Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Claudia Amura.
White to move and win except where noted.

Solutions are between the brackets under each puzzle.
Drag your cursor from one bracket to the other.


a)
Amura vs Ingrid Dahl, Novi Sad, 1990
r4rk1/1b1p1qpp/pp1Ppn2/bNp2p2/2P5/P2QPP2/1P2N1PP/1RBR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nc7 w/b4 or Nxa8 ]

b)
Amura vs Anatoly Timoschenko, Buenos Aires, 1991
q7/5kp1/n4pnp/pppr4/8/1P4P1/PB3PNP/1Q1R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if Qxd5 Qxg6+ ]

c)
Black to move and win. Cristobal Valiente vs Amura, Argentina, 1991
r2q2k1/1p1b2pp/p2p2r1/2PPppb1/1P3n2/2N2P2/P4BPP/R2QRBK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh3+ if gxh3 Be3+ Kh1 Bxf2 Bc4 Qg5 ]

d)
Black to move and win. Adrian Rios vs Amura, Buenos Aires, 1992
4r1k1/pp5p/6p1/3q4/P1rb4/1P2B1P1/5P2/R2Q2KR b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 if bxc4 Rxg3+ mates or if fxe3 Bxe3+ Kh2 Rd4 w/...Rd2+ ]

e)
Amura vs Roberto Calderin, Habana, 1992
8/1p6/p2R1b2/P1B2k1p/1P3p1P/2r2b1K/5N2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6+ ]



Amura Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Amura vs Felix Fiszman, Mar del Plata, 1992
2k4r/p1prnpn1/1p5p/1P1p2p1/8/4PN2/P1PN1PPP/R3K2R w KQ - 0 1
[ Ne5 ]

b)
White Mates in 10. Amura vs Joara Chaves, Brasilia, 1993
8/5pk1/2R1r2p/5R2/3PQ1P1/1q3PK1/r7/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf7+ Kxf7 Qh7+ Kf6 Qxh6+ Ke7 Qg7+ ]

c)
Amura vs Marino Cid, San Fernando, 1993
r7/3q1kpp/1p2pn2/p2p1p2/1PbP1N1P/P3Q1P1/4PPB1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxc4 ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Amura vs Carlos Bulcourf, Villa Ballester, 1996
8/p1R3p1/4p1kn/3p3N/3Pr2P/6P1/PP3K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Matias Villanueva vs Amura, Merida, 1998
r5k1/1p5p/pR6/4b1P1/8/3Bp2P/bP2N1P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd8 if Nc1 Bd4 ]



f) White Mates in 4. Amura vs Juan Gonzalez Zamora, Buenos Aires, 2005
8/2Q1R1bk/3r3p/p2N1p1P/P2P4/1p3Pq1/1P4P1/1K6 w - - 0 1


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