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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Viktorija Cmilyte.
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.
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Iversen Gutad, Baile Herculane, 1994
1r3r1k/6R1/1p2Qp1p/p1p4N/3pP3/3P1P2/PP2q2P/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Rh7+ Kxh7 Qe7 ]

b)
Eva Moser vs Viktorija Cmilyte, Szeged, 1994
2r4k/7p/3R2n1/3p4/6P1/8/P2N3P/7K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1+ Kg2 Rc2 if Rxd5 Nf4+ ]

c)
Rita Zykiene vs Viktorija Cmilyte, Panevezys, 1995.
4rrk1/2pb2bp/1q4p1/1NpPp3/2P1Pp2/1P1Q2P1/P5BP/4RRK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb5 if cxb5 c4+ ]

d)
Salomeja Zaksaite vs Viktorija Cmilyte, Vilnius, 1999
1r2k2r/1bqnbpp1/p4n2/3NpP1p/P1P5/1N5Q/1P1BB1PP/3R1RK1 b k - 0 1
[ ...Bxd5 cxd5 Qb6+ ]

e)
Elzbieta Sosnowska vs Viktorija Cmilyte, Warsaw, 1999
3q1r1k/r5pp/p2p4/1p1NnbbQ/4p3/NBP4P/PP3PP1/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nf3+ if gxf3 g6 ]

Viktorija Cmilyte Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Eugenia Chasovnikova, Aviles, 2000
rn4k1/p5qp/5RpQ/1p1pB3/3Pp3/P5P1/1P5P/2K5 w - - 0 1
[ Qxg7+ Kxg7 Rb6+ ]

b)
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Aidas Labuckas, Mezezers, 2000
6N1/2rR3p/np4k1/1p6/5PP1/7P/5K2/8 w - - 0 1
[ f5+ Kg5 Rxc7 if Nxc7 Kg3 mates ]

c)
Black mates in 4.
Daniel Stellwagen vs Viktorija Cmilyte, Wijk aan Zee, 2001
8/4k3/P4RR1/2b1r3/3n2Pp/8/5KP1/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc2+ Kf3 Ne1+ Kf4 Nd3+ ]

d)
White mates in 7.
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Carlos Vinas Guerrero, Caleta, 2005
5k1r/1R1B1p2/5npp/Q2p4/3PpPP1/P3P3/1P5q/1K6 w - - 0 1
[ Be6 if Rh7 Qd8+ Ne8 Qe7+ ]

e)
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Alan Walton, Caleta, 2005
r1bn1r1k/pp2b1pp/4P3/2p4Q/3NBp1q/PP6/2P2P1P/B2RR2K w - - 0 1
[ Qxh4 Bxh4 Nf5 ]

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Viktorija Cmilyte Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
David Spence vs Viktorija Cmilyte, Gibraltar, 2006
4r2k/p5pp/8/P1b2p2/8/2R5/5rPP/1N3RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ree2 ]

b)
White mates in 2.
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Tanja Tuominen, Istanbul, 2012
8/3Q4/p3r1q1/BpP1kN2/8/4P3/PP6/2K3b1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd4+ ]

c)
Xue Zhao vs Viktorija Cmilyte, Ankara, 2012
6rk/7p/3p3r/1B3p2/2P1pN1q/4Pp1P/5P2/2R2Q1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rg2 ]

d)
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Sopio Gvetadze, Belgrade, 2013
8/p2q1bk1/2R2Rp1/8/5Bp1/8/5P2/2K5 w - - 1 0
[ Rxf7+ if Qxf7 Rc7 ]

e)
White mates in 3.
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Zeinab Mamedjarova, Warsaw, 2013
r1q5/pRn3QB/8/3k4/2NP4/P1b4b/5P2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qe5+ if Kc6 Qb5+ Nxb5 Be4# if Kxc4 Qc5# ]

Viktorija Cmilyte Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Valentina Gunina, Loo, 2014
2r3r1/p2Q2pk/1p2P2p/2pqBp2/2b5/P1R2N2/6PP/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ng5+ if hxg5 Rh3+ or if Kh8 Rh3 ]

b)
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Sochi, 2015
Qn6/2q1kp2/p3pr2/1p6/2p4P/2N3P1/PP3P2/2KR4 w - - 1 0
[ Qe4 if Rf5 Qxf5 or if Kf8 Qd4 ]

c)
Stavroula Tsolakidou vs Viktorija Cmilyte, Baku, 2016
r1b1k2r/ppN2qb1/3B2Qp/3P1p2/2n1np1P/4P3/PPP2PP1/2KR3R b kq - 0 1
[ ...Kd8 if Qxf7 Bxb2+ mates ]

d)
Viktorija Cmilyte vs Gundula Heinatz, Germany, 2017
3r2kb/1pnq1p2/p4Pp1/3r3p/8/1P3QP1/PB3NKP/2RR4 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxc7 ]

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