Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Paul Motwani.
White to move and win except where noted.

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


a)
Motwani vs Morten Kaspersen, Vordingborg, 1980
3rkb1r/1bq2ppp/pp2pn2/4n3/3N4/2N3P1/PPP1Q1BP/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf4 ]

b)
White Mates in 5. Motwani vs Michael Freeman, Troon, 1980
2rr4/p6p/1p3k2/2pb4/q2n1PP1/7P/PB1R1QB1/4R2K w - - 0 1
[ Qh4+ w/Bxd5 ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Motwani vs Kevin Wicker, Southampton, 1986
2k5/p1p4R/P3r1p1/2r2p2/8/1R6/8/5K2 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ ]

d)
Motwani vs Lev Ronen, Nethanya, 1987
7k/2R4p/p4ppN/1p1r4/2pp2PP/8/P7/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ g5 if f5 Rc8+ mates ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Motwani vs Robert Kula, Berlin, 1991
r1b2RBr/pppk3p/3p2n1/2q3BQ/4P3/2N5/PPn3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Bd5 Qxd5 exd5 Rxf8 Qxh7+ ]



Motwani Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Motwani vs Arnaud Payen, Forli, 1991
1r6/4kp1p/3pp1pP/Rbq5/4P3/1P4P1/3Q1P2/5BK1 w - - 0 1
[ b4 if Qc6 Qg5+ or if Qh5 Bxb5 Rxb5 Ra7+ ]
Solution edit by Pablo Pena, 'GM slayer'

b)
White Mates in 6. Motwani vs Szabo, Cappelle la Grande, 1992
2b1r1k1/2p2p2/5P2/1p2r1pR/1P1pP3/2q3PP/2PQ2BK/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg5+ Kf8 Rg8+ Kxg8 Qh6 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Motwani vs Douglas Bryson, Scotland, 1993
r2kr2Q/pppq1pp1/5b2/2Pp2N1/7P/8/PP3P2/2KRR3 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7+ Qxf7 Rxd5+ Kc8 Qxe8+ ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Motwani vs Craig Pritchett, Scotland, 1993
3n1bk1/pbr1r1p1/1p2p2p/3q1pNQ/3PN2P/P2BP3/1P1R2P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg6 w/Nf6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 5. Motwani vs Lawrence Cooper, Norwich, 1994
rb2rn1k/1R4Rp/3p4/P2P1p2/3P1P2/3Q2P1/3B4/3q1BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf5 ]

Motwani Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Motwani vs Nicol Bathie, Edinburgh, 1999
r7/p6r/1p1N2p1/1Pk2b1p/4nBpP/R7/P1P3P1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be3+ Kb4 Rb3+ Ka5 Rd4 ]

b)
Motwani vs Ivan Sokolov, Istanbul, 2000
4r1k1/1p4p1/p2p2qp/3Pnr2/4N3/1P2R2P/P1P1Q3/2KR4 w - - 0 1
[ Rg3 w/Nxd6 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Motwani vs Ali Gattea, Bled, 2002
r1qb1rk1/3R1pp1/p1nR2p1/1p2p2N/6Q1/2P1B3/PP3PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg6 fxg6 Rxg7+ Kh8 Qxg6 Rf7 Qh7# ]

d)
Motwani vs Stephen Mannion, Scarborough, 2004
1r5k/2n2rp1/7p/p1NNp3/2P4b/1P3P2/P2R2K1/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc7 w/Na6 ]

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