Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Rusudan Goletiani.
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)
Black Mates in 5. Farida Arouche vs Goletiani, Duisburg, 1992
7k/pp5p/3p3Q/2p3P1/2P1q1P1/6K1/PP2rR2/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qe3+ Rf3 Qg1+ Kf4 Re4+ ]

b)
Black to move and win. M Leclare vs Goletiani, Duis burg, 1992
2rq1rk1/1b2bppp/p1nppn2/8/Np2P1PP/1N1QBB2/PPP2P2/2KR3R b - - 0 1
[ ...Ne5 Qe2 Nxf3 if g5 Nxe4 ]

c)
Goletiani vs Leticia Sepulveda, Bratislava, 1993
r1b1r1k1/1ppp1ppp/pn3qn1/8/8/1BN1B3/PPP2PPP/R2QR1K1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxb6 Rxe1+ Qxe1 if cxb6 Qe8+ Nf8 Nd5 ]

d)
White Mates in 5. Goletiani vs Frank Hoppe, Berlin, 1995
5r1k/r1q4p/p4bQ1/1pP1pNp1/1P2P3/PB1p3R/5KP1/7R w - - 0 1
[ Bg8 ]

e)
Goletiani vs Alda Carvalho, Medellin, 1996
3qrnk1/p1b2Rpp/1p2p3/2p1P1N1/2PpQ1P1/1P1P4/P6P/2B3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Rxf8+ Kxf8 Qf3+ Kg8 Qf7+ Kh8 Qh5 if Kg8 Qxh7+ mates ]



Goletiani Puzzles, Part II. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Goletiani vs Darja Kaps, Marina d'Or, 1998
8/5q1k/2pQrP1p/8/2p5/7P/6P1/5R1K w - - 0 1
[ Qxe6 ]

b)
Goletiani vs Tamar Balkhamishvili, Tbilisi, 1998
5rk1/1p1R1p1p/1qp3r1/5p2/1PP5/2Q1P3/5PP1/3R2K1 w - - 0 1
[ c5 if Qa7 or Qb5 Rd8 ]

c)
White Mates in 8. Goletiani vs Eglantina Shabanaj, Patras, 1999
2qrr3/p4p1k/2pPn2B/Np5P/1P2P3/2QN1b2/P4K2/6R1 w - - 0 1
[ Rg7+ if Kh8 Rxf7+ or if Kxh6 Qf6+ ]

d)
Black to move and win. Sopiko Khukhashvili vs Goletiani, Yerevan, 1999
4r3/6Bk/p2p2p1/2n5/P7/2N2q2/1P4RP/1Q5K b - - 0 1
[ ...Nd3 ]

e)
White Mates in 4. Goletiani vs Nonna Sahakian, Yerevan, 1999
4Q3/1b5r/1p1kp3/5p1r/3p1nq1/P4NP1/1P3PB1/2R3K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qf8+ Re7 Qb8+ ]

Goletiani Puzzles, Part III. White to move and win except where noted.
a)
Goletiani vs Robert Olsen, Philadelphia, 2000
3rn1k1/p6p/1p2p1p1/4Np2/Q4P2/1P2P2P/P2q2PK/2R5 w - - 0 1
[ Qxa7 ]

b)
Goletiani vs Colin Stapczynski, Los Angeles, 2003
r1bq1r1k/p3npbp/1pn2Np1/2p1p1B1/8/2PP2P1/PP2QPBP/RN3RK1 w - - 0 1
[ Bxc6 Nxc6 Nxh7 ]

c)
Goletiani vs Thomas Braunlich, Connecticut, 2004
6k1/1p1R3p/rBn3p1/3N1p2/1b6/6P1/5PKP/8 w - - 0 1
[ Be3 if Ne5 Rd8+ ]

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