Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Emilio Cordova.
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)
Cordova vs Fabiano Caruano, Guaymallen 2001
rn1r2k1/4ppbp/p5p1/1p1bB3/1P1P4/1B6/P4PPP/2R1K1NR w K - 0 1
[ Bxd5 Rxd5 Rc8+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. Mateo Arcos vs Cordova, Guaymallen, 2001
r2q1rk1/5pp1/pp1pb3/4p2p/Pn2PP2/1NN4P/1PP2RPQ/2R3K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxb3 if cxb3 Nd3 ]

c)
Black Mates in 6. Cristian Moya vs Cordova, Arequipa, 2003
r1bq1rk1/p4ppp/2p5/3pb2Q/4n2R/2NB4/PPPB2PP/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qb6+ Be3 Qxe3+ Kh1 Nf2+ Kg1 Nh3+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 8. Nikolay Noritsyn vs Cordova, Halkidiki, 2003
3r1bk1/pR2q2p/5p1Q/6p1/4P1b1/P5N1/7P/2R4K b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf3+ Kg1 Qc5+ ]



Cordova Puzzles, Part II. Black to move and win except where noted.
a)
Dante Lopez vs Cordova, Lima, 2004
3Q4/3n1pk1/1p2p3/4P2p/1P1K4/P5p1/4q3/R1R5 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd2+ if Qe4 f5+ ]

b)
Fernando Fernandez vs Cordova, Lima, 2004
r1q2rk1/pb2bppp/1p6/4BP2/Q1P3n1/6P1/P2N1PBP/3RR1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bc5 ]

c)
White to move and win. Cordova vs Anton Kovaliov, Buenos Aires, 2005
7r/p1pk2pp/1rpb1pn1/4p3/Q1B1P3/1PR2N2/PKP2qPP/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Rd2 Qc5 Be6+ Kxe6 Rxc5 Bxc5 Qc4+ ]

d)
Black Mates in 7. Alonso Zapata vs Cordova, Merida, 2007
8/8/6kp/R5p1/4p3/PP1nBrPK/4R2P/6r1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxe3 ]


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