r1p/1P6/6PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ Kxe8 d7+ if Ke7 Ne6 ]

b)
White Mates in 5.
Jones vs Tomas Zeleny, Herceg Novi, 2005
r1b3rk/5p1p/ppq1pPpB/2p5/8/4Q3/PPP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 1 0
[ Bg7+ Rxg7 Rd8+ Rg8 Qh6 ]

c)
Jones vs Andrew Mendelson, Bunratty, 2006
4kq2/4rn2/r4RQ1/p2p1p2/1p1P4/8/PPP3P1/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7+ if Qxe7 Qg8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 2.
Jones vs Alexander Rivas Crespo, La Laguna, 2007
2bq2k1/3r3p/p5nB/1p2Q3/2pp3N/3P4/PPP3BP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ ]

e)
Jones vs Marco Vincenzi, Pula, 2007
rnb1k1nr/pp2ppbp/3p2p1/2qN4/4P3/8/PPPB1PPP/R2QKBNR w KQkq - 1 0
[ Bb4 if Qd4 Qxd4 Bxd4 Nc7+ ]

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Jones Puzzles, Part III. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 4.
Jones vs Loek Van Wely, London, 2007
4kr2/4r3/p3P1RQ/1ppp4/8/8/q1PP2PP/4R2K w - - 1 0
[ Qxf8+ Kxf8 Rf1+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4.
Jones vs Mehdi Hasan, Hastings, 2007
r4k2/2p2pp1/1b4n1/1p1p1qN1/4R3/6Q1/1P2RPP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa3+ ]

c)
Jones vs Alan Brusey, Paington, 2008
3rr1k1/1pq1R1pp/p4p2/1b1p1N2/8/2P5/PP1b1PPP/1Q2R2K w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ if Kh8 Rxc7 Rxe1+ Qxe1 Bxe1 Nf7+ ]

d)
Jones vs Domagoj Dragicevic, Queenstown, 2009
r1b1rnk1/1p4b1/p3p1P1/2B1P3/Pn4P1/8/1pP1K2Q/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf8 if bxa1/Q Bxg7 ]

e)
Jones vs Endre Ambrus, Canberra, 2009
6r1/1pp1bb2/p1p1k3/R6p/1P2PPr1/2P1BN2/1P3K2/7R w - - 1 0
[ f5+ if Kd7 Ne5+ or if Kd6 Rd1+ mates or if Kf6 Bd4# ]

Jones Puzzles, Part IV. The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White Mates in 3.
Jones vs Mirko Rujevic, Capetown, 2009
5rR1/2p1kP2/p3P3/Pp2K3/8/2p5/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf8 ]

b)
White Mates in 4.
Jones vs Jonathan Arnott, Halifax, 2010
8/p6r/1kp5/1pN2P2/2bQP1Pp/P4n1P/1PP3q1/K1R5 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ if Rc7 b4 or if Kxc5 b4# ]

c)
White Mates in 4.
Jones vs Joseph Gallagher, Aix les Bains, 2011
2bQ4/pr5p/1p2q1pk/2p5/1PPb4/3P1RB1/P5PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Bf4+ if Kg7 Be5+ ]

d)
Jones vs Abhijeet Gupta, Ekurhuleni, 2011
4rqk1/1rp2p1p/1bp2Bp1/p3P3/P2NpQ2/2P5/1P4PP/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Nf5 if h5 Bg7 ]

Gawain Jones Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jones vs Bogdan Lalic, England, 2011
8/p7/8/1P3k2/P4p2/5K2/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ a5 Ke5 b6 axb6 a6 ]

b)
White Mates in 3
Jones vs Alexei Slavin, London, 2011
r2nr3/5p2/bp1kq2R/p5Q1/P2pP3/1B1P4/1P4PP/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg3+ ]

c)
Jones vs Marcin Szymanski, Warsaw, 2011
r7/kb3Q2/1qn1P1B1/2bR2B1/ppp5/8/PP3PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc5 if Qxc5 Be3 ]

d)
White Mates in 5.
Jones vs Christopher Dorrington, England, 2012
2bq4/5r2/p4pk1/3p1Rp1/3Br3/2P1P2R/6PP/3Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg5+ fxg5 Qh5+ ]

e)
White Mates in 6.
Jones vs Alexander Baburin, Kilkenny, 2012
6k1/8/5KPP/1p1p4/p7/P1P5/1P2p3/8 w - - 1 0
[ h7+ ]

Gawain Jones Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Gawain Jones vs Jonathan Hawkins, North Shields, 8/1/2012
5k2/p2q4/1p2nPQ1/1b1p4/r2P3P/5PB1/4R2K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bf4 if Nxf4 Re8+ mates ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Dominic Mackle vs Gawain Jones, Torquay, 8/5/2013
r4rk1/1p3p1p/6p1/pNn1N1q1/2P1bn1P/P1B5/5PP1/1RQ2BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Gawain Jones vs Sam Collins, Bunratty, 2/8/2014
3r1k2/2R5/1p1P1N2/2r1p1p1/p7/P7/1b4KP/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ if Kg8 Rg7+ ]

d)
Alon Greenfeld vs Gawain Jones, Bunratty, 2/8/2014
3r4/1ppr2k1/p1n2nq1/P1Q1p3/1P2Pp2/2P2Pp1/1N1NK1P1/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2+ Rxd2 Nxe4 fxe4 Qxe4+ Kd1 Rxd2+ Kxd2 Qxg2+ ]


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