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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Aaron Summerscale.
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.
Aaron Summerscale vs P Brown, London, 1990
r2r3k/2q2Bb1/ppbN1n1p/2p1NQ2/P4P2/2P5/1P4PP/3R1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng6+ Kh7 Nf8+ Kh8 Qh7+ ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Jens Hartung-Nielsen vs Aaron Summerscale, London, 1990
5bk1/1r4r1/p2p4/P2Pp2q/2N1n1p1/5pB1/1P2B2P/2RQ2RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxh2+ if Bxh2 Nf2# or if Kxh2 Rh7+ ]

c)
White mates in 5.
Aaron Summerscale vs David Baker, London, 1993
1r1r1nk1/3bb2p/4p2Q/2p1PpNB/p4B2/PqPP2P1/5P2/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf7+ Kh8 Nxh7 Nxh7 Bg6 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Aaron Summerscale vs Heikki Salo, Bratislava, 1996
r2rb2k/1p2q2B/2p1p1p1/4P1N1/2pP4/1P5Q/6PP/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg8+ Kxg8 Rf8+ ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Aaron Summerscale vs Alan Spice, England, 1997
6rk/p1p1R1pp/8/2qB1b2/8/1P4P1/PQ3P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qxg7+ Rxg7 Re8+ ]

1a)
mate in 4
Aaron Summerscale vs P Brown

Aaron Summerscale puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Aaron Summerscale vs David Flower, Hampstead, 1998
3n1k2/P6R/2p1p1p1/4b3/r5P1/P2B4/K1P5/8 w - - 1 0
[ Kb3 if Ra5 Kb4 ]

b)
Black mates in 3.
Keith Arkell vs Aaron Summerscale, Leeds, 2000
r7/5pk1/3P2p1/5p2/1pP2Q2/2b1PP2/r1qNK1PP/3R3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd2+ ]

c)
Michael Twyble vs Aaron Summerscale, England, 2008
5rk1/2p2rb1/1p1p2qp/p2Pp3/P1P1N2p/1PBNQP1b/5R1P/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf3 ]

d)
White mates in 3.
Aaron Summerscale vs Paul Roberts, Edinburgh, 2009
5b1k/5p1p/8/5NQ1/N6P/1q4P1/n1r2P2/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qg7+ Bxg7 Rd8+ ]

e)
Arne Hagesaether vs Aaron Summerscale, Hastings, 2009
2q1rbk1/5ppp/8/3p1N2/2r1n1P1/P2Q1P2/6PB/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qc5+ Kh1 Nf2+ ]

f)
Ioannis Stavrianakis vs Aaron Summerscale, Coulsdon, 2011
1r1r2k1/5ppp/2n3b1/1p2N3/2pP2qP/2Q3N1/1Pn2PP1/3RRBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxe5 ]

g)
Aaron Summerscale vs Petr Vachtfeidl, London, 2013
5rk1/2q1bpp1/bp2p2p/3pP3/1P1N4/r1P5/4QPPP/1BR2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qc2 g6 Nxe6 ]

2d)
mate in 3
Aaron Summerscale vs Paul Roberts


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