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

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


a)
Spraggett vs Bedard, Montreal, 1972
rn4kr/1p3pp1/p6p/2pNP1R1/8/5b2/PPP2PP1/1K1R1B2 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ w/Rd8+ ]

b)
Spraggett vs Bruce Amos, Ottawa, 1973
2rbr3/p4k1p/1nq1N1p1/3pRpP1/1p1P4/1P2QN2/P4K1P/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd8+ w/Re7+ ]

c)
Spraggett vs Dave Boileau, Montreal, 1973
r1bqk1nr/pppnbppp/8/4p3/2B1P3/5N2/PPP2PPP/RNBQK2R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qd5 ]

d)
Spraggett vs George Levtchouk, Montreal, 1976
3r1r2/4ppkp/6p1/n3NP2/1p1P2P1/nq5P/4RQB1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Re3 w/f6+ ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Spraggett vs Delva, Columbus, 1977
2rq2k1/3bb2p/n2p2pQ/p2Pp3/2P1N1P1/1P5P/6B1/2B2R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rf7 ]



Spraggett Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Spraggett vs Sylvain Barbeau, Montreal, 1980
2r3k1/1p2qp1p/p5p1/3Rp1b1/4P3/P3B2P/1P3PP1/3Q2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg4 ]

b)
Spraggett vs Ignas Zalys, Montreal, 1980
2b3r1/R5pk/2r2p1p/3p4/3P4/5NQP/2q2PPK/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Re8 if Ra6 Rae7 ]

c)
White Mates in 5. Spraggett vs Jean Jacques Rousseau, Montreal, 1981
3rr2k/p1p1N1pp/bp3p2/5P2/P1Pq4/2R5/4Q1PP/B3RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Ng6+ if hxg6 (or Kg8) Qxe8+ ]

d)
Spraggett vs Lubomir Ftacnik, New York, 1983
1qnQ1b2/p3nk1p/2r2pp1/3Np3/2N1P1b1/4B1P1/5PBP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe7 if Bxe7 Qd5+ Re6 f3 ]

e)
Spraggett vs Carlos Jauregui, Toronto, 1983
r6k/1pq1rpbp/2p1nNp1/1n2P3/1P3P2/6PP/3Q1B2/3RRBK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb5 if cxb5 Nd5 ]

f)
Spraggett vs Lawrence Day, Ottawa, 1984
r3k2r/pbp1n1pp/1pnb1p2/3qp3/4N3/PP2PN2/1BQP1PPP/R3KB1R w - - 0 1
[ Bc4 if Qa5 b4 or if Nd4 Nxd6+ ]

g)
Spraggett vs Daniel King, London, 1985
3R4/1R2r1kp/2p1q1p1/r3np2/P3p3/4P1N1/2Q2PPP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re8 if Nd7 Rxe7+ Qxe7 Qc3+ Re5 Qd4 ]

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