See 3 or 4 moves ahead



Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Joseph Gallagher.
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)
Joseph Gallagher vs Richard Wicklund-Hansen, Lewisham, 1981
r1b2rk1/pp2qppp/1nnb4/4p3/8/2N2N2/PPB1QPPP/R1BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd3 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Joseph Gallagher vs Carsten Hoi, Copenhagen, 1984
1R1rk3/p6p/7Q/2qpP3/P3p1r1/8/5pPK/1R6 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Qe7 Rxd8+ Kxd8 Rb8+ ]

c)
Joseph Gallagher vs Vlastimil Jansa, Royan, 1989
6k1/1b3R1p/p3r1pP/1p1pN1P1/8/1P6/P1P5/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ Kf8 Nd7+ Ke8 Nc5 ]

d)
Joseph Gallagher vs Ilze Rubene, Metz, 1991
3rr3/2q3bk/2p1n1pp/pp1n2B1/3PN3/PB5Q/1P3PP1/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxd5 Rxd5 Nf6+ if Bxf6 Qxh6+ Kg8 Qxg6+ ]

e)
Joseph Gallagher vs Grzegorz Lukasiewicz, Bern, 1993
3b1rk1/1p4pp/3p1p2/n2N4/2P2P2/1q2Q2P/5BP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe6+ Kh8 Qf7 ]

1c)
Joseph Gallagher vs Vlastimil Jansa

Joseph Gallagher puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Joseph Gallagher vs Patrick Laub, Martigny, 1993
r1b1k2r/pp3ppp/2p5/4qPQ1/3Np3/2N5/PPP3P1/2KR4 w kq - 1 0
[ Nxc6 ]

b)
White mates in 6.
Joseph Gallagher vs Winfried Hahn, Passau, 1993
r5k1/3r1ppp/p2Bp3/qbPp4/8/P1P3R1/3Q1PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Qg5+ Kh8 Be5+ or if Kh8 Qh6 Bd3 Be5 f6 Rxd7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Joseph Gallagher vs Mark Usachyi, Loosdorf, 1993
r6r/p1p3p1/2R5/4pkq1/1bB2n1p/2N3Q1/1PPP1PPP/2B2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bd3+ if e4 Bxe4+ Ke5 Qxg5+ or if Nxde Qxd3+ ]

d)
Joseph Gallagher vs W Curran, Lyons, 1993
r1b2r2/3n1pk1/p1pq2pp/3pN3/3P1R2/2N5/PPPQ2PP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ Rxf7 Qxh6+ if Kg8 Qh8+ Kxh8 Nxf7+ ]

e)
White mates in 2.
Joseph Gallagher vs Andrew Dunn, London, 1993
1r1q2kr/5R2/2p1p1pp/p2pP3/n2P2P1/1pP5/1P1N1Q1P/2K2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Rg7+ ]

2d)
Joseph Gallagher vs W Curran


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