Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Elina Danielian.
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)
White Mates in 4. Danielian vs Anna Zatonskih, Duisburg, 1992
1r2b1qk/2r4p/2p3P1/p1PpN1Q1/P2R1P2/1P5B/n4K1P/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf7+ if Bxf7 g7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 8. Danielian vs Liga Ungure, Simferopol, 1992
r3q1r1/2p1nk2/p2p2pB/3Pp3/2p1PpR1/2N2P1Q/PP6/2K3R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf4+ if Nf5 Rxf5+ gxf5 Qxf5+ ]



c) White Mates in 3. Danielian vs Monica Calzetta, Buenos Aires, 1993
3r4/p4Q1p/1p2P2k/2p3pq/2P2B2/1P2p2P/P5P1/6K1 w - - 0 1

d)
White Mates in 7. Danielian vs Silvia Aleksieva, Svitavy, 1993
1R6/pN5R/bk2p1p1/3pPpP1/3P4/K3P3/1P4P1/5q2 w - - 0 1
[ Na5+ Bb7 Rhxb7+ Ka6 Nb3 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Olga Prokopenko vs Danielian, Bratislava, 1993
1rr3k1/4ppbp/6p1/7q/2N2Pn1/1N1Q3P/1P4P1/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc4 Qxc4 Nf2+ ]



Danielian Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Danielian vs Elvira Sakhatova, Yerevan, 1996
6k1/r2q1pbp/pRp3p1/3r1p2/N2P3P/4PQP1/1R3PK1/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rb8+ Bf8 Nb6 ]

b)
Danielian vs Khalezov, Nizhnij Novgorod, 1999
3r1r1k/ppp1q1pp/2npb3/2b1np2/2PN1B2/1PN1P3/P2QBPPP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bg5 if Qxg5 Nxe6 ]

c)
Black to move and win. G Osoblivy vs Danielian, Novgorod, 1999
r1bqk2r/pp1n1ppp/2pbpn2/6N1/2BP1B2/8/PPP1NPPP/R2QK2R b KQkq - 0 1
[ ...Bxf4 if Nxf4 Qa5+ ]

d)
White Mates in 4. Danielian vs Alexandra Kosteniuk, Minsk, 2001
6rk/6pp/2p2p2/2B2P1q/1P2Pb2/1Q5P/2P2P2/3R3K w - - 0 1
[ Qxg8+ ]

e)
Black Mates in 3. Sopio Gvetadze vs Danielian, Warsaw, 2001
8/6bk/1p6/5pBp/1P2b3/6QP/P5PK/5q2 b - - 0 1
[ ...Be5 ]

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Danielian Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Danielian vs Antoaneta Stefanova, Crete, 2007
4R1Q1/pp2q1rp/2p2p1k/2r2npP/5P2/4P3/PP2B3/1K4R1 w - - 0 1
[ fxg5+ fxg5 Qe6+ ]

b)
Danielian vs Athanasios Karayannis, Athens, 2007
2rr2k1/1p3pp1/3q3p/pP1pR3/3NbP2/2N1Q2P/6P1/5BK1 w - - 0 1
[ Nxe4 dxe4 Nf5 w/Ne7+ ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Danielian vs Nelly Aginian, Yerevan, 2005
5r2/1Q2Npkp/rn1R2p1/p7/qn3B2/6P1/4PPBP/2b3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Be5+ Kh6 Nf5+ if Kg5 h4+ or if Kh5 Qf3+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Zeinab Mamedjarova vs Danielian, Chisinau, 2005
6k1/4Qpp1/p3p3/1p2P3/1P1r4/P2q4/5PPP/4R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe2 if Rf1 Rd1 ]

e)
Black to move and win. Arman Hayrapetian vs Danielian, Yerevan, 2005
4r1k1/1p3rpp/p4b2/2Rp3q/3P1B2/6QP/PP1R2P1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bh4 ]

f)
White Mates in 2. Danielian vs Michail Brodsky, Cappelle la Grande, 2006
8/p2q1p1k/4pQp1/1p1b2Bp/7P/8/5PP1/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bh6 ]



Elina Danielian Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Elina Danielian vs Bela Khotenashvili, Dilijan, 6/27/2013
2r3q1/r3b1kp/pp2pnp1/3bN1B1/3P1Q2/P6R/1P3PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6+ Bxf6 Qh6+ Kh8 Nxg6+ ]

b)
Black mates in 2.
Jan Musialkiewicz vs Elina Danielian, Legnica, 5/6/2013
5rk1/pb2npp1/1pq4p/5p2/5B2/1B6/P2RQ1PP/2r1R2K b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg2+ ]

c)
Elina Danielian vs Humpy Koneru, Lopota 6/29/2014
5k2/1p1n1pp1/4b3/pP1p3p/P2Q4/3BPPnP/2Nq2P1/4N1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qh4 ]

d)
Elina Danielian vs Yaniet Marrero, Tromsoe, 8/8/2014
2r2rk1/pp6/3p1npp/3q1p2/1P1QpP2/4P2P/P4NP1/2R2RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxc8 ]

e)
Elina Danielian vs Kateryna Lahno, Tromsoe, 8/11/2014
2r1r3/4b1kp/p5p1/4R3/1R1ppB1P/6P1/4PP2/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rb7 if Kf6 Rexe7 ]

f)
Black mates in 5.
Evgeny Zanan vs Elina Danielian, Yerevan, 3/7/2014
6k1/3q1p2/1p4p1/2b3P1/7K/6PP/rp1BQ3/1R6 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd4+ Qe4 Qxe4+ Bf4 Qf3 ]


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