Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Simon Williams.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.

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


a)
White mates in 4.
Simon Williams vs David Ledger, Torquay, 1998
7k/p4bR1/3p1p1p/2p4P/2q1p3/2B1P3/PK3P2/6R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Bxg8 Bxf6+ Kh7 Rg7+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Simon Williams vs Stephen Ledger, Hastings, 1999
4k3/2R5/3P2p1/5p2/4pNn1/4P3/r2r2P1/2R3K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re7+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Simon Williams vs Richard Palliser, London, 2000
rn1qr3/1p5P/p2p3Q/2p2kP1/P1Pp4/6b1/1P2B1P1/R1B2K1n w - - 1 0
[ Bg4+ if Ke5 h8/Q+ or if Kxg4 Qh3# ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Simon Williams vs Rawle Allicock, England, 2004
r1br1k2/1p3ppQ/2nRpb1p/pq4N1/1P3B1P/P3P3/B4PP1/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxd8+ Bxd8 Bd6+ Ke8 Qg8+ Kd7 Bxe6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Simon Williams vs Mark Hebden, Hastings, 2006
5r1k/1pp1b2p/p2p4/PP1P1P2/2P5/2q2p2/6RQ/6RK w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ ]



Simon Williams Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Simon Williams vs David Ledger, Swansea, 2006
4r2k/6p1/6PB/1p6/1bp2p2/6PQ/1P3qBK/R7 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5+ ]

b)
Simon Williams vs Jan Fleuren, Bunratty, 2008
5rk1/pp3p2/2pp2pp/3Nq3/4P3/6P1/PPQ3K1/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Nf6+ Kg7 Nd7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Simon Williams vs Miklos Nemeth, Dublin, 2012
3R4/p4pk1/1p1R1N2/nPr3pp/6P1/2p2P1q/P3P1NP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ Kh6 Nxh5+ f6 Rh8+ ]

d)
Simon Williams vs Afrim Fejzullahu, Eilat, 2012
2kr1b2/pp1n1p1p/2p5/8/q7/2R1BQ2/2R2KPP/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc6+ bxc6 Rxc6+ if Kb8 Bf4+ or if Kb7 Rb6+ ]

e)
Simon Williams vs Abdulla Faisal, Al-Ain, 2012
rk1q3r/pp3p1p/3P2p1/Q1p1pB2/2P5/2P5/P4PPP/1R4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qa6 if b6 Be4 Qd7 Rxb6+ ]


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