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### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of David Howell.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)
David Howell vs Terrence Cox, Kidlington, 2001
2r3k1/pp2qppp/1b2p1b1/1P6/Q2rn1P1/P1N2N1P/4BP2/2RR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd5 if Rxd1+ Qxd1 Qd8 Rxc8 or if exd5 Rxc8+ ]

b)
White mates in 5.
David Howell vs Graham Walker, Southend, 2001
5rk1/5ppp/1R2p2b/3pP2Q/q2B4/3NP3/2r3PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxf7+ Rxf7 Rb8+ ]

c)
David Howell vs Panagiotis Pampalos, Chalkidiki, 2002
rn1r1bk1/1q4pp/p2P1p2/1p2pN2/2p3Q1/2P3PP/PP3P2/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nh6+ Kh8 Qe6 if gxh6 Qxf6+ Kg8 Qxd8 ]

d)
David Howell vs John Shaw, Edinburgh, 2003
3q4/r7/1pp2rpk/p1p1p1p1/4P1Pp/3P1R2/PPPQ2K1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh4+ Kg7 Qxg5 if Ra8 Rxf6 or if Raf7 Qh6+ ]

e)
White mates in 3.
David Howell vs Graeme Kafka, Scarborough, 2004
1qr3k1/p2RBp1p/6p1/3Q4/1P3b2/P4P1P/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bd8 ]

1c)
David Howell vs Panagiotis Pampalos

David Howell Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Howell vs John Trevelyan, St. Helier, 2005
r1b1r3/1p1n1pk1/2pQ2p1/p3Pn2/P6q/6NP/1PP1N1B1/R4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf5 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
David Howell vs Paal Royset, Copenhagen, 2006
b2q1b2/4k1pQ/3nP3/1p6/1B1Np3/7P/1P3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4+ if Ke8 Qh5+ Ke7 Qf7# ]

c)
David Howell vs Vladimir Lazarev, France, 2006
r2q2kr/pb2np2/5p1B/7Q/B1p5/2P5/1P3PPP/1N2R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 if Qxe7 Qg4+ ]

d)
David Howell vs Petar Velikov, France, 2007
1k2b2r/1pr1npp1/4p2p/p3P2P/P1pP4/7R/1qN2PP1/R2Q1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb1 if Qa2 Ra3 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
David Howell vs Dean Ippolito, Philadelphia, 2007
r3kb2/p1p4p/2pqB3/5Q2/6R1/P7/KPP5/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qf7+ Kd8 Rd4 ]

2b)
mate in 4
David Howell vs Paal Royset

David Howell Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
David Howell vs Krzysztof Bulski, Yerevan, 2007
2r2k2/1bqr1p1p/p2p2p1/1p1P2P1/1P1QP1N1/P5N1/5PP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Ke7 Nf5+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
David Howell vs Tanguy Ringoir, Liverpool, 2008
1q1rr3/pb2bk2/1pn1p1pp/3n3Q/3PN3/P3B3/1P3PPP/1B1RR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nd6+ if Bxd6 Qxg6+ or if Kf8 Bxh6+ ]

c)
David Howell vs T Vout, Halifax, 2008
2rr2k1/pb3pp1/4qb1p/3p4/2pP4/4PN2/P1Q2PPP/1BR1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh7+ Kf8 Bf5 ]

d)
David Howell vs Ali Bitalzadeh, Wijk aan Zee, 2009
r1b2r2/p1q1bppk/1pn1p2p/8/2BPN1Q1/2P5/P4PPP/R1B1R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh6 if gxh6 Nf6+ Bxf6 Bd3+ mates
or if Kxh6 Qh3+ Kg6 g4 mates
]

e)
White Mates in 10.
David Howell vs Ivan Sokolov, London, 2009
r1n2k2/p1pB1p1r/6p1/3P2p1/3QP3/5R2/PP5q/2K2R2 w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ if Rxh8 Rxf7+ Kg8 Rf8+ or if Ke7 Rxf7+ Rxf7 Qe8+ Kd6 Qe6+ ]

3a)
mate in 3
David Howell vs Krzysztof Bulski

David Howell Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Howell vs Sergei Tiviakov, Kallithea, 2009
r3r3/pp2ppbk/n6p/Pq1N1bp1/1P6/Q3B1PP/3R1PBK/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Bf1 if Qd7 Nf6+ Bxf6 Rxd7 Bxd7 Qd3+ ]

b)
Zbynek Hracek vs David Howell, Hastings, 2010
7k/2p3p1/p1B3bp/P2R4/8/3r3P/1P4P1/5qQK b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh3+ gxh3 Qxh3+ Qh2 Qf1+ Qg1 Be4+ Kh2 Qe2+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
David Howell vs Tomasz Warakomski, Germany, 2010
rnR5/p3p1kp/4p1pn/bpP5/5BP1/5N1P/2P2P2/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Be5+ ]

d)
David Howell vs Aaron Summerscale, Halifax, 2010
8/5pk1/4r1p1/3Nb2p/1pq5/5QPP/1P2RPK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe5 ]

e)
David Howell vs Ryan Griffiths, Hastings, 2011
2kr3r/p2q2b1/1pnpb2p/5p2/2Pn1N2/4B3/PP3PQP/2KR1BNR w - - 1 0
[ Bxd4 if Nxd4 Qa8+ Kc7 Qxa7+ Kc8 Qxb6 or if Bxd4 Nxe6 ]

4a)
David Howell vs Sergei Tiviakov

David Howell Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Howell vs Simon Williams, Bournemouth, 2012
r7/kp6/2p5/p1n4p/q1B1Q3/1R5P/1PP5/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4 if b6 Ra3 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
David Howell vs Aljoscha Feuerstack, Germany, 2012
k2r4/ppRn2p1/6p1/1P3p2/3p1B2/6P1/P4PBP/4n1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxb7+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
David Howell vs Hugh Murphy, England, 2014
4kbR1/p1r2p2/2p1p3/1q1pP2Q/1nnP1P2/1N1N4/1PP2B2/7K w - - 1 0
[ Qh6 ]

d)
Jim Burnett vs David Howell, Aberystwyth, 2014
5k2/1R2pp1p/6p1/6n1/1N2P1bP/6P1/P4PK1/2r2B2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf3+ if Kg1 Nh3+ or if Kh2 Rxf1 mates ]

e)
White mates in 3.
David Howell vs Keith Arkell, Douglas, 2015
r6r/6p1/4Q2p/6q1/2B1n3/5kP1/PPP2P1P/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Be2+ Kxe2 Qxe4+ ]

5a)
David Howell vs Simon Williams

David Howell Puzzles, Part VI.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
David Howell vs Nigel Short, London, 2016
5rk1/3nnp1p/2pNp1p1/8/2BPP3/p4QPP/2q2P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb3 if Qb2 Nc4 ]

b)
White mates in 3.
David Howell vs Das Debashish, Doha, 2016
3QR3/r1p2ppk/p1B1p2p/P1q1Pb2/1p5P/4P1P1/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Kg6 Qg5+ hxg5 h5# ]

c)
David Fitzsimons vs David Howell, England, 2017
3rr1k1/pp3ppp/2q1b1n1/1Q3p2/8/2PB2NP/PP2RPP1/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Nf4 ]

d)
White mates in 2.
David Howell vs Natasha Regan, London, 2018
2kr1br1/pp1np2p/8/1B1Q1p2/N4B2/P7/1PP2qP1/2K3N1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc6+ bxc6 Ba6# ]

6b)
mate in 3
David Howell vs Das Debashish

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