Tactics you can use from wtharvey.com



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)
White mates in 5.
Raymond Keene vs Anthony Miles, Hastings, 1975
2rqr3/pb2b2k/1p2p1pB/4P3/4N3/P5R1/1P3PPP/RQ4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ Bxf6 Qxg6+ Kg8 Bg7+ ]

b)
Raymond Keene vs James Tarjan, Torremolinos, 1975
r1r3k1/1p2pp1p/6p1/7b/4P3/1Q3PR1/P1q1BP1P/3RK3 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ if Kg7 Qxc2 ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Raymond Keene vs C Van Baarle, Berlin, 1980
r3q1k1/5p2/3P2pQ/Ppp5/1pnbN2R/8/1P4PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rf6 ]

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

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

f)
White mates in 3.
Raymond Keene vs Erling Mortensen, Aarhus, 1983
8/p2Rp1r1/3p4/P4p2/1pr1kP2/4P1P1/4K3/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7 if d5 Rxc4+ ]

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

1a)
mate in 5
Raymond Keene vs Anthony Miles

More English GMs
Back to the Index