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John Emms' Ultimate Chess Puzzle Book Set 1
Compiled by The Last Straw
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Note: Many of the puzzles are not in the database. Compiled are the ones that are.

Answer in Kibitzing means what was played in the game was inaccurate and ANYONE has kibitzed on the answer.

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[Beginning of Easy Puzzles] 23...?
M Gongora Reyes vs A Blees, 2000 
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 24 moves, 0-1

10...?
H Barber vs Hebden, 2000 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 10 moves, 0-1

28...? [Answer in kibitzing]
Emms vs P K Wells, 1989 
(C95) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

31.?
C S Gokhale vs S Suvrajit, 2000 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 34 moves, 1-0

18.?
C Ward vs A Summerscale, 1996 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 18 moves, 1-0

37...?
R Zelcic vs N Miezis, 1999
(B43) Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3, 37 moves, 0-1

31.?
A Volzhin vs E Hermansson, 2000
(E71) King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3), 31 moves, 1-0

25.?
S Kustar vs A Kranz, 1999 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 25 moves, 1-0

31.?
Murey vs V Malakhov, 2000 
(B66) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6, 31 moves, 1-0

35...?
C Ward vs M Hennigan, 2000 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 35 moves, 0-1

29.?
A Colovic vs G Fregonese, 2000
(C63) Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

42...?
A Keatinge-Clay vs Z Krnic, 2000
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 42 moves, 0-1

26...?
V Sikula vs Y Zimmerman, 2000
(B07) Pirc, 26 moves, 0-1

39.?
S Savchenko vs A Kogan, 2000 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 44 moves, 1-0

16...?
Y Yakovlev vs E Kovalevskaya, 2000
(B50) Sicilian, 16 moves, 0-1

39...?
V Kachar vs D Driamin, 2000
(A90) Dutch, 39 moves, 0-1

25.?
M A Souza vs A Achutti, 2000
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 25 moves, 1-0

22...?
M Hummel vs G Kilgus, 1999
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 42 moves, 0-1

28.?
G Milos vs W Sapis, 2000
(B01) Scandinavian, 29 moves, 1-0

31...?
B Osolin vs A Srebrnic, 2000
(C42) Petrov Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

27...?
Timman vs Piket, 2000 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 0-1

30...?
G J Ludden vs S van Blitterswijk, 2000 
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 66 moves, 0-1

63.?
S Savchenko vs T Markowski, 2000
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 64 moves, 1-0

32...?
Tiviakov vs J Bosch, 2000
(B33) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

25...?
V J Hansen vs E Tonning, 2000 
(C05) French, Tarrasch, 26 moves, 0-1

38.?
M Paragua vs Aronian, 2000 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 1-0

[Beginning of Checkmate Puzzles] Mate in 5: 27.?
Morozevich vs Xie Jun, 1998 
(C45) Scotch Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Mate in 4: 45...?
R L Perry vs A F Ker, 1999
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 45 moves, 0-1

Mate in 3: 36.?
Oral vs V Sakalauskas, 1999 
(C06) French, Tarrasch, 36 moves, 1-0

26.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
J Renteria vs M J Mateus, 1999 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

30...?
S Zagrebelny vs M Dzhumaev, 1999
(A80) Dutch, 30 moves, 0-1

Mate in 5:25.?
Kurajica vs R Zelcic, 1999
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 24 moves, 1-0

37.?
H Hamdouchi vs M Bezold, 1999 
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Mate in 2:45.?
M Grabarczyk vs E Danielian, 2000 
(A06) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Mate in 3:33.?
V Kravchenko vs E Vorobiov, 2000 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

33...?
D Pira vs J P Boudre, 2000
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

Mate in 3:32...?
J B Campos-Moreno vs G Sargissian, 2000 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 32 moves, 0-1

Mate in 3:36.?
Morozevich vs Lputian, 2000 
(C00) French Defense, 37 moves, 1-0

Mate in 5:45.?
R L Perry vs M Barlow, 1999
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 47 moves, 1-0

Mate in 4:50.?
J Echavarria vs J Szmetan, 1999 
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 53 moves, 0-1

Mate in 5:41...?
Yermolinsky vs Topalov, 1999 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 45 moves, 0-1

Mate in 8:64.?
Z Gyimesi vs A Guseinov, 1999
(A61) Benoni, 68 moves, 1-0

29.?
Emms vs A Blees, 1996 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 29 moves, 1-0

44...?
N Miezis vs Psakhis, 1999
(A21) English, 44 moves, 0-1

27.?
N Gurieli vs N Lakos, 1999 
(B50) Sicilian, 27 moves, 1-0

27...?
A Bianchi vs I Efimov, 1999
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 27 moves, 0-1

42.?
C McNab vs Plaskett, 1999
(A10) English, 42 moves, 1-0

45...?
Xie Jun vs Sutovsky, 1998
(B33) Sicilian, 46 moves, 0-1

41...?
Van Wely vs Morozevich, 1999 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 42 moves, 0-1

