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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jude Acers.
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)
Acers vs J Blackstone, San Francisco, 1968
2bq1rk1/Q1Rn1p2/p3p1p1/1r2b1p1/N7/P4N1P/B4PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe5 Rxe5 Nb6 ]

b)
Black to move and win. Don Steers vs Acers, Santa Monica, 1968
r1bqkb1r/p1p1pppp/1pP5/1Qn5/2P5/P7/1P3PPP/RNB1KBNR b - - 0 1
[ ...a5 Bf4 Ba6 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Acers vs G Berry, San Francisco, 1969
rn3k1r/pbpp1Bbp/1p4pN/4P1B1/3n4/2q3Q1/PPP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Be7+ Kxe7 Qg5+ Bf6 Kf8 ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Acers vs B Peake, Michigan, 1976
rn3k1r/pbpp1Bbp/1p4pN/4P1B1/3n4/2q3Q1/PPP2PPP/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh4+ Kg6 Qh7+ Kxg5 f4+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Dugas vs Acers, San Francisco, 1977
2r1k2r/1p3ppp/p2Qb2q/4p3/3nP3/2N5/PPPR1PPP/2K2B1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd8 if Qb6 Nb3+ or if Qc5 Qxd2+ w/Nb3+ ]

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