Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Luc Winants.
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)
White Mates in 4. Winants vs Simen Agdestein, Salonika, 1984
5k2/6r1/p7/2p1P3/1p2Q3/8/1q4PP/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ w/Qh4+ or Qf5+ ]

b)
Winants vs Detlef Heinbuch, Amsterdam, 1987
2b5/bpRr1nkp/p2Bpp2/7B/1P2NP2/6PP/P5K1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bxf7 if Rxc7 Bxc7 Kxf7 Nd6+ ]

c)
White Mates in 6. Winants vs Marinus Kuijf, Budel, 1987
8/r2b1kp1/2p3N1/rp1p1P2/3P2P1/4R1K1/8/4R3 w - - 0 1
[ Kf4 if Ra2 Re7+ w/Re8+ or if Ra8 Re7+ w/Rh1 ]

d)
Winants vs Henk van Maaren, Netherlands, 1987
r3r1k1/pp4pn/2pq1pQ1/3pNb2/3P1Pn1/2N1P3/PP4PP/4RRK1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf7+ w/Qxe8+ & Nf7+ ]

e)
White Mates in 3. Winants vs Norbert Stull, Lyons, 1990
1r3k2/3Rnp2/6p1/6q1/p1BQ1p2/P1P5/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ ]

f)
Winants vs Bruno Carlier, Rotterdam, 1990
6k1/1bpr2pp/1pn1p1q1/4Qp2/1PP1n3/4PN2/4BPPP/B2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd7 Nxe5 Rd8+ Kf7 Nxe5+ ]

g)
Winants vs Elena Cosma, Cappelle la Grande, 1993
rb1qr1k1/3b1ppp/2p2n2/1pP5/pPnNN3/P5P1/1BQ2PBP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxc6 Bxc6 Nxf6+ w/Bxc6 ]



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