32...?
B Van Der Linden vs B Annakov, 1999
(B32) Sicilian, 33 moves, 0-1

41.?
A Anastasian vs Tiviakov, 1999 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

27.?
M Breutigam vs G Gauglitz, 2000
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

64.?
Sakaev vs A Nikitin, 2000
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 85 moves, 1-0

40.?
Piket vs Gelfand, 2000 
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1-0

31.?
Piket vs Kramnik, 1999 
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 34 moves, 1-0

31...?
Kurajica vs T Hillarp Persson, 1999
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 48 moves, 0-1

[Beginning of Intermediate an Advanced Puzzles] 30.?
E M Green vs F Zakaria, 2000 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 32 moves, 1-0

28...?
F Handke vs S Atalik, 2000 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 28 moves, 0-1

32.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
A Kosten vs M Hennigan, 2000 
(B26) Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3, 32 moves, 1-0

35...?
F Pellis vs S Nikolov, 2000 
(A13) English, 42 moves, 0-1

46.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
M Drobne vs V Ivacic, 2000 
(B15) Caro-Kann, 58 moves, 0-1

25.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
K Doskocil vs J Wege, 1999 
(B24) Sicilian, Closed, 39 moves, 0-1

40...?
P Thipsay vs C Ward, 1998
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 42 moves, 0-1

39...? [Answer in Kibitzing]
B Schneider vs M Thirion, 1999 
(A25) English, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Does white play 14.Qxg4 or 14.Nxg6? [Answer in Kibitzing]
Emms vs J M Calvo Sanchez, 1991 
(B08) Pirc, Classical, 22 moves, 0-1

51...? [Answer in Kibitzing]
H Happel vs P Burlage, 2000 
(E25) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 55 moves, 1-0

28...?
E Keogh vs Emms, 1991
(C28) Vienna Game, 32 moves, 0-1

44...?
M Agopov vs N Sommerbauer, 1999 
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 47 moves, 0-1

64.?
A Fernandes vs P Claesen, 1999
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 67 moves, 1-0

103.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
M Orr vs Z Lanka, 1999 
(A45) Queen's Pawn Game, 165 moves, 0-1

30.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
Korchnoi vs Dolmatov, 1999 
(A10) English, 37 moves, 1-0

43...?
T Bakre vs K Visweswaran, 2000
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

35.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
P Thipsay vs P Konguvel, 2000 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

30...?
G B Joshi vs J Sriram, 2000
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 40 moves, 0-1

42.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
Emms vs Hebden, 1996 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 54 moves, 0-1

25.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
B Abramovic vs V Zheliandinov, 2000 
(D68) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical, 34 moves, 1-0

37...?
Gulko vs Adams, 2000 
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 38 moves, 0-1

37.?
M Brodsky vs R Jenetl, 1999
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 40 moves, 1-0

28.?
I Rogers vs Oral, 1999
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 39 moves, 1-0

23.? [Answer in Kibitzing]
Emms vs A Ledger, 1999 
(C10) French, 28 moves, 1-0

20...? [Answer in Kibitzing]
Lautier vs Kasparov, 1997 
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Assess 28...Rh6
Bareev vs A Greenfeld, 2000 
(A14) English, 32 moves, 0-1

20...?
E M Green vs I Rogers, 2000 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 24 moves, 0-1

25.?
E Najer vs N Vink, 2000
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 26 moves, 1-0

24.?
C Bouton vs T Grabuzova, 2000 
(C11) French, 24 moves, 1-0

32.?
M Szelag vs Stefansson, 2000
(B47) Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation, 52 moves, 1-0

49...?
O Salmensuu vs T Hillarp Persson, 2000 
(B06) Robatsch, 52 moves, 0-1

26.?
N Fercec vs Ivan J Markovic, 2000
(B78) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long, 29 moves, 1-0

32...?
J Parker vs N Pert, 1999 
(A92) Dutch, 32 moves, 0-1

18.?
T Kos vs S Vivoda, 2000
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 37 moves, 1-0

24...?
A Filipenko vs F Lipinsky, 2000 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 28 moves, 0-1

30...?
K Hansen vs S Gross, 1999
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

41.?
Anand vs Topalov, 2000
(A04) Reti Opening, 47 moves, 1-0

33...? [Follow text until move 36; consult kibitzing afterwards
P K Wells vs Emms, 1991 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 39 moves, 1-0

31...?
de Firmian vs A Rustemov, 1999 
(C10) French, 37 moves, 0-1

35...?
Van Wely vs J M Hodgson, 1999
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 35 moves, 0-1

26...?
M Stolz vs J Hellsten, 2000
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 26 moves, 0-1

42...?
N Michaelsen vs Bacrot, 2000 
(D85) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

29.?
R Leyva vs Roman Hernandez, 2000
(B32) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

16.?
L Perez Rodriguez vs M Gongora Reyes, 1999 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 18 moves, 1-0

18...?
J Levitt vs Emms, 1994
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 20 moves, 0-1

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