Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Maya Chiburdanidze.
White to move and win.

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


a)
Chiburdanidze vs Dana Nutu-Gajic, Bad Kissingen, 1979
1rbqr1k1/5pp1/p2p1b2/3NpP2/Pp2P3/5B2/1PPQ3P/R5RK w - - 0 1
[ Qh6 ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Chiburdanidze vs Amador Rodriguez, Barcelona, 1979
r2r2k1/1q4p1/ppb3p1/2bNp3/P1Q5/1N5R/1P4BP/n6K w - - 0 1
[ Ne7+ Kf8 Nxg6+ Ke8 Qe6 ]

c)
Chiburdanidze vs Valentin Arbakov, Moscow, 1981
3b1rk1/1R3pp1/pr5p/8/4B3/2P5/1P4PP/1K1R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd8 ]

d)
Chiburdanidze vs Marta Litinskaya, Tbilisi, 1984
r1b1rnk1/2p2ppp/p7/1pbpP3/3N2Nq/2P1QPnP/PPB3PB/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf4 if Nh5 Nh6+ ]

e)
Chiburdanidze vs Marija Petrovic, Jajce, 1986
4nrk1/1p1q1pbp/r2P2p1/p1BNp3/P2n4/1P4PP/2PQ2B1/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nb6 w/d7 ]



Chiburdanidze Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Chiburdanidze vs Julia Lebel-Arias, Dubai, 1986
r1b3k1/pp3pbp/2p1n1p1/Pn2p3/NP2P2q/1BP1B1NP/3Q1PP1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxe6 w/Bg5 ]

b)
Chiburdanidze vs N Gaprindashvili, Belgrade Yugometal, 1996
r1bq1rk1/ppp2p2/5np1/4p1N1/2P1N1n1/6P1/PP2PPB1/R2QK2R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ w/Nxf7+ ]

c)
Chiburdanidze vs Vladimir Malaniuk, Kusadasi, 1990
r1b2r1k/pppp1ppp/4n3/3NP3/8/1P1BQ3/1qP2PPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxh7 if Kxh7 Qh3+ mates ]



d) White Mates in 3. Chiburdanidze vs Bent Larsen, Vienna, 1993
1r3r1k/6p1/p6p/2bpNBP1/1p2n3/1P5Q/PBP1q2P/1K5R w - - 0 1

e)
Chiburdanidze vs Miguel Moreno Bello, Sevilla, 1994
r3kb1r/pppq1ppp/2n1b3/3np3/3P4/5NP1/PP2PPBP/RNBQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ e4 ]

Chiburdanidze Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Chiburdanidze vs Mehrshad Sharif, Lippstadt, 1995
r1q1rbk1/pp3p2/n1p2B2/5b2/3P4/2P3P1/P3PPB1/R1Q2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh3 Nc7 Qg5+ ]

b)
Chiburdanidze vs Anna-Maria Botsari, Pula, 1997
3r2k1/1pp1bqpp/2n1np2/3bp3/1P6/2BP1NP1/r2NPPBP/1RRQ2K1 w - - 0 1
[ e4 ]

c)
White Mates in 2. Chiburdanidze vs Roman Slobodjan, Lippstadt, 2000
4r3/1b2r2p/p2p2k1/P1pP1R1N/3b4/1P1B3P/3n2P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Re5+ ]

d)
Chiburdanidze vs Ekaterina Polovnikova, Krasnoturinsk, 2004
k2rr1n1/1p4pp/pPp3b1/5p2/4PB2/5P2/1P2BKPP/R6R w - - 0 1
[ Rxa6+ w/Bxa6 & Ra1 ]

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