Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Zviad Izoria.
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 4.
Zviad Izoria vs Pridon Kalagashvili, Tbilisi, 2001
1rbqnk2/1p1nr1b1/p2p1N2/2pPppP1/P1P5/2N1B3/1P1KBP1Q/R6R w - - 1 0
[ Qh8+ Bxh8 Rxh8+ Kf7 Bh5+ Kg7 Rg8# ]

b)
White mates in 4.
Zviad Izoria vs Pedram Atoofi, Mesa, 2009
r6k/1pq1Q2p/n2p2p1/p2B1pNn/P1PP4/1P4P1/3B1P1P/6K1 w - - 1 0
[ Nf7+ if Kg8 Nd8+ or if Kg7 Bh6+ ]

c)
White mates in 4.
Zviad Izoria vs Michael Mulyar, Philadelphia, 2013
4r2R/r3kp2/1b1p2R1/2pB4/4Pq2/7Q/1P3P1P/7K w - - 1 0
[ Re6+ if fxe6 Qxe6+ or if Kd7 Rexe8+ ]

d)
White mates in 2.
Zviad Izoria vs Thomas Bartell, Internet, 2013
8/q2r1p1k/1p1Pn1pp/2rRQ3/p7/P2B1PP1/5PK1/7R w - - 1 0
[ Rxh6+ if Kxh6 Qh8# ]



Zviad Izoria Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
e)
Artur Chibukhchian vs Zviad Izoria, Batumi, 2001
6k1/pB3p1p/6p1/8/1R1q1n1P/P4PQ1/2rr2P1/6RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxg1+ Kxg1 Ne2+ ]

a)
Black mates in 2.
Diego Herman vs Zviad Izoria, Internet, 2003
k2Br3/pp5p/8/8/5Q2/KPq1nb2/P6P/R7 b - - 0 1
[ ...Nc2+ Ka4 Bc6# ]

b)
Black mates in 5.
Alexander Chua vs Zviad Izoria, Parsippany, 2007
4r1k1/p2b1p2/1p6/3P4/P1PB1q2/2Q3p1/6R1/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qxd4+ if Qxd4 Re1# or if Kh1 Qd1+ Rg1 Qh5+ ]

c)
Black mates in 3.
Bruce Leverett vs Zviad Izoria, Parsippany, 2008
6k1/pp6/3p4/2pP4/2Pb4/1B4p1/P3r1P1/5R1K b - - 0 1
[ ...Re4 if Rf2 Re1+ ]


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