Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Praveen Thipsay.
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)
Thipsay vs Gary Kenworthy, Torquay, 1982
r2qk1nr/ppp3pp/4b1n1/bN3p2/4p3/2P3BN/PP3PPP/R2QKB1R w KQkq - 0 1
[ Qa4 ]

b)
Thipsay vs Younus Hasan, Brighton, 1984
1r1r2k1/2qbb2p/p2pp1p1/1p3R1n/3B4/P1NBR2Q/1PP3PP/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh5 if gxh5 Qg3+ mates or if e5 Qg3 exd4 Rxh7 ]

c)
Thipsay vs Graham Waddingham, London, 1984
r4rk1/2pbnppp/pbnp1q2/1p6/3PP3/1BN1BN1P/PP3PP1/R2Q1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 if Qf5 g4 Qg6 Nh4 or if Qg6 Nh4 ]

d)
White Mates in 6. Thipsay vs Vaidyanathan Ravikumar, New Delhi, 1984
2qrr3/pp2bpkp/2b1p1p1/2n5/5QN1/2P3N1/PPB2PPP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nh5+ if gxh5 Qh6+ or if Kh8 Qxf7 Rg8 Ngf6 ]

e)
Thipsay vs Nicholas Ivell, Edinburgh, 1985
4r1k1/1p3p1p/p4Pp1/8/5R2/1P6/1qrQ2PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Re4 if Rec8 Rc4 ]



Thipsay Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Thipsay vs Natasha Regan, London, 1989
3q2k1/1p1r1p1p/p2p1Pp1/P2Np3/1P2P1Q1/1R4P1/7P/2b4K w - - 0 1
[ Rc3 w/Rc8 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Thipsay vs Rodrigo Alarcon, Moscow, 1994
1b4rk/4R1pp/p1b4r/2PB4/Pp1Q4/6Pq/1P3P1P/4RNK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ ]

c)
Thipsay vs RB Ramesh, Madras, 1996
6r1/4n3/4Nn1p/R4Bpk/4p3/1P4PP/5K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bh7 if Nxh7 Nf4# ]

d)
Thipsay vs Charles Lamoureux, Ubeda, 1996
3qr1k1/2r2b2/pp2ppp1/n2p4/3P1Q1P/2N2N2/PP3PP1/2R1R2K w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if exd5 Rxe8+ or if Rxc1 Nxf6+ ]

e)
Thipsay vs Lanka Ravi, India, 1998
5r2/5pkp/1p1Rn1p1/pB2rq2/P2Qp3/2P3P1/1P3P1P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe6 if fxe6 or Qxe6 f4 ]

Thipsay Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Thipsay vs Nicholas Pert, Scarborough, 1999
1Rn2r1r/p1k1bR2/4Q2p/3pP1pN/3Pq1P1/7K/5B1P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc8+ if Rxc8 Qxe7+ ]

b)
White to move and win. Thipsay vs Atanu Lahiri, Lucknow, 2004
2n4r/1prb1pk1/1q2pNp1/pPbpP2p/P4Q1P/3B2P1/RB3P2/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxd5 if exd5 e6+ mates ]

c)
Black Mates in 5. Abou el Zein vs Thipsay, Doha, 1992
Q1n2rk1/3b4/3p1b2/P2Pp1n1/4P3/6P1/4qNpN/2R1B1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh3 if Bc3 Nf3+ ]

d)
Krishnan Sasikiran vs Thipsay, Nagpur, 2002
r3qr2/pp4bk/2p3p1/2P1p2p/PPQnP1p1/1N6/4NPPP/R4RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf7 ]

e)
Black Mates in 4. Ghate Swathi vs Thipsay, Nagpur, 2002
2N5/8/5R2/4p1pp/1Pb5/4k1P1/6KP/3r4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bd5+ w/...Rg1 ]

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