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Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nana Dzagnidze.
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)
Nana Dzagnidze vs Veronika Machalova, Mureck, 1998
r3k2r/pppb1q2/2n1p2b/7p/3PN1p1/P2BP3/1PQ3PP/R3K1NR w KQkq - 0 1
[ Nd6+ if cxd6 Bg6 ]

b)
Nana Dzagnidze vs Lela Javakhishvili, Tbilisi, 1998
r4r2/1b1q2bk/2pp2np/5p2/2P2p2/1Q1P2P1/1B2N1BP/RR5K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7 ]

c)
White Mates in 4.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Nadia Ortiz Aguirre, Oropesa, 2000
3r4/1prn1Rbk/p2qB1p1/2pPp3/4P3/P6P/1P4P1/2Q2RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ if Kxg7 Rf7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 6.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Bachana Morchiashvili, Tbilisi, 2000
6Q1/q6p/Pb1p1kp1/3Bpp2/2P5/3PP1P1/5P1P/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ Kg5 Bf3 Qf7 Qxf7 h5 Qf8 ]

e)
White Mates in 2.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Tsiala Kasoshvili, Tbilisi, 2000
2b3k1/1p5p/2p1n1pQ/3qB3/3P4/3B3P/r5P1/5RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rf8+ ]

Dzagnidze Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Nana Dzagnidze vs Inga Charkhalashvili, Tbilisi, 2002
1Q1b4/r2q1pk1/3p2p1/p1pB3p/2P5/P3P1P1/1R3PKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Bb7 ]

b)
Nana Dzagnidze vs Natalija Pogonina, Halkidiki, 2003
4q3/nr4bk/3pB1p1/1p1Pp2n/pP2Pp1P/N2P1P1K/5BQ1/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxa7 Rxa7 Nxb5 ]

c)
White Mates in 5.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Tamar Tsereteli, Tbilisi, 2004
1r6/R5pk/1q2p2p/1pQbNp2/3PpP2/2P1P3/2K3PP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg7+ ]

d)
White Mates in 2.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Inga Charkhalashvili, Tbilisi, 2004
rn5r/p4pp1/3n3p/qB1k4/3P4/4P3/PP2NPPP/R4K1R w - - 0 1
[ Nf4+ ]

e)
White Mates in 6.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Miranda Mikadze, Tbilisi, 2007
r6r/ppqn1pk1/3p3p/3P1PpQ/2p1P2B/2P3R1/P4P1P/6RK w - - 0 1
[ Rxg5+ if Kf8 Qxh6+ ]

f)
White Mates in 8.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Zhu Chen, Nanjing, 2009
r2k4/3n1p1p/3b1pr1/1B1p3q/P2Q4/4B2P/1P3P2/2R1RK2 w - - 0 1
[ Qxf6+ Rxf6 Bb6+ Bc7 Bxc7+ Kc8 Ba5+ ]

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Nana Dzagnidze Puzzles, Part III.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 3.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Kateryna Lahno, Gaziantep, 2012
1b4k1/1P3p2/8/5N1Q/8/4P2P/1q3PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ Qg5+ if Kh7 Qh6+ ]

b)
Nana Dzagnidze vs Salome Melia, Batumi, 2012
6k1/2p2pp1/1p4np/p2NP3/4Q2P/P5P1/1q3PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ e6 fxe6 Qxe6+ Kh7 h5 Nf8 Qf5+ Kg8 Ne7+ ]

c)
Sopio Gvetadze vs Nana Dzagnidze, Batumi, 2012
2rr2k1/1b2bppp/pp1ppn2/2q1n3/2P1PQ2/N1N2PBP/PP2B1P1/3R1R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nh5 ]

d)
Black mates in 3.
Ana Matnadze vs Nana Dzagnidze, Istanbul, 2012
6k1/Q5p1/1p1q2r1/p6p/P1p1p3/3n2nP/6B1/1R1R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne2+ ]

e)
Black mates in 4.
Sophie Milliet vs Nana Dzagnidze, Astana, 2013
2r2n1k/1b3Ppp/3p4/6PQ/1qP1P3/3B3R/7P/rNKR4 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxc4+ Bxc4 Rxb1+ Kc2 Bxe4+ ]

Nana Dzagnidze Puzzles, Part IV.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 4.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Alexandra Samaganova, Tromsoe, 2014
2R5/3r1pk1/p2N3p/1pK1PPp1/8/6P1/PP2b2P/8 w - - 1 0
[ Ne8+ if Kf8 Nf6+ ]

b)
Nana Dzagnidze vs Anna Muzychuk, Beijing, 2014
4r1k1/3Rb2p/p3P1pQ/P1r2p2/8/1p1R2PP/1q4PK/8 w - - 1 0
[ Rxe7 if Rxe7 Rd8+ ]

c)
Nana Dzagnidze vs Valentina Gunina, Huai'an, 2016
r2qr1k1/1p4pp/p1n2n2/3pp3/5PbB/2NBP3/PP4PP/2RQ1RK1 w - - 1 0
[ Bxf6 ]

d)
Elisabeth Paehtz vs Nana Dzagnidze, Huai'an, 2016
4r1k1/p2q3p/1p2r1p1/3p4/P1pP1P2/RnP2P2/2Q3PP/3N1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Re2 Qb1 Nd2 Qc1 Nxf1 Kxf1 Re1+ Kf2 R8e2+ Kg3 Rg1 ]

e)
Xue Zhao vs Nana Dzagnidze, Huai'an, 2016
3r1rk1/pp3pp1/5q1p/4p3/4Q2n/4P1P1/PP1N1P1P/R2R2K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxd2 Rxd2 Nf3+ ]

Nana Dzagnidze Puzzles, Part V.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
White mates in 2.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Zeinab Mamedjarova, Vysoke Tatry, 2018
2nR1bk1/p2r2p1/2b1R1B1/1pp1BP2/2P3p1/1P6/P4P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Rxf8+ ]

b)
White mates in 3.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Gunay Mammadzada, Budva, 2019
rn4qk/1p3Qb1/p5Pp/P2P4/8/4P2P/1B6/4KB1R w K - 1 0
[ 1.Qf4 ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Ketino Kachiani-G vs Nana Dzagnidze, Vani, 2019
5rk1/7p/1p2p1p1/2p1Q3/4B3/P3qP1K/1P2n1P1/5R2 b - - 0 1
[ 1...Qh6+ 2.Kg4 Rf4+ ]

d)
White mates in 5.
Nana Dzagnidze vs Anna Ushenina, Batumi, 2019
4q3/R5pk/7p/2prpP2/1b2N2N/3P2P1/5PK1/8 w - - 1 0
[ 1.Nf6+ Kh8 2.Ng6+ Qxg6 3.Ra8+ ]

e)
Nana Dzagnidze vs Deimante Cornette, Monaco, 2019
r2rq1k1/p3bppp/bp3n2/3P4/2p1P3/2N3P1/PQ3PBP/R2RN1K1 w - - 1 0
[ 1.e5 if 1...Nd7 2.d6 ]

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