Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Julen Arizmendi Martinez.
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)
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Ivan Llorens Hofman, Cullera, 1996
1r1q3k/1r4bp/3p4/pN1Qpp2/2Pp4/3P2P1/P4PKP/RR6 w - - 1 0
[ Nxd6 if Rxb1 Nf7+ mates ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Renier Gonzalez, Mislata, 1996
r1qr2k1/5pb1/p1pn1pp1/1p4N1/3P2PR/P1P4Q/1P1N1P2/2K1R3 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

c)
White mates in 3.
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Miguel Sanchez Quiroga, Mondariz 1997
2R5/r4p2/p4pk1/3pbN2/Pp4PP/1P1P4/8/5K2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8 if Bf4 h5+ ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs T Bramann, Benasque, 1999
5r1k/pp2q1p1/2pn1bQp/5R2/8/6P1/P1B2P1P/5RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Re5 if Nf5 Bxf5 ]

e)
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Ernesto Fernandez Romero, Albacete, 2000
r2r2k1/1p3qbR/p2pp1Q1/5p2/5Pn1/8/PPP3P1/1KBR1B2 w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ ]

Julen Arizmendi Martinez puzzles, pt. ii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Adriano Caldeira, Internet, 2000
1Q6/p6p/2p3k1/2n2Nq1/6B1/7P/PPP5/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe8+ Kf6 Qe7+ ]

b)
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Evgenij Piankov, Ubeda, 2000
r2q1bn1/pp3kp1/4p1pr/3pPb1p/3p1N1P/5Q1B/PPP2P2/R1B1K1R1 w Q - 1 0
[ Nxe6 if Kxe6 Rxg6+ Kd7 Qxf5+ or if Qa5+ Kd1 Ne7 Bxh6 gxh6 Nxd4 ]

c)
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Anda Safranska, Albacete, 2001
rn2rk2/p4pb1/1ppRb1pp/3Np2n/2B1P3/4BN2/PPP2PPP/3R2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe6 if fxe6 Nc7 or if cxd5 Rxe8+ ]

d)
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Vadim Milov, Biel, 2001
2b1k2r/3nbpp1/prNpp2p/6P1/2p1PP1P/2q5/PPP3Q1/1KBR3R w k - 1 0
[ Ka1 ]

e)
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Andrey Shariyazdanov, Biel, 2002
5R2/p2qp1b1/2p3pk/2p3Np/2PnP3/8/PP4PP/R1B4K w - - 1 0
[ Rh8+ Bxh8 Ne6+ Kh7 Nf8+ ]

Julen Arizmendi Martinez puzzles, pt. iii.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Juan Corral Blanco, Mondariz, 2002
2b2rk1/4bp1p/p3p1p1/qp6/4BPP1/2R5/2PQ3P/1K1R4 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc8 if Qxd2 Rxf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Vadim Milov, Biel, 2003
1r2k3/4pR2/p7/4P3/4Q3/P1q5/1PP4r/1K4R1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg8+ if Kd7 Qd5+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Jordan Ivanov, Andorra, 2004
r1bk4/1p1q3p/p3p3/4Bp1B/3Q4/P5P1/1PP4P/1K6 w - - 1 0
[ Qb6+ Ke7 Qb4+ ]

d)
Julen Arizmendi Martinez vs Francisco Munoz Moreno, Malaga, 2008
r1b1r2k/p1p2nb1/2pqNpp1/8/8/1QP5/PP3PP1/R1B1RNK1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5 if Rxe1 Nxf7+ ]


Back to the Index