Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Tamaz Gelashvili.
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 6. Gelashvili vs Sopio NIkoladze, Prague, 1994
5b1k/1bq2pn1/pp1p1Np1/4rN1p/2p1P1Q1/2Pp3R/PP3PPP/R5K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qg5 Nxf5 Rxh5+ Bh6 Rxh6+ ]

b)
Gelashvili vs Ales Drinovec, Chania, 1998
1k3b1r/p6p/2p5/2p2pN1/5P2/1P6/P1r3PP/3R1RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Rd8+ w/Ne6 ]



c) White Mates in 3. Gelashvili vs Jan Sorensen, Korinthos, 1998
2r3r1/7p/b3P2k/p1bp1p1B/P2N1P2/1P4Q1/2P4P/7K w - - 0 1

d)
Gelashvili vs Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, Poros, 1998
2r2k2/4q1b1/4br2/4p1RQ/pN1pP3/P2P2K1/3B4/7R w - - 0 1
[ Nd5 w/Bb4 ]

e)
Gelashvili vs Uwe Kuebler, Bad Wiessee, 1999
3r1rk1/p2p2pp/1p1np2q/2p1N3/P4P1n/1PPB4/3PQ1PP/R4RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Ng4 ]



Gelashvili Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
White Mates in 5. Gelashvili vs Antonis Antoniou, Chania, 1999
5k2/3R2p1/1ppNPpp1/r2n4/6P1/P6P/5P2/6K1 w - - 0 1
[ e7+ Kg8 e8/Q+ Kh7 Rd8 Kh6 Nf7+ ]

b)
Gelashvili vs Akaki Shalamberidze, Batumi, 2001
8/pp5k/4q1rp/2ppPQ1N/7b/1P6/1PP3P1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Nf6+ ]



c) White Mates in 3. Gelashvili vs Panayiotis Kakogiannis, Korinthos, 2001
rq2kb1r/1p1n1pp1/p3p1b1/1B1pP1Bp/NP1P3P/P7/5PP1/2RQK2R w - - 0 1

d)
Gelashvili vs Umut Atakisi, Ankara, 2002
rq6/2Q5/4pRpk/1p1bp2p/3p4/P2P4/1P4PP/3B2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qc1+ w/Qg5 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Gelashvili vs Yakup Bayram, Ankara, 2002
8/2Q5/8/8/3r4/4Q3/5PK1/q2k4 w - - 0 1
[ Qb3+ Ke1 Qe7+ Re4 Qxe4+ ]

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