Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Robert G Wade.
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)
Black to move and win. Lodewijk Prins vs Wade, Trencianske Teplice, 1949
r4rk1/1Q3ppp/p3b1n1/q5b1/3P4/1BN1B3/PP4PP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxe3+ Rxe3 Rab8 w/...Bxb3 ]

b)
Black to move and win. C Walsh vs Wade, Dublin, 1951
r2r2k1/pbp1bppp/1pn1p3/8/3P1B2/P1Q2BN1/qPP2PPP/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ Nxd4 if Bxb7 Ne2+ mates or if Rxd4 Rxd4 Qxd4 Bxf3 gxf3 Rd8 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Wade vs Alexander Tolush, Hastings, 1953
b4r1k/5pRp/1p2pP2/3qP3/1P6/3r4/4Q1PP/3R1K2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh5+ ]

d)
Wade vs George Philippe, Amsterdam, 1954
r1bqr1k1/5ppp/p3pb2/1p6/1npPP3/2N2N2/PP2QPPP/RB3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e5 w/Qe4 ]

e)
Wade vs Jiri Fichtl, Marianske Lazne, 1956
r6r/p1qb1kpp/2p2p2/2B2p2/2P5/Q7/PP3P1P/3R1KR1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg3 if Qxg3 Rxd7+ ]



Wade Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Wade vs Josef Lokvenc, Munich, 1958
8/1r2rkp1/2R1p2p/2Rn4/2B1p3/1P4P1/5PKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Bxd5+ Ke8 Rc8+ ]

b)
Wade vs Raul Sanguinetti, Munich, 1958
2r5/1R5p/2p1Q1p1/3q1p2/1Pk5/6P1/P1K4P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Qe2+ Kd4 Rd7 ]

c)
Wade vs Pal Benko, Buenos Aires, 1960
r4r1k/pp1b2bp/q2p4/3P4/4pN1B/5P2/PP1Q3P/R3K1R1 w Q - 0 1
[ Rxg7 if Kxg7 Nh5+ mates or if e3 Qd4 Rxf4 Rg6+ mates ]

d)
Wade vs Paul De Rooi, Amsterdam, 1961
2r5/3Rr2k/1p3b1p/p4pp1/5P2/1RN4P/P5PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Osip Bernstein vs Wade, Amsterdam, 1961
2kr4/ppp1qprp/2N1b3/8/2p5/2P5/PP3PPP/RN1QR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxg2+ if Kh1 Rxh2+ or if Kf1 Rg1+ or if Kxg2 Rg8+ ]

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Wade Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Black to move and win. Willem Wolthuis vs Wade, Amsterdam, 1961
5rk1/1q3pp1/2Q2n1p/8/8/P4P2/1r3P1P/1BR2RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxb1 ]

b)
Black Mates in 4. Frank Parr vs Wade, Whitby, 1962
r7/2p2p2/3p3k/pR1P1Kb1/3P2pr/B1PB1b2/P4P2/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...g3 Bxd6 cxd6 fxg3 Bg4+ ]

c)
White Mates in 3. Wade vs MR Myant, Bognor Regis, 1965
5r2/pp2R3/1q1p3Q/2pP1b2/2Pkrp2/3B4/PPK2PP1/R7 w - - 0 1
[ Rxe4+ ]

d)
Wade vs Enver Bukic, Skopje, 1968
7R/1b1rr1k1/p7/1p4P1/8/4p1K1/PP2B2R/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bd3 if Rxd3 R2h7+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 4. Juan Fernandez vs Wade, Cienfuegos, 1975
8/3P1pk1/8/1p5p/1N4p1/2P5/3qb1PP/2R1R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf3 ]

Wade Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Wade vs Waldo Serrano, Cienfuegos, 1975
2rr2k1/1pq1ppb1/p4np1/P1pP2Np/2Q4P/2P2N2/1P3PP1/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxf7 if Re8 d6 ]

b)
Black Mates in 2. Hermann Heslenfeld vs Wade, Bad Woerishofen, 1991
r4rk1/4bp2/1Bppq1p1/4p1n1/2P1Pn2/3P2N1/P2Q1PBK/1R5R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qh3+ ]

c)
Wade vs Mark Miller, Bad Woerishofen, 1992
4rrk1/pb2q1p1/1p2p2p/2ppN3/3PnP1Q/2PBP3/PP5P/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qxe7 ]

d)
White Mates in 3. Wade vs Arpi Shah, Hampstead, 1998
3r1k2/r1q2p1Q/pp2B3/4P3/1P1p4/2N5/P1P3PP/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Rxf7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 2. Wade vs Colin Horton, Gibraltar, 2007
8/1R3p2/3rk2p/p2p2p1/P2P2P1/3B1PN1/5K1P/r7 w - - 0 1
[ Bf5+ ]


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