Here are some chess puzzles from the games of Lela Javakhishvili.
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 3. Irina Petrovich vs Javakhishvili, Cala Galdana, 1996
2k5/p5r1/PpN1p3/1P1q1p1p/4n3/6rP/4QPP1/2R3RK b - - 0 1
[ ...Nxf2+ ]

b)
Javakhishvili vs Miranda Khorava, Tbilisi, 1999
6rk/6p1/2p5/p1Pp4/1p1P4/1P1QR1n1/P1B3rq/1K2R3 w - - 0 1
[ Rxg3 ]

c)
Black Mates in 4. Natia Janjgava vs Javakhishvili, Tbilisi, 2001
3R4/Q4p1k/2q2Pp1/1p5p/1Pr2b2/P3p3/1B5P/6K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bxh2+ Kxh2 Rh4+ ]

d)
Javakhishvili vs Grigol Maglaperidze, Tbilisi, 2001
r1b3k1/1pq2r1p/p1n2bp1/3B4/4Q3/8/PP3PPP/R1BR2K1 w - - 0 1
[ Qe8+ Kg7 Bxf7 if Qxf7 Bh6+ ]

e)
Black to move and win. Megi Esebua vs Javakhishvili, Baku, 2002
8/pp2bk2/5p2/2Nb1p2/3P1B1r/P3K1RP/1P6/8 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rxf4 ]

f)
Black to move and win. Alexandra Stiri vs Javakhishvili, Rethymnon, 2003
r1b2rk1/2qp3p/p1pbpp1Q/6p1/2PNPn2/1P6/PB1N1PPP/3R1RK1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Rf7 w/...Bf8 ]



Lela Javakhishvili Puzzles, Part II.
The color disk on the diagram indicates who moves first.
a)
Black mates in 4.
Yixin Ding vs Lela Javakhishvili, Batumi, 6/2/2012
6k1/1p3pp1/6p1/P7/4P1P1/4bQ2/2rq3P/R4K1R b - - 0 1
[ ...Qd3+ Ke1 Qc3+ ]

b)
Black mates in 7.
Marina Romanko-Guseva vs Lela Javakhishvili, Belgrade, 8/3/2013
2r3rk/pb3p1p/1p6/4q3/3R4/P5P1/1P2NpBP/3Q3K b - - 0 1
[ ...Rc1 Qxc1 Qxe2 Re4 Qxe4 ]

c)
Irina Chelushkina vs Lela Javakhishvili, Rhodes, 10/24/2013
r1qb2k1/5p1p/1pp3pQ/p2p2P1/P7/2PP1BPP/1P6/R5K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Qf5 if Be2 Bxg5 ]

d)
Lela Javakhishvili vs Yerazik Khachatourian, Caleta, 1/28/2014
4nrk1/1pq3bp/2pp2p1/3PpbB1/1PP5/2Nn3P/3NBPP1/Q4RK1 w - - 1 0
[ g4 if h6 Be3 or if Nf4 Bxf4 ]

e)
Lela Javakhishvili vs Ali Ekber Dogan, Konya, 6/24/2014
1r4k1/5p1p/1P1p1bp1/2nBp3/r3P1P1/4B2P/2n1NP2/1R1R1K2 w - - 1 0
[ Bxc5 dxc5 Bb3 ]

f)
Tatiana Melamed vs Lela Javakhishvili, Tromsoe, 8/14/2014
r1b1r1k1/pp3p1p/3b2p1/q2PB1Q1/8/3B4/P4PPP/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1
[ ...Bf5 Bxf5 Bxe5 Rab1 Bf4 ]

Georgian GMs
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