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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of John Emms.
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)
White mates in 5.
John Emms vs John Hawksworth, Southampton, 1986
r6r/pppk4/1b1p1Qp1/4p2p/1PBqP1b1/3P3N/P1K3PP/1RB2R2 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ if Kc6 b5+ or if Kc8 Qxh8+ Kd7 Rf7+ ]

b)
John Emms vs Graeme Buckley, Eastbourne, 1990
r3r1k1/pp1q2bp/2n1bpp1/3p4/2PP1B2/5N1P/P1B2PP1/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 Rxe6 cxd5 Qxd5 Bb3 Qe4 Bxe6+ Qxe6 d5 ]

c)
Emms vs Sandor Fodre, Paris, 1990
2R2rk1/6pp/p2P1p2/4n3/pP6/8/6PP/5BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bc4+ if Nxc4 d7 ]

d)
Emms vs Paul Byway, Eastbourne, 1991
2r2k2/pp3pp1/6qr/3N3p/3p3P/4Q3/P3BPP1/K2R4 w - - 0 1
[ Qe7+ w/Qd7 & Ne7 ]

e)
John Emms vs Alexander Stromer, Cappelle la Grande, 1991
6Q1/2p1r1p1/5k2/4p3/4q3/5N1P/2r2PP1/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf8+ Rf7 Qxf7+ Kxf7 Ng5+ ]

f)
White mates in 4.
John Emms vs Martin Roetteler, Hamburg, 1992
r3r1k1/2q1bp1p/p3p1p1/1p6/3BnP2/P3R2Q/1PP3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxh7+ Kxh7 Rh3+ ]

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