Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Meri Arabidze.
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.
Arabidze vs Busra Arig, Kemer, 11/18/2007
2r1r1k1/1p1n1p1p/1q3Bp1/p2BPb1Q/5P2/P5RP/3R3K/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf7+ if Kxf7 Qxh7+ ]

b)
Arabidze vs Mariam Danelia, Rijeka, 3/8/2010
3Q4/p5bk/2qPb1pp/1p2Bp2/2N4P/6P1/P4P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxg7 if Kxg7 Qe7+ Bf7 d7 ]

c)
Arabidze vs Ekaterini Pavlidou, Rijeka, 3/10/2010
4nrk1/N6p/br3bp1/2nPp3/2p2P2/2N5/1P4BP/R1B2R1K w - - 1 0
[ Be3 if Be7 Nc6 Bd6 fxe5 ]

d)
Arabidze vs Katarzyna Adamowicz, Albena, 9/13/2011
rR2b1k1/2p3pp/3q1p2/2pPpPP1/2P4P/4Q3/4P1B1/rR4K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe8+ ]

e)
Arabidze vs Irina Petrova, Caldas Novas, 11/19/2011
1r4k1/1q1npp1p/3p2p1/PrpP4/4P3/4RNPP/1bQ2P2/1RB3K1 w - - 1 0
[ a6 ]



Arabidze Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Arabidze vs Diana Baciu, Caldas Novas, 11/23/2011
1R2b3/2rk2p1/5pP1/2pBpP2/p1K1P3/P7/8/8 w - - 1 0
[ Bf7 ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Arabidze vs Furtado Ivana Maria, Moscow, 2/13/2012
1r1r1k2/3P1ppp/1p6/6Nq/4QP2/5N2/5K1P/4R3 w - - 1 0
[ Qe7+ Kg8 Qe8+ ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Arabidze vs Marina Romanko-Guseva, Gaziantep, 3/5/2012
1Q6/5pk1/6p1/3p3p/2qP1P1B/2p1P3/3n2K1/3B4 w - - 1 0
[ Bf6+ ]

d)
Arabidze vs Roman Oganisjn, Yerevan, 3/14/2014
1rqr2k1/p3b2p/1n2P1p1/3pQ3/2P5/6P1/P4P1P/1RB2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bh6 if Bf8 e7 ]

e)
Black mates in 2.
Bayarmaa Bayarjargal vs Arabidze, Vung Tau, 10/20/2008
4r1k1/2p3pp/1p6/1PPp4/Q2Pb1nq/P3P2N/6P1/B4BK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qg3 ]

Arabidze Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Marsel Efroimski vs Arabidze, Vung Tau, 10/22/2008
6k1/4Bpp1/p1b1p3/P3P3/4q3/6pP/3Q2P1/1r3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf1+ Kxf1 Bb5+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Priya Mohana vs Arabidze, Vung Tau, 10/28/2008
8/4bkp1/p3p3/P2p1p1P/3P1Q2/1p1KN3/1Pr2P2/R6q b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe4+ ]

c)
Alena Suslova vs Arabidze, Kemer, 11/14/2009
8/kp6/p7/4N3/1PPr3p/P3R1b1/6P1/5K2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rd1+ Ke2 Re1+ Kf3 Rxe3+ ]

d)
Black mates in 5.
Sopio Gvetadze vs Arabidze, Tbilisi, 2/20/2014
3Q4/2p2p2/1p4k1/p5n1/P7/4qpK1/2PR4/4rB2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne4+ Kg4 f5+ Kh3 f2+ ]


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