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

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


a)
Black to move and win. Andrew Whiteley vs Keene, Southend, 1968
8/1pR4p/6k1/8/8/Pp3PB1/1nr4P/4K3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3+ w/...Nf2+ ]

b)
Keene vs Carlo Micheli, 1973
4n3/p1n1P1bk/1q1pr1pp/1p2p3/1P3pNP/BQ4P1/P3PPB1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc7 w/Qxe6 ]

c)
Black to move and win. S Hutchings vs Keene, Woolacombe, 1973
1r6/p2pkpp1/4p3/2p4p/2Pn1P1P/P4rP1/1P1R1P2/3K1B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxa3 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Keene vs Anthony Miles, Hastings, 1975
2rqr3/pb2b2k/1p2p1pB/4P3/4N3/P5R1/1P3PPP/RQ4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ w/Qxg6+ ]

e)
Keene vs James Tarjan, Torremolinos, 1975
r1r3k1/1p2pp1p/6p1/7b/4P3/1Q3PR1/P1q1BP1P/3RK3 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ ]



Keene, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 2. Keene vs C Van Baarle, Berlin, 1980
r3q1k1/5p2/3P2pQ/Ppp5/1pnbN2R/8/1P4PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rf6 ]

b)
Keene vs Yehuda Gruenfeld, NY, 1981
1r2r1k1/1p1b1pbp/p2p1np1/q1pPn1B1/P3P3/R4P2/NP2BNPP/2Q2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf6 w/f4 ]

c)
Black to move and win. Jon Arnason vs Keene, London, 1981
4r1k1/1Q3pb1/q5b1/3B4/2R5/2P4P/P3p3/K3R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxc4 w/...Bxc3+ ...Bxe1 & ...Bg3 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Qi Jingxuan vs Keene, China, 1981
r6k/5n1p/2bpqP2/4p3/4N3/4B3/6PP/1Q3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd5 ]



e) White Mates in 3. Keene vs Erling Mortensen, Aarhus, 1983
8/p2Rp1r1/3p4/P4p2/1pr1kP2/4P1P1/4K3/3R4 w - - 0 1

f)
White Mates in 4. Keene vs Briant, England, 1988
r4rk1/pp1bnp2/2q1p1pB/4P1N1/2pP3Q/2P5/P4PP1/1BR3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg7 ]

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