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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Raymond Keene.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Raymond Keene, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Raymond Keene vs C Van Baarle, Berlin, 1980
r3q1k1/5p2/3P2pQ/Ppp5/1pnbN2R/8/1P4PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rf6 ]

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

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

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

e)
White mates in 3.
Raymond Keene vs Erling Mortensen, Aarhus, 1983
8/p2Rp1r1/3p4/P4p2/1pr1kP2/4P1P1/4K3/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7 ]

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

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