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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jonathan Penrose.
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 4.
Jonathan Penrose vs Efim Bogoljubow, Southsea, 1950
4r3/1p3kpp/p4n2/4Q3/6P1/1P6/q1P4P/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Rxf6+ gxf6 Rd7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Jonathan Penrose vs Savielly Tartakower, Southsea, 1950
1r1r1k2/8/pq2Rp2/5P1Q/1p5B/1P3p2/1PP3PP/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Kf7 Qxf6+ ]

c)
Veitch vs Jonathan Penrose, Buxton, 1950
rnbqk2r/pp3ppp/4pn2/8/2p5/5NP1/PP1NPKBP/R1BQ3R b kq - 0 1
[ ...Ng4+ if Ke1 Ne3 Qa4+ Bd7 or if Kg1 Qb6+ mates ]

d)
Dan Mayers vs Jonathan Penrose, Hastings, 1951
5rk1/1Qp1qp1p/1p1p2p1/r7/2b1PP2/2P1R1P1/P5BP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd5 ]

e)
Miguel Farre vs Jonathan Penrose, Copenhagen, 1953
4r3/p1p1r2k/1pq3p1/6Qp/2PRp2P/1P2R1P1/P4P2/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re5 Qf4 Rf5 ]

Jonathan Penrose puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jonathan Penrose vs John Purdy, Aberystwyth, 1955
r4r1k/pb1pN2p/1q3pp1/2R5/4P3/P3Q3/5PPP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxg6+ if hxg6 Qh6+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Jonathan Penrose vs Leonard Barden, London, 1958
r1qb1k2/p5Rp/5B2/4Q3/3pP3/1P6/1PP3PP/r5NK w - - 1 0
[ Be7+ if Ke8 Qb5+ Qd7 Qh5# ]

c)
Jonathan Penrose vs Soderbourg, Budapest, 1959
r6r/pp2Q1p1/2p3k1/4P3/2Pp2p1/B3RbPq/P2R3P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe6+ w/Rxf3 ]

d)
Khemmassi vs Jonathan Penrose, Varna, 1962
4r1r1/ppp4k/7p/2b2P2/P3q3/1PPRN3/4Q1P1/4RK2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg3 if Nc2 Qf4+ ]

e)
Jonathan Penrose vs Michael Franklin, Hastings, 1965
2r2rk1/1b1pbp1p/p3p1p1/1p2P3/5P2/P1PBB3/qP2Q1PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Bb1 if Qc4 Rxd7 ]

Jonathan Penrose puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Jonathan Penrose vs Heinz Baumgartner, Vienna, 1972
b2qrk2/2p2p2/1bn2n2/4p1B1/3P4/1B1Q4/3N1PPP/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh3 ]

b)
Emmanuel Rayner vs Jonathan Penrose, Brighton, 1977
3r1rk1/4bppp/p1q1p2n/Q1N1P3/3B4/1P1R3P/P5P1/3R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd4 ]

c)
White Mates in 5.
Jonathan Penrose vs Janos Tompa, corr., 1983
rq5r/5k2/p1Q1bp2/1P5p/8/2P5/1P4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd7+ ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Giancarlo Santoro vs Jonathan Penrose, corr., 1989
6k1/1b1n1pp1/4p2p/4P3/p4K2/3Q1N1P/5qP1/1BN5 b - - 0 1
[ ...g5+ Kg4 Bxf3+ ]

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