Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Stefan Djuric.
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 6.
Stefan Djuric vs Axel Ornstein, Vrnjacka Banja, 1978
2k2r1r/Rpq5/b3p2p/2ppPB2/5P2/n1P2NP1/2P2B1P/3Q2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Ra8+ if Kd7 Qxd5+ or if Qb8 Bxe6+ Kc7 Qxd5 ]

b)
Stefan Djuric vs Andras Adorjan, Vrsac, 1983
1r2r2k/p2nnQ1p/q1p2bp1/5p2/3p1P2/PN1P2PB/R2B3P/4R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nc5 Nxc5 Qxf6+ Kg8 Rxe7 ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Stefan Djuric vs James Tarjan, Vrsac, 1983
q2n3k/p2N1p1p/1p2p3/6Qp/3P4/8/PP3PP1/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Qf6+ Kg8 Qh6 ]

d)
White mates in 4.
Stefan Djuric vs Zsuzsa Polgar, Adelaide, 1987
3RQ3/r6p/2r1p3/p1p1Bpk1/2b1n3/2N1P2P/Pq3P2/R6K w - - 1 0
[ Nxe4+ fxe4 Rg1+ Kh4 Rg4+ ]

e)
Stefan Djuric vs Dragisa Blagojevic, Yugoslavia, 1989
r4rk1/2p2ppp/p5q1/2p1R3/8/2Q2N2/PPb2PPP/R5K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rg5 ]



Stefan Djuric Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 5.
Stefan Djuric vs Goran Cabrilo, Yugoslavia, 1989
4qr1k/p3p2p/4Q3/5R1R/8/P1b1B3/1rP3PP/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Rxh7+ Kxh7 Qh6+ Kg8 Rg5+ ]

b)
Stefan Djuric vs Dharshan Kumaran, New York, 1990
r6r/pb2Np1k/1p3qp1/2pp4/1nP2BQ1/8/PP3PP1/R3RK2 w - - 1 0
[ Be5 if Qxe7 Qh3+ mates ]

c)
White mates in 2.
Stefan Djuric vs Leon Gostisa, Rogatska Slatina, 1991
2r3k1/1p3pp1/p2Qb1P1/4p2n/4P3/2q2P2/8/3R1BK1 w - - 1 0
[ Qd8+ ]

d)
Stefan Djuric vs Paolo Colombo, Italy, 1995
2r1r1k1/pb2bp1p/1ppqpnpB/4N3/2BP4/2P4Q/PP3PPP/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nxf7 if Kxf7 Bxe6+ mates or if Qc7 Qxe6 ]

e)
Stefan Djuric vs Pietro Pegorari, Cutro, 1999
r2qr1k1/pp2bpp1/2p1bn1p/3Np3/2P4B/3Q3P/PPB2PP1/R3R1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 ]

Stefan Djuric Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Stefan Djuric vs Alessandro Betori, Rome, 2002
r1b2rk1/ppq2ppp/2p2n2/4n3/2B5/2N5/PPPB1PPP/R2QR1K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bf4 if Nfd7 Qh5 g6 Bxe5 or if Re8 Qd4 Nfd7 Rad1 ]

b)
Stefan Djuric vs Vladimir Kostic, Golubac, 2003
r1bqr1k1/pp3pbp/1nn3p1/3Np3/4P3/1P3NP1/P1Q2PBP/R1BR2K1 w - - 1 0
[ Bg5 if f6 Nxf6+ or if Nd4 Rxd4 ]

c)
Stefan Djuric vs Olivier Gaubil, France, 2003
r3k2r/pR2nppp/2b1p3/8/P1pP4/2q1B3/2P1BPPP/3Q1RK1 w kq - 1 0
[ Bd2 if Qxd4 Rxe7+ Kxe7 Bb4+ or if Qa3 Bb4 Qxa4 Rxe7+ ]

d)
Stefan Djuric vs Doriano Tocchioni, Montecatini Terme, 2004
2R5/p3qp1k/1b4pp/r7/7P/P2Q2B1/5PPK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qc3 Bd8 Qd4 ]

e)
White mates in 4.
Stefan Djuric vs Dario Schiappoli, Neapol, 2005
2k2b1r/2q2p1p/2P2Pp1/3p4/2Q5/PpB5/1P4PP/5R1K w - - 1 0
[ Qa6+ if Kd8 Qa8+ or if Kb8 Be5 ]


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