Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Jonathan Rowson.
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)
Rowson vs Jole Petrov, Halle, 1995
br3rk1/4bppp/pp3n2/2p4q/P3P3/2N3Q1/B1P2PPP/BR2R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Bxd5 exd5 ]



b) White Mates in 4. Rowson vs Flemming Preuss, Copenhagen, 1996
r4b1r/pp1n2k1/1qp1p2p/3pP1pQ/1P6/2BP2N1/P4PPP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1

c)
Rowson vs Yves Girard, Glasgow, 1997
3rr3/nq4kp/pp1ppnp1/5bN1/1PPQ4/6NP/P4PP1/2R1RBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf5+ if gxf5 Nxe6+ or if exf5 Re6 ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Rowson vs John Richardson, Staffordshire, 1997
3rk2r/p1qn1pp1/1p2pb1p/7P/2Pp4/B1P1QP2/P1B1KP2/3R3R w k - 0 1
[ Qxe6+ ]

e)
Rowson vs Alan Norris, Largs, 1998
3R4/pb3r1k/2p2pp1/2N1n3/2p1PB2/8/PP4P1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe5 (if Rb8 Nd3) fxe5 Rb8 ]



Rowson Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 4. Rowson vs Brian Kelly, London, 1998
3r1kr1/8/p2q2p1/1p2R3/1Q6/8/PPP5/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf1+ if Kg7 Re7+ ]

b)
Rowson vs Mirjana Medic, Pula, 2002
4r1k1/2q1rpp1/1p1b3p/3BpQ2/pPPn3P/P5P1/1B3P2/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxd4 exd4 Bxf7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 10. Rowson vs Stewart Haslinger, England, 2006
r3r2R/1b2k3/pn2N3/3pN3/1b1P4/8/PP3P2/2RK1B2 w - - 0 1
[ Rc7+ if Kd6 Nf7+ Kxe6 Rh6+ Kf5 Bh3+ ]

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