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Here are some chess puzzles from games of the 2012 Great Britain Championship.
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)
Terence Chapman vs Peter Shaw, North Shields, 2012
2q4r/1p1kb1p1/p2p2Q1/3P3p/5p1P/4B3/PPP5/1K5R w - - 0 1
[ Qe6+ if Kd8 Bb6+ ]

b)
Terence Chapman vs Nicholas Walker, North Shields, 2012
8/2n1nkp1/2rbpp2/p1Np2p1/Pp1P2P1/1P2PP1P/1B2BK2/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Nb7 ]

c)
White Mates in 7.
Stuart Conquest vs James Adair, North Shields, 2012
1q1r1b2/1p1b1k2/4p1pp/1Pn5/8/4P1P1/1BQ1BP1P/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh5 ]

d)
Gawain Jones vs Jonathan Hawkins, North Shields, 2012
5k2/p2q4/1p2nPQ1/1b1p4/r2P3P/5PB1/4R2K/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 if Nxf4 Re8+ mates ]

e)
Paul Townsend vs Dominic Mackle, North Shields, 2012
2r2rk1/p3bppp/b3pn2/2p5/2P5/q3P1P1/PNQB1PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3 Qxb3 axb3 ]

2012 Great Britain Championship Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Marcus Osborne vs William Foo, North Shields, 2012
2r2rk1/6p1/pn4P1/2b2pP1/1p1pqP2/1P1Q3B/P2B4/2R2K1R w - - 0 1
[ Qxe4 fxe4 Be6+ ]

b)
J Jackson vs Matthew Grattage, North Shields, 2012
k5r1/p4p2/P2RbP1p/2p1B1p1/1p4P1/5P2/2P2K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 if fxe6 Bd6 ]

c)
Radha Jain vs Alexander Combie, North Shields, 2012
6k1/3q1p2/4p1n1/7p/P6P/1P1R1Q1K/8/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd3 ]

d)
Dominic Mackle vs David Howell, North Shields, 2012
2r1r1k1/p2q2bp/6p1/2pP2B1/3nR1P1/3Q3P/PP2NP2/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe4 Qxe4 Re8 if Qd3 Qxd5 ]

e)
Dietmar Kolbus vs Jean-Luc Weller, North Shields, 2012
8/1p1b1kp1/7p/4r2P/p1Kn2P1/P2PpP2/1P2B3/2B1R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc2 if Rf1 Bb5+ mates ]

2012 Great Britain Championship Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Henrik Fabri vs Alexander Combie, North Shields, 2012
3r2k1/p4p1b/4pqnp/4N1p1/1P1PB1P1/P5K1/3Q1P2/4R3 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxe5+ ]

b)
Matthew Grattage vs Terence Chapman, North Shields, 2012
r4rk1/ppp1ppb1/3p2pp/3P4/2P2Rn1/1PN1B1P1/P2QP1Nq/R4K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe3+ Qxe3 Qh1+ Qg1 Qxg1+ Kxg1 Bxc3 ]

c)
Roger Coathup vs Jude Lenier, North Shields, 2012
6k1/5pp1/7p/3b4/1p1P4/pP2Q1PP/P1q2P2/2N2K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd1+ Qe1 Bg2 ]

d)
David Ledger vs Gawain Jones, North Shields, 2012
2r5/pr4k1/3p2pp/2qPp3/6PQ/1P3P2/1KRRN3/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb3+ Kc1 Qa3+ Kd1 Rb1+ Nc1 Qxf3+ Re2 Qd3+ ]

e)
Stephen Gordon vs Gawain Jones, North Shields, 2012
8/p5k1/3p4/2pPb2r/1pP5/1P2QNpb/P7/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf5 ]


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