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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nicholas Pert.
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)
White mates in 3.
Nicholas Pert vs Bernard Cafferty, England, 1997
2r1q2r/pb3p1k/1p2pP1N/3p2p1/3P4/7Q/PP2P1B1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7+ if Kg6 Ne5# or if Kg8 Qxh8+ ]

b)
Sergey Fedorchuk vs Nicholas Pert, Marina d'Or, 1998
R4qk1/p5pp/Qp2p3/3p4/3P4/1P4P1/P4rbK/2R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf1+ ]

c)
Nicholas Pert vs Taibur Rahman, Scarborough, 1999
r4k2/7R/2p3P1/p7/8/8/bB6/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ g7+ Kf7 g8/Q+ Kxg8 Rh8+ ]

d)
Jonathan Parker vs Nicholas Pert, England, 1999
2b1r3/2p2kpp/1pPp4/1P1P1P2/4P1P1/2Qn2q1/4RRBr/2B3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rh1+ Kxh1 Nxf2+ if Kg1 Qxc3 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Nicholas Pert vs Simon Buckley, Millfield, 2000
rn4k1/ppq2p1p/5Qp1/2NPp3/2PbP3/BP4P1/P4P1P/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne6 ]

1d)
Jonathan Parker vs Nicholas Pert

Nicholas Pert puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Nicholas Pert vs Donald Mason, England, 2005
7q/1p1rk3/4p1p1/1n2P1N1/pP1P3r/5QN1/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kd8 Nxe6+ Kc8 Rc1+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
Nicholas Pert vs Didier Collas, England, 2006
1n5r/k4p2/r1p5/1Q2P2p/7R/p4BP1/q4PP1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb4 if cxb5 Rc7+ Kb6 Rb7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Richard Britton vs Nicholas Pert, Liverpool, 2006
5rk1/2p3pp/8/pP5r/8/QP1pq1P1/4p2P/R3RN1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf3+ Kg1 Qf2+ Kh1 exf1/Q+ ]

d)
Nicholas Pert vs John Paul Wallace, Hastings, 2007
5rr1/p1k5/1p1p1qn1/2pP3p/2P1Bn2/2P1BNR1/P1Q3bP/1K2R3 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg6 if Nxg6 Rxg2 or if Bxf3 Rxf3 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Nicholas Pert vs Stephen Gregory, Liverpool, 2008
8/4R3/pp3rp1/2p5/P1Pk1q1P/1P5Q/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd7+ Rd6 Rxd6+ if Qxd6 Qe3# ]

2b)
mate in 5
Nicholas Pert vs Didier Collas

Nicholas Pert puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Nicholas Pert vs Kelvin Reeve, London, 2011
r4r2/1p3pk1/p2p2p1/2pNp1Q1/2P1P2P/3B2N1/PP4P1/2Kb4 w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if Kg8 Nf6+ ]

b)
Nicholas Pert vs Bjorn Thorfinnsson, London, 2011
r1r3k1/p5pp/1q2pp2/2np1b2/8/Q1R1PN2/PP1N1PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rac1 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Adam Collinson vs Nicholas Pert, England, 2011
8/6kp/4p3/1p2bp2/1Pp2p1K/2P5/3B1Nb1/3B4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf6+ Kh5 Bc6 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Mika Karttunen vs Nicholas Pert, Porto Carras, 2011
2r4r/5ppk/p5b1/4Q1Pp/3P3P/P1Pq1P2/1P2R3/2KR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc3+ bxc3 Qxc3+ ]

e)
Nicholas Pert vs Andrew Mack, England, 2012
r7/pp2Brkp/b1p3p1/4R2n/6B1/1P4P1/P4P1P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh5 gxh5 Rg5+ Kh8 Re6 w/Bf6+ ]

3c)
mate in 3
Adam Collinson vs Nicholas Pert

Nicholas Pert puzzles, pt. iv.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Nicholas Pert vs Daniel Jose Queralto, Istanbul, 2012
6rk/6p1/6Rp/7Q/4q3/6RP/P4rPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Keith Arkell vs Nicholas Pert, England, 2012
4r1k1/p4pp1/6p1/P2Pn1P1/7P/4QpR1/1P1p1P1q/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh1+ Rg1 Qh3+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Nicholas Pert vs Venetia Sevarajasingam, Torquay, 2013
3r1r2/pb3p2/1p1bpk2/1Bq2N1Q/8/2P5/PP3PPP/3RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh6+ Kxf5 Bd3+ Be4 Bxe4+ Ke5 Bh7+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Nicholas Pert vs Terence Chapman, England, 2014
b7/4p1b1/3q1k1p/2pP3B/2P1p1Q1/4P3/1r3P1P/4KR2 w - - 1 0
[ Qg6+ Ke5 Qxg7+ Qf6 Qg3+ ]

e)
Nicholas Pert vs Espen Forsaa, Sunningdale, 2014
8/1p1qn1rQ/2p2kp1/4Rp1p/p2P4/P5BP/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh4+ if Kf7 Rxe7+ Qxe7 Qxg7+ or if g5 Qh6+ Kf7 Bxg5 Ng6 Qxh5 ]

4c)
mate in 5
Nicholas Pert vs Venetia Sevarajasingam

Nicholas Pert puzzles, pt. v.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Nicholas Pert vs Matthew Turner, England, 2014
6k1/bp3pB1/p1nRr3/5N1p/6qP/1P2P1N1/P4P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rd8+ Nxd8 Rxd8+ if Kh7 Rh8+ ]

b)
Nicholas Pert vs Timothy Seymour, Ascot, 2014
1r1r1b1k/p1q2pp1/4pNnp/1b2P3/2p1Q2P/P1B3R1/1P3PP1/1B2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxg6 fxg6 Qxg6 gxf6 exf6 ]

c)
Nicholas Pert vs Tomer Eden, England, 2014
1k1r1r2/1p6/1P3pp1/R2Np1p1/4Pn2/7P/1P4P1/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ne7 if Ne6 Rfa1 ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Philipp Denger vs Nicholas Pert, Bunratty, 2015
3r2k1/p3Qppp/1p6/8/2N1n3/1P1q2P1/P5K1/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg3+ Kh1 Nf2+ Rxf2 Rd1+ ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Marcus Harvey vs Nicholas Pert, England, 2015
6k1/p1R3p1/2N1p2p/7P/b5r1/P1p5/5P2/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bb5+ ]

f)
Nicholas Pert vs Jovanka Houska, Bournemouth, 2016
r6r/pp1nbpk1/7p/6p1/3Pp3/1P2B3/1P2B1PP/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rc7 if Rhd8 Bb5 ]

5f)
Nicholas Pert vs Jovanka Houska


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