## King-pawn Opening Series

### Here are some chess puzzles from the games of John Peters. 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 2.
John Peters vs William Lombardy, Lone Pine, 1977
4rr1k/2q1b2p/p2NQ1pB/2p5/Np6/1B5P/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg8+ ]

b)
John Peters vs John Watson, Columbus, 1977
2bn1r2/pp5k/4prpq/3pN1Qp/P1pP2B1/2P3RR/2P2PPP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxh5 if Qxg5 Bxg6+ or if Kg7 Qxh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
John Peters vs George Botterill, Hastings, 1979
2r3k1/5r1p/p3R1pb/1pqQB3/6P1/1PN5/PnP1K3/5R2 w - - 1 0
[ Re8+ ]

d)
John Peters vs Robert Sulman, Lone Pine, 1981
r4rk1/ppp2pbp/2np2p1/7n/2BNq1b1/P1P1BN2/1P3PPP/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 ]

e)
John Peters vs Tatev Abrahamyan, Los Angeles, 2003
r1b2rk1/pp4p1/2n1p1pp/3pPqN1/2pP4/P1P1B3/2P1QPPP/R3K2R w KQ - 1 0
[ g4 ]

1a)
mate in 2
John Peters vs William Lombardy

John Peters Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
John Peters vs Timothy Taylor, Los Angeles, 2004
7r/4pkbp/3n1pp1/1qPP4/5P2/1Q4P1/1P6/1K1RR3 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7+ if Kxe7 cxd6+ or if Kf8 Qxb5 Nxb5 Rb7 ]

b)
John Peters vs Ilan Benjamin, Los Angeles, 2005
1rr2bk1/5ppp/3p2n1/N2Pp1Bn/QP2P3/5qPP/5P2/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Re3 ]

c)
White mates in 5.
John Peters vs Randall Hough, Los Angeles, 2011
r2k1bnr/pp3ppb/8/qB1NPP1p/3B4/8/PPP4P/R2Q1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bb6+ if Kc8 Ne7+ or if Qxb6+ Nxb6+ ]

d)
John Peters vs Teddy Coleman, Los Angeles, 2011
7r/1b1rkp2/pbnppq2/1p5p/5P1Q/1NP2BN1/PP4PP/3R1R1K w - - 1 0
[ Nf5+ if exf5 Rfe1+ Ne5 Rxe5+ dxe5 Rxd7+ ]

2d)
John Peters vs Teddy Coleman

John Peters Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
John Peters vs Carla Heredia Serrano, Orange, 2015
r1b2r1k/pp2q2p/5bpQ/4ppN1/2B1n3/2P1B3/PP3PPP/3RK2R w K - 1 0
[ Nxh7 if Bg7 Nxf8+ or if Rf7 Nxf6+ Rh7 Rd8+ ]

b)
John Peters vs Brandon Xia, Ontario, 2017
r4r2/1bq2pbk/pp2p1pp/3nN3/P4R1B/2P4P/1PB1QPP1/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7 if Rxf7 Bxg6+ Kh8 Nxf7+ ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
A Dubow vs John Peters, Boston, 1988
6r1/p4q1k/2p4p/2Pnb2r/P3pp2/R7/1PQ2PNP/2B2R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxh2+ Kxh2 f3+ Kg1 Rxg2+ ]

d)
Black mates in 4.
Igor Ivanov vs John Peters, USA, 1996
5rk1/3b3p/1p1p2p1/1P1Pp3/pQ2N3/5q2/PB1R1P1P/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh3+ Ke1 Qh1+ Ke2 Bf1+ ]

3b)
John Peters vs Brandon Xia

US GMs

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