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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of James Morris.
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)
James Morris vs Sherab Guo-Yuthok, Canberra, 2004
2k4r/pppq3p/3p2r1/1P1Npn2/P1P4P/3Q2P1/5PK1/R4R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf5 Qxf5 Ne7+ ]

b)
White mates in 2.
James Morris vs Bryan Lee, Canberra, 2009
5rqk/6rp/2p3p1/ppPpQR2/3B3P/P7/1P5K/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ ]

c)
White mates in 6.
James Morris vs David Schepisi, Balarat, 2010
1rb1r1k1/ppp1b1pp/4pn2/4NQ2/2BP4/q1P3R1/P1P2PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxe6+ if Bxe6 Qxe6+ Kh8 Nf7+ or if Kf8 Qg6 or if Kh8 Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3+ ]

d)
James Morris vs George Lester, Melbourne, 2010
1R6/3p3p/2kB2n1/1b1qp1P1/1Q1p4/3P1r2/7P/3B3K w - - 1 0
[ Qxb5+ Qxb5 Bxf3+ ]

James Morris puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Leonid Sandler vs James Morris, Box Hill, 2011
1r6/1q3pkp/2N3p1/Q3b3/8/4P2P/5PP1/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb1+ Qe1 Bxa1 ]

b)
Karl Zelesco vs James Morris, Melbourne, 2012
3r2k1/1r3ppp/R3b3/8/2P5/2n1N2P/R2N1PP1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxc4+ if Nexc4 or Ndxc4 Rb1+ mates ]

c)
White mates in 5.
James Morris vs Vasily Papin, Melbourne, 2016
4r1k1/p2R3p/6pP/4q3/3Q4/1P4P1/P5BK/2r5 w - - 1 0
[ Bd5+ Kf8 Rf7+ Kg8 Rf1+ ]

d)
White mates in 3.
James Morris vs Robert Smith, Canberra, 2016
6k1/4R2p/5ppP/2B5/1p5n/2b5/5P2/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Kh8 Rf7 ]


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