Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Nona Gaprindashvili.
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)
Gaprindashvili vs Khuberashvili, Moscow, 1959
8/rR3p1p/2nkpB2/3p4/5P2/6P1/2PK3P/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be7+ ]

b)
White Mates in 4. Gaprindashvili vs Liubov Idelchik, Moscow, 1964
2r1rk2/1p2qp1R/4p1p1/1b1pP1N1/p2P4/nBP1Q3/P4PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ w/Nxe6+ ]

c)
Gaprindashvili vs Arinbjorn Gudmundsson, Reykjavik, 1964
r2qr3/1p3pkp/p2p4/3Nn1pP/4P3/1P6/1PP2QP1/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ h6+ Qh8 Nc7 ]

d)
Gaprindashvili vs Haije Kramer, Beverwijk, 1966
2b2r2/p5pk/1p1r1bpp/8/3N4/1BP5/PP4PP/3RR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Ne6 ]

e)
Gaprindashvili vs Hillar Karner, Parnu, 1973
r2qk1nr/4ppbp/2n3p1/p7/3PPP2/1B3Q2/PPP3PP/R1B1K2R w - - 0 1
[ Ba4 if Qd6 Bd2 w/e5 or if Qb6 Qb3 ]



Gaprindashvili Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Gaprindashvili vs Gyorgy Szilagyi, Sadomier, 1976
r1q2rk1/pp2ppbp/6p1/4P1B1/6n1/1PN5/1PP1Q1PP/3R1R1K w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qe6 h3 w/Nc7 ]

b)
Gaprindashvili vs Lydia Mulenko, URS, 1976
r3k2r/p2bnppp/1pn1p3/2qpP3/P7/1R1B1N2/2P2PPP/2BQ1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rb5 if Qc3 Bb2 ]

c)
White Mates in 4. Gaprindashvili vs Juraj Nikolac, Wijk aan Zee, 1979
2r1r3/pp1nbN2/4p3/q7/P1pP2nk/2P2P2/1PQ5/R3R1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Re4 Kh5 Rxg4 ]

d)
Gaprindashvili vs Pavlina Chilingirova, Tbilisi, 1984
2r5/p4pkp/1r4p1/3P4/8/1Rn2B2/5PPP/2R4K w - - 0 1
[ Rxb6 axb6 d6 ]

e)
Gaprindashvili vs Niaz Murshed, Polanica Zdroj, 1986
6r1/3k1p2/pp2pBp1/2bqP2p/2Nn1P1P/3Q4/P2R2PK/8 w - - 0 1
[ Ne3 Qc6 Nc2 ]

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Gaprindashvili Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Gaprindashvili vs Maxim Dlugy, Brussels, 1987
r4rk1/3qbppp/p3p3/1p1bPN2/5B2/8/PP2QPPP/2RR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxd5 if exd5 Qg4 ]

b)
White Mates in 6. Gaprindashvili vs Roland Schmaltz, Baden-Baden, 1990
r2qnnk1/2p2rb1/1p1p1pN1/p2Pp2Q/2P1P3/2N1B3/PP3P2/2KR3R w - - 0 1
[ Qh8+ Bxh8 Rxh8+ Kg7 Bh6+ ]

c)
Gaprindashvili vs Nina Hoiberg, Kuala Lumpur, 1990
2Rbb1k1/Q1n1q3/p2p1r2/P1pPnp2/2P1pNp1/2B1P3/4BPP1/3N2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qb8 ]

d)
White Mates in 2. Gaprindashvili vs Eliska Richtrova, Wuppertal, 1990
1r3rk1/1pnnq1bR/p1pp2B1/P2P1p2/1PP1pP2/2B3P1/5PK1/2Q4R w - - 0 1
[ Rh8+ ]

e)
Gaprindashvili vs Zurab Sturua, Tbilisi, 1991
1rb2rk1/pp1p1ppp/q1nP4/P1p5/2N5/2Q1P1P1/5PBP/R2R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bf1 b5 axb6 Qb7 Rdb1 a6 Bg2 Qa8 Ne5 ]



Gaprindashvili Puzzles, Part IV. White to move and win.
a)
Gaprindashvili vs Maia Chiburdanidze, Shanghai, 1992
3R2nk/5ppp/p2n4/1p3B2/1P1B1q2/P5N1/6PP/7K w - - 0 1
[ Bxg7+ w/Nh5+ ]

b)
Gaprindashvili vs Milutin Kostic, Tivat, 1995
8/p3rPk1/5nqp/2pQp3/1p2P2P/6N1/PP4K1/5R2 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf6 ]

c)
Gaprindashvili vs Galina Trosic, Tivat, 1995
4r1kb/3nrp1p/bpp5/p4PPN/P4P2/1Pp3RP/2P2KB1/3R4 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ if Kf8 Nxd7+ ]

d)
Gaprindashvili vs Marina Lazic, Vrnjacka Banja, 1996
k3r3/p1qb1pb1/3n2p1/2p1n2p/Q1PpPN2/P2P1NP1/3B2BP/1R4K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 if Qd8 Ba5 or if Qb7 Qc2 Qc6 Ba5 ]


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