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100th British Chess Championship

15 Critical Positions
edited by Bill Harvey 9/6/2013

Here is a collection of 15 critical chess positions from the 100th British Chess Championship, held in Torquay, England, July 29 to August 10, 2013. The player at the bottom of the board moves first and wins. Solutions are found at the end of the pamphlet. Bill Harvey is webmaster of wtharvey.com, a site containing 10,000 chess puzzles from grandmaster games.

1) David Graham vs Keith Emery 7/29/2013

4) Simon Williams vs Richard Weaving 7/30/2013

White Mates in 4.

2) Hugh Murphy vs Ananthanarayanan Balaji 7/29/2013

5) David Collier vs Keith Emery 7/31/2013

White Mates in 4.

3) Yang-Fan Zhou vs Jim Burnett 7/29/2013

6) Ravi Haria vs Neil Carr 8/1/2013

White Mates in 2.

7) Mark Talbot vs Adam Taylor 8/1/2013

10) Donald Mason vs Laurence Ball 8/5/2013

White Mates in 2.

White Mates in 4.

8) Simon Williams vs Martin Brown 8/1/2013

11) Alan Brusey vs Charles Storey 7/29/2013

9) Guy Moss vs Jim Burnett 8/3/2013

12) Dominic Mackle vs Gawain C Jones 8/5/2013

White Mates in 3.

Black Mates in 2.

13) Tyson Mordue vs Simon Warman 8/5/2013

1) 1.Bg6+ Kd8 2.Rf7 if 2...Qe8 3.Qxg5+ mates 14) Daniel Howard Fernandez vs Peter Wells 8/7/2013

White Mates in 4. 2) 1.Rh5 15) Philip Bonafont vs Akito Oyama 8/8/2013

Black Mates in 3.

White Mates in 2. 3) 1.Nd3+ exd3 2.f4#

White Mates in 4. 4) 1.Qe3

White Mates in 2. 7) 1.R4xe5+ Rxe5 2.f4#

5) 1.Re8+ if 1...Bf8 2.Rxd8

8) 1.Rxf8+

6) 1.Qa8

White Mates in 3. 9) 1.Bh7+ Kh8 2.Bf5+

White Mates in 4. 10) 1.Rxh7+ Kxh7 2.Qd7+

13) 1...Rxd6

11) 1...Rxg3 2.Rxg3 Rxg3 3.Qxg3 Qe2+

14) 1...Qxf3+ if 2.Kxf3 Nd2+

Black Mates in 2. 12) 1...Ne2+

Black Mates in 3. 15) 1...Nb4+